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Top 4 Autumn Adventure Holidays

<p><em>Read time - 1 minute</em></p><p><strong>Autumn is a magical time of year, particularly for outdoor lovers. Autumn adventure holidays are the perfect way to extend your summer. </strong></p><p>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.</p><p>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…</p><h2><strong>Autumn Trips</strong></h2><h3><strong>The French Alps</strong></h3><p><strong>[[{"fid":"205716","view_mode":"default","fields":{"format":"default"},"type":"media","field_deltas":{"1":{"format":"default"}},"attributes":{"class":"media-element file-default","data-delta":"1"}}]]</strong><em>The French Alps</em></p><p>The autumnal <a href="taxonomy/term/1446" target="_self">Alps </a>are often overlooked, but the best way to make a rich hot chocolate taste better is after an invigorating trek through the mountains.</p><p>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.</p><p>Taking you there: <a href="taxonomy/term/1446" target="_self">Trips to the Alps</a></p><h3>Visit Japan</h3><p><em>[[{"fid":"205726","view_mode":"default","fields":{"format":"default"},"type":"media","field_deltas":{"2":{"format":"default"}},"attributes":{"class":"media-element file-default","data-delta":"2"}}]]<a href="taxonomy/term/311" target="_self">Japan&nbsp;in the autumn</a></em></p><p>World-famous for its springtime burst of cherry blossom, <a href="taxonomy/term/311" target="_self">Japan </a>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.</p><p>Taking you there: <a href="taxonomy/term/311" target="_self">Japan Tours</a></p><h3><strong>The Himalaya</strong></h3><p><a href="taxonomy/term/336" target="_self"><em>[[{"fid":"205736","view_mode":"default","fields":{"format":"default"},"type":"media","field_deltas":{"3":{"format":"default"}},"attributes":{"class":"media-element file-default","data-delta":"3"}}]]The Himalaya</em></a></p><p>The Himalayas may not be the first destination that springs to mind when thinking about autumnal colours, however, the <a href="node/68031" target="_self">Annapurna Circuit</a> is simply stunning during these months.</p><p>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.</p><p>Taking you there: <a href="taxonomy/term/1051" target="_self">Trips to Annapurna</a></p><div style="width: 468px; display: block; margin: 0 auto;"><a href="taxonomy/term/1856" target="_self"><em>[[{"fid":"205776","view_mode":"default","fields":{"format":"default"},"type":"media","field_deltas":{"4":{"format":"default"}},"attributes":{"class":"media-element file-default","data-delta":"4"}}]]Whale off the coast of South Africa</em></a></div><p>Take on the world-famous sweep of <a href="taxonomy/term/354" target="_self">South Africa's</a> beautiful coastal roads - by bike! Cycle through the famous Winelands, stopping to sample the local Stellenbosch vineyards best bottles, naturally.</p><p>But what makes autumn ideal is that it's whale watching season - you'll have the chance to see migratory whales&nbsp;off the coast.</p><p>Taking you there: <a href="taxonomy/term/354" target="_self">Tours of South Africa</a></p><p><strong>Find out more about our autumn adventure holidays below.</strong></p>

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