Slovenia may be one of the smallest countries in the Balkans but it is teeming with thousands of kilometres of hiking routes – with trails ranging from super easy ambles to hectic via ferrata, and everything in between. Here’s our pick of the 7 best regions to go hiking in Slovenia.
There’s a fine line between being prepared and over-packing in any situation. But when it comes to packing for a long-distance trek or even just a challenging day hike, coming down on the wrong side of that line could potentially mean severe discomfort or even injury. We learnt the hard way… learn from our mistakes.
Want to climb Western Europe’s highest mountain, Mont Blanc? Here’s everything you need to know.
Nepal may look small on a map, but its mountainous and hilly terrain, poor road quality and mountainous airstrips make getting around more of a challenge than many travellers realise. Here are a few important tips to remember when travelling around Nepal, whether by road or air.
There is perhaps not a more important choice when trekking Kilimanjaro than the route you choose. A detailed breakdown of each route will help you make the right decision and avoid the pitfalls that I fell into. Here’s a snapshot of each of the routes to help you along your way…
The Triglav National Park is one of the oldest ones in Europe and it spans mostly the eastern part of the Julian Alps. The highest peak of the massif – Triglav (2864m) is a national symbol and a challenge for every climber. However, many other 2000-metre high peaks are a source of pleasure for every traveller.
The Saint Anna Archipelago (or Sankt Anna) is a maze of 6,000 islands, islets and reefs best experienced by kayak. Because of Sweden’s ‘Right of Public Access’ concept, visitors are allowed to roam free and pitch a tent wherever, as long as you respect and protect the wild. As a result, its impossible to have the same adventure twice.
We’re big believers in the power of a weekend adventure to refresh your spirit, but sometimes nothing but escaping to the other side of the planet will do. So if you’re looking to put as much distance as possible between you and work in 2019, we’ve scoured our collection to shortlist nine adventures we bet none of your friends can say they have done.
When your feet are getting a little bit weary of that long, sometimes wobbly, amble back from the local pub, why not spice up their lives a bit and get them out in the fresh air. We’re not talking barefoot, that can only come to no good, local boozer or otherwise, but rather an epic hike around some of the best trails and treks found in Europe. Here’s our top 20 to set you, and your feet, off on the right foot.
If you’re looking for something a bit more creative than just another pub crawl, or you want to give the groom something he might actually enjoy, then here are twelve stag-friendly adventures that you could be leaving on soon, or planning in the future – from navigating the canyons of Montenegro to learning survival skills in the wilds of Scotland.
Swirling and dancing through the night sky in flashes of green, white and pink, the Northern Lights are a sight to behold. But seeing them is only half the fun if you book a trip that combines watching the aurora with an activity. There are numerous ways you can enjoy the evening show and keep yourself entertained while you wait for the Lights to emerge. From dog-sledding to backcountry skiing, these are some of the best – and most memorable – ways to see the Northern Lights around the world.
You know that Nepal is famous for its amazing multi-day treks, that its guides are friendly and reliable, that the accommodation and food along the way is enjoyable and that on the whole, you’ll pay a fraction of the cost of trekking in other mountainous regions of the world. But, you don’t know where to start narrowing down which trek you should try first. If you’re relatively fit and have been on long-distance treks in hilly or mountainous terrain before, stick one of the following on your to-do list.
Much Better Adventurer, Yvonne Palme, scoped out our rafting, kayaking and hiking adventure in Albania and shared a few of her photos with us.
Over the last few weeks, a few things have happened here at HQ that have got us thinking about whether we could guarantee the quality of our trips or not. I thought I’d share that process with you.
Much Better Adventurer, Zoe Dutton, walks us through her weekend adventure sea kayaking and wild camping in Greece. She told us about singing songs over the campfire, exploring electric-blue caves and camping on the deserted islands of the Western Greek Ionian Coastline, mountains of Feta included.
Much Better Adventurer, Arlene Mansoor, volunteered to scope out our sea kayaking and wild camping trip in the Pakri Islands of Estonia. She comically talks us through her Baltic adventure, from navigational struggles and liberating sauna experiences to forgotten campfire conversations and sunset tractor rides.
We all know that running is good for you, both physically and mentally, and that marathons, fun runs, and everything in between, raise substantial amounts of money for amazing causes worldwide. They raise awareness, bring people together and inspire millions to slip into their running shoes, all whilst doing good things for others.
We caught up with Geordie Stewart, author of ‘In Search of Sisu: A Path to Contentment Via the Highest Point on Every Continent’. He opened up about being the youngest Brit to reach the ‘Seven Summits’, his battles with mental health and about the Finnish concept of ‘Sisu’.