Daily Archives: May 7, 2012

Year Round Breaks Away: Cyprus and Turkey Holiday Deals

2012 holidays are booking up fast. Unfortunately, not everyone is blessed with a summer holiday that falls between June and August. Cheap Cyprus holidays and Turkey holiday deals ensure that whenever you choose to travel you get the best deal on pleasing temperatures, even in the winter.


Cyprus is a year round destination, close to the UK. Although the average temperature can drop to just under 20 degrees C during the winter months of December – February, the weather is pleasant with only a small amount of rainfall.

Families should head to Coral Bay, a quieter resort near to Limassol, with shallow beach waters and sand just waiting to become a knight’s castle. Its handy location means that families can relax away from the hustle and bustle of town, while benefiting from attractions such as Limassol’s Fasouri Water Mania Water Park.

Cultured breaks for couples are best found in Paphos, a little further north than Coral Bay. The walled historical port city is a goldmine for sightseeing enthusiasts. Don’t miss the pure limestone Acropolis or Aphrodite’s legends of Adonis Bath.


Turkey has a similar climate to Cyprus, however offers a very different style of holiday. The Eurasian country offers an eclectic mix of authentic Turkish traditions and contemporary chic complexes.

Whether you want to bathe in the sun, sit by the pool and drink cocktails from the swim-up bar, or you want to explore the Pazar or charming port city of Bodrum, Turkey has so much offer.

Although Cyprus famously has extensive nightlife facilities, it may be surprising to learn that Bodrum is home to many bars and clubs of its own.

Marmaris is perfect for families who simply want to kick back and relax.

Look online for bargain breaks on year round Turkey holiday deals and cheap Cyprus holidays.

Scale Summits and Ponder Peaks on Mountain Walking Holidays

Mountain walking holidays may sound like an option that’s not for the faint hearted (or headed!), but in fact, there are many destinations to choose from that offer a fantastic experience for all abilities.

One of the strongest contenders has to be Arinsal in the Pyrenees, which offers extensive opportunities for all hikers and bikers to enjoy the magnificent mountainous surroundings.

The Pyrenees are probably one of the most famous mountain ranges in Europe, but you don’t need to have the strength and stamina for a Kilimanjaro trek in order to experience them.

The traditional village of Arinsal offers access to Andorra’s trekking paradise including gentle valleys, challenging mountains and six mountain lakes. You’ll find a wide choice of walks starting from the village, with a difficulty level to suit every intrepid explorer.

If cycling is more your thing then you’ll feel equally enamoured with Arinsal. The Vallnord Bike Park is vast and especially designed for a premium experience on cycling holidays. Whether you want to race around a BMX circuit, enjoy a gentle ride through a woodland park or head cross country (with some routes going downhill all the way) you’ll be catered for at this fantastic facility.

You can also tackle some high altitude routes, without having to force your bike up to the summit, with the help of a great lift network to get you to that higher ground (with the breathtaking views) with ease.

Arinsal village offers everything that you need to set yourself up for some fantastic cycling adventures, including bike hire, bike servicing, riding tuition and guided bike rides.

You’ll also find fantastic guided walks if you want to benefit from that additional insider knowledge that only comes with experience and a huge amount of time exploring the area in detail.

Whatever your fitness and skill level, you can enjoy the stunning natural beauty of Andorra and the Pyrenees from Arinsal. There’s nothing stopping you from booking your special adventure in the mountains for this year.