MOROCCO ADVENTURE: Mountains to Desert

27th April - 5th May 2024

Experience the heart of Moroccan Culture on this women only Morocco tour.

Embark on an exciting journey that explores the remote valleys and villages of the Atlas Mountains, and sleep beneath giant dunes in the Sahara Desert. Immerse yourself in the Moroccan culture by enjoying authentic meals, dancing, and cooking with local women.

27 April - 5 May 2024

£
  • Members price £899

All bookings are subject to our Booking Conditions

Bookings close 15th April 2024

 

ITINERARY

DAY 1

  • ARRIVAL

    Check-in to your hotel in the buzzing centre of Marrakech

Welcome to Morocco!

Upon arrival, check-in to your hotel and meet your roommates. Later in the day, you’ll meet the rest of your Adventuress Fam and Trip Host for an enjoyable dinner.

Afterward, brace yourself for the vibrant atmosphere of Jemaa el-Fna, Marrakech’s main square, where you’ll be entertained by singing, dancing, and games.

No meals included on this day

Accommodation:  Riad, shared rooms

DAY 2

  • SCENIC JOURNEY TO DADES VALLEY

    via Kasbah Ait ben Haddou

Our journey to the Dades Valley begins after breakfast, as we board a comfortable mini bus for a leisurely ride. To break up the trip, we’ll stop at the world-famous Ait ben Haddou Kasbah, which has been declared a UNESCO world heritage site for its well-preserved clay fortifications.

During our stop, we’ll enjoy a freshly cooked lunch at a women’s cooperative and learn about daily life in the Atlas Mountains. Then, we’ll hit the road again, taking in the stunning views of the mountain sides and valleys as we make our way to the breathtaking Dades Valley.

Upon arrival, we’ll be welcomed with a hearty dinner at a cosy guest house. 

Transfer time: 7 hours

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Accommodation: Guest house, shared rooms

DAY 3

  • HIKING THE ATLAS MOUNTAINS

    Taghia gorge

Today our hike will be led by one of Morocco’s most famous guides, Hafida Hdoubane, who became the first female guide in Morocco 20 years ago. Hafida grew up in the mountains and is an expert on the region, eager to share her knowledge as we meander through breathtaking open fields and charming villages where we will be introduced to the friendly locals.

Our hike will be an adventurous one, occasionally requiring us to wade through small streams and shallow rivers. A great way to stay cool as we explore the natural wonders of the Moroccan countryside.

Our trail will take us far away from the ordinary, as we venture into the remote and stunning Taghia Gorge, with its towering cliffs.

We’ll spend the night in a Berber home, participating in a weaving demonstration and marvelling at the intricate handcrafting of Moroccan rugs. Later, we’ll cook and savour delicious local cuisine.

Hike time: 6hr | Difficulty: Moderate

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Accommodation: Berber home, shared rooms

DAY 4

  • EXPLORING HIDDEN GEMS OF THE ATLAS MOUNTAINS

    Mgoun canyon

Another day of exploring off the beaten track in the Atlas Mountains.

We will hike to Mgoun canyon through beautiful landscapes, admiring the lush green vegetation that has been left behind after the winter rains. 

For lunch, we will enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime experience by cooking with the women of a Nomadic tribe in the caves. This is a rare opportunity to meet this elusive community, who spend their lives moving from one region to another. Our guide has a close relationship with the women, so we will have the chance to learn about their unique way of life.

Our next stop will be our guest house where we may be treated to some traditional folk music.

Hike time: 6hr | Moderate

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Accommodation: Guest house, shared rooms

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DAY 5

  • TO THE SAHARA!

    Journey to the desert

Today we have the opportunity to give our feet a well deserve rest, as we relax into our comfortable transfer to the Sahara desert. Kick back, relax, and enjoy the majestic views as mountains give way to rolling dunes. 

In the evening we will arrive at a comfortable riad in the adobe Kasbah of Ouled Driss where we can explore the village before spending the evening sharing our excitement for our following day in the Sahara.

Transfer time: 6 hours

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Accommodation: Riad, shared rooms

DAY 6

  • HIKING IN THE SAHARA

    Night in a desert camp

Today we cross the desert on foot, hiking through palm forests to catch some shade. To avoid hiking on sand we will favor trekking through hamadas, which are areas with harder ground. 

