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Hello, 2016! Best Walking, Cycling and Camino Destinations

Does your holiday destination bucket list grow by the month, or even the week? Are you forever spotting new places to visit and discovering other locations that friends or family have been to and you simply must head to yourself? If so, you might not thank us for adding another 10 truly amazing places to holiday. Then again, you might put some of these highlight destinations to the very top of your lifetime bucket list. Tour du Mont Blanc Go high Is this Europe’s best alpine walk? If not, we would like to know which one you would choose!  The Tour du Mont Blanc circles the spectacular Mont Blanc Massif, visits France, Italy and Switzerland and covers a distance of some 170km, with 10,000m of ascent and descent.   Walking in Provence Bon voyage! The France that dreams are made of is found in the south-eastern region of this wonderful country. Imagine Van Gogh's landscapes, Peter Mayle's Luberon and sun-drenched tastes of food and wine. Oh, and the huge scent of lavender. What are you waiting for?   Japan's Kumano Kodo Eastern promise Walk the famous pilgrimage route of Japan's Kumano Kodo. The 11th century trail traces a fabulous route through rural Japan and visits the three shrines of Kumano.   West Highland Way Top of the trails The 96-mile West Highland Way is always popular and not just a bucket list must-do for Scottish walkers but fabulous long-distance walk for people from around the world. When will you go?   Camino de Santiago The best way This is a pilgrimage route that is hard to beat, which is why so many people want to walk “the Camino" route. If you don’t have time for the full 800km European trail, walk sections of a week or two weeks at a time.   King Ludwig's Way Right royal Perhaps you saw this route in Julia Bradbury’s BBC series, German Wanderlust. King Ludwig's Way is one of Germany’s best-known footpaths through the beautiful Upper Bavaria to King Ludwig’s Neuschwanstein Castle.   Danube Cycle Path Ride on If you like flat, mostly traffic-free cycling in spectacular countryside, the Danube Cycle Path will tick every box – and more. The path follows most of the length of the 1800-mile River Danube through Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary and Romania. Pick shorter sections for shorter holidays.   Iceland Icing on the cake In Iceland you quickly run out of superlatives. Its landscape is breath-takingly amazingly wonderful. Just book and see for yourself. Iceland should be on every traveller’s bucket list.   Trekking in Nepal The highest high Towering snow-capped peaks, prayer flags fluttering in the breeze, yak bells mingling with the chants of Buddhist monks in the morning air and the warmest of welcomes at every village. Trekking in Nepal is the stuff of lifelong memories.   Road Cycling Catalonia: Coast, Cols & Pyrenees A wheel must Keen cyclists are always looking for the next bike ride, the next best climb and the best of holidays on two wheels. Treat yourself to day-after-day of tick box cycling with our Road Cycling Catalonia: Coast, Cols & Pyrenees tour.
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