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Adventure Travel Brand’s Weroad And Vans Shortlist The Ultimate Destinations For A Hiking Adventure

  • “World’s Top Ten Hikes” revealed including Machu Picchu (Peru), Amazon Rainforest (Ecuador), Tortuguero (Costa Rica) and The Dolomite Mountains (Italy)

  • WeRoad and Vans announce new partnership to encourage people to get in touch with their adventurous side and put the new Vans UltraRange footwear to the test



Group adventure travel brand for solo travellers, WeRoad, has announced the “World’s top hikes” to celebrate its global partnership with iconic footwear company, Vans. The brands have joined forces to name the best destinations on the globe to go on a hike and have an adventure. Experts have carefully curated the list based on scenery, effort levels, terrain, and overall experience. Top destinations to take in nature on the list include Machu Picchu in Peru, the Amazon Rainforest, Tortuguero National Park in Costa Rica and closer to home, Italy’s Dolomites or ‘Pale Mountains’. THE WORLD’S TOP TEN HIKES: · Machu Picchu, Peru · Quilotoa Lagoon, Ecuador · Tortuguero National Park, Costa Rica · Petra ‘The Lost City’, Jordan · Tena, Amazon Rainforest · Mount Bromo, Indonesia · Cotopaxi National Park, Ecuador · Rainbow Mountain, Peru · Ásbyrgi Canyon, Iceland · The Dolomites, Italy The shortlist of itineraries includes a Peruvian expedition from Cuzco to the magnificent Machu Picchu, Moroccan hiking in the Atlas Mountains and adventuring through the Andes to the depths of the Amazon jungle. Each itineraries even includes information on effort level required and nature experienced on each adventure. EXPERTS’ GLOBAL HIKING HIGHLIGHTS EXPLORE ECUADOR From the Andes to the depths of the Amazon jungle, from nature to culture, Ecuador has it all. Venture through the streets of Quito, hike in Cotopaxi National Park, home to one of the world's largest active volcanoes, and admire the crystal-clear waters of Laguna Quilotoa (just to name a few of the epic adventures included in this trip). Top Tip: The Cotopaxi National Park is home to three volcanoes, including the famous Cotopaxi, which is one of the largest active volcanoes in the world. The untouched natural beauty that surrounds it is home to over 90 species of birds, including hummingbirds, alpine condors, caracaras as well as mammals like deer, Andean foxes, and pumas. Take the winding paths that weave through the park, including a hike through the snow-capped volcano's base. JOY IN JORDAN Jordan allows you to discover fascinating culture, incredible treasures, testimonies of ancient civilizations, as well as varied and beautiful natural landscapes – all just a 5-and-a-half-hour flight from the UK. Travel to the gorges of Wadi Mujib and enjoy the benefits of the waters of the Dead Sea before moving south, journeying kilometers along the Kings' Road and passing through the Kerak castle before arriving at the real Treasure of this Middle Eastern country: Petra, the lost city. Top Tip: Hike the Wadi Mujib, a natural reserve that flows into the Dead Sea. You can hike against the river current, clambering over the rocks (so be prepared to get wet) until the grand finale....a dip in the impressive waterfall! There are several routes of varying difficulty, so something for hikers of all levels. CLIMB COSTA RICA Costa Rica contains 5% of the world's biodiversity so get ready to hike trails that lead to waterfalls in the jungle, explore mangrove channels, encounter the wildest nature. Home of the Tortuguero National Park where you will find lagoons, rivers, rainforest and animals of all species and enjoy a hike up to Cerro Tortuguero, an extinct volcano inhabited by monkeys, geckos, lizards and birds. Top Tip: The Arenal Volcano National Park, has a symmetrical conical volcano which dominates the park's landscape. Until recently it was one of the country's most active volcanoes, with an average of 41 eruptions a day, but it is currently in its dormant phase! Here you can hike to numerous thermal pools and enjoy a soak surrounded by lush jungle. This partnership celebrates both the launch of WeRoad’s new “Ecuador and the Amazon” tour and Vans’ latest UltraRange MTE shoes, the perfect footwear to take on a hike. Fabio Bin, Co-founder and CMO, WeRoad said: “We have some amazing hikes on our itineraries with something for everyone, whether novices or adrenaline junkies. Our shortlist includes some of the most jaw dropping experiences such as the Quiltoa Lagoon in Ecuador which literally looks like a painting, and no one can ever forget the trek to the lost city of Petra. It's great to be working with Vans and we’re very excited to be collaborating with a brand that shares our passion for travel and adventure. There couldn’t be anywhere better to put the new UltraRange shoes to the test than the shortlist we’ve curated together. You can take our word for it. I know our community of WeRoaders will be thrilled with the perks and experiences the partnership will bring.” Davide Benzoni, Head of CRM, Loyalty & Consumer Insights at Vans Family added: "Given our shared interests for exploration and outdoor adventures, it was a natural fit for Vans Family and WeRoad to join forces. We are delighted to enhance our existing loyalty programme and to be able to offer our members exciting new experiences. We look forward to seeing the partnership develop.” As part of the partnership, Vans Family members will get £100 off their next WeRoad trip*, whilst customers booking a WeRoad trip will receive a 20% discount on Vans' MTE and UltraRange footwear* to put to the test on their next hike. In addition to featuring on the WeRoad and Vans Family websites, the partnership will also be highlighted in Vans' flagship store in the UK where shoppers will have the opportunity to win a WeRoad gift voucher worth €1000 to go towards one of the tours.



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