The images will be used to incorporate remote places into the Street View of Google maps, Sydney Morning Herald reported.
The pictures gathered will be incorporated into Street View later this year once they have been edited using special software that stitches them together and blurs individual faces.
“We’re starting in Sydney and then looking to go across Australia,” Google spokesperson Shane Treeves said.
”Hopefully it will encourage more people to jump on a plane.”
Google hopes to allow tourism groups, not for profit groups, universities and research teams to borrow Trekker in future.
Trekker has been all over the world to create images for Street View including the Galapagos Islands, Venice, Mt Fuji, Everest and the Grand Canyon.
Hanoi is the world’s second most popular backapacker destination, according to the 2014 Backpacker Index.
The Index also found that Hanoi has the world’s cheapest beer, Bia Hoi.
Hanoi’s daily backpacker index, which is the daily budget required for staying there, is USD$15.86.
Hanoi’s food is very popular among backpackers, particularly when they are sitting at one of the famous plastic chair cafes.
Hanoi is also in the process of renaming many of its streets after Che Guevara, as a way to encourage more tourists to walk its less trodden paths.
Bunk Campers Celebrates The Opening Of New London Gatwick Depot With 20% Discount On Campervan Hire!February 28, 2014 on 10:43 am | In Adventure Travel, London, Outdoors, Road Trips, Scotland, United Kingdom, Wales | Comments Off
To celebrate the announcement of their London Gatwick depot, UK & Ireland campervan hire company, Bunk Campers, are offering 20% discount on all London campervan hire booked before 31st January 2014!
The new depot located close to London Gatwick airport will open early this April. As visitors continue to make use of low cost flights to the UK from Europe, the new London depot will enable independent travellers to discover the UK on a budget with prices from £28 per day.
Campervan hire offers the customer a ‘home on wheels,’ for driving holidays throughout the UK & Europe. Self-catering transport and accommodation in one, facilities onboard a Bunk Camper include: beds, gas hob for cooking, fridge, sink, shower, toilet, heating and electricity. Customers can enjoy views from behind the wheel of their camper, stop, shop and cook along the way.
Established in 2007, Bunk Campers have grown to be one of the UK & Ireland’s largest campervan rental companies with depots in Belfast, Dublin, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Prestwick and Manchester.
With the mission to provide customers choice and flexibility on their campervan hire holiday, Bunk Campers offer Europe’s widest range of Campervans for hire; from budget 2 person camping cars, family campervans to large, 6 person motorhomes.
The deal: 20% discount on campervan hire from Bunk Campers London Gatwick depot.
Where: Bunk Campers London Gatwick depot.
Book by: 31.01.2014
Travel: 01.04.2014 – 31.12.2014
For more information, please http://www.bunkcampers.com/news/20-off-camper-van-hire-London
About Bunk Campers:
Established in 2007, Bunk Campers are one of the UK & Ireland’s largest campervan rental company with a fleet of over 50 vehicles. Visit Bunk Campers website for more information.
Starting with rental depots in Belfast and Dublin they expanded into the UK market in 2012 with the opening the Edinburgh depot. In 2014, the expansion plan is to consolidate the English market after success in Scotland and open the first depot in south east England near Gatwick Airport.
Bunk Campers offer Europe’s widest choice of vehicle types from the compact 2-person Roadie campervans, VW campers, 4-person Vista campervan to the 6-person Grande Motorhome. Visit Bunk Campers campervans page to read more.
Bunk Campers won a prestigious award for ‘Tourism Innovation’ in Ireland for its brand, product and customer service.
Bunk Campers was established by husband and wife team, Keith Charlton and Louise Corken. Inspired by their travels in Australia and New Zealand, they returned and set up the first camper van hire business in Ireland in 2007.
Keith bought and lovingly restored his first camper van in 1987, a bright orange Volkswagen T2 camper van built in 1973 never imagining that 20 years later he would own a business renting out camper vans!
For more information on Bunk Campers London launch promotion, please visit http://www.bunkcampers.com/news/20-off-camper-van-hire-london
Think of a ski chalet… for mountain bikers… in Wales!
