Experienced Adagio holiday specialist Martin Shepley was given the the task earlier this year of scoping out the potential for a new holiday destination in preparation for the Adagio 2015 programme. It’s hard work, Martin, but somebody has to do it!
Walking holidays in the Azores, the 9 small islands found off the coast of Portugal, are an experience like none others. These small volcanic islands each have their own distinct character but share stunningly beautiful scenery and varied walking experiences. One of the most unique and main attractions of the islands are their numerous volcanic springs that appear as tiny oasis’ in the midst of awe-inspiring natural beauty.
Whether you subscribe to the scientific explanation that walking increases blood flow to the brain and therefore makes it function better; or to the dreamier belief that high ceilings – or the sky – promote unrestrained thinking, the proof is irrefutable. Some of the greatest literary and creative minds have all found inspiration while walking.
One of the most typical scenes you might come across on many walking holidays in the UK is the idyllic and calming sight of cows gently grazing in beautiful green pastures. Walks will frequently even lead you through these pastures but there are a few common sense precautions that should be taken to maintain these tranquil scenes. Although cow attacks are rare it is best to exercise caution around these otherwise benign beasts.