NATURAL HISTORY TRAVEL, 2020
with Dr. Bob Gibbons
Nature tours with a botanical bias
Few spaces. April 7th– 14th. Lesvos, Greece. Lesvos (or Lesbos) is one of the most beautiful and unspoilt of all the Greek islands, especially in spring, with masses of early flowers, a marvellous range of birds including many migrants, and the scenery at its best, before the majority of visitors have arrived.£1695.
FULL April 22nd– 29th. Sardinia: the mountains and the south. Sardinia is the second largest Mediterranean island, almost 3 times the size of neighbouring Corsica. It’s enormously varied scenically and geologically, with a rich flora and fauna to match. Our week-long trip takes in the warm southern lowlands and hills, followed by a few days in the central mountains. We’ll see endemic orchids, wild peonies and many other flowers, together with migrant and resident birds, and some of the endemic reptiles and amphibians. £1595.
One spaceMay 6th– 14th. Mainland Greece: Mount Olympus, the Pindos Mountains and the Vikos Gorge. An exciting 9-day tour set amidst the wild and spectacular mountains of north Greece. During the tour, we will visit some of the finest mountains and gorges in mainland Greece, with superb flowers, birds and butterflies in stunning scenery. £1695.
FULL May 24th– June 1st. France: The Cévennes and Vercors. The Cévennes is one of the most attractive and spectacular areas of France. From our base at the point where two gorges meet, we can explore the rich and varied flora and fauna of the wonderful limestone plateaux and valleys. Then we transfer to the extraordinary Vercors mountains, spectacularly flowery, yet rarely visited. The total range of species to be seen on this 9-day trip is huge. £1695.
One space June 17th– 24th. The French and Spanish Pyrenees. The Pyrenees are amongst the most beautiful and unspoilt mountains of Europe, with an exceptionally rich flora and fauna. On this week-long tour, we split our time between the French Pyrenees National Park, and the Spanish Ordesa National Park, giving us easy access to a fantastic range of flowery mountain habitats. £1595.
FULL but Second tour arranged for September 30th - October 7th, spaces available.
Oct. 7th– 14th. Transylvania: a natural history and general tour. Transylvania in autumn is wonderful, with rich autumn colours, late summer flowers and butterflies, and a host of traditional rural activities. This special tour gives us a chance to see lovely landscapes, autumn colours, people at work, crocuses, bears, ancient buildings, misty mornings and much more. £1495.