The Adventure Travel Show at Olympia, London
Active Adventures for 2015!
The Adventure Travel Show, 17 & 18 January 2015 – Olympia, London
A New Year inevitably brings the expected resolutions, challenges and promises – to get in top form and to undertake an active challenge being the two most popular. So why not mix things up a little and reach your goals on a cycling trip on the back roads of China or on an extraordinary trek in the Dolpo region of Nepal. Visit the Adventure Travel Show at Olympia in London happening on the 17th and 18th January.
The Adventure Travel Show, taking place at London’s Olympia on 17-18 January 2015, can ease you on your way to smashing your ‘get fit’ resolutions and allow you to do it in style in incredible places all around the world.
Here is just a small selection of the amazing active trips to tempt you – and all these and more can be found at The Adventure Travel Show 2015:
Cycling the Back Roads of China
This exciting new cycling trip explores the very best of rural South-West China. Taking in some of the most famous images of China, including the giant pandas of Sichuan and the Karst scenery of Yangshuo, you will also embark on a ride through some of the best kept secrets of the region. Starting in Chengdu you will journey to Guiyang where you will begin cycling. The route takes you through breath-taking scenery, terraced rice fields and to ancient villages, alongside rivers and streams lined with bamboo. The trip will end in Yangshou among the towering, limestone mountains that appear to have bubbled out of the ground and set in dramatic shapes and sizes as far as the eye can see.
Exodus Travels: 15 days, £2,849 per person
Ski Afghanistan – Bamian
Afghanistan is paradise for those who love mountains and mountain people. After five successful seasons in Afghanistan, the only company to offer ski tours in the country is returning the Bamian region in 2015. This trip will be led by an internationally certified mountain guide assisted by local Afghan ski guides. Guests do not need any prior experience of ski touring and we have slopes suitable for all standards of skiers. It is a chance to experience the incredible natural beauty of Afghanistan combined with skiing in one of the least visited regions in the world. There will also be time to visit the remains of the world’s largest standing Buddha statues that overlook the town and the ancient cities of Shah e Zohak and Shah e Golghola.
Untamed Borders: 10 days, £1,650 per person.
Jordan Mountain Biking – Dead 2 Red
If you’re a keen mountain biker and you like adventure travels then Jordan Mountain Biking is just for you. Witness the stunning views across the ‘Promised Land’ from the spiritual site of Mount Nebo before descending to the shores of the Dead Sea – an incredible 400m below sea level! Traverse one of the longest canyons in Jordan, arriving at the high mountain plateau of Dana, where the magnificent panorama includes the Wadi Araba desert, far below. Enjoy exhilarating biking on the descent through the Valley of Moses to Petra, where a welcome rest and exploration day at the ancient ‘rose-red city’ awaits. You’ll also get a chance to spend a night under the stars with our Bedouin hosts. From there it’s a short ride to the Red Sea for a well-earned drink and swim to end this action-packed trip.
K E Adventure: 9 days, from £995 per person.
Trek Nepal will be showcasing an incredibly special trek in the Dolpo region. Throughout this trek the Himalayan range can be seen in its entire splendour. Phoksondo Lake, the deepest lake in Nepal, and the Ringmo village, provide some of the most exceptional scenery in little known Western Nepal. The trail follows the ancient Tibetan salt caravan route, across two high passes and through the wilderness in one of Nepal’s most remote and least developed areas. In the Dolpo region the monsoon, created by the sea winds blowing from the Gulf of Bengal, is tempered by the Dhaulagiri range, and trekking is therefore also possible during the summer, a period during which the flora explodes in all its glory: orchids, edelweiss, campanulas and forget-me-nots. Witnessing wild and pristine landscapes, ancient villages and impressive waterfalls are only a few things that will turn this trek into an unforgettable experience.
Trek Nepal: 13 days, £1,999 per person.
Trek the Waitukubuli National Trail Dominica
Experience the Caribbean’s first and only long distance walking trail, the Waitukubuli National Trail. Discover the nature and culture of Dominica on this adventurous jungle trek. The Trail climbs slopes carpeted with rainforests, descends dramatic gorges, crosses rivers and takes in spectacular waterfalls and sulphur springs. At 114 miles long, over 14 segments, the National Trail runs from the southern village of Scott’s Head to the Cabrits National Park in the North. Showcasing virgin forest and the best of Dominica’s nature, culture and local lifestyles, the National Trail passes through old plantations, skirts along coastal cliffs, meanders past fertile farms and stops by small villages.
World Expeditions: 12 days, £1,995 per person.
These are only a small sample of the life changing trips that you can expect to find at The Adventure Travel Show. In addition to uncovering these exciting travel gems, there are also 4 travel talk theatres that will be packed with FREE inspiration and impartial advice from the best Adventure Speaker Line-up of the year including renowned adventurers, expedition leaders, polar explorers and guide book authors, plus enjoy Travel Writing, Photography and Filming Seminars and even Adventure Planning and Adventures by Motorbike Seminars!
So, whether you’re looking to smash your New Year’s resolutions on a spectacular fitness trip or simply fancy a cycle or a trek in a captivating destination, then make sure you head to The Adventure Travel Show in January and discover your journey of a life time.
To get your tickets to this unmissable event, call 0871 230 7159 or visit www.adventureshow.com to find out more.
Tickets start from £8 when booked in advance.
Date: The Adventure Travel Show, 17 & 18 January 2015 at Olympia, London