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Five great Interrail itineraries across Europe

Interrailing is an easy way to see the continent. We plot itineraries that cover the Med, the Alps and an affordable version of the Orient Express Lakes and mountains Suggested duration 15 days Stops Lausanne, Annecy, Chamonix, Zermatt, Lucerne, St Anton, Zell am See, Innsbruck, Bern Shortcut Head straight to Zermatt to make it an 11-day trip Best Interrail pass 15 days within two months (337 youth/439 adult/395 senior/under 12s free) or the tighter 10 days within two months (274/357/321/free). Plus train reservations The sight of a gleaming railway snaking…

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A backpackers guide to Sri Lanka: a one-month itinerary

The crowds head for its Cultural Triangle but Sri Lankas sights also include quieter national parks, hiking trails and beaches. Explore it with our guide on what to see and where to stay Why go? Few countries in Asia can offer such variety in a relatively small area, or are as easily navigable by bus and train or even in your own tuk-tuk. Away from the main sights its easy to escape the crowds: instead of Mirissa, whale watch in quieter Kalpitiya a laid-back destination for kitesurfing and opt for…

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20 of the best campsites in Europe

A tent is your cheap ticket to wild beauty spots across Europe, from Swedish reservoirs to Greek beaches with walk-to, wildlife and stargazing on tap Le Clos du Lac , Provence, France Setting Mountains Pitches 50 Activities Fishing, swimmingPerched at 1,485 metres on the leading edge of Ecrins national park, this mountain site offers Instagrammable views from the tent door and a range of picture-perfect outdoor experiences. Serre-Poncon lake is a short walk away, for swimming or angling, and nearby Boscodon forest has a host of hiking trails. At the…

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