January 29th 2020

Save on Back-to-Back Walks

There is nothing better than taking a week's holiday to recharge the batteries on a Wayfarers' Walk, except possibly if time allows, taking two walks back-to-back! Many of our Wayfarers have walked "back-to-back" with us and they tell us how much they have enjoyed the chance to see more, walk more and meet more like-minded companions on the trail. We have built our 2020 Walk program so that it offers a variety of inspiring back-to-back options. Perhaps there's one right for you.As ever, as a thank-you for booking two Walks together, we will stand you the night's accommodation in between.

And for the first time ever, we are offering an added $500 savings per person on every back-to-back vacation booked by Monday, February 3, 2020. This is surely our best value yet.

Take a look below at our ideas for walking back-to-back and remember - our friendly Travel Desk is on hand to help.


Taking two Wayfarers' Walks back-to-back is a wonderful way to immerse yourself in a special place.
And it makes perfect sense to make the very most of long-haul flights.

Plus, new Wayfarers who book two walks back-to-back automatically receive our special Friends' price (which is 5% off the full price of both Walks.)

With our special $500 offer, you could enjoy a total savings of $700 or more per person.
But you must reserve your space by February 3, 2020.

Each back-to-back booking must be accompanied by our standard deposit of $1000 per person.

Contact us for more information about our Back-to-Back Walks and this special offer!

Here are some of our favorite back-to-back combinations.

Western Sicily AgrigentoWestern Sicily - Temple in Agrigento

Sicily - twice as sweet

Sicily has long been a crossroads of the Mediterranean and a melting pot of the many different cultures and people who landed here across the centuries.

More than 2,500 years at a strategic crossroads of the western world have left Sicily with an unparalleled historical legacy. Nowhere else have Phoenicians, Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, Arabs, Normans, French, Germans, Spanish, Italians and even the British left such a lasting impression.

That's why we have not one, but two Walks on the Med's largest island - and they fit together as the perfect back-to back choice.

Our Western Sicily adventure starts in Palermo and takes us from a remote and peaceful nature reserve to great 5th century cities, a Phoenician settlement on a tiny island and enormous ruined temples.

The Eastern Sicily Walk leads us to the smouldering flanks of Etna, dives into the streets and alleys of Siracusa, where St Paul preached, and shows off the baroque magnificence of Noto. We end on a real high note at the extraordinary Greek theater at Taormina.

Together they offer the chance to really get to know Sicily and find out why this is such a special place.

Eastern Sicily Mount EtnaEastern Sicily - Mount Etna

Provence - GordesProvence - Gordes

Provence and Burgundy
The very best of France

Francophiles who love their food and wine already know what paradise this pairing will be.

In Provence, we walk in a landscape full of flowers, herbs and fragrances and explore picturesque and historic towns that are unmistakably Provencal.

Vineyards, olive groves and almond trees bask in the sunshine of southern France where deep gorges provide drama and perched villages stand high overlooking wonderful panoramas.

To the north, Burgundy proudly shows off its abbeys, medieval castles and lovely villages in a region which has been at the heart of French history since the Middle Ages.

Our local Walk Leader and Manager ensure exclusive access to places you may know of but would never find on your own.

And the food! It's a must to experience the gastronomic delights and explore some of the cellars where the world-famous wines are made. We'll do that and more.

Burgundy - Clos-de-VougeotBurgundy - Clos-de-Vougeot

Azores - Caldeira das Sete CicadesAzores - Caldeira das Sete Cicades

The Azores and The AlgarveTwo amazing sides of Portugal

The Azores are a wonderful surprise. Set in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, this string of island jewels, an autonomous region of Portugal, is unique.

The lush, volcanic landscape is like nowhere else on earth. Hot springs, waterfalls, forests and lakes are home to a wonderful variety of flowers and wildlife. Here local growers proudly produce pineapples and tea!

Why not follow this wonderful week with another exploring Portugal's Algarve Coast?

Mile upon mile of glorious beaches curve into aquamarine coves. Wilder coastlines, and jagged cliffs lead to Europe's most south-western point, Cabo de Sao Vicente (Cape St Vincent) from where explorers of old set out to discover the New Worlds.

Inland, peaceful whitewashed villages still suggest the Portugal of old.

