Selection of Adventure Holidays & Trips Planned & Organised
These adventure holidays have all been organised, planned or experienced. They include trips of varying lengths of time for small and large groups, couples, families and celebration events.
The majority of holidays were bespoke trips that were planned and co-ordinated carefully with the customer. Budgets, expectations and options were clearly laid out beforehand to ensure each trip went ahead without surprises or costly additions.
It is important that the correct holiday insurance is taken out beforehand to ensure your and your group are properly covered in unlikely event of a mishap.
These are just a selection and sample of organise trips. Click on each for more information about each.
Group Hiking Mont Blanc Long Weekend
Safari, Garden Route and Cape Town - South Africa
Lightweight Bike Touring in Catalonia
Hiking, Kayaking & Fat Biking in Finland Weekend
Group Golf Trip to Portugal
Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge Weekend
Ski Touring in Norway - Hardangervidda
Hiking Mount Toubkal in a Weekend
Family Multi Venue Safari in Kenya
Group Weekend Golf Trips to Europe
Off-Piste Skiing / Alpine Skiing in French Alps
Mountain Biking in the Alps
Bike Touring in Sicily
Lightweight Bikepacking to Sardinia
Group Hiking Mont Blanc Long WeekendGroup of 10-14. Collective celebration of 50th birthdays for a group of old school friends wanting to mark the landmark year by setting an adventure challenge they could all experience and enjoy together. Trip - 3 day hiking trip around Mont Blanc staying in mountain refuges with guide. Price including food and accommodation - £510 pp plus flights Booked via Much Better Adventures
Safari, Garden Route and Cape Town - South AfricaCombining a multi venue trip to South Africa to include stay in Cape Town, Hermanus, safari en-route and Plettenberg. 15 Days, Self drive. 4*+ accommodation required. 4 day safari was organised in 5* luxury Gondwana Game Reserve on the Southern Cape. Budget including flights - £2.600 pp Booked selected trips and accommodation via Holiday Architects
Lightweight Bike Touring in CataloniaOrganise and plan 5 day bike tour of Catalonia to include good quality bike hire, accommodation options and itinerary ideas. Bike packs kept very lightweight at under 5kg per person. Booked direct and kept local accommodations flexible depending upon location and weather. Good quality Canyon road bikes and lightweight pannier racks booked and delivered to airport in advance. Suggested cycle route itinerary provided along with route recommendations, places to visit and stay. Small AirBnb, B & B and small hotels booked enroute via Booking.com and direct. Budget flexible but kept to minimum.
Hiking, Kayaking & Fat Biking in Finland WeekendAdventure weekend trip to Helsinki to include several activities over two days. a day kayaking the archipeligo and islands, picnic and hike. Day two - fatbiking tour of the forests and peninsula. Guided and instruction all provided. Local hotel accommodation. Cost - £500 pp plus evening food.
Group Golf Trip to PortugalGroup of 16 friends wanting to play a selection of good quality golf courses in and around the Lisbon area. 4 golf courses booked, 3 night stay in good quality seafront hotel with breakfast, transfers to and from courses and airport included. Recommended selection of restaurants and places to visit. Budget - £400 pp plus flights
Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge WeekendThe Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge takes on the peaks of Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough, usually in this order, and in under 12 hours. Birthday adventure challenge to mark a milestone birthday to include partner and family. 3 x 700 metre Yorkshire peaks, 25 miles to be achieved within 12 hours. Group of 5. Local holiday cottage accommodation in Ingleborough in the Yorkshire Dales booked via Sykes Holidays. Map route downloaded and provided as a GPX file with paper maps as backup.
Ski Touring in Norway - HardangerviddaRe-enacting the 'Heroes of Telemark' sabotage operation - a 2 week adventure trip including X-country skiing training, pulling sleds and rucksacks across the Hardangervidda in sub zero temperatures staying in mountain huts. The Heroes of Telemark is a world famous sabotage operation that took part in German occupied Norway in WWII. An organised expedition lasting 5 nights on the Hardanger to reenact the epic journey taken by the original saboteurs. Group of 10. Accommodation all included, specialist training, briefings and equipment provided. Trip booked direct via specialist local Norwegian company - Destination Setesdal
Family Multi Venue Safari in KenyaA family celebration of 4 (mother and her 3 grown up children). Main passion was to see elephants and all wild animals in some of the best safari parks available. Organised 3 different venues in good quality accommodation with food provided. Amboseli National Park Masai Mara National Reserve Samburu Game Reserve - Stay at Elephant Watch Camp run by Saba Douglas-Hamilton Key requirement - must visit to the Sheldrick Elephant Sanctuary at Nairobi National Park as wanted to see the baby elephant that had been adopted. Budget - £5,000 pp including flights and accommodation
Group Weekend Golf Trips to EuropeNow booked the 20th consecutive golf trip for a group of friends in a variety of location in Northern France and Belgium. Including two trips to Portugal and Spain. The majority have all been self drive via ferry of Eurotunnel staying in a selection of 3* hotels and B & B's. Annually - 2-4 night stays in early May with 3-4 rounds of golf. Travel, trips, courses, hotel, restaurants and accommodation have been either booked direct or via specialist golf trip agencies. 12-20 people. Budget £300-£450 pp excluding eating out and drinks.
Off-Piste Skiing / Alpine Skiing in French AlpsOrganised various ski, back country and off piste guided trips for groups to Austria, France, Canada and Italy. These include groups of between 4-18 people. Requirements have varied depending upon ability levels, accommodation requirements, additional trips, local meals and activities desired. Additional activities have included cross country skiing, heliskiing, back country off-piste adventures, ice caves, torchlight descents, tobogganing and bobsleigh amongst others.
Mountain Biking in the AlpsVarious trips to the Alps for mountain biking weekends and multi day trips through the Alps from Geneva to Monaco using local guides, local specialist bike hire. Accommodation has varied upon location and group size but largely been chalets, B & B, pensions and small guest houses.
Bike Touring in Sicily5 days long weekend lightweight bike touring in Sicily for 3 adults. Organising bike and equipment hire, local accommodation for 1st and last nights and putting together suggested routes and cycling itinerary. Local accommodation was booked locally via Booking.com daily depending upon proposed destinations. Suggested and recommended kit list.
Lightweight Bikepacking to Sardinia5 night long weekend lightweight bike touring in South East Sardinia. Organising bike, fitting to size and equipment hire, local accommodation for 1st and last nights. Creating and mapping suggested cycle routes, destinations, alternative options and cycling itinerary. Local accommodation was booked locally via Booking.com daily depending upon proposed destinations each day. Suggested and recommended kit list. Equipment carried amounted to less than 5kg.