Our destination will be the grand golden dunes of Erg Sahel, which we can climb to get a spectacular view of the sunset casting long shadows across the vast landscape.

Should the weather allow, we will have a breathtaking view of a million stars over head. Shh!..Can you hear that? The sound of total tranquility!

Tonight we will spend the night tents, camping beside the dune.

Hike time: 5hr | Moderate

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Accommodation: Desert camp, tented

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DAY 7

  • RETURN TO MARRAKECH

    Transfer back to the city

The morning starts with a 3 hour hike back to our vehicle.

After all of that excitement, it’s time to unwind on our journey back to Marrakech. Our journey will be broken up with plenty of stops to stretch our legs and a bite to eat. 

Back in Marrakech we will be treated to a hearty meal cooked by a local host family, who will also show us the ancient art of henna painting, a centuries old tradition used to bring people together.

Tonight will be spent in our original Riad. You’ll have the option to stay in, or head back out to explore the city by night.

Hike time: 3hr | Moderate

Transfer time: 7 hours

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Accommodation: Riad, shared rooms

DAY 8

  • GUIDED TOUR OF MARRAKECH

    City discovery

It’s time to head back to the vibrant city of Marrakech.

You have the option to take a guided walking tour or explore the city at your leisure. If you choose to join the tour, you’ll have the privilege of being led by a knowledgeable female guide who will enlighten you on the city’s intriguing history as well as its present-day lifestyle. The tour will cover major sights, giving you a clear sense of the city’s layout.

After the tour, you’ll have plenty of free time to explore further. You may want to wander through the medina’s labyrinthine streets and pick up some handmade gifts, or relax on a rooftop terrace while savouring a cup of traditional mint tea.

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Accommodation: Riad, shared rooms

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DAY 9

  • DEPARTING MOROCCO

As we prepare to depart, we will attempt to pack all of our souvenirs into our bags. Then, we’ll gather for a final breakfast to reminisce about the unforgettable journey we’ve shared. We’ll exchange contacts and bid each other farewell, with the hope of reuniting on another Adventuress adventure someday soon.

Meals included: Breakfast

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YOUR GUIDE

Hafida Hdoubane

In 1994, Hafida made history by becoming the first female guide in Morocco. Despite opposition from society, she bravely pursued her dream of introducing people to the breathtaking beauty of Morocco. Since then she has lead hundreds of tours, to every corner of Morocco.

Hafida enjoys leading people off the beaten track for authentic unforgettable experiences away from crowds of tourists. Hafida has an infectious laugh and smile with palpable positive energy. 

Due to her fame in Morocco she has been featured by National Geographic, BBC, Conde Nast Traveler, and Morocco World News.

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YOUR HOST

Kate Capelli

Your Trip host and coordinator is Adventuress in the Wild founder and guide Kate Capelli.

Kate fell in love with the energy of Morocco and felt an affinity with the people and incredibly diverse landscapes. She cannot wait to share this adventure with the community. 

She will be on hand for plenty of recommendations and any questions you have throughout the trip, and of course will be bringing the Adventuress vibe!

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ACCOMMODATION

We will be staying in a mix of accommodation from a traditional Riad in the heart of Marrakech, to rustic Gites, and a desert camp.

Your Day 1, 8 & 9 Riad in Marrakech is a stones throw from the bustling main square, and the labyrinth of Medina souks, perfect for exploring the sights.

A Riad is a traditional Moroccan home, featuring a garden courtyard in it’s centre open to the (typically) blue sky

Morocco is world famous for outstanding hospitality and smiling locals who are always happy to pour us a mint tea…Or three!

MARRAKECH

Prepare to have your senses awakened as Marrakech tantalises with vibrant decorations, the aroma of exotic spices, and the sounds of music that fill the air.

As a group, we’ll explore the maze-like Medina souks (marketplaces), admiring the mesmerising historical architecture that will leave you wondering why we don’t all paint our homes with beautiful colors.

At sunset, the Jemaa el-Fna square comes alive, buzzing with energy and excitement! This is where we can grab some delicious street food and get involved with the nightly entertainment and games. 

ESSENTIAL INFO

How to become a member for discounts

To benefit from big discounts on this trip and other events see the Adventuress Membership page 

Who is trip for?

This women only Morocco tour has been specially tailored for those who identify as female

Research has shown that there is a ‘Confidence Gap’ between men and women, which is very clear when it comes to the world of outdoor adventure!

