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
 

Italy

Italy

Utracks - Self Guided and Small Group Adventures :  Italy

From the colourful meadows of Tuscany to the rocky and dramatic coastline of Italy's south, this is a country that offers diversity on a plate.

Mountains feature prominently in Italy's topography. Italy's backbone is formed by the Apennines, from Genoa right down to Sicily. The Po River Valley in the country's northeast forms the largest lowland area. Italy is home to three active volcanoes - Stromboli in the Aeolian Islands, Vesuvius near Naples and Etna on Sicily.

Beauty simply abounds in Italy...


Featured Adventures

Alpine Introduction Course & Gran Paradiso Climb

Alpine introduction course to gain a basic climbing foundation on snow, ice and rock in the Mont Blanc range before attemping Gran Paradiso (4061m)
7 days |

Mont Blanc by Bike

A technical mountain bike ride around Mont Blanc
8 days |

Wild Women on Top Alps to the Mediterranean

An inspiring trip showcasing the diversity of Northern Italy from the alpine heights of the Gran Paradiso to the colourful fishing villages of the Cinque Terre
 
14 days |
Moderate to Challenging

Amalfi Coast Walk and Cruise

Cruise and explore historic Pompeii, the rugged island of Capri, and the spectacular Amalfi Coast
 
8 days |
Introductory to Moderate | Cruising

Amalfi Explorer

A walking trip to explore Pompeii, Herculaneum, Mt Vesuvius, the island of Capri and the stunning Amalfi Coast
 
8 days |
Moderate | Family Adventures | Inn to Inn Walking

Ancient Venetian Empire by Bike

Cycle the Adriatic coast from Venice through Slovenia to Croatia
 
8 days |
Introductory to Moderate | Cycling | Family Adventures

Assisi to Orvieto

Discover medieval hill top towns, olive groves and rustic farm houses on foot
 
7 days |
Introductory to Moderate | Inn to Inn Walking

Backroads to Venice

Cycle the quiet paths and backroads to the canal city of Venice via Shakespeare's Verona
 
8 days |
Moderate | Cycling

Backroads to Venice - Guided Cycle

Cycle the quiet paths and backroads to the canal city of Venice via Shakespeare's Verona
 
8 days |
Moderate | Cycling

Bolzano to Mantova pre tour

Cycle the backroads from Bolzano to Mantova before joining the Veneto Bike & Boat
 
4 days |
Introductory to Moderate | Cycling | Family Adventures
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The Weather in Italy

Italy is at its best in spring (April-May) and autumn (October-November). During these seasons, the scenery is beautiful, the temperatures are pleasant and there are relatively few crowds.

 

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