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Looking for foodie escapades all over the world? Want to know the best cycle expeditions across Italy? Here are the best foodie adventure jaunts to make this year.

Italy

Freewheel Holidays’ eight-day Venice and Prosecco Tract self-guided cycle tour is an adventure with additional dazzle. It’s an easy-grade ride that includes a night are used in pretty Bassano del Grappa, where you’ll try the eponymous neighbourhood liqueur. There’s more cycling along the waterways of Treviso and Padua, and across the Venetian islands of Lido and Pellestrina, though in Venice itself bikes are censored. Here, explore on foot, all the better to seek out very good backstreet cicchetti bars.

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New Zealand

Food always tastes better when you’ve worked up an lust. Nature and Nosh’s six-day Heart of the North trip combines hiking in North Island’s offbeat Waikato region with a buffet of foodie ordeals. As well as treading amid waterfalls, bird temples and native rainforests where few others vanish, there are tastings at family-owned vineyards, tours of award-winning cheeseries and jolly barbecues by lagoons.

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Stunning Views in New Zealand Of Green Mountains

Nature and Nosh’s six-day Heart of the North trip compounds hiking in North Island’s offbeat Waikato region with a buffet of foodie knows

Sweden

Think of it as Robinson Crusoe gone gourmet. Do The North’s four-day Culinary Adventure explores the Saint Anna archipelago by sea kayak- paddle between rugged pine-and-spruce-cloaked islands, camp by the water’s edge( spot the seals) and live off nature’s botches. By era you’ll explore and pasture, rallying mad shoots, beginnings, sprouts and berries, as well as local-grown veg and the freshest fisherman’s catch. By night you’ll learn to cook creatively: you might oblige mad venison mixture with lingonberries the working day, and waffles( grilled over an open fire) with homemade strawberry jam the next.

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By epoch you’ll explore and pasture, accumulating wild shoots, seeds, mushrooms and berries, as well as the freshest fisherman’s catch

India

Travelling at slow pedal gait is the best way to see- and fragrance- the south Indian state of Karnataka. This aromatic enclave abounds with vanilla, cinnamon and cardamom manors, banana and coconut woodlands, and lively fish markets. Village Ways’ nine-night Cycling the Spice Gardens in Karnataka trip is split between two rural community-run guesthouses- one amid the Western Ghats, the other on the Arabian Sea. Both add a sustainable income for regionals and eye-opening insights for travellers. Head out on daily repetitions amid the palms and plantations, and return to home-cooked curries; there’s an opportunity to fix your own coconut chutney and banana roti, too.

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There is a wide road with grass on either side. There is a boy on a bike cycling down the road and a cow walking just a little ahead

Village Ways’ nine-night Cycling the Spice Gardens in Karnataka trip is split between two rural community-run guesthouses

Spain

Finca Las Encinas, a rustic, jogging farmhouse roosted on the edge of a Moorish village, gazes at ancient olive orchards and the heydays of the Parque Natural de La Sierra Subbetica. Lures here are twofold: the owners volunteer wine tastings and masterclasses in Andalucian cookery( manufacture shellfish soup with fino wine-colored, or chilled almond soup) utilizing seasonal ingredients sourced from the finca’s own organic veg plot or neighbouring raises. But there’s also that natural common on the doorstep, where a trainline formerly used to transport the region’s olive oil has been turned into a 58 km Green Way for hikers and bikers, still complete with viaducts, old-fashioned stations and magnificent mountain views.

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A wooden table is laid with juices and fruit. It is outside, and the table looks over rolling hills with a bright blue sky in the image

Finca Las Encinas, a rustic, wandering farmhouse roosted on the edge of a Moorish village, gazes at ancient olive groves and the meridians of the Parque Natural de La Sierra Subbetica

Scotland

Obviously, you shouldn’t drink and drive … but exhilarating mountain-biking followed by a wee-wee dram makes a fine blend. H+ I Adventures’ eight-day Cairngorms trip coincides single-track journeys through Caledonian timber, along glens, across moors and down ridges( including the longest descent in the Highlands) with character refuelling, from the best cake coffeehouses to real ale bars. There’s likewise a stop at Speyside cooperage to watch the barrel lords at work and a stay to an independent distillery, to sample a whisky or two.

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H+ I Adventures’ eight-day Cairngorms trip joins single-track goes through Caledonian forest, along glens, across moors and down ridges

Mexico

The gentle fishing municipality of Sayulita, on Mexico’s jungly Pacific coast, was discovered by surfers in the 1970 s and is now boho hangout for boarders- and foodies. The wavings here suit all sorts: fledglings can book exercises by the sandbar with Lunazul Surf School, while the rocky headlands give bigger breaches. Sayulita is most luscious behind the coast, where simple stops and hip cafes exchange everything from fresh coconuts and cold-pressed liquors to sizzling chilli chicken, snappy tacos and potent margaritas. Stay at Petit Hotel Hafa, a bright six-bed bolthole with a roof floor neglecting the ocean, so you can keep an eye on the surf.

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Portugal

Though better knows we its port wine and archaic rock prowes, Portugal’s pleasant Coa Valley is rich in animal life, extremely vultures, mad Garrano horses and Iberian wolves. A five-night expedition now with the European Safari Company incorporates a stay at a tented Fly Camp within the Faia Brava reserve- a camp supported by Rewilding Europe, an organisation that works to bring back the continent’s lost biodiversity. As well as professional naturalists, you’ll get a tour of a neighbourhood vineyard plus five-course wine-paired meals, eaten outside, overlooking the Coa and Duoro rivers.

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You’ll get a tour of a local vineyard plus five-course wine-paired meals, eaten outside, forgetting the Coa and Duoro creeks

Greece

Swimtrek’s seven-day Greek Cyclades trip incorporates a range of dives, from paddles in protected creeks to coastline draw, tunnel and cave explorations, and isle-to-isle crossings. Being based on two different islands over the week likewise makes there are twice as many rails and tavernas to try: on Schinoussa, seek out neighbourhood specialities such as octopus pasta and thyme honey; on Koufonissi you’ll stay by the harbour- the best place to dictate fresh, grilled fish.

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Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is the destination of the moment , not least because it’s “the worlds largest” yummy of adventure playgrounds, offering excites for both figure and belly. Intrepid’s 13 -day Hike, Bike& Kayak trip around the teardrop isle employments up an lust in varying access. Cycle through leafy tea orchards, hike amid the herb-scented Knuckles Range, constitute the pilgrimage up Adam’s Peak( stopping at the trail-side food stalls on the way) and invest three days paddling down the Kaluganga River and camping in waterside hamlets. Coconut-infused curries, sizzling sambal and fluffy crisp hoppers fuel the fun.

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A colourful fruit market has a man outside holding a mango

Intrepid’s 13 -day Hike, Bike& Kayak trip around the teardrop isle studies up an stomach in varying spaces

Words by Sarah Baxter

Photographs by Sawday’s, H+ I Adventures, Juan Carlos Munoz, Intrepid