Adventure here this year
With flexible booking conditions, an array of exciting challenges and all whilst supporting small local businesses, planning your home-grown adventure couldn’t be easier!
This summer why not get amidst the spectacular landscapes closer to home? Some of the world’s most breath-taking sceneries are right here on your doorstep, whether you’re hiking across rugged mountains or impressive coastlines, cycling the length of Wales or the breadth of England, or kayaking across glacial formed lakes, the UK is is host to incredibly diverse environments.
As a small adventure travel operator based in Snowdonia, we specialise in local unique adventures and pride ourselves in supporting other small businesses across the UK. Whether it’s the delicious flapjacks in our homemade lunch packs, staying in locally owned accommodation to employing local leaders and crew. There’s so many fab small businesses out there and by booking with us you’re not only supporting our family business and experiencing epic trips, but you’re helping other small business dreams, livelihoods and families. That’s a lot of smiles to be shared.
So grab your boots & backpacks and join us for a homegrown adventure with updated safety policies and full refunds if your trip is unable to run. So what are you waiting for, your adventure is only a click away. And here’s some ideas to get your adventure plans spinning….
Explore on two wheels
Top to Tail Wales Cycling Challenge
This tough two-wheeled journey traverses mountainous landscapes and idyllic Welsh countryside as you cycle north to south Wales through the Brecon Beacons and Snowdonia covering 195 miles in 3 days. Click here for more info.
Coast to Coast Cycling Challenge
Starting from the coast of West Cumbria at Whitehaven, this challenging route covers 145 miles in just 2 days. With some steep climbs and sweeping descents your two-wheeled journey crosses the northern edge of the Lake District, the Pennines and follows ancient sections of Hadrian’s Wall before descending to the beautiful coastline of Whitley Bay. Click here for more info.
Venture into the mountains
Welsh 15 Peaks Challenge
Are you up for conquering one of the toughest mountain treks in the UK? Take on the 15 highest peaks with 4000 metres of ascent and 26 miles covered in 3 big mountain days! Standing on the peaks of Snowdonia’s finest mountains, including Snowdon, Tryfan, Glyderau and the Carneddau, is an experience that will stay with you for many years to come. Click here for more info.
Snowdon by Night Trek
Tackle the highest mountain in England and Wales under a starry night sky. Trekking Snowdon at 1,085 metres during the daylight forms a great challenge, but by using your head torch with the moon as your back drop, reaching the summit brings an immense sense of achievement to such an iconic feat. Seeing the sunrise across a panoramic mountainous landscape will be a memory to cherish for a lifetime! Click here for more info.
Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge
Grab your boots and conquer the 3 highest peaks in Yorkshire, Pen-y-Ghent (694m), Whernside (736m) and Ingleborough (723m). The 24 mile circular route takes you through the distinctive landscapes of high heather moorland, stepped skylines and flat-topped hills, punctuated by scenic stone walled farms and windswept trails. See if you can tackle this iconic challenge in under 12 hours to earn your traditional Y3P stamp of completion. Click here for more info.
National 3 Peaks Challenge
One of the most iconic trekking events in the UK, conquering the highest mountains in Scotland, England and Wales within 24 hours. We’ve got different accommodation packages available and if you have your own group of 9 or more trekkers, we can tailor a 3 Peaks for you in 24, 48 or 72 hour trips. Click here for more info.
Homegrown adventures created by Chief Ewe, Jim
Adventure Photography Workshop with Jacob Little
Before you head off on your long awaited adventure, why not learn the skills to tell your adventure story through inspiring photography? Here’s your chance to learn the craft of weaving narrative images captured during a great weekend of adventure in Snowdonia. Join professional editorial photographer, journalist and writer Jacob Little as he hosts a weekend workshop of storytelling photography and editing amidst the dramatic mountains and coastlines of North Wales. Click here for more info.
The Snowdonia Crossing
A brand spanking new trip! Traverse the entire length of Snowdonia National Park in 3 days under your own steam (or rent an e-bike to help climb ‘hurty hill’)! Experience a full multi-sport crossing from coast to coast across some of the remotest sections of Snowdonia. Heading off the beaten track by bike, boots and boats you’ll tackle ancient drover trails, forest tracks, mountain ascents, secluded lakes and sweeping rivers plus still get the chance to summit Snowdon itself. Click here for more info.
This is our flagship adventure series carefully curated by Jim! Bike, hike and kayak some of the most spectacular landscapes in the UK and experience the huge sense of achievement with completing these incredible journey’s under your own steam.
