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you can take a three-day bicycle tour in the Cotswolds. This price includes two nights B&B, based on two sharing, in a hotel in Burford, with tour packs including maps and itineraries. Bring your own bikes. Call Compass Holidays on 01242 250642.

pounds 149

you can join the riff-raff on Ibiza this September. This price is for four adults sharing self-catering accommodation in San Antonio, and departing on 20 September from Gatwick. Call the Holiday Centre on 0181-440 3131.

pounds 517

you can - if you can get the children off school - take a partner and four children on a two week holiday on the French Riviera. Stay in a luxury mobile-home with pool complex. Depart on 16 September only. The deal is self-drive and the price includes your Channel crossing. Call Eurocamp on 01565 626262.

pounds 599

you can take a seven-night holiday in China in November including three escorted tours. Price includes direct flights from London, B&B accommodation in Peking plus full-day tours (including lunch) of the Forbidden City, Great Wall, and Temple of Heaven. Book by 30 September. Call Qantas Holidays 0990 673464.

pounds 619

you can book a seven-night skiing holiday for February or March in Steamboat, Colorado - a resort which receives 30ft of snow yearly. Price includes flights, transfers and self-catering accommodation, and is based on four people in a two-bed condo. For every adult who purchases a ski pass and hires equipment, one child skis free. Call Ski Independence on 0990 550555.

pounds 986

you can fly Gulf Air business-class return to either Hong Kong or Singapore between now and the end of November. This price includes tax, with a stopover in the Arabian Gulf. Call Bridge the World on 0171-734 7440.

pounds 1,499

you can take a 4-star all inclusive fortnight in St Lucia in September, including free golf, plus health and beauty treatments. Call Tropical Places on 01342 825123.

pounds 1,675

you can take a cruise from Genoa to Rio de Janeiro, stopping at Malaga, Casablanca, Las Palmas, Dakar (in Senegal), Recife and Salvador, among other places. Price is for the cheapest inside cabin, but is full-board and includes flights out to Genoa and back from Rio. Call Mediterranean Shipping Cruises on 0171-637 2525.

pounds 2,500

you can join an exclusive trip into the closed Jiddat al Harasis, in the Sultanate of Oman. The highlight of this two-week trip into the desert will be the wildlife: oryx, gazelle, ibex, hyena and many rare species of bird. This price, based on two sharing, includes 4x4 transport, accommodation and meals, but not flights. Reckon on an extra pounds 400 for this. Call Oksana Adventure Travel on 01625 530035.