In celebration of National Bike Week from June 15 - 23, we’ve put together a list of the UK’s top cycling routes to enjoy on a short break. If you don’t have the time or the endurance for epic cycle rides like Land’s End to John O’Groats or the Sea to Sea Cycle Route, then don’t worry, you can complete all of these in just a few hours.
If you're considering spending a short break in France, the Loire Valley is one area you definitely ought to think about heading to. With this stunning central region containing a vast array of landmarks and activities, you're certain to find it offers something amazing for you.
If you would like to get away from it all for a weekend or perhaps you need some inspiration for the school holidays, a bike ride through the beautiful Kent countryside will keep every member of your family happy. So, where are the best places to explore?
Your snowboarding jacket might be the first thing you reach for when packing for a winter sports holiday - but you can get plenty of use out of it on any outdoor break. If you're preparing to go for a short weekend away this summer, don't forget this garment.
If you're hoping to enjoy a short break that allows you to combine staying in high-quality accommodation with fantastic sports, it is worth considering booking Mallorca villas. With the island receiving some 300 days of sunshine each year, you'll find taking part in any of the following pursuits should give you the chance to develop a glowing tan as well.
Sometimes when you’re on a city break you feel like you just want to get away from it all, take a break from the hustle and bustle and get to the outdoors. City breaks don’t all have to be about museums, shopping, eating and nightlife, they can be about nature and the open-air too, so here’s our list of the most outdoorsy European cities.
There’s a new trend emerging when it comes to B&B’s that’s bed and bicycle, not the traditional bed & breakfast. i-escape.com have found the new trend with more and more hotels, guesthouses and holiday homes offering guests the use of free bikes.
The National Forest - a sweeping expanse of 200 square metered woodland that spans the English midlands is an area of soon-to-be area natural beauty. As well as a shining example of biodiversity, it's a great place for an activity break.
Dads are often dismissed as being too difficult to buy for on special occasions. But why not put a smile on dad’s face this June with a Father’s Day treat to remember, such as a trip to his favourite sporting event or an activity-packed break aboard.
Dromoland Castle is the ideal base for those holidaymakers looking to explore Ireland this summer. The luxury hotel offers plenty to do for the whole family including golf, swimming, archery, falconry and horse riding, as well as a spa and cycling.
Get active and be sociable with a group cycling holiday this summer. A number of exciting routes on the continent are available via ActivityBreaks.com, who have based their main activity centre in the Lower Alps on the Giro D'Italia tour route.
Cambridge is home to home to a world-famous university but also it is a great city to cycle around, offering miles of well kept cycle tracks taking you from the city to country and somewhere in between.
Explore the Peak Distract this spring by pedal power as the next guided tour on the Monsal Trail is to take place on Sunday 27 March. The Tour de Sketch ride is organised by the National Park Authority's Pedal Peak District project and will allow cyclists and sketchers to explore an area of natural beauty.
There aren't many five-star hotels that welcome dogs, but Brenner's Park Hotel & Spa in Baden Baden is unlike most five-star hotels. As well as being canine-friendly, this luxury German resort boasts two Michelin stars for its cuisine.