We don’t have to explain that 50-somethings want to do adventurous things; it’s one of the many reasons why high50 is here. But where should we all go to find those adrenaline-fuelled travel kicks? Here are a few pointers.
Get Lost is based in Tunbridge Wells, but nothing to do with angry colonels. It’s a retailer specialising in adventure travel for those who want to grip their middle years with white knuckles and go. Includes gap breaks for oldies. Visit Get Lost.
Inspired Breaks caters for life transformers and career breakers (it used to be called Gap Year for Grown-Ups). It provides pro-social breaks – career breaks, voluntary work and conservation programmes – as well as good honest adventure trips. Visit Inspired Breaks.
Eldertreks claims to be the first adventure travel company designed exclusively for people 50 and over. It is US-based but also goes out to UK travellers, and has small-group all-inclusive adventure trips, including Mongolia by camel or hiking Patagonia’s Torres del Paine. Shame about the name. Visit Eldertreks.
Travel With a Challenge is a US-based content site with tragic graphic design but full of interesting words. It is updated monthly, with news, features and lots of adventurous travel ideas and tips for middle youths. Visit Travel With a Challenge.
Prime Adventure is a wing of The Adventure Company, a British travel firm that specialises in intrepid travel, including astronomy tours. This excellent and highly-navigable site offers the chance to home in on favoured tourism niches, be it wildlife watching in Costa Rica or walking around Angkor Wat. Visit Prime Adventures.