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KE Adventure


A word from KE Adventure...

We love to travel, and no journey has been as enjoyable as the one we’ve taken from our origins as Karakoram Experience in 1984 to our present position as KE Adventure Travel, one of the UK’s leading independent adventure travel tour operators. Over the last 30 years, the KE world has expanded from the Karakoram Mountains to encompass all four corners of the globe, and we now offer an unbeatable range of trekking, walking, climbing, biking, discovery, family and other adventures.

Since the beginning, it’s been second nature to us to preserve and protect the people and places we visit.  We aspire to make a positive contribution wherever we travel and continue to be involved in a range of projects via our connection with The Juniper Trust junipertrust.co.uk.  Working in partnership with The Juniper Trust, we have helped build or renovate 6 schools in Nepal, Kenya, India and Pakistan. Installation of solar-powered lamps in villages in Northern Peru’s Cordillera Blanca continues, with the ongoing assistance of the Juniper Trust and KE leader, Val Pitkethly. Our continued work in the field of Sustainable Tourism means we hold the top 5-star rating from AITO.  We’ve been proud to be winners and runners-up in the AITO Achievement in Responsible Tourism Award scheme over recent years. 

Adventurous yet Responsible

We are committed to keeping the world’s most beautiful places pristine and our philosophy of 'leaving nothing but footprints' has been integral to KE’s approach right from the start 30 years ago. We keep our groups small and operate according to a ‘Responsible Tourism Code’, which is provided to all groups, leaders, agents and staff. 

The KE Mountain Code

  • PROTECTING the environment - its flora, fauna and landscapes
  • RESPECTING local cultures - traditions, religions and built heritage
  • BENEFITTING local communities - both economically and socially
  • CONSERVING natural resources - from office to destination
  • MINIMISING pollution - through noise, waste disposal and congestion

Click here to find out more about Responsible Travel with KE and our work with the Juniper Trust.

All holidays offered by KE Adventure

 
Hiking up to Rocca Bianca Queyras region French Alps
 
Trek through a lovely and little-visited corner of the Alps, staying in great hotels, gites and remote mountain huts – enjoy challenging ascents, off-the-beaten-track trails and picnics in the company of marmots and golden eagles.

£845 Land Only

6 days
Various departures through June, Aug, and Sept.
 
 
 
Trekking in the French Alps Tour du Mont Blanc
 
This is arguably the greatest long distance walk in the Alps. Hike 15km a day and marvel at world-class scenery and wonderful mountain views in an area of rich mountaineering history and cultural diversity.

£845 Land Only

8 days
various departures from June to September
 
 
 
Snowshoeing holidays in the French Pyrenees, France
 
Pretty Luchon is the perfect playground for snowshoeing adventures. The surrounding area is crisscrossed with trails, perfect for day-walks. Return each day to a comfortable hotel and spa, and there's a free day to explore the area, too.

£795 Land Only

8 days
Various departures Sundays January through March
 
 
 
Adventure Travel Pyrenees Raid Road Bike Trip
 
This cycling tour over the Tour de France cols in the Pyrenees is a classic. Tackle leg-busting climbs over some of the most challenging road passes in the region, plus gentler cycling on quiet country lanes. A must-do ride for cycling enthusiasts.

£1145 Land Only

9 days
various departures
 
 
 
Trek Picos de Europa Northern Spain
 
Walk through the heart of Spain's finest mountain range and hike up to the summit of the magnificent Torre Horacada Rocas. This trip also includes the dramatic Cares Gorge Walk and treks through isolated villages and valleys.

£845 Land Only

8 days
Various departures Sundays July through September
 
 
 
Trekking in the High Atlas Toubkal
 
Trek around North Africa's highest peak – Jebel Toubkal – then tackle the ascent. This is one of the world's greatest walks and the week-long itinerary is a fantastic challenge for any hillwalker.

£395 Land Only

8 days
Various departures from May to October
 
 
 
GR20 Corsica Coast to Coast South-North Trek
 
Walk the entire length of the stunning GR20 Haute Route in Corsica, one of the best and most challenging mountain walking routes in the whole of Europe: enjoy forested slopes, pink granite peaks, beautiful Alpine valleys and coastal views.

£1845 Land Only

15 days
Various Sunday departures between June and September
 
 
 
Trek Romania Peak Omu Transylvania
 
This is Romania's ultimate walking holiday in the Carpathian Mountains: climb Moldoveanu (at 2544m), visit the superb Bran Castle, home of mystical Count Dracula, walk the dramatic Fagaras Ridge, and explore Brasov and Bucharest.

