Europe’s 10 Best Value Active Trips

Even if you’re on a budget you can still stay active and challenge – and treat - yourself to an exciting walking or cycling trip on Europe’s most celebrated tracks and trails in countries like France, Italy & Spain.

With a long list of inclusions plus unrivalled views of Europe's most iconic and spectacular locations - and an even more attractive price - here's our 10 Best Value Active Trips for 2016.

Cinque Terre, Italy

Walkers will enjoy exploring the hills above the Cinque TerreWalkers will enjoy exploring the hills above the Cinque Terre The colourful Cinque Terre villages are one of Europe's best value destinations for active travellers Everyone falls in love at first sight with the five fishing villages that colourfully dot Italy’s Ligurian coastline. From your base in the quieter hill top village of Corniglia you can explore the Cinque Terre at your own pace. Cinque Terre - view prices & inclusions

Lake Como, Italy

Lake Como is best experienced slowly, on footLake Como is best experienced slowly, on foot If you’re looking to appreciate the natural beauty of Lake Como away from the glitz & glamour, get out onto the way marked trails to view the forested valleys, mountain vistas and famous lake views. Returning to the same base each day makes this trip ideal for families. Lake Como walk - view prices & inclusions

Rhine River & Castles, Germany

Europe's best walks for 2016: Visit the castles of the Middle Rhine in Germany on footEurope's best walks for 2016: Visit the castles of the Middle Rhine in Germany on foot Germany is looking like one of the trending destinations for 2016. A walk along one of the most scenic as well as historically & culturally rich sections of its most famous river is a great introduction to the country. Rhine River & Castles Walk - view prices and inclusions

A Taste of the Wicklow Way Trail, Ireland

Looking down on Glendalough along the Wicklow WayLooking down on Glendalough along the Wicklow Way Ireland never goes out of flavour. For the greenest part of the Emerald Isle take a stroll through the patchwork landscapes along its famous Wicklow Way near Dublin. A Taste of the Wicklow Way - view price and inclusions

Austrian Lakes District, Austria

Hallstatt - It doesn't get much more magical than in the SalzkammergutHallstatt - It doesn't get much more magical than in the Salzkammergut When you think of stereotypical alpine landscapes in the Alps, you are more than likely picturing a scene from the Austrian Lakes District. This self guided exploration of the UNESCO World Heritage listed Salzkammergut region will suit more keen hikers. Austrian Lakes Walk - view price and inclusions

Tulip Time in Holland

Exploring the flat landscapes of Holland by bike is also a great family holiday ideaExploring the flat landscapes of Holland by bike is also a great family holiday idea If you are flexible with your time, and eyeing off a trip to Holland this year, make it happen during the blooming bulb season in April and May. Amsterdam, the Keukenhof, tales of Rembrandt and Dutch cheese, the tulip display is only one of the many highlights on this bike & barge trip. Tulip Tour - view prices and inclusions

The Picos de Europa, Spain

The Picos de Europa offers walkers rugged & wild mountain sceneryThe Picos de Europa offers walkers rugged & wild mountain scenery This Picos de Europa is one of those instantly impressive mountain ranges. It’s rich in wildlife, authentic local villages, rugged landscapes and has a distinct mountain features that gives it its own character. One of Europe’s best value treks. Walking in the Picos de Europa - view price and inclusions

Alsace, France

Walking from village to pretty village in Alsace's wine regionWalking from village to pretty village in Alsace's wine region Explore one of the most delightful regions of France, boasting wine tastings, charming fairy tale-esque medieval villages, classic vineyard landscapes and a German-French inspired culinary scene. Alsace Walk - view price & inclusions

Lake Constance, Germany, Switzerland and Austria

Cycle Lake ConstanceCycle Lake Constance: The Alps are a constant backdrop Cycle right around the lake, through three countries,in three days. A circumnavigation of Europe’s third largest lake is a great challenge however if your partner is not as keen as you perhaps an electric bike, providing added ‘boost’, can persuade them to join you. Lake Constance by Bike - view price and inclusions

The Way of St James – Le Puy to Aumont, France

The beautiful town of Le Puy en Velay is the start point of stage 1 on the Way of St James in FranceThe beautiful town of Le Puy en Velay is the start point of stage 1 on the Way of St James in France The French Way of St James pilgrimage trail takes pilgrims from Le Puy en Velay to the Pyrenees at St Jean Pied de Port. Stage one, from Le Puy across the volcanic highlands in the Haute-Loire region, is one of the best short walks in France. The Way of St James: Le Puy to Aumont - view price and inclusions
Austria, France, Germany, Holland, Ireland, Switzerland

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