The November Highlights Newletter of High Point Holidays

Highlights                                                   November 2012

Welcome to the November edition of Highlights, your monthly update on the latest news at High Point Holidays. This month we focus on one of our new Independent Walking Holidays for 2013. You can also see all the other new holidays we have on offer in our new Brochure for 2013, now available to view on-line. We have news on our competition winners and some more information regarding the prizes available in our exciting Photographic Competition.
Look out for your new brochure in the post (or you can order one or view on-line.) You can visit our website to see plenty more information and photos of all our holiday destinations and we would be delighted to see some of your High Point Holiday photos as entries to our inaugural Photo Competition. Full details coming very soon. 
Mark Armstrong
Drome Provencale

Focus on our Independent Walking Holiday in the Drôme Provencale:

New for 2013 "Drôme Provencale: Perched Villages & Indulgence" is a unique linear trail through a beautiful landscape of rolling hills and craggy summits. The walk traverses the Drôme Provencale from north to south, exploring varied and beautiful landscapes linked by several stunning historic perched villages. Starting in Crest in the Drôme Valley you’ll pass through scented lavender fields, secluded woods, vines of the Cote du Rhone and finally the olive groves of Nyons in the Baronnies.
Relaxing in the evenings is your time for indulgence. You'll stay in 7 different guest houses, all are delightful, quality guest houses in historic properties which have been beautifully renovated and whilst at Poet en Laval, you'll stay in a 3 star hotel. 5 of the guest houses have swimming pools where you can relax after your day's walking before enjoying the local fine cuisine.
You can read more about the 1st day of the holiday in our blog here.
Drome Provencale

Walking Holiday Updates

Special Early Bird Offer: Book before 31 December 2012 on any of our scheduled Guided Walking Holidays and receive a £25 reduction per person.
Special Loyalty Offers for returning customers: Details to be announced soon.

New Independent Holidays for 2013:
Beaujolais Splendour Uncovered
Drome Provencale: Perched Villages & Indulgence
Pyrenees Balcony Trial: Azun Valley
Queyras: Best Kept Secret in the Alps
Summit of Auvergne: Tour of Sancy
Jura Wine Trail

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


Walk and Eat Avignon Congratulations to C. Elsbury, G. Cafolla and S. Hargreaves on winning copies of Walk and Eat Avignon. A short break in Avignon can easily be added to our independent or guided walking holiday in the Baronnies

Photographic Competition. We are looking for our customers to send in their favourite photos from their High Point Holiday. We want photos that sum up your holiday or an aspect of the holiday that was special to you. There will be prizes for the chosen top 3 pictures.
2nd and 3rd prizes: A copy of the fabulous book Outdoor Photography from Cicerone along with a new release of a top photo editing software to help you edit, enhance, and organise your entire image collection.
1st prize winner will get the above plus a year's subscription to Outdoor Photography Magazine
Full details announced very soon.
Olive Groves of Nyons

The Olive Groves of Nyons

On Day 7 of the Independent Walking Holiday in the Drome Provencale you will witness the famous olive groves of Nyons.
Nyons is the gateway to les Baronnies, the rugged area of the Pre-Alpes to the North and East. The valleys are sheltered from the Mistral wind and ideal for olive growing. The area is the northern-most olive-growing region in the world and olives have been cultivated here since aound the 4th century B.C.
La perle noire or ‘the black pearl’, as Tanche olives are also called, have large pits and a thick, meaty flesh. They can be brined, dry-cured or crushed to make a delectable spread known as tapenade and produce some of the most refined olive oil.
For more details click here.

2013 Brochure

Our New Brochure for 2013

I'm pleased to say our new High Point Holidays Brochure 2013 is now available. Most of our existing customers and subscribers who have requested brochures for previous years should receive a hard copy over the next couple of weeks. If you don't receive a copy, but would like one, please contact us and let us know.
New for the 2013 brochure is that this year it is now being made available to browse on-line. You can Click Here to go to our 'order our brochure' page and then click on the
on-line link or cover picture to view.
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.

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