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Inntravel

A word from Inntravel:

Slow Holidays and 'Sustainable Tourism'
Sustainable tourism has been at the heart of our business since we began selling holidays over 25 years ago. It’s therefore no surprise that we take our social, environmental and cultural responsibilities very seriously, and we’re proud to have been awarded the maximum 5-star status by AITO for our commitment to providing holidays which are, by their very nature, sustainable.

We call these Slow Holidays because we don’t believe precious time away should be spent rushing from place to place. Instead, we seek out the lesser-taken path, allowing you to enjoy a truly individual experience at your own pace. Whether you choose to walk, ski, cycle, or take an inspiring journey by train, boat or car, our carefully crafted holidays ease you into the rhythm and patterns of everyday life as you journey through wonderful landscapes, uncover hidden corners and share chance encounters with local people. Relish delicious regional cuisine and relax in authentic hotels of great character. Savour the moments and enjoy life from the Slow lane – with Inntravel. 

ST is not a bandwagon for us - it’s ‘in our genes’
Many of our holidays take place in remote, rural areas where depopulation is a threat to the local economy. By holidaying in these regions, our customers help to bring employment and regeneration to these areas. Many of the walking and cycling routes also help to keep open traditional drovers’ roads and other ancient paths. In addition, we provide a wealth of information on the history and gastronomy of our chosen regions - this helps to promote, and thereby help maintain, local cultures and traditions. We carefully consider the impact and the benefits of any potential new holiday at the planning stage, to ensure that each new holiday complements our existing programme and our commitment to sustainable tourism.

Individual and independent
The hotels and taxi companies we use are, almost without exception, local and family-run businesses. An increasing number of our hoteliers feature local produce on their menus, something that we support and promote. Many also have an environmental policy, relating for example to laundry, energy conservation, resource use, etc, and we encourage this as much as possible. The fact that our holidays are for individuals rather than groups also allows us to work in very quiet villages with small hotels and guesthouses offering as few as two or three rooms.

Providing choice and flexibility
An increasing number of our customers are choosing to travel on holiday by rail, taking the Eurostar from St Pancras, and we offer a ‘by rail’ price option wherever our destinations can be reached comfortably in a day from the UK. We provide a summary of these holidays – plus a selection of those which are more commonly reached by air but which also have strong environmental credentials – on the sustainable tourism section of our website, inntravel.co.uk.

Leading by example
Our offices, sympathetically converted from a disused farm building, are well insulated and use energy-efficient lighting. We closely monitor heating and electricity usage, as well as other resource-use such as paper, and we also look at how many of our staff car-share – as our office is not served by public transport, we encourage this wherever possible; currently around a third of our staff share transport on a regular basis. We use paper from sustainably managed forests, and the envelopes in which we mail our brochures are made from recycled polythene and are themselves fully recyclable. Similarly, the folder in which we provide our customer documentation is made from recycled plastic and is fully recyclable – or, indeed, reusable, as many of our loyal customers appreciate! We recycle as much waste as possible, including paper, cardboard packaging, plastic bottles, batteries and tin cans. We also send all used printer cartridges to a charity that refills them. We offset all our business air-travel emissions with a financial contribution to Climate Care, and also encourage our staff to offset their own personal air travel.

>> Inntravel has supported Greentraveller's Guide to Las Alpujarras. It runs the following trips to this very special part of Spain:

Walking the Valleys & High Slopes of Las Alpujarras, Spain
Walking and Tasting Moorish Flavours of Las Alpujarras
A Walking Week with Chris Stewart in Las Alpujarras, Spain
New Year Break - On a High in Las Alpujarras
Walking the Rural Life in the Alpujarras
Self-Guided Walking in an Alpujarran Village

Below are more trips run by Inntravel, all of which can be reached overland:

All holidays offered by Inntravel

 
Walking holiday Switzerland, Val d'Anniviers
 
This high-level route offers thoroughly rewarding and completely flexible walking through the awe-inspiring scenery of the little-discovered Val d’Anniviers, a high valley in the French-speaking Valais with a strong individuality and rich traditions.

From £715pp (from £1048pp inc rail) based in two people sharing

6 days/7 nights.
Various departures June-September
 
 
 
Magnificent walking
 
In the whole Alpine region, no ridge of mountains can boast such romance as that combining the high route of Switzerland: the awe-inspiring peaks of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau, which you can explore on this self guided walking tour.