Carmarthenshire based MudTrek Mountain Bike Breaks are a young, multi-award winning small businesses whose concept is totally unique: they are the only “one stop shop” for mountain biking breaks in the UK and provide fully catered, all-inclusive week-ends and holidays run along the lines of a “ski chalet”. With mountain biking being a non-seasonal sport, MudTrek are open all year round and have a fantastic Spring offer to put some colour in your cheeks!
33% OFF SPRING WEEK-ENDS
Was £195pp now just £130pp (based on 4 sharing Bay Tree Barn on any available week-end from 1st Feb – 1st June) FULLY CATERED with FREE “off piste” guiding!
On a MudTrek break literally everything is done for you – just ride and then relax! Their customers are small groups of 2-12 who come from all over the UK and abroad, are beginners, intermediates & advanced riders, male & female, single sex groups, stag & hen parties, couples and families who love the fully catered, all-inclusive package on offer including “off-piste guiding” – a chance to ride some of Wales’ amazing “secret” natural single track in the safe hands of a qualified guide. And with the world renowned Brechfa trails on their doorstep they offer the best of both worlds.
Here’s what you’ll get:-
Accommodation (exclusive use of Bay Tree Barn inc bedding, linen, towels, heating etc)
Delicious 2 Course Evening Dinner (2 nights)
Big Breakfast (2 days)
Packed Lunch (2 days)
1 day’s FREE “off piste” guiding from the door (exclusive to your group)
Optional full suspension bike hire
For further press information please visit www.mudtrek.com
Guernsey has reached a tourism first with the launch of ‘Tasty Walks’ audio guides, voiced by author and TV presenter James Strawbridge (www.jamesstrawbridge.com) who is the new celebrity tourism ambassador for the island. The 11 themed audio guides showcase the beauty, history and gastronomy of the island on walks of varying lengths and difficulties and are free to download from www.visitguernsey.com.
The audio guides have been developed to give Guernsey visitors a self-guided dimension to their holiday, with passionate guiding by James Strawbridge, who is a Guernsey fan following family holidays to the island and visits on ITV’s ‘The Hungry Sailors’ programme last year. The range of themes on the guides, including history, nature and folklore and their differing lengths and terrains mean that the guides will suit a range of interests and fitness levels. An interactive map on the Visit Guernsey website highlights the different routes and their key points of interest, including the best places to eat during or after the walks.
As well as voicing the audio guides, James will form a key part of Guernsey’s 2014 tourism strategy. He has been brought on board to highlight specifically the island’s walking and gastronomy product but will also build general awareness of the tourism potential of the island through Guernsey’s marketing and PR channels. In addition to heading up ITV1′s ‘The Hungry Sailors’ programme, James has starred in ITV1′s ‘Saturday Farm’, is a regular contributor to ‘The Alan Titchmarsh Show’ and has appeared as an eco-guest on ‘Richard and Judy’ and ‘Ready Steady Cook’.
Wendy Pedder from Visit Guernsey quotes “James is a natural fit for Guernsey. His passion for the outdoors and nature is infectious and this combined with his culinary skills makes him an ideal ambassador for Guernsey where we pride ourselves on our gastronomy and stunning scenery. We are hugely looking forward to working with James and to his contribution to our plans in 2014″
James Strawbridge quotes “I fell in love with Guernsey through visiting with my family and also through sailing round the coast on ‘The Hungry Sailors’ when we tucked into delicious local oysters and crab. The perspective from the sea is unique and from the rugged cliff tops to the sweeping sandy bays I was struck by the beauty and variety of the island. I am delighted to be helping to promote this destination and look forward to spending more time on the island.”
Examples of the Tasty Walks are:
Witches, Castles and Famous French Writers, one hour, relaxed stroll with steep steps
The walk is based in Guernsey’s capital, St. Peter Port and takes visitors from the waterfront, up the steep Arcade and Clifton Steps to the Mignot Plateau at the top of the town. The walk is a whistle stop tour of Guernsey’s literary, mythical and military history with a visit to Victor Hugo’s Hauteville House where he is believed to have written Les Misérables; to the imposing Castle Cornet on the waterfront and past areas where witchcraft was practised when it was prevalent in the late 15th century.
