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From coastal Brazil to Lake Garda: Great getaways

Where to go and what to see


Wait until the World Cup's over to go on a Brazilian adventure. On 9 October, Discover Adventure has a nine-night, 325-mile cycling journey along the coast. It starts in Sao Paulo and ends in Rio, with stops in the city of Guaruja, the archipelago of Ilha Bela and the Costa Verde town of Paraty. The 325-mile trip costs £2,399pp, including hotels, TAP flights from Heathrow via Lisbon, transfers, most meals and bike hire (discoveradventure.com).


Later this year, Exsus has a 16-day, self-drive tour of Australia with luxury accommodation for £1,995pp. Departing between 19 August and 4 December, it spends time on the beach at the Reef House in Palm Cove, in the rainforest at the Daintree Eco Lodge & Spa, in the Bush at the Spicers Hidden Vale near Brisbane and in the city at the Sofitel Wentworth in Sydney. Car hire and flights included (exsus.com).


From now until 30 September, Inntravel has a twin-centre, six-night break to western Sweden for £1,038pp. Combining two of the region's scenic coastal hotspots – the Koster Islands and Fjallbacka fishing village – it includes five dinners, one day's bike hire and transfers. Flights to Sweden not included (inntravel.co.uk).


On 9 July, Inghams has an affordable week on the shores of Lake Garda for £509pp. Based in the charming resort of Limone, set on the north-western flank of the lake among rows of lemon groves, the package includes half-board at the Hotel Villa Dirce, flights from Gatwick to Verona and transfers (inghams.co.uk).