I’m just back from my walking holiday down the Rota Vicentina and the Fishermen’s Trail along the West coast of Portugal. It follows some of the best preserved coastline in Europe through a beautiful national park.
It was great to be back in Bulgaria again as it has been a few years since my last visit. I’m planning two trips with The Natural Adventure Company this year, the first to Portugal to look at some new walks along the Rota Vicentina and perhaps even do some cycling. Later in the year I plan a walking holiday in Georgia…
We are launching some great self guided walking and cycling itineraries and introducing a couple of new off the beaten track destinations in 2019!
On our Piedmont Wine Country: Barbaresco to Barolo itinerary you will explore the varied landscape of the endless line of vineyard-covered rolling hills in the area of Langhe
Until recently, we offered to our customers to optionally rent handheld GPS devices with the tracks for their daily walks preloaded. While this was a nice add-on to the route notes and paper topo maps we provide, there were many drawbacks. Having teamed up with industry leaders, starting in 2018 we are launching our free smartphone navigation app (available for Android and iOS devices), which will gradually eliminate the need of bringing a separate GPS device on our itineraries.
Walking the Via Dinarica Trail which spans from Albania through Kosovo, Serbia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia and Slovenia, is an unforgettable experience. Via Dinarica links regions of stunning natural beauty, connects local communities, and gives them hope for a better future, enabling them to earn their living from responsible tourism.
On our new self guided walking holidays in Italy, you will discover that the Amalfi Coast has become Italy’s most famous coastal area for a reason, but also that there are still places where you can be all by yourself, surrounded by nature. Walking in this area lets you enjoy some of the most splendid […]
While we have been preparing to launch our new walking itinerary in Kosovo (see details below), we came across this great article by Peter Duncan who did two of our Kosovo and Montenegro itineraries two seasons ago: ‘Feeling on top of the world on Bear Mountain’. Our new walking holiday in Kosovo along the Via […]
2017 was an incredible year here at The Natural Adventure Company, and it looks like 2018 would be even more exciting! We are launching more than 25 new self guided walking itineraries and introducing eight new carefully picked destinations for 2018. Will it be a walk along the Carian Way in Turkey, a hike following the […]
In the south-west of Turkey, along the Aegean coast, the Carian Way leads through a fascinating coastal landscape, divided into countless smaller and larger peninsulas, bays and islands. Walk in dense, green forests and admire the glowing white rocks rising above the sea. On the Carian Trail, you will experience a constant interplay of land […]
Did you know that the Lycian Way in Turkey, now considered as one of the most beautiful hiking trails in the world, was researched, designed and signposted by Kate Clow, a British historian, in 1999? Kate Clow lived in the UK until 1989. In the early nineties, she moved to Antalya and started exploring the […]
We just caught up with our co-founder, Peter Duncan, testing some new routes for our self guided walking holidays in Montenegro 🙂 Our self guided Montenegro walking holidays include two distinct regions – the coastal area (South Montenegro) with some of Europe’s most breathtaking scenery, where the Black Mountains meet the shores of the Adriatic […]
We are launching a new range of ‘self-guided’ hiking and discovery holidays in the High Tatras Mountains, Slovakia. The High Tatras are a UNESCO biosphere reserve and the highest peaks in the Carpathians range, which include 35 valleys, 110 glacial lakes or tarns (called pleso) and an abundance of mountain peaks, of which 10 are […]
I’m looking across the rippling waters of Loch Ness and the snow covered hills above them and am wondering…is this more beautiful than the Mountain Peaks of Kosovo and Montenegro which I recently wrote about in the Mail on Sunday. I’m currently on tour with the musical Hairspray and this week we are performing in Inverness. I always try to spend the […]
I wish you a happy new year and would like to let you know that we are launching a new range of self-guided walking holidays for 2016! New destinations Our self-guided walking holidays now include one of Europe’s last untouched hiking areas, the Albanian Alps (Accursed Mountains), Valbone and Theth National Parks, Mount Olympus in […]
We are launching a new range of ‘self-guided’ walking adventure and discovery holidays in the heart of the beautiful and undiscovered Apuseni Mountains and National Park in Romania. The Apuseni Mountains is an exceptionally beautiful and scenic region of Romania and the itinerary combines a great mix of hiking, adventure and discovery. This continues our strategy […]
The first dusting of snow has fallen on my back garden in London this morning and rather than spending twelve hours in a dark and cold theatre doing a technical rehearsal for the play I’m in… I’d rather be out in the open walking on Wimbledon common. I suppose it’s why at this time of […]
This is my first blog for the new look website featuring quite a few images for my recent visit to Vikos Gorge reputedly the deepest canyon in the world. It was my first visit to Zagori region and now features as one of many holidays opportunities for 2015. My favourite moment was ‘discovering’ a lost bridge […]
The Natural Adventure Company has launched a new range of exciting destinations for self-guided hiking holidays in the heart of the spectacular nature of the Balkan region.