Readers’ favourite travel discoveries of 2016

The unexpected finds you stumble across on a holiday are often the most memorable. This week’s selection of readers’ travel tips features less heralded places, from Borneo to Mexico, via Gloucestershire

Deep in the cool Paphos forest, we found the 17km Venetian Bridges nature trail. Built in the 16th and 17th centuries, the three bridges were part of the old camel trail along which copper was transported to the ports. The whole route takes six to eight hours to walk, but we did one section, from the deserted village of Vretsia to Roudia bridge. Under towering sweet-smelling pine trees we accidently disturbed mouflon, the shy wild sheep of Cyprus. Watching as they nimbly danced up the hillside we knew we had been lucky to see these rare protected animals.

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