Italy has long been a favourite destination for many travellers, enticed by stunning vistas, ancient history and a cuisine and culture that's hard to beat. Liguria is located in Northern Italy, bordering Tuscany, Emilia-Romagna, Piedmont and France, fitting snugly between the mountains and the sea. Travelling the Ligurian Coast by kayak and foot is a fantastic way to explore the picturesque jumble of colourful fishing villages, vine terraced cliffs and stunning sea vistas often not accessible by vehicle. The island of Sardinia is the second largest island in the Mediterranean and an autonomous region of Italy. The island’s mountainous interior provides a stunning backdrop to the exquisite northern archipelago of smaller offshore granite and sand islands. On itineraries that include Corsica, paddlers will discover the beautiful beaches, hilltop villages and historic ports of this French outpost. Exploring Corsica, Sardinia and Liguria under our own steam will give an intimate insight into the regions and time to appreciate la dolce vita!
Croatia is home to one of Europe’s largest archipelagoes with over 1,000 islands-perfect for a paddling trip! Our area of exploration is Northern Dalmatia, renown for its physical beauty as well as a fascinating history and culture. This part of the coast rewards paddlers with uncrowded and remote islands, stunning national parks and ancient sites to explore. The scenery is diverse; from lush forests to stark limestone cliffs, quiet coves perfect for a dip and hillsides covered with olive groves and grapevines. Our Croatia Explorer itinerary is a self contained camp-based 11 day adventure exploring six very diverse islands. The North Dalmatia kayak/sail adventure is available for private groups keen for a boat-based charter, complete with kayaks and guide. Whatever your choice, the clear aquamarine waters and warm days will captivate every paddler.
May, June, September
Turkey is a country where east meets west. Northwest Turkey (north of the Bosphorus at Istanbul) is geographically part of Europe while the major area of Turkey is part of Asia. Turkey has over 7000 kilometres of coastline, just perfect for a paddling holiday. Camping on remote beaches, paddling beneath Lycian tombs carved into sheer rock faces, visiting hot springs and exploring ancient ruins, we experience a wild and natural area of Turkey.
May & September