Invite yourself to the Touraine, at the very heart of the Loire Valley. Glide past shimmering white châteaux with equally alluring names: Chenonceau, Chambord, Chinon, Villandry, Amboise, Azay-le-Rideau. Then each night wrap yourself in elegance, staying in manoir houses, country estates and privately-owned châteaux. This is the stuff of fairy tales, and self-guided cycling takes […]
Celebrating the region’s wholesome fare, from coq au vin to tarte au citron. Burgundy, best known for its honest country cooking and world famous wines, is also the birthplace of many of the world’s greatest chefs. Francesco Ricchi, of Cesco, shows us all the rich and earthy cuisine Burgundy has to offer.
The many scenic glacial lakes sprinkled throughout this area, sometimes called the “Little Finland of Italy”, draw walkers and sightseers from around the world. Our tour combines walking along some of the smallest lakes in the locale with walks above the largest, and some say, the most beautiful lake in Italy, Lago di Garda.
With 300 days of sunshine per year, fertile soil, fragrant herbs, a fascinating history and unusual clear light Provence extends an invitation to our senses! France offers many special “Grande Randonnée” footpaths for gentle walking and we are fortunate to find some here in Provence.
Exmoor may be the smallest of England’s National Parks, but its marvellous diversity of landscape makes it the equal of any other part of the British Isles. Straddling both West Somerset and North Devon, Exmoor encompasses the best that the West Country has to offer.