The Nov/Dec Highlights Newsletter of High Point Holidays

Highlights                                               Nov/Dec 2013

Welcome to the last edition of Highlights for 2013, with an update on the latest news at High Point Holidays. In this edition, we are delighted to be able to tell you about some of our new holidays for 2014, update you on our Guided Walking Calendar for 2014 and introduce you to our latest brochure. Hope you all have a great time over the forthcoming seasonal holidays and we look forward to meeting some of you in 2014.

Best Wishes

Mark Armstrong
Cluny Abbey

Focus on Our Guided Walking Calendar for 2014

Beaujolais Discovery 10th-17th May, 1st-8th June, 20th-27th September
Exploring the famous vineyards and the less known regions of great beauty that lie beyond.
Jura Discovery: Wine Trails & Medieval Villages
18th-25th May
Exploring the gorges, waterfalls, lakes and historic villages of Jura's wine region.
Beaujolais Vintage Wine Trails
1st-8th June
Discovering the beautiful Beaujolais and its different wine growing areas.
Les Baronnies: Secret Provence
21st-28th June, 8th - 15th October
Exploring the quiet unspoilt region where the Provence meets the Alps, at the time when the lavender is in flower.
Queyras: Best Kept Secret in the Alps
6th-13th July
(Confirmed with places available)
Explore the deep gorges, alpine meadows, rocky deserts and rugged mountain ridges and peaks in this Alpine walking holiday.
Trekking Tour of the Vanoise 
16th-23rd July
Tour this unspoilt wilderness, where souring peaks with pristine glaciers rise above wild, remote valleys.
Amazing Auvergne  
23rd-30th August
Discover the amazing volcanic landscape of the northern Auvergne with perfect volcanic cones, dramatic waterfalls and historic villages.
Rugged Cantal Mountains
3rd-10th September 
Explore the rugged ridges, rocky peaks and green valleys of the extinct remains of a huge volcano.
Historic Walks in Chardonnay Country
13th-20th September
Enjoy the large number of historical sites set in a pretty landscape of chardonnay vines, secluded valleys and rocky outcrops.
Historic Villages & Valleys of the Tarn
28th Sept-8th Oct
Exploring the medieval hilltop towns and rocky gorges, wooded valleys and high sunny plateaux.
Beaujolais Medieval Village Tour 
19th-25th October
Explore a wonderful circuit around the southern part of the Beujolais region, known for its pretty historic villages built from a warm golden limestone.

BRIONNAIS Architecture

Walking Holiday Updates

High Point Holidays' 2014 Walking & Cycling Holidays Brochures have now been sent out to people that have been on our holidays and those that have made enquiries in the recent past. If you do not receive a brochure, but would like one please e-mail us and let us know.
Please note the brochure is also available online on our website. For more details see section below.

New Independent/Self Guided Walking Holidays for 2014:
Beaujolais Wine Trail: Chateaux & Medieval Villages
This walking holiday follows on from our Grand Crus wine trail & traverses a number of pretty valleys harbouring pretty chateaux and quaint villages.
Les Ecrins: Panoramic Alpine Trail
This spectacular trail takes you past high alpine lakes, through stunning valleys and along beautiful balcony paths following one of the best sections of the Tour of the Ecrins.
Tour of Ardeche: Rustic Trails
This walking tour is located in the heart of the Ardeche Regional Park & includes wonderful heather-clad moutains with great panoramic views; pretty chestnut forests; beautiful rivers  and sun parched, vine covered slopes.

Confirmed Guided Holiday:
Queyras: Best Kept Secret in the Alps 
6th-13th July
Confirmed dates with spaces available.

Website Updates:
Latest Blog: Guided or Independent Walking Holiday?

Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any queries on any of our holidays.

Ever disappointed that we do not do walking holidays in a particular country or region, then why not send us your suggestions to
Western Provence Book from Sunflower Books


Competition: We have 3 copies to give away of Sunflower Book's Languedoc-Roussillon and Western Provence. Visit our competition page for further details. The book includes car tours and fold out maps, walks for all ages and abilities, topographical walking maps, picnic spots and recommended restaurants.
You only have until the end of November 2013 to enter.
The book makes an ideal guide for walkers looking to extend their holiday after undertaking one of High Point Holiday's walking breaks in South East France:

Secret Provence: Tour of the Baronnies

Classic Provence: Luberon Trails

Look out for further competitions in 2014, including French Lessons and Terry Cudbird's Walking the Hexagon - An Escape around France on Foot.

Walking in Burgundy amongst the vines

Our Guided Walking Holidays

Group walking holidays are an ideal way to meet new people and make new friends. They are also an excellent means for single travellers to enjoy the company of like minded walkers during their holiday.
We usually restrict group sizes to a maximum of 8 or 10 people (not including the walking leader) on our fixed date departures on our guided walking holidays in Europe. Our choice is based on personal experience; smaller groups tend to remain together and allow customers to get a better quality of service from our leader. Of course, everyone has their own aspirations and likes and dislikes, and everyone needs their own space from time to time.
There is normally a minimum group size of 4 persons on our guided walking and trekking holidays. The holiday will not be confirmed until the minimum number has been reached, although some guided walking holidays may take place even though the minimum number has not been reached.

Queyras Guided Walking - walking towards Lac Ste Anne

High Point Holidays Brochure 2014

Our brochure details the majority of our guided and self-guided walking holidays and cycling breaks featured on our web site. However, we do not have a brochure for our tailor-made walking holidays, mountain biking or event breaks in France. Our brochure also does not contain details of our Classic Burgundy Self Guided Cycling Holiday and a couple of self guided walking holidays in Scotland.
If you would like a hard copy of our 2014 High Point Holidays Walking and Cycling Holiday Brochure, please go to the Contact us page and fill in your details, selecting "order a brochure" in the drop-down menu, and we will send you a copy by post.
The Brochure can be viewed on our online brochure page. Click on the image above to open in full screen mode. If you see a holiday that you want to know more about, click on the Explore (eye) symbol to go to the relevant page of our website.
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