- Snowdon Triple Challenge – 1 day adventure including sumitting Snowdon,
- The Lake District Triple Challenge – 1 day adventure including sumitting the Old Man of Coniston
- Ben Nevis & Great Glen Way Triple Challenge – 2 day coast to coast journey from Lochness to Ben Nevis
Tailor made journeys
If you want to travel with your own private group, whether it be on one of our existing itineraries or you wish to create your own, get in touch with us to chat about how we can tailor make an adventure for you. Whatever your outdoor pursuit might be, we’re here to help design your perfect adventure. Simply get in touch with Jim or Sue at email@example.com and let’s create something special for your flock.
Adventures to make a difference
Rethink Mental Illness Snowdon Triple Challenge – 16th to 17th July 2021
Bike it! Hike it! Paddle it! Discover the rugged landscapes in the heart of Snowdonia with this one day cycling, trekking and kayaking adventure. Be quick to take advantage of the discounted registration fee of £55 per person and your fundraising will help provide a better life for people with mental illness. Click here for more info.
The May 50K for Mental Health UK now on 2nd – 3rd July 2021
Be part of the very first May 50K for Mental Health UK and trek an impressive 50km along the spectacular Jurassic Coast. Registration fee is £75 per person and your fundraising will support people affected by mental health problems including friends, family and carers. Click here for more info.
UK & Ireland 5 Peaks + 1 Challenge – 15th to 20th September for the Firefighters Charity
Only 2 places remaining on this epic 6-day mountain adventure. For a limited time only, we’re happy to extend an invitation to you to climb the 5 highest peaks in the UK + Moel Siabod in Wales to reach the inspiring height of Mt Kilimanjaro at 5895m in support of the Firefighters Charity. Click here for more info.
Get planning your 2022 overseas adventure
After a year of being grounded and riding the tumultuous wave of COVID-19, now’s a great opportunity to start planning your overseas great escape for 2022 or beyond. We’re so excited to start travelling again and we hope you’ll jump aboard for a new exciting adventure or two, with new friends, new experiences, new landscapes and all with a big sense of purpose…..
Explore Colombia and The Lost City
Following an in-depth research trip to Colombia, we’re thrilled to present our carefully crafted unique itinerary in a sustainable and meaningful manner showcasing the highlights and history of this fascinating country. You’ll journey through diverse landscapes & towns and encounter some remarkable Colombian people, traditions and communities including the very special Kogi people of the Sierra Nevada.
Iceland Winter Hiking Expedition
Having only recently launched this trip, we’re delighted to already have bookings for February 2022 departure. It’s the perfect time to explore the dramatic landscapes of Iceland. In the winter months, this small island nation is transformed into a majestic world of lava fields & volcanoes blanketed in snow, waterfalls flowing amid shimmering ice, and night skies painted with the immense colours of the northern lights.
Be quick to join us on this wintery exploration as the group size is capped at 13 people. No previous snowshoeing or pulka pulling (sleigh) experience is necessary.
Slovenia Multi Activity
From the soaring peaks of the Julian Alps to the sparkling blue-green lake of Bohinj, this is the ultimate setting for an incredible adventure by bike, boots & boat. Hike to the summit of the highest peak in Slovenia, Mt Triglav, bike the scenic green trails of Bohinj Valley and kayak the crystal-clear emerald glacial Lake Bohinj and paddle down the Sava Bohinjka River. This new and exclusive adventure is the perfect way to experience this fantastic green country. Or if you’re short on time, there’s always conquering the summit of Triglav in 3 days. The perfect weekend great escape.
Patagonia Glacier & Ice Cap Trek
If you’ve ever dreamt of heading south to the vast, pristine and renowned landscapes in South America, then join us in March 2022 as we head back to Patagonia. Following years of guiding in South America, Jim’s carefully curated itinerary ensures you will experience the pure ruggedness of Patagonia and so much more. This backdrop sets the greatest stage for one of the greatest bucket list adventures.
We hope this has inspired your travel plans for a Great British escape. With Adventurous Ewe, you can book with confidence and travel with excitement. We’ve made booking trips as flexible, safe and as simple as possible. Plus you can opt to pay in monthly instalments with no extra charges so you can get out there and live your dream.
We may only be a small company in the realm of tourism, but we’ve got a huge heart to share meaningful, safe and fun experiences.
Take care, happy adventure planning and make the most of your great escape whether it’s this year or next!
Jim, Sue & Moshi-dog