Research has shown that girls are taught from a young age to avoid adrenaline-rushing pursuits, making them 2.5 times less likely to explore the outdoors compared to men.

Our trips are designed to challenge comfort zones and build confidence through outdoor adventure.

Are you ready to meet your wild side?

Is Morocco safe?

Morocco is generally known for its friendly locals and is considered a safe destination. However, as with any major city, it is not recommended to walk alone at night, especially for women, as they may receive unwanted attention from men. Fortunately, we will be travelling as a group, which greatly minimises any such encounters.

During the day, you may encounter locals offering to act as guides or help carry your bags, only to request money afterward. These are common scams, primarily in Marrakech, that can be easily avoided with a polite refusal.

When walking in the Medina souks, or most streets in Marrakech, you will need to be aware that motorcycles will pass you continuously, and pedestrians are expected to stay out of the way. 

It’s worth noting that Marrakech is a popular destination for tourists, so you’re likely to see many others exploring the city as well.

To respect local customs, it’s expected that shoulders and knees are covered, and favour loose fitting clothing.

In Marrakech, please avoid interacting with snake charmers or monkey entertainers, as they often mistreat the animals in their care. If you take photos, the performers will likely ask for money.

Petty theft such as pick-pocketing can be common in areas such as the main square of Marrakech or medina souks. It is advised to keep money and phones out of reach in a money belt.

If you have any other concerns about safety in Morocco, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Do I need a visa for Morocco?

Always ensure that your passport has at least 6 months validity and two blank pages. 

British nationals currently don’t need a visa to enter Morocco for the purpose of tourism for up to 90 days.

(As of 4th January 2024) 

If you are not a British national please be aware that it is your responsibility to check your country’s visa entry requirements for Morocco 

There are no COVID-19 related restrictions in place for Morocco 

Kit list info

Below is a recommended packing list to get the most out of your adventure. For the weather, in the Sahara we can expect very high temperatures, but in the evenings in the mountains it can get down to 6 degrees, so pack for all instances.

TRAVEL DOCUMENTS & MONEY

  • Passport
  • Visas (If needed)
  • Insurance docs (inc contact number and policy number)
  • Flight tickets (You will need paper tickets when departing from Marrakech airport. This can be arranged at the hotel)
  • Cash for tips kitty**
  • Copies of documents
  • Money belt or pouch

LUGGAGE

Keep in mind when packing that the weather in Morocco in the mountains and desert can vary from very hot during the day to very cool at night.

A 40 litre pack is recommended for this trip. During our tour your larger backpack will be loaded onto a mule during the hikes, and they cannot take suitcases. We strongly recommend keeping your pack weight under 10kg to keep the mules safe. You will also be required to carry your pack from the road to your riad in Marrakech. (5 min walking)

Whilst hiking you will carry a smaller day pack (20 litres recommended) with all of your essentials you’ll need for the day until you reach your accommodation.

  • 40 litre backpack for everything that you need 
  • 20 litre day pack for use whilst trekking and exploring 
  • 1 litre water bottle/ Nalgene (Morocco can get toasty!) An extra bottle of water will be provided each day the trekking guide.
  • Water purification tablets for emergency, we will be provided with bottled water.
  • Ear plugs & eye mask
  • Head torch & spare batteries/charger
  • Personal medication and toiletries
  • Travel sickness pills if needed (windy roads on transfers)
  • Packable microfibre towel for drying feet from river crossings.
  • Toilet paper
  • Waterproof jacket and trousers
  • Mid or high ankle hiking boots (Already broken in)
  • Personal first aid kit with blister plasters/Compede
  • Electrolyte sachets
  • Water shoes with good traction on soles for river crossings such as old trainers. Water shoes with thin soles may not be adequate.
  • Long sleeve and trouser thermals (Merino wool recommended)
  • Synthetic top and bottom for hiking (It is frowned upon to expose shoulders and knees in Morocco) 
  • Synthetic hiking underwear
  • Warm jackets/jumper/trousers for night time such as a fleece and packable down jacket (It can get down 6 degrees at night)
  • Swimwear
  • Sun lotion 
  • Bug repellant 
  • Sun glasses
  • Sun hat or breathable buff to cover head
  • Hiking socks
  • Battery pack for electronics
  • Hiking poles (if desired. If travelling with carry-on please check with airline if poles are permitted)
  • Plug adapter (two round pins)
  • Headphones/cards/book (if desired)

Drones are not permitted in Morocco 

**Tip kitty – Tipping tour staff is generally expected in Morocco, to make this easier our guide Hafida will hold a kitty which each of us will contribute to. The amount collected will depend on the final group size, but it is recommended to contribute around 250MAD/35EUR

Guaranteed departure?

