Cycling and walking holidays have become increasingly popular amongst wine lovers, and we have introduced a range of active breaks to combine healthy living and a spot of indulgence for our customers. Our active breaks allow you to explore the beautiful countryside of your preferred region and taste the local wines and gastronomy with hassle-free arrangements such as luggage transfers from hotel to hotel when required.
Our standard Grape Escapes walking tours have been designed with itineraries that are not too challenging and will generally be between 8 and 10km each day. Whilst walking boots may be preferred the routes will normally not require any specialist equipment and a good pair of sturdy shoes will do the job! You will receive full address details as well as a link to a map so that you can use your phones GPS to guide you along the way. Should you require any additional maps or information this can certainly be provided at a small additional charge. We will often arrange a taxi to take you to the start of your walking route and will usually collect you after your final winery visit.
As part of the standard Grape Escapes cycling service, we will organise the bike hire (with delivery to your hotel if required) and will book winery tours within a low to medium level range. We will then provide you with the addresses of each visit, and a link to a European cycling route planner, and you can plan your own specific routes. Our standard level of service does not include the provision of exact routes and printed maps, however if you would like us to plan your route in detail and provide printed maps, an additional charge will apply. Alternatively, some guests prefer to have a cycling or hiking guide accompany them throughout the tour, and this can be arranged for an additional fee– just let us know when we are planning your trip that you wish to be accompanied by a local guide!