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Festivals of the World

Festivals of the World

You can often tell how vibrant a country is by the festivals that take place within its borders. Glastonbury and the Edinburgh Festival are the UK’s most famous…

Walking in Georgia: Tbilisi and beyond

Walking the Rota Vicentina

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.

Skiing in Bulgaria, Walking in Portugal and Georgia and more...

Skiing in Bulgaria, Walking in Portugal…

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…

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Launching our Smartphone Navigation App

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.

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Walking the Via Dinarica Trail

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.

Accursed Mountains: Via Dinarica in Kosovo

New walking holiday in Kosovo & the Bear Mountain two years later

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 […]

New walking holidays for 2018!

New walking holidays for 2018!

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 […]

Carian Trail and Turkey's Aegean Coast

The Carian Way

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 […]

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The Lycian Way in Turkey and Kate Clow

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 […]

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Peter Duncan on route in Montenegro

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 […]

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New self-guided walking itineraries in the High Tatras in Slovakia

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 […]

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I’m looking across the rippling waters of Loch Ness…

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 […]

Trails of the Apuseni Mountains

New self-guided walking itineraries in Apuseni Mountains, Romania

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 […]

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Here’s one I walked earlier

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 […]

Happy Adventures for 2015

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 […]