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Cycling the Camino Portugues Coastal Route

Cycling the Camino Portugues Coastal Route

November 22, 2021

We are back for the final installment of bike touring in Europe with Karin.  In previous episodes we heard about Karin cycling along the Atlantic Coast line in France, then doing the Camino Frances in Spain.  This episode is the cycling the coastal route in Portugal.  We will also hear how Karin was surprised at how great the area around the Rota Vincentina was.

Trekking around Cusco: Inca, Salkantay, Lares, Machu Picchu and more!

Trekking around Cusco: Inca, Salkantay, Lares, Machu Picchu and more!

November 15, 2021

On this episode, we discover one of the most popular trekking destinations in the world, Cusco Peru. Joined by Frank Jara, a local guide with Cusco based adventure tour operator, Valencia Travel, we find out why Cusco is one of the most beautiful trekking cities to be based in.

 

Brimming with ancient history, Cusco is home to a wealth of relics from the famous Inca Empire as well as stunning architecture influenced by Spanish colonization. Learn the ins and outs of Cusco based treks from the expert himself who leads them. For the Classic Inca Trail, alternative routes to Machu Picchu like the Salkantay and Lares Treks, and many more, check out 10Adventures full line up of incredible trekking adventure with Valencia Travel Cusco here, https://www.10adventures.com/tour-operator/valencia-travel-cusco/

 

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Indian Himalayas: The regions and best treks

Indian Himalayas: The regions and best treks

November 8, 2021

On this episode, join us on a whimsical journey as we explore trekking in India’s Himalayas with Akshay of Trans India Holidays. Many of us think trekking in the Himalayas is synonymous with Nepal, but Akshay shares what makes a trekking experience in India one-of-a-kind.

Akshay imparts his wealth of knowledge and experience and covers a wide range of incredible treks in the regions of Kashmir, Ladakh, Himachal, Sikkim and more! Check out a full line up of spectacular guided tours in India including several trekking options with Trans India Holidays on 10Adventures here

Note that the audio on this episode is not up to our normal standards, sorry!

Cycling the Camino Frances with Karin

Cycling the Camino Frances with Karin

November 1, 2021

On this episode we catch up with 10Adventures Podcast co-host, Karin who is now 1,720 km into her incredible European bike tour. This latest stage of Karin’s trip had her riding the beautiful Camino Frances, which she joined in Pamplona Spain and rode to the famous Santiago de Compostela. 

The Camino Frances is the most popular of the Camino routes to Santiago, officially starting in Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port before crossing over the border into Spain through the Pyrenees and continuing through several provinces in Northern Spain to reach Santiago. Karin shares everything about this magical journey, from starting off the day with cafe con leche and tostadas and savouring mouth-watering Galician seafood, to the stunning small villages explored and the variety of options available to those looking to take on the Camino Frances.  Up next on Karin’s cross-Europe bike tour is the Camino Portugues which we can’t wait to hear about! To stay in loop on Karin’s current adventure, give her a follow on IG at @adventureafterall .

 

Looking for some incredible ways to explore the Camino Frances yourself? Check out the Complete Camino Frances for self-guided walking and for self-guided cycling check out the Cycling the French Camino from Leon to Santiago or the Cycling the Last Week of the Camino Frances.  

COLOMBIA: The top places to explore, and the best adventures

COLOMBIA: The top places to explore, and the best adventures

October 25, 2021

On this episode we find out what all the buzz about travel to Colombia is about. You may have noticed this buzz pre-pandemic and as the world re-opens to travel, the buzz has continued! We chat with Juan Carlos, co-owner of Colombia based adventure tour operator Andes World Travel who operate throughout South America.

Learn more about the different regions of Colombia and why Juan Carlos uses the single word, “diverse” to sum up this remarkable country. From the beaches of the Caribbean to the mighty Colombian Andes and of course the jungles of the Amazon -- Colombia has it all! Juan Carlos shares some of the country's most spectacular trekking opportunities like the tropical Hike to the Lost City, and trekking in Los Nevados and El Cocuy national parks. 

