Costa Rica Traverse

The trip was an amazing experience. As expected it was physically tough but worth every drop of sweat and mud (no blood fortunately). For me personally, I found the heat hard to adjust to. I expected us to benefit from the shade of the rainforest more than we did and I guess going from a Scottish winter to an equatorial country didn't help. Having said that it didn't detract from my enjoyment, just made it harder work. We were also lucky because all 13 of us got on very well and it was a good mix of people. A special mention has to go to the guides and Danny in particular. I remember when we did the Cycling in the Andes that the guides were good but Danny was excellent. As well as being extraordinarily fit and knowledgeable about adventure stuff he was passionate about Costa Rica, it's environment and future. He had a great sense of humour and as if all that weren't enough he and his team were superb cooks. Although this wasn't everyone's idea of a relaxing holiday I came home envigorated and motivated with stacks of energy - apart from having to negotiate Terminal 5 on it's second day of chaos! I've already been on your website looking for the next potential challenge, if only work didn't get in the way.


J Dunthorne | UK
 

Germany

Germany

Germany's northern lowlands stretch from the Netherlands to Poland, past southern Denmark where it bridges the North and Baltic seas. The magnificent Rhine and Main Rivers, cut through the Central Uplands. To the south, the infamous Danube River runs from the Black Forest, near France & Switzerland, to Munich.

German forests are studded with beech, oak, birch, chestnut, lime, maple and ash trees.  They are beautiful places to escape the crowds and walk or hike and relax. Alpine regions are home to wildflowers – orchids, cyclamen, gentians, pulsatilla, alpine roses, edelweiss and buttercups. We urge our travellers to stick to the paths, especially in alpine areas and coastal dunes where ecosystems are fragile.


Featured Adventures

Alpine Rhine Cycle

A spectacular cycle through four countries from the Grisons in Switzerland to Lake Constance in Germany
 
7 days |
Introductory to Moderate | Cycling

Bavarian Beer Trail Cycle

A relaxed journey by bike through northern Bavaria past castles, medieval towns and historic breweries
 
7 days |
Moderate to Challenging | Cycling

Blue Danube Cycle

Follow the waltz of the Blue Danube from the medieval German town of Passau to grand Vienna
 
8 days |
Introductory to Moderate | Cycling | Family Adventures

Cycle Prague to Dresden

Cycle through the Bohemian countryside from the fairy tale city of Prague to Dresden on the Elbe River
 
8 days |
Introductory to Moderate | Cycling

Danube Cycle

Cycle across three European borders to the romantic city of Budapest
 
14 days |
Moderate | Cycling

Danube Explorer to Budapest

Journey by bike and ship through Austria and Hungary along the mighty Danube
 
8 days |
Introductory to Moderate | Cycling | Cruising | Family Adventures

Interlaken to Lake Constance by Bike

Cycle along the Aar and Rhine rivers from Interlaken on Lake Thun to Lake Constance in Germany
 
8 days |
Moderate | Cycling

Lake Constance Circuit

A circular cycle of Lake Constance through three countries against the backdrop of the Alps
 
7 days |
Introductory to Moderate | Cycling | Family Adventures

Moselle Barge & Bike

A relaxing cycle along the Saar and Moselle Rivers
 
8 days |
Introductory | Cycling | Cruising

Munich to Salzburg Cycle

Cycle through the stunning Bavarian countryside en route to the musical town of Salzburg
 
9 days |
Moderate | Cycling
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The Weather in Germany

Germany is a fine destination year-round, but sunny weather is more likely between May and September.

Remember that rain is a possibility in any month.  In April and May, when flowers and fruit trees are in bloom, it can be mild and sunny. Indian summers that stretch well into autumn are not uncommon.

Between November and early March weather tends to be gloomy and it often drops below freezing. There are only six to eight hours of daylight. In December the sun sets around 3:30pm.

 


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