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  • Eating lunch at a beautiful lake.
  • Getting in a tough workout from the outdoors, no gym required.
  • Taking time to relax and explore nature.
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  • Make sure to bring your camera to photograph the diverse wildlife and beautiful scenery you'll see.
  • Check out 50+ tours to be in a group to explore the tours, but at a slower, leisurely pace.
  • Break in your hiking shoes you will be wearing for the trip well beforehand to prevent blisters.
  • Hiking tours vary in the fitness level required and there is a wide variety available to find what's right for you. However, it's always a good idea to start getting in shape beforehand by going on some local hikes or the gym to get your endurance up for your trip.
  • Apply sunscreen before your hike and reapply throughout. You have a better chance of being burnt the higher you go.
  • Research the weather in the area for the time of year you're going. Would you be okay doing the trip if it rains often?
  • Dress in layers, as the weather may change the higher up you go. Even in warmer climates, layers, especially fabrics that breathe well, help with sun exposure.
  • Bring a supportive backpack to carry your gear. Test the backpack out before to make sure it sits comfortably on your shoulders and back and doesn't rub.
  • Stock up on water and snacks to keep you fueled.
  • Check out the activity level and miles covered per day before picking a trip to make sure you will physically be able to handle it.
  • Be flexible. The weather cannot be predicted and your plans for the day may change.
  • Always a good idea to have a small personal first aid pack, though your tour guide will usually be well equipped. You never know if you'll need it for a fall or some other ailment.
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Great walking variety on a small island.

Walking the Island of La Palma

5.0 August 2017 Exodus Travels Recommend: Yes Very enjoyable walking trip in a lovely destination, reasonable accommodation
& food and a good variety of walks.
The caldera rim walk to Roque de Los Muchachos was pretty impressive and most
enjoyable, but the walk in the gorge of the Taburiente river was probably
even better. A shame we missed the Ruta de Los Volcanes due to bad weather!

Jonas Perez - The most informative, helpful, knowledgeable and entertaining
tour leader you will ever meet! He obviously loves his Island and his 'job'
and wants everybody else to share this with his enthusiasm and humour.

The walks are tough without being too hard if you're reasonably fit, but
don't believe the trip notes - days 6 & 7 are not the most challenging, they
are just long but quite simple walks, the most challenging day is day 4
around the caldera rim, thankfully followed by the rest day!

Carry everything with you all of the time - sun hat & cream with waterproofs
& a fleece. The weather constantly changes and can be completely different
on one side of the island to the other.

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Walking the Picos de Europa - Challenging week

Walking the Picos de Europa

5.0 August 2017 Exodus Travels Recommend: Yes This was my first walking holiday and first trip with Exodus. I would highly
recommend it to anyone reasonably fit (Challenging week). Accommodation was
great and food amazing - lots of options for veggies and good selection at
breakfast. All the staff in the hotel are very helpful - for example the
owner, Jim, went out of his way to drop two of us in central Bilbao on the
day of the return flight, instead of having to kill time at the airport.
Other trip members were very sociable and friendly and made it an incredible
week. Our guide, Alvaro, was superb - lots of interesting local knowledge
about the wildlife and region. He also ensured that the walks avoided crowded
times/cloud. The Picos itself is a beautiful region to visit. Day off allowed
a trip to the coast, Llanes, which has good restaurants and lovely beach.
The view of the Narnjo de Bulnes in the valley in the last day, between
Sotres and Tielve.


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Great trip, thoroughly recommended

Walking the Picos de Europa

5.0 August 2017 Exodus Travels Recommend: Yes Exodus for me works on word-of-mouth and recommendations. So mine is, go!

It's a fabulous location with moderate-to-challenging walking, spring flora
and fauna fascinating, and so unexpected: like a slice of Switzerland. Our
guide, Alvaro, is one of the best - Exodus I'm sure should be very sorry to
lose him - but there is such a commitment to quality from the hotel that the
team will always be a good one.

Excellent food, comfortable beds, lashings of hot water... a very homely home
Many, but I guess Alvaro's love for his home and his understanding o the
mountains was pretty inspirational.

Like the previous reviewer, I would definitely do it again! Which, I suppose,
is the highest recommendation..

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I would do it all again...

