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Posted by Florence Fortnam at 12:08 on Tuesday 18 August 2015
As part of our ongoing celebration of inspiring places to visit, we have produced an introductory Greentraveller's Guide to the Alpine Pearls, a...
Posted by Lucy Symons at 01:42 on Tuesday 04 August 2015
Adventure tour operator, Headwater, launches optional electric bikes; quick, nimble and easy to use, e-bikes are becoming an increasingly popular way...
Posted by Lauren Jones at 03:39 on Monday 27 July 2015
Introducing the Peak Cycle Shuttle - a great new service for accessing traffic-free family cycling in the Peak District National Park to & from...
Posted by Lucy Symons at 02:24 on Wednesday 22 July 2015
It's St James' Day (Santiago's feast day) on 25th July, so why not be inspired to tackle Spain's Camino de Santiago, 'The...
Posted by Harriet OBrien at 12:14 on Tuesday 14 July 2015
Writer Harriet O'Brien joins the Cotswolds AONB on one of their free guided walks and discovers butterflies, bluebells and wild orchids
Posted by David Atkinson at 01:27 on Thursday 09 July 2015
David Atkinson follows in the footsteps of George Borrow, whose 19th-century travelogue Wild Wales is now available as an app, allowing walkers to...
Posted by Harriet OBrien at 02:38 on Wednesday 08 July 2015
Writer Harriet O'Brien visits a farm in the Cotswolds to learn the craft of dry stone walling on a rural skills course run by the Cotswolds AONB
Posted by Lucy Symons at 09:42 on Wednesday 08 July 2015
This summer, kids can travel to Paris, Brussels, Lille or Bruges for just £1* each way, with up to two children (aged 4 to 11) when travelling with a...
Posted by Lucy Symons at 09:25 on Wednesday 08 July 2015
A week of hurtling through the French countryside visiting some fabulous accommodations listed on the Greentraveller website, eating great local food...
Posted by Harriet OBrien at 10:57 on Tuesday 07 July 2015
Writer Harriet O'Brien discovers vineyards, hops gardens, orchards and fruit farms on a whistlestop tour of innovative local food producers and...
Posted by Lucy Symons at 11:54 on Tuesday 30 June 2015
Visit an amazing zero carbon B&B perched on a lofty hill overlooking the genteel town of Lewes, in the South Downs, which doesn't stint on...
Posted by Richard Hammond at 11:26 on Friday 26 June 2015
We sent television presenter Miranda Krestovnikoff (The One Show, Coast & President of the RSPB) on the New Forest Tour around the glorious New...
Posted by Harriet OBrien at 04:00 on Wednesday 24 June 2015
Writer Harriet O'Brien encounters bees, butterflies and bluebells on a wildlife tour of some of the Kent Downs' most spectacular species of...
Posted by Florence Fortnam at 01:00 on Wednesday 24 June 2015
As part of our ongoing celebration of inspiring places to visit in the UK, we have produced a Greentraveller's Guide to the Kent Downs Area of...
Posted by Richard Hammond at 11:25 on Wednesday 24 June 2015
We've produced a video about the FYTbus - an innovative local minibus service on the Isle of Wight.
Posted by Lucy Symons at 09:43 on Wednesday 24 June 2015
Voyages SNCF is offering tickets at only £99 return to the South of France and a special offer for 10% off on all City Passes to enjoy discounts...
Posted by Richard Hammond at 12:08 on Saturday 24 February 2007
L'Ayalga is in La Pandiella, a small hamlet in the Redes nature reserve in Asturias, conveniently located between the craggy limestone mountains...
Posted by Anouk van den Eijnde at 10:28 on Monday 07 June 2010
Our tips on what to do in and around St Pancras International Station, which has now become the 'destination' station it was hailed to be...
Posted by Lucy Symons at 10:00 on Thursday 29 December 2016
Our favourite experiences from 2016, from skyrunning in the Dolomites and bodyboating in North Wales to cycling in southern England and staying in a...
Posted by Catherine Mack at 09:54 on Wednesday 17 March 2010
If you haven't travelled to Ireland yet, I hope that as an Irish writer and co-editor of the website, I can do my little bit towards enticing...
Posted by Tom Watts at 08:28 on Thursday 17 February 2011
Making Eurostar connections to the high speed European rail network is a breeze if you know the connections... here's our guide to connections in...
Posted by Holly Tuppen at 10:45 on Wednesday 01 December 2010
The recent cold snap has given the green light to another potentially awesome ski season in the isolated beauty of the snow covered Highlands and...