This trip needs a minimum of 2 Adventuresses to run.

Will the guides be female?

At Adventuress in the Wild our mission is to support women working in the adventure industry, as we realise the empowering impact they are making on the women that they lead.

To enter the world of guiding as a female in Morocco is incredibly tough as they are defying social expectations.

What makes this trip so special is that we will be led through the Atlas Mountains and Sahara desert by the first ever female guide in Morocco, with 20+ years of guiding experience.

Your host will be Adventuress in the Wild founder Kate Capelli

Your Marrakech tour guide will also be female.

During this trip you will learn about the Moroccan way of life from many of the local women who work closely with our guide.

There will be some male staff in our ground crew on this trip, and potentially a documentary maker.

How fit do I need to be for this trip?

This trip is graded moderate and manageable for most. 

You must be comfortable with hiking for up to 6 hours in a day in hot weather conditions.

Our trails will be mostly flat with some occasional ascents and descents. We will also encounter some river crossings potentially to knee depth. 

Do I need to take part in everything?

If joining this trip you will be required to take part in the hiking activities, as this is how we will travel from to each nights accommodation as a group. If you wish you are able to opt out of the cultural activities in the evening, but we encourage everybody to get involved to fully enjoy this unique experience. 

On our last full day in Marrakech you will have the option to join a guided tour of the city, or take free time to explore at your own leisure. 

Do I need travel insurance?

Personal Insurance must be taken out to attend this trip.

 

Cover should include personal injury, emergency medical cover, and cancellation cover. The insurance must cover the specific activity you’re taking part in.

Medical requirements

To take part in this trip you are required to have a reasonable level of fitness. If you have any underlying or historical medical conditions that may flare up whilst hiking, then please make us aware upon booking. When taking out insurance please ensure that you make them aware of any pre-existing medical conditions. 

For recommended vaccines and health advice for Morocco, see the ‘Fit for travel’ NHS guidelines via their website here

If bringing personal medication, be sure to bring the original packaging. 

I am nervous to join alone, should I go?

95% of our trips are made up of solo Adventuresses from all over the UK. Everybody admits to feeling nervous during their first adventure, but by the end of your trip you’ll feel like you’ve made friends for life. Bonds are formed very quickly, and every trip is introvert friendly!

How will the weather be?

April/May is one of the best times to explore Morocco, as the extreme summer heat has not yet begun, but the nights are a little warmer than during the winter. Please read the packing list to prepare for the trip, as you will need clothes for both hot and chilly weather. 

In spring we may experience some lush vegetation left behind from the winter rains. 

In the Sahara highs can reach 30 degrees during the day, but drop to 13 degrees at night. 

In the Atlas mountains we will expect it a little cooler than this, with highs around 25 degrees. 

Where does the trip start and end?

Start: Day 1, check-in from 3pm – Riad Dar Marhaba, Moulay Abdelkader, 110 Derb Dabachi, Medina, 40000, Marrakech. Directions will be sent in your info pack.

If needing to arrive earlier please let us know

End: Day 9, same location as above following breakfast breakfast

Will there be an event chat group?

When booking a trip with us, you’ll have the opportunity to speak to others joining your trip in a Whatsapp group. This is where you can discuss travel options, and maybe even get together pre-trip! Your trip host will be in the Whatsapp group to answer any questions you may have, and closer to the date your guide will also be added.

The chat will be opened in the weeks leading up to the trip. Until then feel free to contact us with your questions.

How will the accommodation be?

You will be sharing rooms during this trip.

In Marrakech there will be 3 Adventuress to a room with en-suite bathrooms. The riad in Marrakech is nice a comfortable with a beautiful courtyard.

During our time in the mountains and desert the guest houses will be rustic, providing a very authentic experience and peek into how the locals live. The bathrooms may be shared with other guests.

There are no private rooms available on this particular trip.