Walking the Picos de Europa

5.0 August 2017 Exodus Travels Recommend: Yes This holiday was so much more than I expected. More challenging, more fun,
more mountainous! I don't know why but I didn't equate a mountain region with
so much ascending. I am a regular hiker and was surprised to find that I
could walk for up to two hours uphill and still maintain a conversation.
Alvaro the guide was inspiring and motivational, and the group were
encouraging and fun to be with. We really bonded over the tough uphills and
the shared experiences of the magnificent scenery. I was sad to leave the
group at the airport and I think part of me is still in the mountains.
Seeing around ten vultures flying around the top of a mountain - a bird I'd
thought would be ugly, but it's actually quite beautiful. Our group had
experts in flora and fauna who brought the whole thing to life for me. I
learned so much.

Alvaro. What can I say? We all thought he was amazing and were sad to hear
that he's leaving Exodus in August. He will be a great loss to the team. He
was like a sheepdog taking care of his flock, scampering up and down
mountains to make sure we were ok. I can still here him say, "slowly as you
like!" as we ascended yet another dizzying height. He imparted so much
knowledge about the area from history to wildlife and he was just the right
amount of encouraging to all of us, individually.

Don't go before mid-May because you'll have cows wearing cowbells outside
your bedroom window at 1am (lovely as they are). They go up to higher
pastures in mid-May.

Have the G&Ts in the hotel bar - the fishbowl glasses and the measures are

Take your own hairdryer.

A friend has already booked this holiday off the back of my Facebook and
Instagram posts. It's a winner and I would recommend it to anyone who is fit
enough to take it on. It was definitely not 'moderate' in my book - I found
it challenging. I've had to reassess my idea of my own fitness but I ended
the week feeling like a butcher's dog.

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Norway trekking weekend

Norway Trekking Weekend

4.0 August 2017 Exodus Travels Recommend: Yes This is a very enjoyable trip, offering a real challenge, but providing
fantastic rewards. The accommodation is very good, and the transfer to the
hotel from Bergen is very pleasant. The walk to Trolltunga is certainly long,
but is worth the effort.
Undoubtedly the moment when it's your turn to walk out onto Trolltunga.

Hilde was excellent, enthusiastic and supportive. She provided chocolate and
drinks and just the right moments.

The trek to Trolltunga is a very popular walk, and there is only one route
up. So, you will be walking up with a lot of other people going the same way.
This also means that, if you want the iconic photograph on the Trolltunga,
you need to be prepared for a very long wait when you arrive for your turn on
the Trolltunga, where you can get quite cold. We waited for about an hour and
a half on our trip - it is quite lively, with wedding proposals and people
doing handstands, but there's no real avoiding it. It's definitely worth it,
though! It is an incredible place.

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Hiking & Walking Tours Trips & Tour Advice

A hiking tour is one of the most rewarding ways to see a country, both in the physical accomplishment and the fabulous views. Hiking brings you close to the earth, as you wind through natural habitats, feeling the weather and smelling the air. And many options now exist to satisfy even the most cautious traveler.

Choosing a Route

It's important to make sure you look at the tour's activity level before picking the trip. If you're already physically fit and are looking for a challenge, a trip such as Machu Picchu might be a great fit for you. While no hike is going to be 100% comfortable (this isn't sailing through the British Virgin Islands on a luxurious cruise ship!) it is possible to find less intense outings. And not all hikes are up and down. For example, Mt. Cook in New Zealand is a mainly flat hike, though long. A good option for those worried about elevation or wanting to avoid a strenuous hike. If that still sounds like little too much, consider starting out with a walking tour!

What to Pack

The most important thing to have before you start packing is a sturdy backpack that you have tested out before the trip. Walk around with it at home and make sure it sits properly on your shoulders and back. Next, make sure you have a mix of long and short sleeve shirts, as well as shorts and pants. Depending on how long your trip is, a few of each should be enough. You don't want too heavy of a pack that weighs you down. Sunscreen and a collapsible water bottle will be something you can use everyday as well.

How to Dress

The most important things to consider when dressing are the activity level, the weather where you're going, and the time of year you're going there. The hike might start off early in the morning when it's cold, but dress in layers so you can easily peel them off as the day goes on and you warm up. A good waterproof coat will be essential as well. It can easily fold up in your backpack, but will save you from soaking through your clothes should a downpour happen.

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