Costa Rica Traverse

The trip was an amazing experience. As expected it was physically tough but worth every drop of sweat and mud (no blood fortunately). For me personally, I found the heat hard to adjust to. I expected us to benefit from the shade of the rainforest more than we did and I guess going from a Scottish winter to an equatorial country didn't help. Having said that it didn't detract from my enjoyment, just made it harder work. We were also lucky because all 13 of us got on very well and it was a good mix of people. A special mention has to go to the guides and Danny in particular. I remember when we did the Cycling in the Andes that the guides were good but Danny was excellent. As well as being extraordinarily fit and knowledgeable about adventure stuff he was passionate about Costa Rica, it's environment and future. He had a great sense of humour and as if all that weren't enough he and his team were superb cooks. Although this wasn't everyone's idea of a relaxing holiday I came home envigorated and motivated with stacks of energy - apart from having to negotiate Terminal 5 on it's second day of chaos! I've already been on your website looking for the next potential challenge, if only work didn't get in the way.


J Dunthorne | UK
 

Portugal

Portugal

Self-Guided Holidays and Small Group Adventures Europe:  Portugal

The lush landscape of the north is rich agricultural and viticultural country. The central and southern regions are less green, yet they support olive groves, vineyards, and citrus trees.  In spring they are a sight to behold when the almond blossoms are in full bloom.

The northern and central countryside of Portugal is characterised by rivers, valleys, forests and mountains, with the highest range is the Serra da Estrela, peaking at Torre (1993m). The south is less populated and, apart from the rocky backdrop of the Algarve, much flatter and drier.

Utracks Europe offers a self-guided walking holiday of Portugal's Port wine region.


Featured Adventures

Algarve Coastal Walk

Discover the hidden beaches and breathtaking coastline of the Algarve's unspoiled west coast
 
8 days |
Moderate

The Portuguese Road - Coimbra to Porto

Walk the quieter trails of the Camino Portugués from Coimbra to Porto
 
8 days |
Moderate | Inn to Inn Walking

The Portuguese Road - Lisbon to Coimbra

Walk the spiritually connected Camino Portugués from Lisbon to Coimbra
 
11 days |
Moderate | Inn to Inn Walking

The Portuguese Road - Porto to Tui

Walk the Camino Portugués from Porto to the Spanish border town of Tui
 
8 days |
Moderate | Inn to Inn Walking

Madeira Island Walking

Year round self guided walk following the Levadas and trails through the dramatic and rugged mountain scenery of Madeira
 
8 days |
Moderate
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