The Loire has many vineyards and grape varieties that sit along its banks, yet Loire wine is often underestimated. We don’t think that should be the case.
They taste fantastique, have festivals and religious orders in their name and high prices drive some to murder in the part of France responsible for 80% of black truffle sales. Are we missing something? What is a black truffle? The scientific name for the black or Périgord truffle is Tuber Melanosporum. It grows mainly on […]
It is a truth universally acknowledged that should you wander outside without an umbrella in the month of April you are liable to get a good soaking. Occasionally the April sun will make an appearance; just long enough for you to hang your washing, stoke up the barbecue or don your walking boots and head […]
November and December are not ideal months in which to be cycling in the UK, or indeed much of northern Europe. And whilst many will still brave the ice, traffic and bitter cold of the daily commute with a sturdy resolve, many more will place their two-wheeled friend into hibernation until the shoots of spring […]
October is almost certain to be cold, wet, grey and miserable in much of northern Europe but for those wanting to get away from it all and go somewhere hot to enjoy a fantastic cycling holiday we’ve got a couple of great destinations for you. The first option for some autumn sun is another […]
The summer months are well and truly behind you, the clocks have gone back and the skies are grey. It’s going to be a long, hard winter… unless you get away from it all before you need to don your thermals and take a trip where the sun does shine in the month of November. […]
So the barbecue has been shoved back into the garden shed, the sun tan lotion has migrated to the back of the bathroom cabinet for the winter and the first chilled winds remind you of the bitter weather to come. Welcome to October….
With almost 2000 km of coastline and 1185 islands and islets of rich variety, Croatia offers a diversity and beauty that is rarely found – or sought – by the majority of beach bums and sun seekers. Whether you are enchanted by secluded coves backed up by wind-mottled cliffs or bewitched by traditional fishing villages […]