leading walking boots manufacturer Hi-Tec recommends Europe’s top five destinations for a family walking holiday.On the first week of the summer holidays, and with plenty of last-minute bargains still to be snapped up as travel firms compete for bookings,
The award-winning outdoor brand truly lives by its strapline ‘Inspired
by Life’ and is therefore urging British families to venture out, abroad
or at home, and witness the natural beauty on offer in some of the
continent’s finest holiday destinations.
The top five list comprises Ardeche in France, Umbria in Italy, Lindos
on Rhodes, Mayrhofen in Austria and Cornwall, England. The five
destinations offer a real mix of holiday-types but all have stunning
walking routes in common. Trips can be booked via HF Holidays; Hi-Tec’s
walking holidays partner.
Ardeche, in France, is perfect for leisurely family walks; while adults
can appreciate the rolling Ardechois hills and views of the Rhône
Valley, children are sure to love the unique experience of walking with a
friendly donkey companion alongside! The region is dotted with charming
guesthouses to rest up in and is renowned for its wine production,
which is sure to keep adults smiling after a day trekking.
For those looking for more of a traditional-holiday feel, Umbria in
Italy could be the perfect destination. As well as mouth-watering
cuisine, warm sunshine and plenty of history to explore, the rolling
foothills of the Appenines can be found close-by, offering a range of
family-friendly walking routes, as well as more challenging ones.
Extreme sun-seekers should consider Lindos, on the Greek island of
Rhodes. A week’s holiday can incorporate stunning beaches, Greek history
and delicious food as well as off-the-beaten-track walks on unspoilt
mountains and through traditional villages.
For those less tempted by the heat, Austria’s Mayrhofen is a resort
jam-packed with active options for energetic families. Guided walks will
take families through the Zillertal Alps, with cable-cars and
chairlifts ensuring that everyone gets fantastic Alpine views. Other
activities on offer in the region include abseiling, tubing and rafting.
Last but, of course, not least is Cornwall, England. The south-west
corner of England has a plethora of beautiful sights to discover and the
Cornish coastline is not to be missed. Families can spend days trekking
along breath-taking cliffs and beaches, and evenings relaxing in
traditional seaside towns such as St Ives.
Helen Durant, UK Marketing Manager at Hi-Tec, says: “We’re so fortunate
in England; there are lots of beautiful walking destinations on our
doorstep, and even more just a short journey away in Europe.
“We’d really encourage families to get out there this summer and take in
some of the sights on offer. It’s the perfect way to get active!”
For those needing some walking inspiration in the UK, Hi-Tec is
collating stunning photos, captured on walks in the UK, in its Inspiring
Walks gallery. Visit www.hi-tec.com/inspiring-uk-walks to add your own or draw some inspiration.