5 Slow Walks In Europe This Fall

Published by Forbes
Written By Everett Potter

Slow Travel is trending, and nothing is delightfully slower than a walking trip. Ideally, the scenery should be amazing, the company stimulating, the food and wine stellar. Fall looms large as the best time for such a trip, as the summer heat dissipates and summer tourists vanish. Here are five slow walks to consider.

Douro Valley Walking

A case can be made that Butterfield & Robinson founder George Butterfield patented “slow travel” close to five decades ago. The company has perfected this method of travel, focusing on luxury accommodations, well-chosen itineraries, and an emphasis on the very best food and wine. Their Douro Valley Walking trip is a case in point, a six-day adventure in Northern Portugal. It includes natural springs, a dinner aboard a private riverboat, vineyard visits, yoga classes and daily walks. The walking on this trip is rated moderate difficulty, with some easier days. Accommodations are in two remarkable hotels, the Vidago Palace Hotel and the Six Senses Douro Valley. From $5,995, per person, based on double occupancy, as are all trips mentioned.

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