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Grand Train Tour of Switzerland Summer 2016

Greentraveller's Grand Train Tour of Switzerland, Summer 2016

Posted by Richard Hammond at 10:35 on Monday 02 May 2016
Bag packed, e-tickets downloaded and smartphone at the ready... we're going on the Grand Train Tour of Switzerland!
Cycle Land bike sharing scheme

New peer-to-peer bike sharing scheme launches

Posted by Richard Hammond at 04:47 on Tuesday 26 April 2016
A new peer-to-peer bike-sharing company has today launched in Oxford, offering visitors the chance to borrow bikes from local residents and receive insider tips on how to see the city.

Walking Anglesey's Coastal Path

Posted by Paul Bloomfield at 01:28 on Monday 18 April 2016
As part of our series on the eight Welsh Protected Landscapes, Paul Bloomfield takes a stunning walk full of historical treasures in Anglesey AONB
Photo: Halen Môn

Anglesey's Local Food Heroes

Posted by Paul Bloomfield at 01:19 on Monday 18 April 2016
As part of our series on the eight Welsh Protected Landscapes, Paul Bloomfield visits Anglesey's food market and Halen Môn that produces world-class sea salt
Photo: Anglesey AONB

Greentraveller's Guide to Anglesey AONB

Posted by Florence Fortnam at 01:03 on Monday 18 April 2016
As part of our series about the eight Protected Landscapes of Wales, we have produced a guide to the stunning and alluring Anglesey AONB
Gower coastal path section of Wales Coast Path, photo: Visit Swansea Bay

Walking Gower's Coastal Path

Posted by Sian Lewis at 10:27 on Thursday 14 April 2016
As part of our series about the eight Welsh Protected Landscapes, Sian Lewis walks the glorious coastal path of Gower Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in South Wales
Kate Jenkin's award-winning sweet treats. Photo: Gower Cottage Brownies

A foodie safari around Gower

Posted by Sian Lewis at 06:01 on Wednesday 13 April 2016
As part of our series on the eight Welsh Protected Landscapes, Sian Lewis visits Gower AONB and tries local delicacies, ales and 'Welshman's caviar'
Surfer heads to Rhossili Bay

Greentraveller's Guide to Gower

Posted by News Editor at 04:45 on Wednesday 13 April 2016
As part of our series on the eight Protected Landscapes of Wales, we have produced a guide to the Gower Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
Twizy Isle of Wight

Red Funnel launches electric car hire packages

Posted by Richard Hammond at 01:29 on Wednesday 13 April 2016
Ferry operator Red Funnel has launched electric car hire packages for foot passengers travelling from Southampton to the Isle of Wight.

Train from Inverness to Kyle of Lochalsh - the best train journey in the UK?

Posted by News Editor at 12:22 on Tuesday 12 April 2016
Travel journalist Tom Chesshyre, who has just written a book on 49 unusual train journeys around the world, describes the trip from Inverness to the Kyle of Lochalsh as his Number One ride
Winners of World Travel and Tourism Council's Tourism for Tomorrow Awards 2016

Winners of the 2016 Tourism for Tomorrow Awards

Posted by News Editor at 09:08 on Thursday 07 April 2016
The winners of the 2016 World Travel and Tourism Council's Tourism for Tomorrow Awards have been announced.
Dairy cows at Chilly Cow Ice Cream

Meeting local food heroes in the Clwydian Range

Posted by David Atkinson at 03:47 on Thursday 07 April 2016
As part of our celebration of the eight Welsh Protected Landscapes, David Atkinson follows a food trail in the Clwydian Range AONB
Body boating in the Dee Valley, North Wales

Outdoor adventure in the Dee Valley

Posted by Sarah Baxter at 03:35 on Thursday 07 April 2016
As part of our celebration of the eight Welsh Protected Landscapes, Sarah Baxter discovers the Dee Valley AONB offers a fantastic range of outdoor adventure
Castell Dinas Bran in the Vale of Llangollen, Clwydian Range

Greentraveller's Guide to Clwydian Range and Dee Valley

Posted by Richard Hammond at 03:23 on Thursday 07 April 2016
As part of our celebration of the eight Protected Landscapes of Wales, we have produced a guide to the Clwydian Range and Dee Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in North East Wales.
Photo: Linda Wright for Wye Valley AONB

A pilgrimage from Monmouth to Tintern Abbey

Posted by Abigail Whyte at 11:33 on Tuesday 05 April 2016
Industrial relics, Cistercian ruins and a view that inspired one of our greatest poets - Abi Whyte walks her favourite stretch of the Wye Valley AONB
Cycle path in Wye Valley

Cycling in the Wye Valley from Monmouth to Symonds Yat

Posted by Abigail Whyte at 10:58 on Tuesday 05 April 2016
As part of our celebration of the eight Welsh Protected Landscapes, Abi Whyte visits the Wye Valley and cycles along the Peregrine Path
Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Greentraveller's Guide to the Wye Valley

Posted by Jackie King at 10:19 on Tuesday 05 April 2016
As part of our celebration of the eight Protected Landscapes of Wales, we have produced a guide to the Welsh section of the magical Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB)
Welsh Protected Areas

