UP Travel

Combine your passion for travel and Urban Poling and discover fabulous destinations while building lasting friendships and unforgettable memories!

These trips are organized by independent instructors who are experienced Urban Poling trainers and will make your trip a truly once in a lifetime experience!

Nordic Walking Tour of Portugal: Oct 1 – 14, 2020 with Active by Nature

Active by Nature & Jenni Evans of Vision Travel have selected Comfortable Hiking Holiday’s hiking tour of Portugal for a 2020 group Nordic walking tour, as a follow-up to 2018’s successful Nordic walking tour of the Amalfi Coast (picture to right). Read about last year’s trip here. Comfortable Hiking Holidays (CHH) is a Canadian adventure travel company & their guide, Robert, will be our hike leader in Portugal. CHH has been taking small groups of Canadians on hiking holidays around the world, since 1986.

“Any Portuguese town looks like a bride’s finery – something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue.” Throw in medieval castles, cobblestone villages, coastal hikes, fresh grilled fish and golden sunshine, and you have the perfect description of a hiking holiday in Portugal!

This tour is filling up so secure your spot on this unforgettable adventure with a deposit today.  Details here:  https://activebynaturecanmore.ca/activities/https-activebynaturecanmore-ca-up-adventure-tours/

Active by Nature International Nordic Walking Tours

International Trekking Tours

Are you looking for the climb of a lifetime? Have you always dreamed of being on the “Roof” of Africa on Mt. Kilimanjaro, to the base of Everest, or the Annapurna Circuit?

Natural Trekking can assist you in realizing your dream. We can help you with flights, visa requirements, booking your climb, gear selection and recommendations on training.

Natural Trekking


For UP Travel we simply act as a referrer. We are not and do not act as a tour operator, travel arranger or organiser or as an agent for operators and accommodation owners. We make information about the operators and organisers available to you so that you can choose who you book with so that you can liaise directly with them to book your perfect trip. We do not take your money on their behalf or act as go between in any issues relating to your holiday. Your contract will be with them and them only and they are fully liable for every aspect of their holiday/accommodation product that you buy, according to their own terms and conditions. So we strongly urge you to check these carefully in full before you book.

Winter Poling

When walking on snow covered surfaces, remove the rubber tips to expose the carbide tip which will provide better traction.  Add snow baskets to prevent the poles from sinking deep into the snow.
– Mandy Shintani, OT


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