Walking Costabrava is excited to bring you this stunning hiking trip of Spain's eastern shores, along the magnificent Costa Brava.
Just one hour north of the vibrant city of Barcelona, the Costa Brava captures the essence of the Mediterranean coastline without the masses of visitors. Its name means ‘rugged coast’, and it is indeed just that: hidden coves with white sand, plunging cliffs, crystalline waters, pine trees, and charming fishing villages. Be prepared to work hard for your vistas but the reward is more than worth the effort!
Walk, breathe, feel, and experience the nature and history of our trail, dotted with castles, lighthouses and fishermen’s huts. Bring out the art lover in you and immerse in Salvador Dali’s eclectic and surreal world. Kick back at the end of each day‘s walk and enjoy our handpicked rural/boutique
hotels and inns situated in unique surroundings and not forgetting, of course, that the Costa Brava is a food lover’s paradise. Come, let us tantalize all your senses…
This hiking trip of Spain will offer you the opportunity to explore, on foot, the century-old culture, rural lifestyles and tempting culinary delights. It is a unique adventure of “undiscovered” gems. Bring your sense of adventure to this trip of a lifetime.
Join author Dr Margaretha Montagu and indulge on a cultural wellness retreat France to indulge your senses - French Cultural Immersion & Camino de Santiago Walking Tour.
Have you always dreamt of living in a French farmhouse, surrounded by sunflower fields, of going to the weekly fresh food market to buy crusty French bread, succulent sun-ripened tomatoes and creamy, fragrant French cheese, of sitting down at a little table at a sidewalk café, sipping a petit crème and just watching the world go by? Now you can escape to the unspoiled and largely undiscovered southwest of France to an authentic, much-loved French farmhouse for 8 days of blissful contemplation of a completely different lifestyle.
Indulge your senses by visiting a bustling fresh food market, a kaleidoscope of sights, sounds and irresistible aromas, an intriguing antique shop, full of forgotten treasures, a world-famous annual music festival and flea market, by attending a sacred bread-baking ceremony, a yoga nidra practice while gazing at a million stars, an ancient connecting fire ceremony, by walking part of the unforgettable and life-changing Camino de Santiago de Compostela and discovering how to do walking meditation, by basking in the breathtaking beauty of a sunrise over the Pyrenées mountains, and by meeting some of the region's generous and gregarious women who will welcome you with open arms and open hearts, to Gascony, aka French Tuscany. During this wellness retreat, you will find out how you can use your senses to dramatically enrich your life, based on the age-old concepts that people here in the southwest of France have applied for centuries and that have given them some of the longest and most laid-back life spans in Europe.
Margaretha is the author of the Fabriqué en France book series, including Self-Confidence Made Simple - discover the secrets of 12 supremely self-confident French women. At the end of this wellness retreat, you will feel intensely alive, profoundly rested, serenely contented, positively radiant, intangibly irresistible, irrepressibly energetic, bien dans votre peau… and at least ten years younger, much like those enviable French women who manage to age so elegantly, despite eating and drinking to their hearts’ content, and live happy and healthy lives well into their nineties.
Get to know a beautiful country and its trailblazing women.
Intrepid Travel's new Women's Expedition to Pakistan offers mature solo travelers a rare opportunity to travel thorough this country with a local female leader.
On this women's trip to Pakistan, you will experince life from the perspective of local women. See the communities and landscapes associated with the hallowed Karakoram and Hindu Kush mountains and meet pioneering women working on female empowerment projects throughout the region. Trek to alpine lakes, ancient glaciers and the remnants of ruined empires, then witness the evolution of modern Pakistan in the country’s capital of Islamabad.
Highlights of this adventure include:
Attending a unique, female-only salon, owned by a local women and operated out of her home in Gulmit, a town that has existed for hundreds of years and is surrounded by mountains and glaciers.
Spending time with the inspiring women working to empower their communities through local projects including carpet-weaving, cooking classes and cafes.
Immersing yourself in remote mountain villages while staying overnight and sharing food and stories with a local family.
From cooking classes to village homestays, this women’s trip Pakistan will have you sharing more than just photographs.
Walking Women brings you another magical, wild, womens safari adventure in partnership with Luna Safari, a local company run by a dynamic British woman and her Tanzanian husband, and winners of the Tripadvisor Travellers Choice Award 2022.
On this 8-night/9-day womens safari you will travel across Tanzania, one of Africa’s very special places, led by husband & wife team Michaela and Khalfani. They have picked their favorite accommodations to provide a touch of luxury in contrast to the rustic charm of Africa.
In addition to witnessing the world's most majestic of animals in Big Five country, you will also experience an ancient and rich cultural journey.
