Posts by Mary

Tour de France 2013 – Al Fresco Camping Along the Route

Tour de France

Planning to watch the Tour de France 2013, which is set to prove more spectacular than ever in this its 100th incarnation with tougher mountain challenges than ever before? Well, Al Fresco has the country pretty much covered, north to south, side to side, with luxury parks in no less than ten different regions. So [...]

Tour de France 2013 – What to expect

Tour de France

What to look out for The Tour is, of course, famous for its relentless, punishing mountain stages. But this year they’re going to be twice as arduous…One of the most eagerly anticipated highlights of the 2013 race is the ‘brutal’ double ascent of L’Alpe d’Huez (1,860m) with its legendary 21 bends. This will prove a [...]

Happening Hrvatska, Croatia – part 3

Image of plitvice national park in Croatia

Part 3 of Nick Rigg’s visit to Croatia  in May where he explores one of  Croatia’s natural wonders… Spectacular waterfalls at Plitvice park Plitvice National Park I had decided to finally visit Plitvice Lakes this weekend as a counterpoint to all those islands  and olive groves. Plitvice is Croatia’s foremost national park and a UNESCO protected attraction around 3 hours drive [...]

Happening Hrvatska, Croatia – part 2

Slatina bay

Part 2 of Nick Rigg’s recent visit to Croatia and he sample’s some of Croatia’s campsites, coves and culinary delights… Zaton campsite Campsite Zaton is a large powerhouse of a campsite rivalling Union lido in size and scale. It lies 11 km from Zadar and 25 minutes from the airport; Ryanair fly in from Liverpool and Stansted; I [...]

Happening Hrvatska, Croatia

The square of 5 fountains, Fosa

Nick Riggs, Managing Director at Al Fresco Holidays reveals some of Croatia’s stunning secrets following his recent visit… Part 1 of 3 Croatian words of wonder For many years I’ve been put off by the exotic and slightly foreboding letters “ć, Ž, č” you see in Croatian words. Sometimes vowels are missing from their place names and you are [...]

More egg-tastic tips and clues

How’s the egg hunt coming along? I am back again with some helpful hints to get you on your way to find some more of my Easter eggs. My first egg is hidden on a page where you’d go if you were new to the Al Fresco way of life and wanted to find out [...]