With the dollar up again, a walking vacation in England or Europe is increasinglyt affordable
If you’re looking for a walking vacation abroad with like-minded walkers and hikers, this would be the year to do so. The Wayfarers, a highly respected organizers of walking vacations, offers five- to seven-day walking vations in England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland and Northern Ireland, Croatia, Czech Republic, Slovenia, Austria, France, Italy, Switzerland and Greece, and the schedule includes two women-only walks in England and Italy. Walks range from five to 12 days and are rated from easy to challenging, covering distances of 4 – 5 miles, 6 – 10 miles and 12 – 15 miles per day. respectively.
The Wayfarers has lowered its rates by as much as US$400 per person or $800 per couple. Walking trips start at $3,295 per person includng accommodations, meals, wine with dinner, hikes, tours and entrance fees. To lock in these prices, U.S. and Canadian travelers must onfirm reservations in with payment in full due by March 31, 2009. For more information, click here or phone 800-249-4620.