Where we want to travel in 2022

Map reading in the vines in Bordeaux | Jaclyn Lofts
Map reading in the vines in Bordeaux | Jaclyn Lofts

Where we want to travel in 2022

We've all had a long time to consider and refine our travel wish lists. 
With international travel returning from November, these are the European destinations at the very top of where the Australian UTracks team want to explore in 2022. Read our choices and see if you're feeling the same way.
>> Before we get started, we need to highlight that there is a huge demand for travel in Europe in 2022. Popular tours in peak months already sold out (like our guided Coast to Coast tour in August and all Veneto Bike & Barge dates!). It's similar to the current high demand for regional travel in Australia. To avoid disappointment, we sincerely encourage you to reserve your trip sooner rather than later. For peace of mind when booking, please refer to our Covid Information Hub and Worry-Free Booking Guarantee, or contact the team by calling 1300 303 368 or email [email protected].

Jaclyn, Sales Manager.

Sitting by a chateau in Bordeaux |  <i>Jaclyn Lofts</i>
For anyone who knows Jaclyn, they will not be surprised to hear that she's set for a return to Italy. Jac adores exploring the various regions of Italy, which all have their distinct flavour. It's no wonder that Italy was crowned the Ultimate Travel Destination by UTracks travellers. 

Jac was originally scheduled to walk Italy's St Francis Way as part of her long service leave and so she will doing that as soon as possible (although with the current appetite for Europe, she may be too busy to get away for the time being!). 
Walkers on the route from La Verna to Caprese Michelangelo
Besides Italy, Jaclyn also has her eyes on Istria in Croatia, Portugal's coastal Alentejo region, the Andros trail in Greece, the Cornish Coastal trail in the UK... [this is when I had to cut her off - Will the editor].
The beautiful town of Pula on the Istrian Peninsula, Croatia As seen in The Sunday Telegraph >> Why Andros is Greece's greatest island for walking |  <i>Learn More</i> Cape Cornwall on the Cornish Coastal Path |  <i>John Millen</i>

Allie, Reservations & Sales.

Posing along the green Via Francigena trail |  <i>Allie Peden</i>
Ever since Allie trekked Mont Blanc in 2018 and shared her great advice, the big mountains of Europe have been calling her name! This time she is split between two alpine ranges: either Italy's rugged Dolomites or Bulgaria's Rila Mountains on the Balkan peninsula. It's also unsurprising that Allie is missing snow-capped peaks as she's a Canadian expat in Sydney.
Trekking in the Rila mountains |  <i>Stepan Jezek</i>

Efti, Reservations Supervisor. 

Efti Nure enjoying a hike |  <i>Eftie Nure</i>
Like so many others, Efti's 2020 travel plans were put on hold. She's since rescheduled her self guided bike tour in France's Alsace region for 2022, as well as a trip to Greece to visit her extended family (and the divine cuisine, no doubt!). 
Cycling through vineyards and quaint villages in Alsace

Will, Marketing. 

William Counsell walking the Camino Frances |  <i>William Counsell</i>
Will's spent most of lockdown doing some serious armchair travelling: watching old Anthony Bourdain episodes and foreign films on SBS, reading Lonely Planet books, and cooking (or at least co-cooking) interesting foods, from burek to gnocchi to mussels. Will loves exploring places he doesn't know much about, so at the top of his travel to-do list is an active holiday in Cyprus.
Agios Georgios Church near Sotira village Village of Kakopetria in the Troodos mountains of Cyprus The rock formation of Petra tou Romiou, or Aphrodite's Rock, is considered the birthplace of Aphrodite |  <i>F. Cappallari</i>

Dana, Operations.

Dana reflecting on her Best of the Camino trip |  <i>Dana Garofani</i>
Dana's initial response was..."put me down for anything!". Which is obviously the correct answer to the question. However, she managed to narrow her choices down to either the French Way of St James, the Via Francigena section in Switzerland, or the island of Sicily to visit Palermo. 
Leaving Chely de Aubrac South eastern Sicily beach Stunning scenery and Aigle Castle along the Via Francigena in Switzerland
And like all good employees in the travel industry, she went on...
The Laugavegur Trail in Iceland wth her son...an active tour in Portugal...the Paris to Bruges bike and barge tour... (we can all relate, Dana!).
Traverse deep gorges and breathtaking valleys on the Laugavegur Trail in Iceland The Zwaantje docked with bikes ready Today we will follow the coast on the Rota Vicentina |  <i>John Millen</i>

Book your 2022 trip with confidence. Refer to our Covid Information Hub and Worry-Free Booking Guarantee, or for more information contact the team directly by calling 1300 303 368 or email [email protected].

You've read our choices, now tell us yours! Share your travel wish list in the comment section below.
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