Borneo Rajang River Cruise

In 2010 with the help of World Expeditions we put together a 4 week trip to Borneo, which included the ascent of Kinabalu, trekking the headhunters trail and shooting rapids in a longboat.

However one of the highlights was the Rejang River Tour. The combination of the superbly opulent teak and brass appointments of the boat together with food and service of the highest quality and the exposure to the real Borneo was really remarkable.

Our ship’s guide, Louis Jap, through daily excursions into the hinterland, introduced us to the history and tribal culture of this part of Borneo. We trekked in the jungle. We visited longhouses, participated in a wonderful village Muslim wedding, where we appeared to blend in seamlessly with the rest of the guests. We transferred to smaller boats to sail small tributaries to see the early morning wildlife. We visited a remote jungle boarding school and medical centre, and had regular evening entertainment from local school children and dancers as we moored up for the night.

The ships crew welcomed us back to the boat after each excursion with hot towels and drinks – and took our footwear to clean before we could soil the deck. When we were cruising we could just relax with our 20 fellow passengers and have all our needs attended to.

This is only a taste of a trip, which certainly exceeded our expectations by a country mile!!

D Gledhill | Corby, UK
 
 

Catalonia by Bike for Families

Experience the subtle landscapes and interesting villages on a gentle cycle through Catalonia, specially designed for families. Ride across nearly flat or gently rolling terrain, from the green countryside near Girona to the azure Mediterranean Sea. Pedal back into history, as you ride through Roman archways and Medieval squares. Visit two museums dedicated to the fabulous art of Dalí. Discover the ancient history of Iberians and Romans who inhabited the area. Marvel at sturdy town walls, while ancient watchtowers guide you through fields of sunflowers and wheat. Cycle the Ter River Delta and discover the rich fauna of protected wetlands at Aiguamolls. Once out on the coast, you'll enjoy sandy beaches, quiet coves and the beauty of typical fishing villages. During this three-centred cycle holiday, stay in charming rural accommodations housed in historical stone buildings.

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Arrive Baix Empordà (closest train station Flaça), private transfer to nearby La Pera
DAY 2 Cycle through the medieval villages of Monells and Madremanya and visit castle at Pubol (17/31km)
DAY 3 Cycle through woods and rolling landscapes to Peratallada (23.5km)
DAY 4 Cycle to the Costa Brava beaches (40km)
DAY 5 Cycle through the Ter River delta and on to coastal beaches (31km)
DAY 6 Cycle north along a relatively flat route via Greek and Roman ruins at Empuries to San Pere Pescador (38km)
DAY 7 Cycle to Figueras and visit the Salvador Dalí museum with option to shorten by train (20/54km), return to San Pere Pescador
DAY 8 Trip concludes with transfer to Figueras

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Trip Code: UCF
Trip Grading: Introductory to Moderate
Duration:  8 days
Activities:  Cycling Family Adventures
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Child (under 12 sharing with 2 adults) £ 410
Single Supplement £ 120
Discount for triple room (pp) - 12 and over £ -44
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