Active-Traveller - Features
Stories and travel articles on active and adventure travel and holidays in the UK, Europe and around the World
Petra Shepherd avoids the popular, busy and in this instance booked up Inca Trail and strikes out alone on three lesser-known but no less rewarding Peruvian treks in splendid isolation
It’s easier than conventional surfing and great for leisurely exploring: the new water sport of Stand Up Paddle Boarding is taking over the world’s waterways. But what is it, where does it come from and where can you do it? Alf Alderson investigates…
“You’re going where? And you’re taking the kids?” That was the reaction when Pete Coombs told friends he was taking his whole family to Jordan for the autumn half term
Off the beaten Himalayan track, Matt Westby finds the reclusive mountain kingdom of Bhutan bursting with spectacular vistas and colourful culture
Pro photographer Jon Sparks has four top tips for taking photos of people that will come back to life when you get them home.
Professional photographer Jon Sparks gives us six top tips on how to take great landscape pictures that will do your unforgettable travel experiences justice.
With endless single-track, hairpin bend-laced mountains, crystal clear blue skies over glassy lakes and classy café culture on tap – could northern Italy’s Lake Garda be cycling Nirvana? Neil Pedoe finds out...
Pedal, paddle, fish, fly, or simply wonder at the wildlife... Mark Nicholls enjoys the wild summer remoteness of Canada’s great outdoors in northern Ontario
Ireland's Wicklow mountains are a stunning cycling destination. Where better then for a 200km day-ride with 2000 other like-minded souls? Neil Pedoe takes on Ireland’s biggest cycling event, the Wicklow 200.
With dramatic mountains and glens, tranquil lochs, stunning beaches and glorious areas of wilderness, the Highlands are steeped in fascinating history and traditional culture, and provide the perfect backdrop for your next adventure.
During the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games the track cyclists in Team GB triumphed. Since then the venue of this phenomenal success has undergone an incredible transformation and now Lee Valley VeloPark is open to the public.
Alf Alderson hits the rapids on a white water rafting trip down Idaho's Middle Fork of the Salmon River, otherwise known as the River of No Return
The Cote D’Azur, or as it is more commonly known to English speakers, the French Riviera, is one of the most desirable travel locations in the world.
Pete Coombs hits Grenoble and Les 2 Alpes France to explore what the area has to offer
Take one green and verdant outdoor adventure playground, filled with towering pine trees and glistening lakes, add a dash of iconic Canadian winter, a hefty sprinkle of snow, before seasoning with an array of frosty thrills and spills, and what have you got? A recipe for an exhilarating Winterland...