Extreme sports holidays

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My Alpine trail running adventure holiday in Switzerland
In Verbier a new network of high-altitude running routes is opening up the mountains like never before

Mike MacEacheran

13, Sep, 2021 @5:30 AM

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‘We took up skydiving to escape’: Britain’s lockdown thrill-seekers
The extreme sport is booming after months of restrictions on people’s daily lives during the pandemic

Robyn Vinter

13, Jun, 2021 @9:15 AM

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20 affordable skiing holidays with a difference
These ski trips aren’t only about the slopes; they take in the resorts’ stunning backdrops and everything from mountain art to romantic railways

Gemma Bowes

20, Oct, 2018 @6:00 AM

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Send us a tip on outdoor activities in Colorado – and win a £200 hotel voucher
We’d like to hear about your discoveries – from climbing spots, to cycling trails, places to fish and lesser-known skiing resorts – for a chance to win our weekly prize

The Guardian

06, Sep, 2017 @4:42 PM

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Why electric bikes are making France’s Vercors Massif even more fun
Mountain bikes with batteries may not look hip but they bring wondrous landscapes within reach of many, and this region next to Grenoble is a great place to try them

Jon Bryant

06, Aug, 2017 @9:00 AM

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Mountain biking in Scotland: it’s going to be a bumpy ride …
How do you get two teens into mountain biking? At the award-winning Comrie Croft near Perth, Kevin Rushby succeeds – well, with one of them

Kevin Rushby

04, Jul, 2017 @8:33 AM

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10 of the best new summer activity holidays in the Alps
From ziplines in Switzerland to walking holidays in Italy and France, plus mountain bike breaks and an outdoor festival, the Alps are worth a ‘peak’ this summer

Will Coldwell

05, Jun, 2017 @5:30 AM

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Cycle, climb, run and relax … at Sheffield’s festival of outdoor activities
A celebration of all things active, the Outdoor City Weekender highlights the Steel City’s appeal to sport fans and its potential as a gateway to the great outdoors

Ellie Ross

16, Mar, 2017 @6:30 AM

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Iraqi Kurdistan: intrepid skiers break new ground
Three hours’ drive from Mosul, the small unspoilt pistes at ski resorts around Mount Halgurd, northern Iraq, are luring the first overseas tour groups

Will Coldwell

13, Mar, 2017 @11:00 AM

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‘The mountains around Verbier are great for flying down – and off’
Snowboarder and basejumper Géraldine Fasnacht says the Swiss Alps provide all the thrills she needs, though she’s not averse to launching herself off skyscrapers from time to time

Interview bySam Haddad

20, Jan, 2017 @12:30 PM

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Fatbiking in California: could the cycling trend be as big as snowboarding?
Fatbiking is booming, with more and more ski resorts introducing the sport, including Tahoe Donner in the Sierra Nevada where our writer tries it out

Merope Mills

18, Jan, 2017 @6:30 AM

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The thrill of ice canoeing on Canada’s St Lawrence river
Quebec’s semi-frozen St Lawrence river is the fearsome setting for a form of canoe racing that involves going over, as well as around, giant hunks of ice

Hannah Summers

17, Dec, 2016 @12:00 PM

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