Top Ten Beaches in France

Top 10 Beaches in France

France is, quite simply, the ideal holiday location for families. The warm, balmy climate, classic cuisine and beautiful scenery make it a firm favourite for travellers, and with over 2000 miles of coastline; it is a great choice of destination for families looking to enjoy a coastal holiday, in true French style.

Wish I Was There Winners


In the middle of January we launched the ‘Wish I Was There’ competition to help everyone through the winter months and get us in the mood for holidays in the sun. All that was required was that entrants posted a picture that epitomised their favourite holiday – nothing technical, just something that would cheer up [...]

Wish I Was There Photo Competition

Wish You Were There

IT’S COMPETITION TIME – WISH I WAS THERE!   With Christmas behind us, the New Year upon us and the weather taking a frosty turn, we here at Al Fresco Holidays thought we’d help you hold off the temptation to hibernate by offering a little something to brighten up these dark winter months. I’m sure [...]

Announcing The Cycling Route Winner!

Recently we ran a competition to give away some top of the range cycling equipment. All you had to do to be in with a chance of winning was send us a Google Map of your favourite cycling route.  That’s it! Up for grabs were a Suunto Ambit2 Sapphire GPS Watch (worth £450), a Dogcam [...]

Competition: Favourite Cycling Route

How do you fancy winning some top of the range cycling equipment? With the Tour de France now over and another fantastic British winner being crowned, the cycling community continues to grow across the country. Here at Al Fresco we’re well aware of the potential cost associated with fully immersing yourself in this great sport, [...]

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 [...]

Tour de France 2013 – History

Tour de France

With the Tour de France due to start in a few days we thought it’d be the perfect time to share with you a series of posts about the Tour. The first will be a  history of the Tour, then we will let you know what you can expect from this years tour and finally [...]

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 [...]