Jules Verne walks its way to four new rambling romps

Celebrating National Walking Month, four new options in the Algarve, Côte d’Azur, Dolomites and Greek Islands have launched, encouraging guests to swap air-conditioned transfers for idyllic landscapes best explored on by walking.

'Walking in the Secret Algarve' strives to uncover the hidden gems of Portugal's southernmost region, based in a four-star hotel in Lagos with coastal walks, trips through the volcanic Serra de Monchique mountain range and visits to protected national parks. Prices lead in at £1,675 for the seven-night trip with departures in November.

'Walking in Crete' is an equally idyllic option departing this October, with rambles through the island's olive groves, mountains and ancient villages accompanied by a stay at the four-star Hotel Samaria and a boat trip to Skafia. Prices lead in at £2,155 per person.

All four trips, including the seven-night 'Walks & Gardens of the Côte d’Azur' from £2,195 per person and 'Walking in the Italian Dolomites' from £2,155 per person, include flights from London Gatwick, transfers, seven nights' four-star accommodation, breakfast daily and select meals.