From £945pp (from £1255pp inc rail) based on 2 people sharing

6 days, 7 nights
Various departures from June-October
 
 
 
Incredible ochre colours of the Luberon
 
Beneath the dense forest and bare limestone cliffs of the imposing Luberon Massif lies a sunny, undulating plain. Here, between the Alps and the Mediterranean, you are in the very heart of Provence, perfect for a hotel to hotel self guided walk.

From £1125 per person (from £1360pp inc rail) based on 2 people sharing

7 nights, 8 days
Various departures from March-July & September-October
 
 
 
Self guided walking holidays in France
 
Walk along the unique landscapes, rugged mountains and pretty villages of South West France on this week long self-guided, hotel to hotel adventure. Savour the distinctive cuisine and experience the rich Basque culture.

From £868pp (from £1040pp inc rail) based on 2 people sharing

6 days, 7 nights
Various departures from May- July & September-October
 
 
 
Boating area at Catalonia beach
 
The magical northernmost part of the Costa Brava makes an ideal location for a week of leisurely self-guided hotel-to-hotel walking, with plenty of time for dips in the sea. Stay in high quality hotels with pools and savour local delicacies.

From £965pp (from £1448 pp inc rail) based on 2 people sharing

6 days, 7 nights
Various departures March- June & September-October
 
 
 
Cycling in Alsace by the canal
 
Embark on this leisurely self-guided cycling holiday through historic villages, down country back roads and up hills with magnificent views of the valley. Discover the rich culture of the region by sampling local dishes accompanied by tasty wines.

From £765pp (from £995 inc rail) based on 2 people sharing

5 days/6 nights
Various departures from March to October
 
 
 
Cycle through Edam and see the famous windmills
 
Starting in the town of Edam, discover delightful harbours and magical windmills before exploring historic Amsterdam, and ending in rural Oudewater, with a chance to visit Gouda.

From £668pp (from £935pp inc rail) based on 2 people sharing

5 days, 6 nights
26 March-30 September 2016; Start any day
 
 
 
Self guided walking holidays in Switzerland
 
Walk through diverse landscapes, from mountain ridges to meadows on this wonderful week long self-guided hotel-to-hotel walking holiday. Be awed by the stunning vistas of the lake, the varied nature and the picturesque villages.

From £1140pp (from £1470pp inc rail) based on 2 people sharing

6 days, 7 nights
Various departures from June to October
 
 
 
Self guided walking holidays in Switzerland with Inntravel
 
The Bernese Oberland is well-known as the most dramatic region of Switzerland and perfect for exploring by foot. The walk, from valley to valley, self-guided and hotel-to-hotel, offers breath-taking scenery and thrilling vistas.

From £895pp (from £1235pp inc rail) based on 2 people sharing

6 days, 7 nights
Various departures from June- October
 
 
 
Autoire
 
Embark on this week long self-guided hotel-to-hotel walking holiday along paths that echo the twists and turns of the river. You are constantly rewarded with superb views - a hill-top château, an unspoiled medieval village and peaceful forests.

From £920pp (from £1155pp inc rail) based on 2 people sharing

6 days, 7 nights
Various departures from April-October
 
 
 
Self guided walking holidays in France
 
Embark on a week long walking holiday along the beautiful Tarn Valley, discovering the varied landscapes, the vineyards, the wooded hills and the charming villages.

From £698pp (from £982pp inc rail) based on 2 people sharing

6 days, 7 nights
Various departures from April to October
 
 
 
Tregastell
 
This wonderful 7 day self-guided, hotel to hotel walking holiday is an exploration of Brittany’s northern coast, the Côte du Granit Rose, passing through bustling fishing ports and stone hamlets. Gentle walking but serious eating with Michelin stars.

From £1120pp (from £1330pp inc rail) based on 2 people sharing

6 days, 7 nights
Various departures from May to September
 
 
 
Self guided walking holidays in Gascony
 
Experience alluring landscapes, scenic self-guided walking routes, enriching cultural visits, tasty regional cuisine featuring truffles and duck, as you transfer from welcoming small hotel to hotel on this enjoyable holiday in Gascony.

From £585pp (from £788pp inc rail) based on 2 people sharing

5 days, 6 nights
Various departures from April - October Sun-Wed (Apr & Oct) Sat-Thu all other dates
 
 
 
Self guided walking holidays in France
 
Embark on this relaxing self-guided walking holiday from hotel to hotel following attractive paths through Mediterranean landscapes, where the air is perfumed with the scent of herbs, and buzzards and falcons soar overhead.

