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Whether you’re seeking the perfect spring break getaway for you and the kids or want to kick back in the latest (not-yet-discovered) 5-star luxury retreat, here are some of next spring’s hottest trips, according to our experts.

Andalucia Walking

Andalucia is the spirited soul of Spain. Spot white-washed, hilltop villages shine like beacons in the countryside. Feel the pulse of flamenco music and the swish from the dancers’ colourful dress. Dine on tapas washed down with the local sherry to your heart’s content. Did we mention the over 300 days of sunshine per year? Pack your bags, this seven-day experience is one for the books.

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Morocco Active Expedition

Have the experience of a lifetime on a bike or, if you prefer, an amicable camel. Go from bustling souks to Berber villages and crumbling kasbahs. Lose yourself overnight in the silky Saharan dunes at a breathtaking tented camp, and luxuriate at Kasbah Tamadot, Dar Ahlam and Riad Farnatchi (exclusive to us). You’ll think you’re walking toward a mirage, but trust us, it’s all real.

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Ishikawa Biking

In Japan, we’re treated like family, the result of over twelve years spent fostering and nurturing close relationships with the locals and learning how to provide you with an authentic experience. As cyclists, we trailblazed the most serene and picturesque pockets on two wheels, landing upon the Noto Peninsula to offer quiet yet epic rides through fishing villages along country roads. Elsewhere, we slow down the pace as we soak in mountain hot springs, visit centuries-old temples, partake in the time-honoured tea ceremony, and marvel at meticulously tended gardens.

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Ecuador & Galapagos Family Multi-Active Private

Beginning in Quito, Ecuador’s capital city, you’ll explore the many charms of this UNESCO World Heritage Site before journeying into the majestic Northern Andes, past the Cayambe volcano and through the historic market of Otavalo. You’ll then board a flight bound for the Galápagos Islands: a modern-day Eden with an unmatched abundance of exotic, endemic wildlife. Spot sea lions sharing the beach with marine iguanas, explore archaic volcanic tunnels, and, like Darwin before you, cross paths with giant tortoises. This inimitable adventure is sure to provide your family with memories they’ll treasure endlessly.

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Chile Wine Country Biking

Want sumptuous meals, world-class wines, old-world charm and zero jet lag? Bienvenido a Chile. Here, quiet roads through the countryside open up into epic ocean views along the spectacular coast. Picnics, barrel tastings and a cooking demo form one of the country’s top chefs reveal a culinary culture worth savouring. And the futuristic Vina Vik inspires all kinds of awe.

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Peru Walking

Want to see Machu Picchu after the tourists have left? We find the best way is to sleep next door at the stunning Sanctuary Lodge. During waking hours you’ll walk the ruins of the Sacred Valley and hike the cloud forests of the Inca Trail before hopping the Hiram Bingham Train back to Cusco for a final night dinner in an incredible Inca place.

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Bhutan Cultural Journey Private

Set against the backdrop of sacred mountains, this isolated kingdom offers an entirely unique travel experience. Granted permission to be among the mere 14,000 visitors permitted each year, we make the most of it. Wander the incredible mountainscapes, where the lamas and monks greet us, sip tea with us, and then bless our journey in an elaborate (not to mention highly musical) prayer ceremony. There’s more where that came from, but sadly, we’ve hit our space limit. Fortunately, Bhutan’s wonders know none.

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Netherlands Biking

Tilt at windmills as you pedal the picturesque coast that inspired the Dutch Masters. Not many get to ride in Zeeland! Savour fresh oysters at a picnic aboard a fishing boat. Drool over traditional savoury pannekoeken (pancakes). Soak up the local jenever (gin). And stay at the 12-room Manoir Inter Scaldes (replete with a 3 Michelin-star restaurant).

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Sicily Walking

Visit lively Baroque towns, walk seaside trails and finish high in the Mediterranean sky on the upper slopes of Mount Etna. Between our explorations of history, we’ll reward our appetites with an incredible array of classic Sicilian cuisine, from farmhouse lunches to Michelin-starred dining.

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Provence Luberon Biking

Journey through lavender landscapes, past perched villages and majestic cypresses on a trip that’s pure Provençal. Slow down to the pace of Provence, and delight in everything from boules lessons to a stay in the 17thC Bastide de Marie. Along the way, enjoy antique shopping and a visit to an exquisite private domaine hosted by a sommelier you won’t soon forget.

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Douro Valley Walking & Wellness

No need to choose between the wine regions of Vinho Verde and Douro—we’ll explore both! Drool over ancient bread ovens, terraced vineyards, stunning riverside hotels, and naturally, a glass or two of port wine. If all this pleasure wears you out, recover with a visit to the spa, a dip in the pool and a picnic aboard a private riverboat.

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Puglia Biking

Between the sun, the shore and the food, Puglia has a way of making everything more sumptuous. Mozarella’s more delicious when sampled at a cheese-making demo. Cycling’s more serene along the Adriatic. And a post-ride aperitivo is even more refreshing when sipped in our friend’s garden.

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