Premier active and luxury travel company Butterfield & Robinson has announced eight new trips for 2018, with walking and cycling itineraries throughout a range of exciting and exotic destinations.
Starting in Southern Transylvania, this six-day cycling itinerary explores a number of natural and architectural wonders, including historic villages and UNESCO World Heritage fortified churches, castles, and medieval cities. Throughout their journey of one of Europe’s deepest historical and cultural lanscapes, travellers will experience the cuisine and craftsmanship from centuries past.
Cotswolds Self-Guided Walking
Those who believe the best way to experience a destination is by walking it will love this six-day, self-guided walking adventure through colourful meadows, ancient woodland and stately gardens along five Costwolds counties. Ripe with local produce, cheese, meats and ales, this trip is for also explorers who seek superb accommodations, top restaurants and enjoy going at their own pace.
Berlin to Prague Biking
This six-day cycling adventure ventures from bustling Berlin to the historic UNESCO World Heritage site of Dresden, trekking through the beautiful countryside of Swiss Saxony and along the Elbe and Vltava River Valleys, before concluding with a feast amongst the gothic beauty of Prague.
This colourful cultural experience through the legendary land of tulips and windmills starts with a tulip farm tour and traditional lunch in a private tower before wandering among windmills. Walk endless towpaths, polders and dykes that dot this picturesque coast, explore the Wassenaar woodland, visit Leiden, the birthplace of Rembrandt, and indulge in the region’s gastronomical delicacies such as oysters, traditional pancakes, cheeses and even Michelin-starred dining.
South Africa Biking
This seven-day cycling tour combines unforgettable trails and fabulous food and wine to truly capture the essence of South Africa. From the tops of Table Mountain to the dunes of Walker Bay, cycle through leafy suburbs and historic wine farms from Cape Town and back. Following a visit to the Grootbos Nature Reserve, travellers will stay at the beautiful 250-acre working farm, Babylonstoren.
Basque Country Walking
From mountains to ocean with indulgent stops along the way, this six-day hiking tour is truly rewarding. Beginning deep in the heart of French Basque Country, hikers will reach altitudes over 700 feet in the Pyrenean summits and surrounding mountain villages, enjoying exquisite dining before reaching Spain and settling in San Sebastian, which boasts the most Michelin star-rated restaurants per capita.
Marking a return to the vibrant Rajasthan region, this seven-day tour is a treat for senses with sights, smells and sounds. From the bustling streets of New Delhi, to the rural lands of Rajasthan this journey is rich with authentic, immersive experiences, taking the traveller on a multi-sensory experience through ancient alleyways, rugged countryside and opulent forts and palaces, including a private tour of the incredible Mehrangarh Fort.
Rhine River Cruise Biking
In partnership with Uniworld Boutique River Cruise, this eight-day cruising and cycling adventure takes place along one of the world’s most famous waterways. Experience the history, culture, cuisine and natural beauty of Switzerland, France, Germany and Holland as you cycle and cruise along 1,000 kilometres of river.
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