Falling for Autumn Adventures

Autumn is a magical time of year, particularly for outdoor lovers. Autumn holidays are the perfect way to extend your summer. As the leaves begin to fall, forests turn into a riot of colour, as if painted red and gold. Before the cold of winter sets in, autumn is the perfect time to head out and explore our beautiful planet, from forest-cloaked mountain foothills to cycle paths flanked by giant redwoods and tranquil oriental gardens.

Here’s our pick of the top five autumn holidays…

The Alps

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The autumnal Alps are often overlooked, but the best way to make a rich Italian hot chocolate taste better is after an invigorating trek through the mountains. Spot marmots scurrying through the autumn leaves, enjoy cooler temperatures than the height of summer and of course the atmospheric mistiness of waking up amongst the peaks.

Taking you there: Mont Blanc Circuit

Taking you there: Mont Blanc Highlights

Japan

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World famous for its springtime burst of cherry blossom, Japan is equally beautiful in the autumn. Wander through tranquil Zen gardens full of red acers and trickling water features, and feel your inner self realign with nature.

Taking you there: Ancient & Modern Japan

The Himalaya

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The Himalayas may not be the first destination that springs to mind when thinking about autumnal colours, however the Annapurna Circuit is simply stunning during these months. Ascend through the forest-cloaked foothills, stopping frequently to admire the sweeping burnt orange vistas of ancient forests punctuated only by soaring, snow-capped peaks.

Taking you there: Annapurna Circuit

South Africa

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Take on the world-famous sweep of South Africa's beautiful coastal roads - by bike! Cycle through the famous winelands, stopping to sample the local Stellenbosch vineyards best bottles, naturally. But what makes autumn ideal is that it's whale watching season - you'll have the chance to see migratory whales off the coast.

Taking you there: Cycle the Cape & Winelands

 

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