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Headwater Holidays
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+44 1606 720033
Australia 1300 363 055
The Old Schoolhouse
Norwich CW8 1LE
United Kingdom
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Headwater Holidays

The more relaxed active holiday. Headwater are experts in self-guided walking, cycling and soft activity holidays.

Our aim is to be the UK’s number one choice for couples, or groups of friends, looking for easy-challenging activity (independent walking or cycling) by day, high quality accommodation by night and an in-depth, interest-packed experience of the destination throughout their time with us. Our holidays won’t necessarily be the cheapest on the market, but they will be superior to all others in terms of quality, service, interest and value for money.

Headwater creates a global range of tailor-made soft-adventure holiday experiences for our customers through quality, reliability, personal service and a thorough understanding and appreciation of the different cultures and countries in which we operate. Luxury accommodation and fine food & wine guaranteed!
Their Tours

Undiscovered Southern Catalunya Cycling

9 Days Easy-Moderate
Every day is different on this eight night holiday which sees you enjoy wonderful, tranquil cycling on a mixture of quiet roads, riverside paths and the historic Via Verde, a traffic-free cycle track along the route of the old Vine Cutter railway line, affording superb views of mountains, gorges ...

Vines and Villages

11 Days Moderate
If you have 10 days to spare, then this new cycling holiday explores the 'golden triangle' of Franche-Comte and offers a real in-depth voyage of discovery for connoisseurs of hidden France. This is France profonde, unchanged over the years, with charming village squares decked with pavement ...

Villas and Vineyards

8 Days Moderate-Advanced
Our undiscovered corner of Venetia, just 60 mins (but a world away) from bustling Venice is, we think, the perfect setting for a relaxed cycling holiday. The countryside is almost entirely untouched by tourism. The cycling is gentle, and takes you through ancient vineyards, cherry orchards and ...

Vaucluse Vineyards

9 Days Easy-Moderate
Dramatic Mont Ventoux and the lacy silhouette of the Dentelles de Montmirail dominate the skyline on this Provence cycling holiday. You get the best of both worlds - breathtaking scenery all around combined with easy pedalling on plains and gentle foothills dotted with lavender, orchards and the ...

Undiscovered Provence

11 Days Moderate
We think this is the perfect corner of Provence for a cycling holiday. It's an area of great natural beauty, away from the tourist haunts, midway between the Mediterranean coast and Maritime Alps. There's varied cycling and not too much traffic; plenty of sunshine, yet cooling breezes; masses ...

Two Rivers

9 Days Moderate
New for summer 2013, this 8-night cycling holiday explores the gentle upland plateau between the Doubs valley at Besancon and the folded mountains of the high Jura close to the Swiss border. It's a relaxed and leisurely loop, winding through sun-dappled oak forests, terraces of swaying vines and ...

The Sound of Music

13 Days Moderate-Advanced
Our popular 12 night cycling holiday in the Austrian Lakes is fantastically varied with something to suit travellers of all ages. It's a glorious mix of spectacular scenic views, gentle shoreline routes and swimming opportunities galore! The cycling is mainly 1-boot level but you can extend or ...

Secrets of Sicily

9 Days Moderate-Advanced
This independent 8-night linear cycling holiday explores Sicily's unspoilt western coast. Steeped in ancient history and culture, combined with a quintessential Mediterranean landscape of golden bays lapped by azure waters, vine studded countryside dotted with silvery olive groves and tiny sun ...

Secrets of Sardinia

8 Days Easy-Moderate
Sardinia's west coast is one of wild azure bays, verdant river valleys and palm-lined towns peppered with golden stone country churches. New for summer 2013, this 7-night linear holiday follows the coast south, taking you back through Sardinian history with evidence of its colourful and ...

Secrets of San Gimignano

9 Days Easy-Moderate
This 8-night holiday is, quite simply, outstanding in every way: the rich scenery, the fantastically contrasting hotels, the local cuisine, exceptional wines... the list goes on! You'll start off in Volterra, a beautifully preserved hilltop gem whose eclectic mix of Etruscan, Roman and ...

Passau to Vienna

11 Days Easy-Moderate
The route from Passau, on Germany's eastern border, to Vienna is one of the most popular cycle paths in Europe - and no wonder! This stretch of the Danube carves its way through a thousand years of history - 60 dramatic castles and palaces lie along the river, and the ever-changing landscape is ...

