A recent study has shown that taking a sunshine break during the UK winter months can provide major health benefits.
HF Holidays, a leading walking and activity holidays provider, has put together a list of exotic walking breaks for holidaymakers seeking to escape the dark and colder nights.
See details below of HF Holidays’ winter sun Guided Walking Holidays to La Gomera, La Palma, the Eastern Algarve and Tenerife.
With average January temperatures of 18°C, the rural island of La Gomera, a recognised walkers’ paradise, offers traditional towns, forests and volcanic mountain ridges, perfect for holidaymakers wanting tranquillity and guaranteed sunshine. The mountainous terrain has exhilarating routes spread out across the dramatic landscape of the island offering something new each day. Ideal for those with a real head for heights. This small island manages to squeeze in breathtaking barrancos, outstanding Laurisilva forest and the wonderful Garajonay National Park. Stay at Parador de la Gomera, a delightful property reflecting the island’s traditional architecture, with a small central garden courtyard, complete with outdoor pool and excellent coastal views.
Price: 7 nights departing 26th January 2019 from £1,349pp. Price includes return flights from London Heathrow, half board accommodation and the services of HF Holidays’ expert walking guides.
One of the lesser-known Canary Islands, La Palma is an ideal winter getaway offering warm weather and beautiful, diverse landscapes. With January temperatures reaching as high as 21°C, the lush, green island gives you chance to step out and enjoy diverse landscapes including banana plantations, laurilsilva forests, as well as dramatic volcanic scenery. Discover the wildlife and stunning views of the large national park, Caldera de Taburiente, and visit the capital, Santa Cruz de la Palma, with its cobbled streets and colonial architecture. Stay at The Parador De la Palma, a newly constructed hotel, modelled on the traditional style, with extensive fruit tree garden to walk through and excellent views of the Atlantic Ocean.
Price: 7 nights departing 31st January 2019 from £1,199pp. Price includes return flights from London Gatwick, half board accommodation and the services of HF Holidays’ expert walking guides. (Manchester departures also available)
Year-round sunshine, rich heritage and charming towns make the Eastern Algarve the perfect spot for a winter guided walking escape. Explore the quaint fishing harbours and ports and spot the diverse birdlife of the salt pans, close to our partner hotel in Tavira. Stay at Hotel Via Galé Tavira, a centrally-located hotel, close to the river and the historical centre of the town, complete with outdoor pool on the banks of Ria Formosa.
Price: 7 nights from 2nd February 2019 from £1,089pp. Price includes return flights from London Gatwick, half board accommodation and the services of HF Holidays’ expert walking guides. (Manchester departures also available).
World-famous volcanic scenery, historic mansions and beautiful coastlines make Tenerife a go-to destination to escape the cold, dreary winter months. Join HF Holidays on a guided walking holiday that shows off the island’s highlights on daily hiking routes with expert leaders on hand every step of the way. Discover Mount Teide, Spain’s highest mountain, and stay in the Hotel Laguna Nivaria, located on the main square in UNESCO World Heritage Site of San Cristobal de la Laguna.
Price: 7 nights from 27th January 2019 from £1,249pp. Price includes return flights from London Gatwick, half board accommodation and the services of HF Holidays’ expert walking guides. (Manchester and Birmingham departures are also available).
Places are limited on these holidays so book now to avoid disappointment. For more information on HF Holidays, please visit www.hfholidays.co.uk or call 020 8732 1250.