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A Trip of 2 Halves – Olympus and Meteora

Written by  Hugh Jordan - KE Adventure Travel
Last year Hugh Jordan, Operations Coordinator for KE, travelled on our Sacred Summits of Olympus and Meteora holiday, trekking to the highest peak in Greece and visiting the breathtaking floating monasteries of Megalo and Varlaam. Have a read of his blog and discover his highlights on this magical trip. 

 

Another view of the Himalaya

Written by 
  • 13 February 2018

Last August, KE's Head of Product Jo Rolls got the chance to head out on our Markha Valley Trek in Ladakh, undertaking a beautiful journey into the north-western corner of India and a lesser-known, but no less inspirational, section of the Himalayas. Read her blog to find out more about her adventure.

European high level trekking at its best

Travelling from hut to hut, enables complete immersion in the mountains. On each day you can enjoy the high trails or reach a summit without the need to return to the valleys for food and shelter. Well-appointed and well stocked huts mean that all you need to carry with you are a few clothes and your toothbrush.

On any high level trek through the Alps you are guaranteed sensational views of Europe’s highest mountains, rising above flower-strewn meadows and impressive glaciers and some of the best walking anywhere in the world, all without the traffic and trappings of the busy world below. From first time visitors to the Alps to more experienced mountain trekkers, take a look at our Top 8 high level hut to hut treks.

We've won an award! The public has voted and KE Adventure Travel has been awarded the Bronze Top Tour Operator Award in the Wanderlust Reader Travel Awards 2018, coming 3rd out of 500 tour operators with a customer satisfaction rating of 98%.

We can all agree that a visit to Inca Citadel of Machu Picchu would be a highlight of any visit to Peru. However, Peru is also home to 11 other UNESCO World Heritage Sites, 12 National Parks and more than 10,000km of Inca roadways. Here at KE we know there is far more to Peru than just Machu Picchu! Here are our 8 unmissable Peruvian highlights, which will take you off the beaten track and one step ahead of the crowds.

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Enter our competition to win a luxury trekking holiday in Nepal

Answer one easy question to be in with the chance of winning a superb, luxury trekking holiday! This trip is the perfect introduction to the foothills of the Nepal Himalaya - you'll spend 6 days trekking through idyllic villages and staying in comfortable and characterful lodges, explore Kathmandu whilst staying in first class hotels, all whilst enjoying the stunning landscape and culture of the Annapurna region. 

Alison's journey up Kilimanjaro

Written by  Alison Bembridge - Product Manager

Join Alison Bembridge, mum and full-time Product Manager from the KE office, and find out about her journey to the top of Africa. Alison climbed Kilimanjaro at the end of January on our Kilimanjaro Lemosho Route 9 day trekking holiday and has shared everything from her fitness regime to equipment purchases through to what it was actually like to take on one of the world's Seven Summits.

Read her diary and find out how she got on.

Canary Island Walking Holidays

Written by  KE Adventure Travel
  • 12 January 2018

Year round sunshine, fantastic walking, spectacular summits at sunrise and incredible views. What more can you ask for?

The Canary Islands, fondly known as the Canaries, lie just off North Africa and only a 4 hour flight from the UK.  Renowned for their sunny climate, sandy beaches, excellent food, extraordinary landscape and warm welcome, they are the perfect island destination for a walking holiday. Mountainous Tenerife, lush La Gomera, dramatic Gran Canaria and volcanic Lanzarote are incredibly diverse and spectacular destinations to visit time and time again.

>> Find out more about our walking holidays in the Canary Islands

A diary in the Balkans - Balkan Trilogy Road Cycle

Written by  Kit Wilkinson - Product Manager

Take a look at KE's Kit Wilkinson's diary from when he joined our Balkan Trilogy Road Cycle Tour. Over the week Kit cycled across Montenegro’s beautiful Lovcen National Park to Cetinje, rode Croatia’s Dalmatian Coast and visited medieval towns such as Kotor and Dubrovnik, the jewel of the Adriatic.

Read what Kit has to say:-

Systems Development Manager (with VB6 experience)

New KE office with fells in backgroundEstablished in 1984, KE Adventure Travel is one of the UK’s leading adventure tour operators running over 400 tours to 90 different countries worldwide. This is a thrilling time to join KE, one of the strongest brands in adventure travel. We recently became part of the French, Voyageurs du Monde group which accounts for 80% of the French speaking adventure market worldwide.

We are seeking someone who can help oversee the development of a new database and IT system whilst at the same time maintaining our present VB6 system. Experience in the travel industry is an advantage but not essential. The position could be full time or part time depending on the applicant.

The job offers a unique opportunity to be based in Keswick, located in the heart of the beautiful Lake District and recently recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Our friendly office is run by 30 well-travelled specialists and based in the centre of Keswick, a small town with a big personality; we have easy access to the fells and lakes, an abundance of excellent restaurants, an award winning theatre and several high performing schools.