Loire Gastronomic

7 Days Easy
This gentle and unhurried gastronomic cycling holiday follows a triangular route through the heart of the great Loire Valley. En-route highlights include the majestic chateaux of Amboise and Chambord, and the rich Renaissance splendour of Chenonceau. You'll come across many hidden-away delights ...

Highlights of Gozo

7 Days Moderate
Surrounded by azure Mediterranean waters, diminutive Gozo lies just 5km from its lively sister island of Malta. In contrast, the pace of life on Gozo however is one from an era gone-by, even a short visit will lull you into its relaxed rhythms. This tranquillity, combined with the island's size, ...

Heart of Venetia

8 Days Moderate
An outright winner from the outset, this single centre independent cycling holiday offers a real insight into Italian country living, and is perfect for people not wanting to pack up and move on every couple of days. Base for the week is the AAA charming 13 room farm-hotel, Agriturismo l ...

Emerald Coast

9 Days Easy-Moderate
It's almost impossible to resist the appeal of the spectacular Emerald Coast, with its pink granite cliffs and turquoise seas, wonderful white beaches and deserted little coves. Writers and artists, attracted by the stunning landscapes, dramatic views and vibrant Mediterranean-style colours ...

Emilia Romagna

9 Days Easy
Best known as the gastronomic capital of Italy - parmesan cheese, balsamic vinegar and Parma ham all come from here - Emilia Romagna also offers some of the most gentle cycling in the country. With pancake-flat country lanes linking huge swathes of vineyards and orchards, and offering ancient ...

Contrasts of Puglia

8 Days Moderate-Advanced
An outright winner from the start, this independent 7-night cycling holiday explores a sun-soaked region of empty beaches, unspoilt villages, and low fertile hills rolling down into the clear emerald seas of the Adriatic. Firmly tucked away 'on the heel of Italy's boot', Puglia offers ...

Contrasts of Brittany

11 Days Moderate-Advanced
New for summer 2013, this 10-night cycling holiday (with options to shorten to 6 or 8 nights if you prefer) is a glorious mix: rural farming villages, pretty coastal towns, traffic-free country trails and panoramic stretches pedalling alongside the mighty Atlantic Ocean. Starting inland in ...

Coastal Croatia

8 Days Moderate-Advanced
The Istrian Peninsula at the top of the Adriatic, (just below Trieste), was Italian until 1945 when it became part of Croatia. People still speak Italian here, and it is even taught in schools - in fact, Istria is sometimes known as 'Croatia's Tuscany'. It houses a treasure trove of antiquities, ...

Classic Wye Valley

6 Days Moderate
This popular independent cycling holiday (run by our local partners), takes in three counties - Shropshire, Herefordshire and Powys, and explores the pristine natural beauty of the Welsh/English borderlands. These hidden valleys seem to exist in another time zone; rivers turn lazy waterwheels ...

Classic Chianti

11 Days Moderate
New for summer 2013, this 10-night holiday has been carefully crafted to cleverly balance cultural highlights and historic treasures with natural beauty and scenically stunning cycling. It's a perfect choice too if you like the idea of combining timeless countryside cycling with using local ...

Chablis Vineyards

7 Days Easy
Nine centuries of bon viveur tradition, one world-famous wine area and three others to check out, are packed into this short non-strenuous holiday. You'll have plenty of opportunities for gastronomic pit-stops. And you'll be able to taste several renowned appellations.

Austrian Lakes

11 Days Moderate-Advanced
Our popular 10 night cycling holiday in the Austrian Lakes is fantastically varied with something to suit travellers of all ages. It's a glorious mix of spectacular scenic views, gentle shoreline routes and swimming opportunities galore! The cycling is mainly flat, short distances, but you can ...

Aspects of Assisi

9 Days
Few places can stir emotions quite as intensely as Umbria and, to visit here is to embark on a journey into a timeless world of sun-drenched landscapes, ancient hill villages and some of the friendliest people we've ever met. This 8-night independent cycling holiday combines gentle pedalling ...

Dordogne Gastronomic

9 Days Easy-Moderate
This holiday explores one of the most fascinating corners of the Dordogne, and includes some of the nicest hotels - all with private swimming pools - in the region. The cycling is varied, packed with interest, and takes you along the banks of the Dordogne and Vezere rivers, through ancient ...

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