5 Lake Garda adventures you cannot miss

I spent a week exploring Lake Garda, sampling the best it has to offer in outdoor activities.

And my trip with Canvas Holidays didn’t disappoint.

Here are my top five adventures you cannot miss.

  1. Climbing Monte Baldo

This imposing ridge of mountains on the eastern shoreline provides the most dramatic of backdrops to the glistening blue of Lake Garda. Craggy peaks topping 2,000-metres rise above lushly forested slopes, creating a wild and rugged landscape that feels a million miles from the crowded tourist hotspots. Take a ferry to Malcesine, ride the cable car to 1,760 metres and get exploring. Short walks with stunning views satisfy most – but for a real adventure wear your hiking boots and trek to the 2,218-metre summit of Cima Valdritta.

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Camping Duinrell: The verdict!

Our Kids Ambassadors, Oliver & Ella took a holiday to Camping Duinrell in Holland. Here’s what they thought (in their own words). 

We have recently returned from a fab week at Camping Duinrell in Wassenaar, Holland and it was just a non-stop week of funfair and water park family fun.

We took the ferry from Harwich to the Hook of Holland which although a 7 hour journey went quickly as there is lots do on board including a cinema, play area and restaurants.

The drive down to Duinrell took around 45 mins and Mum and Dad found the drive very easy. On arrival we were shown to our two bedroom Comfort Plus caravan which was to be our home for the week. Although it was quite small it had everything we needed and was very close to the amusement park and water park which we thought was perfect. With the sunny weather we were able to make the most of the decking area and sun loungers, and of course the barbecue.

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Pyrotechnic Art Festival, Cannes 2016

For a few nights each summer, the sea and sky around the Bay of Cannes is lit up in the most spectacular fashion as the city plays host to the Pyrotechnic Art Festival. Since 1998 the skies above Cannes have been lit up by some of the world’s best pyrotechnics – translated as firework setter-offers! If you’re in the area, it’s well worth heading down to the bay to watch the spectacular fireworks light up the area.

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Spotlight on Normandy and Picardy

If you watched the Tour de France in 2015, you may be familiar with the stunning sights of Normandy and Picardy as the cyclists sped through the regions.

Intrigued to find out more and explore these regions for yourself? Then read on as we discover what makes this region so special.

Normandy and Picardy are both popular holiday destinations – they’re easy to get to and there is plenty to see and do in the surrounding areas. You can explore the miles of coastline, backed by stunning high cliffs and interspersed with quaint fishing ports and stretches of golden sand or venture inland where there are magnificent forests, tranquil streams and cider-producing fruit orchards.

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