Winter is often synonymous with cold, shortened days and low morale. But it's also the season of snowflakes, holiday lights and mulled wine. So many reasons to go out and let yourself be enchanted by the magic of the winter season, during a run or a walk. JOOKS takes you on a journey to discover the most beautiful routes to do in winter, from Italy to Canada, via South Korea.
If winter in Iceland does not seem very attractive with its harsh climate and its rare hours of sunshine, it is however a season which does not miss charm and assets. The northernmost capital of the world is a human-sized city that is easy to discover on foot and has many treasures. From the imposing Hallgrimskirkja to the famous Solfàr and the Old Port, let us guide you along the beautiful streets of Reykjavik thanks to our route In the heart of the city.
Usually a summer destination, the city of the Doges is enchanting and surprising in winter. Emptied of its hordes of tourists, Venice reveals a more authentic side, with a welcoming population and a quiet lifestyle. Relatively mild temperatures and beautiful winter light complete the picture to create a most pleasant atmosphere. Explore the maze of alleys of the City of Waters with our Venice, the Serenissima route and discover its must-see monuments, from the Doge's Palace to the Bridge of Sighs.
Known as the "Christmas capital", Strasbourg is decked out in its finest finery at the end of the year festivities. The ideal time to immerse yourself in a unique atmosphere and marvel at the glittering shop windows, while enjoying traditional Alsatian delicacies and mulled wine, all wrapped up in the scent of spices and cinnamon. Don't forget the must-see sights of the Alsatian city, including the impressive cathedral and the Petite France district, thanks to our route Strasbourg's Grande-Île.
It is undeniable that winters in Budapest are cold. However, it would be a pity to miss it as the atmosphere of the Hungarian capital is magical under the snow. The Pearl of the Danube will seduce even the coldest of people with its architecture mixing Art Nouveau, Renaissance, Baroque or Gothic styles, its great historical wealth, its famous baths and its gastronomy. Our Buda and Pest route will take you to discover the different facets of one of the most beautiful cities in Europe.
Contrary to what one might think, it snows almost every winter in Istanbul. Far from being an inconvenience, the snow sublimates the monuments of ancient Constantinople which is revealed under a new light. Quieter, truer, more intimate too, winter Istanbul surprises and enchants. Soak up this very special atmosphere with our route The Banks of the Golden Horn, which will take you to the exceptional heritage of the ancient Turkish capital.
Wrap up in a plaid, snuggle up by the fire, surround yourself with candles: Hygge (pronounced hugueu), the Scandinavian way of life, makes the Danish winter sweeter. Between two moments of cocooning, put on your coat and your hat and discover the capital of Denmark with our Royal City route. It will take you from the banks of the Nyhavn canal, where you can admire the pretty houses in yellow, ochre and blue tones, to the Tivoli gardens, passing by the inevitable Christianborg castle.
Andalusia is the region in Europe with the most sunshine, but don't forget to bring warm clothes with your sunglasses. Granada is only a few kilometers from the Sierra Nevada, the highest mountain range in the Iberian Peninsula. Nevertheless, the temperatures are ideal for strolling through the narrow streets of the Albaicín or admiring the view from the Alhambra. The beautiful Andalusian city will reveal itself to you thanks to our route In the heart of Granada, which will take you from the cathedral to the Alcaicería.
Often considered one of the most pleasant cities in the world, Vancouver is THE city to discover in winter. Nestled between the sea and the mountains, it enjoys an exceptional location and offers a host of activities in all seasons. The climate is also much milder than in the rest of Canada. So many reasons to discover this Eldorado of the West Coast. With our route Vancouver from one end to the other, you will explore every corner of the city and fall under its spell.
Winter is known for its harshness in the land of the morning calm. However, it is a season that has nothing to envy to the others. The usual hustle and bustle of the capital gives way to a gentler and more peaceful atmosphere and the beautiful white coat that covers the palaces and temples offers enchanting landscapes. Let us guide you through the streets of the Korean capital with our Seoul Essentials route. From the Hanok village of Bukchon to the beautiful Bosingak pavilion, you will be amazed by the treasures the city has to offer.
For those who wish to escape the cold and grey of the northern hemisphere winter, head to South Africa. Located in an exceptional natural setting, Cape Town is a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts. The months of November through February offer long, warm days and azure skies: the ideal conditions for a little tour in the heart of the Mother City. With our Journey to the End of the World route, you will travel through the city, from the Fort of Good Hope to the famous Victoria & Alfred waterfront, via the famous Long Street.
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