Atlas Mountaineering are a mountaineering and guiding businesses located in the Highlands of Scotland. Their guiding skills are employed in Scotland but they developed a new product offering that takes their skills to the High Atlas Mountains of Morocco.
Take in the beautiful landscapes, experience the breath taking view as you hike through the mountains.
From the trip description you can see how the transferable skills are used to encourage adventure tourism in new areas, and make it accessible to more people. It’s a great example of how adventure tourism businesses can diversify their product offering but still stay true to their passions:
Want more information from an expert source? The Adventure Tourism project team want to point you in the direction of the most engaging, innovative content and we recognize that sometimes that comes from somewhere other than our well research Blog Posts!
Below we have linked to some of our favourite blogs!
Tourism Tiger – Expert tourism blog.
So You Think You Can Start an Adventure Travel Business: Now What?
Whatever it was, you have decided to pursue your dream and start an adventure travel business. The only question is – now what? Well, you could dive into the industry head first or you could give yourself a leg up and take a look at our tips and tricks for starting your own adventure travel business.
Pat Falvey Adventure Travel – Adventure Business blog
We are Ireland’s leading adventure travel company in trekking, walking and expeditions with nearly 30 years of experience leading teams of people to the most beautiful regions of the planet. We provide exciting expeditions, climbing courses, walking holidays and boot camps to individuals, groups and charities at all levels of experience.
Adventure travel and photography blog! With over 5 million readers a year, you’ve come to the right place if you love traveling, photography, outdoor adventures, or nomadic living. Put together a list of some of my favorite articles & travel resources so you can quickly get an idea of what this site is all about!
Read a couple of crazy travel stories.
Be inspired by awesome travel photography.
Start planning your next travel adventure.
Learn about location independence & nomadic living.
AdventureBG, is a registered NGO in Varna, Bulgaria which was established in 2008.
During the years the entrepreneurial enthusiasts expanded their activities across Bulgaria. Many special tours and itineraries are provided for hiking, mountain biking, water tourism, visiting landmarks and sites, long-distance walking tours.
This company highlights the best parts of Bulgaria’s tourism industry and encourages people to explore another country outside of their comfort zone.
The European E-Learning Institute is our technical partner focused on our website, located in Copenhagen, Denmark. Copenhagen is widely known for its distinctive, historical architecture and bike-friendly streets. The city is also home to some long standing waterways such as the harbour area of Nyhavn. Not far from the city lie many picturesque beaches, with some even offering views out to nearby Sweden.
Lochaber Chamber of Commerce is located in Fort William, the largest town in the Lochaber area. The area of Lochaber has a variety of stunning locations from the mountains of Glencoe to the beaches of Arisaig on the West Coast. Due to this variety of landscape, there are opportunities for adventure in many different forms, from the highest mountain in the UK to the length of the coastline.
Momentum Consulting run their operation in Leitrim, Ireland. The county of Leitrim, named after the town, lies in the North of Ireland and is home to some spectacular scenery. The area has plenty of opportunity for water sports with lakes, rivers and coastline. There is an abundance of countryside to explore, from hidden waterfall trails to the mountain edge of O’Rourke’s Table.
Tallinn University School of Natural Sciences and Health is located in Estonia’s capital city of Tallinn. The city is located in the Baltic Sea area and has around 46km of coastline, perfect for a variety of water sport activities. The old town of Tallinn is a UNESCO World Heritage site due to its exceptionally well preserved Medieval architecture. The city has a great combination of nature amongst the classic buildings with 40 square kilometres of green areas to enjoy.
Varna Chamber of Tourism is located in Varna which lies on Bulgaria’s Black Sea coast. The city is home to a lengthy beach to relax on and a large park to enjoy nature. Due to its place on the coast, the city is also host to ports and a naval base. Bulgaria’s largest Roman baths are located in the city centre and the area surrounding the city contain many cultural heritage sites.
University of the Highlands and Islands – West Highland College
The University of the Highlands and Islands has college centres in some spectacular locations across the Highlands. Our partners are located in the University’s Centre for Recreation and Tourism Research in the West Highland College campus in Fort William. The town of Fort William lies at the foot of Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in the UK, with views across Loch Linnhe. The area surrounding Fort William is host to a large number of adventure tourism activities such as mountain biking, climbing, skiing, walking and boating.
Ireland is full of adventure, culture and fun. This tour will take you along Ireland’s west coast from West Cork in the South to Donegal in the North.
The Wild Atlantic Way Tour is a soft adventure tour which will take you on walking trails to some of the country’s most spectacular vistas and dramatic coastlines.
Each day will be filled with adventure activities, cultural and historical visits and experiences, as well as breathtaking coastal walks along the Wild Atlantic Way. This tour will take you out of the tour buses to experience Ireland as it should be experienced. Stunning vistas are ready to be discovered – be mesmerised by Ireland’s most beautiful locations. From walking along the highest sea cliffs in Europe to visiting ancient sites and castles, this adventure tour of Ireland will give you experiences and memories that will last a lifetime!
Adventure tourism is widely recognised as a powerful tool that can promote sustainable development in rural and economically marginal areas, generating smart employment and jobs growth, as well as providing strong incentives for conserving the natural environment.
There is a need to develop skills in a range of areas to support the industry’s ambitions for growth, including: management and leadership; enabling high quality customer experiences; and ensuring the availability of appropriate training. Therefore, adventure tourism has transformative potential, particularly for those economies constrained by structural weaknesses and disadvantage by their remote locations, including AVIP partners in Scotland, Estonia, Ireland and Bulgaria.
“We must not slip into the false divide between vocational and academic pathways”. AVIP tackles this challenge head on; developing innovative partnerships and new models of HE based around highly flexible learning pathways, tailored to meet digital and innovation skills, empowering businesses to respond to growth opportunities within the adventure tourism economy.
Our main focus is on developing education and training programmes to strengthen the skill base of young people and adults working in the adventure tourism sector. The outputs include innovative study modules aimed at practitioners and employees, as well as students. Cross-cultural forums will be created to ensure an alliance that pools resources, expertise and experience from across the trans-national partnership. The project will help SMEs to upskill in marketing and digital technologies. Learners will acquire the technical skills required to implement effective digital marketing, as well as the product innovation skills that are critical to entrepreneurship and businesses growth.
A new challenge is coming to Scotland for groups wanting small group adventures with multi-sport endurance challenges.
Rat Race Adventure Sports are ripping up the adventure travel rulebook as, from June, they are introducing Project: Explore to the outdoor active travel market, fusing small group adventure trips with the audacious multi-sport endurance challenges the business is renowned for.
Project: Explore raises the bar of active adventure travel offering travellers with a truly adventurous spirit an anthology of monthly, small group, guided and supported trips with exploration at their heart.
They will be challenged with a mix of mountain biking, road cycling, running, trekking and kayaking, all combined with overnight stays in remote hotels, B&Bs, bothies, tents and mountain caves.
Each of the five star experiences has a clearly defined challenge objective, an incomparable itinerary and their own activity skills and endurance ratings, all specially tailored to their iconic locations and the season.