During post-coronavirus times travelling by train rather than by plane might be much safer and logistically not as challenging. It is environmentally friendly too, leaving a significantly smaller carbon footprint. Many of our French and Benelux walking and cycling holidays – as well as some of our German, Swiss, Spanish and Italian adventures – can be reached comfortably within a day from London St Pancras. The added bonus: you will be able to take the slow lane and appreciate the scenery much better than you can from a plane or a car. Here are some of the best walking and cycling holidays for an easy getaway from the UK by rail.