Expect action and a whole lot of local colour on Kalpak’s inaugural 15-day tour of Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan. This is one trip that promises to get the adrenaline pumping. You’ll start on mountain bikes exploring the bustle of Almaty before hiking Charyn Canyon, swimming in Issyk Kul lake, riding horses across meadows and river rafting. Evenings involve sharing supper with nomadic families. 30 July-13 Aug, from £2,075pp, excluding flights. Your smartphone just made summer holidays easier. Download these apps to make the most of the moment. Hidden Beaches (£6.99) lets you uncover stunning lagoons and coves in the UK that are close by. Team it with Sunscreen Helper (free), with alerts to remind you when to reapply your
SPF based on the weather and your skin type. A new riding experience at Menorca’s Torralbenc is a perfect excuse to get back in the saddle. Canter around sections of the ancient bridle path, tracing 186km around the coast and discover hidden beaches, green valleys and medieval forts.
Keep an eye out for the best place to tether your steed and stop for a picnic en route. Riding experiences start at £85pp. Doubles with a sea view from £205 per night, including breakfast. Discover the beauty of the Agean islands on foot this July with Utracks’ new walking tour from Santorini to Crete. It ticks all the boxes, passing through national parks, ancient towns, pretty fishing villages and dramatic gorges. Walks are around three hours a day, allowing plenty of time to soak up the atmosphere. 1-8 July, from £850pp, including accommodation, a guide and internal transfers.
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