Grass Routes

We offer exciting holidays in association with local travel companies who share the values and sensitivities of Village Ways and who demonstrate a commitment to fostering and celebrating village life.

Village life is under threat throughout the world, as small-scale agricultural activity becomes more difficult to sustain. Through each of our Grass Routes associates, we offer journeys into rural corners of the world which highlight and support village life  and help towards the long-term sustainability of each village. These holidays offer wonderful, immersive experiences, and our Grass Routes associates provide unbeatable local knowledge.

Visit little-known villages in Georgia, Spain and Thailand - magnificent, beautiful places where traditional ways of life continue to exist, where the hospitality is special, and where you will have a holiday of a lifetime.

All our Grass Routes trips are for independent travellers, with your own guide for the village part of your holiday; just as with our Village Ways trips, expert local guides bring so much to the holiday experience.

 

Mountains and Vineyards of Georgia, 9 night holiday

 

A wonderful discovery of this amazing country - from the traditional wineries and ancient monasteries in the lowlands of Kakheti to timeless villages, rugged hills and wonderful walking in the Tusheti mountains. An unforgettable journey that will give you a real sense of Georgia.

 

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Spanish rural life in the Vall de Gallinera, 7 night holiday

 

Discover the delightful Vall de Gallinera, a beautiful valley which flows down towards the nearby Mediterranean from the rugged hills of the Sierra del Almirante and the Sierra la Forada. Spend time with local farmers, craftsmen and producers, enjoy local walks, and truly get under the skin of this special place.

 

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Village Life in Northern Thailand, 9 night holiday

 

A unique journey around the hills and villages of Northern Thailand, from Chiang Rai to Chiang Mai. Discover fascinating ethnic communities, beautiful National Parks, and fascinating villages. Stay in a mix of welcoming, well-appointed homestays and small hotels.

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