Prefer vegetarian or vegan meals on holiday?

March 5, 2019 | On Foot Holidays



On Foot Holidays now offers authentic local delicacies – suited to all dietary requirements – across a number of trips in Italy, Greece and Turkey… with more to follow.

With a sharp increase in requests for vegetarian or vegan meals on its walking holidays over the last few years, On Foot Holidays now offers several tours that fit the veggie/vegan bill, ensuring that all customers enjoy the ultimate foodie experience whilst on an On Foot Holiday.

Simon Scutt, Director of On Foot Holidays, said: “The dishes on offer for vegan travellers can sometimes be uninspiring and repetitive. We don’t want any of our walkers to miss out on the wonderful variety of regional cuisines in Europe that make a holiday so enjoyable – and good food is of course a keen requirement for hungry walkers! Our local contact in the Ligurian Hills led the way by improving the options for vegan walkers in his corner of Italy, and we have followed this up with two other routes, in Greece and Turkey, which already feature very good vegetarian cooking. We’ll keep working on it elsewhere!”

In addition to the tours listed below, many On Foot walks are already well-served with a variety of delicious vegetarian options, with others happy to adapt so that all guests can appreciate local culinary delights, no matter their dietary requirements.

Ligurian Hills, Italy

With highlights including the charming countryside of the Oltrepo Pavese (also known as “Little Tuscany”), and seeing splendid vistas of the Mediterranean Sea, this eight-night trip is suitable for seasoned walkers seeking untapped Italy. Follow an old salt route as it laces through Po Valley vineyards before ascending the Ligurian Hills, with breath-taking and unforgettable views, then descending down to the scenic fishing port of Camogli.

*This trip costs from £1,085 pp (two sharing), including eight nights’ B&B accommodation, some meals (five evening meals and six picnic lunches), all luggage transfers, transfers to the start of the walk, full Walker’s Pack with route directions, maps and background information plus local telephone support.

The island of Andros, Greece

This self-guided trip offers a choice of diverse walks across Andros, from hikes through lush green hills and valleys, to ambles via pretty villages. Discover the Monastery of Panachradou, the 22 ruined watermills of the Dipomata Gorge and the picturesque streets of the old Venetian capital, Chora, as well as walking across the island in a day on kalderimi (old donkey paths turned into walking routes).

*This trip costs from £600 pp (two sharing), including five nights’ B&B accommodation, some meals (four packed lunches), return transfers between Gavrio and Chora, full Walker’s Pack with route directions, maps and background information plus local telephone support.

Lycia – Mountain and Sea, Turkey

Ideal for seasoned walkers, this route along the ancient paths of the Lycian Way follows in the footsteps of Alexander the Great and includes ever-changing scenery from mountain to sea. Hike from the pine-clad mountains at Ovacik to the sparkling blue sea, enjoy the remarkable ruins of the ancient city of Olympos, take in the true Chimaera – a natural eruption of eternal flame – before a thrilling final walk to Kilidonya Lighthouse.

*This trip costs from £745 pp (two sharing), including six nights’ B&B accommodation, some meals (four picnics and five evening meals), transfer from Melanippe Beach to Adrasan, taxi from/to airport, luggage transfers, full Walker’s Pack with route directions, maps and background information plus local telephone support.

Walking specialist On Foot Holidays offers self-guided, lesser-trodden trips and unusual takes on classic destinations throughout Europe, as well as an authentic local experience with excellent food and wine. Detailed maps and instructions are provided for all routes. Local back-up assistance is available when required. *Flights/travel to destinations are excluded.

Notes to editors: On Foot Holidays features self-guided walking holidays in Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey and the UK. All walks have been tested by On Foot’s Director, Simon Scutt, and at least one other member of his team.

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