In autumn, when the weather has turned for the worse, the roads are jammed full again and the kids are stuck inside all weekend. As the trees turn brown and the rain starts to follow, summer starts to seem like a distant memory and all you can think about is heading for the beach.
There’s no need to wait 12 months to feel the sun on your skin again. With Whereabouts, you can blow away the Autumn blues and replace them with sunnier shores as we talk you through our favourite September holiday destinations and some of the best places to holiday in October.
Think warmer climates, views of the sea and the occasional ice cream. Autumn soon becomes the new Summer.
Lake Garda Multi-Activity Autumn Holiday
With an average temperature of just under 20°C in the Autumn months, Italy’s Lake Garda could be the place for the dream getaway for you and the family. Luckily for you, our trips don’t get more action-packed for all ages than our very own Lake Garda multi-activity holiday.
You will marvel at impressive views on the via ferrata in the mountains, explore the cool river during ‘River Fun’ and cycle at a comfortable pace through marvellous scenery. Try canyoning and let your senses go wild, before sunbathing and relaxing on one of the fabulous beaches of Lake Garda.
That’s all before you tuck into some of the very best pizza, pasta and ice cream on the planet. Family memories to last a lifetime, that surely makes this one of the best autumn breaks in Europe.
Mallorca Autumn Activity Holiday
If Lake Garda didn’t sound quite like the right destination for you and your family, then maybe a trip to Mallorca will. Our Mallorca multi-activity break is unlike anything you will have ever done in Spain before. Forget the jet-skis and ex-pat English breakfast fry-up bars and discover a new side of ‘España’ that will leave you coming back for more. Whether it’s the Serra de Tramuntana or on one of the countless sandy beaches, take your time to explore every side of the beautiful island of Mallorca.
With a host of activities on offer, from coasteering and cave tours to rock climbing, horse riding and stand up paddling, there is something for everyone to try, whatever your age and fitness level. The island is a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts looking for a mix of adventure, good food, sightseeing and relaxation. Plus, with a warm climate all year round, Mallorca is right up there if you are looking for the best autumn holidays.
Algarve Autumn Walking Holiday
Situated on the Southern coast of Portugal, the famous Algarve has plenty to offer in terms of sunshine. Early Autumn is one of the hottest parts of the year in this beautiful part of the world, making it a favourite on our list of September holiday destinations.
Our Atlantic Algarve walking holiday is the one to try if that sounds like it could be right up your street. Explore the unique landscape of the Algarve region, famous for its beautiful beaches and marvellous coastal scenery. Walk through sleepy villages surrounded by olive groves and through forest trails and paths.
A particular highlight, especially for animal lovers is the visit to the Reserva Natural do Sapal, which is famous for its colourful flamingos – don’t forget your camera. Daily walking times vary between 3.5 and 4.5 hours, so there no need to be an Olympic athlete. Just a good pair of walking boots should do if you want to make this the best Autumn break in Europe you’ve ever been on.
Madeira Walking Holidays
If we have managed to convince you that Portugal is the place for you this Autumn, then here is a place that could catch your interest. Located just off the north-west coast of Africa, the Portuguese archipelago of Madeira is one of the best places for Autumn breaks in Europe.
Known for its warm, sub-tropical climate and perhaps more famous these days as the birthplace of the footballer, Cristiano Ronaldo, it really is the best place to holiday in October. That is why our Madeira walking week is one of our most popular holidays.
Not only will you explore the diverse and impressive island of Madeira in the Atlantic Ocean, but you’ll get to walk steep and rugged coastlines, green hills and small bays, as well as cloud forests and sun-drenched banana plantations. Madeira offers a vast range of scenery and each part of Madeira has something else to offer. The dry east, the cool north, the barren mountains, the moist high plateaus and the sunny south all invite you to come and explore this wonderful island on our superb self-guided tour.
If you agree with us on these holidays being some of the best Autumn holidays to try in Europe, then why not get in touch with our team of knowledgeable advisors today to find out more.