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Ultimate road cycling: A guide to 5 famous climbs of the Giro d'Italia

Posted by Rachel Beard on 19-May-2017 13:25:55

The Giro d'Italia started in 1909 and has run every year since, except for brief stops for the two World Wars. Like the Tour de France, this race is a multi-stage ride, taking place in May-June each year and 2017 marks it's centenary year! In celebration, and, to indulge the keen road cyclists amongst us,  we've delved into some of the famous climbs featured on the route; so if you're following the race right now, here's a short guide to 5 of the classic climbs - including the epic Stelvio Pass...

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Posted by Rachel Beard on 21-Apr-2017 12:02:37

Want to know more about our Costa Rica Coast to Coast Rainforest Trek? It's the go-to destination at the moment, so when our very own Kim (DAHQ IT Manager by day) decided to take on this adventure herself, we couldn't wait to ask her what it was like to swap the UK winter for the heat and humidity of the Costa Rican jungle... 

So what to look out for in this blog?

  • Kim's personal trip highlights (of which there were many!)
  • The reason it is classified as a TOUGH challenge (grade three)
  • Kim's five top tips (for you to be able to make the most of the challenge)
  • Why she recommends it and who it will suit (to find out if this challenge is for you!)
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Leader insight from Vic Titorenko

Posted by Stephanie Morris on 03-Aug-2016 19:13:45

Vic is one of our most charismatic leaders! Having lead many of our overseas trek challenges you'll find that there's nothing he doesn't know about climbing Kilimanjaro or trekking to Base Camp. There's a good chance that he'll be guiding your next Challenge so with that in mind, we wanted to know a little bit more about what he thinks of our DA Challenge portfolio, so we found out...

  • His all time favourite DA Challenge (because that's a recommendation in itself!)
  • The passport stamp he'd most like to have (would you agree?)
  • His top tip for adventure challenges (a bit of leader wisdom never goes amiss!)
  • And something we might not know...

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Helen puts the spotlight on Trekking in Asia

Posted by Stephanie Morris on 01-Aug-2016 17:34:07

Helen has worked as a Challenge Medic with DA for a number of years, having realised the opportunity to combine both her career and her love for travel. She's passionate about trekking and Asia as well as helping people like you to realise their potential by completing an adventure that takes you out of your comfort zone! 

Here she tells us about her favourite challenges, greatest achievement and her top tip for trekking in Asia... 

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