Adventure of the Week

Adventure of the Week: The Glacier Express Rail and Hike

6 Dec , 2017  

Following on from last weeks rail based Adventure of the Week, we are sticking to the train line and going for a dramatic hike based around what many people quote as the ‘Greatest Rail Journey on Planet Earth.’ Bold claim and indeed the West Highland Line is up there too, but taking a train through […]

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Adventure of the Week: West Highland Line – Rail & Hike

29 Nov , 2017  

The West Highland Way is one of the classic walks in the UK. It has all the scenery, gravitas, good company and excellent accommodation that you could wish for. However, there is another side to the West Highland Way that walkers only come into contact with briefly on their walk. There is a rail line […]

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Adventure of the Week: St Cuthbert’s Way

22 Nov , 2017  

When we think of pilgrimages, we tend to think about the world’s major routes, the pilgrimage to Mecca, the Camino de Santiago, the Shikoku trail in Japan or trips to Lourdes or Fatima. However, there are pilgrimage sites all over the world, each reflecting the historical religious beliefs of the area. Though each of these […]

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Adventure of the Week: Cycling Tuscany: Chianti and Siena

14 Nov , 2017  

The very thought of Tuscany makes me happy. When I close my eyes and drift off into a Tuscan reverie, it is the feel of rough stone walls against my fingers, of feeling lightheaded from staring up at immaculately crafted towers. I can taste the rich depths of the Brunello and feel the hearty bread […]

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Adventure of the Week: The Speyside Way

8 Nov , 2017  

A less frequented Scottish way, the Speyside Way follows the River Spey from the Moray coast to the magnificent Cairngorms National Park. Oh, and as this is the most concentrated region of Whisky production in Scotland, it would be rude not to savour the odd dram! In a nutshell An easy going trail with the […]

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Adventure of the Week: The Harz Witches Trail

1 Nov , 2017  

Hallowe’en!  Ok, so it was yesterday, but still, it seems appropriate to make this week’s Adventure of the Week the scariest named trail that we operate. Disappointingly, it is a deeply beautiful walk, however, if you do it at night I am sure it will become incredibly scary! (please don’t do this trip at night!) […]

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Adventure of the Week: Sheep’s Head Way

25 Oct , 2017  

We all love a hidden gem. To stretch our legs in a place that is off the beaten track is a joy and to be able to recommend something in advance of it becoming popular secretly gives most of us a little thrill. With this in mind, it is a pleasure to introduce you to […]

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Adventure of the Week: Walking in the Picos de Europa

18 Oct , 2017  

Where is my favourite place to visit? It’s the north of Spain. Best food in the world? North of Spain. Friendliest people I have met? North of Spain. Best mountain range for walking?….. ah, the north of Spain doesn’t have any good mountain ranges. Or so I thought.  Time to add a new item to […]

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Adventure of the Week: Shikoku, Kyoto, and Osaka

11 Oct , 2017  

Walking on Shikoku Island, Gokurakuji temple

Travel should offer new experiences, a tangible taste of a different culture, and a chance to realign your understanding of the world around you. This walking trip does all of this and more in one truly unforgettable week. In a nutshell Walk the highlights of the Shikoku pilgrimage trail, with time to explore Kyoto, a […]

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Adventure of the Week: Road Cycling Coast & Volcanoes of Lanzarote

5 Oct , 2017  

If you want to keep the road cycling legs ticking over when dark and cold conditions keep you from your usual rides, this is the perfect adventure for you. Descending sweeping downhills, cycling through lava fields, volcanic valleys and vineyards, the island of “Eternal Spring” will give you everything you need. In a nutshell  Cycle […]

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Adventure of the Week: Mallorca: Tramuntana Trails

28 Sep , 2017  

Some destinations have a reputation that precedes them. There are travellers turned-off by this every day. Places that are seen to be too dangerous, too difficult to get to, or too touristy. This weeks adventure of the week aims to smash the preconceptions people may have about the glory of Mallorca and get you out […]

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Adventure of the Week: Shakespeare’s Way

20 Sep , 2017  

Every time we open our mouths, or pick up a pen, or type on a keyboard, we are paying homage to William Shakespeare. He wrote some pretty lovely plays, full of suspense, comedy and vision, but what he is not generally credited for is his contribution to the modern English that we speak. Here at […]

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Adventure of the Week: Cycling Brittany, St Malo to Mont St Michel

13 Sep , 2017  

Mont St Michel

Looking for a shorter cycling holiday or a relaxed long weekend away with moderately easy cycling, amazing food, and iconic sights along the way? You are going to love this trip! In a nutshell Cycling Brittany, St Malo to Mont St Michel is a short, easy cycling holiday and the perfect way to visit some of […]

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Adventure of the Week: Long Walk on the Isle of Skye

6 Sep , 2017  

Scotland’s islands can be a harsh environment to live in. When the sun shines, they are positively tropical in appearance, (infamously the Thai tourist board used a picture of one of the Hebridean islands in its tourist brochure) but this is where the similarity ends. When the wind blows and the rain comes in, they […]

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