Flower HolidaysWe believe that the best botanical tours are the ones where you not only get to see a dazzling variety of flowers in their natural environments - but the ones where the group leaders share the same passion for the natural world you do.
All of our Ramblers Worldwide Holidays botanical tours are with experienced leaders; some of whom are botanists and some are keen gardeners with an interest in flowers and plants around the world. Spring and early summer are ideal times to enjoy blooming landscapes. A flower holiday with us follows an unhurried pace and spans a range of walking grades, from leisurely to moderate.
Springtime in Minorca gives you the opportunity to discover some of the first wild orchids, purple sage or even a prickly pear! Whilst in Southern Greece, our beautiful walking trails are abundant in wild flowers such as anemones or orchids. For those travelling further afield for botanical tours, why not try South Africa to see protea, rooibos and sparaxis?
Wherever you decide to travel, you’ll be able to enjoy wonderful walking, and a flower holiday that’s a perfect fit for your passion. Take a look at our selection below, and find the journey that’s right for you.
John has been a compulsive traveller and walks leader since high school. Having completed the Three Peaks challenge of ascending Ben Nevis, Scafell and Snowdon within 24 hours he's also clearly got an adventurous streak. These days he leads mainly in Greece and Turkey with the odd trip to other destinations which have attracted his attention.
Our Flower Holidays
Explore stunning gardens under the Mediterranean sun.
In our week's French walking holiday on the Cote d'Azur our garden visits will be combined with local walks - for example the Friedrich Nietzsche path from Eze down to the sea or the walk around the peninsula at Cap Ferrat. Under the Mediterranean sun Nice and the Cote d'Azur offer some garden gems.
The Pyrenean lakes and valleys of Andorra
An exhilarating and enjoyable higher-graded walking holiday in Andorra. The scenery is beautiful and the upper mountain slopes and ridges are a rambler's paradise. During May to July the flora peculiar to the Pyrenees is excellent.
Discover a Balearic biosphere; nature, archeology and comfortable island life walking in Minorca
An invigorating week of walking and sightseeing, with ambles amongst gentle undulating hills, walks along deserted beaches and hikes through a spectacular gorge; we could even walk down from Monte Toro, the highest point on the island.
Kastelli and Chania.
Discover the breathtaking gorges, rugged landscape, sandy beaches and dramatic scenery of western Crete with a week in tranquil Kastelli, located on the site of ancient Kissamos, followed by a week in the more vibrant town of Chania, with its picturesque harbour front
Walking the Southern Peloponnese from a base on the Mani peninsula.
In the springtime the natural beauty of the Mani in the Southern Peloponnese comes alive with an abundance of flora and our walks will allow time to appreciate the outstanding scenery. Discover the flowers of the Peloponnese, visit archaeological sites and enjoy easy walking in hill country and coastal landscapes.
One or two weeks enjoying superb mountain walking.
Between the high peaks of the Alps to the north and the Po Valley to the south lies some of the most enticing walking to be had on the Italian peninsula. Relatively unknown outside Italy, the alpine foothills of the Altopiano Trentino offer everything you could wish from a walking holiday at this grade.
One or two weeks walking amongst the lakes and mountains of northern Italy.
Guided walking holidays for one or two weeks from our base on northern Italy’s Lake Iseo, one of the lesser-known, smaller yet most picturesque of the Italian lakes. We can enjoy mountains and ridges, local villages, quiet roads, cobbled tracks and paths passing through meadows, woods, vineyards and olive groves, with views of the lake every day.
Walking the Gargano Peninsula
NEW The Gargano Peninsula is the spur of the boot of Italy, pushing out into the Adriatic from the heel. Geologically speaking it is a massif rising to the high point of Monte Calvo (1,064m). Fabulous beaches and a nature lovers paradise. Seekers of peace and beauty will be in their element when exploring the Gargano Peninsula and the awe-inspiring Gargano National Park.