Jon Sparks

Easy riders in the Lake District

The Lake District doesn’t just have some of the best scenery in the world; it also has some of the best lanes and tracks for easy cycling Read the guide

Otherworldly walking on New Zealand's Tongariro Crossing

Often hailed as the world’s best one-day walk, the Tongariro Crossing in New Zealand goes through positively Martian scenery, with active volcanic vents and multi-coloured lakes en route Read the guide

Turku: Finland’s first city

Finland’s first capital, Turku boasts a magnificent castle and cathedral; between them lies a beautiful stretch of river and a city full of charm and character Read the guide

Cycling idyll in South Somerset

South Somerset's easy cycling in perfect English countryside makes for a lovely circular tour, with great scenery, great B&Bs and great pubs Read the guide