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After a long, wet winter, and with the Easter break around the corner, nothing will revive the spirit better than a little adventure. What better way to have one than to explore this beautiful island we call home. If you need to drive to get to your chosen destination let Zixty’s short term car insurance be your passport to a freedom.

Public transport will do just fine for most of our adventures this Easter, but if you’re hoping to travel less-trodden paths you might need to take a car, a bike, or even walk! Borrowing a vehicle and using short term car insurance can be your key to unlocking our nation’s hidden gems, offering you both freedom and flexibility to explore out-of-the-way places or indulge in activities that require you to bring along some extra gear.

Why choose Zixty for short term car insurance?

Zixty’s short term car insurance is tailor-made for those spontaneous adventures and planned getaways alike. Whether you need cover for a single day or several weeks, Zixty offers a hassle-free solution that’s perfect for those Easter escapades. It’s ideal for borrowing a friend’s car for a weekend retreat or how about a van to transport your bikes with ease? With Zixty, you’re just a few clicks away from being insured, allowing more time for planning your adventure and less time worrying about the paperwork.

Six Unmissable Destinations for Your Easter Adventure

Let’s look at some potential destinations for your Easter break. If you’re feeling romantic, why not check out our guide to UK destinations that will put you in the mood for love!

Want some more inspiration, head on over to a new site we just found, Britain. Available online and as a printed magazine, they have loads of great articles about British history, heritage, travel and culture.  

1. The Lake District - for outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers

The Lake District is England’s premier destination for nature lovers and adventure seekers. With its stunning lakes, rugged mountains, and picturesque valleys, it’s a haven for hikers, kayakers, and outdoor enthusiasts. Having a car allows you to carry your kayaks, bikes, or hiking gear easily. Don’t miss a sunrise paddle on Lake Windermere or a challenging hike up Scafell Pike. Beyond the peaceful paddles and challenging peaks, the Lake District is brimming with activities. Grizedale Forest offers mountain biking trails and zip lines through the trees for an adrenaline rush. For a unique experience, try gill scrambling in Eskdale, a mix of rock climbing, swimming, and jumping into crystal-clear pools. Literature fans might enjoy a visit to Hill Top, Beatrix Potter’s home, to see the inspiration behind her stories. If you’re in need of accommodation, AirBnb lists some great options for accommodation throughout the area. 

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2. BikePark Wales - For the bikers (obviously)

BikePark Wales near Merthyr Tydfil offers trails for every level of mountain biker, from family-friendly routes to adrenaline-pumping downhill tracks. You can rent a bike there but we expect many of you will want to take along your own bikes.  Borrow a van or get a good bike carrier and you’re set for a few days exploring welsh singletrack or shredding the gnar on those downhill routes! BikePark Wales is a paradise for bikers, with over 40 trails. After you’ve hit the trails, consider exploring the nearby Brecon Beacons National Park for some stunning hiking opportunities or even a spot of wild swimming to remove that caked-on trail crud…refreshing!

AirBnb accommodation listings

3. Isle of Skye - a photographer’s dream

The Isle of Skye is famed for its rugged landscapes, medieval castles, and picturesque fishing villages. Accessing Skye’s remote beauty spots, like the Quiraing and the Fairy Pools, is significantly easier with a car. If you don’t have one, don’t worry, all is not lost. Maybe you can borrow a vehicle from your mate, your neighbour or your dad?! If you can, make sure to get yourself insured with some short-term car insurance that means you are fully covered for your adventure. Skye’s landscapes are unmatched. Neist Point Lighthouse offers dramatic sunset views over the sea cliffs. For a challenging but rewarding hike, tackle the Black Cuillin, known for its rugged and dramatic peaks. Don’t miss the Talisker Distillery in Carbost for a taste of local whisky after a day of exploring. For history buffs, the Dunvegan Castle & Gardens provides insight into the island’s rich past.

AirBnb accommodation listings

4. Cornwall - surf and so much more

The Cornish coast is synonymous with surfing, offering some of the best waves in the UK. From the popular Fistral Beach in Newquay to the hidden coves of the Lizard Peninsula, having access to a car means you can chase the best surf spots or find your own slice of coastal paradise. Okay, so it’s not not exactly Hawaiian temperatures out there right now (9.8°C at the time of writing) but that’s what wetsuits are for, right? Get the 5mm on and catch that wave! (Btw the coldest sea temperature in Hawaii right now is 23.6°C. Just saying.) Beyond the surf, Cornwall’s coastline is dotted with quaint villages and historic sites. St. Michael’s Mount, accessible by foot at low tide, is a must-visit. For a touch of history, explore the Lost Gardens of Heligan or the Eden Project, where giant biomes house the world’s largest indoor rainforest. Sea kayaking tours around the Lizard Peninsula offer a serene way to explore Cornwall’s hidden coves and sea life.

AirBnb accommodation listings

5. Snowdonia - from sea to summit

For those looking to tackle new heights this Easter, Snowdonia National Park provides the perfect backdrop with its stunning landscapes and the highest mountain in Wales, Snowdon. A car is very helpful for accessing the various starting points for the six main routes up Snowdon, especially if you’re carrying hiking or climbing gear. The Zip World Slate Caverns offer the fastest zip line in the world and underground trampolines in a former slate mine. For a more serene experience, the Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways provide breathtaking views of the national park from a historic steam train. Water sports enthusiasts will enjoy Bala Lake, Wales’ largest natural lake, perfect for sailing, windsurfing, and canoeing.

AirBnb accommodation listings

6. North Coast 500 – the ultimate road trip

Scotland’s North Coast 500 is a spectacular 516-mile scenic route around the north coast of Scotland, starting and ending at Inverness Castle. While not exactly an out-of-the-way place, the NC500 is all about the open road and the freedom that a car brings. Having your own vehicle will allow you to explore hidden beaches, ancient ruins, and remote villages. This iconic route is filled with hidden gems. Smoo Cave in Durness combines a dramatic sea cave with an inner freshwater cave accessible by boat. For castle enthusiasts, Dunrobin Castle is a fairy-tale like mansion with stunning gardens and falconry demonstrations. Bealach na Bà, the pass through the Applecross Peninsula, offers challenging driving with unparalleled views of the Scottish Highlands. Lastly, don’t miss the chance to spot dolphins and whales from Chanonry Point, one of the best spots in the UK for marine wildlife watching.

AirBnb accommodation listings

Make this Easter memorable

Easter break feels like a time for new beginnings. With Zixty’s temporary car insurance, you have the freedom to explore the UK’s most secluded and beautiful spots, all while being covered by a reliable and flexible insurance solution. So, pack your bags, gather your equipment, and set off on an adventure that takes you off the beaten path. Whether it’s scaling the heights of Snowdonia, surfing in Cornwall, or embarking on the epic North Coast 500, let Zixty be the companion that ensures your journey is worry-free. Visit our quote page, or download our app (Apple AppStore and Google Play) to get started.  

Eco-friendly and community-oriented

If you’re concerned about how driving impacts your carbon footprint, we understand you completely. Where possible we recommend travelling by public transport, or if you really want to experience a place then use a bike or walk. However, when that’s not practical, by borrowing a vehicle rather than having your own, you are at least reducing your carbon footprint in one way. And here’s a little extra bonus for you; we plant a tree for every policy you take out with Zixty. If you sign-up to our Zixty Miles programme in the App we plant enough trees to carbon offset up to 100 miles of your journey each day you’re insured with us. Find out more about our partnership with Eden Reforestation by reading this article all about Eden. Or visit Eden’s own website.