Posted by John Sannaee at 12:32 on Tuesday 07 September 2010
Flying is often considered the cheapest way to travel long distances, yet there are lots of ways you can use alternative transport on the cheap. Here...
Posted by Lucy Symons at 04:10 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.
Posted by Richard Hammond at 08:27 on Tuesday 17 August 2010
Guest blogger Roger Norum (author of the new Rough Guide to Finland) on the joys of Nordic Walking, Finland-style.
Posted by Richard Hammond at 12:26 on Monday 13 July 2009
"Young, well informed professionals", "trendy city dwellers" and "city adventurers" are increasingly choosing to travel to the continent by rail and...
Posted by Richard Hammond at 08:30 on Friday 16 April 2010
Find how to get to your holiday destination without flying
Posted by Richard Hammond at 12:51 on Saturday 17 February 2007
A huge wood burner heats the large hall, dining/living room and bedrooms, fuelled by coppiced wood from the farm's hedgerows; there's a...
Posted by Catherine Mack at 06:08 on Tuesday 20 November 2007
Catherine Mack takes her two boys on the train and ferry from London to Ireland and discovers that times have changed...
Posted by Richard Hammond at 10:12 on Tuesday 20 December 2011
Tickets for Eurostar's direct summer service from London St Pancras to Avignon in the South of France (in less than 6 hours) are now on sale.
Posted by Richard Hammond at 04:09 on Friday 14 December 2007
A new travel club for the upmarket eco traveller has launched.The Nature & Kind Travel Collection describes itself as a "direct booking solution...
Posted by Richard Hammond at 10:00 on Wednesday 02 September 2009
Increasingly, travellers are volunteering for placements abroad to work on conservation and development projects, thinking they will be benefit local...
Posted by Richard Hammond at 05:51 on Saturday 28 October 2006
There are plenty of green options springing up on the Caribbean's "nature island", but Papillote was the first eco inn.
Posted by Richard Hammond at 05:52 on Saturday 21 October 2006
If Santa had a bolthole, this would be it. Ongajok is a cosy, traditional Norwegian farm tucked away in the far north of Norway in Arctic Lapland.
Posted by Richard Hammond at 05:54 on Saturday 14 October 2006
Himalayan Homestays offers the chance to experience life on traditional Ladakhi working farms, India.
Posted by Richard Hammond at 05:56 on Saturday 07 October 2006
Richard Hammond reviews Mocking Bird Hill in north-east Jamaica
Posted by Richard Hammond at 05:57 on Saturday 30 September 2006
Richard Hammond relaxes at the Lama Di Luna Farmstay, on Italy's picturesque Adriatic coast.
Posted by Richard Hammond at 05:59 on Saturday 16 September 2006
It's out! 'Green Places to Stay', edited by GreenTraveller's Richard Hammond and published by Alastair Sawday.
Posted by Richard Hammond at 06:18 on Tuesday 19 September 2006
Richard Hammond visits a luxury treehouse in the South of France.
Posted by Richard Hammond at 06:20 on Saturday 15 October 2005
Real community-based tourism is increasingly popular in some of the world's most adventurous destinations - from local homestays in the...
Posted by Richard Hammond at 08:42 on Thursday 05 October 2006
Richard hammond finds out who came out on top at the 'Paul Morrison Guide Awards'.
Posted by Richard Hammond at 09:55 on Thursday 23 November 2006
Richard Hammond interviewed by the Attenborough Nature Reserve for the Today Programme
Posted by Richard Hammond at 08:16 on Saturday 02 December 2006
Québec province is great for cross-country skiing and other low-impact outdoor activities, yet with over 2,500 miles of trails it can be hard to find...
Posted by Richard Hammond at 08:49 on Saturday 02 December 2006
Need help booking green exotic holidays online? Richard Hammond lends a hand...
Posted by Richard Hammond at 09:23 on Monday 18 December 2006
The Pyrenees may be less popular than the Alps, but they're no less dramatic and for me they tick all the boxes for a festive green break |...
Posted by Richard Hammond at 01:31 on Saturday 30 December 2006
Richard Hammond reviews accommodation in Geiranger, Norway
Posted by Richard Hammond at 01:11 on Tuesday 02 January 2007
Bradt Guide book 'USA by Rail' is the only one of its kind on the market. Get in touch with Richard Hammond if you know of any others like...
Posted by Richard Hammond at 01:18 on Thursday 04 January 2007
Richard Hammond has some answers to questions on green travel...