Olympic Park, Montfichet Rd, London E20 1EJ
Take a couple of days to leave the smoke (after you've signed Greenpeace's petition to remind Khan that he's meant to be making London's air cleaner) and go to somewhere that doesnt have to worry about pollution all that much - Arosa.
Get back to Nature, sleep in a tepee and go horseback mountain riding and fly fishing at Tschuggen Grand Hotel, Arosa.
Sleep under the stars in a luxury tepee and experience nature in the Alps this summer with Tschuggen Grand Hotel’s new tepee adventure experience.
Spend your first night at the hotel, relaxing in the Mario Botta-designed Bergoase spa, before setting off on horseback the next morning with Arosa’s mountain riding team. After stopping for a locally-sourced lunch at Restaurant Alpenblick, you will spend the afternoon learning the art of fly fishing before a Swiss barbecue, spending the night in a luxury private tepee complete with full furniture. The next morning, hike or ride back to your base at Tschuggen Grand Hotel.
The tepee adventure experience includes
- One night at Tschuggen Grand Hotel in a deluxe room on a half-board basis
- Two-day guided horseback trek through the mountains organised by the Reiten am Berg mountain riding team
- Lunch, dinner and a farmhouse-style brunch at Restaurant Alpenblick
- Fly fishing on Lake Schwellisee
- One night in a private luxury tepee
With a picturesque settings and holidays that you can be active on rather than over indulge making waves with our London leavers the town of Arosa in the Swiss Alps, is an ideal break option. The 5* Tschuggen Grand Hotel sees mild Alpine summers and is an ideal getaway for those looking for an active holiday in beautiful surroundings, with hiking, climbing , mountain biking, running trails and golf on Europe’s highest 18-hole golf course. Alternatively, relax in the Mario Botta-designed Bergoase Spa and enjoy Michelin-star dining in La Vetta restaurant.
The Ski season may be over but that doesn't mean Switzerland has given you all it has to offer for the year.
We went to Hotel Villa Honegg to have a truly tranquil getaway and decided that come snow or sun (we had both on our trip) this is a stunning pocket of getaway heaven.
The hotel is small with only 27 rooms which makes for a truly boutique offering. There is a well equipped spa with gym, treatments, sauna, steam and plunge pool on offer as well as small swimming pool and outdoor heated infinity pool (our favourite) with stunning views whether the clouds move in and you just see the tops of mountains or you stay out until the sunset.
The dining room is large and joined by the most comfy of library rooms complete with board games, fire (if it gets a little nippy in the evenings or you go in a cooler climate) and large doors out onto the terrace boasting equally stunning tranquil and so, so quiet views of lakes, mountains and ski.
If you want to get a little active there's not only traditional and motorized bikes available to explore mountain paths but theres also golf buggies free of charge! Who hasn't wanted to steal a golf buggy before? Now you can do it without a bad conscience.
Rooms are snug and perfectly formed with everything you could want. A selection have large balconies perfect for private breakfast and sunset watching.
Whether you go to get snow or to get some sun if you want a luxurious break where you can really switch off - see a fully black sky and sleep in pure silence Hotel Villa Honegg is ideal for a short break away from London.
Make a change in your summer plans this year and pack for a trip to a festival in Europe.
Whether it’s Boardmasters in Newquay, the cultural hotbed of Berlin Festival, or discovering the beautiful settings of Oya in Norway, to the heat of Primavera or Nosalive from Madrid and Porto, Europe has a lot to offer and Flybe (flying to over 20 Destinations across Europe) can ensure you get to the festival of your choice for summer 2015.
But where to start we hear you ask! Well, not to worry, we’ve picked our top three 2015 Europe festival destinations so you need not worry.
Open’er Festival, Poland – 1st-4th July (image)
4 day ticket 99 Euros
Offering a truly cross sectioned music selection Open’er is still a bit of a baby on the festival scene but one that’s growing fast.
This year you can see A$AP Rocky, Alt-J, Drake (minus Madonna), Die Atwood. Mumford and Sons and St Vincent to name but a few.
Open’er also invite theatres, museums and artists from fields other than music to get involved so there’s plenty to see and do over the four days.
Rock en Seine, Paris August 28-30
Three-day pass from £86
If you want to stay city based then get to Paris’s musical offering – you still camp yet you are in the Domaine National de Saint-Cloud, on the western outskirts of the city. Be surrounded by beautiful gardens, fountains, statues and tree-lined pathways as well as great music with a view of the Eiffel Tower.
Other perks of this very grown up festival include complimentary showers for all and coffee and croissants for breakfast.
The Libertines, Kasbian, Offspring, The Chemical Brothers and Marina & The Diamonds.
Melt, Germany - 17th-19th July
3 day ticket 136 Euros
If you want your trendy bands head to Melt offering, Cashmere Cat, Hudson Mohawke, Kylie, London Grammer and Jamie T.
Offering a more debaucherous atmosphere and a blend of loud indie, electro, mainstream and subculture music Melt will be a fun festival there’s no doubt.
Melt! started out as a small stronghold for rave lovers and techno enthusiasts at the quaint Bernsteinsee Velten in 1997, relocating to Lärz Airport in 1998 until it turned Ferropolis into a shining beacon of light in 2000 and became a major force on the international festival circuit.
So where to get started? Well, head over to Flybe and book your tickets of course! See you in Europe!