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.
Sally used to analyse clay in a lab in Stowmarket. Now she lives in St Lucia and strolls down to the beach every morning for a swim. Sally loves the islands incredibly varied terrain and the easy going people. Her relaxed style of leadership reflects this, and she has the happy knack of tailoring the walks to suit all abilities. When we can tempt her over here, she leads in Italy and Greece.
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.
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.
Aegean Island hiking on Samos, the best of island life
Samos is arguably one of the most verdant and beautiful islands of Greece’s Eastern Aegean. The rugged northern coastline is scattered with steep sided coves and picturesque bays, while south of the dividing mountains, the landscape opens up to rich wooded valleys and plains.
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.
The perfect mountain walking holiday in Austria
A fortnight in the picturesque Stubai valley has everything you could wish from a summer holiday in the Alps. Our base is Fulpmes, just a short journey through the mountains from the beautiful city of Innsbruck. The good local buses and cable car system allow us to fully explore the area, whatever grade of walking is chosen.
Walking, exploring and flowers.
Madeira's volcanic origins are evident by the rocky shore line and rugged mountainous interior. Its highest point, Pico Ruivo, at nearly 1800m, looks out over a mass of peaks and a violently formed landscape. Over the years Madeira has been described as the "pearl of the Atlantic" and "the floating garden"