Island-hopping around the Mediterranean
in the Mediterranean is a magical time. The countryside explodes in lushness
after the winter rains, presenting a face not seen by summer holiday makers.
Follow in the wake of Phoenician and Greek traders, Roman galleons and Viking
SHORE WALKS AND EXCURSION HIGHLIGHTS:
We walk the narrow streets of the old town and visit the central market for a
chance to sample some delicious chocolate y churros.
From Minorca’s main town we follow the relatively isolated east coast from Cap
de Favaritx lighthouse south along the easy to follow Cami de Cavalls path
(which encircles the island) as far as the pretty fishing village of Es
- Corsica’s main city is built around a beautiful bay with mountains rising
behind. We walk along the ‘Sentier des
Douanniers' through the Mediterranean maquis of cistus and thyme along the
coast to the west of the city to the old Genoese tower of La Parata with views
to the Iles Sanguinaires.
- Our local guide will take us through the Marina district up to the medieval
quarter of “Castello” to visit the Cathedral, the narrow streets, the Pisan
tower and the Bastions.
- We explore the Maltese capital with a local guide, then walk along the cliffs
to the fishing village of Marsaxlokk.
We head north to the town of Sóller and walk along the Cami de Castello, an
ancient path through olive and citrus groves. There are excellent views of the
Tramuntana mountains before we descend to the sea at Port de Sóller.
Cartagena - In the Spanish province of Murcia,
this is a city where we can peel back the layers of over 2000 years of
history. We explore the city and walk a
section of the coastal path.
Portugal’s second city is undergoing a chic makeover, but still retains its
timeless charm – the narrow streets of the Ribeira district, restaurants
serving beans and tripe, façades of glazed ‘azulejo’ tiles and wine lodges
where port wine matures in oak barrels.