Byway: Flight-free Adventure for Easter


Slow travel company Byway can plan and build the perfect flight-free adventure across the UK and Europe this Easter. From a thrill seeking week in Wales to cycling around Hauts-de-France, Byway promises something slow and special to enjoy.

The team at Byway have selected these trips as some of their best for the Easter break.

Long weekend on the South Downs


Head to the South Downs for a multi-stop long weekend, drifting through coastal countryside en route. Round the weekend off in Brighton and immerse yourself in the city’s foodie and art scene. Old and young alike will find themselves captivated by the city’s vibrant streets and buzzing sea-side promenade. 4 days from £385pp.

A weekend in rural Hauts-de-France

Quicker to get to from London than Birmingham, Hauts-de-France is the perfect short trip for a long weekend. Wander the historic ramparts and canals of Bergues, visit the 440-hectare Audomarois marshes and take to the water at Boulogne-sur-Mer for sailing, kayaking or canoeing. 4 days from £508pp.

A journey along the Cote d’Azur


Opt for beauty over speed as you head south to the French Riviera. The hidden bays and turquoise Calanques of the French Riviera make for a relaxing Easter break, with time to explore southern France’s provençale streets in the afternoon sun. 9 days from £1,144pp.

A week in the Netherlands

Nothing says springtime like tulips in the Netherlands. For an Easter break filled with signs of new life, head to the Netherlands and explore Apeldoorn and Harlingen on two wheels, whisking through the national parks and waterways. 7 days from £660pp.

A thrill seekers week in Wales

Castles of Wales
Conwy Castle

Get active in Wales with kayaking, white water rafting and abseiling in the UK’s premiere adventure sports location – North Wales. From cloud level on Mount Snowdon to deep into the dungeons of Conwy Castle, there’s more than enough to keep even the most active entertained. 7 days from £658pp.

Follow Mark Bibby Jackson as he explores the countryside and castles of Wales.

Launched in March 2020, Byway is the first of its kind travel planner for slow travel trips. Each multi-stop trip is fully personalised for the holidaymaker, and optimised for quality of experience instead of speed. Trips are currently available across Europe for all dates in 2022 and beyond. All bookings include customised transport, hand-picked accommodation and experiences, on-demand expert advice, and a low carbon footprint.

All Byway trips are customisable to suit you. Byway holiday packages start from £198 per person for three nights based on two people sharing, including travel and accommodation. To book, visit the website.

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