28th October 2019
These boots are made for walking…
Explore launches new walking trips including Azerbaijan, Dominica & Bhutan
Start your next walking adventure on one of Explore’s seven new walking trips. Slow your pace and discover new destinations and experiences from hiking to Azerbaijan’s highest inhabited village, climbing to a boiling lake in Dominica or walking in the Taurus Mountains - there is a trip to suit all abilities and interests.
- TUSCANY – Walk the World Heritage landscapes of the Tuscan Riviera, climb Monte Prado and discover Lucca, one of Tuscany’s most beautiful walled cities
- AZERBAIJAN – Visit Azerbaijan’s highest inhabited village and see the distinctive architecture of Baku
- BHUTAN – Visit the ‘Tiger’s Nest’ monastery, perched high on a cliff, encounter rural Himalayan villages and hike the Phobjika glacial valley
- DOMINICA – Discover the Caribbean’s ‘Nature Island’, climbing to a boiling lake and exploring the rainforest on foot
- TURQUOISE COAST – Enjoy lunch with a local family in the Taurus mountains and explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Xanthos
- MOROCCO – Walk the foothills of the majestic High Atlas mountains and hike along Atlantic Coast beaches
New for 2020 Walking Trails of Hidden Tuscany
Stay at a family-run agriturismo in the Tuscan mountains and walk the UNESCO World Heritage landscapes of the Tuscan Riviera in Cinque Terre. Hike in the Orecchiella Natural Park in the Apennine mountains and climb Monte Prado, Tuscany’s highest peak. Prices for this 8 day moderate grade trip start from £1,199 per person including flights, accommodation with breakfast, some meals and an Explore leader. Departures May, June, September and October.
New for 2020 Azerbaijan Caucasus Walking
Get off the beaten track in the Caucasus region of Azerbaijan. Explore Baku, with its mix of distinctive modern and traditional architecture, discover the ruins of Yeddi Kilsa Monastery and visit the Khan’s palace at Sheki. Drive through the Cloudcatcher Canyon to Azerbaijan’s highest inhabited village, before enjoying lunch with a local family. Prices for this 9 day easy to moderate grade walking trip start from £1,650 per person including flights, accommodation with breakfast, some meals and an Explore leader. Departures June, July and August 2020.
New for 2020 Walking in Bhutan
Discover Bhutan’s peaceful villages and spectacular monasteries on hikes through the Himalayan Kingdom. Take in striking views of the Himalayas, including Everest, on a flight to Paro, and hike to the iconic Tiger’s Nest monastery, perched on a cliff face. Prices for this 12 day easy to moderate grade walking trip start from £3,999, including flights, accommodation, some meals and an Explore leader. Departure September and October, to coincide with monastic festivals.
New for 2020 Caribbean Island Walking – Dominica
Discover the rainforests, mountains and hot springs of the Caribbean’s ‘Nature Island’ on this unique trip. Hike to the Boiling Lake, one of the world’s largest hot springs, swim in Middleham Falls and walk the Syndicate nature trail. Explore’s first walking tour in the Caribbean, this trip covers most of the island, taking in coastlines, volcanoes and colourful hillside houses. Prices for this 10 day moderate grade trip start from £2,799 per person, including flights, accommodation, some meals and an Explore leader. Departures November 2020.
New for 2020 Walking Turkey’s Turquoise Coast
Explore the Turquoise Coast, passing ancient Lycian tombs cut into the cliffs and hike in the Taurus Mountains. Walk to lesser-visited beaches and coves that can only be accessed on foot, discover the UNESCO World Heritage site of Xanthos and enjoy a meal with a local family, with views of Mount Akdag. Prices for this 8 day, easy to moderate grade walking trip start from £699 per person, including flights, accommodation with breakfast and an Explore leader. Departures March, April, October, November & December.
New for 2020 Walking in Morocco – Atlas to Atlantic
Hike in the Atlas mountains, drive through the highest pass in Morocco and explore the wild coast of Agadir and stay in a traditional Moroccan Riad. Explore the bustling streets of Marrakech and Essaouira and discover its craft shops and markets. Walk to a 12th century mosque and enjoy a meal with a local Berber family. Prices for this 8 day easy grade trip start from £799 per person including flights, accommodation with breakfast and an Explore leader.
Caroline Phillips, Explore’s Programme Manager for Walking and Trekking, comments, ‘Our new trips for 2020 really take travellers off the beaten track. From hiking rainforest trails on the lush Caribbean island of Dominica to walking in Azerbaijan’s Caucasus Mountains and climbing Tuscany’s highest peak, our new trips offer some really exciting experiences on foot. These trips also offer a huge range of cultural experiences in addition to walking, from visiting the UNESCO World Heritage site of Xanthos in Turkey to exploring Bhutan’s famous Tiger’s Nest monastery.’
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