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The best cycling and multi-activity trips for 2018

There are days when I like to just explore a city or sit back with a good book. And then there are days when I like to have fun and be active. Cycle the backroads of Sri Lanka, kayak a pretty stream, clamber through a deep canyon or hike a nice trail. There are lots of tours to choose from and at Adventure Coordinators we have lined up the best new cycling and multi-activity trips for 2018.

Italy & Switzerland: Cycling the Italian and Swiss Lakes 8 days from $2,465 Rated moderate, 3 out of 10 The Italian lakes of Como and Maggiore are famed for their forested hills and medieval properties overlooking the glistening blue waters. This is a fascinating place to discover on two wheels with excellent roads that closely follow the winding shores. We visit the 10th Century Borromean castle, Villa del Balbianello with its ornate Italian garden and the Hermitage of Santa Caterina del Sasso, a striking overhanging abbey built by a rich merchant. There will be opportunities to taste plenty of delicious local produce en route, including cheese, cold meats, honey, wines and ice cream, before riding across the border to Lugano in Switzerland for a visit to a Chocolate Museum. The excellent cycle rides will hopefully help you build up an appetite! Email for more information

Croatia & Slovenia: Cycle Northern Croatia & Slovenia 8 days from $1,705 Rated moderate to challenging, 4 out of 10 Starting in the enchanting 900 year old capital city of Zagreb, this tour takes us on a pedal powered journey through vast canyons and deep river valleys, over country borders and onto the largest island in Croatia. Starting with two days cycling through Slovenia we follow the beautiful Kupa River Valley discovering hilltop castles and the impressive karst scenery of the Gorski Kotar Mountains. Once back in Croatia we traverse Krk Island and head north to the Istria Peninsular. Here the scenery changes as we cycle through rolling green hills, vineyards and olive groves to the stunning UNESCO town of Poreč.