Hiking the Carpathian Mountains, in Transylvania, Romania. Photo: Alamy

From cycling to hiking, six ways to slow down on holiday and truly take in the surroundings

  • As overtourism puts pressure on destinations across the globe, do the world a favour and veer your vacation off the beaten path
  • From slow boats to horseback riding, you might not get anywhere fast, but that is part of the joy of travelling
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Hiking the Carpathian Mountains, in Transylvania, Romania. Photo: Alamy
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Tim Pile

Tim Pile

Tim Pile has written more than 300 travel articles for the South China Morning Post. He has been to over 100 countries and has a Master’s degree in Tourism Environment and Development.