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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 […]

Meet the people who know the place: Katya in the Balkans Uncategorized The Natural Adventure

Meet the people who know the place: Katya in the Balkans

We often talk about our carefully-crafted itineraries, designed so that travellers can experience independent travel, while still knowing that they have a strong arm of support nearby. What we talk less about is the people who craft these journeys for you – our destination managers, our local experts, our good time gurus. Which is why […]

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 […]

Our tips on the best time to go to Morocco

Best time to go to Morocco

Just like its prolific flower, the rose, Morocco exudes beauty throughout the seasons, holding on to its blossom for as long as physically possible, creating an essence that’s pure and potent, and delighting us with its vibrant and delicate qualities. Choosing the best time to go to Morocco is a bit like finding your favourite […]

Our best places to travel in 2024

Our 24 best places to travel in 2024

As the new year looms and we think about ways in which we can plan some positive and responsible adventures, we are ready to open the door to ‘24. With over 600 tours to choose from, we have picked 24 best places to travel in 2024, each emanating a particularly gorgeous glow about them this […]

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 […]

Travel, traditions and team tales this Christmas

Travel, traditions and team tales this Christmas

Christmas is a time that’s laden with traditions, and one of the joys of travelling at this time of year is discovering the different ways in which people around the world navigate Noel. With a multicultural team at The Natural Adventure, we are marking the sparkly season by sharing some of the traditions we adhere […]

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 […]

Best time to go to Spain

Best time to go to Spain

Spain is the second largest country in the European Union, with mountains going as high as Mulhacén in the Sierra Nevada, or the Spanish Pyrenees, which boast six of the country’s ten highest peaks. They all eventually sweep down to the coast, of course, and the weather varies greatly depending on whether you are heading […]