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Jules Verne New ‘Gentle’ Walking Adventures

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To celebrate National Walking Month this May, small group escorted tour operator, Jules Verne, shares four of its favourite gentle walking adventures – all new for 2024 – for customers to book now.

Last year, Jules Verne announced the launch of seven new European walking tours for 2024, all of which have been designed to offer guests a slow-paced yet active adventure.

Walking in the Secret Algarve | 7 nights from £1,675

  • Departing 2 November
  • Return flights with easyJet from London Gatwick
  • Price includes air travel and taxes, transfers, 7 nights’ accommodation at 4-star Tivoli Lagos Algarve Resort – Lagos, breakfast daily, 6 dinners, 5 guided walks, some excursions, services of local guide

7-night gentle walking tour. Staying in the charming harbour town of Lagos – with its mosaiced lanes and church-studded squares – in 4-star accommodation.

Guests will enjoy spectacular coastal walks passing beautiful beaches, famous rock formations and quiet coves as well as rambling through the volcanic mountain range of the Serra de Monchique and protected parks located on the quieter wild western coast.

Other highlights include the chance to pick up some of Portugal’s signature pasteis de nata (creamy custard tarts) and exploring regions rich with migratory birdlife.

Walks & Gardens of the Côte d’Azur | 7 nights from £2,195

  • Departing 12 October
  • Return flights with easyJet from London Gatwick
  • Price includes air travel and taxes, transfers, 7 nights’ accommodation at Hotel Royal Westminster (which overlooks Menton’s buzzing bay and promenade), breakfast daily, 6 dinners, 5 guided walks, some excursions, services of local guide

A gentle walking tour exploring the exotic gardens, majestic mountains, traditional architecture, chic boutiques and scrumptious seafood of the Côte d’Azur’s glamourous coastline.

Highlights include a beautiful coastal walk around the Cap Martin peninsula (with a stop for a scenic picnic), visiting the garden of Palais Carnolès (which is home to the most important collection of citrus fruits in Europe) and exploring the nine themed gardens of Villa de Rothschild, one of the most beautiful palaces on the French Riviera.

Walking in the Italian Dolomites | 7 nights from £2,155

  • Departing 7 September
  • Return flights with easyJet from London Gatwick
  • Price includes air travel and taxes, transfers, 7 nights’ accommodation in a family-run, alpine-style Hotel Tschurtschenthaler, breakfast daily, 6 dinners, 5 guided walks, some excursions, services of local guide

This 7-night walking tour takes guests on an adventure through the saw-toothed peaks, bright blue lakes, awe-inspiring mountains, and charming Tyrolean villages of the Italian Dolomites, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Waking up in an alpine-style lodge, guests can look forward to days spent enjoying picnics with panoramic mountain views, visiting the majestic three peaks of the Tre Cima di Lavaredo, hiking along old military routes (with fortifications still visible from WWI), and tasting steaming strudel in the comfort of a cosy mountain hut.

Walking in Crete | 7 nights from £2,225

  • Departing 5 October
  • Return flights with easyJet from London Gatwick
  • Price includes air travel and taxes, transfers, 7 nights’ accommodation in 4-star Hotel Samaria, breakfast daily, 4 dinners, 5 guided walks, some excursions, services of a local guide

Guests can explore the magnificent, diverse landscape of Greece’s largest island with this 7-night walking tour.

Other highlights include visiting a family-run olive oil producer and the fascinating remains of ancient civilisations whilst touring through the region’s charming villages, as well as enjoying its waterscapes, with a refreshing dip in the spectacular Balos Lagoon and scenic boat trip to the coastal port of Skafia.

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