A hiking tour visiting a few of Italy's best known sights leaves plenty of scope to see the lesser known areas between them: Start in the Dolomites on the Via Ferrata, relax at Lake Como, visit the Shroud and more in Turin, then walk Via Garibaldi.
There are many ways to journey to Machu Picchu. You can catch the Hiram Bingham train all the way, walk along the railway tracks in a day and catch the bus up the hill, ride horses in via the Sacred Valley, arrive via helicopter, spend weeks trekking in
This itinerary travels west to east along the most popular region of the Loire: chateaux central, between Tours and Blois via Chenonceaux and Chambord. It's about 145kms worth of riding to cover, which most people will find quite comfortable on the pave
It would be nice to be able to say that you'd cycled the Tour de France, but it would be a lot nicer to spend a week cycling the Loire Valley, stopping off at the vineyards you pass for a tipple, sleeping in comfortable rooms in pretty medieval towns etc.
Medieval streets might be a bit bumpy but they're pretty! This eight day cycling itinerary takes in the highlights of the Loire with a good balance between time on your bike and off.
There are numerous cycling routes through Tuscany, from day trips round flat valley regions, to more strenuous rides amongst Chiant's hills, to long distance trips stopping, and dealing with the traffic, in major city centres from Todi to Siena.
The landscape of southern Tuscany varies from steep valleys and volcanic slopes dotted with spa towns to forests, lush vineyards and olive groves along the wide river banks. Seeing it by bike ensures you see as much as possible.
Pisa and Florence, the starting and finishing points of this cycling trip are two of Tuscany's most famous names, lauded for their art and architecture; but in between this route winds though smaller, though no less beautiful or historic villages.
Cruise or hop around Croatian's north islands for bucket and spade holidays, medieval architecture, interesting landscapes and naturist friendly beaches.
Cruise or sail your way out of Dubrovnik for the peace and natural beauty of the Elaphiti islands, whose fertility has also been harnessed to produce wines and grow olives, figs and almonds. Then finish in Korčula for the Venetian architecture.