£795 Land Only

8 days
Various Sundays between July and September
 
 
 
Julian Alps Trek Triglav
 
The Julian Alps of northern Slovenia is the perfect place for adventurous hut-to-hut hiking. Start from the lakeside town of Bohinj and follow airy ridges all the way to the top of Triglav, the country's highest peak.

£725 Land Only

8 days
Various Saturdays between July and September
 
 
 
Trekking The King's Trail Swedish Lapland
 
North of the Arctic Circle, this remote long-distance trail cuts through the tundra and beautiful rolling valleys of Swedish Lapland, travelling hut-to-hut to Kebnekaise, the country's highest peak – make the ascent if you're up to the challenge!

From £1145, land only

9 days
Sunday departures in June and July
 
 
 
Skiing Sweden's King's Trail, Sweden
 
During the long winter months, the classic long-distance trail of the Kungsleden in Swedish Lapland is the perfect ski touring route. Trek from hut to hut with husky dog-sled support – a trek that's suitable for new and experienced ski tourers alike.

From £1595 Land Only

9 days
Friday departures in March
 
 
 
Mont Blanc Snowshoe Winter Wonderland
 
Based in charming Chamonix, this week-long tour is suitable for beginners to Alpine snowshoeing. Stay in a superb chalet in the Chamonix valley and be led by a professional, friendly team. Top of off with a night in the Grand St. Bernard Monastery.

£1195 Land Only

8 days
Various Saturday departures January to March
 
 
 
Family Activities is Chamonix, The Alps, France
 
Enjoy a week of family adventure in the stunning Chamonix valley with cable-car rides, mountain biking, hiking, rafting on the River Arve and a high ropes course. Fun and entertainment for all the family!

From £1095 Land Only

8 days
Various Saturday departures July and August
 
 
 
Tour du Mont Blanc Trek Families
 
This family-friendly version of the classic Tour du Mont Blanc is great for families with kids who are used to mountain walking. Youngsters will love staying in chalets and mountain huts: enjoy some of Europe's most spectacular scenery.

£1195 Land Only

8 days
Various Saturday departures July and August
 
 
 
Adventure family holiday in Bulgaria, Eastern Europe
 
Holidays for adventurous families in a land of rocky outcrops, dense forests, deep river gorges and vast caves... Enjoy horse riding, rock-climbing, caving...and learn about Bulgaria's fascinating history along the way.

£795 Land Only

8 days
Various departures May to October
 
 
 
Family Holiday Slovenia Julian Alps
 
This hotel-based family adventure holiday in the lovely resort town of Kranjska Gora in Slovenia's Julian Alps includes hiking, mountain biking, a high ropes course, whitewater rafting and cultural sightseeing. Fun for all the family!

£725 adult, £595 children (age 8 - 11). Land Only

8 days
Various departures May to October
 
 
 
Costa Verde Picos de Europa. Family activity holiday
 
This active family adventure holiday on Spain's northern coast is fun for all the family. Stay in a remote mountain refuge in the Spanish Picos, don your wetsuit for adrenaline-charged canyoning, and enjoy kayaking, cycling and surfing.

£945 adult; £895 children. Land Only

8 days
Various Sunday departures from July to August
 
 
 
Jumping for Toubkal joy!
 
Moroccan Twin Peaks - Toubkal and Mgoun takes you from the top of Morocco's highest peak Toubkal to the incredibly beautiful peak of Mgoun. Walk yourself happy on a "true off the beaten track" trekking adventure through the Bougmez "Happy" Valley".

From £545

5 days
Various Saturday departures from June to October
 
 
 
Snowshoe across the High Pyrenees
 
A fantastic week-long snowshoeing trip in the high French Pyrenees: stay in lovely chalets and remote mountain huts, tackle 3000m summits with stunning views of Pico Aneto, the highest peak, with a free day to explore the pretty spa town of Luchon.

£845 Land Only

8 days
Various Sunday departures February and March
 
 
 
classic walking holiday through the Alps of France, Italy and Switzerland
 
Bordering France, Italy and Switzerland, the soaring Mont Blanc is circled by one of the world's greatest and most popular long distance walks - the Tour du Mont Blanc. Soak up Alpine views, wildflower meadows and pretty hamlets on this 12-day trek.

£1445 Land Only

12 days
Various Sunday departures from July to September
 
 
 
Classic Haute Route, France and Switzerland
 
This high Alpine trekking holiday along the Haute Route from Chamonix to Zermatt cuts through the heart of the Alps, linking Mont Blanc to the Matterhorn via high cols and impressive glaciers. Hone your mountaineering skills and stay in Alpine huts.

