Hiking

Top 5 Unique Trekking Holidays

We have all heard of the Inca Trail, or bucket-listed the Everest Base Camp trek, but what about the other walking wonders of the world? These trekking holidays are the best way to take in unique scenery and discover hidden treasures, unseen by the regular tourist crowd. For those with a keen sense of adventure and an enviable fitness level, consider putting these atop your travel list.

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Lycian Way, Turkey

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The Lycian Way is a 509km (316 miles) walking track along the south coast of Turkey. It is estimated to take 25 days to complete the mountainous trek from Oludeniz to Antalya. It is best to visit in Fall or Spring as the Summer is far too hot for strenuous exercise in Turkey! You will find accommodation in small villages along the way and public transport is also available for those lazy days. Discover Lycian tombs, byzantine ruins, forests, and one-of-a-kind views of the Mediterranean coast.

Camino De Santiago, Spain

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This is considered one of the easier trekking routes and is suitable for the amateur hikers or walkers. Don’t get excited yet, the trail, located in northern Spain, is 800km (497 miles) long. Fortunately, you can keep yourself amused with beautiful rustic villages and historical experiences along the way. The Camino de Santiago is typically a pilgrimage but, in recent years, has become quite tourist-friendly. Accommodation is competitive and privacy limited, but you will make plenty of friends along the way, with whom you can relax in the evening over a bottle of Spanish red.

Routeburn Track, New Zealand

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Ever wondered what Frodo felt like on his trek from Hobbiton to Mordor? This 32km (20 mile) trek will take you through the heart of New Zealand‘s south island – the filming location of Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings trilogy. While no filming was done on the trail itself, the familiar green hills, snowy peaks and crystal lakes will still take your breath away. For families or people not keen on walking, you can do day trips to parts of the trail.

Bungle Bungles Piccaninny Gorge Trek, Australia

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Australia has some of the most unique landscape in the world. This isolated, 5-day camping trek will take you on a journey through Australia’s Indigenous culture and the remote wilderness the first people call home. The gorge is surrounded by red and black “beehive” rock formations, with plenty of caves and waterholes to be discovered throughout the Bungle Bungles and Purnululu National Park.

Haute Route, France/Switzerland

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This trail is more commonly a cycle route. But walkers can also enjoy this unique, up-close and personal experience of the Alps. As you can imagine, the incline is relentless. You will constantly be going up or down and you will need some serious leg muscle to get you through. But this is one of the most glorious walks or rides in the world. Unless you would prefer a ski trip, you should do this walk in Summer.

October 22, 2014

Beauty On The Run


We’ve decided to combine exercise with a fantastic new beauty product so you can learn to get fit and get beautiful at the same time. Lux has created four handwashes in four themes that enable you to keep your hands clean and moisturised while on the run. Gotta love that!

Hiking

All you have to do is pack what you need, strap it on your back and start walking. It’s as simple as that. You’ll get away from it all and come back in better shape. Going up and down steep trails with a heavy back pack burns calories – actually around 4,000 a day. It also builds strength and pushes your aerobic endurance to new heights. Did we mention leg muscles? Hiking works those quads, hamstrings and calves like no other exercise? Best of all Hiking relaxes your mind and helps you release stress – all while enjoying nature’s best views. When you do get back from a day of hiking don’t forget to try Lux Skin Sense Hand Wash in Calm. The gentle fragrance of chamomile and geranium will not only moisturise your skin but cleanse it as well.

Kayaking

Always wanted to experience an unbeatable high? Kayaking will do it for you. Whether you’re paddling the white water rapids of the Penrith Whitewater Stadium in Sydney or touring the Brisbane River, kayaking lets you develop upper-body strength and incredible balance all while you have a duck’s eye view of the world. Besides those fabulous triceps, you’ll develop flexible muscles in both your upper and lower back – all the way around to your abdomen. The only Lux hand wash post kayaking is Splash. Splash contains natural extracts of juniper and wild jojoba which are known for their purifying and toning properties.

Camping
Camping really is the quintessential way to really enjoy all that nature has to offer. Free your spirit, relax your mind and dream as you stare into a campfire, lie under the stars or wade in the ocean – far, far away from your work. With more than 3000 national parks in Australia there really are thousands of amazing places to pitch a tent. You’ll be the only ones for miles. Don’t forget to pack Embrace Lux Hand wash to keep your hands smelling and feeling beautiful while outdoors. Embrace contains natural extracts of Neroli and Ylang Ylang, which are known for their warming and sensual properties.

Mountain Biking
If you’re looking for perfectly, toned thighs and sculpted calves, you can do a million leg lifts or you can get on a bike and take to some of the most interesting bike trails. Mountain biking is one of the most demanding and fun ways to get into super shape. Your legs and lungs work hard on moderate trails and you’ll be pushing yourself to new heights, literally. After a good ride don’t forget to try Divine Lux Hand wash. Divine has a delicately uplifting scent with natural extracts of jasmine and lily which are known for their moisturising and skin softening properties. Perfect for bike weary hands.

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