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Overseas adventure travels or exploring the great outdoors is becoming a trend. Other than just going to famous landmarks and shopping for souvenirs around the city, adventure travellers want something more. Are you looking for an exciting and unforgettable experience? Here are five overseas travel adventures and outdoor adventure travel ideas, not too far from home:
1- Hiking in Nepal
Many adventure travellers climb during peak season, but if you want to take it to the next level, try going mid-December. There will be just a few trekkers who are willing to brave the Himalayas’ snow-capped mountains.
Aside from the natural landscapes, you’ll also experience the culture of the Nepalese who live in the mountains. And it’s less expensive to trek at this time of year too. Accommodation will only cost you a dollar or two, but just be sure you can deal with the altitude.
It’s not a good idea for first-time outdoor adventure travellers, but it can be done. Prepare well and remember to always listen to your body! Here’s a guide on how to trek Everest Base Camp independently.
2- Cycling in Italy
You pack everything else you need for an overnight hike or adventure. But have you ever tried carting your bike with you overseas? If you haven’t, maybe you might want to consider it.
Italy is a great country to discover on a bicycle. It’s a bike-friendly country and cycling is huge there. There are fabulous cityscapes and landscapes.
You can cycle around the cities or seek out the uphill terrain for more of a challenge. What’s more is that Italy also has drinking fountains everywhere!
3- Driving in Indonesia
Is Bali worth visiting? Well, Bali in Indonesia is probably one of the best tourist destinations in the world! It’s a paradise. Everyone knows.
If you are an adventure traveller, you’ve probably been to Bali and surfed the waves of Kuta. However, what you might not have tried is renting a car in Bali!
The traffic is terrible, that is why scooters are preferred, but, why a car might be more enjoyable is the air-conditioning when you are stuck in traffic.
If you get past the traffic, driving around Bali is a challenging experience to try. Some travellers don’t even worry about having a license, as it’s not unusual to hand the officer a few bills. We don’t recommend that so be sure to apply for an international driving license if you want to drive in a foreign country!
4- Hiking the Inca Trail
If you are into hiking and you want to visit Peru, hike the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. It’s one of the top trails in the world. If you reach the Sun Gate, wow, you can enjoy the view without any clouds hiding the view!
5- Surfing “The Wedge” Newport Beach, California
Most adventure travellers are into surfing. If you are an avid surfer you already know of “The Wedge”.
It’s the killer because it is so intense that it is only for skilled surfers. It’s not ideal for beginners.
The waves are so huge and powerful that you mostly have to body surf.
If you feel that you can take on the challenge, take your surfing adventure to the next level! Remember to stay safe, adrenaline junkie!
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The best hiking spot in the world is a debatable topic. For some people, it’s conquering Everest while for others it’s scaling the endless sea of ice and snow of the Jungfrau Mountain Switzerland. For others, it’s the trail at their local valley, three blocks …
If you love hiking and are looking for a suitable destination, then you could have many reasons to pick the Cairngorms National Park. It’s possibly the best national park in Scotland for those of us who love hiking. The Cairngorms is the largest national park in the United Kingdom.
Spread over 4,500 square kilometers, it has quite a few fascinating places for hikers to explore, including peaks that an adventurous mountaineer would most certainly love tackling.
However, it calls for the right planning and understanding of the topography and terrain before going in for a hike in the Cairngorms.
Here’s a quick guide.
Look For Passes And Peaks
The best way to enjoy hiking in the Cairngorms is to identify a few passes and peaks while planning your adventure. This will give you a clearer idea about the area you’re planning to traverse.
Among the many such options available, Ryvoan Pass is a place worth having a closer look. It can be reached from the National Outdoor Training Centre near Glenmore Lodge. Ryvoan Pass is a two-mile pass and you will be able to experience and enjoy the green Ryvoan Loch, The local faeries perhaps wash their clothes here and that is why it is green and colourful!
Kingussie To Newtonmore
Another great way to enjoy the Cairngorms is to hike from Kingussie to Newtonmore. The route links the two Badenoch Villages, which are separated only by three miles of land. These villages have a rivalry which is more than a century old.
The five-mile route ends when you follow the Newtonmore’s Trail straight into the village. You will come across quite a few cafes, where you can pick up buns, snacks and other treats.
A Few Things To Keep In Mind
These are two examples of the easier options which the Cairngorms has to offer. One thing to keep in mind is if you’re planning on hiking in winter make sure you have an ice axe, in case you need to climb up a slippery surface.
A visit to the Cairngorms is an experience of a lifetime. The beauty and the variety of flora and fauna are something that will remain etched in your memory for years to come.
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There are plenty of wonderful places around the world to go on a hiking vacation. The USA, in particular, is a huge country and one where there are so many places to find adventure. It’s particularly appealing to hikers as there are so many stunning places you can go. Here are five recommended hiking vacations in the USA. Which one would you choose?
1- Grand Canyon National Park
Arizona, United States
Length: It depends, there are many trails to choose from up to 300 trail miles
Average Days to complete: A day to 2 weeks
The Grand Canyon offers something for every kind of hiker out there, it has short guided hiking tours for the one who just started hiking, and it also has something for the seasoned hiker. Whether you go to the North Rim or South Rim, you will enjoy amazing views. The Grand Canyon has some of the best-maintained trails in the world. You will also meet many fellow hikers as well! In choosing a hike for you, make sure you do not overestimate yourself so you can also enjoy the trail. Pick one that best suits you or ask for a recommendation. A Grand Canyon adventure is a bucket list experience you will enjoy. Here is a great post on how to experience the Grand Canyon.
2- Appalachian Trail
Between Georgia and Maine
Length: 2,200 miles
Average Days to complete: You can take a one-day hike or you can set to complete which can last for 2-6 months. If you’re keen on the day hike, here’s a useful beginner’s hiking guide to help you get organised.
You can choose your own hiking adventure and enjoy yourself! An option for a short hike would mean going through the Nantahala Outdoor Center. You can do so much here, including rafting! You can also take routes that lead to hot springs! You will find many accommodations and campsites on the trail. There are also many visitors here so you are sure to find a new friend!
3- Colorado Trail
Colorado, United States
Length: 486 miles
Average Days to complete: 4-6 weeks if complete, you can choose to take shorter hikes
This is also a well-known trail that has 13,271 feet high point. There are many hikers here, but you can also meet horse riders and cyclists along the way. If you choose this trail, you will pass through mining towns, a ski resort, 8 mountain ranges, 6 national forests and 6 wilderness areas.
4- Oregon Coast Trail
Pacific Ocean coast, Oregon, United States
Length: 425 miles
Average Days to complete: You can choose from hikes that take 1 day or up to 30 days. Here’s a good Oregon coast camping itinerary.
Are you looking for an extraordinary trail? If you are into beaches, this trail involves a lot of walking on beach sands instead of traversing the woods or climbing the mountains. Of course, there will still be forests and there are many parks along the way as well.
5- Tahoe Rim Trail
California to Nevada, United States
Length: 165 miles
Average Days to complete: 10-15 days
It’s a loop around Lake Tahoe and the mountain ranges that connect California and Nevada. It’s best to go here during summer because it is known to be stormy during winter. What is most loved about this trail is that there are diverse landscapes from beautiful volcanic rock formations and ice valleys to lush meadows filled with flowers! This trail is not as long as the one mentioned above so you can complete in a shorter period of time.
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