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Jungfrau: Onwards & upwards

Switzerland

Jungfrau: Onwards & upwards

Take on the mountain trails of the Jungfrau Region. From waterfalls and Alpine valleys to glacier gorges and some of Europe’s most famous peaks, this is Switzerland at its spectacular, scenic best

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Sri Lanka: Hide and seek

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka: Hide and seek

Situated on opposing sides of the teardrop island of Sri Lanka, the Wilpattu and Yala national parks are wonderfully unspoilt areas of lowland jungle known for their bears and birds, elephants and crocodiles, and a…

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Croatia: Easy rider

Croatia

Croatia: Easy rider

Explore the Dalmatian coast on a sail-and-cycle island-hopping tour of southern Croatia. Take in some verdant scenery — not to mention the limestone citadel of Dubrovnik and the birthplace of one of history’s most famous…

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Vietnam: Among the mountain people

Vietnam

Vietnam: Among the mountain people

A hundred miles from hectic Hanoi, a journey along Vietnam’s mountainous Northwest Loop reveals the country’s rich diversity and the lesser-known people of Uncle Ho

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Alternative Inca trails

Peru

Alternative Inca trails

Are you a hardcore hiker or a walker looking for a more languid stroll around Peru’s Sacred Valley and beyond? Find the route that’s right for you

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Shetland: The birds

United Kingdom

Shetland: The birds

The collective noun for a group of gannets is a ‘company’. However, when the Shetland breeze is up and you’re faced with the sight of several thousand of these busy, beaky white birds covering a…

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Peru: The Choquequirao trek

Peru

Peru: The Choquequirao trek

The Inca Empire carved hundreds of tracks into the Andes — lofty conduits for the hardy messengers, traders and warriors who were regularly tasked with walking their lengths. This network of high mountain trails may…

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Patagonia: The edge of civilisation

Chile

Patagonia: The edge of civilisation

Battered by the ocean and worn smooth by violent winds, Tierra del Fuego — the fjord-threaded archipelago hanging off the bottom of Patagonia — represents nature at its most raw and isolation in the extreme.…

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