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Hiking with a donkey in France

Walking in the mountains is good for us, but walking in the mountains with a donkey… well that’s just therapy for your soul! ⁣ We have just come back from a couple of days hiking in the stunning Parc National de la Vanoise in the French Alps, with the gorgeous four-legged, long-eared, ball of fluff

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Bikepacking Kit List: Tour du Mont Blanc MTB Kit List

The Tour du Mont Blanc is one of the most famous hiking routes in the world. A circular route filled with spectacular glaciers, breathtaking alpine meadows, grand mountain passes and charming valleys. To do this route by bike I altered the route a little. I kept a lot of the original hiking route, including all

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Make Your Own High-Calorie Expedition Granola Breakfasts

Food is everything on expeditions! Whatever type of endurance sport you are doing, it’s likely you will be burning on average 4000-6000 calories a day. It’s therefore imperative that you replace these calories. You need plenty of healthy carbs, proteins and fats, to help your body recover, and to sustain your energy levels for the

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Lands End to John O’Grotes Bikepacking Kit List

Cycling from Land’s End to John o’ Groats (LEJOG), the entire length of the UK, is an iconic challenge that is high up on many cyclists bucket list. The shortest most direct route is 814 miles (1300km) and can be achieved a number of ways: Supported, with a car or van carrying your kit and

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30 Fantastic Outdoor Adventure Podcasts

I don’t know if you are anything like me, but I absolutely LOVE listening to podcasts. The format is uniquely situated to fit into our busy lives, allowing us to multi-task. When i’m cycling, running or hiking, I can pop on a podcast and be inspired, motivated, entertained and educated, or even just pass the

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What to pack for a day hike? Hiking Essentials Checklist

So you’re excited about going hiking, maybe you have even pencilled a date in the diary and chosen a route! But you’re still a little unsure what you need to take with you and what you need to wear. Don’t worry you’re not alone.  If you’ve just started out hiking, then this list of hiking

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