you can buy the new AA "European Travel Companion" floppy disc, which is designed to replace guidebooks. A "World Travel Companion" is also available from pounds 24.99. For details visit your local branch of Dixons or WH Smith.
per person, you can spend an autumn weekend cycling through the gentle Cheshire countryside. The tours are self-led, so you can go at your own pace, with full back-up only a phone call away. The price also includes bike hire, equipment, two nights' B&B accommodation and route details. Call Byways Bike Breaks on 0151-722 8050.
you can fly return from Heathrow to Madrid between now and 10 December. Prices exclude tax and are open for one month. Contact Campus Travel on 0171-730 3402.
per person, you can take the first Eurostar service to bypass Paris, travelling from central London straight through to the Alpine ski area. This weekly service, which will run from December to April, will carry your skis in a specially reserved luggage compartment at no extra cost. For details call Eurostar on 0345 303030.
per person, you can go on an eight-day cross-country skiing adventure at Pailherols in western Auvergne next January. The price is based on four people travelling with a car, and includes return ferry crossings, full- board accommodation, tuition, a guide, equipment and ski passes. Call Headwater on 01606 48699.
you can spend a week walking in Las Alpujarras in Spain this October. All walks begin at Bubion, a peaceful farming community perched high above the Poqueira Gorge, with excellent views of the Sierra Nevada and the Mediterranean. From Bubion, you walk through orchards of cherries and almonds, climb through woods and pass isolated monasteries. For details call Waymark Holidays on 01753 516477.
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