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Coastal Hiking Tour from Spain to France

Hike along the dramatic coastlines of Spain and France and stay in gorgeous seaside villages.
Spain & France
Mar – Oct
observe lemurs on our Madagascar Ecotour
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The Magic of Madagascar Ecotour

Observe lemurs on this eco-tour where you'll also meet a top lemur researcher!
July 1-12 19
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Tour du Mont Blanc Self-Guided Treks

The TMB is one of the best treks in the world. You'll hike through France, Italy and Switzerland!
Italy, France, Switzerland
June – Sept
hiking the Cinque Terre in Italy you'll hike into villages like this one
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Hiking the Italian Riviera: Cinque Terre and Beyond

Experience both hiking and culture in Cinque Terre along Italy's gorgeous coast!
Mar – Nov
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The Dolomites Trek

Hike in the Dolomites, Italy, one of the most dramatic mountain landscapes in Europe!
June-Sept 19
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Dana to Petra Trek in Jordan

Hike 5 days of the Jordan Trail and finish in the UNESCO Site of Petra.
Sept – April

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Ever dreamed of starring in your own nature documentary without worrying about stepping in elephant poo when you get up to go pee?

Want to know that a glass of wine and hot mouth-watering meal are waiting for you instead of lukewarm campfire beans and weenies?

Love being in nature but hate shivering in a damp sleeping bag after discovering your “waterproof” tent actually isn’t?

I’m Laurel, the founder of Monkeys and Mountains Adventure Travel.  If you’re like me, after a day filled with adventure you like to return to a warm shower, hot meal and a waterproof (for real) roof over your head and never ask How do I set up this %#$ tent?

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Tour du Mont Blanc: How to Plan for This Epic Adventure!

The Tour du Mont Blanc (TMB) is listed as not only one of Europe’s classic hikes, but one of the best in the world! Here’s how to plan your own trek:

How to Hike From Bologna to Florence on the Path of Gods Italy

The Path of Gods is an ancient ~135 km hiking route from Bologna to Florence through the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines mountain range. Here’s who will love it:

The Camino de Santiago: What It’s Really Like to Walk the Last 100 km

Interested in walking the last 100 km of the Camino de Santiago in Spain? Find out what it’s really like to walk this 1000-year-old route pilgrimage.

West Highland Way in Scotland: What You Need to Know Before Hiking It

The West Highland Way is Scotland’s first official long distance walking route. It’s also the most famous.  And, in my opinion, it’s one of the best long-distance hikes in all of Europe.


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Strength Training for Hiking: A Step-By-Step Workout Plan To Prepare You

By doing strength training for hiking you’ll reduce your chance of injury and fatigue so that you can enjoy your multi-day hike!

Best Hiking Backpacks of 2019: Our Top 13 For Every Budget

The best hiking backpacks that we’ve found. Here’s what you to look for whether you’re planning a multi-day trek or heading out for a day hike.

Shark Diving in South Africa Without a Cage – What It’s Really Like

Shark diving in South Africa without a cage is a heart-pumping adventure. Find out what it’s like to dive with these top predators in Protea Banks and Aliwal Shoal.

Best Things to Do in Courmayeur Italy In Summer and Winter

You’ll find lots of things to do in Courmayeur, Italy from hiking to heliskiing to swimming in the highest swimming pool in Europe. And the food…