Greentraveller's Guide to the Protected Landscapes of Wales

Posted by Richard Hammond at 02:49 on Monday 04 April 2016
We've published a Guide to the 8 Protected Landscapes of Wales, providing tips on local accommodation, wonderful places to eat, a range of attractions and activities, and great days out.
Camusdarach Beach, Arisaig - Paul Tomkins, VisitScotland

New Scotland-wide travel pass for train, coach and ferry

Posted by Richard Hammond at 11:33 on Friday 18 March 2016
A new travel pass has been launched for unlimited travel across whole of Scotland by train, coach and ferry for one fixed price.
Bridges to Prosperity

Shortlist announced for 2016 Eurostar Ashden Award for Sustainable Travel

Posted by Florence Fortnam at 06:05 on Wednesday 16 March 2016
The shortlist has been announced for the 2016 Eurostar Ashden Award for Sustainable Travel
Rail Holiday, Cornwall converted train carriages

Railholiday, Cornwall wins 2016 VisitEngland Sustainable Tourism Award

Posted by Richard Hammond at 01:59 on Tuesday 08 March 2016
Railholiday, a collection of beautifully converted rail carriages on Cornwall's south coast, has won the Sustainable Tourism Award in the national VisitEngland Awards.
Yurt holidays in England

Our top green travel posts of 2015

Posted by Sian Lewis at 05:28 on Wednesday 30 December 2015
On the final day of 2015, we round up our most popular blog posts & features on Greentraveller.co.uk this year, from cosy yurts and a food tour of a Greek island to a bumblebee hunt in Kent
Cirali beach, Turkey

Best of green travel in 2015

Posted by Richard Hammond at 12:07 on Monday 28 December 2015
From swimming in the Aegean to hiking along the little-known Glyndŵr's Way National Trail, here are some of our favourite experiences from 2015 chosen by our contributors
Grand Train Tour of Switzerland

Greentraveller's Grand Train Tour of Switzerland, Winter 2015

Posted by Sian Lewis at 11:25 on Thursday 10 December 2015
Sian's summary of her fantastic Grand Tour of Switzerland during which she went to the Swiss National Museum in Zurich, Montreux's Christmas Market, skied at Les Diablarets and much more...
Cornwall ecolodge Bosinver

Review of Bosinver Farm Cottages, Cornwall, England

Posted by Lucy Symons at 04:42 on Monday 07 December 2015
With her wheelchair-using father, Lucy has a lovely time at the accessible, award winning, self-catering, gem of an eco lodge in Lowen, part of Bosinver in Cornwall.
Grand Train Tour of Switzerland

Greentraveller's Winter Grand Train Tour of Switzerland

Posted by Sian Lewis at 10:04 on Friday 04 December 2015
Sian is now back from her Grand Tour of Switzerland, visiting the Swiss National Museum in Zurich, Montreux's famous Christmas Market, skiing at Les Diablarets, and much more...

Review of Gwel an Mor, Cornwall

Posted by Lucy Symons at 05:11 on Wednesday 02 December 2015
Thoughtfully done, ever-so green and run by a team of passionate local Cornish people - accessible for wheelchairs and pushchairs alike, beach side and awash with friendly rescued wildlife.

Glasgow voted a 'must-see' destination for 2016

Posted by Florence Fortnam at 11:32 on Tuesday 01 December 2015
See why National Geographic Traveler magazine has named Glasgow one of its top 20 destinations for 2016 with a brand new tour with local experts, Rabbie's

Cycle Southern England launches new website

Posted by Sian Lewis at 05:21 on Thursday 26 November 2015
Head south with your bike and a get a dose of fresh air in one of the most beautiful places to cycle in Britain with Cycle Southern England's useful website.

A foodie tour of Chios, Greece

Posted by Sian Lewis at 11:50 on Friday 20 November 2015
As we celebrate our Greentraveller's Guide to Lesvos and Chios, Sian Lewis explores the tastes of the island of Chios, from fragrant tangerines to treasured mastic sap.
Cycling on Lesvos

Exploring the great outdoors on Lesvos, Greece

Posted by Sian Lewis at 01:10 on Thursday 19 November 2015
As we celebrate our Greentraveller's Guide to Lesvos and Chios, Sian Lewis explores the lush valleys and inviting coastline of Lesvos on foot, by bike and on horseback.
Greentraveller's Guide to Lesvos and Chios, Greece

Greentraveller's Guide to Lesvos and Chios, Greece

Posted by Richard Hammond at 10:46 on Tuesday 17 November 2015
We have published an online guide to the beautiful islands of Lesvos and Chios in the North Aegean, Greece.

Slow travel festival launches in Italy

Posted by Sian Lewis at 01:56 on Wednesday 11 November 2015
The first Slow Travel Festival, in Monteriggioni, Italy.
Macs Adventure Corsican Holidays

Macs Adventure offers four fab Corsican trips

Posted by Lucy Symons at 05:10 on Wednesday 04 November 2015
Macs Adventure launches their Corsica Collection of four new self-guided walking and cycling tours on the beautiful French island of Corsica.

Exploring the Gothenburg Archipelago, West Sweden

Posted by Yvonne Gordon at 01:27 on Tuesday 03 November 2015
Yvonne Gordon visits West Sweden to explore the car-free island of Styrsö, in the Gothenburg Archipelago, by bike and discovers pretty harbours, nature reserves and great spots for swimming