10 of the best winter sports resorts in Europe for skiing and more

Not everyone is thrilled by the idea of a week’s skiing and little else; here are ski bases with the full St Moritz array of winter fun but without the Swiss original’s steep prices

Best little ski resorts in Europe

Head to these lesser-known – and often cheaper – ski areas, some with challenging off-pistes and others with family-friendly runs and hotels, but all with breathtaking scenery

10 of the best new cycling holidays in Europe

This pick of pedal-powered tours for riders of all abilities takes in some of the continent’s best scenery, from Sweden’s forests to the lagoons of the eastern Algarve – and Provence’s iconic climb

Cabo de Gata, Spain: exploring Europe’s only desert

The arid beauty of Cabo de Gata, in Almería, has inspired works by Lorca and the spaghetti westerns of Sergio Leone – and has one of Spain’s least-developed coasts