Nature’s Pool and Smuggler’s Hideout, takes three hours, suitable for experienced walkers
This is one of the most difficult walks in the audio series and should only be used by experienced walkers. The route travels across the jagged cliffs of the south coast passing La Prevôté Tower, a defence tower built by the Germans; Le Creux Mahié, the islands largest cave which is believed to have been used by smugglers and the Venus Pool, which is only visible at low tide. The audio suggests a swim in the pool for the brave! The walk ends at the Les Tielles viewpoint for panoramic views across the south coast cliffs.
Adventure Cycling Association headquarters in Missoula, MT. Photo by Greg Siple
Missoula, MT — Adventure Cycling Association finished FY13 strongly, achieving all-time highs in membership and tour participants. It also completed research for its new Idaho Hot Springs Mountain Bike Route and began mapping its much anticipated long-distance route, Bicycle Route 66.
“Adventure Cycling continues to benefit from the surge of global interest in bicycle travel,” said Jim Sayer, executive director of the organization. “We are being asked by cities, states, and provinces all over North America how they can attract more bicycle tourism and we’re hearing from many businesses that want to get more involved in this thriving sector.”
This year, Adventure Cycling’s total membership hit an all-time high with 46,724 members, maintaining its position as the largest cycling membership organization in North America. Overall, the program experienced a 3.3% growth rate, which caps a 19% growth rate in membership over the last decade. Membership renewals remained strong following a four-year trend of increases. Adventure Cycling also attracted 274 bike-shop members and 123 club memberships.
The organization welcomed 276 new life members, more than double the number of those who joined in FY12, bringing the total number of life members to 2,288. Adventure Cycling’s life-member program is a very popular way to support the organization; funds from life memberships are restricted to provide long-term support for the nonprofit. In the past, life-member funds helped purchase Adventure Cycling’s headquarters and last year, helped complete its expansion and renovation.
Adventure Cycling Association staff posing with their bicycles in their courtyard. Photo by Rachel Stevens
Adventure Cycling Association’s 46,724 members come from every state in the U.S. with the most members residing in California and the fewest in North Dakota, 1,636 live outside of U.S. with 55 countries represented. From Austria to the United Arab Emirates, with Luxembourg, Malaysia, Slovakia, and Malta in the mix, members reside and travel all around the globe.
In 2013, Adventure Cycling added 14 corporate members, including Blackburn, Q-Outdoor, and Revelate Designs. “We’ve continued to attract businesses that believe in Adventure Cycling’s mission and provide substantial support for bicycle-travel programs,” said Paul Hansbarger, membership and marketing coordinator. Popular benefits of corporate membership include generous advertising discounts in Adventure Cyclist magazine as well as exposure to membership and supporters through social media and targeted promotional mailings.
The organization’s magazine, Adventure Cyclist, underwent a thorough re-design and, bucking magazine-industry trends, added editorial and advertising pages and increased circulation. Advertising in Adventure Cyclist increased 13% to $298,000. New advertisers included New Zealand Tourism, Big Bend Texas, Bacchetta, Velo Orange, Vitacost Vitamins, Whitefish Bike Retreat, and Balance Insurance.
Published nine times each year and reaching more than 100,000 readers annually, Adventure Cyclist features bicycle-travel stories and photographs from around the world, how-to information, gear and touring-bike reviews, and more. Adventure Cyclist is the association’s primary member benefit, along with discounts on maps and access to tours and instructional courses.
Adventure Cycling experienced another record-setting year in tour signups, offering more than 70guided cycling tours. By the end of the season, 1,360 cyclists rode with Adventure Cycling on tour, a 6% increase in participation over 2012. The tours are unlike most offered on the travel market, with a mix of self-contained tours, supported trips, and educational courses.
In August 2013, research was completed on an exciting new mountain-bike route in Idaho. Adventure Cycling’s Idaho Hot Springs Mountain Bike Route will be a 608-mile route with four singletrack options (totaling 227 miles). A spur from Boise to the route is also included. Maps will be available in early 2014.
