With love in the air this week as we celebrate Valentine’s Day, here are six of our favourite romantic walking and cycling tours.
A tandem cycle tour must surely be one of the most romantic ways to enjoy an active holiday as a couple. Choose a flatter, more leisurely route and pedal off into the sunset on a bike that is made just for the two of you. There are plenty of ideas for cycling holidays with a tandem hire bike, such as the Moselle Cycle Path, Lower Lake Constance and Holland Bike & Boat.
Paris is known as the City of Love and for a number of reasons, including its beautiful landmarks, the sound of the language and its popularity as a honeymoon destination. Although other cities sometimes claim the same moniker, Paris earns its name as a place where romance blossoms.
Why not visit Paris as part of a walking or cycling holidays to France? You could add on a few days in the French capital before of after your tour. Ideas for holidays might include the Loire Valley Trails or walking the Camino de Santiago (Camino Frances).
Venice is another European destination much loved for romantic breaks. The Italian city is the perfect place to stroll streets hand in hand, stop for coffee and a spot of people watching or sit arm in arm on a gondola as someone else does the more arduous duties propelling the craft around pretty canals.
The name says it all and a walking holiday on Germany’s Romantic Road is perfect for couples who enjoy a combination of historic towns and cities, beautiful scenery and beer! 92km is mainly easy going and allows lots of time for leisurely walking, visiting tourism attractions and generally enjoying each other’s company.
Simply follow the signs for the Romantische Straße all along the route and let romance lead you forwards… See our Adventure of the Week for more inspiration.
There is something very romantic about a train journey through a fabulous landscape. Sat opposite each other, or side by side, you will be content to look out of the window and enjoy the countryside as it whizzes by, while sharing a bottle of fizz and a picnic. Scotland’s West Highland Line offers a superb train journey or how about The Highlands & the Isle of Skye: Rail and Hike trip?
Through the centuries, numerous foods have been claimed as having special aphrodisiac powers. Later in the week we reveal a few and suggest several holidays that tie together walking or cycling with delicious food and drinks for the ultimate romantic break. Sign up for our newsletter for travel tips and advice as well as the best of our blog.
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A journalist, web copywriter blogger and social media chatterbox, Fiona combines her love of the outdoors – especially Scotland – with a diverse freelance work life. If she’s not at her desk writing about the outdoors, she’ll be outside cycling, running, kayaking, snowboarding and walking Munros. She shares her outdoors passion with partner, the G-Force. Sometimes her teenage daughter Little Miss Outdoors tags along, too.