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The Cinque Terre Floods 2011

After the sad news that several of the World Heritage Site villages of the Cinque Terre were devastated by floods in October 2011

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New Trip in Piemonte

In 1388 the County of Savoy fought its way to the coast at Nice and so established a maritime port for the first time. The Duchy that was to follow added this magnificent part of Europe to the Holy Roman Empire. Later this came to form the nucleus of modern Italy, with Turin as its capital.

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Past trips

A short introduction to past trips. 

Picos de Europa

A walk which takes us into the high mountains of the Picos de Europa. This is unspoiled hiking territory of the most dramatic and beautiful kind.



“You will understand that nature in the South cannot be painted with the palette… of the North. But by intensifying all the colours one arrives once again at quietude and harmony. There occurs in nature something similar to what happens in Wagner’s music, which, though played by a big orchestra, is nonetheless intimate….”


Ruta de la Plata

This is a remote walk in western Spain which has much in common with the Camino de Santiago.


Serranía de Ronda

April in Andalucía. Orange blossoms, warm sunshine and bright whitewashed villages. Our itinerary takes us through the greatest regions of Andalucian history as well as seeing the finest scenery of Southern Spain.



This great mountain walk has long been our favourite trip for the pure pleasure of splendid unspoilt scenery and tiny mountain villages. Steep-sided grassy valleys, often containing small lakes and tarns, surrounded by white limestone peaks, descend into tiny villages which live the life of other generations.