Also, design layout and mapping began for Adventure Cycling’s next long-distance route, Bicycle Route 66. The complete route will be approximately 2,500 miles in length. Maps will be available in 2015.
The organization’s popular bicycle-touring maps are available from its Cyclosource store and catalog. In 2013, after four record years in a row, Adventure Cycling saw a slight decline in map sales, down 2%, with overall sales income dipping 1% below FY12. Over the last decade however, the organization’s map sales have grown 42%, with overall sales growing a whopping 80%.
In FY13, Adventure Cycling saw a small decline in charitable contributions, which totaled $662,094, after a record-breaking FY 2012, which included a special campaign to support the expansion of Adventure Cycling’s headquarters. Foundation funding increased nearly $55,000 over FY12, to $72,463, with renewed support from the Tawani Foundation, the Lazar Foundation, New Belgium Brewing, Climate Ride, the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, and the Stephen M. Seay Foundation. Members gave an impressive $149,448 to meet an $86,000 match challenge during the organization’s holiday campaign. Members, major donors, and businesses gave $128,346 during the U.S. Bicycle Route System campaign in May 2013, also National Bicycle Month.
“Bicycle touring is an evolving and growing activity among people of all ages,” said Development Director Amanda Lipsey. “We look to our members to help us keep up with the demand for our programs, services, and resources by supporting us financially, and we are very grateful for their enthusiastic and generous support.”
Adventure Cycling invests the net proceeds from its membership dues, donations, and earned income activities in programs that inspire and empower people to travel by bicycle. In FY13, these activities included a completely revamped organizational website and blog, an expanded website devoted to bike overnights (1- to 2-night bicycle trips), advocacy efforts to improve bicycle-travel conditions throughout North America, outreach efforts to promote bicycle tourism, and staff support for the creation of the U.S. Bicycle Route System, which will eventually be the largest official bicycle route network in the world.
DENVER – Colorado will be celebrating nature in 2014 with a collection of festivals and events that allow education and observation of the state’s array of wildlife. From eagles to elk, moose and bighorn sheep, visitors can experience Colorado’s wildlife in an exciting way with nature walks, talks by experts and exploring the communities these animals call home. For more information, visit http://www.colorado.com/
High Plains Snow Goose Festival (Lamar, Colo.) February 20-23, 2014. Enjoy music, ranch tours, the Colorado Birding Trail sites and of course, snow geese at the 12th annual Snow Goose Festival. See more than 70 different species, and learn all there is to know about these birds while sightseeing and listening to expert speakers.
Monte Vista Crane Festival (Monte Vista, Colo.) March 7-9, 2014. In late February, Sandhill Cranes begin their annual journey from south to north. Before they get to their northern destination, the cranes stop near the Monte Vista National Wildlife Refuge for a little break. Come see the cranes while speaking with a wildlife expert or take a bus tour to see the 20,000 cranes, eagles and elk that come back every year.
Karval Mountain Plover Festival (Karval, Colo.) April 25-26, 2014. Come see the rare Mountain Plover–birds as they arrive on Colorado’s Eastern Plains. Along with bird watching, enjoy learning the community’s history, mingle with local farmers and ranchers and eat a lot of delicious food in an authentic western environment.
Ute Mountain-Mesa Verde Birding Festival (Mesa Verde, Colo.) May 7-11, 2014. Writer of several guidebooks on Arizona birding, Rick Taylor will be speaking at the Archeological Center of America, while spring migrants settle on Ute-Mountain and in Mesa Verde. Bird watchers from all over the nation will gather in the spectacular settings of Mesa Verde National Park and Ute Tribal Park for birding field trips.
Hummingbird Festival (Colorado Springs, Colo.) May 10, 2014. In mid-April, hummingbirds will be returning from Mexico to Colorado Springs for the summer/fall. In celebration of their return, this event will be held to learn more about hummingbirds. The festival will include live hummingbirds up-close, hummingbird expert speakers and artisan vendors.
