February 8, 2016 | On Foot Holidays
The self-guided short breaks have been designed to feature all the charm and authenticity of On Foot Holidays’ longer routes, while still providing three full days to walk through wonderfully unspoilt countryside. As ever, accommodation consists of handpicked, welcoming farmhouses and small hotels, most of which offer hearty local dishes in the evening – perfect after a long day’s hiking.
Walkers will receive a personalised walker’s pack and information booklets, along with relevant itineraries or timetables. In essence, this is the beguiling On Foot experience, as enjoyed on a standard length holiday, but condensed into a shorter package.
Itineraries of different lengths for nearly all of On Foot’s walks can be found on the route pages of its website. Each page lists all of the possible options for that walk and, as well as short breaks, longer itineraries are also an option. The aim is to be as flexible as possible, with trips tailored to suit individual requirements.
On Foot Holidays’ 25 routes span Europe and include: Alpes Maritimes, Amalfi Coast, Andalucia, Austria, Bohemia, Bulgaria, the Basque Country, Rhine Castles, Catalonia – La Garrotxa, Catalonia – Priorat, Chamonix, Côtes du Rhone, the Dolomites, Dubrovnik, Vikos Gorge, Istria, Liguria, Lycian Way, Mallorca, Portugal, Slovenia, Sabine Hills, South West England, Tuscany and Umbria.
Each and every one of On Foot’s walks has been designed by a Route Adviser – a person who lives locally and has painstakingly developed an itinerary through varied countryside, packing in as much culture as possible en route and seeking out the most welcoming small hotels, farmhouses and village rooms. There is usually a strong emphasis on good food and wine after a day’s walking, and luggage is transferred between each overnight stop. Every trip has been tested by Director, Simon Scutt, and at least one other member of his team. Flights are excluded.
Short breaks cost from just £380 pp (two sharing) for the Bohemia (Czech Republic) route, including four nights’ B&B, luggage transfers, full route information pack and local support.
For further information, for expert advice from someone who’s walked the route, and to book the length of trip that most appeals, call On Foot Holidays on 01722 322 652 (www.onfootholidays.co.uk).