Patagonia will always pull adventurers
. With phenomenal trekking in Aysén, Tierra del Fuego and Torres del Paine, horse riding with gauchos and, of course, trips to see whales and calving glaciers, Patagonia is at the end of the world, and out of this world.
There are also some traditional beach holiday destinations that hide their inland treats
under a bushel. Such as Montenegro
, where Lake Skadar is kayaking heaven, and the surrounding mountains and national parks are some of Europe’s best kept secrets. In Cuba you can hike the Sierra Maestra and go horse riding in the Pinar del Río. Or travel just an hour inland from the French Riviera to go hiking through the Alps in the Mercantour National Park
with a donkey to carry your bags. And life is not always a beach in Croatia
, as there are seven inland national parks with lots of ups and downs. Hiking and cycling up. White water rafting and kayaking down. Slavonia in the far east of the country is still totally untouristy too.