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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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