New walking tours for 2018 – from the Andes to Newfoundland and the Carpathian Mountains

Walking and outdoor holiday specialist, HF Holidays have annouced five new tours.

Andes and Coast in Colombia
A tour around Colombia, stopping off at the country’s capital Bogota, the port Cartagena, and the Zona Cafetera coffee region. It’s a chance to discover the coastal city of Santa Marta, South America’s oldest city, and get off the beaten track on walks through cloud forest, and on the high paramo of the Los Nevados National Park.

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There 21 Reasons to visit Colombia – see the Daily Telegraph article below

Japan
This is an opportunity to discover the island of Shikoku, Japan, travelling along sections of the 88 Temple Pilgrimage Trail. About 100,000 pilgrims travel this route every year, most by tour bus, and a small minority do it the old-fashioned way – on foot. The entire pilgrimage takes about six weeks but most do it in shorter sections. The trail passes through mountain ranges and Buddhist temples. There are also visits to a number of of UNESCO world heritage sites, including the sacred island of Miyajima and vibrant Hiroshima.

Grenada
Grenada’s warm, tropical climate and volcanic scenery makes it great walking country.  and a place to explore the rainforests.

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The country’s numerous nutmeg plantations have given the island its iconic nickname ‘The Spice Isle’.

Rajasthan and the Golden Triangle
India’s Golden Triangle is New Delhi, Agra and Jaipur and this tour visits the ‘Palace of Winds’ (Hawa Mahal) in Jaipur, the Taj Mahal in Agra, and the Udaipur city palace.

Vistas of Newfoundland
Nicknamed ‘The Rock’, Newfoundland is the largest and most rugged of the Canadian islands, with dramatic coastlines and stunning panoramic vistas. This trip explores the rocky exposure including the National Historic site at L’Anse-auxMeadows, landing site of Leif Eriksson and his crew. There’s also the chance to walk through nature reserves, including the UNESCO world heritage site, the Gros Morne National Park and to see icebergs travelling down Iceberg Alley.

Find out more on the HF Holiday website

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Voronet monastery’s wall paintings are over 500 years old use an intense shade of blue that we no longer know how to make.

Go Barefoot Travel has launched a new nine day group walking tour. The route snakes through the meadow valleys and remote mountain hamlets of northern Romania’s less explored regions of Maramures and Bucovina. The tour includes visits to the painted churches of Bucovina and the wooden churches of Maramures, both UNESCO World Heritage Sites.Travellers will discover the Carpathian Mountains, visit Voronet Monastery often described as the ‘Sistine Chapel of the Orient’.

Visit the Go Barefoot Travel website

Interested? These websites also might help you decide…

Daily Telegraph: 21 Reason why Columbia should be your next holiday destination

Official Tourist Guide to Japan  

Grenada Tourist Board

Rajasthan Tourist Travel

Newfoundland and Labrador Tourism

Romania Tourist Board

 

 

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