International Adventure Holidays

International Adventure Holidays

Mandy and her husband Colin love to travel. In 2018, encouraged by travel advisor Jenni Evans, Mandy & Colin combined this love for travel with their passion for poling to host a Nordic walking group that completed Exodus Travel’s Amalfi Coast trip. A detailed account of this fabulous adventure is below on this webpage.

Mandy and Colin will be hosting a group of cyclists on an Exodus Travel bike tour of Vietnam scheduled for March of 2021. This trip is currently full.

Plans are underway for another Nordic walking tour in 2021.


Nordic Walking the Amalfi Coast (Sept 29 - Oct 6, 2018)

From Sept 29 to Oct 6, my long held dream to take a group of people on a Nordic walking tour came to fruition in one of the world's most incredible settings: Italy's stunning Amalfi Coast.

Day One of our adventure saw us walking from the quaint village of Ravello, through the beautiful and storied Valle delle Ferriere with the remains of iron foundries from medieval times and paper factories dating back to the 12th century. We finally emerged from the alley into picture postcard perfect Amalfi, where a quick dip in the refreshing Mediterranean was a perfect way to end our walk.

Day Two saw us travelling by bus to the slopes of Mt Vesuvius where a volcanologist led us to the very summit and then down into the crater. There we put our faces up to the vents which were belching out heated air from the belly of this active beast. The wind and rain and thick mist only added to the atmosphere. In the afternoon it was on to Pompeii, with magnificent ruins of the city that was engulfed by the pyroclastic eruption of Vesuvius in 55 AD, to explore with the wonderful storytelling of our guides. We enjoyed a hotel pizza-making demonstration in the evening.

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What to wear & bring (Spring, Summer, Fall):

  1. Wear comfy casual clothes.
  2. Bring a warm extra layer & rain jacket, just in case.
  3. Running shoes are fine while light trail or hiking shoes provide even more support and are ideal.
  4. Please no flip-flops or sandals.
  5. Leave purses at home. A small backpack is a great bring-along.
  6. Don't forget your water, sunscreen, sunglasses, a hat, insect repellent and your camera.

What to wear & bring (Winter):

  1. Wear a long sleeve t-shirt/thermal underwear top plus 1 or 2 layers (i.e.: light fleece top, heavier fleece top) & a wind/waterproof shell. Heavy winter parkas and snow pants are usually too warm.
  2. Wear winter boots or lined hiking boots. Icers, which go over your footwear to prevent slipping, are provided when necessary.
  3. Leave purses at home. A small backpack is a great bring-along.
  4. Bring water, gloves/mitts, a hat/headband, scarf/buff/neck warmer, tissues/handkerchief, sunglasses and don't forget your camera!

Reserve OnLine:

It’s as easy as 1-2-3! Simply click the "Book Now" button, select your preferred date to check availability, fill in your personal details and then make a secure payment via credit card. The system will automatically send you a confirmation of your session with the relevant details.

Liability Waiver:

Liability waivers are a necessary part of any commercial activity experience. I recommend that you take the time now to review this legal document that you will be required to sign before we start our clinic or walk together:

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Your Health & Physical Activity Readiness:

We ask guests who are experiencing cold symptoms and symptoms of COVID-19 to stay home and practice self-isolation under the direction of the appropriate governing body. For almost everyone, the benefits of physical activity far outweigh any risks. For some individuals, special advice from a Qualified Exercise or health care provider is advisable before becoming more active. This questionnaire is intended for all ages – to help move you along the path to becoming more physically active.

Please review this Questionnaire if you have concerns about your health or fitness level for participating in Nordic walking.

Cancellation Policy:

Full refunds are given if a cancellation is received 24 hours or more prior to the clinic or tour date. No refunds are given with less than 24 hours notice. Clinics/tours go rain or shine. If the weather is extreme, then it may be cancelled with a full refund given.

Malcolm Hotel

Canmore Public Parking

Parking:

Parking is available on-street or in public lots throughout Canmore. It is a good idea to arrive early on busy days to locate suitable parking.

Malcolm Hotel - Onsite

Restrooms:

Restrooms are available at the Malcolm hotel in the lobby.

Canmore Public Restrooms

Restrooms:

Public restrooms are available within a short walk:

Canmore Public Restrooms - Trailheads

Restrooms:

Public pit toilets are available at all trailheads.

Canmore Various

Where to meet:

Starting locations will vary seasonally with instructions included in your booking confirmation.

Parking:

Parking options will vary by location with details included in your booking confirmation.

Tour Canmore

Various Canmore Trailheads

Canmore Walking Tour 1.5 Hour

Canmore Walking Tour 3 Sisters

Hikes Cognito Form

Winter Hikes Cognito Form

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