People lured to stay in the UK by talk of a ‘barbecue summer’ this year may now be rueing their decision and considering a winter holiday instead. The Adventure Company has some fantastic winter trip suggestions to suit all budgets and requirements.
Best for Snow Bunnies: High Peaks Snowshoeing in Bulgaria
For one of the best value winter getaways, head to the snowy mountains of Bulgaria for a winter trekking holiday – on snowshoes. This week-long adventure explores the dramatic snow-clad forests, peaks and valleys of the Rila Mountains. Daily hikes of four to five hours take walkers to sights including the 70m Skakavitza waterfall, which is often frozen solid in the winter; the historic Rila monastery; Mount Maliovitza; and the celebrated Seven Lakes area. Departures are available between December and March with prices starting from £569 plus €125 per person local payment. Prices include flights, transportation, accommodation, activities as per the itinerary, the services of a local guide, plus most meals (seven breakfasts, five lunches and six dinners). For full trip details, go to Adventure Company.