COMING SOON. The Tour du Mont Blanc As we go to press with our newsletter we're just putting the final touches to a new self-guided walking holiday in the Alps, the classic Tour du Mont Blanc, more affectionately known simply as the TMB. Walking through France, Switzerland and Italy the TMB is perhaps the most iconic and famous of all walks in the Alps. This circuit of Mont Blanc affords spectacular views at every point and is quite simply a "must do" for all mountain walking enthusiasts. Crossing renowned alpine passes the route takes you beneath glaciers, through valleys and across summer meadows and of course breathtaking mountain panoramas. Star of the show is western Europe's highest peak, Mont Blanc, which at 4807m is the "Monarch of the Alps". With intelligent, yet limited use of public transport, this world famous circuit can be completed in a one week holiday. We'll be offering daily departures between July 2011 and mid-September 2011 with accommodation, main baggage transfers and most meals included. 8 days Land Only Price £595 Full details of this trip are now available on our website at www.walksworldwide.comThis trip is not featured in our current brochure.Or visit us on the web www.walksworldwide.com 11NEW TRIP MALTA, The Heart of the Mediterranean It goes a little bit like this. Our good friends at the Malta Tourist Board say to us "will you please come to Malta, have a walk around our islands and create a walking holiday. We'll give you a guide, transport, air travel and anything else you need".So our Sarah Harper soon found herself in Malta last December to do some serious work.Here are Sarah's findings of her time on the islands of Malta, Gozo and Comino.After digging my car out of the snow in the UK, a couple of hours later I'm stepping off a plane in Malta. I simply had to call my now frozen colleagues to tell them it was 22°C and I was sitting on the terrace of my charming hotel in a t-shirt, sipping a glass of chilled wine and enjoying a view from the medieval citadel of Mdina across the whole of Malta. A walk along spectacular karstic cliffs on the south coast was a dramatic start, before heading inland to discover pretty villages, ornate churches and a patch work of terraced fields. A short ferry ride to Gozo revealed a different island altogether. Life moves at a slower pace here, it's more hilly and greener too. From atop Gozo's highest point I could see across to Sicily and the summit of Etna. Walking across Gozo was a pleasure. Always interesting, I also slowed to the pace of life and, reaching a quaint bay, saw how they extract salt from the Med in saltpans. A boat ride to tiny Comino was next and I walked above the inviting Blue Lagoon to the fort used in the film the "Count of Monte Cristo" for open views and met three of the four people who live on Comino. It's impossible to get lost here and a nice quiet cove was found to enjoy a picnic and I got to dip my feet in the Med. Back on Malta I even discovered "Popeye's Village", and throughout enjoyed great food, great hospitality, far better weather than at home and a place with a mish mash of cultural influences, yet with its own identity. Our new 'Heart of the Med' Maltese islands walking holiday is now available, only at www.walksworldwide.com. Search Malta. Prices start at £330 Land Only.
The Ultimate Diving Collection2011/121156HOLIDAYS WITH 100% FINANCIAL PROTECTIONDW1625 Front and Back Covers.indd 102/12/2010 19:20Talk to our specialist consultants:0845 301 4737Calls charged at local rateOverseas tel: +44 1962 737 565 Fax: 0845 130 6984Email: email@example.com Web: www.walksworldwide.comAddress: Sutton Manor Farm, Bishop's Sutton, Alresford, SO24 0AA. UKOpen Monday to Friday - 9am to 6pmTREKKING CALENDAR - Your "at a glance" guide Here are some of our suggestions as to where to go and when... EUROPE AprilCyprus - Troödos and AkamasGermany - Along the RhinePortugal - The Camino??PortugueseSpain - Andalucia, Along the GR7Italy - Tuscany ClassicoTurkey - Best of the Lycian wayMayCroatia - Dubrovnik and "Marco Polo" IslandPoland - The Wild EastGreece - The Corfu TrailFrance - In the footsteps of the CatharsSpain - The Catalan CoastHungary - On the trail of the MagyarsJuneRomania - Transylvania, Land of DraculaCorsica - The GR20Austria - Alpine SplendourSlovenia - Lakes and MountainsBulgaria - Orpheus and the Rodopi MountainsAlbania - The Accursed Mountains REST OF THE WORLD April Nepal - Everest, Annapurna and Langtang treks Sri Lanka - Island Paradise Libya - Libyan Explorer India - Darjeeling and the Singalila RidgeMayVenezuela - Roraima and the Angels FallsMorocco - The Berber TrailIndia - Himalayan Heights and Tiger TrailsNepal - The Royal Trek JunePeru - All Peru treks Nepal - The Forbidden Land of Mustang Morocco - Atlas Traverse and Toubkal Climb Tanzania - Kilimanjaro Rongai and Shira routes5028