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Mount Olympus is the ultimate Greek odyssey Uncategorized The Natural Adventure 5

Author: Catherine Mack

Mount Olympus is the ultimate Greek odyssey Uncategorized The Natural Adventure 5

Mount Olympus is the ultimate Greek odyssey

It seems apt that, during an Olympian year, we launch a trekking holiday to summit Mount Olympus, Greece’s highest mountain (2,918m). This iconic summit, as myth would have it, was home to the Olympian gods, to whom the ancient Olympics were a tribute. The ancient games were considered to be not only an elite sporting […]

Ten reasons to try a bike and boat tour

Ten reasons to try a bike and boat tour

We have plenty of coastal walking and cycling holidays but for those who want to travel on, swim in and be rocked to sleep by the waves, our bike and boat tours may tick a lot of boxes. Think of these trips as a dynamic duo of adventures, with a wide variety of wanderlust waterholes […]

Via Spluga trekking tips, tales and wagging tails

Via Spluga trekking tips, tales and wagging tails

You know the way dogs can hear things that humans can’t? Well, maybe it’s no coincidence that the Via Spluga long-distance trail between Switzerland and Italy, is one of our most popular dog-friendly holidays. Perhaps the dogs spread the word early on about this secret alpine adventure and slowly, but surely, it spread to their […]

Baby steps. Our tips for first time hikers

Baby steps. Our tips for first time hikers

It’s funny how life takes us on different paths as we grow. Many of us remember as kids, hearing those dreaded words from older family members: “right, let’s go for a walk”. What’s the point in a walk?, many of us thought, or it’s so borrrrring!, we’d exclaim. Then, suddenly, that grown up moment is […]

Get hot and be cool about Finnish sauna etiquette

Get hot and be cool about Finnish sauna etiquette

It’s all very much part of a natural adventure in Finland to immerse yourself in a sauna experience. Bada bastu, or taking a sauna, is an important part of Finnish culture and Finland boasts the highest number of saunas per capita in the world. It’s also considered such a heritage highlight that the Finnish sauna […]

Brava Italia! Winner of our top place to go in 2023

Brava Italia! Winner of our top place to go in 2023

The photos and five-star reviews that have been pouring in from Italy this year meant that we weren’t that surprised to see it take our top place to go prize for 2023. We just can’t get enough of Italy really, a country that sometimes feels as if it has been designed to perfection, with hidden […]

Everything you need to know about the Coast to Coast path

Everything you need to know about walking the Coast to Coast path

This epic English trek is one of the most well known long-distance walking trails in the world, and walking the Coast to Coast Path is one of the best ways to explore the country’s three most celebrated national parks. The Path is actually a collection of adjoined trails that facilitate this overland odyssey of 293km […]

The levadas in Madeira are a gift to walkers

The levadas in Madeira are a gift to walkers

The levadas in Madeira are unique and utterly brilliant examples of engineering married with exquisite walking. They are man-made, narrow irrigation channels dating back to the 15th century, created to carry water across the mountainous island from the rainier north-west side to the more arid south-east. Indeed, the word levada comes from the Portuguese verb […]

Unforgettable and best hikes in Switzerland

Our five best hikes in Switzerland

Unlike Switzerland’s most famous chocolate bar, Toblerone, which is losing its iconic Matterhorn logo due to the fact that it is no longer totally Swiss, its landscapes are unmistakable in their uniqueness. In our list of the best hikes in Switzerland, achievable in a day and all featuring in our various Swiss walking holidays, you […]

Our six best hikes in Austria

Our six best hikes in Austria

Two of Austria’s most famous mountains are Grossglockner (3,797m) in Hohe Tauern National Park and Untersberg, in the Vienna Alps. The former because it’s the highest peak in Austria, and the latter because it features in the opening and closing scenes one of the highest grossing films of all time, The Sound of Music. Although […]

Our seven best places for a workation

Our seven best places for a workation

It’s one of those made up words that jar with some people, and makes others jump up and down with excited anticipation. However, the concept of choosing a destination that you’d normally choose for a holiday as a temporary workplace, is here to stay. More and more people who are able to work remotely are […]