Colombia, trip 2.0. We would like to invite you to follow our trip across Colombia on the other travel blog that we have. We’re updating day a day our trip, our adventures, our trekkings, our meals and of course our pictures.
Hope that you’ll enjoy it and hope to get your advices and tips if you travelled before to Colombia.
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In my view Europe is an ideal place to embark on some adventure travelling. Not only is it easy to get around, thanks to its sophisticated transport network, but the landscape and climate varies so widely that you don’t have to go far to enjoy a variety of different experiences in a relatively short space of time. There are so many cheap flights on offer to Europe that you won’t have to spend a large chunk of your available vacation money just on getting there.
If, like me, you like to travel to out-of-the-way places and enjoy an active outdoors-style holiday, then you’ll love the following three destinations, all of which rate as some of my top ‘must-visit’ adventure destinations, where you can indulge in some really rewarding activities.
Jura, Franche Comte, France
I love this little-known region of France. Close to the German and Swiss borders, it offers many of the same outdoor activities and stunning alpine scenery of the latter country, but at half the price! Lake Chalain is the largest glacial lake in the Jura region. Popular with Dutch campers, you can windsurf, kayak, sail and canoe on the lake, or go hiking or mountain-biking on one of the many dedicated forest and mountain trails in the area. It is also a World Heritage Site with a rich prehistoric history, so you can feed the mind as well as the body. White water canoeists won’t be disappointed either – international white water rafting competitions are often held in the rapids of the Doubs River at nearby Goumois.
Mundaka, Northern Spain
Rated by many as being one of the top-10 surfing spots in the world, the ride from the sea into the Mundaka river mouth is definitely worth experiencing – the Billabong Pro held one of the legs of its 2008 international competition here, which should tell you something! The swell is amazingly powerful, with waves sometimes reaching up to 8 to 12 feet high, but the ride is incredible – long, fast but clean. Beware of the strong undercurrents though, especially when the tide turns. We got cheap flights to Bilbao and then hired a car from there. This is Basque country, so we found it culturally interesting and relatively unspoilt by over-development. The food here is also very tasty and relatively cheap – we ate a really hearty three-course meal at a small restaurant at the harbor for next to nothing. The nearby Pyrenees Mountains are also great for mountain biking.
Spitsbergen, Svalbard Archipelago, Norway
If you’re a fan of hiking, mountaineering or trekking in dramatic wilderness, then this part of Norway, with its fjords and snowcapped mountains is a definite must-see, especially in summer when there is almost perpetual daylight, due to the northerly situation. I found it quite a physical challenge to adapt to the difference in temperature and daylight hours – it played havoc with my sleeping patterns – but for those who like to push themselves, this is definitely a challenge! Spitsbergen really comes into its own in winter when you can enjoy a display of the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights). I also highly recommend a cruise to the Arctic to see the polar bears and grey seals. Although I haven’t yet tried it out, the dog sled safari sounded like something really worth doing.
Don’t hesitate, book a flight to Europe and have some really memorable vacation adventures.41.387917 2.169919
Sonar, Barcelona. Thursday 14 to Saturday 16 of June 2012, Barcelona. Probably, the best dance and electro festival in Europe. Capacity from 50.000 people. Great opportunity to visit Barcelona and also enjoy this music festival.
Leeds Festival. Friday 24 of August till 26 of August 2012. It’s a wonderful festival with capacity for 75.000 people. Basically it’s a rock/pop festival with some dance and electrical concerts too.
Sudoeste Festival. Zambujeira do Mar, Portugal. Wednesday 01 of August till Sunday 05 of August 2012. Dance, electro, rock and pop are 80% of concerts on this small town on the Algarve, south of Portugal. Why not? Planing a trip to the coast of Portugal and being part of the Sudoeste Festival.
There are a lot of festivals in Europe during the summer. If you love to travel and those kind of festivals, the summer is the best opportunity to enjoy it all at the same time. These three festivals are small representation of all of them, probably from my point of view the best ones. 🙂
It’s important to know that if you would like to attend to one of them you must buy the tickets as soon as possible, check the way to get there, places to sleep and also the flights. Usually for these dates it’s impossible to get tickets, flights and place to sleep few days before the festival.
It’ll be nice to get the comments and the opinion of our readers about the festivals that you were or festivals that you know that are simply amazing. Here it goes me recommendation: Sonar Festival. If you like electro music and you would like to visit Barcelona, the days of this festivals maybe is the best time to visit the city. Also, Primavera Sound Festival. It’s also in Barcelona and it’s a good excuse for a five days visiting Barcelona. Enjoying the best during the day and also the night.41.387917 2.169919
One of Spain’s most colourful and unconventional cities, Barcelona beckons backpackers to join in the fun. Barcelona hosted the Olympics in 1992; since then it has become the premier city to visit in Spain. Big draws include the architectural genius Gaudi’s many quirky works around the city, museums galore, terrific Catalan cuisine at all the restaurants and bars, a hopping nightlife and festivals throughout the year, especially the Carnival in early spring. Flights to Barcelona are available from many cities and various airlines. Backpackers wanting to stay in the city will find a variety of hostels available. People of any age can stay at a hostel, although there may be a small fee for older adults. Camping outside of the city is also an option for backpackers. Three camping sites serving Barcelona provide amenities such as swimming pools and showers, a supermarket and restaurant. While located a distance from Barcelona city centre, all three are serviced by trains and busses for easy transportation into town. Make sure you check whether or not curfews are in place before venturing too far in the evenings. While in Barcelona, consider getting a Barcelona Card, which will provide free access to the metro, trains and busses and discounts at the city’s museums, shops, restaurants and other cultural venues. Barcelona Cards good for one, two, three, four or five days can be purchased at the Barcelona Tourism association. With getting around taken care of, happy backpackers can then begin exploring this unusual city on the Mediterranean. Barcelona must-sees include the Barri Gotic, the gothic quarter with the elegant 14th century cathedral. Narrow winding streets around the cathedral are home to exquisite shops and excellent tapas and seafood restaurants. La Rambla, Barcelona’s pedestrian-only avenue sports all kinds of interesting street-life with human statues, mimes and performance artists. Beware of pickpockets, but enjoy rambling down the street and stopping in a café for sangria. A tour of Gaudi’s architectural wonders is almost always a requirement for a Barcelona visit. Side trips to the Roman town of Girona or the monastery at Montserrat are easily accessed by train. Barcelona itself, however, brims with fun and lively things to do, more than enough to keep backpacking visitors busy for however long they linger in a beautiful Spanish city.41.387917 2.169919
The Pyrenees. Today we would like to share the pictures of our last weekend at the Catalan Pyrenees. We spent two days on this amazing valley called La Cerdanya. That valley is the only on the pyreneans that runs east to west then it’s easy to understand the amazing sunsets that the people who live there can enjoy almost every day.
We would like to recommend some small towns on this region like Urús, Alp, Bolvir, Llívia and Puigcerda. You must visit this tows if you are planning to visit this Valley surrounded by the Catalan and French mountains.
We recommend to all the travellers to get a Backpackers Insurance before make a trip. You never know how usefully can be the get one insurance during a trip.41.387917 2.169919