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Beautiful Destinations for a Walking Holiday

Travel Blog, Travel Tips - Ross French - September 28, 2017

Walking Holiday

Walking is one of the best forms of exercise that there is and it is one of the best ways to reduce stress. Spending your holiday walking is a great way to get in shape and clear your head of the challenges of day to day life. It is also a great way to really pay attention to your surroundings and appreciate everything that is going on around you. Here are five beautiful destinations for a walking holiday.

Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina

Los Glaciares National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and it is home to more than three hundred glaciers. It is a great place for walking and you don’t need a guide. Make sure that you take the time to visit the famous Perito Moreno Glacier that is the only glacier in the world that still continues to grow. Make sure you take a break from walking long enough to take a boat cruise that will allow you to see the glaciers from the water.

Tibet

Tibet is in the Himalayas and it is a great place for a walking holiday. There are several paths to walk along where you can see stunning sights like Buddhist Monasteries, rare flora and fauna, and stunning views of some of the tallest peaks in the world. Tibet is known for the friendliness of its people so it is a great place to make new friends.

Atlas Mountains, Morocco

The mountains of Morocco are a great place for a walking holiday. The Jebel Toubkal Ascent is the highest peak in Northern Africa. The climb is challenging but it can be managed if you are in good shape. The walk is filled with stunning landscape and the pat will take you past Berber Villages where the villagers’ lifestyles have changed very little during the last several centuries. The view at the top is a panoramic view of the surroundings that will leave you awestruck.

Crete, Greece

Crete is the largest island in Greece and there are several walks that you can go on. Walk the circular route that takes you around the village of Palea Roumata and is about 5km. The walk takes about 2 hours and criss-crosses several times through the stream bed that is usually dry enough to navigate without getting wet. The Samaria Gorge is a 16km hike that takes you through the gorge where you can see different birds of prey, and view the ruins of several tiny villages and Byzantine chapels.

Blossom Trail in the Cotswolds, England

The Cotswolds are only an hour from London but you will feel like you have entered a different universe. You can rent a holiday cottage in the countryside and use it as a base to explore the network of paths that run through the surrounding areas. The Blossom Trail is a great route to walk and this 80 km trail winds its way through charming villages and has a series of bridges that will take you over the Avon River. The trail is lined with cherry, pear, and apple, trees that have stunning pink and white blossoms.

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European Family Holidays: 5 Great Resorts

Europe - Ross French - October 4, 2015

Europe boasts many world class resorts that will appeal to any type of traveler, but when it comes to find one for family holiday, you are always very careful choosing the right resort based on a number of factors. Here are 5 great destinations in Europe you should consider for your next family holiday:

Almyra, Cyprus

Fashionable, classy and peaceful, Almyra is an excellent family friendly seafront resort on the Mediterranean shoreline of Paphos, Cyprus. It boasts of all the family friendly features you can think of. Its modern design, specious rooms, excellent sea view, yummy foods, kid corners, swimming pools along with excellent service make modern-day luxury accessible to its guests. The most you will like about Almyra is its stunning sea view. Holidays to Cyprus are perfect for families and you can be sure to spend some wonderful and unforgettable days (or weeks) in Almyra.

Martinhal, PortugalMartinhal, Portugal

Just 3km away from the historic fishing port of Sagres, Martinhal is an excellent family friendly seaside resort in Algarve. Its boutique-style villas and rooms with private terraces and balconies make it the most popular resort in the Algarve region. With the main pool set in an elegant wooden terrace, it has 5 beautiful and specious swimming pools in total. Artificial glass tennis courts, children’s corner, wide range of outdoor activities around the resort including surfing lessons, football challenges and paddle tennis will ensure you and your family spend some quality days in Portugal.

Domes of Elounda, Crete

Crete is a stunning Greek island and the Domes of Elounda are simply the perfect place to stay to have the best of this heavenly Greek island. This 5 star resort is located strategically to allow all its guests easily visit the most popular spots in the island. The wonderful villages of Elounda, Agios Nikolaos and Plaka are just a few minutes’ drive from the resort. So, you can visit these villages with your family with utmost comfort. The family friendly features such as a good number of activities for children such as water sports, swimming, drawing lessons, tennis lessons, baby equipments of all kinds and special rooms and suites make it a perfect resort to stay for a family holiday.

Potters Resort, England

Located on 65 acres of land on the coastal border of Suffolk and Norfolk, England, Potters Resort is an excellent resort to have a wonderful family holiday. Its facilities are nicely matched for families with toddlers and grandparents. With children’s club, wide range of entertainment arrangements for guests of all age, you can expect to have some wonderful days in this luxury resort.

Club Med Kamarina, ItalyClub Med Kamarina

If you are looking for a perfect family friendly resort in Italy, Club Med can be the perfect choice for you. Located in colorful squares and charming alleyways beside UNESCO world heritage site of Syracusa, this wonderful resort is has all the facilities and arrangements you need to have an unforgettable holiday in Italy.


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