EED INSPIRATION for your next summer holiday? We have selected seven different ideas, from cycling in Wales to trekking the jungle. Especially for mountain bikers, MudTrek offers a pair of ski-style chalets in Wales. The resort is on the doorstep of Brechfa Trails, where hardened mountain bikers will love the steep descents, but there are also trails for beginners.
A Land Rover takes you and your hired bikes out into a landscape of hills, pretty villages and sheep.
MudTrek mountain-bike breaks start from £95 per person for two nights, including all meals and one day’s guiding, based on six sharing.
First Great Western runs trains from London Paddington Station to Carmarthen.
For information on the chalets and to book, call 01267 202423. Or see www.mudtrek.com Laurence Marks, writer of classic TV comedies Goodnight Sweetheart and Birds of a Feather, will be teaching TV comedy and scriptwriting at The Watermill in Tuscany. The package combines scriptwriting sessions with one-to-one tutorials and regional cuisine — local wines, home-cooked pasta and fresh fruit and vegetables.
RunningfromJune29toJuly6,the course costs from £1,236 per person (two sharing) and includes transfers (Pisa), tuition, seven nights’ full