Activity Holidays

Traveller's Guide: Creative holidays

They're the new 'relaxing escape' – the chance to learn a skill, practise a hobby or start a life-changing project. Kate Simon finds ways to make the most of your time off

Itay: Walking up an appetite

Trekking across Umbria to Assisi might sound like a pilgrimage, but for Robin Lustig, the delights of the journey, from great scenery to gastronomy, were as sensual as they were spiritual

Jersey: A leap of faith

The rugged sport of 'coasteering' is not for the faint-hearted. Matt Carroll feels the arendalin rush as he jumps, swims and dives his way around the rocky Jersey coastline - and finds his 'inner bloke' along the way

Iceland: Fire and ice

A hike through the lava fields of the Icelandic highlands takes Tam Leach to a world she only thought existed in fantasy

This is summer: Days Out

Sometimes a jaunty day out can be as refreshing as a week on a sun-lounger. From historic exhibits to modern jazz, there's an outing here to suit everyone

Rwanda: Hope in the hills

The fate of Rwanda's mountain gorillas has become entwined with the future of a country still reeling from the genocide of 1994, as Mike Unwin discovers