Definition of off the beaten track (or path) in English:

off the beaten track (or path)


  • In or into an isolated place.

    ‘we tried to find locations slightly off the beaten track’
    • ‘They may be slightly off the beaten track, but a visit is well worth the car journey and can make for a beautiful day out far, far away from the madding crowd.’
    • ‘Off the beaten path on the southern tip of Jersey, this course winds through an arboretum and 50-acre bird sanctuary.’
    • ‘It was not intended as an insult, it was simply an allusion to the geographical location, which is slightly off the beaten track.’
    • ‘Firsby Nature Reserve is off the beaten track down a remote country lane, and its bosses believe it is precisely that remote location which is attracting yobs and poachers.’
    • ‘These picnic areas are enough off the beaten track to provide quiet, but the hikes aren't so long you can't tote a bottle of wine and lunch for two.’
    • ‘An excellent regular menu is supplemented on Sundays by an impressive roast and, although it is slightly off the beaten track, the friendly staff and atmosphere make it well worth visiting.’
    • ‘This is good news for people who want to hit the hotspots and for those who want to head off the beaten path.’
    • ‘Our exotic journey brings us closer to the culture, heritage, and wild places of Bali, focusing on those special locations that are off the beaten path.’
    • ‘The various locales where he painted, many off the beaten path, continued to be a source of inspiration throughout his long career.’
    • ‘Part of Galicia's appeal to the tourist is the attraction of visiting somewhere slightly off the beaten track.’
    • ‘Of course, if you are prepared to journey off the beaten track, there are scores of delightful private beaches.’
    unfrequented, isolated, quiet, private, remote, out of the way, outlying, secluded, hidden, backwoods, in the back of beyond, in the middle of nowhere, in the hinterlands
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