Active Adventures

What gets your heart pumping? We like nothing more than putting together active trips that get the blood pumping. Actually, that's a white lie, we would prefer to be out there doing it, but we also have to pay the bills and in any case, we reckon our job is probably the next best thing! Whatever † your passion, mountain biking, skiing, trekking, mountaineering, caving, rafting, sea-kayaking, horse-trekking, (I could go on!) it's highly likely that we can put together a tailored itinerary, in terms of duration, cost and ability, to meet your exact needs. † With 30 UK tour operators offering trips in over 140 countries, it would be impossible to give you a full range of options here, † but we have included four suggested itineraries that will hopefully inspire you to contact us to discuss your plans. TrekkingAround Nevada AlpamayoCamping Cordillera Blanca This wonderful trek makes a loop through the Cordillera Blanca in central Peru. The start is at the fabulous blue lakes of the Llanganuco valley, beneath Huascar√°n (6786m), before crossing high passes to trek beneath Alpamayo (5947m) - voted the most beautiful mountain in the world. This is a demanding 14 day trek, mostly at altitude, crossing high passes over 4,600m but the rewards are tremendous and there is plenty of time for acclimatisation. You will get stupendous views of fluted snowy peaks and dramatic glaciers from day one, look down on deep glacial valleys and turquoise lakes and encounter local people as they graze their sheep on the high mountain slopes. When: June - SeptemberSea KayakingHinchinbrook Island & the Coral SeaHinchinbrook-Kayaking Lying off the coast of tropical Queensland, Hinchinbrook is Australia's largest island national park. It is an area of breathtaking beauty with waterfalls, tropical rainforests, precipitous headlands, coral reefs and granite peaks rising 1000m out of the sea. This wilderness and the unspoilt sandy bays are simply perfect for sea kayaking. With the kayaking usually kept to the mornings, there is ample time each day to beachcomb and snorkel the translucent waters, while at night you camp on the beach and dine on fresh seafood. A real highlight of this trip is the chance to see turtles, dolphins, dugongs, Mantra Rays and even Humpback Whales. When: May - NovemberMountain BikingJebel Sahro & Draa ValleyCycling Jebel Sahro A moderate 8 day off-road trip through some of Morocco's best scenery with the date palms and lush oases of the Draa Valley, the imposing volcanic gateway of Bab'n'Ali, the stunning Dades gorge and the Sahara with its ochre sand dunes. You will witness a traditional way of life, passing isolated Berber settlements where nomads tend their herds of goats, and ride through numerous villages with mud-brick houses and ancient kasbahs. The riding itself is exciting, but not too long or technical, making this the ideal introduction to off-road adventure biking. When: October - AprilGet in touch and let us help you find adventure.