Rug&Rock

Is Internet taking charge of our lifes?

The alarm starts shrieking. You fumble a hand towards it, and find the snooze button.
Silence floods the room again.

What’s the next thing you do? What’s the next thing you think?

If you’re like millions of modern people all over the world, you think “I wonder what’s happening on the internet?” And before you’re even aware of it, you reach for your phone.

This is a big problem – except maybe …

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Multi Adventure / Rug&Rock

15 Reasons You Need To Walk More

Since we’re an adventure travel company, you may think we’re all about the high-intensity, high-impact, breath-whooshing-out-of-you stuff. That’s what real adventure is, right? Heart racing, sweaty palms, fear and exhilaration fizzing through you…

Nope. That’s just one side of it.

There’s a reason we take people trekking for weeks on end with nomadic shepherds, or  through the landscape around the highest mountain in Northern Africa. In fact, there are 15 reasons – and they …

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Greece

Know Your Greek Islands: A Guide To The Dodecanese

If you’ve ever longed to visit the Greek islands because of pictures like the one above – we urge you to look to the west, to the long island chain hugging the Turkish coastline, through towering Kalymnos, all the way down to mighty Rhodes…

Welcome to the Dodecanese – a long string of island paradises that we’re so in love with that we created an 8-day tour around them.

Our next available …

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Rug&Rock / Spain

Seven Ways Andalusia Will Blow Your Mind

Let’s say you’ve just stepped off the plane at Malaga Airport into your first blazing hot Spanish afternoon…

Or you’re rattling southwards on the first train you’ve ever taken from Madrid, watching the rugged landscape soften into waves of olive groves…

However you arrive, we’re envious. Experiencing Andalusia for the first time is a life-changing, jaw-unhinging experience. It’s our favourite region of Spain (by far), uniquely suited to the kind of adventures …

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Multi Adventure / Responsible Travel

Yes, You Can Do It Alone: Why Solo Travel Will Rock Your World

What’s it like to go on an adventure holiday on your own?

Disappointing? Stressful? Lonely? A bit sad?

It’s a story that refuses to die – and we really, really wish it would, because it’s just not true.

Even after millions of independent solo travellers and a decade of blog posts on the topic, this whole topic still has a cloud hanging over it. If you’re on holiday on your own, it’s assumed it’s …

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Rug&Rock

Welcome to Todra Gorge, one of the most spectacular canyons in the world.

Hi.

We’re just leaving on a trip to Todra Gorge, our favourite rock climbing destination in Morocco…and we thought you’d like to see it for yourself.

Are you up for that?

This is Tinghir, a city of 40,000 people on the south slope of the High Atlas mountains. It’s a delicious 26 degrees Celsius today (perfect conditions – it gets a lot hotter in the high summer) and those palm trees stretch across …

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Rug&Rock

7 Unmissable Things To Do In Marrakech

Our top things to do in Marrakech include staying in old hotels, taking a horse & carriage, learning to haggle and drinking enough mint tea to pass out. Shall we get started?

You’re hot and dusty from your journey here, your shirt is already sticking to your back – but you couldn’t be more excited. A short drive away is Marrakech, one of the most exciting (and popular) cities in the world…and …

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Rock Climbing

Rock Climbing Essentials

So – you want to get started in the exciting world of rock climbing – but you have no idea what comes first.

Here’s the easiest answer to that question: take one of our rock climbing holidays. You’ll be taught by experts in spectacular surroundings, and we’ll provide everything you need, including all the equipment mentioned below. We’ve designed these trips to be the absolute best way for a complete beginner to …

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Rug&Rock

Shifting Sands and Freezing Nights: 6 Amazing Facts About The Sahara

 

There’s golden sand under your feet, rearing up into colossal dunes that ripple away towards the horizon. The sun is fierce, and you can feel sweat trickling down your back. There’s water in your daypack, a hearty Moroccan breakfast in your stomach, and the camels are grumbling and restless.

Welcome to day 3 of our Trans-Saharan Caravan Adventure. It’s time to leave – and the high Saharan desert awaits.

But first, let’s …

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