Last weekend the clocks went back and that means it's time for me to start planning my winter escape. Here are my top 5 winter escapes.
Visit the remarkable island outpost of El Hierro is on the westernmost outreaches of Europe. An Atlantic gem with a sleepy charm and fantastic walking trails.
Discover the botanical paradise of Discover La Gomera on foot. Boasting winter temperatures ranging from the mid-teens to low twenties through the winter months La Gomera, the greenest of the Canary Islands, is a perfect winter walking destination. La Gomera lies just 30 kilometres off the coast of Tenerife, and can also be combined with our Walking in Tenerife trip to make a two week break.
Only a short flight from the UK, Portugal's Algarve seems a world away. March, April and May are the perfect time for exploring the sandy coves, quiet villages and hidden charms of the Algarve. Start planning your walking holiday to the Algarve.
Between March and May Provence averages 7 to 9 hours of sunshine per day. Just one reason that Van Gogh and many others have fallen in love with this special corner of France. We won't mention the food, wine and charming hotels featured in our Short Break in Provence Cycling holiday.
Year round sunshine, regular flights and fabulous walking through the lush green interior have made Madeira a long time favourite for winter walkers in the know. Make sure you don't miss out on the delights of walking in Madeira.
Don't hesitate to give one of our team a shout today to start planning your self guided adventure this winter.
* This post has been updated from original publish date of November 2012