Family cycling trails in the UK: readers’ tips

What better way to explore the UK than on a bike ride? From Morecambe Bay to the Mendips, here are our readers’ favourite family cycle trails

Stairway to heaven: hiking ancient pilgrimage trails in southern Japan

Mountainous Kumano is the holy ground of Japan and pilgrims have been trekking there for centuries. Shrines, mist, forests and waterfalls combine to create an entrancing hike

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

Walking Canada’s Fundy Footpath

The Bay of Fundy is famous for the world’s highest tides, but the spectacular trail along its north shore is used only by a handful of clued-up walkers

Cycle, climb, run and relax … at Sheffield’s festival of outdoor activities

A celebration of all things active, the Outdoor City Weekender highlights the Steel City’s appeal to sport fans and its potential as a gateway to the great outdoors

‘Here in Jämtland, people will ski during their lunch break’

Champion freerider Reine Barkered on the food, ski trails – and gruff characters – of his mountainside home in northern Sweden