By Jon.Sparks

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

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

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

Tampere: city on the rapids

Finland’s first industrial city has moved smoothly into the 21st century. Compact, walkable and lively, Tampere flanks the rapids that gave it birth and still give it a special energy

Iron ways through the Italian Dolomites

On a via ferrata in the Italian Dolomites, one of the most spectacular ranges on Earth, you have the safety of steel cables for protection and no need for masses of specialist climbing gear

Lancaster ancient and modern

Lancaster offers the visitor masses of history and a little bit of mystery, plus great modern food, drink and shopping, all in some of England’s best urban landscapes