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Walking breaks

Annabelle's verdict:

The ideal way to get to know the richly diverse landscapes of Europe and the UK is on two feet. Travelling from the mountains to the sea, you'll pass through medieval hill towns, vineyards, forests and fishing villages. Each evening your luggage will be waiting at your hotel, so you can unwind over a delicious meal featuring regional food and wine.

Recommended tour operator: Inntravel

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Inntravel says

On our self-guided short break walking holidays, there are no fixed itineraries, no groups to hold you back and no luggage to weigh you down. They are all about spending a few days engaged in gentle activity as you walk at your own pace while your luggage is transported ahead to your next welcoming hotel.

The choice is varied and wide ranging, including a delightful routes exploring Lisbon, the Catalan coast and Provence, for example.

We offer a choice of walking breaks in the UK too in such beautiful hotspots as Suffolk and Northumberland – there’s even a gastronomic walking break in North Yorkshire.

Wherever you choose, there is plenty of time to pause and explore your surroundings and to enjoy a leisurely picnic beneath a shady tree well away from the crowds.

You explore armed with our holiday notes containing a wealth of background information, as well as important details, such as where you will find our recommended restaurants, an historic site, an authentic village or a little-known, but excellent, wine-tasting opportunity.

Above all, these rewarding short break holidays will leave you feeling refreshed and revitalised, with the pressures of everyday life long forgotten and with longer-lasting memories to bring home.

Find out more about Inntravel’s selection of four-night walking holidays in the UK and Europe.

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