Why not buy memories rather than 'stuff', this Black Friday? We've got not one, not two, but EIGHT exciting new challenges to add to our adventure collection and we can't wait for you to fall in love with them as much as we have.
Ready to indulge in a little travel inspo and make memories of a lifetime?
Without further ado, here's a serious dose of adventure...
(Warning: itchy feet imminent!)
A hub of culture that spills out on to the colourful streets and lush landscape of this Caribbean island, cycle along hilly roads miles from any tourist track and in the rural heart of Cuba. A gorgeous yet gritty challenge; tropical forest, limestone hills and tobacco plantations make up your vibrant surroundings and result in an immersive base for a two-wheeled adventure.
Bringing back our much-loved, extended Saharan experience: this challenge reaches even more remote corners of the vast desert to catch bright starry skies and sees you come into contact with mighty sand dunes including the impressive Chegaga, with a robust height gain of 100 m. Phew. Camp-fires, Berber singing and sizzling sunsets are a just reward after a demanding day on the desert sands.
At 4167 m, Toubkal is the highest peak in the High Atlas Mountain region, and the entirety of Northern Africa. Not to be underestimated, this is a tough and relentless winter trek at altitude, yet the exhilarating sense of achievement as you look out from the summit over the icy peaks and Sahara Desert is next level.
Our one and only euro-cycle to be added to the mix, this ride takes in three of the great Italian lakes: Garda, Como and Iseo, as well as the idyllic Romeo and Juliet city of Verona. Each day brings a satisfying climb and captivating views, as well as checking off an iconic must for any cyclist: the Madonna del Ghisallo with its cyclists' chapel. This one is pipped to be a sell out, so act fast.
Taking a walk on the wild side in the desert landscape of Namibia, you're likely to spot elephants, giraffe, mountain zebra and even the largest population of free-roaming black rhinoceros in the world. Set your sights on The Brandberg, become enthralled in local culture and make tracks along rugged mountain terrain and desert stretch on this Namibian escapade.
A long-awaited adventure; we head for the legendary residence of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama in the southernmost ridges of the Indian Himalayas. Winding our way through villages, high pastures and forests of the Dhaula Dhar, we trek along trails with far-reaching vistas of the phenomenal Kangra valley and neighbouring mountains. This is one deeply-cultural discovery, with unforgettable trekking to boot.
The emerald green contours of remote Sri Lanka awaits, decorated with forested valleys, small villages, tea estates and cloud-forests of the Central Highlands - it makes for a beautiful but humid ride. An explosion of the senses and a real test of stamina for the legs, it's a hilly route with lots to offer - from the coconut-scents of the roadside stalls, to the peeks of wildlife.
Discover the volcanic delights of Ecuador on this breath-takingly beautiful trek through valleys, indigenous villages and dramatic canyons. We set foot along mountain passes over 3000 m, to reach our goal: Quilotoa, a vast volcanic crater renown for its brilliantly-bright turquoise lagoon. Like nothing you've ever experienced before, prepare for the extraordinary.
Speak to the team about our latest challenges and secure your space on a 2020 adventure. Or start the ball rolling for a 2021 escapade, with monthly-payment options available.