Walks

THE VIA FRANCIGENA is one of the most interesting walks in Europe. This walk takes you along one of the historic and longest pilgrimage paths. The Way begins in Canterbury and makes its way to Dover. A ferry to Calais, and then across France to Switzerland. Then down to Lake Leman and along the Rhone Valley, up over the Alps and down to the Italian peninsula, before arriving in Rome.

THE LE PUY TO CONQUES WALK is one of the best loved walks in France. This walk takes you over mountain ranges and valleys including the Auvergne plateau and the Lot River valley. From marvellous Le Puy-en-Velay with its Black Madonna, Sauges with its wooden sculptures, Espalion and Estaing with their bridges we arrive in Conques with its Abbey church and dedication to St. Foy.

TASMANIA is one of the most fascinating islands on earth, richly endowed with a variety of wilderness and pastoral landscapes, a sobering climate and a personal history to match. Its wilderness now attracts walkers from all over the world. If you enjoy Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian architecture, good food, great natural scenery and tales of the old colonial days, then this island will delight you.

THE OFFA’S DYKE WALK takes you along the ancient Anglo-Welsh border. The track begins in Chepstow, passes through scenery of beauty and variety, the Black Mountains and from the rolling hills and secluded valleys of mid-Wales to the heather-clad Clwydian Hills. Along the way it visits historic border towns and attractive villages including Monmouth, Hay-on-Wye, Knighton and Montgomery.

LEON – SANTIAGO: This section of the Santiago pilgrimage (also known as the Camino) begins in the historic city of Léon and covers a total distance of 300km to Santiago de Compostela, a classic medieval city with its cathedral as its focus. Along the way you will stay in old towns and villages, cross Roman bridges and climb up to O Cebreiro, a Celt-Iberian village which honours a miracle associated with the Virgin.

CHILE’S TORRES DEL PAINE ‘W’ CIRCUIT WALK is one of the best known walks in Chilean Patagonia. This walk takes you through some of Patagonia’s finest wilderness areas. the walk is 58 km long and makes the Patagonian wilderness accessible to the average walker. The scenery: icebergs, glaciers, towering mountains and the famous Torres del Paine (Towers of Paine) make this a wonderful walking holiday.

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