Taking it easy isn’t every couple’s idea of romance. As the world of adventure sport expands, so increasing numbers of newlyweds are marking the start of their marriages with adventure honeymoons.
Fancy a Himalayan hike instead of a Portsmouth picnic? Sea kayaking rather than sunbathing? A trailhead lodge in New Zealand rather than a Travelodge in Newcastle?
This blog lays down two of the best adventure honeymoon experiences in the world.
We look in-depth at the destinations themselves, the activities they have to offer, how they might suit loving couples specifically – and a safe option. Whatever you do, don’t discount Paris – if you don’t share the adventurous dream, go to Paris. Works everytime!
Some bikes you can truly use for just about anything. Still, there’s some lines that shouldn’t be crossed. When you’re considering touring bike vs road bike, you’re thinking about speed vs comfort and handling vs practicality.
But where’s the point when the latest carbon fibre race-bred calorie-counter becomes too tiring to enjoy?
And when should you leave it behind, trusting instead your miles and your backside to a more forgiving, more laid-back ride?
Well, I’m riding a Carrera Virago to Paris for charity and will find out on the way!
The bike’s already proved itself as an excellent climber and surprised me with it’s comfort – ok, some of this has been me adapting to its shape, but overall it’s been surprisingly sure-footed and comfortable for such a light bike.
But first up: What’s the difference between a road bike and a touring bike anyway?
News that Johnny ‘Sticky’ Budden is running from Paris to John O’Groats (1000 miles) is hardly a press stopper. But to hear that he is using the route as a Parkour course is: Hardcore Parkour.
Not only is the new street sport finding its footing here in the UK, its reach could stretch further still. Ask yourself: If BMX made the Olympics, why not Parkour?
OK, jump back: What’s Parkour? Born out of Paris, Parkour is sometimes better known as free running. It involves running on the street, through the street, and over whatever obstacle is set in front of you. read more
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