Algarve CoastAlgarve Coast

Back-to-Back prices 2020

More Back-to-Back suggestions

Highlands - Blair CastleHighlands - Blair Castle

The Highlands, Hadrian's Wall and the Lakes

Take an exhilarating fall walk in the Scottish Highlands, from haunting windswept battlefields to the elegant streets of Edinburgh.

Then immerse yourself in the life of the Roman legionnaires who patrolled the enormous border wall built by Emperor Hadrian across Northumberland, before discovering the magic of the Lake District in neighbouring Cumbria.

Hadrian's WallHadrian's Wall

Outer Hebrides - Harris beachOuter Hebrides - Harris beach

The Outer Hebrides
and The Highlands

A wonderful week of island-hopping between some of the most beautifully remote spots in Britain takes us to Harris, Lewis and Skye, each of which retains its own special character. Turbulent seas boil around dramatic coastlines and the hardy, hospitable islanders still pursue their age-old activities of crofting, fishing and weaving.

After that you won't want to leave Scotland, so continue walking in The Highlands and Edinburgh.

Highlands - EdinburghHighlands - Edinburgh

Northern Ireland - Coastal walkersNorthern Ireland - Coastal walkers

Northern Ireland and the Ring of Kerry

From historic, vibrant Belfast, we explore the glens and dramatic coast of the north of Ireland with natural wonders like the Giant's Causeway, castles and country homes.

In the republic of Ireland, we follow the mystical Ring of Kerry, taking in some of the most glorious spots in the Emerald Isle and getting a real insight into Ireland's ancient heritage and traditions.

Ring of Kerry - Stone circleRing of Kerry - Stone circle

Burgundy - Clos-de-Vougeot vineyardsBurgundy - Clos-de-Vougeot vineyards

Burgundy and Alsace

Love food, wine and France? Lush Burgundy weaves its spell as we wend our way through 'la France profonde" amid some of the world's most famous wine country.

Alsace is fascinating mix of France and Germany, where half-timbered villages and impossibly pretty towns sit among rolling hills. Magnifique!

Alsace - Ribeauvill√©Alsace - Ribeauvillé

Dordogne- Roque-GageacDordogne- Roque-Gageac

The Dordogne and the Pays Basque

As French as can be, the Dordogne offers medieval hilltop towns, prehistoric caves and marvellous cuisine showcasing its world famous foie gras and truffles as we follow the mighty, but serene, rivers of the region.

Then, without crossing a border, we arrive in French Basque country. Where the foothills of the Pyrenees slope to the Atlantic, on the cusp of Spain, the origins of the ancient Basque people are shrouded in mystery, but the distinctive regional cuisine and folklore here reveal a unique history and strong cultural identity. Many members of the Wayfarers' French Team believe the Pays Basque is the most beautiful of all the remarkable regions of France.

Pays-Basque - La RhunePays-Basque - La Rhune

Tuscany - Castello di VelonaTuscany - Castello di Velona

Tuscan Gardens, Castles
and Etruscan Hilltops

Lovely Tuscany - stunning gardens, ancient homes and a Walk of fun and indulgence in the beautiful Val d'Orcia and the Chianti hills, staying each night in a "fairytale" castle.

Then to the Etruscan hilltop towns where we find extraordinary remnants of an ancient civilization and visit historic Orvieto, Sovana, Sorano, Pitigliano and Vitozza via hill trails, dirt roads, sunken "Vie Cave" pathways and old Roman roads.

Tuscany - Vie CaveTuscany - Vie Cave

Czech Republic - ZnojmoCzech Republic - Znojmo

Vienna to Prague and
the Dalmatian Coast

From Vienna to Prague, two great European capitals unfold before us as we walk along the crossroads of Europe.

From the Czech Republic we continue to Croatia and discover the sparkling Dalmatian Coast from Dubrovnik to Split, with lovely, tiny islands in between. This is the Mediterranean as it used to be.

Dalmatian Coast - DubrovnicDalmatian Coast - Dubrovnic

Berkshires - Hancock Shaker VillageBerkshires - Hancock Shaker Village

The Berkshires and Maine Coast

The Berkshires are more than low rolling hills, miles of deep green forest, and glistening lakes. It's the spot in New England that has drawn artists, writers and musicians over the years. Our new Arts Walk captures both the incredible scenery and local culture.

Breathing the sea air of the Maine Coast lifts the heart. The Acadia National Park, jaunty Bar Harbor and spectacular coast and scenery combine to make this a fabulous second week's walking.

Maine - Mount Desert trailMaine - Mount Desert trail

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