Focus on our Guided Walking Holiday, Beaujolais Discovery
If you want to get a glimpse of all that Beaujolais has to offer, the beautiful scenery, the excellent food and wine, and historical villages, then Beaujolais Discovery
fits the bill. On this holiday you will explore the full range of beautiful landscapes, often referred to as the French Tuscany, in this relatively quiet area of France. The Beaujolais
, located to the north and east of Lyon
, is a series of rolling hills summiting around 1000m above sea level. Despite the relatively gentle nature of their slopes, the scale of the peaks and the depths of the valleys create a landscape of great panoramas and rich contrasts. You will get the opportunity to visit a wine cave to sample some of the local wines
as well as walking amid the vines that make up the most famous Beaujolais Crus. One region not to be missed (but less frequented than the area of the grands crus) on our week's walking is the area known as the “Golden stones
”, so called due to the colour of the limestone used in the buildings. Here you will find some of the prettiest villages in France, set in a sumptuous landscape of interlocking hills receding to the horizon. Accommodation is in small, very comfortable chambre d'hôte style guest houses that allow us to mix with the hosts and other guests and immerse into the French way of life. Continental breakfast provides the perfect opportunity to discover the local specialities such as home-made jams and local cheeses
. At midday you will eat gourmet lunches including quiches and salads served with a number of local wines. Six evening meals will be taken at your guest houses with your hosts, where you will be treated to local delicacies.
We have a confirmed date for 2013 of 15th-22nd
May and spaces are still available.