9 Mini-Adventures to Supersize Your Weekends

If you, like us, want more adventure in your life and a much better answer to “how was your weekend?” when you get back to the grind on Monday morning, you’re in the right place.

This handcrafted series of nine unique mini adventures, all run by awesome local hosts, take out all the complex planning usually required to maximise your time away. All you need to do is book your flights, turn up and be epic.

All of these trips may be booked as a private group for you and your mates, or you can join other like-minded weekenders on our pre-set dates.

1. Kayak and Wildcamp under the stars in the Norwegian Fjords. 1/2 day off work, from just £325pp. 

Kayak the Norwegian Fjords
Two days of kayaking and campfires on stunning fjords, only 1/2 day off work.

This weekend trip will be one to boast about. Put yourself in the heart of the stunning Nærøyfjord, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Access little visited areas of the fjord only accessible by kayak, and enjoy a night under the stars around a campfire.

2. Sea Kayaking & Wild Camping in Sweden’s Archipelago. 2 days off work, from just £499pp. 

Sea Kayak Sweden
Three nights of self-guided adventure among your pick of 6000 beautiful islands, two days off work.

Step off the plane with your hand luggage, and into the wild freedom of the Swedish Archipelago. This trip is for those wanting to REALLY escape the 9-5. Your expert local contact handle all the logistics and equipment you will ever need for cooking, navigating, sleeping and exploring this magical place.

3. Climb Mt. Toubkal and Explore Marrakech. 2 days off work, from just £249pp.

Climb Mt. Toubkal
Climb Mt. Toubkal and discover Marrakech in this truly epic 3 night weekend.

This weekend trip will be one to remember. Mt. Toubkal is the highest mountain in the Atlas range and is on the bucket list of many! You’ll spend a night in a mountain hut at 3200m, and 2 nights in a beautiful riad. There’s plenty of time to explore Marrakech, famed for it’s bustling souks and UNESCO heritage market square before and after your trek.

4. Raft and Canyon on Montenegro’s Wild Rivers. 2 days off work, from just £275pp.

Throw yourself into the unspoilt beauty of Montenegro, just two days off work.
Throw yourself into the unspoilt beauty of Montenegro, just two days off work.

This weekend trip will have you exploring, rafting and canyoning amongst some of the most special scenery on planet earth.Beautiful, little visited Montengro borders Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina, and is home to one of the most pristine environments in Europe – the UNESCO world heritage site of the Tara river canyon.

5. Via Ferrata Climbing in the Dolomites. 1.5 days off work from just £625pp. 

Climb the airy ridge walk at the beginning of the WW1 tunnels.
Climb the airy ridge walk at the beginning of the WW1 tunnels.

Climb war-time ladders and walkways on the cliff faces of the mighty Dolomites to reach spellbinding views that very few ever have. This weekend guarantees to push thoughts of work to the back of your mind as you tackle some of the most beautiful Via Ferrata in the Dolomites, and take in the sunrise and sunset from your mountain refuges.

6. Mountain Bike Finale Ligure, Italy. 1/2 day off work, from just £425pp. 

MTB in Italy
Mountain Bike Finale Ligure, Italy

Escape the British drizzle and head to Finale Ligure for an epic weekend riding some of Europe’s most scenic trails. With awesome runs ending on the Mediterranean coast and year round sun this place is on every rider’s bucket list. The final round of the Enduro World Series visits here every year and for very good reason. Finale’s flowing trails, spectacular views and rugged landscape make for amazing riding.

8. Road bike the very best of Mallorca. 1 day off work, from just £735pp.

Tick off Mallorca in an amazing weekend on wheels.
Ride the very best of Mallorca in a weekend.

Fancy a change from the same old Sunday club run? On this epic weekend, you’ll experience everything Mallorca can throw at you on two wheels. Escape to Mallorca for the weekend and immerse yourself into everything the island has to offer on this amazing long weekend. Everything is taken care of for you, from top-of-the-range bike hire, on-the-road vehicle support and mechanical assistance, to bag transfers and amazing overnight accommodation. Simply hop on a plane and you’re good to go!

9. Learn to Surf or perfect your skills in Lagos, Portugal. Only 1 day off work, from just £165pp. 

Learn to surf, or perfect your skills in sunny Portugal.
Learn to surf, or perfect your skills in sunny Portugal.

Spend your weekend surfing world class breaks and hanging out in beautiful Lagos. Just a short flight from the dreary UK weather lies a slice of surfers paradise; Portugal. A regular stop on the World Surf League tour and home to some of the best waves in Europe this trip is not one to miss! If you’re polishing up on your surf skills or trying for the first time (you’ll be standing before you know it), the balmy Portuguese weather means you’ll be sunning and surfing. Return home having perfected your trim (and tan).

So pick your favourite of the bunch, book it, and head back to the office with a smug look on your face, a pocket full of amazing photos, and the feeling you’ve had a much longer, much-needed mini-break in the great outdoors.

One Reply to “9 Mini-Adventures to Supersize Your Weekends”

  1. Really nice post! I’m loving the pictures and the way you’re writing! I love spontaneous trips that you can do well on weekends without much planning. Often my colleagues came to me to tell again that they have experienced the weekend in France or Italy and had much fun. Your suggestions heard really good and maybe I’ll watch one or the other yet again in more detail.
    I traveled this year after lagos and really loved it when it comes to environment. The beaches are unique and for surver a veritable paradise. This winter I will travel to the Alps for skiing. It’s my first time there and I’m excited.
    I planned my trip at http://www.awayfromitall-travel.co.uk/ and I hope everything goes well! But the alps are not only perfect for skiing also hicking is widespread there.

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