As leaders in active luxury travel, Butterfield & Robinson covers the globe on two wheels, and biking trips continue to be one of the most immersive and healthiest ways to travel. But the desire to cover more ground (especially with aging travellers) has caused a shift in the trips we offer.

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With considerable growth in booked walking trips throughout the last few years, B&R has beefed up its portfolio of scheduled, bespoke and Ready-to-Book walking departures around the world – and it’s paying off! Through January and February 2018, B&R has seen a 44 per cent increase in travellers booking trips from the same period last year, with some key regions showing sustained interest.

  • Italian Lakes Walking repeats as the most popular walking trip booked through the first two months of the year
  • Peru Walking and Sicily Walking remained in the top five walking trips from last year, reflecting two of B&R’s most well-visited destinations
  • The all-new Basque Country Walking is the 5th-most booked published walking departure in 2018

To celebrate the growth and sustained interest in active luxury walking trips, B&R has just launched the following Ready-to-Book walking trips in Europe, Africa and Asia. Travellers can choose from these new private departures, best for small groups of 2 to 8 travellers, totally hand-crafted by our trip designers:

Cotswolds Walking 7 days / 6 nights

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Trek through the Oxford countryside and along quiet cobblestone roads towards beautiful towns brimming with history, heritage and local life. Discover the country home of Sir Winston Churchill at Blenheim, dine like royalty with traditional cuisine, and discover World Heritage Site and the Roman city of Bath, followed by a visit to Jane Austen’s house before staying at the majestic Royal Crescent hotel.
USD $5,595 per person, based on double occupancy

Northern Tanzania Walking Safari 9 days / 8 nights

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Enjoy private verandas and treehouse suites on this active luxury walking retreat in northern Tanzania, accompanied by tree lions, wildebeests and zebras. This unique safari takes travellers walking, canoeing and biking through Manyara, along Great Rift Valley and to Ngorongoro Crater’s gate. A mid-week flight to the Serengeti allows travellers to experience the sensational sight of massive herds during migration.
USD $9,495 per person, based on double occupancy

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Southern Tanzania Walking Safari 8 days / 7 nights

For adventure lovers who insist on an out-of-the-ordinary trip, this active safari is the perfect getaway. Both walking and traditional safari game drives are included in this trek through southern Tanzania’s Selous Game Reserve, up the Rufiji River to Stiegler Canyon, and later through the Ruaha National Park. Between big game safari and nights spent under the stars, this is a week well spent in the bush.
USD $9,495 per person, based on double occupancy

Jordan Walking 8 days / 7 nights
Butterfield_Jordan WalkingExplore the rich history of this tiny kingdom in the heart of the Middle East, from famous sites like Petra to the intricate Byzantine mosaics in Madaba, before floating in the Dead Sea and hiking through a canyon adorned with ponds and rivers. A local guide leads travellers through the Sharah Mountains, and final Arabian Nights are spent camping in luxury lodgings in the desert of Wadi Rum.
USD $5,995 per person, based on double occupancy

New Zealand Walking 9 days / 8 nights
Exploring landscapes from Wellington to Queenstown, this trip starts with superb hiking along stunning coastal tracks in the Marlborough Sounds, before slowing down under the towering Southern Alps in Fiordland. Stunning marine life, unique Maori experiences and luxury stays at The Bolton and Furneaux Lodge round out an exceptional walking trip on the South Island.
USD $8,995 per person, based on double occupancy