“Adventure” Travel for All

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Himalayan Mountain Bike Tour through Nepal.

Everyone has their own definition of adventure, so we’ve rounded up three types of tours that are sure to please any kind of “thrill-seeker.” Whether your client is looking for an adrenaline rush, a culinary experience or a trip to keep the entire family entertained, one of these tour operators has got it covered.

Adrenaline Rush
If your client is looking for adventure on the open road, adventure travel operator AccessTrips is offering a 12-day Himalayan Mountain Bike Tour through Nepal.

In addition to helping travelers learn and improve their mountain biking skills, the guides are experts on the region. AccessTrips will take groups, capped at 15 people, on rides to explore the golden spire of Swayambhunath in Kathmandu; through forests and villages on the old walking route between Kathmandu and Pokhara; and across the Daraundi River on a suspension bridge.

Guests will stay in guesthouses and top-rated boutique hotels in what the company says are “the very best accommodations in some of Nepal’s most remote areas.”

The first trip departs in March 2013 with rates starting at $2,790 pp, which includes 11 nights of accommodations, daily instruction, full support vehicle, all meals, transportation and airport transfer in Nepal and entry fees. If clients book more than four months in advance, they’ll save 5 percent.

For more information, call (650) 492-4778 or visit accesstrips.com.

Thompson Family Adventures in Turkey.

Family Fun
For families seeking adventure together, Thomson Family Adventures is offering a travel savings of $500 on its Private Escapes programs for departures between December 2012 and March 2013. Whether families want to explore a destination like Egypt or Tanzania, or visit the Great Wall of China, Thomson can customize the trip with activities appealing to family members of different ages and interests.

For more information, call (800) 262-6255 or visit familyadventures.com.

Olives and Spanish cured Serrano ham from the Spain Gourmet Experience.

Culinary Delights
Not everyone can manage a Himalayan mountain biking trip, so for those clients looking for a culinary adventure, Intrepid Vacations now has tour options to “live Spain like a local” with its Spain Gourmet Experience.

“Adding Spain to our destination offerings allows us to further cater to our customers who wish to see the world in a more experiential and insightful way…and truly ‘live’ the places they travel to on their vacations,” says Brian John, president and CEO of Intrepid Vacations. “We are pleased to introduce this exciting destination to bring travelers more choices in a fascinating region of the world—including amazing experiences in some of Spain’s lesser-known gems—such as Costa Brava.”

The company’s Spain Gourmet Experience, we think, is a great fit for travelers seeking an adventure of the palate. This itinerary takes travelers on a tasting tour of the country with 14 meals at Michelin-starred or locally acclaimed restaurants, and will have travelers tasting ham in Huelva, wine in Jerez, and goat cheese in Cordoba. The itinerary features one night in Malaga, two nights in Cordoba, two nights in Seville and two nights in Jerez with rates from $5,123 pp.

Intrepid Travel’s other new Spain itinerary is The Best of Costa Brava. For more information, call (800) 505-5497 or visit intrepid-vacations.com.