So, you’ve been skiing for a few years now on a variety of different ski holidays, and you feel confident throwing yourself down red pistes in the resort. It’s a lot of fun and you enjoy zooming past all the slower skiers, but you’re hungry for something a bit different, something new, something more exciting. You crave to go further afield and you keep looking up at the surrounding peaks in the distance. What would it be like to ski over there, and more importantly, how do you get there?
If trekking the Tour du Mont Blanc is not already high on your bucket list of treks to nail this year then it most definitely should be. Right up there with the likes of Nepal’s Annapurna Circuit and Peru’s Cordillera Huayhuash trek, but much closer to home, the Tour du Mont Blanc is among the most iconic multi-day treks in the world, and for very good reason.
By taking advantage of the freakishly advantageous way next year’s bank holidays fall and shot-gunning some key dates early, it’s actually possible to supersize your annual leave in 2019, turning the standard 25 days holiday into a whopping 55 days of holiday, not to mention opening the door to some incredible adventures
The idea of climbing a volcano has a bit of an Indiana Jones air to it – jumping over streams of running lava, dodging flying rocks. We’ve scoped out some of the best volcanoes to climb around the world. They range from challenging ascents for serious climbers to easier hikes that any fit traveller can attempt.
There are two types of Northern Lights in the world. The kind that are on every free spirit’s bucket list, and the ones they put on in Blackpool every year. No shade on the northern seaside town but I think we can all agree, right here right now, that recounting the time you went on an Arctic Circle adventure is a better story for the pub than telling people that you went to that place where they sometimes film Strictly.
The Himalaya spans from far-northern India to far-eastern (and beyond). The high peaks and their foothills appear in twelve states and include barren high-altitude plateaus, snowy massifs, alpine forests, steamy jungle, and more. The Indian Himalaya is diverse, wild in parts, and extremely beautiful. Perfect territory for some multi-day treks, and offering something for almost every kind of trekker. Here are some of the best.
Hiking in the cold is also different to hiking in the freezing cold. We’re talking about the times when the temperature drops sub-zero, and sometimes, when it’s a good 20 or 30 degrees Celsius lower than that. Think icicles, troublesome snot and frozen waterfalls – the days when all of those three things can actually amalgamate into one. These tips will not only serve you well for a hiking trip in the coldest of cold, but equally any sub-zero adventure that sees you exposed to the extreme cold or snow for sustained periods of time.
Nobody ever said climbing a mountain was easy (and you shouldn’t believe them if they do). But some peaks are far more accessible and manageable than others. If you’re fit, have trekking experience, and are prepared to sweat, really sweat, there are a number of mountains around the world with attainable peaks. Here are ten mighty mountains that might just be within your reach.
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.
If you found yourself at the end of 2018 kicking yourself that you didn’t do more, just didn’t get round to it, work, life got in the way – we hear you. But it doesn’t have to be that way. With a bit of savvy advance planning, and bit more time invested in you, you can ensure that 2019 is rammed to the rafters with weekend adventures.
5 adventures from our active adventure collection that have peaked our collective curiosity here at HQ. From learning to freedive, to scrambling through a remote wadi in the Omanian desert, these are the trips for those who thrive on doing things their mates haven’t even thought of.
If you follow us on Instagram then you’ve already seen that 2018 was one helluva year here at Much Better Adventures, made all the better by our awesome community. In celebration, here’s just a snapshot of what happened – this is Much Better Adventures through your eyes.
Need an adventure ASAP? We’ve rounded up all the trips running in the next few months that still have a few slots open on them. Join good people on a proper adventure, and get your 2019 off to a flyer!
Epic adventures at up to 25% off? You should join other discerning adventurers on one of our test trips!
You’re going to do things differently in 2019, aren’t you? Treat 2019 like a blank canvas of exciting possibilities. Go on more adventures. Be more adventurous. Make the next 365 days of your life the best 365 days you’ve ever had.
If you’ve found yourself wondering what your resolution will be this year, we have some humble advice for you. Forgo the self-punishing gym regimes. Resist the doomed desire to cut back on carbs, and instead get outside, away from the sweaty crowds and have an adventure.
If you’re looking for a real challenge to get your teeth into this year, here are twelve adventures that have got us dreaming at HQ.
Tough adventures are our biggest and wildest challenges, requiring fitness, commitment, ambition and let’s face it, a tiny bit of inbuilt masochism. So if you’re looking for a real adventure with the bragging rights to match, check these out.
We’ve all done it before, haven’t we? Reached the end of the year and realised we’ve either thrown all of our annual leave at one big holiday or become part of the third of all Brits that never got round to using it all up in the first place. Next year, you vow silently to yourself, next year will be different. Here’s why your 2019 should be all about the weekend adventure to max out your annual leave, and a few ideas on how to spend it. Vive le weekend warrior.
Here are eight phenomenal women who are paving the way for a better world through their inspirational adventures, beautiful storytelling and incredible fundraising endeavours.
Every quarter we invite our crowd investors on an adventure to catch up and talk about plans afoot. Last summer we opted for Montenegro, and adventure photographer, Callum Thompson joined the party. Naturally, we asked him to share some of his epic shots from the trip and let us know what when down whilst he was there. This is his story…
For Nepal, time is running out to save The Karnali River – one of the planet’s wildest and greatest rafting rivers – by declaring it a National Park. Here’s why environmentalists are battling hard to save it.
Every adventure booked between 12am on Friday 23rd and 12pm on Sunday 25th (GMT) will save 40 trees, and get £25 off.
Our friend and Much Better Adventurer, Pete McEwan, recently returned from an epic 5-day hut-to-hut dog sledding expedition in the Arctic Circle. “City boy” Pete regales us with tales from his Arctic adventure, the joys of bonding with your pack, and the shame of coming a cropper 15-minutes in.
Ever since our inception, Much Better Adventures has been on a mission to conserve and protect the planet’s wild places. This is not some empty promise that we shine a light on once in a while to make ourselves feel better about actively partaking in the travel industry, it’s serious stuff, and we don’t take it lightly, not one jot.
Your hiking boots can make or break a trip. If you’re planning on going on a multi-day trek, you will be spending a lot of time with your boots. So it’s a good idea to get to know them well before you set off, and to choose wisely (or else you might find yourself, quite literally, in a whole heap of pain). Here’s our guide to help you choose the best hiking boots for you.
We’ve all got a closet hiker within us according to long-distance hiker and President of Ramblers Cymru, Will Renwick. Below he shares some of the valuable lessons he’s learnt on the trail about preparing for multi-day hiking adventures, and how to get you from the office chair into that fresh mountain air.
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.