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Hiking in Portugal: 4 Fantastic Hikes on the Edge of Europe

Nestled on the southwestern edge of Europe, Portugal boasts a unique blend of Mediterranean charm and raw Atlantic beauty, making it a dream destination for keen hikers seeking adventure and serenity. Whether you're a seasoned hiker or a novice, there’s a hiking adventure for everyone. Portugal’s mainland has a number of long-distance hiking routes along its pristine coastlines and authentic slow paced interior. The Atlantic islands are all about spicy hikes across and around the forested mountain ranges while the ocean is never far away. We selected four fabulous hiking journeys that represent the best hiking Portugal has to offer. One of the most famous hiking routes in Portugal is the Fisherman’s Trail . This classic walk winds around the southwest coast with incredible sea views and stunning beaches. For those who crave an inland adventure, the Via Algarviana spans 300 kilometers across the Algarve, unveiling the region's rural landscapes, traditional villages and Portuguese hospitality. You can venture further to the island paradise called Madeira, where it's possible to cross the entire island through emerald-green levadas and ancient laurel forests on the Madeira Trail . The best kept secret is found in the Azores, smack bang in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, where you can circumnavigate the remote island of Santa Maria from hut to hut on the Grande Rota de Santa Maria . Whichever hiking adventure you choose, your journey through this enchanting and diverse country will be a treat for the senses. Come hiking in Portugal with us!
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Hiking in Croatia: The Three Best Options

Croatia is found at the crossroads of Central and Southeast Europe, on the coast of the Adriatic Sea. Because of its varied climate and geography, the country has one of the richest biodiversity in Europe. From the Dinaric Alps in the south to over a thousand islands and islets, Croatia has plenty of different landscapes and trekking options to suit all tastes. If you want to discover Croatia in a whole different way, grab your hiking shoes and start packing. Croatia has some of the most beautiful islands and crystal clear beaches of the Adriatic Sea. Can you imagine a better wat to discover the marvels this country has to offer than walking holiday from one island to the next? Go trekking in Croatia and get to know their people, their culture, and their unique traditions. In this blog post, we focus on the three best options for your hiking holiday: on the Biokovo National Park near Makarska and the surrounding islands. As well as Istria, the beautiful peninsula in northwestern Croatia. We also take a look at the Plitvice Lakes. Croatia is part of the Western Balkans, together with Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Albania. Croatia is all about beautiful flora and fauna. The national parks may be the most famous nature reserves of the country, but even in the country's capital, Zagreb, visitors are surrounded by protected regional parks, forests and even a mountain. Both at the kiss and in the interior of Croatia you will find unspoiled nature. The Biokovo mountain range near Makarska is a popular destination for mountain hiking and combines well with the beautiful beaches on one of the many islands. Istria, the peninsula in north-western Croatia, also offers the opportunity to experience an unforgettable walking holiday.
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Short Mount Everest Region Treks: 5 to 10 Days Trekking

Finally, you can make your dreams come true and set off to the Everest Region in Nepal to do some proper trekking in the Himalayas. What a great opportunity to go to Everest Base Camp and beyond. Yes, it is, but you just found out that most treks in the Everest Region take at least 12 days and you don’t have that much time. Does that ruin all your plans? Must you wait for a moment that you can have more leave? No. Fortunately, there are some short treks in the Mount Everest Region. In this blog post, we share our favorites with you. Our trekking experts often speak to adventurers who want to try and squeeze a 12-day Everest Base Camp Trek or the Annapurna Circuit into a tight schedule. If you want to be on the safe side, you need to plan a day before and a day after the trek. Our trekking partners can do a lot of things but they cannot control the weather. Mother Nature can have unpredictable mood swings in the mountains and that can have an effect on your flights from Kathmandu to Lukla and back. Why would you push yourself when you are trekking in the Everest Region? Isn’t the whole point of trekking to get away from the hustle and bustle of daily life? Unwind and make the most of your time in Nepal. Choose a shorter trek and relax in one of the most beautiful and most famous parts of the Himalayas. You can do one of the following shorter Everest Region treks if you don’t have more than 10 days available.
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Where to Stay in Marrakech – Before & After Mount Toubkal

