Exodus Travels released their 2019 product line-up of new adventure tours to complement their current portfolio of nearly 600 adventurous vacations. Exodus has chosen to stay with mainly tried, tested and true destinations, even marketing some trips they ran in 2018 as "new". But there are some trips that got us excited and we list Exodus Travel's best new adventure tours for 2019 here.
Journey through the Czech Republic
8 days from $2,275
Rated leisurely, 1 out of 10
Explore the highlights and delve into the past of the Czech Republic, as we tour iconic sites and discover the Czech Republic’s backroads and unknown treasures. The tour starts in the capital Prague, a city built around the Vltava river and shrouded in history, it is sometimes referred to as "the city of a hundred spires". During our journey, the differences between Bohemia and Moravia will be revealed and we will visit a number of UNESCO protected sites including, Kromoeriz Castle and Gardens, the historic centre of Český Krumlov and Tugendhat Villa in Brno.
Adventure Coordinators verdict: a nice in-depth sightseeing tour of the Czech Republic. To really do the country justice you need to add 2-3 days in Prague. Take me on a Journey through the Czech Republic
Cycle the Balkans 15 days from $3,325 Rated Moderate/Challenging, 4 out of 10 The Balkans offers an intoxicating mix of beautiful countryside, fast-developing cities and historic towns. Our first ride ends at the UNESCO town of Ohrid on the vast lake of the same name, from here the route leads up towards the border with Kosovo. Small towns and villages dot the route as we wind our way across into Montenegro and through the heart of the imposing Durmitor Mountains. As the route suggests, there is a good mix of climbing and flat riding, with a few stops along the way to visit or see places of interest. Sunshine and sea come in the form of the Bay of Kotor on the Adriatic, a dramatic setting to end the ride. Few other regions offer such cultural and natural variety along with a true sense of discovery. Adventure Coordinators verdict: a fascinating trip through the spectacular scenery of some of Europe's newest countries. Let me Cycle the Balkans
Cycling the Prosecco Hills
8 days from $2,185
Rated moderate, 3 out of 10
Treviso is thought to be the most cycled province in Italy thanks to the great variety of scenic roads and picturesque rolling hills. For this exciting, new trip we have designed and hand-picked five circular and point-to-point routes to showcase the very best this wine-growing region has to offer. You will be pedalling on peaceful back country roads and through breathtaking vine-covered hills, extending as far as the eye can see and exploring several fascinating historic towns along the way, including elegant Treviso, Bassano and medieval Asolo. At the end of each day your efforts will be rewarded by tasting the best of local gastronomy, obviously along with a crisp glass of delicious Prosecco!
Adventure Coordinators verdict: it seems Brits get excited about sparkling wine and while we won't turn it down, we like this trip for the scenery, gastronomy and historic towns. I want to Cycle the Prosecco Hills
Not a cyclist, try Walking the Prosecco Hills
Trails & Treasures of the Amalfi Coast 8 days from $4,175 Rated leisurely / moderate, 2 out of 10 It’s hard to think of a more delightful, more life-affirming holiday than a week wandering the paths of Italy’s Amalfi Coast. It’s a magic spell conjured with Gods’-eye views of the Monti Lattari plunging headlong into the inky blue Tyrrhennian Sea, mesmerising carpets of wildflowers and the bewitching fragrance of lemons and wild herbs. Mix those with the comfort of staying in some delightful hand-picked 4-star hotels and the exquisite thrill of walking into glamorous hill-towns at the exact hour of the aperitivo; add in the ruins of Pompeii, a look into the crater of Vesuvius and a private boat trip to the fabled island of Capri, and you’ll be spellbound! Adventure Coordinators verdict: an improved version (at a cost) of the ever so popular Walking the Amalfi Coast. This trip starts in the hidden gem of Naples which makes it easier to reach. It also includes the spectacularly beautiful island of Capri, along with stays in three 4-star hotels in great locations. We can see ourselves extending our stay in Sorrento! Take me to the Treasures of the Amalfi Coast.
Trails of the Swiss Alps 8 days from $2,565 Rated moderate, 3 out of 10 Located in the heart of the Bernese Oberland, where the great arc of the Alps culminates in some of its highest and most spectacular peaks, Kandersteg is a walker's paradise. This area epitomises the 'chocolate-box' Alps: lush green meadows bright with wildflowers, against a backdrop of rugged, wild mountains, topped with glistening glaciers. We stay at the charming Hotel Alfa Soleil, owned by the Seiler family, and discover the best of the region offers, including towering cliffs, a hidden valley headed by a glacier, a sheer gorge carved out by glacial meltwaters and more. Adventure Coordinators verdict: a popular trip that was gone for a while has been brought back. With such great scenery this is a great trip and so many meals included it is exceptional value for money. I want to walk the Trails of the Swiss Alps
Walking in the French Alps 8 days from $1,895 Rated multi-level Dramatic landscapes, towering pine forests and rugged mountain peaks make the Queyras Regional Park one of the most beautiful areas in the Southern Alps. We base ourselves in the small village of Saint Véran, one of the highest inhabited villages in Europe, dotted with wooden and stone chalets, water fountains and chapels, all framed with beautiful bright flowers tended to by the proud villagers. From here we enjoy five walks throughout the week, offered in two different grades, moderate and challenging, with one leader escorting each grade. Perfect if you are looking for a bit of a challenge, simply wish to admire the surroundings at