You will visit a children’s project that is directly supported by your travel. Luna Safari work with five schools and sponsor a number of girls so that they have a chance of a good education.
You will spend time in a Maasai village learning about their culture.
You will have a walking tour of Arusha Town which includes a visit to the vibrant central market and the Maasai market. These experiences give you a true taste of Africa.
Walking Women rate this tour a "1" on the difficulty scale, making it a great safari option for women with moderate or lesser mobility concerns. Activity on the trip will be mostly limited to gentle walking and jeep travel (to see the wildlife).
Ring in the Spring alongside WalkingWomen on this popular Turkey cruise on the Mediterranean Sea in the warmth of the Turkish sun. Long-time WalkingWomen partners - the highly experienced Anne Bektas and Captain Adil - helm this experience. It is filled with lovely hidden hikes, plenty of opportunities for swimming, and traditional Turkish food to nourish the body and soul after days full of activities.
Several beautiful hikes await on this Turkey cruise adventure, which blends the luxury of yachting with the experience of traversing a new landscape on foot. Before the adventure begins, you can fit in a traditional Turkish Bath. Afterwards, walk the ruins of a Byzantine church, explore an ancient Roman Village, hike from the ruins of Cleopatra's Bath along the area's dramatic coastline, and explore the ancient city of Tlos and the abandoned village of Kayakoy.
This trek has earned a WalkingWoman score of 2 goats, as it follows rocky goat trails with steep sections throughout the path. The hikes in this itinerary can vary between 4km and 10km and take two to four and a half hours to complete when walking comfortably, therefore, the team recommends participants have a reasonable level of fitness to participate. Women with moderate mobility concerns may want to sit this out, however, adventurers seeking a slower pace may skip out on the more challenging treks in favor of a day off to sun themselves on board the yacht.
With only seven cabins available, this is a small-group trip. However, WalkingWomen will gift a £100 discount to anyone who refers a friend to book a cabin.
WalkingWomen is happy to introduce more Scotland walks, offering guests a chance to explore the fantastic Scottish landscape and experience Scotland's authentic Celtic charm, including this walk in the stunning Cairngorms, with evenings spent relaxing in the bustling local town of Aviemore.
The Cairngorms are the largest national park in the UK and are home to 4 of the five highest mountains in the British Isles and the most extensive Caledonian forests. This beautiful landscape offers more high-level mountain ground than elsewhere in Britain and Ireland, though this breathtaking trek may prove challenging for women with mobility concerns.
The gateway into the Cairngorms is Aviemore, a year-round destination with snow sports being the popular winter activity and walking, climbing, biking, and a whole host of other activities the main summer draw. Our hotel will be in the bustling heart of it all, making the surrounding areas easily accessible.
Our walks will give you a unique introduction to the diverse landscapes of the Cairngorms. On our day trip to the Morayshire Coast and through whisky country, the views will change again. In addition, there will be time to sample local food and drinks.
You’ve heard of the Inca Trail, but what about the Great Inca Road? On this 12-day trekking expedition you’ll join a local leader and traditional llama caravan to hike storied paths that few travellers have ever seen, visiting archaeological sites along the way.
A cultural experience awaits you on this 18-day Vietnamese and Cambodia trip hosted by Trafalgar: Journey from the beauty of Halong Bay to a spine-tingling encounter with the abandoned capital of Angkor Thom left to ruin in the depths of the dense Cambodian jungle and on to Phnom Penh - a city that has emerged from the past to recapture its reputation as the ‘Pearl of Asia’. Additional dates available.
A tale of four iconic cities and two former capitals (Tokyo, Kyoto, Hiroshima, and Osaka) – your epic journey through Japan blends old and new, with soul-stirring visits to ancient centres and modern cities. Explore modern temples and historical districts, marvel at the Togetsukyo Bridge in Arashiyama, and take scenic cruises along the Sumida and Okawa Rivers.
Experience the Italian way of life on this Italy trip featuring all the main highlights and some surprises. Enjoy a sunset feast in the shadow of olive groves in a local family’s home, unearth the secrets of Pompeii frozen in time and soak up sophistication on the Isle of Capri.
Inspired by the award-winning drama about the love affair between Claire and Jamie, join Trafalgar on a 13-day women’s only holiday and visit some of the notable film locations and other highlights of Scotland, including the Scottish Highlands, Orkney Islands and the Isle of Skye.
What is the deepest lake in the USA? Yep, you guessed it, Crater Lake at 1,943 feet. It is also the ninth deepest lake in the world and boasts crystalline water that will have you reaching for your camera. Join our crew on a 6-day, all-women tour to Crater Lake with many stops along the way.
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