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Adventure Challenges

Who is up for an Adventure Challenge?

How do you make your trip a bit more special than a standard ‘holiday’ – how about add an adventure challenge to your tour, as it is often the best way to see the spectacular views the country has to offer. Here are some ideas to whet your appetite –

Challenges

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THE INCA TRAIL TREK TO MACCHU PICCHU

Peru

The Inca Trail is by far the most famous trek in South America and is rated by many to be in the top 5 treks in the world. In just 26 miles (43km) it manages to combine beautiful mountain scenery, lush cloud-forest, subtropical jungle and, of course, a stunning mix of Inca paving stones, ruins and tunnels. The final destination of the trail just cannot be beaten: Machu Picchu, the mysterious "Lost City of the Incas"

THE GREAT WALL OF CHINA TREK

China

You have not lived if you have not been to the Great Wall”, or so the Chinese saying goes, and it’s not surprising why! The Great Wall of China has been voted one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Stretching for 6,000km, it zig zags its way across China, snaking across mountains and through valleys. The China Great Wall Trek is a fantastic 5 day hike along this awesome man made structure. One of the best treks, this adventure challenge takes you over watch towers and mountains, through historic battlement stations that are well off the main tourist trail.

MOUNT KILIMANJARO CLIMB

Tanzania

Thousands of trekkers flock to Kilimanjaro every year with the sole aspiration to stand on the Roof of Africa. A number of factors have led to Kilimanjaro’s popularity; not least that it is the highest mountain on the African continent and one of the Seven Summits that requires no technical climbing skills. However, it’s seemingly benign reputation for being a ‘very long hike’ leads many trekkers to underestimate its difficulty and have to leave disappointed and ‘summitless’ from the slopes of Kibo. There are two main trekking seasons on Mount Kilimanjaro – January-March and June-October. The former season is generally colder than the latter but is also often quieter. The Marangu Route is the oldest on Kilimanjaro and is also one of the most popular – mainly because it is the only route on the mountain that has huts provided for hikers. There are 60 bunk beds each at Mandara and Kibo Huts, and 120 bunk beds at Horombo Hut. The Marangu route can be completed in 5 days; however, it is recommended that climbers take an extra day to acclimatise at Horombo Hut.

LAUGAVEGUR TREK

Iceland

Iceland is famous for its stunning, unspoiled nature. The country is filled with mountains, rivers, waterfalls, hot springs, volcanoes and glaciers in every shape, size and colour. The interior of the country has hardly any roads and no habitation but instead there are endless hiking or trekking trails to be found. The Laugavegur trek is by far Iceland’s most popular trek. The trek itself is 55km and is between Landmannalaugar and Þórsmörk. Most people walk it in 4-5 days, with Landmannalaugar as the starting point and stay overnight in cabins on the way.

ATLAS MOUNTAINS TREK

Morocco

Trekking is one of the best ways to experience the spectacular natural beauty and rich heritage of Morocco. With only a handful of roads, the country is ideally explored on foot-along ancient trade routes and trails that link villages and towns. Travelling over the landscape in this fashion, just as the local people do, provides you with the most rewarding way to gain an insight into the ancient cultures and untamed landscapes of this magical land.

EVEREST BASE CAMP

Nepal

This lodge-based trek follows the legendary 'Everest Trail' from the airstrip at Lukla. Within little more than 2 weeks, this is your chance to visit Everest Basecamp, hike up to the exceptional viewpoint of Kala Patar at sunset and to experience the wonderful mountain scenery of the Khumbu.

MULTI ACTIVITY

Croatia

Enjoy a range of great adventure activities in Croatia - hiking, kayaking, cycling, rafting, sailing, climbing and many more. Croatia can boast hundreds of waterfalls and over a thousand islands all set amongst the sparkling blue of the sea and the emerald green mountain rivers. The beauty of the land is reflected in its 8 national parks and 11 nature parks as well as a plethora of plant life and animal life.