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For your gang only! 7 picturesque locales for a fun hiking trip this winter break

For your gang only! 7 picturesque locales for a fun hiking trip this winter break

If you and your gang are planning a winter getaway, then these 7 places suggested by Lastminute.com users are the best.

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1. Florence, Italy "Hiking through the Chianti Countryside..."

Lastminute.com reviewer Mariam shares, "1. The weather was perfect (35C mostly) and the food was wonderful. Lots of options including gluten/dairy-free etc. 2. There are many beautiful, historic towns surrounding the city with lots of things to see (monastery, cinemas, cafes, small shops). 3. It was a beautiful holiday. I went there with the hopes of relaxing and getting away from busy London. The air is pure and the sights are magical, I would recommend this to anyone wanting a stress-free break! De-stressing Tips: Hiking mainly and walking around the historic surrounding towns. Friend's experience: Hiking through the Chianti Countryside, seeing the vineyards and taking in the beautiful views. I liked: The peaceful nature"

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2. Marseille, France "Adventure activities: Hiking, boat trips and swimming."

Lastminute.com reviewer Francesca shares, "The weather was beautiful and warm, the food was great! There were lots to do including excursions to surrounding areas which were easy to access by public transport (for which I recommend the 3-day pass for only about 10 euros! ) You enjoyed: The sun, the ability to go on multiple trips to surrounding areas and the beautiful scenery. Adventure activities: Hiking, boat trips and swimming. Places you saw: Would highly recommend a boat trip to the Calanques from the old port - we went on one where you could also get off the boat and swim which was amazing. Like most in the trip: Boat trip to the Calanques and relaxing on the beach."

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3. Caernarfon, United Kingdom "Perfect spot and base to go on a hike."

Lastminute.com reviewer Vicki shares, "Hotel is at the foot of Snowdon. Perfect spot and base to go on a hike. Adventurous activities done: Hiking and cycling. Sightseeing places: Snowdon and Llanberis pass. Friend's experience: Routes for cycling. I liked: Scenery."

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4. Santorini, Greece "Sightseeing places: The hike from Fira to Oia."

Lastminute.com reviewer Shawna-lbbb shares, "Santorini is a beautiful island that has the most mesmerizing picturesque views. We were there for 4 days but felt like there was still so much to see. The hike from Fira to Oia is highly recommended and definitely worth the time taken to complete the walk. The food was great and the people were super friendly. The weather was perfect for April but we had to make sure we had our sunglasses and sun cream with us at all times as it got really hot during the peak hours of the day. De-stressing tips: Relaxed on the beach. Adventurous activities: There are volcano excursions available. Sightseeing places: The hike from Fira to Oia. Sibling's experience: Going to different restaurants and trying local food. I liked: The scenery."

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5. Geneva, Switzerland "Montreux and Lausanne and the hiking and railways are an active person extravaganza..."

Lastminute.com reviewer Dean adds, "Surrounding towns and cities are an absolute treat. Highly recommended. Montreux and Lausanne and the hiking and railways are an active person extravaganza, all year round. De-stressing Tips: Eating. Spa. Adventurous activities: Hiking, scenic railways. Sightseeing places: Les Gorges du chaldron. Montreux old town. Chateau the Chillon Montreux. Train from Dent-De-Jaman station to Rochers-De-Naye. Vevey funicular to mont Pelerin. Train to Les Pleiades...Friend's experience: Hiking mountains, best-being Rochers the Naye. I liked: Scenery."

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6. Sheffield, United Kingdom "Adventure activities: Hiking in peaks- gorgeous views."

Lastminute.com reviewer Arusa says, "Peak district was a beautiful, wide range of food options around the city especially halal. Good balance of city life and nature. You enjoyed: Peak district. Adventure activities: Hiking in peaks- gorgeous views. Places you saw: Stannage edge, Meadowhall, Trip to Manchester. Like most in the trip: Peak district close by."

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