Short breaks

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The first time I’ve enjoyed cycling in a city: my Tour de Copenhagen
With the Tour de France heading to Denmark for the first time, I tasted the cycling and culinary pleasures of the capital – and tried out Stage 1 of the route

Kevin Rushby

30, Jun, 2022 @6:00 AM

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I took the train to Graz, Austria – here’s my guide to the city
The next stop in our series marking Interrail’s 50th birthday is a cutting-edge food and design destination that has emerged from the shadow of its medieval fortress

Emma John

29, Jun, 2022 @6:00 AM

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I took the train to Düsseldorf – here’s my guide to the city
Next stop in our series marking the Interrail pass’s 50th birthday is a city in the heartland of industrial Germany, home to avant-garde art, electronic music and high fashion

Emma John

22, Jun, 2022 @6:00 AM

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A local’s guide to Hamburg: concerts, cocktails and dockyard cuisine
Concert pianist Alexander Krichel reveals his pick of the best bars, vintage stores, ferry rides and sailor-sized dishes of Germany’s second largest city

Interview by Paul Sullivan

20, Jun, 2022 @6:00 AM

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A walk along the Mersey to a historic Liverpool pub: The Bridewell
Take a stroll past the famous docks, then clink glasses in a former Victorian police station

Chris Moss

17, Jun, 2022 @6:00 AM

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I took the train to Trieste – here’s my guide
Next stop in our series marking the rail pass’s 50th birthday is the Italian city of Trieste, where literary past meets cosmopolitan present – and everyone goes to the seaside

Emma John

15, Jun, 2022 @6:00 AM

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I took the train to Strasbourg, France – here’s my guide to the city
In the first of a series of stopovers marking the rail pass’s 50th birthday, our writer heads to the Alsatian capital, where France seamlessly meets Germany

Emma John

09, Jun, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Lost lanes of the Midlands: five great cycle routes in the heart of England
Taking in backcountry from Leicestershire to Shropshire, these 30 to 50-mile routes, included in a new book, feature beautiful villages, countryside and places to stay

Jack Thurston

07, Jun, 2022 @6:00 AM

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A walk through historic York to a great local pub: the Phoenix Inn
Rich in medieval and Roman history, this walk around the city walls ends up at a good old local

Kevin Rushby

03, Jun, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Spooky shipwrecks and singing sands: 10 of the UK’s weirdest beaches
Expect the unexpected on these UK shores that go against the grain

Kevin Rushby

02, Jun, 2022 @6:00 AM

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‘The kids gaze as if it’s the Pantanal’: a cool canal break in Worcestershire
On a sleek boat complete with mood lighting, we kick back and enjoy the challenge of the mid-Worcestershire canal loop – covering 21 miles and 33 locks in a weekend

Gemma Bowes

01, Jun, 2022 @5:30 AM

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A local’s guide to Lecce, Italy: baroque beauty and rural cuisine
Puglian winemaker Massimiliano Apollonio shares tips on the best cafes, museums, parks and bike rides in his beautiful southern city

Interview by John Brunton

30, May, 2022 @6:00 AM

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