Walking, cycling and other mountain adventures around the world, including Asia, Africa, North America, South America

Cycling through the Atacama desert

Travelling solo: a female long-distance cyclist’s reflections

In the final article in the series, around-the-world adventure cyclist Cressida Allwood describes her journey from the solo female traveller perspective. She tells us about some tough encounters and outlines her preparation for the solo trip.

Mojave desert - Hiking the PCT

When plans fall apart: The Pacific Crest Trail (PCT)

In summer 2016, David and Lisa Jordan gave up their jobs and began trekking the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) in the USA. Walking the 2600 mile route from the Mexican border to the Canadian border, they had their plans fall apart around them. By staying relaxed and simply enjoying the ride, they found the true meaning of adventure.

Flamingoes In Chile Salar De Surire

Staying mentally strong and motivated on long distance bike tours

In 2011, Mountain Leader Cress Allwood began a journey on her bike that would take her around the world. Returning to England in 2013, she now works as a leadership coach. Here she offers her three top tips for keeping motivated on long expeditions.

Cover Montane Rainforest In Rwandas Nyungwe National Park

The land of a thousand hills: trekking and tracking in Rwanda

Mike Wells escapes the crowds in Africa’s most densely populated country tracking chimpanzees and trekking to the source of the Nile in Rwanda’s Nyungwe National Park.

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Finding My Way and Not Getting Lost – Cycling around the world

In 2011, Cress Allwood began a journey on her bike that would take her around the world. Here, she describes some of the highs and lows of her adventure across multiple continents.

Everest And Ama Dablam

Towards Everest: The Sunrises and Sunsets of Solukhumbu

The Solukhumbu of the Nepalese Himalaya is one of captivating beauty for the trekker. Experienced guide and guidebook author Radek Kucharski takes us through some of his favourite places and viewpoints along the trek to Everest.

Aconcagua summit day

Aconcagua – a taste of the big mountains

Becky Coles tells us about an expedition she lead to climb the highest mountain in South America, Aconcagua. She describes the ascent, equipment and life at base camp.


Climbing Jebel Toubkal, the highest mountain in Morocco

A quick weekend getaway to reach the summit of Jebel Toubkal, the highest mountain in Morocco's Atlas mountains. The route is normally easy, but is at high altitude and prone to bad weather.

Mountain biking in Cappadocia

Hiking and mountain biking in Cappadocia, Turkey

Hiking and mountain biking in the stunning Cappadocia area of central Turkey. Cicerone's Sarah discovers rock cut churches, underground cities, pigeon houses and ‘fairy chimneys’.

Successful Selfies

Six steps to successful 'selfies'

Richard Barrett provides his top tips for taking those tricky self-portrait shots to a higher standard.