Tag: Adventure

Swimrun Adventures

As a Craghoppers ambassador, Al Barnard has a keen sense of adventure. When he’s not piloting Remote Operated Vehicles at sea, Al can be found on mountains, crags or by picturesque Scottish water. This sparked his latest interest, Swimrun events. Discover his story… What is Swimrun? When the conditions on the hills are wild and stormy but you still have the desire to get out the house, explore and expend…

Traversing the Transylvanian Alps

Close encounters with mountain bears, emergency snow holes and permanent sub-zero temperatures; these are just a few of the things involved in a crossing of the Transylvanian Alps in winter. Throughout this blog post, David love (a mountaineer, Expedition Leader, and Survival Instructor at the Bear Grylls Survival Academy) recounts his journey through the Transylvanian Alps.   Preparing for the Expedition Never heard of the Transylvanian Alps? Well, neither had I…

Discovering: Amsterdam

Arriving in Jordaan, Amsterdam Following a lengthy discussion about where to go away on another city break (as an attempt to make the most of the Summer before it ended), we finally landed on the decision to go away to Amsterdam for a few days. Having looked at a few of the different neighbourhoods and districts, we decided to stay in the pretty area of Jordaan - Amsterdam's answer to…

Get Into Gear For Great British Walks

Get Into Gear For Great British Walks Craghoppers has been working hard to bring you an amazing series on walking in Great Britain. We want to open your eyes to the beauty of the UK, and show you the amazing places you can visit. We teamed up with explorer Levison Wood, to bring you a group of articles on walking the world, and now we want to bring it home…

Discovering: Majorca

Arriving in Majorca Majorca has always been a draw for our family - whether it is for its gorgeous beaches, breathtaking landscapes, fabulous restaurants or great weather – it is an island we come back to year after year. For my husband he would argue that it is for the fantastic cycling he can do in the mountains of the island. Every morning can be different, but the Cap de…

Discovering: Italy

Arriving in Tuscany, Italy I recently headed out to Tuscany with my girlfriend, flying to our first stop: Bologna. After picking up the Fiat 500 we took an hours drive to our first of five locations. Only staying for one night, we really enjoyed the Renaissance buildings, leaning towers, especially the Asinelli Tower, which we literally had to climb up, and the food was superb, as was the overall buzz…

Explore Worldwide: Where To Go and What to Pack

Explore Worldwide | Travel Tips on Where To Go and What to Pack Explore, the adventure travel specialist offers an inspiring collection of small group, tailor-made and self-guided trips for all ages, to some of the most fascinating destinations in the world. Wherever your passions lie, whether it’s walking and trekking, cycling, wildlife, culture, a polar voyage, or a family adventure, Explore will take you far beyond the tourist spots…

Brazil Travel Guide: What You Need To Know

Brazil Travel Guide: What You Need To Know Before Landing in Rio Travelling to Brazil this summer? Whether you’re going to be offering support at the Olympics or simply exploring the country’s cinematic landscapes, read our Brazil travel guide below for advice before you set off. And don’t forget to use our handy Brazil packing list so you don’t forget all those essentials, too. Brazil Visa Requirements If you haven’t…

Discovering: Yosemite, California

Arriving in Yosemite, California After 7 gruelling hours of driving through a Helter Skelter of woodland and rocks, we finally arrived at Yosemite National Park, California - and after peeking out of the window to take in the view, the car sickness and fear of driving off the cliffside all became worth it. The closest accommodation we could get to the park itself was a motel situated a 40 minute drive from the…

How To Walk Ben Nevis

The latest Ordnance Survey calculates that our Big Ben is getting even bigger. The most up to date reordered height is at 1,345 metres, a full metre taller than in 1949. As Ben Nevis is a big news topic at the moment we thought that we would put together a How To guide for walking up The Ben. Walking Tips The most popular route to take up the mountain is…