£1995 Land Only

14 days
Various Sunday departures between June and August
 
 
 
Adventure holidays in the Mont Blanc, The Alps, France
 
This challenging 8-day adventure culminates in am ascent of Mont Blanc with a panorama that includes the Eiger, Matterhorn and Monte Rosa. Enjoy staying in comfortable chalets in Chamonix preparing for the ascent, with hot tubs and fantastic chef!

£2095 Land only

8 days
Various departures from June to September
 
 
 
Walking holiday from Chamonix, through Arolla and into Zermatt
 
Considered to be the 'Walkers' Haute Route, this superb Alpine trekking holiday takes a linear route across the spine of the European Alps and links together the famous small mountaineering towns of Chamonix, Arolla and Zermatt.

£1895 land only

13 days
Various Saturday departures from June to September
 
 
 
The Ecrins Circuit Trek
 
Experience the village trails and stunning vantage points of the Ecrins National Park. This trek journeys along one of the best Alpine 'Grand Randonees', with views of the Barre des Ecrins and Meije. Soak up one of the wildest reserves in the Alps.

£995 Land Only

8 days
Various Sunday departures from July to August
 
 
 
Mountain Holidays with KE Adventure - The Haute Route
 
Classic Alpine walking holiday along the Haute Route from Chamonix in France to Zermatt in Switzerland in just one week. This exciting route includes sections of scrambling, snow-slope climbing and glacier travel using ropes, crampons and an ice-axe.

£1495 land only

8 days
Various Saturday departures from July to September
 
 
 
Easy Alpine Climbing routes ideal for beginners on Bernese Oberland Switzerland
 
Spend 8 adventure-filled days exploring high-level trekking and easy climbing in the beautiful Bernese Oberland in Switzerland, one of the most impressive mountain groups in the European Alps.

£1495 land only

8 days
Various Saturday departures from July to August
 
 
 
Tour de Monte Rosa Trek
 
A Classic Alpine trekking holiday around Switzerland`s highest peak, walking across the Teodulo Pass, the atmospheric Guglielmina Alpine Refuge, stunning Swiss Alps scenery. Simply one of Europe`s finest trekking holidays!

£1295

11 days (land only)
Various Thursday departures from July to September
 
 
 
Cycling holiday in France and Switzerland, from Geneva to Nice
 
Ride the Complete Route! Fully guided and vehicle supported, we road bike from airport to airport, Geneva to Nice, climbing some of the most historic road biking cols of Europe. Stunning Alpine scenery makes for a superb cycling holiday

£1495

9 days (land only)
Various Saturday departures from June to September
 
 
 
Scrambling, climbing in the Dolomites of Northern Italy
 
Scrambling in the Dolomites of Northern Italy, explore the Cristallo, Tre Cime and Tofanes groups and climb a series of the best Dolomites peaks with no need for rock climbing expertise. Ideal for confident scramblers with a head for heights.

£1195 Land Only

8 days (land only)
Various Saturday departures from July to September
 
 
 
Trekking the Ridges and Summits of Bulgaria
 
Trek in the Rila and Pirin mountains of Bulgaria ~ Summit Vihren, Kotelo, Maliovitsa and Musala ~ Dramatic walking on the spectacular Marble Ridge ~ Overnight trek via the Pirin Ridges to the atmospheric Dark Lake ~ Visit UNESCO listed Rila Monastery

£595 Land Only

8 days (land only)
Various Saturday departures from June to September
 
 
 
Multi-activity winter holiday in the Julian Alps, Slovenia
 
A multi-activity winter holiday in the Julian Alps where you will have the chance to spend the night in an igloo. Try snowshoeing, x-country skiing, ice climbing and husky dog sled riding.

£895

8 days
Various departures in February
 
 
 
Mountain Holidays with KE Adventure - Julian Alps, Slovenia
 
Characterised by striking limestone peaks rising above blue lakes and alpine meadows dotted with tiny villages of traditional architecture, this area with its many varied trails is perfect for a hotel-based, moderately-paced walking holiday.

£775

8 days
Various Saturday departures from April to September
 
 
 
Gran Paradiso Summit - A fantastic trek and easy climbing holiday in Italy
 
A brilliant trek and easy alpine climbing holiday in Italy. Trek via high passes and two 3300 metre summits and enjoy excellent mountain refugio's. Perfect for experienced and Novice Alpinist

£1295 Land Only

8 days (land only)
Various Saturday departures from July to August
 
 
 
The Matterhorn - Italian High Level Trek
 
The ultimate Alpine introductory week ~ From Italy to Switzerland across the Lisjoch pass ~ Climb several 4000 metre Alpine summits ~ Alpine Mountaineering skills tuition ~ Ideal for beginners with a good level of fitness ~ FREE Equipment hire!