Getting there

Regular direct flights run from the UK to Marrakech Airport serviced by different airlines 

To reach the hotel from the airport it is advised to take a taxi.

The hotel is a 20 minute cab ride from the airport.

Meals & Hydration

On this trip you will be provided with the meals as stated in the itinerary

Vegetarians will be catered for, but the selection will be more limited here than what you might find at home.

Breakfasts will usually consist of different freshly baked breads with spreads and omelet. Dinner in the remote areas of our journey will consist of meat or vegetable tagines, or couscous. 

Vegans or those with a special diet may struggle due to the limited options, so it would be advised to bring some of your own food if this is the case.

On our first and last evening we will have a restaurant booked in Marrakech. We always strive to book restaurants with veggie and vegan options available. These dinners are optional and not included in the trip cost.

Carrying at least 2 litres of water is recommended for the activities. Some tap water in the mountains may be drinkable, however we do not recommend drinking without first treating with water purification tablets first. 

Alcohol can be difficult to find in Morocco, with only a few restaurants in Marrakech selling beer and wine, usually at a high price. 

How big will the group be?

There will be a maximum of 12 Adventuresses on the trip.

1 Adventuress host will be along for the fun

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£950
  • Members Price £899

All bookings are subject to Booking Conditions

Bookings close 15th April 2024

THE ADVENTURESS VIBE

Ria AchilleosRia Achilleos
11:35 14 Jun 24
I recently joined a weekend trip with Adventuress In The Wild in the Peak District and it exceeded all my expectations! The weekend was filled with well-organised activities, including peaceful hiking in nature, rock-climbing and abseiling.As a first time climber, i felt both excitement and fear, but the encouraging environment made all the difference! Our host, Kate, was friendly and welcoming, ensuring everyone felt included throughout the trip. Kate provided useful information and fun facts, making the trip safe and interesting.One of the best parts was meeting lovely people who shared a passion for the outdoors.I couldn’t have asked for a better experience and highly recommend Adventuress In The Wild to anyone looking for an outdoor adventure!
Susanne MorganSusanne Morgan
13:10 13 May 24
The Adventuress tour to Morocco was an amazing experience. Our local guide Hafida took us to areas not commonly frequented by tourists and we were privileged to have genuine interactions with local people. A truely memorable trip with a fabulous group of women.
Sarah SarvisSarah Sarvis
20:13 11 May 24
I went to Morocco with Adventuress and it was the trip of the lifetime. Our guide knew all the locals, was kind and generous and gave us an experience that was not overpopulated with other tourists and included unique cultural interactions. Kate herself is thoughtful and mindful of the adventures that she organizes for us.
Szabo BernadettSzabo Bernadett
09:44 27 Apr 24
Been on multiple hikes (Jurassic coast was my favourite) and few overseas trip ( Pyrenees, Queer Malaga trip) with Adventuress. Kate is always extremely welcoming and caring and puts so much effort into making sure everyone enjoy their time and having the best hike or trip.You will have the best with either you go alone or with friends.Very highly recommend any of the trip or hike!
Lucia LegnaroLucia Legnaro
10:46 02 Apr 24
Re: PEAK DISTRICT HIKE AND CLIMB WEEKEND.If in doubt, book it now! The beauty of the landscape is unparalleled, the thrill of the climb is a great boost for selfconfidence, and so many laughs with the crew! This trip is moderate and accessible to most people, I am not super sporty nor particularly strong myself, but the weekend is designed to make everyone welcome. Kate Capelli is a superstar!Re: SEVEN SISTERS EASTER HIKE.I had the best time with the best people and the best weather, exploring the best section of the ‘South Downs Way’. Kate Capelli knows what she is doing and I would follow her anywhere. The general vibe was inclusive and warm and friendly, you do not need to be super fit to take part.
Nga DoNga Do
09:06 01 Apr 24
