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Our top responsible cycling tips

Our top responsible cycling tips

Cycling has come such a long way over the years, thanks to those who live, love and lobby for better biking. The movement has grown rapidly recently and, with the development of e-bikes, wanderlust on wheels has now moved up a gear. You only have to look at social media for a few minutes, however, […]

The levadas in Madeira are a gift to walkers

The levadas in Madeira are a gift to walkers

The levadas in Madeira are unique and utterly brilliant examples of engineering married with exquisite walking. They are man-made, narrow irrigation channels dating back to the 15th century, created to carry water across the mountainous island from the rainier north-west side to the more arid south-east. Indeed, the word levada comes from the Portuguese verb […]

Unforgettable and best hikes in Switzerland

Our five best hikes in Switzerland

Unlike Switzerland’s most famous chocolate bar, Toblerone, which is losing its iconic Matterhorn logo due to the fact that it is no longer totally Swiss, its landscapes are unmistakable in their uniqueness. In our list of the best hikes in Switzerland, achievable in a day and all featuring in our various Swiss walking holidays, you […]

Our top 10 most beautiful villages in Europe

Our top 10 most beautiful villages in Europe

Where on earth do you even start to list the top 10 most beautiful villages in Europe? The list goes into thousands, of course, so we decided to put it out to our favourite experts. We’re going to get personal here and base our choices for the top 10 most beautiful villages in Europe on […]

Best time to go to Scotland

Best time to go to Scotland

Scotland is unpredictable and changeable, there’s no getting away from it, but it’s always desirable, and it’s most definitely sustainable. If you want to work out the best time to go to Scotland, the one thing you want is daylight, and plenty of it. Because there’s just so much to take in, with trails that […]

Our six best hikes in Austria

Our six best hikes in Austria

Two of Austria’s most famous mountains are Grossglockner (3,797m) in Hohe Tauern National Park and Untersberg, in the Vienna Alps. The former because it’s the highest peak in Austria, and the latter because it features in the opening and closing scenes one of the highest grossing films of all time, The Sound of Music. Although […]

Our top hiking jacket tips

Our top hiking jacket tips

And breathe…..no it’s not a yoga class, it’s time to choose a new hiking jacket. For some people, it’s easier to assume the lotus position than look for parkas. And so they end up just holding on to that 15 year old faithful friend of a rain jacket, only to be let down by that […]

Best time to go to Switzerland

Best time to go to Switzerland

The Swiss know how to time things perfectly and, in many ways, our holidays that take you hiking and cycling around their array of adventure playgrounds are representative of that. With the Alps omnipresent, it only takes one topographical element to affect a hiking route or cycling trail. So the trekking timetable is pretty precise. […]

Our seven best places for a workation

Our seven best places for a workation

It’s one of those made up words that jar with some people, and makes others jump up and down with excited anticipation. However, the concept of choosing a destination that you’d normally choose for a holiday as a temporary workplace, is here to stay. More and more people who are able to work remotely are […]

Our six best hikes in Italy

Our six best hikes in Italy

Where do we even start choosing the best hikes in Italy? From the Tre Cime in the Dolomites to the elevated excursions overlooking Lake Como, Italy’s natural heritage just keeps giving. There are lakes, volcanoes, gorges, waterfalls and some of the country’s greatest summits in our list of its classical beauties, in a country that […]

Best wine routes in Europe Uncategorized The Natural Adventure 10

Best wine routes in Europe

The word terroir is often used in the wine world to describe the natural environment where vines are planted, and the influences that make one grape variety different from another. To understand a wine’s terroir is also a way to get a sense of place, which is why walking or cycling along a wine route […]