The Jāmé Mosque in Isfahan, Iran.
©Christophe Boisvieux/robertharding.com

Iran — by luxury train

As more tourists return to the country, a new rail service lets visitors explore in style

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Rose Cottage at Dormy House
Hotels and holiday homes that are perfect for a short break from the city
The open road in southwest Iceland ©Luz Photo
Sail into deepest Myanmar or drive the route of Italy’s Mille Miglia road race: the world’s best road trips and river journeys
Joe Kidd takes his fatbike over some rocky outcrops on the Oregon coast ©Tim Neville
From a ‘fatbike’ tour of Oregon’s coast to heli-biking in New Zealand and a cycle trip through the Bhutanese Himalayas
Passengers on the deck of the Akademik Ioffe
©Peter & Beverly Pickford

Sailing the Canadian Arctic

Sought in vain by generations of explorers, the Northwest Passage is now drawing growing numbers of adventure-hungry cruisers. Nigel Tisdall reports

The Rembrandt van Rijn, operated by Oceanwide Expeditions, in Greenland
©Christoph Gnieser/Oceanwide Expeditions

Ski-touring on Greenland’s west coast

Leaving the crowded pistes of the Alps far behind, Will Hide joins a voyage exploring remote fjords and skiing on untouched mountains

Italy’s most dramatic trek

Hidden among the sea cliffs of Sardinia, the Wild Blue is the perfect autumn adventure. By Mike Carter

Jeremy Taylor on his hired Harley-Davidson near the town of Jimena de la Frontera
©Ian Smith

Riding Harleys in Andalucía

New tours from motorbike maker Harley-Davidson offer the chance to live out ‘Easy Rider’ fantasies

The pass between Përmet and Çorovoda in the highlands of Albania
©Andrew Eames

Great Drives: discovering Albania

A new tour operator lets visitors explore the country’s mountains from behind the wheel of a 4x4

A sub-Arctic cruise via Russia’s Kamchatka

A new expedition takes in little-explored territories in the North Pacific on its way from Japan to Alaska

A first-time packrafter on Youngs Creek
©Christopher Solomon

Pack-rafting in Montana

Light enough to fit in a rucksack, pack-rafts have blurred the line between hiking and boating

The State Cultural Centre of Turkmenistan in Ashgabat
©Robert Harding

Turkmenistan: of deserts and despots

Horatio Clare ventures into the central Asian nation, where a Silk Road past meets a post-Soviet future

Sea sailing for beginners

John Sunyer joins the maiden voyage of a company that lets even complete novices take to the ocean

Great Walks: Manaslu, Nepal

As Himalayan treks get busier, Stephen Venables finds peace among the waterfalls and wildflowers that surround the world’s eighth-highest peak

Fun with a ‘fatbike’

A new type of mountain bike is broadening the horizons of adventurous cyclists. Tim Neville puts a ‘fatbike’ to the test along the beaches and byways of Oregon

Great Walks: Into the hills of Myanmar

In the first of our new series on great walks, Andrew Eames leaves behind the growing tourist crowds for a trek into the pristine Chin Hills

An African odyssey

A classic overland adventure from Khartoum to Cairo

Oman’s Green Mountain

The Arab state has a glut of luxury hotels on the coast but attention is moving inland, where a dramatic new property opens next month

Everest avalanche kills at least 12

Most popular route to the peak struck

Snorkelling in Antarctica

Don’t just watch penguins from your cruise ship – now you can dive in and swim alongside them

Postcard from . . . Andalucía

The world’s first international zipline ride offers an adrenalin hit and time-travel in one experience

England on horseback

Canter into the past on a rural ride

Postcard from . . . Verbier

The Freeride World Tour is sport at its most visceral. The competition brings the excitement of ski movies to a live audience

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