I have been lucky enough to enjoy 3 activities with AITW, 2 of which have been overseas trips! "Adventures" does not even begin to describe the experiences I had on both of my trips with this group. My first trip with AITW was in October/November 2022, and I still have fond memories and friendships that were formed, sharing laughter, conquering challenges, and taking in the beautiful scenery of South Africa. Hiking, yoga, camping, bouldering, and wine tasting were all part of the itinerary, but what wasn't planned was just the awe and feeling I was left with when the trip was over. I had so much fun that I booked another overseas trip in March 2024 to Lapland. I got to try snowshoeing, Nordic skiing, a traditional Finnish sauna, and ice dipping. We even got to stay in a cozy cabin where we shared delicious meals, took turns sledding, had a private sauna, and even laughed our way into playing in the snow between sauna breaks. We had 2 wonderful Finnish guides leading us into the beautiful Lapland wilderness, and we got to have lunch at our very own woman-made ice table/bar. Our last night was quite magical, as we got to see the Northern lights for the 2nd time on the trip and were mesmorised by its glow. It was an empowering trip, and Kate takes thoughtful consideration in planning and organising events that promote community support. I can't wait to join another adventure!
Maria CorbalanMaria Corbalan
22:13 31 Mar 24
I can’t recommend Adventuress in the Wild highly enough after an epic week exploring the magical scenery of the Finnish Lapland.We were very lucky to have Kate with us, and I must say I couldn’t possibly think of a better professional travel companion.We also had qualified wilderness guides with us, and again, they were really professional and friendly, and they were adapting to our needs at all times.The accommodation had great views and was really pretty, it also had a fireplace and traditional Finnish sauna, and getting up in the mornings in such a setting was quite a thing.Spent our days hiking in the wilderness, snow shoeing, trying nordic backcountry ski, ice dipping and having yummy home made meals. We also managed to see the northern lights for two nights and had lots of fun as strangers to start with but as friends by the end of the trip.A really empowering experience and I have already booked to go again next year.
Thanh TangThanh Tang
18:58 31 Mar 24
Truely, an amazing trip with a bunch of lovely ladies and two aspiring female wilderness guides. A week packed with fun activities, nordic skiing, snowshoeing, hike to the fell for aurora, yoga, sauna/ice dip, laughter, banter, a perfect traditional log cabin in the magical Lapland landscape. My 1st all female group trip and definitely not my last. Experiences are shared, fond memories to look back on and friendships formed. LOVED IT, AITW/Sidetracked thank you!
Amy MaynardAmy Maynard
09:44 31 Mar 24
Kate is incredible! She has a great ethos and works incredibly hard teaming up with group's lead/run by women and making sure everyone is ok. Lapland adventure, was the second overseas trip with Adventuresses and it was phenomenal. The group was hilarious/encouraging and the guides (Sirpa and Lotta), made the trip so special for everyone.
Kristen FraleyKristen Fraley
09:09 31 Mar 24
Still buzzing after a truly wonderful trip to Northern Finland with Kate and Adventuress in the Wild. From start to finish, Kate was really responsive and set the tone for an encouraging and fun space to try new things, take on challenging situations, and have a lot of laughs with a great group of women. Kate provided us with an exceptionally curated week, filled with snow shoe hiking, cross country skiing, ice dipping and even seeing the northern lights in our PJs!Would absolutely recommend AITW to anyone after an adventure!
ClaireClaire
17:14 29 Feb 24
I’ve just come back from an absolutely fantastic winter skills weekend up in the snowy Scottish highlands with Adventuress in the wild.It was a perfect weekend from the outset!Kate, the founder of adventuress in the wild and our mountain leader, Charlie , immediately put you at ease going through the itinerary for the weekend.On the Saturday Charlie introduced us to the lovely Scottish winter and what it had to offer. We learnt how to make wise decisions, use crampons, use ice axes and generally have lots of fun safely in the snow!On the Sunday we put all of the skills we had learnt the day before to good use as we hiked up a snowy mountain…and oh boy…the views were unreal!We were very very lucky with the weather and I felt I was living a dream. The memories I have made from the weekend will last a lifetime. My only regret is that it didn’t last longer as I was definitely not ready to come home!Thank you to Kate, Charlie, Gaby and Jean for making the trip so memorable. It won’t be the last trip I take with Adventuress in the wild!
Nese ZorbaNese Zorba
10:55 16 Feb 24
I have just finished the 4 week bouldering course with Kate and it was so helpful in getting me into bouldering. She really eases you into it and the course is layed out really well. Kate is an amazing instructor as she takes the time to learn about you and doesnt just coach you on the physical side but the mental side too which for me was the main obstacle for me progressing. By the time I had my 2nd session with her I was a lot less shakey and from the very first session I was able to complete climbs. She pushes you outside your comfort zone yet not so much that it puts you off bouldering completely. In such a small amount of time Ive seen so much progress in my bouldering and having all the techniques she has taught me under my belt I now feel confident enough to enter a bouldering gym on my own.
