Pedal your way into the movies; Get on your bike and enjoy a cycling holiday around the real-life locations seen in some of your favourite Hollywood films.
BOOK IT: A nine-day Catalonia Cycling self-guided tour concludes in Barcelona, where sections of the movie were shot, including the Picasso Museum, the Gothic Quarter and views of the city from Mount Tibidabo and Las Ramblas. Departs daily until late November, from PS880 per person, including bike hire.
CLICK IT: www.sherpa-walking-holidays.co.uk CHOCOLAT Dordogne, France FILM IT: When a single mother and her daughter move to rural France and open a chocolate shop they are met with scepticism from the locals - until they try their delicious products. BOOK IT: Sherpa Expeditions' eight-day Historic Dordogne self-guided tour includes stops at the medieval town of Sarlat and the beautifully preserved chateau of Beynac, where parts of the movie were filmed. Departs daily until October 15, from PS920 per person, including bike hire.
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co.| PRICES are inclusive of accommodation, most meals, equipment rental, experienced guides, luggage transfers between hotels (where applicable) and clear maps with images. Flights from the UK are not included but can be booked on request.
FOR more information and to order the 2013 brochure please contact UTRACKs (www.utracks.com / 0845 241 7599) and Sherpa Expeditions (www.sherpa-walkingholidays.
co.uk / 0800 008 7741).
SHIRLEY VALENTINE Mykonos, Greece FILM IT: A housewife from Liverpool takes a holiday to a Greek island and sees her life turned upside down after falling in love with the owner of the local taverna.
BOOK IT: This summer head to Greece and embark on UTRACKs' boat, which over eight days stops on a number of picturesque islands, including Mykonos, where the film takes place and was shot. Greek Islands Bike and Sail departs between May and September from PS1,250 per person, including bike hire.
CLICK IT: www.utracks.com CINEMA PARADISO Sicily, Italy FILM IT: A famous film director returns home to his Sicilian village and remembers his childhood at the local Cinema Paradiso where he first discovered his love of films.
BOOK IT: The movie was filmed almost exclusively in Sicily and on an eight-day self-guided Cycle Sicily you can explore some stunning parts of the largest island in the Mediterranean. Departs every Saturday until June 15 and then from August 31 to October 19, from PS720 per person, including bike hire. CLICK IT: www.utracks.com THE SOUND OF MUSIC Salzburg, Austria FILM IT: A former nun becomes governess to the seven children of a wealthy widower but their happy lives are changed forever by the Nazis' invasion of Austria. BOOK IT: A seven-day Mozart Cycle self-guided tour visits some of the stunning locations featured in the film, such as Mondsee, famous for being the location of the church where the wedding scene takes place. Departs daily until October 13 from PS630 per person, including bike hire. CLICK IT: www.utracks.com
Sagrada Familia in Barcelona
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|Publication:||Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)|
|Date:||May 30, 2013|
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