From £1050pp (from £1270pp inc rail) based on 2 people sharing

5 days, 6 nights
Various departures from March-Jun & September to October; start Mon-Sat (May-Oct), Tue-Sat all other dates
 
 
 
Self guided walking holidays in France
 
This enjoyable self guided walking holiday starts in the enchanting town of La Brigue in the mountains, where you'll discover mixed woodland, gorges, dramatic peaks and even the mysterious Vallée des Merveilles ('Valley of Marvels').

From £692pp (from £892pp inc rail) based on 2 people sharing

5 days, 6 nights
Various departures from April- July & September-October
 
 
 
Self gudied walking holidays in France with Inntravel
 
Explore this rugged walking country, ancient volcanic activity having created spectacular formations here, with solidified lava flows filling valleys and rivers to form lakes and waterfalls on this self guided, hotel to hotel walking holiday.

From £698pp (from £905pp inc rail) based on 2 people sharing

6 days, 7 nights
Various departures from May to September
 
 
 
Self guided walking holidays in Switzerland
 
Experience the Vaudoise Mountains by foot, on this self-guided, hotel to hotel walking holiday, passing through small traditional villages nestling amid some of Switzerland’s most spectacular scenery.

From £835 per person (from £1138 inc rail) based on 2 people sharing

6 days, 7 nights
Various departures from June to September
 
 
 
Cycling in France
 
A week long, self guided, cycling trip through picturesque landscapes, pretty villages, historic churches and towering cypress trees of the southern Languedoc Roussillon region.

From £895pp (from £1075pp inc rail) based on 2 people sharing

6 days, 7 nights
Various departures from April to July & September to October
 
 
 
Pretty villages of the Engadine
 
Step into another world as you explore the idyllic, Romansch-speaking Engadine Valley and its timeless villages, some of the most beautiful in all of the Alps on this self guided walking holiday travelling from hotel to hotel..

From £1060pp (from £1440pp inc rail) based on 2 people sharing

6 days, 7 nights
Various departures from June - October 2016
 
 
 
Azay le Rideau's romantic Renaissance Château
 
West of Tours, the Loire meanders through the Loire-Anjou-Touraine Regional Park, an area of vineyards, farmland, hunting forests and limestone cliffs where magnificent châteaux await discovery on this self guided hotel to hotel walking tour.

From £750pp (from £922pp incl rail) based on 2 people sharing

6 days, 7 nights
Various departures from April- October
 
 
 
Self guided walking holidays in France
 
Explore the countryside north of the Tarn Valley, a timeless landscape of unspoiled medieval 'bastides', or fortified villages, largely dating from the turbulent 12th-century when the English sought to dominate this land on this self guided walk.

From £698 per person (from £930pp inc rail) based on 2 people sharing

7 nights, 6 days
Various departures from April-July & August-October
 
 
 
Rocamadour view
 
The quiet lanes that follow the meanders of the beautiful Dordogne and lead into the hills that surround it are ideal for leisurely self guided cycling, as you pass ancient châteaux that guard the river, from hotel to hotel.

From £798 per person (£1010 including rail) based on 2 people sharing

6 days, 7 nights
Various departures from April-October
 
 
 
Cycle past magnificent Chateaux
 
The beautiful Loire Valley is renowned for the grandeur and majesty of the magnificent châteaux that line the banks of this regal river and just to the south of Orléans is the beautiful region of the Sologne, a cyclist's paradise.

From £885pp (£1050pp including rail) based on 2 people sharing

5 days
Various departures from April-September
 
 
 
Pointe Du Millier
 
Finistère, literally 'land's end', on the rocky coast of north-west France, in the heart of Brittany. The Celtic past can be seen in churches, calvaries and chapels, hewn out of the granite rocks of this rugged land as you cycle at your own speed.

From £782pp (from £930pp inc rail) based on 2 people sharing

5 days, 6 nights
Various departures from April-July & August-October leaving Wed-Mon (Apr-Sep), Sun, Mon, Wed & Thurs (Oct)
 
 
 
Snowshoeing Switzerland
 
The sunny Engadine Valley in eastern Switzerland is one of the country’s best-kept secrets. It is a place where winter is truly magical and is characterised by frozen lakes, quintessentially Alpine scenery and picture-book villages.

From £1285pp (including rail) based on two people sharing.

