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MATURE TRAVEL WALKING HOLIDAYS DESTINATIONS 5


SECRET GREECE For independent clients wanting to do away with a guide and take charge of the


orienteering themselves, suggest a self-guided tour. Inntravel offers a plethora of options,


but for an especially peaceful route traversing barely touched landscapes and unspoiled villages, look to its ‘Secret’ Andros itinerary in Greece. Passing empty beaches, waterfall-


clad valleys, rolling hills and emerald vineyards via a network of ancient, well-preserved walking trails, it takes hikers through the best of this lush, little-visited island, with Greek cuisine on hand along the way to help walkers fuel up, and plenty of opportunity to sample the local vintages too. Book it: From £635 each based on two sharing, including six nights’ B&B in a guesthouse, route notes, maps and luggage transfers. Flights extra. inntravel.co.uk


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KUMANO KODO TRAIL, JAPAN Think Japan, think Mount Fuji? While there’s good reason this mystical mountain has a


reputation among hikers the world over, Japan has plenty to explore beyond its most famous landmark. Among the country’s most scenic


routes is the Kumano Kodo, a network of walking trails through the countryside that served as a pilgrimage


route for more than a millennium and is now a Unesco World Heritage Site. Exodus Travels offers a two-week


walking tour through the region exploring the ancient shrines, temples, villages and teahouses that colour it, with visits to the likes of Toba, famed for its pearl divers; Nachi, where a plume of white water crashes down the rocks; and Yamanobe-no-Michi, one of the country’s oldest pathways, dating back more than 1,200 years. Walking days range from casual


two-hour strolls to more-intense days of hiking (up to nine hours), so it’s best reserved for those with a good level of fitness, but most trails are on good, well-marked paths, and bus and train transfers between points provide ample time to rest the legs. Book it: From £5,499 including B&B accommodation, some meals, guide, transfers and flights. exodus.co.uk


ABOVE: Cherry blossom on Japan’s Yamanobe-no- Michi trail


BELOW: Machu Picchu, Peru


Walks in flower-strewn meadows, gondola rides to viewing points and boat trips on lakes are on the Austrian itinerary


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AUSTRIAN ALPS Nothing beats taking in the fresh, mountain air of the Alps as pines soar into the sky


around you and cowbells jingle in the distance – and it doesn’t get much more idyllic than the Austrian Tyrol. For those wanting to see the region


at its best, suggest walking specialist Adagio (part of Ramblers Worldwide Holidays), which offers a seven-night trip in the iconic Zugspitz Arena, where jagged peaks overlook quaint Alpine villages. Gentle walks around flower-strewn


meadows, gondola rides to panoramic lookouts (including the Zugspitze peak, reaching nearly 3,000m) and boat trips along aqua-blue lakes are all on the itinerary here, with easy one to three-hour strolls each day, alongside plenty of free time to explore at leisure. Guests stay in Ehrwald, a peaceful village right in the mountains, and when they’re done walking they can slot in some R&R time with saunas, salt steam rooms and spa treatments, all available at the hotel. Book it: From £1,250 including en-suite accommodation with breakfast at the four-star Hotel Alpen Residence, transport, entrance fees and flights, plus a local travel pass. Departures in June, July and September. adagio.co.uk


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