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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

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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: An Adventure Travellers Paradise

Colombia: An Adventure Travellers Paradise

October 25, 2021

Colombia is an exotic destination that bodes epic adventure travel possibilities.From the beaches of the Caribbean to the mighty Colombian Andes and the jungles of the Amazon -- Colombia has it all!  Get inspired as we learn about the country's most spectacular hiking opportunities like the tropical hike to the Lost City, and trekking in Los Nevados and El Cocuy National Parks. On this episode we find out what all the buzz about travel to Colombia is about. e 

Tune in as 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. 

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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. 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, Santa Cruz and Huayhuash. Find out what goes into preparing for these types of high adrenaline adventures from acclimatization plans, transporting gear, and best times to travel. 

Tune in as our guest Christian Valencia, owner of Juarez based adventure tour operator Go2Andes, shares his expertise on these two incredible mountain ranges and the most epic  main treks they offer.. 

Check out a full list of Go2Andes incredible trekking tours on 10Adventures.

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Cycle Touring Europe During a Global Pandemic

Cycle Touring Europe During a Global Pandemic

October 11, 2021

Are you curious about what it’s like to travel in Europe, let alone cycle-tour during a global pandemic? Well we are, and on this episode, we catch up with  co-host Karin, who is currently enjoying a grand biking tour in Europe. Jumping in the saddle in Nantes, 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. 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 Portugues Way. 

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The GR5: Trekking from the Alps to the Mediterranean

The GR5: Trekking from the Alps to the Mediterranean

October 4, 2021

Curious about France’s GR5 and want to learn more about the trek from Thonon-Les-Baines to Nice? Tune into this episode and find yourself whisked away to the French Alps and it’s cozy mountain refuges, charming villages, and it’s endless peaks and valleys along Europe’s GR5. 

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, the 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 some 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 7 weeks to explore it anew with his wife in around 36 days was truly remarkable.

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Cycle Touring from Brighton to Budapest with Ryan

Cycle Touring from Brighton to Budapest with Ryan

September 27, 2021

Curious about what it takes to complete a long distance cycle tour? Tune in to this week’s episode as our hosts talk with Ryan Meskill, who narrates  his first long-distance bike tour.  Learn more about the preparation needed when bike-packing and camping throughout Europe. Ryan shares how he picked up his custom touring bike in Brighton, and then rode 1,800km's to Budapest, camping and enjoying some of the most pleasant cycling routes in Europe.

If you've ever wanted to hear what it's like embarking on a first big bike touring adventure, then this is the podcast for you.

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Cycle Touring and wild camping 5,000 km around Europe with Jens

Cycle Touring and wild camping 5,000 km around Europe with Jens

September 20, 2021

If you have ever considered tackling a bike touring adventure then you will want to tune in to this week’s episode! Get inspired as we learn more about the experience cycling European countries and wild camping along the way. On this episode we chat with Jens Kittle who flipped the usual model of bike touring on its head, exploring Europe by bike without much of a plan! Learn more about Jens' intrepid 5000km journey through some of Europe’s most stunning landscapes, from vibrant cities to remote mountains

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!

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How to Protect the Great Outdoors with Jim Kern

How to Protect the Great Outdoors with Jim Kern

September 13, 2021

Now more than ever do we need to safeguard the great outdoors and national scenic trails that we, like so many other adventures, love exploring. The Florida Trail, Pacific Crest Trail, and Appalachian Trail, and so many other National Scenic Trails need to be protected. On this episode, we’re excited to bring you the dynamic life story of a very special guest and a legendary figure in the Great Outdoors, Jim Kern. 

Tune in as we dive into the world of the Outdoor Industry as Jim shares another quest of his with us, which is to complete several national scenic trails in the US. We learn about the importance of the outdoors and how it generates enormous wealth for small local businesses, enabling the restoration of small-town economies.

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Jim takes us back to his roots in small-town New Jersey and shares with us what lit his fire, leading him to pursue a lifetime of adventure and his quest to make this same privilege accessible to all.As the founder of the Florida Trail, co-founder of the American hiking society, and president of Big City Mountaineers, Jim has led an awe-inspiring life and career that has gone far beyond the scope of just his own adventures, helping at-risk youth by introducing them to the outdoors and inspiring real change.

This is an episode you don’t want to miss! For more info on Jim Kern and his projects, check out his website, the Florida Trail Association, the American Hiking Society, and the Big City Mountaineers Program. If you wish to support Jim Kern’s venture in safeguarding the outdoors, consider signing his petition.  

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Encouraging your Children’s Love of the Outdoors: Tips and Tricks

Encouraging your Children’s Love of the Outdoors: Tips and Tricks

September 6, 2021

Ever wondered how to get your children out into the outdoors and away from their screens? If you are seeking answers about what it takes to get your kids excited about hiking, then you will want to tune in as 10Adventures founder Richard and co-host Karin share what they’ve learned. Both speaking from a wealth of experience, Richard shares about his first “real” backpacking trip into the great outdoors with his family of 5, with his youngest being just 6 years old. 

On this special episode our hosts reveal all the tips, tricks, and support you need to start living an adventurous life outdoors with your kids, from the youngest to the oldest! Find out how all of this can enhance your family’s relationships, create lifelong memories, and bring your family closer together than ever before.

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