The top adventure challenges for 2022 - BookitList

The top adventure challenges for 2022

It's that time of year when many of us are looking ahead and planning our trips for the coming 12 months. Maybe you'll check your bucket list and decide what to cross off next, or perhaps you're in need of some inspiration?

Thankfully, for adventure lovers in search of an action-packed excursion, there are a wealth of amazing tours to choose destinations right across the globe! Hiking, wild swimming, cycling and much more, whatever you fancy you'll find something to fit your needs. Read on to discover the top adventure challenges for 2022!

Everest Base Camp Trek - 15 Days

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It might not match the achievement of reaching the peak of the world's highest mountain, but when it comes to adventure challenges, this one is hard to beat!

Follow in the footsteps of history's greatest hikers and adventurers as you set out on this trek of a lifetime to Everest base camp. Cross glaciers, and rugged plains, pass through Sherpa villages, scenic forests and breathtaking valleys and navigate lofty mountain passes, to reach the 5600-metre high Base Camp where you will watch the sunrise over Everest's soaring peak.

Price - £970 pp

Self-Powered 100 KM Adventure in Greenland

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The largest and most sparsely-populated island on earth, Greenland is a beautiful and fascinating place, home to wild and beautiful landscapes peppered with hulking glaciers, giant fjords and picturesque villages.

Discover the untamed beauty of this magical, arctic island, on this self-powered adventure, kayak through icy Fjords, around alabaster icebergs; forage for delicious delicacies, and spot rare wildlife including whales and seals; hike across a glacier and cosy up in your warm tent under the star-filled skies!

Price - £2,411 pp

John O'Groats to Land's End Cycle

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Perhaps the UK's most iconic challenge, navigating the entire length of mainland Britain, is an epic but demanding journey, that encompasses some 1000 miles, and all of the stunning scenery the country has to offer!

Beginning in John O' Groats at Scotland's northern tip, this epic, 13-day cycle challenge will take you through the dramatic landscapes of the Scottish Highlands; the scenic Lake District and rugged Pennines; along greenways and country lanes, through the postcard-perfect villages and undulating hills of the Cotswolds; along the beautiful Cornish coastline to your destination at England's southernmost tip.

Price - £1,697 pp

Hike and Wild Swim Madeira's Atlantic Coastline

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Looking for a hiking holiday with a twist? This Madeiran adventure might just be the perfect fit.

Explore the rugged landscapes of this remote Portuguese archipelago on foot, and in between, swim in its wildlife-rich, Atlantic waters. Hike through stunning nature reserves and biodiverse forests; along awe-inspiring clifftop trails and mountain paths and explore the crystalline coastal waters where you might just encounter dolphins, turtles and even whales!

Price - £1,371 pp

Dana to Petra Trek

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One of the New Seven Wonders of the World and a UNESCO World Heritage site, Jordan's ancient rock-hewn city of Petra is truly extraordinary, a complex of dwellings, temples, and tombs carved into rose-coloured, sandstone cliffs in Jordan's eponymous desert. Believed to date back to the fourth century B.C, the city was once the capital of the Nabatean Kingdom, though, after a series of major earthquakes, it lay abandoned and undiscovered for centuries.

Following nomadic trails through desert, rugged plains and ancient ruins sleeping under the star-filled skies along the way, you'll make the incredible journey to the 'Rose-Red City' to discover its ancient and fascinating beauty and mystique for yourself!

Price - £1,147 pp

Biking Cuba

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Few countries on earth possess the character of Cuba. Nicknamed the 'Pearl of the Antilles', due to its remarkable natural beauty, its beguiling blend of old-world grandeur, picturesque scenery, diverse cultural makeup make it a destination quite like no other.

What better way to experience the enigmatic spirit of this tantalising isle than by bicycle? This 8-day tour will take you through some of its most beautiful areas, including, the Garden Province of Pinar del Río, the stunning Ancón peninsula coastline, and of course, the vibrant capital, Havana.