Bent on Birding (Las Animas, Colo.) May 16-18, 2014. One of the best places for bird watching is in Bent County in Southeast Colorado. Birds such as pelicans, Piping Plover, Least Tern, Black Rail and more can all be found here after migrating back when the winter season is ending. History re-enactments can be seen during the event and birding experts will offer guided tours to private ranches featuring Native American rock art.
Front Range Birding Festival (Littleton, Colo.) June 7, 2014. The Front Range Birding Company presents an opportunity to get up close and personal with a live Bald Eagle, Great Horned Owl, Peregrine Falcon and Harris Hawk. The event will also honor first responders, as Denver fireman, helicopter pilots and flight nurses will be in attendance.
Grand Mesa Moose Day (Grand Junction, Colo.) July 26, 2014. Hosted by Colorado Parks and Wildlife and the US Forest Service at the USFS Visitor Center on the top of Grand Mesa, see one of Colorado’s most fascinating wildlife species. Learn how to spot a moose and how to view them safely at this annual event. Bring the family, a picnic and spend the day outside in the Colorado sun.
Yampa Valley Crane Festival (Steamboat Springs, Colo.) September 12-15, 2014. As cranes migrate back to Steamboat Springs and Hayden, join experts for crane viewing. Nature walks and family activities will also be part of this festival.
NoCo Nature Festival (Fort Collins, Colo.) September 2014. Live animals, live music, interactive activities and more will all be featured at the Fossil Creek Reservoir Regional Open Space for the Nature Festival. Learn all about nature through presentations, bird walks and a wildlife camera walk through the Rocky Mountain Cat Conservatory.
Elk Fest (Estes Park, Colo.) October 4-5, 2014. The beginning of fall means the call of bull elks fill the Estes Valley. In celebration of this time, Estes Park is hosting the 17th annual Elk Fest in Bond Park. Some fun activities include the Mountain Man Rendezvous, an event where mountain men will demonstrate their skills and the Elk Bulging Contest, a contest to see who sounds the most like an elk bulging.
The Big Sit! (Littleton, Colo.) October 12, 2014. Join people from all over the state, and sit in a 17 ft. diameter circle in Chatfield State Park. Count how many birds are seen or heard, while eating breakfast, lunch or dinner and meeting new people.
Georgetown Bighorn Sheep Festival (Georgetown, Colo.) November 8, 2014. The Colorado State Animal is the Bighorn Sheep. Come watch and learn all about this Colorado mammal from expert speakers and short educational programs. Georgetown shop owners will also display their wildlife related artwork, gifts and crafts.
Colorado is a four-season destination offering unparalleled adventure and recreational pursuits, a thriving arts scene, a rich cultural heritage, flavorful cuisine, and 25 renowned ski areas and resorts. The state’s breathtaking scenic landscape boasts natural hot springs, the headwaters of seven major rivers, many peaceful lakes and reservoirs, 11 national parks and monuments, and 58 mountain peaks that top 14,000 feet.
For more information or a copy of the 2014 Colorado Official State Vacation Guide, visit www.COLORADO.com or call 1-800-COLORADO. Follow Colorado on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Google+, Foursquare, Flickr, Tumblr and YouTube.
Self-guided walking tours specialist, On Foot Holidays, offers a new route for travelers to discover the Spanish, little-known, wild and remote Mediterranean Island, Mallorca. Starting in the capital of Palma, the scenic eight-night trail will guide you through a range of different landscapes, including lofty peaks and deep valleys, all this, perfectly complemented with wonderful local cuisine.
Mallorca: Palma and the Serra de Tramuntana (Where the mountains meet the Mediterranean) – is a medium/ hard route with five to nine miles of walking per day. On Foot’s route designer, avid hiker and historic aficionada, Jesca Scott, has created a path rich in both history and landscapes. Stroll through Palma’s labyrinthine streets, palace courtyards, art museums and the elaborate Gothic cathedral before heading for the hills. The Serra de Tramuntana range, running down the west coast of Mallorca, is a World Heritage Site because of the extraordinary techniques used to develop agriculture on its steep slopes over the centuries. Other highlights of this trip include the impressive Finca Galatzo (an historic estate house) in the first few footsteps, the chance to learn how to cook Mallorcan paella at a family-run hotel en-route, and magnificent 360-degree views of mountains and sea from the ‘Archduke’s trail’, and the picturesque Alaro Circuit, complete with ruined castle and hilltop Es Verger restaurant for your final triumphant meal.