6 days, 7 nights
Various departures from December 2016 March
 
 
 
Valais vista
 
For relaxing but first-rate downhill skiing, the majestic and largely undiscovered Val d’Anniviers is unbeatable. Here, the 4-star Hotel Bella Tola offers fittingly elegant accommodation, wonderful cuisine and spa facilities.

From £1375 per person (from £1298 incl rail) based on two people sharing

6 days, 7 nights
Various departures from DecemberApril Saturday/Sunday
 
 
 
Downhill skiing above the chalets
 
Engelberg offers excellent pistes – and delightful cross-country trails – but what really makes the place is its refreshingly laid-back atmosphere – this is the quiet side of skiing. The 3-star Edelweiss is every bit as relaxed as the village.

From £1055pp (including rail) based on two people sharing

6 days/7 nights
Various departures from December April
 
 
 
Walk through some beautiful villages
 
Enjoy a walking holiday in the idyllic Engadine Valley in easternmost Switzerland, and discover carpets of wildflowers amidst wonderfully unspoiled scenery, on expertly guided walks from a truly wonderful single centre hotel base.

From £1175pp (from £1585pp inc rail) based on two people sharing

6 days, 7 nights
Various departures in June
 
 
 
Cross country skiing
 
Choose this truly hospitable and tranquil 4-star hotel to enjoy Switzerland’s best cross-country and downhill skiing, in a tranquil valley offering something for all levels. Fully catered, perfect for families.

From £1285pp (including rail) based on two people sharing

6 days/7 nights
Various departures from December-March
 
 
 
The Eiffel Tower
 
Paris’ unique allure is guaranteed to draw you back time and again and the superbly located 3-star St Paul makes a charming base.

From £208pp based on two people sharing

2 days
Various departures from March to October
 
 
 
Photo © ATOUT FRANCE/Eric Larrayadieu
 
Discover this vibrant city from this 3-star hotel ideally located on the great Flemish square in the heart of Lille, with superb art collections at the Musée d’Art Moderne and the Palais des Beaux Arts, or shopping in the Euralille retail complex

From £128pp based on two people sharing

3 days, 2 nights
Various departures from March-October
 
 
 
Hotel La Croix Blanche on cycling holiday in the Loire
 
A leisurely route for a self-guided hotel-to-hotel cycling holiday with luggage transported through the picturesque Loire Valley, with plenty of time to visit some of France's most splendid châteaux and to sample the region's food and wines.

From £698 (from £880pp inc rail) based on two people sharing.

7 days, 6 nights
Various departures from April-October
 
 
 
Puffin
 
Head to unspoiled Northumberland to combine leisurely rural and coastal walking, on a delightful self-guided route made all the more special by the romantic ruined castles along the way.

From £390pp based on two people sharing

3 days, 4 nights
Various departures from March-October
 
 
 
Yorkshire villages
 
Leading from the gallops of atmospheric Middleham to elegant Richmond via dramatic Aysgarth Falls and the foreboding Castle Bolton, this self guided walk gives a real taste of classic Dales scenery.

From £445pp based on two people sharing

3 days, 4 nights
Various departures from March-October
 
 
 
Gorgeous views in the Peak District
 
Enjoy inspirational views of Britain’s first National Park, the Peak District, as you follow gritstone edges and wide wooded valleys on this scenic self-guided walking break.

From £370 per person based on two people sharing

3 days, 4 nights
Various departures from March-October
 
 
 
The famous North Yorks Moors steam railway
 
Follow wooded riverside paths, green lanes and moorland tracks to reach some of Yorkshire's prettiest villages nestling almost unnoticed in secluded corners. From Pickering, take the historic steam train north and walk back over the moors.

From £498 per person based on two people sharing

3 days, 4 nights
Various departures from March-October
 
 
 
Jungfrau Train
 
From the Eiger to the Matterhorn, discover classic Alpine landscapes on a fantastic rail journey - including a chance to ride the Glacier Express - through the snow-capped peaks of Switzerland, enjoying genuine Swiss hospitality along the way.

From £2295pp (from £2595pp inc rail) based on 2 people sharing

13 days, 14 nights
Various departures from June-October
 
 
 
Looking down on La Laguna Valley, with El Teide beyond
 
Dramatic self guided walking on a surprising island of contrasts from high volcanic deserts to lush pine forests and deep ravines and coastal vistas. Stay in two delightful hotels in two charming towns on the green north coast.

