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New walking holiday at Italy’s most elegant lake

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This is a wonderful walking location with a network of well trodden paths linking pretty villages and rural settlements.

UK (PRUnderground) January 11th, 2013

HF Holidays have been providing superb walking holidays in Spain, the UK and all over Europe for years, but for an inspiring new holiday for 2013, HF Holidays suggests experiencing the charm and beauty of Italy’s most elegant lake – Lake Como – on a week of guided walks with accommodation in a superbly situated four-star lakeside hotel in the heart of the upmarket and exclusive resort of Menaggio.

This is a wonderful walking location with a network of well trodden paths linking pretty villages and rural settlements and the holiday includes a wide selection of lakeside, balcony, gorge and mountain walks (there’s a choice of two each day) – some of which return to Menaggio by boat or train.

Highlights include taking in the amazing panoramic views high in the hills above Lake Como, enjoying a section of the long distance footpath – the Sentiero del Viandante (the old Wayfarers Route), sailing across the lake to Bellagio to explore the surrounding area with its lavish lakeside villas, walking in the Sanagra Valley with its fascinating old villages and strolling down to the shore of Lake Lugano.

Available with a choice of departures in 2013, the cost is from £949 per person, land-only or from £1099 inclusive of return Heathrow flights and transfers. These twin-share prices also include seven nights’ half board accommodation at the Grand Hotel Victoria and the full programme of guided walks, providing the same value that you’ll find across all our walking, cycling and activity holidays.

About HF Holidays

HF Holidays has been helping people enjoy the great outdoors for nearly 100 years. Today over 50,000 people come on holiday with us every year. They come for the walking. They come for the activities. They come for the fun. They come for the food. And they come for the high quality accommodation. It’s why we’re Britain’s biggest walking and outdoor leisure holiday specialists.

Background info:

* Founded in 1913, HF Holidays is a co-operative society arranging walking, outdoor and
leisure activity holidays for 50,000 people each year (for non-members, a £5 associate fee
is payable per holiday).
* Options range from guided walking breaks and self-guided trails in Britain to challenging
ascents Worldwide. The leisure activities range includes art, music, literature and mindand-body holidays.
* HF Holidays is the recommended walking holiday partner of the Ramblers, Britain’s
walking charity (ramblers.org.uk), and supports the work of the Ramblers through
membership initiatives and charitable donations.
* HF Holidays has 20 Houses in the UK’s National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural
Beauty as well as independent hotels for overseas holidays.
* HF Holidays’ walks leaders are passionate about walking and keen to share their
experience with guests (after passing a rigorous selection course).
* HF Holidays is committed to Responsible Tourism, contributing to environmental projects
around the UK – such as footpath maintenance – through its Pathways Fund and
supporting local Air Ambulance and Mountain Rescue teams as well as charities in Kenya
and South Africa.
* Voted Best Large Tour Operator by Guardian and Observer readers 2010, 2011 and 2012,
with a 2012 satisfaction score of 98 per cent. Also Best Large Short Break Operator 2011
and 2012.
* In recent research (March 2012) carried out by Which?, HF Holidays achieved
Recommended Provider Status receiving an overall customer satisfaction score of 94%.
* HF Holidays is a member of ABTOT and is ATOL protected.

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