Special Interest Holidays There are lots of activities that combine perfectly with a walking holiday, so if you have a favourite hobby or pastime, a Ramblers Worldwide holiday may well enable you to enjoy the best of both! Many of our tours have a special interest theme that really gets the most out of that particular destination. You can identify these holidays by the relevant symbols within the holiday descriptions - their itineraries have been developed to include an exciting programme of activities around your chosen interest. All are packed with interest - but not too ‘intense’, so that the walking and special interest parts of your holiday are perfectly balanced. You can, for example, enjoy walking and sightseeing holidays in destinations with historical or architectural significance, follow walking itineraries that take in the flowers and wildlife of an area, go city walking or take a walking and cooking holiday in a destination famed for its gastronomy.
Our Special Interest Holidays
A chance to see some of the most spectacular birding sites in Western Europe.
An expert's hand is clearly visible in the planning of our birdwatching and walking holiday to two fantasticaly diverse birding sites located in western Spain. With both sites located amongst established walking areas, we have combined great birding and walking country with a touch of Roman and Spanish culture for good measure.
Walking and cooking.
A one week holiday in Tuscany. During our stay we’ll mix easy walking, some sightseeing and practice at Italian cooking. The walking is fantastically varied with walks along open grassy ridges on the Appenine Watershed and relaxed strolls through historic villages. We also have the opportunity to do some sightseeing in Florence or Lucca.
Cooking and walking amongst 'Le Dieci Castelli'
NEW Enjoy a new twist on our classic ‘Tuscan Lifestyle’ formula and immerse yourself in all things Tuscan with cookery lessons in our historic hotel and walks amongst ‘Le Dieci Castella’, ten medieval hilltop villages left behind by the passage of time. These villages represent the essence of the ancient life, where old crafts and traditions survive modern technology and the frenzy of everyday life. We’ll squeeze in as many as we can!
The Caribbean’s natural beauty; the Helen of the West Indies.
St Lucia is one of the chain of Windward Islands in the Caribbean. The island has so much to offer from the inland tropical rain forests that house some of the world’s most beautiful plants and fruits, to the rare and exotic wildlife, coral reefs, waterfalls, and numerous trails into the hills and through rain forests that provide an exciting alternative to beach life.
Overseas but not abroad: scenic walking and specialist garden tours on Guernsey, Sark and Herm - An Adagio holiday
Not only enjoying the stunning scenery and heritage sites of Guernsey, we’re also close enough to visit Sark and Herm for a day each. Having one of the best sunshine records in the British Isles plants from around the world thrive here. Each season brings its own speciality. You’ll have the chance to visit several public and private gardens, see wild flowers lining cliff paths and lanes and discover each of the Islands’ natural beauty.
Walking in the footsteps of the great Alfred Wainwright.
The English Lake District must be one of the most beautiful and dramatic walking areas in this country. A compact area of rugged mountainsides, high summits and open ridges, lakes and lakeside paths
Learn the essential map & compass skills to keep you safe in the hills
Are you interested in learning how to use a map and compass or just brushing up on your ability in map reading? This course will enable you to obtain the skills to navigate in the hills and obtain a recognised hillwalking skills certificate.
Into the hills with you!
A fun activity break in the English Lake District for ladies brave of foot and fearless in the absence of a hairdryer. Get active amongst some of the most beautiful and dramatic landscapes in this country.