Lucy LLucy L
15:30 15 Feb 24
I recently completed the 4-week bouldering beginners course. It was a great way to learn all the basic techniques and lingo. I feel more confident going bouldering by myself or joining social climbs now. Kate is a great instructor and made the sessions fun. I would definitely recommend it if you are new to or returning to bouldering!
SafiyaSafiya
10:00 15 Feb 24
I took Kate's beginner level 4 week long course and I cant recommend it highly enough. Kate covers everything from climbing lingo to techniques that are invaluable to climbing efficiently. She is encouraging and patient and you get to meet and climb with other amazing women!
NatalieNatalie
14:41 11 Feb 24
Kate is a great instructor, she is patient and explains things so clearly. Have learnt a lot with the bouldering classes and increased my confidence with bouldering.
Irina TamIrina Tam
17:33 05 Sep 23
The journey and trip through Morocco was a dream come true, filled with unparalleled experiences that go beyond the ordinary. From immersing myself in the ancient traditions of nomadic life to witnessing the awe-inspiring beauty of the Sahara Desert under the starlit sky, entire adventure was nothing short of extraordinary with the breathtaking hikes in the majestic mountains .Having Kate and Hafida as our guides undoubtedly added an extra layer of magic to our trip. Their expertise, passion, and genuine care ensured that every moment was not just memorable but truly exceptional. Their insights, local knowledge, and hospitality enriched our experience, creating unforgettable memories that will last a lifetime.
Jaimie WilliamsJaimie Williams
13:36 04 Sep 23
Kate plans everything needed to make Adventuress trips smooth and hassle-free, making a chilled weekend away so easy. Always meet great people too, such a nice vibe xx
Liza Aberkane BarrancoLiza Aberkane Barranco
11:27 17 Jul 23
100% recommend for all levels. I was an absolute beginner but felt so supported and welcomed for both hiking and camping. A fun community that is open and safe for all. The best views and guide!
Savannah BettsSavannah Betts
19:48 29 Jun 23
Had a great time during the adventuress weekend on the Jurassic coast with Kate and Lisa. Great organisation, communication, and felt really well looked after. They managed to cater to all experience levels, and just create good vibes all around. A brilliant way to meet new adventure pals!
Victoria WeaverVictoria Weaver
19:45 26 Jun 23
Absolutely epic experience!! Hiking the most amazing scenery on the Jurassic coast with a bunch of awesome women is something I will not forget quickly. Brilliant host. Very friendly and inclusive atmosphere. Cant wait to do more hiking!
Kim BishKim Bish
11:15 26 Jun 23
Best girl gang an adventurer can join, whether you're a beginner or experienced in travelling! I put my trust in Kate for my first ever weekend hike, & I'm so glad I did.
NicolaNicola
09:27 26 Jun 23
I had the most amazing week of my life on an expedition to the Pyrenees with Adventuress in the Wild and 360 Expeditions. I had never travelled solo before and was so nervous to go on an expedition with a group of people I’d never met. Adventuress couldn’t have been better, Kate made sure everyone was happy throughout the trip. She took the time to speak with everyone on the trip and answered any concerns we had. She kept us all up to date in the WhatsApp chat and put a packing list in the chat each day to help us know what to pack for the days activities.The group were amazing, everyone was so lovely and we all really bonded over the week. It was a week filled with smiles and laughter, we all supported and cheered each other on as we tried new and challenging things outwith our comfort zones. I absolutely cannot wait to book more activities with adventuress and genuinely recommend them to everyone!
Anna AlcaideAnna Alcaide
21:49 04 Apr 23
I attended the course "Confidence Outdoors" and I enjoyed a lot. Kate is creating a very comfortable atmosphere and she is providing a complete course both, for beginners and more advance hikers. Key information provided and also, detailed replies to all questions. Now I feel I have all the important tools to go ahead in my future hikes. I would highly recommend this course.
Michelle VenablesMichelle Venables
21:43 04 Apr 23
