Thursday, 28 June 2018

A Corsican Feast: Food, Culture, Landscape

As the greenest island in the Mediterranean, visually, Corsica looks sumptuous and rich. It is, exactly that, a land of riches:  The food has intense flavour; the culture stands strong and proud and the landscape is unforgiving in its wild beauty.

Monday, 29 January 2018

The Hairy Bikers’ Mediterranean Adventure

Several years ago, I wrote to the Hairy Bikers, pleading them to come to Corsica, so it was with delight and satisfaction that I watched the “Hairy Bikers’ Mediterranean Adventure”, which you can catch on either BBC2 or BBC iplayer, or failing that, you can see what they’ve been up to here: http://www.hairybikers.com or here: https://www.facebook.com/HairyBikers/

Friday, 15 July 2016

Cycling on Corsica

Cycling on Corsica – a superb location for your next, or even your first, cycling holiday

As well as being known as the Isle of Beauty, Corsica is also known as the ‘Mountain in the Sea’. That’s why Europe Active, the adventure cycling holiday specialist, is convinced these hilly landscapes mean that it’s a rewarding location for leisure, road and mountain bikers alike.  Here’s why:

Saturday, 9 July 2016

How To Look After Your Bicycle

It’s a simple truth that if you keep your bike in good condition, it will keep giving back. You’ll minimise potential problems, and without that distraction, you will stay on the road and have more time to enjoy your bike.

At Europe Active – the adventure cycling holidays specialists - we know that it pays to invest some TLC in your bicycle. So here are our top tips for bike maintenance so you can do the same: 

Wednesday, 6 July 2016

8 Reasons To Go Mountain Biking In Romania's Carpathian Mountains


With its impressive natural landscapes, timeless countryside and low prices – Romania has grown in popularity as a tourist destination. However, it remains a relatively undiscovered gem for cyclists. So, if you are thinking about bike holidays, here are eight reasons why a mountain bike tour through Romania’s Carpathian Mountains with Europe Active could be your ultimate cycling adventure. 

Friday, 1 July 2016

How To Plan A Great Cycling Route

The team at Europe Active – the cycling holiday specialists - spend a lot of time in the saddle, so we really know how to plan a cycling route. Whether it’s one of our holiday routes, or whether it is a weekend bike ride – similar principles apply.

There is a knack to planning a great cycle route, so if you are heading out on two wheels soon, here’s our thoughts on how to plan a cycling route:

Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Cycling In Tuscany


Italy is established as one of Europe’s top cycling destinations. The Italians love cycling and they love cyclists – and this is particularly the case in Tuscany.

Here, the team at Europe Active – the adventure holiday specialists - consider why Tuscany is such an attractive destination for bicycle holidays: