Eden Outdoor Adventures

International

Enjoy walking and travelling abroad? Then why not combine the two with a guided walking holiday? We can help you plan your own adventure to Europe, Iceland and North Africa. Let us take the hassle out of planning your trip and help make the most of your holiday!

Walk through the European Alps and admire the mountains, flora and fauna and learn about the mountain habitat and the people who live there. Use the amazing network of mountain huts each night, often with spectacular views to admire, whilst you relax after a great day’s walking. So why not discover the great mountain regions of France, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Slovenia and Slovakia?

Head to the High Atlas mountains of Morocco and explore the mule trails linking Berber villages, or tackle one of the many amazing peaks to be found there. If you want to stand on North Africa’s highest peak, Jebel Toubkal, then you can walk up its rocky slopes and admire the view across the mountains to the desert beyond.

Why not head to the land of ice and fire? With a landscape still being born, Iceland is a fantastic place to walk. A number of multi day walks are possible through the many National Parks, each offering a wide range of changing scenery and fascinating flora and fauna.

If you enjoy winter walking then why not consider doing a trip to these places to discover what they have to offer in winter? A combination of snow, cold weather, sunshine and blue skies can make them a magical winter wonderland!

Contact us to discuss such trips as:

Tour Du Mont Blanc

Alpine walking haute route Chamonix to Arolla

Alpine walking haute route Arolla to Zermatt

Tour of the Haute Giffre, France

Alpine meadows and mountains, Vanoise National Park, France

Snow shoeing in and around Les Gets, France

High Atlas Adventure, Morocco

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Alpine Walking Haute Route, Part 2, Arolla to Zermatt (12 days)

The classic Alpine walking route taking you through spectacular mountain scenery from Chamonix to Zermatt. This is the second part of the route from Arolla to Zermatt. For those wishing to do the complete trip you can combine parts one and two. For those with limited time the walk can be done in two parts.

Day 1: Travel to Arolla and final preperation for the trip

Day 2: Arolla to La Sage

Day 3: La Sage to Cabane de Moiry

Day 4: Cabane de Moiry to Zinal

Day 5: Zinal to Gruben

Day 6: Gruben to Jungen

Day 7: Jungen to Gasenried

Day 8: Gasenried to Europa Hut

Day 9: Europa Hut to Zermatt

Day 10: Return to UK

Two additional days are available in case of bad weather or for rest days.

Grade:

A route with a reasonable amount of ascent and descent requiring a high level of fitness and some previous summer hill walking experience.

Cost:

Contact us to discuss your trip

 

Optional Extras:

We are able to arrange pick up and drop offs from airports before and after the trip.

 

What is Included:

A qualified International Mountain Leader to guide you during the trip

Accommodation in Gites and mountain huts

All food and some drinks during the trip

Use of safety equipment

 

What is Excluded:

Flights to and from the UK

Airport transfers unless booked in advance as an optional extra

Alcohol

Waterproofs, rucksacks and walking poles can be hired for a small fee

Walking boots suitable for summer walking

Personal clothing - a kit list will be sent to you on booking

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Snow Shoeing in and around Les Gets, France (5 days)

The Haute Savoir is a magical place in the winter. This five day course will be based in Les Gets - an area offering a wide range of snow shoeing trips to suit all abilities. Explore snow covered alpine meadows and forests. Look for signs of wild animals in this snow covered landscape. Visit a mountain café and soak up the view. Some days we may use ski lifts to gain height to get the best snow conditions.

Grade:

A selection of routes is possible to suit a range of abilities, however a reasonable level of fitness is required.

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Cost:

Contact us to discuss your trip

 

What is Included:

A qualified International Mountain Leader to guide you during the trip

Airport transfers from Geneva Airport

Accommodation in a twin/double room in a fully catered chalet

All meals except one evening meal including drinks provided with meals by the chalet.

Transport during the trip including any ski lifts used

Use of snow shoes, ski poles and safety equipment

 

What is Excluded:

Flights to Geneva

Food and drink not provided by the chalet eg, one evening meal and food and drink purchased whilst out snow shoeing

Waterproofs, rucksacks and walking poles can be hired for a small fee

Walking boots suitable for year round walking

Personal clothing - a kit list will be sent to you on booking.

