Summer

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Arc 1950 launches Activity Wednesdays for summer season

Arc 1950, the village resort in the French Alps, launches its summer season with a series of Activity Wednesdays running throughout the summer high season. The village opens on July 7 with the first Activity Wednesday taking place four days later. Focusing on a different theme every week, visitors to the […]

Thomas Cook adds Liverpool Airport package deals

Thomas Cook has launched eight destinations for package customers looking to travel from Liverpool John Lennon Airport next summer – the first time in over ten years the company has offered holidays from Liverpool. Holidays to the popular hotspots of Lanzarote, Costa del Sol, Costa Blanca, Majorca, Algarve, Naples, Dalaman […]

The Vendee: Beaches, bikes and blue skies in west France

Pedal power is big business in the Vendee. The region in mid-west France will become the focus of the cycling world in July when it hosts Le Grand Depart – the start of the Tour de France. For the amateur enthusiast or total novice, the family-friendly flat landscape has been […]

The St Wolfgang cable car

St Wolfgang/Lake Wolfgangsee: Where The Sound of Music was born

We were greeted warmly by Weisses Rössl Hotel owner Gudrun Peter in traditional Austrian dress in St Wolfgang on Lake Wolfgangsee in Austria. She was keen to tell us about the market square hotel, the town and Lake Wolfgangsee situated on the other side of the hotel. There is no […]

Summer in Zermatt

Summer in the mountains of France, Italy and Switzerland

Fancy spending some time in the fresh air of the Europe’s high peaks? Mountain expert Vanessa Fisher looks at some options for summer holidays. 1. Lake Annecy Ski Resorts, France Combine a few days by Lake Annecy with one of four charming alpine villages – La Clusaz, Le Grand Bornand, […]

Erna Low offer pools with stunning views in the French Alps

Erna Low summer holidays in France: Arc 1950, Chamonix and Antibes

Erna Low offers excellent value summer holidays to some of the most popular mountain villages in the French Alps and also to the French Riviera. In the French Alps, enjoy the spectacular scenery – join the hikers, runners and bikers in popular towns such as Chamonix or Morzine, or head […]

Roc des Alpes in La Clusaz

Roc des Alpes taking place in La Clusaz this summer

La Clusaz in the Lake Annecy Ski Resorts region is home to the Roc des Alpes mountain bike event, the summer version of the Roc d’Azur, which has been organised in the Var for 30 years. The fifth edition in La Clusaz from June 16-18 will consist of three days packed with MTB events […]

Much Better Adventures

Much Better Adventures launches Epic Weekends collection

Much Better Adventures has kicked off 2017 with a bang with the launch of its series of Epic Weekends, a collection of over 60 mini active breaks designed for time-poor, experience-hungry professionals. The new series offers customers unique experiences in the likes of the Norwegian fjords and High Atlas Mountains, […]

The Fallowfield Loop

Cycling: Stockport to Dunham Massey

The whole point of off-road cycling is to get away from the traffic and the noise of the city. The beauty of Manchester is you can be in the Lakes, Peak District, Yorkshire Dales or the Cheshire plains in a few hours. One of the best – and easiest – […]

Quarry Bank

Quarry Bank: Time to venture outdoors

With spring around the corner and many of us glad to see the end of the wet winter, now is the time to venture outdoors. Having received one of the most useful Christmas gifts last year, a National Trust family membership, we have been enjoying various trips out and about […]