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Best Autumn Breaks in Europe!

Fancy heading away before the winter kicks in? Enjoy the magic and beauty of autumn, see the scenery turn colour in front of your eyes and relax in the comfort of the rich golden, brown and red landscapes.

With a combination of crisp weather and discounted prices - what more could you ask for?

The Sunday Times suggests the following autumn breaks:

Lake Trasimeno, Umbria, Italy

Lake Trasimeno is the largest lake on the Italian peninsula. It is simply stunning, especially during autumn where a glow of red shines through. Picturesque and absolutely breath taking - spend your next break here and see it for yourself.

Transylvania, Romania

The Carpathian Mountains dominating Romania's mythical region are carpeted in beech, oak, spruce and fir that melt into golds, russets and terracotta during autumn. Visit the medieval town of Brasov, one of Europe's best preserved, and take a trip to the stunning Bran Castle, a gothic fairy-tale structure. Let the amazing autumn colours of Transylvania take your breath away.

Lot Valley, France

Quieter than its neighboring town of Dordogne, the Lot valley is peaceful, rural and particularly alluring in the autumn. Whether you visit the wineries of Bordeaux, the glamorous Riviera or just wander around the medieval villages, the Lot is an area of outstanding natural beauty.

La Rioja, Spain

Autumn is the perfect time to visit this popular wine growing area, located in the North of Spain. Hike, bungee jump, paraglide, take a trip on a hot air balloon, go fishing or ride horses, there is something for everyone in La Rioja. Don't let the size fool you, it may be Spain's smallest province but La Rioja in Autumn is spectacular - let the vibrant shades of colours capture your heart.

High Tatras, Poland

This beautiful mountain range on the border between Slovakia and Poland is one of the most spectacular ranges in Europe, part of the granite Carpathians which rise to almost 2,500m. A popular tourist destination all year round, the fantastic vibrancy of autumn makes this a particularly good excuse to visit!

No matter where you go, a travel insurance policy provided by a reputable insurer is a must for all seasons, just in case you need it.

As a Flexicover Direct policyholder, you will receive the highest level of service to ensure that you have a great trip, safe in the knowledge that you have protection 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, with cover for medical expenses and repatriation costs of up to £10 million.

If you are travelling soon, have a great trip!