Price - £734 pp

7 day Kilimanjaro climb

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A once-in-a-lifetime experience, scaling Africa's tallest mountain (and the tallest freestanding mountain on earth!) is not for the faint-hearted. Still, thanks to its good quality trails, and excellent local guides, you don't have to be a highly trained and experienced mountaineer to achieve it!

Over the course of the 7 days you'll trek through lush rainforests, otherworldly moorland, dotted with colourful flowers and giant groundsels; along mountain trails and plateaus where you'll enjoy breathtaking panoramic vistas of the Tanzanian landscapes, before finally, you reach the summit, and experience a magical moment that you'll never forget.

Price - £1,497 pp

24 Hour Welsh 3000s Challenge

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One of the UK's best-loved adventure challenges, The Welsh 3000s involves scaling all of Wales' 15 tallest mountains in just one day, all of which are (you guessed it!) 3000 ft or higher.

With over 2000m of ascent; plenty of steep inclines, and challenging, rugged terrain, this ambitious undertaking certainly won't be easy, but the panoramic views you'll enjoy throughout, and the incredible euphoria you'll experience when you reach the final peak will certainly make it worthwhile!

Price - £177 pp

5 Day Inca Trail trek

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Machu Pichu is, without doubt, one of the most breathtaking and alluring landmarks on earth, a mysterious ancient citadel, steeped in myth and legend, poised at the pinnacle of one of the world's most iconic treks.

Starting in the historic Peruvian city of Cusco, you'll navigate rugged trails through dramatic Andean landscapes, traversing picturesque forests rich in flora and fauna, past cascading waterfalls. Along the route, you'll take in panoramic vistas of verdant plateaus, soaring peaks and majestic valleys, dotted with the ancient ruins of once-great civilisations.

A bucket list favourite that never fails to take your breath away, this incredible adventure is a must. Why not make 2022 the year you tick it off your list?

Price - £925 pp

24 Hours 3 Peaks Challenge

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Complete one of the UK's most iconic and toughest challenges by conquering the tallest mountains in England, Scotland and Wales in just 24 hours!

A combined ascent of more than 10,000 ft, this challenge isn't for the timid, but spurred on by other like-minded souls, and plenty of stunning, panoramic views, you'll manage the seemingly impossible task of scaling Snowdon, Scafell Pike, and Ben Nevis in a single day!

Price - £347 pp

Corsica: Mountain Trails to the Sea

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Set halfway between France and Italy in the azure waters of the Mediterranean, the beautiful French island of Corsica is characterised by majestic untamed landscapes.

Discover the distinct culture, cuisine and history of this unique island, and immerse yourself in its spectacular natural beauty on this 8-day walking tour. Traverse mountain trails, through river gorges, past natural pools, scenic lakes and waterfalls, and explore UNESCO-World heritage accredited Calanches de Piana national park, before ending your journey in the postcard-perfect coastal capital, Ajaccio.

Price - £930 pp

Hike, Raft, and Explore Bosnia and Montonegro

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Discover the incredible natural beauty of two of Europe's lesser-visited destinations on this unique, multi-activity adventure.

Scale the highest peaks of each country and raft the longest canyon in all of Europe; explore two stunning national parks and experience the warm hospitality and fascinating culture of the local people. Exhilarating, relaxing, and awe-inspiring at different points, this one-of-a-kind trip will satisfy nature lovers and thrill-seekers alike, and no doubt make you want to return!

Price - £849 pp

Walk the Jurassic Coast

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It might not quite be the 'Inca Trail', but if you're looking for a walking challenge a little closer to home, England's Jurassic Coast boasts some impressive natural beauty in its own right!

Traverse coastal paths, along sweeping cliffs and scenic beaches; marvel at spectacular rock formations and panoramic vistas of the Atlantic Ocean as you bear witness to 185 million years of geological history, and drink in the breathtaking beauty of this UNESCO World Heritage site.

Price - £597 pp

Kayak, Hike and Tree Camp the Hidden Rainforests of Costa Rica

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At the forefront of eco and adventure tourism thanks to its well-conserved biodiversity, Costa Rica is a captivating natural paradise, a colourful mosaic of scenic valleys, striking volcanoes, stunning coastlines and luscious forests, filled to the brim with all manner of flora and fauna.

