Helping you make the most of your hiking and adventure time because that’s when we unlock what’s inside ourselves.
Hi, I’m Laurel. I started Monkeys and Mountains Adventure Travel because being outdoors more often has had a profound impact on my life. I know that it can have a similar positive impact on your life too.
For 20+ years I’ve been choosing my travel destination based on the outdoor activities and/or wildlife viewing it has to offer. I travelled to Rwanda because I wanted to observe mountain gorillas. I hiked the Tour du Mont Blanc because I wanted to hike in three countries.
Since 2010, I’ve helped millions of travellers experience unforgettable outdoor adventures and have been featured in large media outlets like BBC Travel, BBC Earth, National Geographic, Forbes.
My goal is to help you make the most of your time outside. Spending more time in the mountains, on the bike trail, or doing the adventure of your choosing, can have a tremendous impact on your life long that lasts long after the adventure is over.
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SUMMER MOUNTAIN HIKING TOURS IN EUROPE:
Known as one of the best treks in the world, you’ll hike in France, Italy and Switzerland around the famed Mont Blanc.
Hike the most famous hiking/trekking High Route in the Dolomites and one of the top three in the Alps overall.
This amazing trek takes you past two of the most iconic places in the Alps – Mont Blanc and the Matterhorn.
This breathtaking region boasts soaring peaks like the Grand Paradis at 4,061m and enchanting valleys echoing with rich Aosta Valley traditions.
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