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Classic walking routes

From the famed Camino de Santiago to rugged Pyrenean routes, Mick Webb dons  his hiking boots to take on Spain’s great trails

War and peace in the Apennines

Along the deserted slopes of the Apennines, Gerard Gilbert follows in the footsteps of his father, and other less fortunate Allied escapees

48 hours in Vienna

New flights make Austria's cultured capital even easier to visit this autumn, writes Laura Holt

48 hours in Stockholm

With more locals and fewer tourists in the Swedish capital, this is a great time to explore, says Will Hide

Pas de Calais beyond the headlines

As her prize in the 2014 Independent on Sunday/Bradt Travel Writing Competition, Lucy Clark won a commission to write about an often misunderstood French region

Biking the Balearics

Dramatic coastlines studded with miradors, mountains and views to take your breath away: Darren Loucaides explores four very different islands on two wheels

48 hours in Copenhagen

Cheap flights and a series of festivals make the Danish capital a strong summer prospect