German cities to trial free public transport to cut pollution

Plan to be tested in five cities in effort to meet EU air pollution targets and avoid big fines

How to hike the Grand Canyon

With the US’s natural wonders facing an uncertain future, now is the time to visit the greatest of them all. Our writer tackles the 23-mile Rim-to-Rim trail in a single, muscle-grinding day, but offers tips for walking the route at a gentler pace

Blazing saddles: horse riding along Menorca’s Camí de Cavalls

Amid red-sand beaches and volcanic outcrops, a recently-restored 14th-century route on the Balearic island is now open to riders who also want a boutique hotel stay

Where Nairo Quintana learned his cycling

Nairo Quintana has just won the Giro d’Italia – this article shows you where his cycling education began.

http://www.theguardian.com/travel/2014/jun/01/cycling-colombia-nairo-quintana

UK cycling cafes – the best

Cycle cafes, like cycling itself, are booming. They’re a great place to meet other riders, get advice and repairs – while you tuck into great coffee and food

http://www.theguardian.com/travel/2014/mar/12/top-10-cycling-cafes-uk