Trekking in the Dolomites (EIDT)
Beloved by mountaineers and nature lovers alike, the Dolomites sit perched atop northern Italy like a rocky crown. This exhilarating trip through the mountains features day treks through some of Italy’s most unbelievable scenery, with plenty of visits to small villages along the way to soak up the unique local Ladin culture and cuisine. Nights are spent in mountain refuges, where your hosts will ply you with hearty home-cooked meals. Eat up; you won’t find tastier mountain-trekking food anywhere else.
Highlights: Enjoy magnificent hiking amongst towering peaks, pass by the highest peak in the Dolomites, revel in the chance to learn about local Ladin language and customs.
Cumbria & The Lake District (EEUL)
It’s difficult to not be charmed by the pastoral splendour of England’s fabled Lake District, a place that has inspired travellers and scribes alike for centuries. A favourite muse of Wordsworth, Coleridge and other romantic poets, this bucolic slice of paradise in northern England is the perfect place for a good, long, reflective stroll. Here, you’ll walk among the country’s tallest peaks to cozy villages in search of delicious pub fare made from the finest local produce, stay in unique lodgings, and enjoy the best that rural England can offer. Write your own ending.
Highlights: Hike in the Cumbrian Lake District, experience unique bunkhouse accommodation, indulge in delicious local pub food
Tasmania Hike, Bike & Raft (OATA)
Sitting off the coast of Australia, the island of Tasmania has a long-lost feel to it. What better way to rediscover it than by travelling by bike, kayak, and on foot? Getting out into the wilderness of Tassie, hike to the top of Cradle Mountain or watch the penguins come ashore in the eponymous town of Penguin. Switching to two wheels, there's time to follow the winding coastline before enjoying some delicious local wines before the trip ends.
Highlights: Hike among the rugged contours of Cradle Mountain, kayak on the clear waters of Lake Barrington, watch the penguins come ashore along the coast, whiz along the Tasmanian coastline on two wheels, stop to sample the wines in the vineyards of Launceston.