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Get to know your destination properly by walking through the countryside at your own pace.

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Adagio

There may come a time when you prefer to amble rather than ramble so Adagio have created holidays that do just that.

Adagio are based in interesting places with lots of characterful attractions, food and wine producers and sites of great beauty. Here you’ll walk, comfortably and in a leisurely manner for a few miles, before enjoying delicious, local specialities and having the opportunity to admire the view.

No galloping about or rushing, rather an enjoyable stroll with like-minded companions, all managed by a relaxed, knowledgeable tour manager.

Taking in the pleasures of Europe, where you may have romped as a youngster, at a slower pace allows you to experience the finer details and the often more relaxed lifestyle on the continent.

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Reviews

Read some independent reviews written by silver travellers about their Adagio holidays:

John Carter urges you to slow down
The Sierra Nevada with Adagio
Dropping down a gear with John Carter

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Bspoke Tours

For a rather special trip, you can do no better than create a trip in Croatia, Germany, Switzerland, Portugal, Spain and Austria.

Taking a route that suits you, whether hills and mountains, or a stroll along the valleys, staying at excellent hotels along the way, you will make fabulous memories in scenery of your choice. Your bags will be moved daily, so no heavy rucksacks to carry, rather the joys of a spring in your step, and not a care in the world.

You may just have a few days or want a longer trip, all options can be arranged. You’ll be given detailed maps and instructions, with support en route should you need. Just imagine, a few days in the Alps – fresh, clean air and stunning mountains views – or walking along the coast in Portugal, The Rota Vicentina for example, with fantastic traditional cuisine to enjoy after an enjoyable day of exercise.

Other options include cycling trips, e-bikes on offer too, ‘Bike and Boat’, where you pedal along the river or canal banks by day, then sleep on a well-equipped, converted hotel barge. All meals are included and there’s a real sense of fun, with enthusiastic, expert guides to make sure you don’t get lost! Although for the brave, self-guided trips are an option too.

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Reviews

Read some independent reviews written by silver travellers about their Bspoke tours:

Bike and boat in Italy - happy times

Special Offers

For all special offers, discounts and added value deals from Bspoke Tours, all regularly updated, visit the Silver Travel Advisor website.

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Headwater

There's no finer way to get a true ‘sense’ of a place than a walking holiday. Whether you are in Turkey, Italy or the High Atlas Mountains, walking through the scenery, step by step, somehow bonds you to the country and culture.

You really participate in the landscape, with a fabulous sense of achievement each afternoon, having seen so much that can be missed by car.

You can head off with a map, meeting up with your luggage at the next hotel, or perhaps join a group of walkers with a guide and enjoy some company along the way.

Either way, the pleasure of physical exercise in the fresh air, exploring somewhere new, is invigorating and stimulating. Most holidays are graded so you can safely pick a route that suits your fitness, without finding yourself halfway up a mountain by mistake!

Enjoy breathtaking views, good food and pre-booked accommodation. All you need to do is stretch your legs perhaps, with a little practice before you leave.

Headwater Holidays offer a range of enticing walking holidays from woodland rambles along leafy lanes to challenging mountain, gorge and ridge hikes, their walking holidays offer interest-packed insights into some of the most beautiful and unspoilt corners of the world.

Reviews

Read some independent reviews written by Silver Travellers about their Headwater holidays:

- The beautiful Ronda valley in Andalucia

- Costa Rica, coffee, volcanoes and beaches

- Happy in Hungary

- Aspects of Avila, Spain

Special offers

For all special offers, discounts and added value deals from Headwater Holidays, all regularly updated, visit the Silver Travel Advisor website.

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This information is brought to you by Silver Travel Advisor. Age UK does not have a commercial partnership with Headwater Holidays.

HF Holidays

HF Holidays have been in existence for over 100 years, starting out with walking holidays in the UK, where visitors stayed in comfortable country houses, more akin to youth hostels.

Nowadays the walking holidays are still very much the backbone of HF Holidays, although these take travellers around the world as well as in the updated UK country house hotels. Walks are graded and you can head off by yourselves with a map or join a guided group. Breakfast, packed lunches and dinner are all included. The latter is taken in a sociable atmosphere with the emphasis on friendly fun and companionship – ideal for solo travellers!

The activities offered, in addition to walking, cover everything from dancing, photography, yoga, painting, singing and birdwatching. In fact, if there’s an activity to enjoy, there’s probably an HF Holiday on which to do it! And if you fancy trying something totally new, there are Taster Weekends to get you started too.

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Reviews

Read some independent reviews written by Silver Travellers about HF Holidays:

- Walking and photography weekend in the Brecon Beacons

- Dancing in the Shropshire Hills - Tangling with the Tango

- Pirates in the Yorkshire Dales

- Canada

Special offers

For all special offers, discounts and added value deals from HF Holidays, all regularly updated, visit the Silver Travel Advisor website.

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This information is brought to you by Silver Travel Advisor. Age UK does not have a commercial partnership with HF Holidays.

Ramblers Worldwide

Since 1946 Ramblers Worldwide Holidays have been leading walking adventures around the world and have a wide variety of holidays to be enjoyed.

  • Ramblers Worldwide Holidays covering 140 destinations in 60 countries.
  • Adagio created for relaxed and gentle walking - ‘more ambling than rambling’.
  • Ramblers Countrywide Holidays focussing on guided walks around Britain.
  • A cruise and walk programme with Fred Olsen Cruise Lines.
  • And for walkers who are happier striding out by themselves, there are also self-guided walking holidays in Britain.

Wherever you might like to go to stretch your legs, or perhaps do something a little more vigorous, all the walks are graded, the destinations on offer are varied and many.

Exotic Barbados, rugged South Africa, charming Croatia and sensational Sicily are just a few of places to choose from. You may also wish to focus on a particular special interest whilst walking: birding, watching wildlife, flora, Nordic or winter walking. Also available are cookery holidays, rail journeys and cycling!

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Reviews

Read some independent reviews written by Silver Travellers about their Ramblers Worldwide Holidays, on the Silver Travel Advisor website.

- Ramblers heaven with Lakes full of hospitality

- Hassness Country House – Ramblers Worldwide Holidays’ base in Cumbria

- Walking between cathedrals from Salisbury to Winchester

- Ambling rather than rambling

Special offers

For all special offers, discounts and added value deals from Ramblers Worldwide Holidays, all regularly updated, visit the Silver Travel Advisor website.

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This information is brought to you by Silver Travel Advisor. Age UK does not have a commercial partnership with Ramblers Worldwide Holidays.