On Foot Holidays has selected some of the best walking trips for foodies this summer. The emphasis is on local offerings: traditional delicacies, cultural variations, recipes passed down the generations and interesting regional dishes.
One of the operator's suggestions is a walking adventure staying on working farms in the little-known Karst region of Slovenia, an area of vineyards, woods, villages, caves and rivers. Guests will sample the local prsut (cured ham), which tastes wonderful with the region’s full-bodied red teran wine. Other culinary delights include hearty rabbit stew and delectable honey ice cream. The walk concludes in the lively Italian seaport of Trieste. Six nights’ B&B cost from £655 per person (based on two sharing), including four picnics and two evening meals. The walking is graded easy to medium.
Other summer options include a six-night trip in the Sabine Hills of Italy and a six-night walking itinerary in ands around Catalonia’s La Garrotxa Natural Park in Spain. On Foot also suggests a scenic trail in Mallorca, best enjoyed in September and October when temperatures are a little cooler. The walk takes in the sophisticated capital of Palma, plus the lofty peaks and deep valleys of the majestic, UNESCO-listed Tramuntana mountain range. There’s wonderful cuisine along the way, too, such as the Mallorcan version of paella. Eight nights’ B&B cost from £980 per person (two sharing). The walking is graded medium.
On all tours, luggage is transferred ahead of walkers to the next night’s stop. Local back-up assistance is available when required. Detailed maps and instructions are provided for every trip. Flights and travel to destinations is excluded.
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