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Travel from the home of brown ale to the Oktoberfest? Take the new scheduled flight from Newcastle upon Tyne to Munich on the German airline Lufthansa (0345 737747). The new service has two drawbacks: it operates only on Mondays and Fridays, and stops at Birmingham in each direction. The minimum return fare is pounds 216.50 including tax.

Watch John Craven round up the huskies? Get the 20-minute video produced by the high-latitude specialist Arctic Experience (01737 218800), to help prospective travellers decide if the "Greenland Husky Sledge Adventure" is for them. These spring '97 tours are based at the east Greenland settlement of Ammassalik and cost around pounds 1,150 for five nights in March. The video costs pounds 7.30.

Find a gentle alternative to sledging or skiing? Snow-shoe through France, introduced for the coming winter by the cross-country skiing specialist Waymark Holidays (01753 516477). The company also offers langlauf in Europe and Canada; the latest destination is Poland.

Combine thrills and cycling? Take a two-night holiday in Holland with Anglo Dutch Sports (0181-289 2808). The price of pounds 130 per adult and pounds 58 for each child includes a ticket for the Dover-Calais ferry, half-board at a three-star hotel, admission to the De Efteling theme park and a day's cycle hire.

Enjoy the New Forest in autumn? Read the travel pages of The Independent next Saturday.