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Tour of the Haute Giffre, France (6 days)

This superb walk enables you to discover this fantastic part of the Haute Savoir Alps. Explore the valleys and discover the history and culture of the area. Walk through the forests and alpine pastures and discover the many interesting plants and animals that are found here. High mountain paths give you magnificent panoramas of the mountains of this area, including Mont Blanc.

Day 1: Starting from the town of Samoens, a picturesque mountain town next to the River Giffre, we walk to the Gite Lac de Gers. The day’s walking is along good tracks through forests and alpine pastures.

Day2: From Lac de Gers we then head to the Refuge at Anterne travelling along high mountain paths with great open views of the mountains of the Haute Giffre.

Day 3: Today we head to the Refuge at Grenairon, another great day out with more spectacular views of the mountains.

Day 4: From the Refuge we start one of the most spectacular walks of the area. We head through alpine pastures and along steep mountain paths and pass through the Cirque de Fer a Cheval. Our day ends at the Refuge at Vogealle.

Day 5: Today is our longest day as we head through the limestone mountains looking for Edelweiss whilst taking in the many panoramas to be had as we head to the Refuge at Bostan.

Day 6: Our last day is through alpine pastures with magnificent views down over the valley and across to Mont Blanc as we head back to Samoens.

Grade:

A route with a reasonable amount of ascent and descent, requiring a good level of fitness and some previous summer hill walking experience.

Cost:

Contact us to discuss your trip.

 

Optional Extras:

We are able to arrange pick up and drop offs from Geneva airport before and after the trip.

 

What is Included:

A qualified International Mountain Leader to guide you during the trip

Transport during the trip

Accommodation in mountain huts including use of sheet sleeping bag.

All meals and food

Use of safety equipment

 

What is Excluded:

Flights

Transport to and from the start of the trip unless booked as an optional extra

Alcoholic drinks

Waterproofs, rucksacks and walking poles can be hired for a small fee

Walking boots suitable for summer walking

Personal clothing - a kit list will be sent to you on booking.

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Alpine Meadows and Mountains, Vanoise National Park, France (6 days)

 

The Vanoise National Park was the first National Park in France. This park offers the mountain walker a fantastic place to explore. With alpine meadows and high mountains with a wide range  of wild flowers, marmots, Ibex and more -  there is a great deal to see. During the course we will undertake a number of fantastic day walks into the mountains as well as an overnight stay in a mountain hut.

 

 

Grade:

Routes with reasonable amounts of ascent and descent, requiring a good level of fitness and some previous summer hill walking experience.

 

Cost:

Contact us to discuss your trip

 

Optional Extras:

We are able to arrange pick up and drop off for participants from Geneva airport before and after the trip.

 

What is Included:

A qualified International Mountain Leader to guide you during the trip

Transport during the trip

Accommodation camping, gite or hotel depending on your budget

One night’s accommodation in a mountain hut including use of sheet sleeping bag.

All meals and food

Use of safety equipment

 

What is Excluded:

Flights

Transport to and from the start of the trip unless booked as an optional extra

Alcoholic drinks

Waterproofs, rucksacks and walking poles can be hired for a small fee

Walking boots suitable for summer walking

Personal clothing - a kit list will be sent to you on booking.

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High Atlas Mountain Adventure, Morocco (12 days)

 

Morocco is a fantastic country to visit. Experience the hustle and bustle of Marrakech’s souks to the mountains of the High Atlas Mountains. Stand on top of Jebel Toubkal, North Africa’s highest peak and then relax on a day’s camel trek along the coast and explore the seaside town of Essaouira.

Possible Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Morocco, where we meet our airport pick-up to take us to our accommodation.

Day 2: After breakfast we travel to the village of Aroumd, in the Atlas Mountains. A short walk takes us to our accommodation.

Day 3: Today we meet our local guide and go on an acclimatisation walk.

Day 4: We meet our mules and then start our walk to Jebel Toubkal base camp. We will camp outside the hut for a better night’s sleep but we will use the huts facilities.

Day 5: An acclimatisation walk takes us to a high mountain pass to allow us the best chance of reaching the summit of Jebel Toubkal tomorrow.

Day 6: An early start up the standard route of Jebel Toubkal will see us on the summit as the sun rises, giving us great views across the Atlas Mountains.

