Situated at the southern end of the Indian Ocean there are a few islands that are close geographically, each with such different characters. First of all, Réunion Island, politically French territory with multiple cultural influences, it offers a very volcanic landscape – out of the ordinary with fantastic possibilities for walks and hikes around the famous Pitons culminating at 3,070 metres of altitude! Further east, Mauritius, a former British colony, with its superb coast offers many activities (beach, water sports, diving, snorkelling), there are the well-known tourist parts but also wilder parts such as the south coast. Finally the island of Rodrigues even further east, which has retained its authenticity and offers some of the most beautiful lagoons in the world. What could be better than to combine them during an exceptional trip.
Want to escape without flying, to sit on the train in the early morning, open your favourite read occasionally glancing at the North Sea? The island of Texel awaits you, as does your bike. Sandy beaches, dunes covered with heather fields, an historical lighthouse, rich populations of birds and seals… The scenery is set for a week of change and iodine.
The most beautiful colour combination? The island of Pico in the Azores and watercolour. A magnificent island, whales in the distance, paths that invite you to wander, to contemplate and using paper and brushes, this trip is the result of a collaboration between Atelier du Baobab and our agency. During this 9-day stay in the Azores, accompanied by Éliane Monnier, you have the opportunity to learn and develop your watercolour technique and create your own travel diary, inspired by the beauty and enchanting atmospheres of this island. Beginners and advanced are welcome!
Are you a fan of watching marine mammals but not to the point of allowing your hiking boots to become bored at home?
Would you like to learn more about the life of the Azores, their habits and customs, their approach to life, being isolated in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean?
This trip combining wildlife observation on the water and hiking on the beautiful island of Pico is made for you.
Reach the Mediterranean coast by train and embark on this magnificient 16 meter monohull and set sail for Marseille, the incomparable calanques, Toulon, then the west coast of Corsica, Cargèse, Ajaccio, Porto-Vecchio, the islands of the Tuscan Archipelago (Elba, Giglio, Montecristo, Pianosa), Propriano, Bonifacio. Join the boat for a 10 or 20 day cruise, or add a few days on Corsica as a stay-put.
Europe ends here in the open Atlantic. In this magical setting, you set off to hunt the whales — armed only with a dinghy and a cameras. You end with a hike to the summit of beautiful Pico volcano at 2,350 meters. From the splendours of the depths to the those of peaks.