summer holiday ideas…..non biking
I went to menorca last year for the first time which was surprisingly very nice it depends what you want to do. Theres no real nightclubs as such but the towns are lovely lots of interesting places to go and the beaches were nice its very much a family oriented place and my three kids loved it.Posted 9 years agoNobeerinthefridgeSubscriber
Calella de palafrugell or llafranc on the costa brava. Beautiful wild, rugged coastline, proper spanish food, loads to do/see nearby and last but defo not least, virtually bu66er all brits!.
And if you’ve got a hire car, la molina bike park is a mere 2.5 hrs away.Posted 9 years agochakapingSubscriber
I love it there. It has mountains, beaches, ruins, beautiful towns and several great cities. Great food and drink. Very affordable for Europe and very laid back too.
You can even sneak probably off to one of the bike holiday companies and hire a bike/join a group ride for a day and do some amazing riding.Posted 9 years agoFROGLEEKMember
Essouraria in Morocco – beautiful and very rock n roll – Hendrix used to have a house here – great surf and lots to see and do. Trips up the Atlas mountains – stay in Marrakesh for a couple of days, even easyjet have started flying there – little piece of culture three hours flight away…Posted 9 years agoSnSMember
Watching this post with interest as I’m in exactly the same situation as Ton.
Used to doing activity type hols & have been told in no uncertain terms that somewhere sunny….with minimal outdoor activities are in order this year.
I’m stuck !
I’ve been quite a few places on this planet & to be totally honest, I’ve come to the conclusion that I’m not really a conventional holiday type person. I’ve never been able to sit down & just do nothing….sorry "relax" – The idea of two weeks lounging round a pool & bar, drinking, reading & with occasional dips in the aforementioned pool fills me with dread ! ( the drinking & reading bits are fine, but the doing nothingness is a complete killer for me)
To my mind, the best ‘holidays’ I’ve had have included things like the Pennine Way, outdoor activity weeks in the Cardigan bay area & just for some ‘sun’ balance, a couple of trips to Florida ( but having been there a couple of times now & it’s a case of been there & done that)
Half tempted to take up an offer of visiting some friends in Hong Kong, but the flip side of this would be having to visit the sister in law who currently lives in the mid west of the USA. ( & their ain’t an awful lot to do in the mid west)
So, please keep the suggestions coming as I’m also looking for ideas.
ChrisPosted 9 years agocoolhandlukeSubscriber
Perfect solution. Eurocamp static caravan somewhere in France, take the bikes so you can get about (away for a quick blast)
Done it the last few years and always manage to find a bit of a ride out 🙂
OK its hardly like trail center stuff but at least you can still holiday with your bike too.Posted 9 years agoSkippySubscriber
Nobeerinthefridge- never been to santorini, but it looks nice. I went to Vasiliki mainly for windsurfing and also for biking so maybe not one for Ton unless you can creep out for a sneaky bike ride in the morning. Wouldn’t recommend Vasiliki as it had a lot of mosquitos and is a bit of a windsurfers paradise, but I’m sure there are some other islands wothy of a visit.Posted 9 years agonasherMember
lovely beaches, nice weather, all the glitz of the Riviera, yet just 1km inland it all changes, medieval villages untouched by time and commerce, stunning scenery and incredible mountains.
And if you fancy a day or two on the bike whilst the missus is sunning on the beach look herePosted 9 years agoPeterHeroldMember
I third Sardinia, we liked it so much we came to live here. Walking, beaches, sea kayaking, lovely sea…it’s a great place for an “outdoor” holiday. And a sarnie for lunch made with locally-produced and tasty and low emissions ham and cheese costs only 1 euro 50 at the local supermarket, just the job.Posted 9 years ago
PS we live on east coastampthillSubscriber
Cycling has been on and off for me so have lots of non cycling experience
Possibly the best holiday I’ve been on is a Flottila holiday with Neilson in greece
I could sail already but if you have 2 weeks you can start from scratch
First week is living in a hotel with about a 4 day sailing course. The rest of the week you can relax, sail in dinghies or cycle!
Then its a week on the yacht. Each day you have a briefing where you’ll be told a destination and arrival time. Then its off on your own!
A really good balance of lying in the sun, swimming in the sea, exploring and doing something.Posted 9 years ago
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