Day 7: Today we meet our mules and return to Aroumd where we can relax and unwind.

Day 8: Travel to Essaouira - an old sea-side town with golden sand and old streets full of shops. Explore the markets before relaxing and watching the sun set over the horizon.

Day 9: We spend the day on a camel trek exploring the local area and coastline, returning to Essaouira for the night.

Day 10: Enjoy the morning in Essaouira before returning to Marrakech in the afternoon. Spend the evening exploring the square and possibly sample one or two of the local dishes.

Day 11: Spend the day shopping and exploring Marrakech on your own. We will have a final evening celebration.

Day 12: Pick up and drop off at airport ready to return home. 

Grade:

A route with a reasonable amount of ascent and descent, requiring a good level of fitness and some previous summer hill walking experience.

Cost:

 

Contact us to discuss your trip.

 

What is Included:

Qualified International Mountain Leader to guide you during the trip

Airport transfers to and from Marrakech

Hotel accommodation in Marrakech

Budgeted meals and drinks in Marrakech

Transport to and from trek

Use of Mules to transport equipment and baggage during trek

Accommodation in hotels and tents during trek

All meals on trek cooked by support staff

Transport to and from Essouira

Hotel accommodation in Essouira

Budgeted meals and drinks in Marrakech

Camel trek in Essouira

 

What is Excluded:

Flights to Marrakech

Food and drink, outside of budgeted meals

Waterproofs, rucksacks and walking poles - these can be hired for a small fee

Walking boots suitable for summer walking

Personal clothing - a kit list will be sent to you on booking

 

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Iceland, Land of Ice and Fire (10 days)

Iceland is a magical place. Known as the land of ice and fire, it offers a variety of landscapes for us to explore during this trip. Iceland's capital Reykjavik is the starting point for our trip.

Day 1: Fly to Reykjavik; spend the night in Reykjavik

Day 2: Travel by bus to Landmanalauger and the start of the trek

Day 3: Trek from Landmanalauger to Hvatinnuskar - trekking through lava flows and snow covered plateaus with steaming vents to a remote mountain hut.

Day 4: Trek from Hvatinnuskar to Hvanngil - trekking across a snow covered plateau before descending down to green valleys with views of old volcanoes. Some river crossing is required today. 

Day 5: Trek from Hvanngil to Botnar-Emstrur - trekking through lava flows and across large cinder fields with some river crossing required. 

Day 6: Trek from Botnar-Emstrur to Porsmork - trekking along the river flood plains with a river crossing before entering the woods en route to Porsmork.

Day 7: Travel by bus back to Reykjavik for a celebration dinner!

Day 8: Return to UK  or

Optional day trip to the Blue Lagoon Spa and/or shopping in Reykjavik

Day 9: Return to UK or

Optional day trip to the Golden Circle to visit Gulfoss waterfall, Pingvellir, Iceland's early parliament meeting place and Geysir

Day 10: Return to UK

Grade:

A route with a reasonable amount of ascent and descent requiring a good level of fitness and some previous summer hill walking experience.

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Cost:

Contact us to discuss your trip.

 

Optional Extras:

For those looking to make the trip a little more comfortable, we can organise for accommodation in mountain huts, rather than camping, for an additional fee.

 

For those wishing to stay in a hotel rather than the YHA, participants can book their own accommodation in Reykjavik.

For those wishing to just undertake the trek, then either return home or continue with their own trip, then this is possible.

Visit to Blue Lagoon.

Golden Circle sight seeing tour.

 

What is Included:

A qualified International Mountain Leader to guide you during the trip

Airport transfers to and from Reykjavik

YHA accommodation in Reykjavik based on twin rooms

Transport to and from Trek

Camp fees

Use of camping equipment

Food and drink on Trek

Use of showers at huts where available

All meals and drinks in Reykjavik within the allocated budget

 

What is Excluded:

Transport to and from Iceland

Food and drink outside the allocated budget

Visit to Blue Lagoon - unless booked as an optional extra

Golden Circle sight seeing tour - unless booked as an optional extra

Waterproofs, rucksacks and walking poles - these can be hired for a small fee

Walking boots suitable for summer walking

Personal clothing - a kit list will be sent to you on booking

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