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Top 10 locations for cycling holidays

When it comes to finding the perfect cycling holiday you may find yourself unsure where to start. Depending on your skill level, terrain, and the experience you're looking for can make a big difference to the location you choose. To help narrow down the vast choice we've put together 10 of our favourite locations for cycling holidays. Some of them might just surprise you, but what's guaranteed is a cycling…

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Bucket List Holidays – It’s time to start ticking off that list!

As the end of January approaches and those New Year's resolutions start to fall by the wayside, it's time to reinvigorate that lust for adventure and start planning those bucket list holidays that give you so much more. Plan a holiday that you will never forget, whether it's seeing one of the wonders of the world or doing something that pushes you out of your comfort zone. Our Top Picks…

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Top 5 surf tips for beginners

If learning to surf is on your bucket list, it's time to stop making excuses and give it a go! Surfing has it's challenges especially as a beginner, but it's very rewarding and the sense of achievement and exhilaration from catching that first wave makes it one of the best sports in the world to learn...regardless of age or experience! Ready to take to the water but unsure where to…

The Process

Why do we go to the mountains? There are reasons that reach beyond the climb, past the descent, and are far more important than the summit. Regardless of the grade, the elevation, or the name of any peak, we go to the mountains seeking a feeling; and no matter where or who we are, the feeling is the same. Whether you’re on the highest mountain in the world or at…

ICELAND DIVIDE – Bikepacking Expedition

Cruel, heartbreaking, exhausting and so rewarding it's addictive...Bikepacking. This is a great self-filmed video from Montanus of their Iceland traverse. Be careful, it might just inspire you to get out and punish yourself with an epic bikepacking trip. I know it's got me planning one for as soon as possible. Iceland Divide is a short film that chronicles a self-supported bikepacking expedition from north to south of Iceland, through one…

When Fear is Actually Fun

ACTION CULTURE founder Glenn talks to COOP Magazine Switzerland about Bungy Jumping and Fear. COOP Magazine recently caught up with Glenn in the mountains of Engelberg, Switzerland to film first-time bungy jumpers as they prepared to jump from a gondola 140M above the ground below. The article examines fear; it's effects and rewards. After more than a decade of experience on the jump-deck helping nervous first-time bungy jumpers break through…

Bagan at Sunrise

Cycling in Burma/Myanmar

Leaving behind their careers and comfortable home for a life on the road, Claire Mason her partner Andre Siwek cycled through Burma as part of a longer journey from London to Tokyo. Here Claire recalls their experiences in this rapidly changing country where before 2015 cyclists were not allowed to cycle across the border from India.   Burma was always on our radar as a place we were excited to…

NEW: Burma Adventure by Bike

We've just added this amazing new tour cycle tour to our collection. An amazing opportunity to ride Burma in a small group, with the freedom to ride at your own pace, exploring this beautiful region. An adventure tour that we highly recommend to couples or solo travellers who like to see the country side up close and personal. https://www.actionculture.co.uk/tours/burma-adventure-by-bike/  

The Dawn Wall – Trailer

The Story In January, 2015, American rock climbers Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson captivated the world with their effort to climb The Dawn Wall, a seemingly impossible 3,000 foot rock face in Yosemite National Park, California. The pair lived on the sheer vertical cliff for weeks, igniting a frenzy of global media attention. But for Tommy Caldwell, The Dawn Wall was much more than just a climb. It was the…

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ACTION CULTURE Partners With WildBounds

We're very proud to announce our new partnership with adventure gear specialists WildBounds. With every adventure travel booking you make with ACTION CULTURE you'll receive specific gear suggestions and personal discounts on WildBounds' great range of adventure gear.   ABOUT WILDBOUNDS If your adventurous spirit takes you down a trail, up a mountain, through wind orwater, or into the snow, then WildBounds is for you. WildBounds is a growing team…

Gear Review: Thule Upslope Ski & Snowboard Backpack

Description Usage: Winter sports 
Material: 420D Cordura nylon Volume: 20 L (1221 cu in) Dimensions: 13 x 11 x 21.3 in Weight: 1.78 lb 
Model Number: 209200 The Upslope is a relatively light but very durable day pack designed specifically for winter sports.   The Test We took the Upslope for a few days off-piste skiing at Engelberg in central Switzerland. Skiing from around 3,500 ft (1,100 M) to the…

Gear Review: Thule Guidepost 85L Men’s Backpack

Description Usage: Extended Trip 
Material: 210 nylon, 420 Robic ripstop nylon Volume: 85 L Dimensions: 14.2 x 12.6 x 35.4 in Weight: 5.9 lb 
Model number: 222000 A large backpack for extended trips. At 85L this backpack is about as big as you'll ever need and is a good choice for family camping trips or extended backpacking journeys.   The Test We put the Guidepost 85L to the ultimate test;…

Why I Started an Adventure Company, Not for Adventurers

It all started by jumping off high things... Then helping others jump off high things…. Growing up on the east coast of Australia, I couldn’t wait to get out of high school & start travelling. I was hungry for adventure. I hitch hiked, backpacked, & travelled the world exploring & trying as many new experiences as I could. Ultimately, I settled on the job of Bungy Jump Master. It was…

Sustainable Travel – Reducing Plastic Waste

At ACTION CULTURE we're committed to sustainable travel. That's why we're proud to announce our partnership with GRAYL to help eliminate single-use plastic bottles. You may have already started to use your own reusable bottle at home, on the go & in the office. But we all know that it's more difficult when you travel to remote areas where you can't easily refill your bottle with fresh, clean drinking water.…

IN THE STARLIGHT – Official Movie Trailer

Sometimes just looking up is all we need to feel awe struck. To appreciate the wonders of the universe and her beauty. To be inspired. Enjoy this short trailer and when you're ready to get under an amazing sky check out our suggested tours below. During the darkest hours of the night, while the rest of the world is sleeping, outdoor photographer Paul Zizka ventures out into the wilderness in…

Surfer Profile: Yago Dora

Bringing the fluid motion and freedom of free surfing to the world surfing tour, Brazilian Yago Dora is a pleasure to watch. His turns are so fluid, throwing huge rooster tails into the air while seeming to keep speed and flow along the wave. He's an absolute pleasure to watch. It's very hard to believe he wasn't simply winning everything from the beginning, but he's had to work hard to…

A Love Letter To Winter

Skiing & Snowboarding The North Face's 2018 Snow Team Edit is stunning. It's really refreshing to see people doing amazing things, absolutely extreme and pushing the boundaries of what is extreme even further, but set to mellow music. This helps you appreciate the beauty of the lines taken, the natural flow of the movement from somebody doing what they love and what they spend all the time they can refining.…

The Frozen Road

Self-shot and edited whilst cycling around the world, this short film charts my winter journey into the Canadian Arctic as I completed my bike ride up the American continent. Compelled by Jack London’s assertion, that ‘any man who is a man can travel alone’, I sought an adventure of perfect solitude. Yet, as I came to realise, the harsh truths of travelling in such a formidable environment were a long…

Middle of Somewhere – Snowboard

Snowboard Austin Smith, Blake Paul, and Jake Blauvelt travel to a well known and rarely visited backcountry freestyle snowboard playground in BC where Jake Blauvelt started his filming career. Full of pillow lines and shoots, Jake, Austin, and Blake will define the next generation of backcountry freestyle. From: The North Face Check Out Our Ski & Snowboard Tours