At B&R we make it incredibly easy for you to journey with your friends, family, colleagues or on your own. Create your own private trip by taking over one of our dates—or we can request a fresh one. Prices are sliding scale to suit the number of travellers. Interested in tweaking the itinerary? We can do that too. Ask us for details!
The right number of like-minded travellers to make new friends.
Your dates. Your group. Our expertly-designed itinerary.
Tailored to your interests, a bespoke travel experience.
Combines the hallmarks of any B&R itinerary (excellent hotels and beautiful routes) with the freedom of pacing each day exactly the way you like.
Throughout the day, a knowledgeable local guide provides insider access and expert tips. At night, you can explore and dine on your own.
Our B&R guides are with you throughout, anticipating needs, translating languages, providing advice and—above all—facilitating fun.
We use premium hotels that are unique expressions of the region. Often they’ve had a previous life as a monastery or a castle, but in every case they offer an exceptionally comfortable stay.
These are stylish 4-star properties that offer a casual and comfortable stay. Often without a 24-hour concierge or room service, they tend to be smaller family-run hotels that are perfect for the region.
“I can’t say I really ‘work out,’ but I’m in good shape and am relatively active.”
“I enjoy a good walk or ride, and feel comfortable while on the move.”
“I get moving at least once a week, and don’t mind a little sweat.”
“I get moving a few times per week and enjoy some exertion.”
“I want to feel invigorated each day and going hard is how I like to do that.”
Stroll the peninsula of England’s southwest
With wild coastlines, beautiful coves, and golden beaches, Devon and Cornwall are the perfect places to explore this peninsula of southwestern England. We’ll get lost in the verdant hills as we follow the path of the Two Moors Way and pass through picture-perfect postcard villages, chic coastal towns, and dine on seafood to our heart’s content. Basing ourselves in luxury accommodations, either seaside or immersed in greenery, we’ll quickly see why the Brits holiday close to home.
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Day by Day
After a quick drive from Exeter to Dartmoor, we begin our journey with a walk along the Two Moors Way: the coast-to-coast path that spans from Dartmoor to Exmoor.
Hike along the Tarka Trail, a stunning two-part walk into the heart of North Devon. We’ll stop for a lunch at the old railway station, then head downhill towards Taw and Torridge Estuary.
Today’s walk begins from Cornwall along the Camel Trail, to the market town of Wadebridge and onto the foodie haven of Padstow where we’ll enjoy lunch at Rick Stein’s famous restaurant.
Stroll the jewel that is St Ives - best known for its spectacular light and as a haven for painters. We’ll lunch at one of the wonderful seafood cafes and make a visit to the Tate Modern gallery.
Traverse through the stunning Cornish countryside to the charming old town of Mevagissey. Visit the wonderful grounds at Heligan – the lost gardens which have been restored to their former glory.
After a delicious breakfast overlooking the ocean at the Burgh Island Hotel, your driver will take you to Exeter railway station for your onward travels. Cheerio!
Not what you’d expect.
Gidleigh Park, Dartmoor
Gidleigh Park is the premier hotel in Devon, nestled right in the heart of Dartmoor. With a 2-starred Michelin restaurant on site, the culinary experience is unrivalled and complemented by beautifully appointed rooms. The property is surrounded by over a hundred acres of stunning grounds and boasts facilities such as croquet grounds, tennis courts, and a putting course. View hotel website »
Hotel Tresanton, St. Mawes
Located in one of the most charming fishing villages in Cornwall, St Mawes, the Tresanton offers a relaxed atmosphere with great views of the sea and Sir Anthony’s Lighthouse. Their fabulous onsite restaurant features a large terrace overlooking the sea and offers regional produce and traditional foods, often grown organically or foraged. View hotel website »
Burgh Island Hotel, Bigbury-on-Sea
Burgh Island hotel is a magnificent Art Deco hotel on its own secluded island off the coast of Devon. Frequented by many celebrities, including Agatha Christie, you will feel like you’ve stepped back into 1930’s Old Hollywood glamour. The hotel offers a variety of activities, like paddleboarding, tennis, and croquet, as well as a lovely spa. View hotel website »
I don’t know how B&R does it – the quality of their trips is so consistently high! Just when we think they couldn’t do anything as good as our last trip, they do! Another fantastic experience with B&R.— Carolyn Zaslaw
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— George Butterfield
This trip is appropriate for travelers who enjoy going for a good walk and can handle an incline or two. The terrain we cover is varied. We’ll enjoy some gently rolling hills, with wonderful downhills and a few climbs which will be a bit more demanding. Rewarding views are guaranteed. Daily distances range from 5 to 16 km (3 to 10 mi) and options for shorter or longer walks are available on all days.
“I enjoy going for a good walk and can even handle an incline or two.”
Relatively flat, with occasional steeper climbs.Read more on our Activity Levels
What’s included? Everything you need. Plus everything you’d
want. Plus a few things you never knew you wanted ‘til you got them.
In a word: everything. In ninety words? Signature B&R guides; local experts; unique, unforgettable biking and walking routes; private tours; authentic local cuisine; lessons and demonstrations; local artisanal wines; wine tastings; all victuals and libations; all the endorphins you can handle; new insight; interesting, fun and like-minded travel companions; a feeling of total freedom. In short: an extraordinary, hassle-free journey of discovery.
- All accommodation
- All breakfasts, all lunches, 4 dinners
- All special events, private tours, guest experts and entrance fees
- All transportation from rendezvous to drop-off
- Services of a professional local guide
- All baggage transportation
- B&R water bottle
- All gratuities for baggage, porters and hotel service
Walking Sticks & Hip Holsters
Included with all walking trips are Leki telescoping walking sticks and custom-made padded hip holsters, which comfortably carry one full half-litre water bottle. And while the walking sticks get “recycled” for use by another B&R traveller, the holsters are yours to keep at trip’s end.
Sometimes your B&R trip simply isn’t long enough! Extend your stay for the best vacation possible. If you wish to spend a few days in region either before or after your official B&R trip, and need assistance making those plans, your B&R Travel Advisor can help.
Call us to create an independent travel experience that fits your needs—we can also arrange for a local guide.
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