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South Downs Hiking and Wine

From $1,795.00
8 Days & 7 Nights

South Downs Hiking and Wine

  • Sample award-winning sparkling wines at chic Sussex vineyard estates
  • Hike the best sections of the South Downs Way National Trail
  • The famous white cliffs of the Seven Sisters and Beachy Head
  • Arundel with its magnificent castle and pretty cobbled streets
  • Stay in cosy B&B's bursting with English charm and character
Hike, sip and savor the delights of the Sussex sparkling wine region and the South Downs Way, where world-class wines pair with quintessential British charm. Just an hour’s hop, skip and jump away from London, this slower adventure walking tour offers a mix of classic English rolling countryside, dramatic white cliffs and a thriving wine scene, that's just waiting to be explored. Along the way, hike the best sections of the popular South Downs National Trail, passing through its lush green valleys, serene woodlands and iconic Seven Sisters chalk cliffs. Discover the vibrant vineyard estates of Wiston, Ridgeview and Rathfinny, sampling their award-winning sparkling reds and delicious blanc de noirs. Stay in quaint villages complete with timber-etched Tudor buildings, charming thatched cottages and imposing castles that look like they were plucked straight out of a storybook. And what's an adventure in England without finding a cozy nook to recount the day's escapades? Cap off each day, raising a pint or two in a traditional English pub. Cheers!

Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive Arundel Day 2 Arundel loop walk around its leafy riverside paths, cobbled streets and wonderful castle 7.5 miles / 12 km Day 3 Transfer to Wiston Wine Estate for a tasting session. Walk to Bramber via Chanctonbury Ring 6 miles / 10 km Day 4 Transfer to Devil's Dyke. Walk to the Ridgeview Wine Estate via Ditchling. Evening transfer to Lewes 9 miles / 14.5 km Day 5 Walk Lewes to Alfriston 11.5 miles / 18.5 km Day 6 Spend the day at the Rathfinny Wine Estate 4.5 miles / 7 km Day 7 Alfriston to Eastbourne via the Seven Sisters chalk cliffs 12.5 miles / 20 km Day 8 Onward Travel
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Why Macs

Reasons to believe in Macs Adventure:
The Biggest Choice

The Biggest Choice

Self-guided hiking & biking is all we do - we have over 500 tried & tested trips.
Our Heritage

Around Since 2003

We’re still founder led & the world’s number one self-guided operator with mountains of experience.
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Plus, with a Feefo Platinum Service Award & British Travel Awards, you know you're in good hands.
Positive Impact

Positive Impact

We use independent suppliers to support communities along our routes, as well as work with organizations to help maintain & restore paths.
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