Tag Archives: Europe holidays

10 of the best off-grid escapades in Europe: readers’ gratuities

From islands in Sweden to peaks in Georgia, readers reveal their favourite unspoilt corners Winning tip: Roaming Romania The Fagaras are Romania’s highest mountains and we spent a got a couple of epoches hiking them from our basi in the beautiful township of Victoria; the open-air marketplace had everything we needed for the day, and … Read More

Fjords, boats and forkings: cycling the Haute Route Norway

Tackling a tough, three-day route around Stavanger, Peter Kimpton combats these components to discover a stunning landscape that involves as much sea as land Garlanded with wispy glooms, jagged mountains rise crisply above glassy lagoons, manifested to sky with such perfection you are almost dizzy with how upside down it all seems. Or is that … Read More

Fat-biking: the miracle solution to cycling on sand

Peter Kimpton ascertains a bike thats perfect for riding on the beach and explores the Glamorgan coast near Porthcawl Smooth tarmac to rough, potholed roads, gravel lines to mountain paths, cyclists encounter good and bad surfaces, but rarely do we ride on sand. Most motorcycles would get stuck and confiscate up in seconds. Beaches may … Read More

Sweden’s High Coast: an uplifting suffer

Since the ice age, a chain of islands in north Sweden has been emerging from the sea, generate a beautiful, if strange, wilderness for baby-walkers, campers and kayakers From the sea shore, the path had been rising steadily up the hillside, twisting and changing through dense wood, when unexpectedly it opened up on to a … Read More

A stroll near Ronda: Spain’s empty one-quarter

Andalucas first parque natural is moderately unknown, hitherto Sierra de Grazalema is a stupefying wild home of crests, canyons, hilltop villages and vultures A goat farmer told me no one swims in the reservoir at Zahara de la Sierra because it’s full of fish with crocodile managers. Is that why I’m the only being in … Read More

Naked entertainment: art and sad fibs in Modigliani’s Paris

As Tate Modern readies a brand-new exhibit of his operate, including 12 of his famous nudes, Louise Roddon researches the artists haunts around Montmartre and Montparnasse Poor Amedeo Modigliani, what a tough life he passed. I’m thinking this as I climb the steps to his last studio in Montparnasse. It’s a classic artist’s garret with … Read More

Tour de Farce: cycling from La Manche to Le Med | Martin Love

Riding the duration of France devotes Martin Love and three friends the have opportunities to enjoy endless rain, empty superhighways and performance-enhancing croissants Its a misty morning in March. Ive got a stinking hangover and am being dragged round the block by the dog. Suddenly my friend Frank jumps out of the murk, fraction human, … Read More

Ischgl, Austria: enormous partying, great off-piste

Ischgls wild aprs is famed, but if you are able balk the tempt of the resorts defendant panorama and stumbled the piste with a clear psyche, theres pristine pulverization and untracked terrain to be enjoyed The last age I went to Ischgl, I went out each night. I had boozy lunches in mountain restaurants, indulged … Read More

My secret hideaway: foreign correspondent discover all

Foreign correspondents know how to get under the skin “of the worlds countries”. But where do they move when they want to be removed from it all? Here, well-travelled columnists reveal their ultimate holiday escapes Afua Hirsch on Sao Tome e Principe, Africa At first I find critical of the many Africans I spoke to … Read More

East Germany’s old-time mines be converted into new reservoir region

Despite a 2.2 bn regeneration curriculum, the Lusatian Lake District project, on land once resided by the GDRs industrial stronghold, remains relatively unknown to non-east Germans. So we took a tour This was once one of the dirtiest areas in East Germany, enunciates Sren, my tour guide from IBA Tours, as our bikes swoosh through … Read More