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Where to go for my next adventure?

Postby roman331 » Wed 21 May, 2014 5:04 pm

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Re: Where to go for my next adventure?

Postby roman331 » Wed 21 May, 2014 5:07 pm

roman331 wrote:Hi all. I am fairly new to hiking and in December 2013 I walked the Milford track with my 14 year old son. (So sad to hear of the death on that track today :( )
We had such a great time, its really whet my appetite for more. I've been looking on the net for advice on destinations but am having trouble deciding on where to go next.
I have a back injury which prevents me from carrying a huge pack day in day out, but I handled the 7 kg pack on the Milford pretty well - which is why at this stage I'll stick to guided walks for now.

So, I was wondering if anyone has any experience and advice on a destination/s that might be suitable.

I would prefer (but not be totally restricted to);

Guided
Cooler to mild climate
5-10 days
not too mountainous (but some is ok)
unusual and adventurous hikes welcome!
A little bit of danger, risk taking also welcome ;)
More keen on international destinations

I was thinking maybe King Ludwig way in Bavaria might be good?
Any advice is appreciated.

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Re: Where to go for my next adventure?

Postby icefest » Wed 21 May, 2014 5:09 pm

The Overland Track would suit you quite fine.


If your main issue is the pack weight, you could consider some more lightweight hiking styles, a base weight of 4.5kg leaves you enough space for a day or two worth of food.
That way you can still do weekend trips.
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Re: Where to go for my next adventure?

Postby wayno » Wed 21 May, 2014 5:09 pm

hollyford, routeburn - ultimatehikes
queen charlotte track - luggage gets ferried between fully catered accommodation, can do unguided...
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Re: Where to go for my next adventure?

Postby GPSGuided » Wed 21 May, 2014 5:49 pm

14 years old boy can start to pick up some weight. Not everything has to be carried by the parent/s.
Just move it!
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Re: Where to go for my next adventure?

Postby Hallu » Wed 21 May, 2014 6:16 pm

In Europe you can try the "hill" countries, such as Slovenia or the Czech Republic. Climate is mild in summer, and it's not as hardcore as the French/Italian/Swiss Alps. In France, I would strongly advice you to do the Cévennes ( http://eng.cevennes-parcnational.fr/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C%C3%A9ven ... ional_Park ). For slightly colder/wetter places, you have Northern Scotland or Norway, Ireland might be good to. I hear there's very good hiking in the Canary Islands, very wild, might be a bit too hot for you I don't know.
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Re: Where to go for my next adventure?

Postby GPSGuided » Wed 21 May, 2014 6:23 pm

Glam camping is taking off around the world and there really are plenty of options out there. All depends on how far and how expensive one cares to go. Lots in the US and Europe as already suggested. Just do a search on "glamping hiking guided".
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Re: Where to go for my next adventure?

Postby roman331 » Thu 22 May, 2014 5:30 am

Thanks for your answers guys :) they are really appreciated.
Oh just so you know 'Gpsguided'' my 14 year old lad carried more than I did by his own will, offered to carry more, and didn't complain once.
Not all young people these days are lazy complaining couch potatoes ;)
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Re: Where to go for my next adventure?

Postby MariaG » Wed 28 May, 2014 8:08 pm

Hi,
Picos de Europa in Spain could be an interesting option, cool weather, wonderful walks and views etc.
http://www.topwalks.net/en/picos_de_europa.htm
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Re: Where to go for my next adventure?

Postby paidal_chalne_vala » Sat 11 Jul, 2015 11:40 pm

Las Alpukharras, the valley network in the Spanish Sierra Nevada would not be too hot in Spring or Autumn. You need to be there in Summer for the 3000 M peaks circuit.
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Re: Where to go for my next adventure?

Postby Onestepmore » Thu 16 Jul, 2015 3:43 pm

Torres del Paine in Chile is good, can use the refugios while on the 'W' section and either use a guide for the Northern section (as we did) or the campsites there have tents already set up you hire (book ahead) Note that it's usually just under 10 deg C midsummer, and expect some snow over John Gardiner Pass, but great fun and very doable with a 14 year old. Hubby wants to rerun with both late teenage minions. It's just expensive getting to Chile full stop
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Re: Where to go for my next adventure?

Postby paidal_chalne_vala » Thu 16 Jul, 2015 7:48 pm

I have started looking at trekking in Turkey in the northern Summer. They have 3000-5000 M + peaks and mountains and the $$ exchange rate is good too.
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Re: Where to go for my next adventure?

Postby horsecat » Fri 17 Jul, 2015 2:00 pm

And don't forget Nepal...they desperately need tourists to go back after the quakes. There's something for all levels over there
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Re: Where to go for my next adventure?

Postby JohnDaly TakeAWalk » Mon 04 Jan, 2016 1:21 pm

We are leading a guided hiking trip to the canyons of South West USA in May. We just have a few spots left to fill and you'll only need to carry a day pack. Check out the itinerary at... www.takeawalk.com.au/TakeAWalkAdventures.htm
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Re: Where to go for my next adventure?

Postby dingelberry » Thu 07 Jan, 2016 3:03 pm

Scotland has plenty of walks with a lot of tour groups that will carry your bags between places . West highland way is the most popular nice easy walk with plenty of views great people too .
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Re: Where to go for my next adventure?

Postby paidal_chalne_vala » Sat 31 Dec, 2016 8:56 pm

This week the idea of trekking in the High Atlas mountains came to me. Morocco is quite stable as destinations go , it has some interesting non trekking attractions too ;-P .I must look into this for 2018. It could be cheap and cheerful to set out from London and back .
Check out this mountain. mmmmm Very tempting !!!.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toubkal
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