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Choosing the right trekking challenge for you.

Trekking through a region allows you to truly discover it with all your senses. It gives you access to unspoilt natural landscapes, and communities where the culture adds an unforgettable dimension to your experiences. At walking pace we can savour the ever-changing views, spot enchanting wildlife, and appreciate the local way of life as we share trails with the people who live in these beautiful, often wild, environments.

Our treks vary from short walks in the great British outdoors to epic mountain treks all over the globe, and take in a huge amount of variety along the way. From vast golden desert and verdant rainforest to deep canyons, lush hills, dense green forests, dazzling lakes, spectacular coastline – every trek has inspiring views that motivate the weariest legs to keep going.

Trekking also allows us to walk in the footsteps of others, and the history and culture adds a fascinating, and often humbling dimension. From early explorers and pioneers, blazing trails through the mountains, or refugees of World War Two escaping over the Pyrenees, to the Incan roads of the Peruvian Andes, or the phenomenal monument that is the Great Wall of China … it’s often hard to separate a trail from its history.

There is no greater achievement than standing at the summit of a hill or mountain, but it’s the trekking as a whole that makes us come back for more. And all you need is a sense of adventure and a good amount of perseverance. No technical experience, no specialist kit. It’s hard at times – relentless heat, aching muscles – but it’s as simple as putting one foot in front of another, and believing in yourself.

Yellow Graded Challenges

Our yellow-graded challenges are ideal for those who want moderate distances and non-technical terrain. You could follow in the footsteps of dinosaurs on the Jurassic Coast, explore rugged cliffs or take on the mighty Snowdon (Yr Wyddda) by moonlight.

If you’ve got a few more days in hand, why not make Europe your playground? Gaze upon the wonderous Northern Lights in Iceland, take to the sand dunes of the famous Sahara Desert or explore the lesser-known Istria Peninsula in Croatia.

Travel even further afield and you could join one of most popular destinations, trekking the Great Wall of China. Stay in Asia and meet the friendly locals in a remote northern region of Vietnam, or explore the ancient complex of Cambodia’s Temples of Angkor.

Orange Graded Challenges

Increasing the challenge level and the terrain gets hillier, the distances get longer and the days get tougher.

In the UK you can take on Yorkshire’s 3 Peaks, or if you’ve got a long weekend and want to travel further, visit 3 countries in 3 days on the Tour du Mont Blanc.

Our 10-12 days treks will take you to the far-flung corners of India, ColombiaJordan or Costa Rica – all present their own unique challenges and with a huge variety in landscapes ranging from deserts and jungles, mountains and foothills, we can guarantee you’ll find somewhere to put on the ‘to-do list!’

Red Graded Trips

Our red-graded treks take the challenge level up another notch – you’ll experience long, hard days, often incorporating the additional challenge of trekking at altitude. It’s likely you’ll be camping, so a lack of home comforts might really push you to your limits, but it is all part of the experience!

This category hosts 3 of the most popular treks that we run, with multiple departures each year – witness the majestic Machu Picchu on the famous Inca Trail, reach the summit of the iconic Mount Kilimanjaro, or trek through breathtakingly beautiful scenery to reach Everest Base Camp and wonder in awe at the highest point on our Earth. 

Choose your trekking challenge

Get a flavour of a DA challenge when you check out our videos. Prepare to be inspired…



If you simply can’t decide, get in touch – we’d love to help by talking to you about your motivations and experience to help you narrow it down and pick the best challenge for you.