Ahh, fall…time bundle up, get organized and kiss those sunny days by the pool goodbye. Wait, what? No! It’s an opportunity to extend your summer bliss just a little longer, make new friends, and—most importantly—adventure further.

Whether you want a seaside cycling sojourn or a mountain-top hiking excursion, scroll down to check out a few of the best places to travel in September, or click the button below to see our list of 30-plus trips to take as autumn approaches.

Amalfi Coast Walking

“A dream place” – that’s how Steinbeck described Amalfi. And when you take in the Path of the Gods, the hotels (we stay at Le Sirenuse, just like he did), the food and the limoncello, you’ll understand why. Dream place? More like fantasy land – but who are we to correct a Nobel laureate?

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Berlin to Prague Biking

We’ve plotted the perfect course from one energetic European gem to another, and we’re the only ones riding between them. Along the way, sink neck deep into the history of UNESCO Dresden, spend not one night but two enjoying the serene bike paths of the Spreewald (and sumptuous spa of our hotel), then cap it off by riding to the door of our hotel in the city of Spires.

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Basque Country Hiking

Straddling the border between France and Spain, Basque Country is an experience unto itself. From beautiful Biarritz on the French side, we take in breathtaking views of the Pyrenees. Later, swap mountains for oceans on the idyllic Spanish Basque coast, then finish in San Sebastián, where pintxos lovers will have fits of gastronomic delights

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Bordeaux to Dordogne Biking

In all our years, we’ve sampled few pairings finer than Bordeaux, land of legendary wine and equally lauded biking, and the Dordogne, verdant capital of foie gras. Explore the National prehistoric Museum in Les Eyzies, ride right into the heart of Saint-Émilion, and taste the very best of the region at private wine-making and Château tastings.

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Burgundy Biking

We spent one day in Burgundy decades ago, and decided to never leave. You’ll spend five—so consider yourself warned. We coast from one heavenly (and world-famous) vineyard to the next, clinking glasses with our expert friends along the way. Explore historic Beaune, where our hometown-advantage grants us access to exclusive events and illustrious hosts.

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Camino de Santiago Biking

Traditionally, the Camino de Santiago is about soul searching, but we’re more interested in soul-stirring. It starts with riding while others walk, to feel serenity in the saddle. It continues in the farm-fresh meals we enjoy en route, and the passion of the people who prepare them. And it culminates at the resplendent Reis Católicos, a stone’s throw from the cathedral.

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Costa Brava Biking

Soak up the warmth of the Med in a region we adore. Ride rolling volcanic hills dwarfed by the Pyrenees and explore villages stamped by time. Take sips and dips on B&R’s sailboat while cruising the Costa Brava, feast on farm-to-fork cuisine in Figueres, and let Spain’s best Dali guide pour drinks before an intimate art tour. Melt like a clock for this sensuous region.

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Cotswolds Walking

Immerse yourself in the Cotswolds—the bucolic region that champions the postcard-perfect landscapes and iconic heritage of England. Journey back in time as you traverse quiet country roads that connect honey-hued villages and bustling market towns. Discover must-see heritage sites like the University city of Oxford, the Roman city of Bath and Winston Churchill’s Blenheim Palace. Wrap up your days with an afternoon tea, world-class cuisine, a nightcap at a local pub and revelling in your quaint country house-style accommodation.

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Dalmatian Coast Biking

Here, the road less travelled means rolling island roads, hushed inlets, and secluded beaches. With our glorious private yacht as a floating hotel, we ride spectacular coastal roads. Others hop from hotel to hotel, but we only unpack once.

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Danube River Cruise Biking

Should you float down the Danube or bike along it? Why not have your Gerbeaud cake and eat it too? Gawk at towering castles from the deck of our world-class Signature Ship one day, cycle the pretty riverbank the next. Our top-notch local guides (hello Jeanette, Silvia, Martin, and Judith!) lead you on show-stopping tours of local culture and cuisine. Pop into castles, towns and abbeys. Win/win/win.

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Denmark Biking

We’ve stuck to the principles of Scandinavian design: simplicity (wheeling giddily through the countryside), elegance (divine dinners fit for a monarch… seriously, the actual monarch), and ingenuity. We’re the only ones of our ilk who spend a week in this foodie haven. Our top two nights? At Falsled Kro, our favourite hotel in the country.

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Devon & Cornwall Walking

With its wild coastlines, beautiful coves and gold-sand beaches, Devon and Cornwall are the jewels in the crown of England’s West Country. Get lost among the verdant hills as you follow the path of the Two Moors Way, passing through picture-perfect postcard villages and chic coastal towns. Basing yourself in luxury accommodations—either seaside or immersed in greenery—you’ll find it easy to understand why the Brits opt to stay close to home for their holidays.