Highly Recommend!I wanted to make a positive change and to go out and meet new people with similar interests and to build my confidence and self-esteem. I’d always loved walking and hiking but never felt I knew enough to do it on my own (or even if it was something you could do solo!) Then I came across Adventuress in the Wild. Kate’s Confidence Outdoors course was exactly what I was looking for.The course included subjects like: planning your own hike and creating your own route; keeping safe and how to deal with emergencies; choosing kit and equipment; multi-day camping and backpacking and then the option of going on a hike and meeting all the people on the course in the final week.I was very nervous to go on my own but I didn’t need to be; I was instantly put at ease. Kate is very friendly and welcoming and all the ladies attending were great. It was a really lovely day and Kate was a brilliant guide.I’d put planning solo hikes off, but now armed with my new knowledge and confidence, I’m looking forward getting out there.Kate, thank you. I also can’t wait to go on more of your hikes soon.
Madeleine HammondMadeleine Hammond
20:55 04 Apr 23
Kate is a fantastic guide and leader. I feel inspired and motivated to undertake more treks, which as an inexperienced woman who wants to get more outdoorsy feels so empowering. However, my favourite part is the adventuress community - I have done both the compass navigation and confidence outdoors courses, and the community that Kate has an integral role in developing of Adventuresses feels like a truly welcoming, supportive environment. I’ve already booked onto more adventuress walks - if you’re not sure, just sign up!
Eleonora PasselliEleonora Passelli
08:00 04 Apr 23
I've been thinking about joining this group for so long and I'm so glad I finally did! So nice to get out of London with some likeminded, friendly people. Kate is a great guide, very knowledgeable and always making sure everyone feels welcome. I also like that there are a lot of options, from day hikes to overseas trips to bouldering. Very highly recommended!
Annie SmithAnnie Smith
06:11 04 Apr 23
I’ve had such a brilliant time on my days with the adventuress gang! I did a couple of hikes in January and the confidence outdoors course in March. Kate is very experienced and knowledgeable, and creates a really relaxed and friendly environment. It’s a lovely way to meet like-minded people whilst exploring some beautiful places and building confidence to go it alone at some point. Highly recommend!
Rebecca MacDonaldRebecca MacDonald
13:17 14 Mar 23
Such a great community to be a part of! I'm new to town, so I was nervous to start coming out, but Kate and the girls made me feel welcome right away. I now attend the hikes and bouldering and beer sessions regularly. The group that turns up is always a mix of new and familiar faces, and everyone receives that same warm welcome. Getting outside is medicine for me. Getting outside with other women is even more so. For any women looking to get into nature more and meet other women who like doing the same, I can't recommend this group enough!
Sarah BattenSarah Batten
16:14 12 Mar 23
I had a fantastic time hiking in Epping Forest with such lovely friendly people. Kate is a brilliant guide and is so welcoming - I felt very welcome attending on my own. Such a great way of getting out into the countryside and escaping London! Highly recommended.
Andreea CraciunAndreea Craciun
19:14 13 Feb 23
Kate is a great guide and she's managed to create an amazing community of women around her. The hikes she organizes are not only a way of exploring London and its surroundings, but also to connect to other people. 10/10 would recommend
Miri GlogerMiri Gloger
08:23 19 Jan 23
Such a vibe! I was pretty stoked when I first found Adventuresses and even more so now that I have attended a few events. Kate is a great guide, always full of fun facts about nature and making sure everyone feels safe and welcome. What I love most though is the community, a bunch of cool chicks you get to hike/climb and have a drink with. Thanks for creating this, you'll be seeing my face a lot :)P.S. make sure to join one of the abroad adventures, it was truly an experience of a lifetime 😍
Effie ParaskevopoulouEffie Paraskevopoulou
19:29 02 Jan 23
I've joined several adventures with Adventuress in the Wild, and I can confidently say that they are life changing experiences. As someone who moved to the UK, they gave me the opportunity to explore the outdoors around London and meet new people in a safe, friendly environment.Kate is a very experienced and organised guide, and she has created a platform that empowers women in many ways. I couldn't recommend them more.

Conquer your mountains

Adventuress is all about pushing your boundaries to experience life beyond your comfort zone

What’s waiting for you there? A sense of empowerment that’ll leave you filled with confidence, and the realisation that you have it in you to achieve more than you ever imagined

Our guides and members of the community are super supportive, and above all we love to have fun. Laughter is 100% guaranteed

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We recognise that some of you do not feel like you are represented in the world of outdoor pursuits, so we are on a mission to show that the outdoors is for everybody, so lets get out there and have some amazing adventures