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Eighteen of the best easy active adventures


New to adventure travel? Or have you always wanted to do an active trip but don't know what activity level suits you best? Rather than taking a stab at it, try an easy adventure and then work your way up from there. Here are eighteen of the best easy active adventures in the world.

Cuba

World Expedition's Cuba on Foot is a wonderful easy walking trip through the length of Cuba - from the beautiful cliffs of Vinales to the mountain hide-out of Castro in the Sierra Maestra. Amble through Topes de Collantes with its exuberant flora, caves, waterfalls and discover colonial towns like Havana, Cienfuegos, Trinidad, and Santiago.

Costa Rica

Costa Rica is a nature and activity lover's paradise and you do not need to be Superman to enjoy the country. Easy rafting and walking are combined with rainforest visits and lazing around on beautiful beaches on this Costa Rican Adventure

Galapagos Islands

Follow in Darwin's footsteps to the Galapagos Islands. Board a comfortable yacht and snorkel and walk your way through these islands and its bounty of animal and bird species. Download our Ultimate Galapagos Planner here.

Chile

The sheer variety of landscapes in Chile, from the wine lands around the capital Santiago, to the deserts of the Atacama, the volcanoes of the Lake District and the mountains and fjords of Patagonia are within your grasp on Chile - Bike, hike and raft

South Africa

Well known for its fabulous game viewing, South Africa also boasts a stunning variety of scenery. Some of its best can be explored on some easy walks through the coastal forests of the Garden Route and the spectacular wine lands and mountains surrounding Cape Town.

Kenya & Tanzania

On many people's bucket list for wildlife viewing, Kenya and Tanzania also offer plenty of activities - climb a volcano, hike to tribal villages, raft a river and cycle to the gate of hell - it's all in a day's travel!

Morocco

The cultural and historical treasure trove of ancient Marrakesh forms the starting point for a week long trip visiting the Atlas Mountains. Here you can take some easy walks between Berber villages and learn about their culture.

Iceland

Iceland is a hiker's paradise but not all trips have you hike full days. On this Grand Tour of Iceland you get to do plenty of shorter walks, seeing the spectacular glaciers, volcanoes, hot springs and coastal scenery this mid-Atlantic island is so famous for.

Italy

You can explore the pretty stuck-between-the-mountains-and-the-sea villages of the Cinque Terre on this easy-going walking holiday. If you love great food and wine, perhaps combine it with this walking-and-wine adventure in Chianti!

France

Speaking of food and wine, this gastronomic self-guided adventure in France's Loire Valley has plenty of it. Throw in a sprinkling of chateaux and some easy cycling, and you have the perfect foodie trip!

Germany, Austria & Hungary

The Danube Valley is a wonder-world of vineyard-clad hills, pretty castles and historica towns. Explore the area at your own pace on this