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Dolomites Hiking

Explore the gorgeous (and little known) Alpe di Siusi. Experience the region’s remarkable people, unforgettable hikes, and sumptuous cuisine. Your taste buds will never, ever forget our 3 Michelin star dinner at Hubertus, the perfect reward after an invigorating (and jaw-dropping) alpine hike.

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Italian Lakes Walking

Let the Clooney fans flock to Como. We’re the only ones who pop over to the stunning Swiss side, wandering charming Lugano and Ticino, and taking not one, not two, but three separate boat cruises to soak in the incredible views from the water.

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Loire Châteaux Biking

Not one but two castles await on this romantic ride through history. The Château Verrières opens its Belle Époque doors to B&R, and a private visit to Château du Rivau gives you something in common with Joan of Arc. (Would you like to stay in her room? We’re drawing straws.) After this, slum it with the likes of Richard the Lionheart, Leonardo da Vinci, and a locally lauded chef.

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Normandy & Brittany Biking

History comes to life here – and you will too. Let a deep appreciation for life wash over you as you ride past white sand beaches and memorial markers, then let the spirit of the people buoy you as you sip Calvados with local nobility. After a stay at the one-of-a-kind Villa Lara, you’ll find yourself awing over a backstage tour of Mont Saint-Michel, and fawning over our gourmet finish.

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Piemonte Biking

Nowhere does the slowing down feel more apropos than Piemonte, the birthplace of Slow Food, where epicurean delights await around every corner and verdant vineyards abound. We pair our meals with many of the best vintages (on us, natch), then kick back at the intimate and gorgeous La Villa.

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Prague to Vienna Biking

Our guide Marie knows all about the Velvet Revolution – she was there. Get the inside scoop over drinks. Bike from Prague’s Bohemian chic to Vienna’s stately elegance. Add vineyard cycling, towering castles, hilltop monasteries (one is our hotel), and dinner at the legendary Landhaus Bacher. Finish off at the best hotel in Vienna, the Hotel Sacher. Sweet dreams.

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Puglia to Matera Walking

Bask in olive groves and gorgeous whitewashed villages as you stroll along the aquamarine Adriatic in one of Italy’s most blissfully low-traffic corners (we’re the only walkers here!). Back at hotel Sant’Angelo – a B&R exclusive in UNESCO Matera – feast on the freshest seafood you’ve ever had while you quaff luscious local Primitivo.

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Rhone River Cruise Biking

Why unpack luggage each day when you could be unpacking the best of Provence and Burgundy? Cruise the Rhône aboard a Uniworld river ship and go overboard (in a good way): savour exceptional cuisine, the vineyards of Beaujolais, a tour of Arles, and a cooking class at Paul Bocuse. Cruising with bikes in tow? Vive la différence!

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Romania Biking

Transylvania’s medieval heritage is one of Europe’s most profound and most valuable. A mosaic of forests, rich meadows and pastures, Southeastern Transylvania supports the habitats of some of Europe’s rarest fauna and flora. Pedal along country roads and pastoral landscapes far from the tourist routes; pass historic architecture, preserved since the Middle Ages; visit UNESCO World Heritage fortified churches, castles, remote villages, and even the medieval city of Sibiu. Revel in this stunning example of a modern-day adherence to traditional values.

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Spanish Wine Country Biking

Riding Rioja is a sensory experience. Your eyes won’t believe the vineyard-covered hills of neighbouring Ribera del Duero. Your body won’t believe the comfort of the 5-star Abadia Retuerta Le Domaine Hotel. Your taste buds will never tire of the topas, pintxos and barbecued meats – not to mention the world-famous wine. And your mind? Totally and utterly blown.

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Switzerland E-Biking

Glide effortlessly through mountain and glacial vistas on your faithful e-bike—we’re the only ones with a dedicated e-bike trip designed to electrify. For thrills, lunch in a mountain hut, then traverse a high-altitude glacier via a looming suspension bridge. For culture, listen as our local friend brings the region’s stories to life over an aperitif. And for dessert? Chocolate, of course!

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Tuscany Biking

Savour a feast prepared by our local friends—and enjoyed in their backyard. Take in the evening energy of Sienna and join in the laughter radiating from the piazza. Dine under the stars, at a winery, on a meal prepared by our private chef. We don’t just visit Tuscany—we bring its story to life.

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