New itineraries from Ramblers Walking Holidays
by Laura Gelder
There are 55 new itineraries, including trips to Armenia, Everest, Ethiopia and Iran, in Ramblers Walking Holidays’ new 2020 brochure.
The latest programme from the guided walking holiday specialist features over 180 journeys in 60 countries.
Ramblers’ Managing Director, Kevin O’Regan, says: “We’ve worked hard to ensure that we have adventures to suit most walking levels and abilities, delving beneath the surface of an array of wish-list destinations, many of which are only accessible on foot.
“Experiences that can be enjoyed on our holidays are fantastic – from local specialities such as learning to make pasta in Abruzzo to catching your first glimpse of a sloth bear in Sri Lanka.”
Highlights of the new programme in Europe include hiking through the continent’s deepest river canyon, sometimes referred to as ‘The Grand Canyon of Provence’, on Gorges du Verdon in France; following in the footsteps of ancient pilgrims in Turkey on the little-frequented St Paul’s Trail and the Taurus Mountains tour; and wandering through the heart of Portugal’s wine growing region as part of the Portugal’s Ribatejo and Silver Coast itinerary.
Further afield, new itineraries include wildlife-rich holidays such as Walking and Wildlife in Costa Rica, Yellowstone Snowshoeing and Winter Wildlife and Canadian Wilderness and Heli Hike.
There’s the chance to experience peaks on the Appalachian Trail in New Hampshire, the Simien Mountains in Ethiopia and hiking to Everest Base Camp.
There are two new holidays in China - Walking the Great Wall of China and Yunnan’s Ancient Tea Horse Trail - as well as one in Peru named Choquequirao & Machu Picchu.
Dual destination trips include Armenia and Iran, Guatemala and Mexico, Thailand and Myanmar and Vietnam and Cambodia.
The brochure also features an expanded range of UK holidays, including three new Lake District trips based from Ramblers Walking Holidays’ Hassness Country House on the shores of Buttermere, plus the Wonders of Snowdonia itinerary.