Book a 2019 bike tour and see the most iconic Western European sites of World War I.
Freewheel Holidays offers a brand-new itinerary, which takes travelers across some of the most interesting and poignant spots in history, over the course of eight days. The brand takes care of all the finer details, so all you have to do is show up, cycle, sightsee and have a great time.
The itinerary is filled with unique experiences the history and war buff can appreciate. In Bruges, see the city’s architecture, recently restored after World War I’s devastation; you can still find medieval remnants, but the ravages of war are un-missable. Cycle past beautiful nature reserves, and picturesque settings once the site of tumultuous battles. Scenery reveals castles and country estates, thick forestry and fascinating cultures. In Menen, visit museums and war cemeteries. In Lijssenthoek, see British field hospitals and unmarked graves.
Of course, non-war and history buffs will have fun, too. There are plenty of stops at spots of cultural significance and more general museums that cater to all tastes. Foodie experiences along the way give travelers a chance to experience some of Belgium’s finest beers and culinary offerings.
Each day, you can expect to cycle about 30 miles. The itinerary departs every Saturday in 2019, June 4–Sept. 21, so you have plenty of time to book. It starts at £789 per person, and the cost includes your hotel stays, bike rentals, breakfasts, route information and more.
Barcelona has seen a recent influx of craft cocktails bars within the past five years or so, and Sant Antoni seems to be one of the city’s epicenters of such swanky watering holes. Amid the crisscross streets, organic grocery stores and the soon-to-open, recently renovated Sant Antoni market is Bitter, an inconspicuous cocktail bar where there’s more than meets the eye.
For most of us, time in the car is “me time.” You can listen to that podcast you’re captivated by, blast that pop song and sing along at the top of your lungs or listen to the next chapter in that biography e-book you’re almost finished. A road trip only amplifies those opportunities. So, next time you’re traveling by road, take the wheel and take control. Opt for a rental car on your next vacation, rather than a rideshare, taxi or public transportation, and enjoy the open road on your own terms.
Friends and family members of travelers are always looking for the right gift. It’s hard to find something that will surprise a traveler and also be something they use often. Many are trying to look past the typical gifts travelers get, such as notebooks and pens, and looking more toward destination-specific or more unique items. Gift giving can be difficult for some that don’t know what a traveler is looking for or needs, but these three gifts are a great starting point.
ONCE THE FINAL MEETING WRAPS and the last contract is signed and sealed with a handshake, what’s next? Do you catch a flight back home or do you take advantage of the destination? If your next business trip is to Italy, we suggest adding a few more days to explore the country’s most amazing hot spots. Make time for more than a mouthwater- ing Italian meal in these three cities.