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Star treks for adventure!

As a way to explore nature and the myriad of wonderful landscapes our world has to offer, trekking offers fantastic opportunities to the adventurous traveller. Be it alone or in a group, a trek might open up fascinating animal sightings, visits to amazing places, spectacular views or just trying a novel activity. Whatever route you take, there’s bound to be something that will pique your interest and make for an enjoyable trip.

Trekking tours attract folks of all ages and walks of life eager to try new and exciting experiences. And as the tour groups usually comprise people with shared interests, the chance for new friendships and world-spanning bonds is certainly one of the added draws. There are plenty of different types of trekking holidays offered by tour operators, each offering the opportunity for an unforgettable holiday.

Walk away with some great memories, as the Flexicover Team lists some of the world's most marvellous treks.

Gorilla trekking

This type of amazing tour gives you a chance to see these fascinating and magnificent primates in the wild. Hiking through dense rainforest or jungle lets you immerse yourself in their habitat for the full sensory experience; excellent places to do so being the forested highlands of Central Africa. Although wild numbers are low, catching a glimpse of some mountain gorillas is possible in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest of Uganda and Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park between December to February and June to September.

Zip trekking

Ziplining is an adventurous activity that offers dramatic views as you slide down a taut, stretched cable over a point of interest or some particularly scenic landscape. Here you are provided with some of the thrill of flying coupled with the safety of a harness. Zip trekking involves heading on foot to the start point, often a beautiful experience in itself, before the adrenaline-fuelled descent. Great places to enjoy such treks are Gravity Canyon in New Zealand, Arenal Volcano in Costa Rica and Whistler in British Columbia, Canada.

Horse trekking

Exploring the wilderness on horseback is a great way to spend a vacation and makes for some memorable family trekking holidays too. From daily rides setting out from a ranch or cattle drives that have you feeling like a true cowboy, horse trekking provides the thrill of exploration in tandem with nature. Available on almost all continents, some of the best places for horse trekking include the Andalucían coast of Spain, Botswana, South Africa, Portugal’s Costa Verde, Sligo in Ireland and traditional gaucho ranches in the Argentinean pampas.

Camel trekking

Camel trekking is a fantastic way to explore the sprawling deserts of our planet. The view of vast expanses of sand and majestic dunes that you can witness from high up on the backs of these endearingly awkward-looking creatures is never short of spectacular. Let your imagination roam across vistas of ancient realms and fabled trading routes. Your resort may offer day-long excursions or some lasting a couple of days, letting you visit oases on the way. Morocco, Namibia, Mongolia and Rajasthan in India are some of the best places for this adventure.

Mountain trekking

One of the most popular forms of adventure trekking will have you walking up trails that pass through forests and streams, up to snowlines and magnificent views. This lets you experience the best of nature and discover your own strengths and endurance too. There’s a range of options to choose from, suitable for all fitness levels and interests. Climb up the Inca Trail to explore the ruins of Machu Picchu or try the formidable trek to Everest Base Camp in Nepal. France, Australia and the USA also offer wonderful trekking opportunities of this kind.

No matter where you decide to go for your adventure trekking holidays, or even which type of trekking you want to try, we at Flexicover are committed to providing you with the highest level of protection to ensure that you are safe and secure, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year when away.