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Italy’s Iconic Treks

Your guide to the best of the boot on foot...

Italy is one of our most popular destinations for walkers looking for something special, because in this beautiful country, ‘something special’ waits for you round every corner.

Boasting stunning coastline, fiery volcanoes, ancient towns and a wealth of mouth-watering produce celebrated the world over, every day and every trip offers something new.

Trending Now: Winter Sun Escapes

Sri Lanka's world-famous beaches

Some like it hot, and if you’re already missing the summer sun, then you’re not alone…

There’s nothing quite like knowing you’ve got a holiday to look forward to. As the British skies start to take on a gloomy tinge, the promise of having a week or two of woolly-jumper-free sunshine coming up can be the guiding light to get you through the shortening daylight hours. With the autumn equinox – the day when the days start getting shorter and the nights closing in sooner – long gone, more and more of us are wondering where we'd rather be.

Carried Away: Peru Porter Project

What happens when one Irishman takes on the Inca Trail – as a porter?!

In 2016, Jarlath McHale took on Peru’s most famous trek, the Inca Trail. In 2017, he went back to complete the same four day route – but this time as one of the porters who so inspired him first time round.

The porters are the backbone of the Inca Trail, the local men who are employed to ensure the trekkers’ luggage makes it to camp every day. Without them, many of the tourists who undertake the trail every year, wouldn’t make it.

Meet Your Leader: Marinella Bozzetti, Cycling Leader in Italy

Marinella Bozzetti

Despite having lived in Puglia her entire life, native Marinella Bozzetti still discovers new things about her homeland every time she leads an Exodus group. This is due, almost exclusively, to the amazed observations of those that she so passionately guides…

“Sharing experiences with people is what I enjoy most about my job,” Marinella says. “What really like is when something that’s very usual to me surprises people. It means I look at it with new eyes and that I don’t take any of it for granted.”

Trending Now: Cultural immersion... with a twist!

Cycling through the markets, Vietnam

Staying active whilst you travel shouldn’t mean forfeiting the chance to engage in local culture – in fact, it often means getting much closer…

Turns out, you can have the best of both worlds. Blending cultural discovery and a love of the great outdoors is easier than you think – and it’s a winning formula for travellers who want to stay active and still get under the skin of a fascinating new destination. This is cultural immersion with an active twist.

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