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Island walking holidays

Island walking holidays

There’s something about a journey from mainland to island that brings out a childlike excitement on our travels. So often they are isolated from the norm, secluded and serene with a backdrop of tight-knit communities and commitment to sustainability. Islanders have often been stewards of conservation and sustainability long before many of us were aware […]

cycling cafes

Our favourite cycling cafes

We have over 150 self-guided cycling holidays around the world, with tracks and trails through some colossal and historical landscapes. Whether you’re taking on a leisurely journey through Alicante or Andalucia, a Portuguese pilgrimage along the Camino, or an epic cycle between Amsterdam and Paris, you are most likely going to want a coffee or […]

travel photography tips

Responsible travel photography tips

“A dominant impulse on encountering beauty is the desire to hold on to it: to possess it and give it weight in our lives. There is an urge to say, ‘I was here, I saw this and it matters to me…taking photographs can assuage the itch for possession.” – Alain de Botton, The Art of […]

Top places to travel in November

Top places to travel in November

November’s that month when, for many of us, things start to feel a little darker, hibernation feelings loom overhead and we switch down a gear. Taking a holiday in November is a way to buck the trend, pull open the curtains onto a world of adventures and keep winter woollies at bay for a while […]

Camino de Santiago routes

The Camino de Santiago routes

The Camino is many things. It’s challenging and exciting, spiritual and peaceful. It’s also quite complex, consisting of many different routes that all converge on the holy city of Santiago de Compostela. Why Santiago? Because its Archcathedral Basilica is believed to be the shrine of Saint James, an apostle of Jesus. This is why the […]

walking responsibly

Tips on walking responsibly

If you find yourself looking for a walking holiday, you are most likely already committed to responsible rambling. Most of you will have also discovered the healing powers of putting one foot in front of the other, and agree with Shane O’Mara, author of the excellent book, In Praise of Walking, that science has proved […]

Via Dinarica Trail

Walking the Via Dinarica Trail

The Via Dinarica was launched in 2010 and is the baby of a group of local and regional leaders who had the vision to not only put their countries on the map but to do so in a sustainable and adventurous way. It has a network of three trails, covering over 2,000km in all, but […]

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Peter Duncan chills on the Cilento Coast

Our co-founder and one of life’s adventurers, Peter Duncan, shares tips, tales and trails from his walking holiday along the Cilento Coast in Italy. From the temples at Paestum to secret coves on the Tyrrhenian Sea, he was delighted to explore somewhere new. And somewhere wonderfully quiet too.  What made you choose the Cilento Coast […]

Tour du Mont Blanc alternatives

Our top Tour du Mont Blanc alternatives

The Tour du Mont Blanc, or TMB, can sometimes feel more like a TBC during peak season when, if you don’t get your booking in early, may mean that it’s a non-starter. It really is one of the most spectacular long-distance walks in Europe, which is why people come from all over the world to […]

Fishermen's Trail in Portugal

The Fishermen’s Trail in Portugal

You know when something is so good, you just have to have two of them? Well, the Rota Vicentina is a bit like that. It’s a 400km colossal web of natural trails and it comes in two equally perfect packages: the Caminho Histórico or Historical Way and the Trilho dos Pescadores Fishermen’s Trail. Both link […]

Places to travel in October

Top seven places to travel in October

If you live in the northern hemisphere, taking a holiday in October is like adding seltzer to the season. It injects bubbles into back-to-work banality and sparkles things up a bit on the road to winter. In southern Europe, you have the hills and trails to yourself, and yet the temperatures are still soothing. It’s […]

Balkan holidays

Bigging up our Balkan holidays

The word Balkan evokes an emotional response for many and, thankfully, emotions are now highly positive ones when it comes to adventure travel. And yet, people who are unfamiliar with this part of the world can still struggle to picture the Balkan region on the map, to understand its cultural makeup or to know what […]