From £675 per person based on two people sharing

6 days, 7 nights
Various departures from September-April
 
 
 
Coastal splendour in Cyprus
 
Explore the diverse landscapes of the Troodos Mountains and along the Akamas Peninsula at your own pace on the dramatic island of Cyprus, a land famed for its warm welcome, mystical beauty and excellent walking trails.

From £515pp based on two people sharing

6 days, 7 nights
Various departures from September-May
 
 
 
Relaxing short breaks at the Auberge d'Inxent in Picardy
 
Gently discover the lush countryside of the Course Valley as you self drive from a hamlet in Picardy, staying at the traditional Auberge d'Inxent, famed for its 'Menu de Terroir' and scoff 2 breakfasts, 2 dinners and quaff a bottle of champagne.

From £187pp (including Channel crossing Dover-Calais)

2 nights, 3 days
Various departures from February-October
 
 
 
Discover unspoiled medieval villages.
 
Pop over the Channel for a few days of self guided driving and a stay at the Hostellerie des Tourelles in the pretty village of Le Wast just outside Calais, enjoy exquisite cooking (2 breakfasts and 2 dinners) and fine wines (including champagne)

From £208pp (including Channel crossing Dover-Calais)

2 nights
Various departures from January-October
 
 
 
Lovely auberge
 
Justly popular, this pretty 3-star hotel, Auberge de l'Abbaye, in the timeless village of Le Bec-Hellouin in Normady, boasts an excellent restaurant, perfect for any celebration – weekend breaks here are always special, for this self drive break.

From £268pp (including Channel crossing Dover-Calais)

2 nights
Various departures from February-October
 
 
 
Cycle breaks through Burgundy and its vineyards, France
 
Follow excellent bike trails through the vineyards and rolling hills of southern Burgundy, with plenty of cultural interest to discover, and world famous wines and gastronomy to savor as you cycle at your own speed from one hotel to the next.

From £885pp (from £980pp inc rail) based on two people sharing

5 days, 6 nights
Various departures from April to September
 
 
 
The Neuschwanstein Castle
 
Discover the picturesque landscapes of southern Bavaria as you follow part of the Romantic Strasse, passing fairytale castles, traditional villages and idyllic rolling countryside on a self-guided cycle, whilst staying in three high quality hotels.

From £875pp (from £1280pp inc rail) based on 2 people sharing

7 nights, 6 days
Various departures from May- October
 
 
 
Discover mellow golden villages of pretty thatched cottages
 
Enjoy a rewarding walking holiday between golden villages of thatched cottages amid some of the finest countryside in the heart of the Cotswolds. Discover Chipping Campden and Broadway - and the rich history and heritage of this picturesque region.

£575pp (excluding travel)

3 days, 4 nights
Various departures from March-October
 
 
 
Visit the remarkable Cascades d'Ouzoud
 
After immersing yourselves in the bustle of Marrakesh, enjoy leisurely walks to natural wonders from a contrasting rural idyll beneath a backdrop of the High Atlas with your own Berber guide for 3 walks between a country house and Riad.

From £955pp based on two people sharing

6 days, 7 nights
Various departures from September - April
 
 
 
Walking in Portugal along the Costa Vicentina
 
To explore a truly wild coastline, choose this gentle yet dramatic self-guided hotel-to-hotel walk through Costa Vicentina Natural Park which reveals the haunting beauty of Portugal’s south-west coast. Your luggage is transported for you.

From £798pp based on 2 people sharing

6 days, 7 nights
Various departures from September-April
 
 
 
Self guided cycling holidays in France
 
In the famous wine-producing region around Bordeaux and St Emilion, there are handsome villages with colourful histories to be explored and no better way to discover this beguiling area than on two wheels as you cycle at your own pace between hotels.

From £898pp (£1055pp including rail travel) based on 2 people sharing

5 days, 6 nights
Various departures from May-October
 
 
 
Algarve’s Coast & Hills
 
Algarve holds a few surprises in store for those prepared to get off the beaten track and explore - great walking through beautiful landscapes. Stay in a beautiful quinta with pool and gardens close to walking routes to explore local fishing villages

From £635 per person based on 2 people sharing

6 days, 7 nights
Various departures from September to May
 
 
 
Rail Journey through Portugal - On the Waterfront
 
Portugal’s three greatest cities are very distinctive in character, making our self-guided walking tours through the ancient streets all the more fascinating as you travel by train between three 4-star hotels.

From £680pp based on 2 people sharing

5 days, 6 nights
Various departures from January-October