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How would you like to explore the spectacular waterfalls and striking castle ruins of the Yorkshire Dales, while enjoying scenic and rewarding walking routes that lead between small guesthouses and welcoming country hotels?
Enter our ‘My Inntravel Postcard’ competition, and you and a companion of your choice could be in with a chance of doing just that!
We’d love to hear more about your travels, so for our new competition we’re asking you to send us a ‘postcard’ – a favourite holiday image accompanied by a caption of up to 100 words. The postcard must relate to an Inntravel holiday, but we’re very happy to receive entries inspired by past trips, as well as by breaks taking place this year.
What better excuse to enjoy a 2021 Inntravel holiday, or to look through old holiday photos, and reminisce about special experiences from years gone by?
Upload your postcard – a favourite holiday image accompanied by a caption of up to 100 words – via our simple form. It’s also possible to enter via social media, and we’ve included some instructions further down this page. However you enter, be sure to first read the terms and conditions.
Each monthly winner will be notified by the 15th day of the following month; don't forget to sign up to our email newsletters for news of the latest entries and winners. We've also included our five favourite entries from June further down this page.
Postcard of the Month
Each month, from June until November 2021, we will select a Postcard of the Month, the prize for which is a delicious hamper from renowned Yorkshire bakers, Bettys. All monthly winners will be entered into the ‘Grand Final’.
Boasting impressive waterfalls, atmospheric castle ruins and verdant slopes criss-crossed with drystone walls, Wensleydale is one of the Dales’ prettiest valleys. Discover its many highlights on our 6-night walking holiday.
If you’d prefer, you can send us your postcard via Facebook, Instagram or Twitter, using the hashtag #MyInntravelPostcard. Please include a caption, and be sure to tell us which Inntravel holiday is featured.
We are thrilled to have received so many excellent entries as part of June’s My Inntravel Postcard competition. It’s never easy choosing just one winner, but we can now reveal which entry our judges have settled on as their favourite. Below, we’ve also included the other four postcards that made the judges’ final shortlist.
WINNER! A postcard from the Douro Valley
by Alan Smith
Sunset above the Douro Valley on the first night of our first Inntravel holiday. Not knowing quite what to expect (and somewhat jet lagged) but full of excitement and anticipation for the days to come. Three years, and four Inntravel walking holidays later, it is unlikely that outbound travel to Europe for Australians, at least, will resume before 2022. Until it does, it is the indelible memories created – of friendships made, places experienced, and food and wine enjoyed – from holidays such as this that remind us that slow travel is always worth the wait.
A postcard from Lake Ledro
by Fiona Clarke
A delight to reach the top of the rise, turn the corner and find this view, perfectly framed by irises growing wild. Just one of the many reasons why we enjoy Inntravel holidays – the variety of scenery and always a beautiful view waiting to be discovered.
A postcard from Switzerland
by John Main
The high point of The High Route – the last climb under huge overhangs to the Hohtürli Pass. We'd set off early under a glorious blue sky but then clouds formed from nowhere and we spent the second half of the climb in thick mist. But about half an hour from the Pass the sun did its job and the mist melted away. Still lots of snow up there, perfect excuse for a luxurious thick Swiss hot chocolate in the mountain hut. Maybe the highest of many high points on Inntravel holidays over the years. Roll on the next one...
A postcard from the Azores
by Darlene White
This photo conjures up quite a funny memory for us on our hike to the beautiful Farol dos Rosais lighthouse. We were on the path toward the lighthouse when this Azorean farmer and his herd arrived behind us. Between our non-existent Portuguese and a lot of hand gestures between us, we managed to get out of their way, and he managed to get by and get the cows into their new pasture. We then continued along on our slow journey, soaking in the magnificent colors of the island and the ocean as we walked.
A postcard from Tuscany
by Liz Mitchell
There was great excitement as we walked by the vineyards on our way to San Quirico d'Orcia. The harvest had just started and groups of pickers were working their way down the lines of vines that decorate the valley, picking the ripe Sangiovese grapes that will make Montalcino or even Brunello wine. This delicious red wine is a speciality of the area and has to mature for five years before it can be bottled. After tasting it, we agreed that it was well worth the wait!