Active-Traveller - Features
Stories and travel articles on active and adventure travel and holidays in the UK, Europe and around the World
The smartphone is changing the way we travel, putting the knowledge of the world in our pocket – not to mention an always-handy camera... But is all this tech getting in the way, asks Neil Pedoe? Do all those ‘selfies’ simply prove your phone is having a better holiday...
Now you can, with new bike tour company Ride25… in 25 separate bike tour holidays
Pick a charity cycling challenge for your next holiday and add the satisfaction of helping others to your adventure of a lifetime
For decades Malta has lured sun-worshippers to its beaches, but as Roger Fulton finds, with 7,000 years of history to draw on, and a largely deserted wild side, it’s also an open-air museum to be explored on foot or by bike.
The stunning lakes and cloud-capped mountains of Killarney in Ireland’s County Kerry are the perfect setting for kayaking, biking and running up mountains… But why run? Because this is Pete Coombs’ first adventure race and he’s finding it quite literally breathtaking
Ruggedly beautiful coastal scenery, empty roads and friendly locals make the Scottish isles of the Orkneys a fascinating destination for a family cycling tour finds Pete Coombs – as long as you don’t mind a bit of ‘weather’, and towing a child trailer up the odd hill… ...
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When the crooked old man with a solitary tooth traced his finger along our map and promised, despite the swarm of frowning naysayers, that “Si, hay paso” – yes, there’s a way through – what did we do? We folded up our map and rode on…
Away from its seaside resorts and sunburnt nightclub revellers, Gran Canaria has a spectacular, rugged and varied interior, shaped by volcanic eruptions. Helen Ochyra explores this stunning but lesser-known mountainous walking destination.
We pick four fantastic water-based adventures in Canada’s natural playground Promotional Feature
Booming charity challenge travel shows that helping others by pushing your own boundaries is the new reason and way to take a holiday…
One day soon we may all have surfable waves just around the corner – even those of us who live in the middle of the country. But are wave parks really surfing, asks Alf Alderson?
It is one of Britain’s least known National Trails, but the Yorkshire Wolds Way is a gem of a multi-day trek just waiting to be discovered, as Jon Sparks finds out
In August 1914, on the eve of the First World War, British explorer Ernest Shackleton and his team set sail from Southend in his ship Endurance, bound for Antarctica in an attempt to complete the first crossing of the frozen continent.
Helen Ochyra walks from one end of the Mediterranean island of Cyprus to the other to discover the sunny island’s hidden wild side.