£1195 Land Only

8 days (land only)
Various Saturday departures June to August
 
 
 
Trekking Coastal Corsica
 
Fully guided walking on the sunkissed west coast of Corsica. Day walks from stunning village bases including Evisa and Porto, a two night stay in the charming cliff top village of Piana. Explore mist-veiled mountains and secluded Mediterranean coves

£1145

8 Days
Various Sunday departures June to September
 
 
 
Mont Blanc
 
One of Europe`s great Alpine mountain walks in a one week holiday ~ Trekking the Alps from Chamonix to Zermatt ~ The Walker`s Haute Route from France to Switzerland ~ Trek between the iconic peaks of Mont Blanc and the Matterhorn

£1345 Land Only

8 Days
Various Saturday departures from July to September
 
 
 
Walks with around 1000m ascent each day
 
This brilliant, one week walking holiday focuses on summitting the highest peak in the Pyrenees, Pico Aneto (3404m).

£795 Land Only

8 Days
Various departures August to September
 
 
 
Trekking Holidays with KE Adventure - Walk to Freedon in the Pyrenees
 
Trek the Chemin de la Liberte the WWII escape route to Spain ~ Hike from France to Spain on this historic trail ~ Some of the best mountain views in the Pyrenees ~ Free day in the French beautiful spa town of Luchon

£745

7 Days
Various Sunday departures from July to September
 
 
 
Cross-country ski touring  - the Jura Traverse
 
The Jura Mountains extend for 250kms in an arc from the Rhone to the Rhine, at 175kms, the complete Jura Traverse is a long journey and is only suitable for those who have previous cross-country ski or nordic ski touring experience.

£1595

8 Days
Saturday departures in February
 
 
 
Trekking Holidays with KE Adventure - the Amalfi Coast
 
This hotel-based, walking week is on the south side of the rugged Sorrentine Peninsula, which separates the gulfs of Naples and Salerno. The famously picturesque Amalfi Coast is a region of steep cliffs and sheltered coves.

From £895

8 Days
Various Saturday departures from March to December
 
 
 
Church on the Andalucian Trails, Spain
 
This guided walking holiday in the Alpujarras of Andalucia in the Sierra Nevada. The stunning 800-year-old restored villa in the whitewashed village of Mairena makes the perfect place to explore this beautiful part of Spain.

£645

8 Days
Various departures in spring and summer
 
 
 
Trekking Holidays with KE Adventure - Camino de Santiago, Spain
 
Also known as the ‘Way of Saint James', the Camino de Santiago is one of the world's oldest pilgrimages. This hotel & guesthouse based walking holiday results in a journey via well marked and good paths.

£925 Land Only

8 Days
Various Sunday departures from April to October
 
 
 
Santiago de Compostella by Bike
 
This new biking holiday follows the Camino de Santiago, one of the world's oldest and most renowned pilgrimage routes. This is a holiday for regular cyclists with good endurance levels and travels from France to Spain.

£1595 Land Only

11 Days
Various Thursday departures August to September
 
 
 
Vernazza by the coast
 
Footpaths and Flavours of Liguria gently explores the UNESCO World Heritage site of the Cinque Terre, a beautiful national park of rolling hills, pretty towns and villages, bustling harbours, rocky coves, lush forests and excellent local cuisine.

from £995

7 days
Various Saturday departures from May to October
 
 
 
Walking in the High Peaks of the Balkans
 
The superb High Peaks of the Balkans, Albania, Kosovo, Montenegro and Macedonia takes you up three dramatic peaks travelling hotel to hotel, with genuine mountain days, dramatic landscapes, wild regions, expert mountain guides and all meals included!

from £995

6 days
Various Saturday departures from July to September
 
 
 
The summit of Mount Teide
 
Mount Teide Weekend - Tenerife explores the highest peak in Spain, the UNESCO Mount Teide is famed for its breath-taking national park, amazing lunar landscape, endemic flora, star gazing skies and incredible views of the surrounding islands.

from £395

3 days
Various Saturday departures from October to February
 
 
 
Mont Blanc from the Italian side - On the summit!
 
Mont Blanc from the Italian Side is an Alpine climbing trip led by professional IFMGA guides. It is an ideal trip for fit hillwalkers who have previous experience of using crampons and a single ice axe, either in the Alps or in the UK in winter.

From £1995

8 days
Various Sunday departures from June to July
 
 
 
Italian Summit Climber - On the summit of Zumsteinspitze
 
Italian Summit Climber: a chance to climb up to Seven 4000m Peaks in one week on this fully guided holiday. Use the comprehensive lift system whilst staying in the mountain huts - the many glaciated peaks can be within the grasp of any fit climber.

From £1295

7 days
Various Saturday departures from July to September