France, Luxembourg and Germany: the Moselle winds its way through the three countries in countless loops over a distance of around 544 kilometres. World-renowned wines grow on its slopes, towns and villages flourish in the valleys. The new Via Mosel wine route connects the wine-growing regions from Toul in Lorraine via Grevenmacher in Luxembourg to Trier and Koblenz.
Around 60 winegrowers are taking part in the cross-border project. They invite visitors to taste their characteristic Moselle wines, give tips for excursions in the surrounding area and are happy to show their wine houses - architectural gems, some chateau-like as in Bordeaux, others modern as in Rioja-Alavesa.

Tingly round tour: The Franciacorta wine route

Gentle hills, small villages, defiant castles, embedded in the lush green of centuries-old parks or vineyards planted more than 2000 years ago: the region of Franciacorta in Lombardy is one of the most beautiful and varied in Italy.
The best way to explore the area is on the 80 kilometre long wine route. From Sarnico on Lago d`Iseo via Paderno to the old Roman city of Brescia, the route runs through a fantastic landscape - past vineyards and wine growers, osterias and sparkling wine cellars, abbeys and noble villas.

Rice field in the Albufera near Valencia

To the birthplace of paella: The rice route through the Albufera

The paella, the most famous dish in Spanish cuisine, originated as a simple meal of the field workers in the huertas, the gardens at the gates of Valencia. Part of the huge rice fields now form the Albufera Natural Park - a 20,000 hectare Mediterranean ecosystem of forest, dune beaches and a lake.
It is home to 250 bird species. And in winter it is a resting and nesting place for thousands of flamingos, herons and cormorants, which can be observed during a four-hour bike ride from Valencia to El Saler. There, a 2600-metre long sandy beach awaits you, with the scent of pine trees on its edge.