Hiking can be big climbs or simply lower-impact walks.  Either choice is the best way to see a country and get off the beaten path;  literally. Whatever your interest and ability; from the hardened mountain enthusiast who wants extended high-altitude trekking;  too occasional walkers who prefer alpine footpaths;  there is a trekking trip for you.

Trekking Northern Thailand

image002As you trek through the hills surrounding Chiang Mai, you meet local people who have made their homes on these slopes. These people live quietly and without modern conveniences. A visit to these traditional communities is like travelling back to a simpler time.  After hiking, relax on a bamboo raft and float downriver, watching the locals as you drift past them going about their daily lives.


Hiking the Inca Trail

incaExplore the ruins in the Sacred Valley and learn about the traditional ways of life.  Visit local markets and conquer the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.  Offering an unrivaled combination of history and dramatic scenery, the ancient Inca Trail winds its way from the Urubamba River, across mountain passes and through cloud forests, passing several crumbling fortresses before reaching the lost city of Machu Picchu. It is one of the most popular and best known treks in the region.


Walking in Tuscany

tuscanyTourists visit. Travelers explore. Once you see, smell, feel  and taste northern Tuscany, you’ll want to devour as much of it as possible. Journey into Garfagnana,  one of Italy’s top trekking regions,  offering plenty of exercise for your mind, body, and soul. Over seven days, you’ll be able to hike the unspoiled mountains by day, learn to prepare delicious local cuisine in the evening, and put your feet up at the end of it all and  soak in the simple pleasures of country life.