If you are looking to climb Mount Toubkal, your starting base will likely be the bustling city of Marrakech. Your tickets are booked, your beach holiday on the coast is taken care of and you have broken in your hiking boots. All you are looking for is where to stay in Marrakech. It is a question we get very often and along with the help of our partners in Morocco, we are here to point you the way.This 1000-year old city is located on the foothills of the Atlas Mountains and from here our partners offer trekking and climbing expeditions to Jebel Toubkal, the highest peak of the Atlas. Marrakech is the fourth largest city in the country, after Casablanca, Fez, and Tangier. The city is home to a lot of buildings constructed in sandstone and is therefore known as the Red City, after the color of these sandstone buildings. The city grew fast and is a cultural, religious and trading hub for the entire Maghreb. In the medina quarter, you can find the Jemaa el-Fnaa, one of the busiest market squares in Africa. Marrakech Menara Airport (RAK) is the international airport serving Marrakech and this side of the Atlas Mountains. The airport is about 8 kilometers from the city center. If you are looking at climbing Toubkal, you either already have booked accommodation in Marrakech or you are still wondering where to stay. We get these questions a lot and together with our partners, we would like to help you out and send you in the right direction. As our partners are local and know everything about this beautiful city, we have asked them for their advice about the local riads. Are you ready to discover Marrakech? Let’s go!
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Sapa Trekking: Tips about your trek in Sapa Vietnam!

Sapa Trekking? A visit to Vietnam is not complete without a stop in the beautiful Sapa (Sa Pa) district of the Lao Cai Province. Sapa is home to the 3,143 meters high Mount Fansipan, dubbed the roof of Indochina, and the valleys invite you to go trekking through the endless ricefields Sapa is known for. In this blog post we discuss everything you need to know about your Sapa trek and climbing Fansipan. Get answers to questions like how long, what to wear, and very important, what about the weather Sapa, actually Sa Pa, is the capital of the district of the same name in Vietnam's north-western border province of Lao Cai. It is an important market town in this area, with significance for the Hmong, Red Dao and Tay mountain tribes living in the area. The region is home to about 38,000 inhabitants who, before the 90s, predominantly made a living from agriculture. In the 90s, however, more and more (local) tourists came to visit the area, paving the way for a vibrant tourism industry today. The area attracts a lot of people who are spicing up their Vietnam travels by going trekking through the ricefields. Organized trekkings in a group are the standard in the Sapa Region. Because trekking in Sapa doesn’t require a lot of experience, anyone will be able to join. If you want to beef it up a bit, you should consider doing the trek to on Fansipan Mountain. At 3.134 meters, Mount Fansipan is the highest peak in Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam combined. This is why Fansipan is dubbed the “The Roof of Indochina”.
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These 5 Inca Trail Alternatives are Secretly Better

The Classic Inca Trail and the Royal Inca Trail both like to play hard to get. It doesn’t matter how soon you make up your mind and book one of these two beautiful treks, you are always prone to missing out on the last permits. You don’t want to think about alternatives, because you have been wanting to do the Inca Trail for years. Why would you settle for an alternative, if you can do the real deal? Good question. What if we told you, that the Inca Trail alternatives are actually better than the real deal? Ever since 2002, the Peruvian government has had a strict permit system for the famous Inca Trail. The classic path to Machu Picchu became overrun and some structure was needed. The permit system helps to keep the trail clean and allows everyone to have a genuine Inca Trail experience. It can be very disappointing when the permits for your preferred travel dates have run out. This either means that you have to try your luck for other dates or postpone your plans (another) year. You would do that because you are looking for a genuine, authentic Inca Trail experience. Right?Hold on there. Genuine and authentic. The Inca Trail system, Qhapaq Ñan, as a whole has an accumulated length of 40.000 km. Surely there is something more genuine and authentic than a trek that attracts thousands and thousands of people per annum? Of course, there is. In fact, there are some Inca Trail alternatives in Peru that are much, much better than the Classic Inca Trail and the Royal Inca Trail. Here they are:
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