The Best Treks in Northern Peru: Cordillera Huayhuash and Cordillera Blanca

The Best Treks in Northern Peru: Cordillera Huayhuash and Cordillera Blanca

October 18, 2021

On this episode we dive head first into the incredible trekking regions known as the Cordillera Blanca and the Cordillera Huayhuash in Northern Peru. Our guest Christian Alvarado, owner of Huaraz-based adventure tour operator Go2Andes shares his expertise on these 2 incredible mountain ranges and the 3 main treks offered here. 

If you’re a lover of high altitude trekking, you don't want to miss this in depth look at the 3 most popular treks here, the Alpamayo Trek, the Santa Cruz Trek and Huayhuash Treks. Find out what goes into preparing for these types of high adrenaline adventures as Christian shares everything from acclimatization plans, transporting gear, and best times to travel. 

 

Check out a full list of Go2Andes incredible trekking tours on 10Adventures or going to https://www.10adventures.com/tour-operator/go-2-andes/

Adventuring in Europe Now: What‘s it like to travel right now

Adventuring in Europe Now: What‘s it like to travel right now

October 11, 2021

Do you want to know what it's like to travel in Europe right now?  On this episode, we catch up with 10Adventures Podcast co-host Karin, who is currently enjoying a grand cycling tour in Europe.

Jumping in the saddle in Nantes, France, Karin and her husband have been enjoying their ride on the La Vélodyssée, the French section of the Atlantic Coast Route - EuroVelo 1. 

Beyond giving us a glimpse into this incredibly beautiful cycling route, Karin also spills the insiders scoop on travel in Europe during this stage of the pandemic as well as helpful tips on obtaining an EU approved vaccine passport. If travel to Europe may be in the cards for you this fall or winter, this is an episode you don’t want to miss! Also, find out what’s up next on Karin’s bike tour as she lets us in on her plans to ride to Santiago de Compostela and later, tackle the Camino Portugues. 

The GR5: Trekking from the Alps to the Mediterranean with 10Adventures founder Richard

The GR5: Trekking from the Alps to the Mediterranean with 10Adventures founder Richard

October 4, 2021

On this episode, 10Adventures founder, Richard Campbell swaps seats and puts on his guest hat for an incredible episode highlighting his favourite trekking route of all time, France's GR5.

Richard shares how we went from putting in 70 hour work weeks to setting off on this mesmerizing trek with his newlywed wife to explore 750km of epic French alpine scenery. Having previously trekked in the French Alps, this area had long held a special place in his heart, but setting out for 5 weeks to explore it anew with his wife in around 36 days was truly remarkable.

The French section of the GR5 starts in Thonon-les-Baines and goes through some of the most incredible parts of the French Alps, before ending Nice, on the Mediterranean. 

Tune into this episode and find yourself whisked away to the French Alps and it’s cozy mountain refuges, charming mountain villages, and it’s endless peaks and valleys. 

Cycling from Brighton to Budapest with Ryan

Cycling from Brighton to Budapest with Ryan

September 27, 2021

This week we talk with Ryan Meskill, as he embarks on his first long-distance bike tour.  Ryan shares how he picks up his custom touring bike in Brighton, and then rides 1,800km's it to Budapest, camping and enjoying some of the most pleasant cycling in Europe.  

If you've ever wanted to hear what it's like for somebody going on their first big bike tour, this is the podcast for you.

Cycling and wild camping 5,000 km around Europe with Jens

Cycling and wild camping 5,000 km around Europe with Jens

September 20, 2021

On this episode chat with Jens Klitte Mogensen, who cycled and wild camped almost 5,000km across Europe.

Jens flipped the usual model of bike touring on its head, exploring Europe by bike without much of a plan! Most people will tell you, the preparation and planning stage that comes before a bike tour itself can prove more challenging than the actual ride. For Jens, who set out from a small town in Denmark and made his way through Germany, France and Italy, each day was tackled without any expectations or concrete plans, and for him, this was the magic of it all!

Learn more about Jens intrepid 5000km journey through some of Europe’s most stunning landscapes, from vibrant cities to remote mountains. Find out what it’s like to “wild camp” while bike touring in Europe, and learn Jens tips and tricks for doing this successfully. 

 

If you’ve dreamed about an adventure that grants you absolute liberty and freedom over where you go, where you stop, what you do, and even where you sleep each night, you don’t want to miss Jen's story!

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