Discover the essence of this Central American oasis on this six-day tour. Journey deep into untouched rainforests in one of the country's remotest corners, where you'll encounter all manner of flora and fascinating wildlife; swim beneath picturesque waterfalls; kayak and snorkel in azure coastal waters, teeming with coral and colourful marine life, and fall asleep to the tranquil lullabies of the jungle in your tent suspended among the trees.

Price - £1,446 pp

Hiking Southern Spain: Authentic Andalusia

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There are few more stunning parts of Europe than the rugged interior of Spain's Andalusia, an area of dramatic natural beauty, home to soaring mountains, rugged hills and valleys, dotted with orchards, vineyards, pine forests and charming, whitewashed villages.

Discover the best of this picturesque region on this 6-day hiking adventure; navigate mountain trails, through postcard-perfect scenery backed by panoramic coastal vistas; spend two nights in a cave hotel in spectacular Guadix, enjoy a wine tasting in Competa and much more.

Price - £509 pp

Coast to Coast Cycle

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A slightly shorter and easier alternative to the John O' Groats - Land's End iteration, but a memorable experience in its own right, this 4-day challenge involves crossing the full breadth of northern England by pedal power alone!

Setting off on your Premium Hybrid Bike (included in the tour price) you'll traverse winding country lanes, mountain passes and disused railway lines, through forest, valley and moorland. Starting on the Cumbrian Coastline and finishing on the edge of the North Sea, along the way you'll enjoy the majestic beauty of some of England's most captivating landscapes and moments of joy, humour and euphoria with like-minded souls!

Price - £597 pp

Trans Mongolian Adventure

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A railway journey of truly epic proportions, this 16 day Trans Mongolian Adventure, will immerse you in the culture, history and immense natural beauty of China, Russia and remote Mongolia.

Travelling from Moscow to Beijing, you'll marvel at ancient palaces monasteries and historic landmarks (including the breathtaking Great Wall of China); explore beautiful national parks, sample local delicacies, and try local activities, whilst experiencing an iconic railway adventure quite like no other!

Price - £1,724 pp

Workout Away: Mykynos Greece

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One for the fitness fanatics, this five-night trip will challenge and reinvigorate you in equal measure! Head to the beautiful Greek isle of Mykonos for an action-packed involving everything from HIIT workouts, to sunrise and sunset yoga sessions, circuits, and bike rides around the island's paradisical landscapes.

Plus, with five-star accommodation near Mykynos' picturesque old town, complete with a stunning infinity pool, a spa, and a special menu of nutritious and delicious delights, you're sure to come away feeling relaxed, revived and ready for anything!

Price - From £1,699 pp

Adventure Cycling in Namibia

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The desert-carpeted land of Namibia might not be the most obvious place for a cycling adventure, but this often-overlooked destination is one of the most uniquely beautiful in all of Africa.

Set out on an adventure across the vast expanse of the Namib desert, and watch the sunrise over the largest sand dunes on earth; cycle along the ominously-named 'Skeleton Coast' and look out for lions, elephants and rhinos whilst on safari; witness thousands of Cape Fur Seals and other marine life in their natural habitat: this 6-day cycle adventure is truly memorable!

Price - £1,256 pp

4 Day Laugavegur Trek

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One of the world's most beautiful hiking trails, where a new, awe-inspiring scene is around every corner, the Laugavegur Trail stretches for some 55KM across the Highlands of southern Iceland, through some of the most incredible scenery the island has to offer.

Colourful mountains and geothermal springs, rugged deserts, charcoal-hued lava fields, lush canyons, glaciers, and volcanic peaks, discover the awe-inspiring natural beauty of the scenery that is said to be the inspiration behind J.R.R Tolkien's Middle Earth, and make some incredible memories that will last forever!

Price - £1,097 pp


Follow the 'Inca Trail' to discover the majestic beauty and mystery of this ancient Incan citadel!