On Foot Holidays will create a detailed itinerary and arrange your stay in typical inns and boutique hotels. While walking with your partner, friends or solo, On Foot’s staff will transfer your luggage from village to village so you can enjoy a hands-free excursion.
This trip is available anytime from March to June and from September to December. Rates for seven nights per person sharing are from $1,384 and include accommodation, breakfast daily, one evening meal, detailed itinerary and supporting material and luggage transfers.
For more information, and questions regarding customized variations of the trip, contact On Foot Holidays at (011)44 1722 322 652 or visit www.onfootholidays.co.uk
On Foot Holidays features predominantly linear, self-guided walking holidays in France, Italy, Spain, Austria, Croatia, Greece, Turkey, Portugal, Germany, Slovenia and the UK’s south-west. Each walk has been designed by a ‘Route Adviser’ – a person who lives locally and has painstakingly developed an itinerary through varied countryside, packing in as much culture as possible en route and seeking out the most welcoming small hotels, farmhouses and village rooms. The emphasis is very much on good food and wine after a day’s walking.
This coming year, 2014, will mark the 150th Anniversary of the successful transportation of brown trout ova to Tasmania, the birthplace of fly-fishing in the Southern Hemisphere. To mark the historic event a huge range of fishing experiences in Tasmania, for beginners through to advanced, from wilderness through to luxury, is now available through a UK based Tasmanian travel specialist, Tasmanian Odyssey www.tasmanianodyssey.com.
There are few more dramatic or diverse locations in which to experience fly fishing for the first time even for those who just wish to try their hand at casting a line into some of the world’s purest lakes and rivers.
Tasmania’s extraordinary diversity in a relative compact landmass, the southernmost before Antarctica, makes it absolutely unique in that visitors can experience fly fishing of astonishing contrasts yet be within just a couple of hours of outstanding Tasmanian hospitality, even in the most remote areas. Accommodation is charmingly eclectic from the historic 1823 Somercotes Estate cottages with Red Tag Tours, near Ross, famous for its original convict built sandstone architecture to the last word in luxury at the 28 Gates farm stay with its four private lakes, and the most recently opened RiverFly Wilderness Huts in the World Heritage Western Wilderness.
A day’s learn to fish course at Tarraleah in Tasmania’s Central Highlands, ninety minutes from Hobart, costs £140 per person with accommodation in a private restored cottage from just AU$220 (approx £121) per night.
New skills can be honed with a three day course with Roger Butler of Red Tag Tours from AU$2095 per person (approx £1150). Roger has been fishing in Tasmania for over forty years, and the price is fully inclusive of tuition and guiding on private waters in the Midlands, all meals and drinks including wine and beer, and private accommodation in a private heritage cottage at Somercotes Estate, licences and transport.
Those seeking a true taste of Tasmania’s legendary wilderness can find it in the Land of 3000 Lakes at RiverFly Wilderness Huts on the shores of magnificent Lake Ida, just 400 metres from the remote World Heritage Listed Walls of Jerusalem National Park. A three day package here costs AU$1850 per person (approx £1000); the ultimate 6 day package combining Wilderness Huts with luxury accommodation and guided fly fishing throughout costs AU$3250 per person (approx £1780) – rates are fully inclusive of accommodation, meals, guiding and transport.
The joy of fishing in Tasmania is in no small part to its mesmerising landscapes of mountain range after mountain range punctuated with ancient forested valleys, Australia’s largest and deepest lakes, pristine rivers and streams, eagles soaring in cerulean skies, breath-taking sunrises, starry nights unpolluted by civilisation and the cleanest air in the inhabited world. On an island the size of Ireland but with one ninth of the population, novice anglers will find themselves accompanied only by their guide, and Tasmania’s abundant and often endemic species of wildlife from the plump, playful platypus to the spiny echidna, wombats, wallabies, pademelons, quolls and even endangered Tasmanian devils.
