Bright Travel Ideas

 o Sunspot Cycle of the Northern Lights

Northern Lights Bright Travel IdeasYou may have heard about the sunspot cycle and how it is linked to sightings of the northern lights. Solar flares are explosions ejected by the sun. These flares contain charged particles and if they head our way, carried on a solar wind, earth’s magnetic field divert them.
This sunspot cycle is generally around 11 years and this coming season it reaches its peak, the solar max. and if sightings experienced over the last season are anything to go by, then this coming season should see some incredible displays

 o Trekking in Torres del Paine National Park Chile

Torres Del Paine Bright Travel IdeasHike on along some of the most famous trails in Patagonia! This is the best way to experience two of Patagonia's world class hiking parks in just a few days. The Patagonia Combo leads you through Torres del Paine National Park in Chile and Los Glaciares National Park in Argentina in just 13 days. You will be able to visit the impressive Perito Moreno Glacier, hike on Viedam Glacier, explore the French Valley, admire the Torres and much more. The Patagonian Southern Ice Field is the third largest ice mass in the world, after Antarctica and Greenland. It is a humongous plateau that is always covered in snow; located at an average altitude of 1500masl. It is crossed by the Cordillera of the Andes from north to south. It is shared by both Chile and Argentina.

o Motor biking in Mongolia

Motorbiking Tours Mongolia Bright Travel IdeasImagine to bike across the Gobi Desert on a Yamaha. For ten days you will see some of the most amazing geographical formations, including big granite mountains with coloured limestone cliffs, weathered by wind and rain.

Not only will you travel almost 2000 kilometres of solitude desert, golden sand dunes, up to 180 kilometres long and a cold mountain canyon up in the Gobi mountains, but also meet local families still leading an ancient nomadic lifestyle and experiencing their fascinating culture.

o Fly-fishing in the Soca valley
of Slovenia’s Julien Alps

Soca Valley bright travel ideasIt's a pleasure for our local guides to help you discover the secret jewel known as Slovenian fly fishing! Most of the fishing is located in the North-West part of Slovenia's Julian Alps. The waters are renowned for their sky blue glacial colours, for example the Soca river and its tributaries. The Soca is the jewel of Slovenian rivers, a national treasure of the Slovenian people. It has been described as one of the most beautiful rivers of Europe, if not the most beautiful of all. The Soca is populated by the indigenous trout, the marble trout, and also the brown trout, and the Soca grayling. The best period for fishing usually occurs in late August and September.

 o Cycling in the countryside of Ukraine

Ukraine isn’t the best known of bike touring destinations, so it’s especially nice to see a new video from keen cyclist and film maker Blanche that looks at cycling in this ex-Soviet state.
It's the second biggest country of Europe. Still a lot of cyclists don't really know it

 o A bicycle journey in Georgia

Sakarthvelo is another name for Georgia. In july 2011 we cycled one full calendar month through the Caucasus in Georgia. We really loved it, especially the people. We definitely will return one day

 o Pedal the white beach of Morocco

In the winter of 2010 we cycled Morocco for the 12th time. This time we pedaled to plage Blanche, the white beach. This video is about dreams and how dreams turn out in reality.

Plage Blanche | cycling Morocco from Blanche on Vimeo.


 o Traversing the Carretera Austral in Patagonia

cycling the australThis route has become a classic adventure for cyclists. The multiple-day ride takes you through through the most remote and disconnected areas in all of South America and to some of the most beautiful places in Patagonia. The Carretera Austral begins in Puerto Montt and ends in Southern Patagonia. The entire route is more than 1,300 kms, so the route has been divided into two individual itineraries.

o Walking the Compostela di Santiago
Pilgrimage Route of Basque Spain

 camino de Santiago de Compostela, GaliciaShould you not only seek physical, but especially spiritual renewal, the world’s most popular Christian pilgrim route awaits you – the Camino de Santiago, or the Way/Route to Santiago de Compostela, the fabled city in the north-west corner of Spain. For more than ten centuries this ancient path has transformed lives through the power of faith. There are at least 12 different routes, from a mere 87 km to over 1 000 km long, with starting points mainly in Spain, but also in other countries. The pilgrim who walks the Camino will experience a powerful rejuvenation of that which is sacred in our spiritual lives. Perhaps now is our time?

o Sensing the Great Migration of Masai Mara

Migration SerengetiSensing the Great Migration of the Masai Mara
The immense annual migration during July to October of over two million animals from the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania to the greener pastures of the Masai Mara National Reserve in the neighbouring Kenya is unparalleled in the world. These migrants comprise mainly of about 1, 3 million wildebeest, but also thousands of animals like Thomson’s Gazelle, zebra, eland, impala, buffalo, giraffe and elephant. But on their heels follow the predators sharing in the feast – lion, hyena, leopard, cheetah, wild dog, jackal; and the crocodile await them, when they cross the Mara River, whilst raptors like the vulture, eagle and falcon hover above. We have first hand experience of this spectacle … reserve your place now!

o Rediscover the Inca Trail of Machu Picchu in Peru

Machu Pichu routeOne of the most astounding experiences is to walk the ancient Inca Trail to Machu Pichu in Peru. Depending on your fitness, you can choose between 2 to 7 day itineraries. The most popular is the moderate Classic 4 day Trek, taking in many of the Inca ruins at Sacsayhuaman, Q'enko, Pucapucara and Tambomachay, as well as spending a day or two exploring the Sacred Valley of the Incas visiting the tradition market town of Pisac and the fascinating Inca fortress at Ollantaytambo, and of course Machu Picchu. Permits are required for the Trek, and since departures from March to December 2013 go on sale around mid-January 2013 we highly recommend that you make a booking with us as soon as possible

o Board the Rocky Mountaineer
on a Train Journey of the Canadian Rockies

Rocky mountain Train JourneyThere is no better way of experiencing one of the world’s most spectacular regions, the pristine beauty of a UNESCO World Heritage Site, namely the majestic Canadian Rockies and Canada’s Western region. On the world renowned, luxurious train, the Rocky Mountaineer, you will experience the breathtaking scenery of majestic mountains, glacier-fed lakes, and wild rivers. Four distinctive rail routes, rich in history and natural wonders, meanders through British Columbia and Alberta. Without hestitation we endorse the comment of one of the privileged passengers, Lynda Sykes: “Spectacular doesn't even adequately describe the scenery. The accommodations were fabulous! The food was to die for! The service was beyond stellar!” How we would like to take you there!

 o Navigating the fjords of Norway
on a cruise ship and trains

Norway fjordsImagine enjoying the amazing Norwegian Fjords, from many angles.
You’ll enjoy beautiful Fjord scenery on luxury cruise ships and spectacular train rides.
Stay in beautiful coastal cities such as Bergen and Alesund along with tiny Fjord villages.

See Norwegian Fjord highlights such as the UNESCO Geirangerfjord, the narrow Naeroyfjord, the majestic Sognefjord and the beautiful Hardangerfjord

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