As the 2023 walking and cycling season has drawn to a close, thoughts start to stir, ‘hum, where to next?’
At Maximum Adventure, we have already thought about that and here are some of our ideas:
You have previously walked the West Highland Way and really enjoyed the vast array of colours and undulation of the scenery, the Scottish hospitality, and the sense of getting away from it all. Where to next? could be the Great Glen Way. It starts in Fort William, the town where the West Highland Way finished, and takes you long the Caledonian Canal, with it’s locks between Lochs all the way to Inverness. It is a walk full of history, science, scenery and ‘Monsters’ – Loch Ness is one of the Lochs incorporated into the canal!!! The walk takes you along the canal tow path, forest trails and roads, with some elevation for the magnificent views, but low-level options for the good ones. Around 74 miles (119km) of 6 and 7 walking day options, as well as highlights and extreme options if time is restricted.
For the seasoned cyclist who has completed the London to Paris trip, your where to next? could be the Paris to Geneva guided trip over 5 days. You start at the Eiffel Tower in Paris, travel through charming French villages, medieval towns, expansive vineyards, and miles of rolling France. As you reach the outskirts of Geneva, you climb the Col de Magnard, enjoying the first sightings of Mont Blanc before finishing at the Jet d’Eau in Geneva. Wow, around 388 miles (625km) of unbelievably exhilarating experience!
Maybe, you are looking for something a bit less energetic but still want a follow on walk – The Northumberland Coastal Path is a great where to next? after Hadrian’s Wall. The walk starts in Cresswell, about half an hour drive north of Wallsend. It is a beautiful, coast hugging walk, taking you through coastal villages, past ancient castles, lots of beaches to explore plus the opportunity to indulge in many of the local seafood delights. Look out for signposts highlighting the St Oswalds Way and the St Cuthbert’s Way – hum, walks for another time. The walk includes a visit across the tidal causeway to the island of Lindisfarne before continuing onto Berwick upon Tweed, to answer the question, ‘Is it a Scottish or an English town?’ 62 miles (100km) of coastal breeze and splendour!
During 2023, we have had a lot of people join our National 3 Peaks Challenge and thoroughly enjoy it. For some it has developed a real taste for climbing adventures and so maybe the where to next? would be our Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge – Guided Ascent, Mont Blanc guided climb or even one of our Kilimanjaro options. These overseas adventures give you the opportunity to visit either the highest mountain in the Alps, Mont Blanc at 4810m (15780ft) with a guide to train you and help you achieve your goal over 6 days, or to climb Africa’s highest mountain at around 4900m (16100ft), again with a guide to escort you safely to the top. These become trips of a lifetime as well as a great opportunity to challenge yourself and raise money for charity, if an extra incentive is needed.
If you are looking for corporate where to next? options, then look no further. As well as our climbing challenges, we can adapt many of our trips to accommodate companies. In 2023 we had a group walk a section of the Cotswold Way in a day with a guide. Depending on where your company is, we could do the same with Hadrian’s Wall, the Jurassic Coast, even the West Highland Way. Our inhouse motto is, ‘Yes, let’s help you plan your next adventure!’
Take a look at our website, drop us an email or give us a call and let us help you find your where to next?