A century and a half after the first ova were brought to Tasmania, which had been known as Van Diemen’s Land less than a decade earlier, Australia’s only island state is regarded by those who have fished there as one of the greatest trout fishing destinations in the world. An impressive variety of guiding with the Tasmanian Trout Guides and Lodges Association create endless opportunities for fishing in Tasmania – yet it remains one of the least known to the wider angling community.
In 1864, after two previously unsuccessful attempts, the ova was packed in moss and ice to make the long voyage by ship from the UK, around Cape Horn, to the Salmon Ponds in Plenty, just north of Hobart in Southern Tasmania. The ova spawned and it was carried by horseback around the island, which is the size of Ireland or Sri Lanka. It is from the Salmon Ponds, where the Museum of Trout Fishing is based, that the rest of Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and elsewhere in the Southern Hemisphere were to receive brown trout ova. Tasmania has one of the world’s most unspoilt and beautiful landscapes, and it is considered to be one of the last true wilderness frontiers on earth. It has unique geography that offers several different trout fisheries, from the mild lush meadows and rushing rivers of the Low Country and The Midlands to the huge reservoirs and deep lakes of the remote Central Highlands – the Land of 3000 Lakes – and the wild, World Heritage listed Western Wilderness, which also inspired the birth of world’s first Green Party.
Tasmania’s fishing guides and lodges (members of Trout Guides & Lodges Tasmania Inc) are now available to book through one UK-based company, Tasmanian Odyssey (www.tasmanianodyssey.com). The fly fishing season in Tasmania runs from September to May.
For advice, further itinerary suggestions, information and bookings call T: + 44 (0) 1534 735449 or visit the website, www.tasmanianodyssey.com
Tasmanian Odyssey is the UK’s first and only travel company dedicated to Australia’s island State, which is in fact an archipelago of 334 islands, separated from mainland Australia by the Bass Strait, a 45 minute flight from Melbourne to Hobart or Launceston. Tasmanian Odyssey creates highly specialist itineraries for visitors interested in fly and sea fishing, birding, wildlife, walking, island hopping and scenic air tours, and much more.
Tasmanian Odyssey is fully bonded with the Travlaw Trust.
Freedom On Foot With New Eurocamp Active Walking Holidays – Seven Nights In The French Alps From Just £295 Per Party In MayJanuary 25, 2014 on 11:30 am | In Adventure Travel, Cabinweb, London, Outdoors, United Kingdom | Comments Off
Hike over to Eurocamp Active for a walking holiday in 2014 that’s sure to hit the mark when it comes to enjoying freedom on foot.
New from the outdoor holiday specialist, Eurocamp Active is the gateway to Europe’s great outdoors, offering the ideal base to enjoy some favourite outdoor sports. Brand new walking routes are available on 11 parcs and have been especially designed for Eurocamp Active travellers who want to explore the European countryside on-foot.
Some parcs also offer free tours led by seasoned walking guides – ideal for bringing to life the region and all its landmarks.
Get active in the Alps – seven nights for just £295 per party in MayAn ideal base from which to discover the Alps, Eurocamp Active’s Camping Les Fontaines parc offers a peaceful setting amidst stunning scenery.
Beautifully situated just a few minutes from Lake Annecy, Les Fontaines is a top pick for keen walkers and families alike, with a walking and wildlife guide on hand providing a range of walks around the local area.
Excellent facilities include a large partly covered pool, plus a paddling pool for little ones, not to mention an aqua complex with slides. Meanwhile, evenings can be spent enjoying the breath-taking mountain vistas from the on-parc restaurant and bar.
A seven night break from 12 May 2014 staying in a 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom Esprit mobile home with decking at Eurocamp Active’s Camping Les Fontaines parc will cost from £295 per party, accommodation only.
Ferry crossings and fly-drive packages are available at a supplement.
Check out the new-look Eurocamp website at www.eurocamp.co.uk - packed with great new videos, more images and holiday ideas to inspire – for more information or to book, or call 0844 406 0552.
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