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Adventurers, explorers, travel writers and local experts

Adventure Travel Show

Celebrating our Spirit of Adventure

Britain has a long and illustrious list of famous explorers and adventure travellers, as well as many more novice adventurers who've taken the plunge and set out on equally incredible journeys. For the past 24 years, the Adventure Travel Show has celebrated that intrepid spirit across its stages:

  • Adventure Show main stage
    Home to the UK's best-known adventurers sharing their unique experiences.
  • Destinations stage
    The industry's leading experts giving advice on once-in-a-lifetime journeys to every corner of the world.
  • Discover Africa stage
    Insights from local tour guides, wildlife experts and conservationists on an incredible continent that is on all our bucket lists.

Our experts will be diving into a huge range of travel topics from environmental issues and eco tourism, to the practicalities of solo travel or planning for your first cycling trip.

Access to all the theatres is included in your show entry ticket so you can pick and choose all the best content for your next trip

 

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Kate Rawles

Kate Rawles

Kate is an 'adventure plus' cyclist, riding to help raise awareness and inspire action on the most urgent environmental issues, highlighted in her first book The Carbon Cycle. In 2017/18 she rode the 8288 mile route from Colombia to Cape Horn. The ride focused on biodiversity loss and inspired her next book, The Life Cycle.

Chaz Powell

Chaz Powell

Chaz strives to explore places that people rarely venture into and explore like historical explorers used to. Having walked the Zambezi in 2016, Africa’s wildest river, he wanted to raise awareness about the huge loss of wildlife that has happened in that region. Inspired by David Attenborough, Chaz is an expedition leader, a bush craft instructor and a mountain leader. 

Rebecca Lowe    

Rebecca Lowe    

In July 2015, Rebecca set off on a 10,000km solo bummel, riding through 20 countries from London to Iran. A journalist and Middle East correspondent for the Guardian, she wanted to shed some light on this long misunderstood part of the world and shared her experiences in her brilliant book The Slow Road to Tehran

Lise Wortley

Lise Wortley

Lise is an adventurer, writer and presenter on a mission to redefine what it means to be an explorer. Following in the footsteps of intrepid female explorers of the past, her fascination with these women has taken her on expeditions all over the world for her on-going project, Woman with Altitude, and receiving widespread media attention as she goes.

Benedict Allen

Benedict Allen

Established as one of the world's leading modern-day explorers through expeditions famously achieved without phone, GPS or "backup", Benedict is one of only two living people included in the Daily Telegraph's gallery of Great British Explorers along with Sir Ranulph Fiennes. His many expeditions include a first recorded crossing of the Amazon basin at its widest, and the first known traverse of the entire Namib on foot.
Global Convoy

Global Convoy

Max, Becca, Joel and Nik will be returning to the show to share their latest amazing adventure - setting a world record by being the first to drive a US school bus the full length of the PanAmerican Highway (Prudhoe Bay, Alaska to Ushuaia, Argentina) - along with various strangers from around the world! Setting off on the 6th of August 2023 and arriving in Argentina’s southernmost city 234 days later.

Jane Wilson-Howarth

Jane Wilson-Howarth

Declared as the most impressive travel health authority by Simon Calder, straight-talking Dr Jane, has spent years working in remote regions treating sick locals and travellers. Her comprehensive guide "Bugs Bites & Bowels" appeared recently in a sixth edition as "Staying Healthy When You Travel” and her best-selling book is "How to Shit Around the World". She’ll share tips from her extensive experience and photos of dangerous animals.

Felicity Cloake

Felicity Cloake

Felicity is an award-winning food and travel writer, cyclist and terrier owner. Author of The Guardian’s weekly “How to Make the Perfect…” recipe column, and seven books including two food-focussed travelogues: “Croissant for the Road” which details her 2300km cycle ride through France in search of the definite versions of classic French dishes, and “Red Sauce Brown Sauce” in which she rides the length of Britain to find the perfect fry-up. Spring 2025 sees the release of a new book about her recent epic bike journey across the USA discovering regional culinary specialities on the way.

Keep checking back for news of more speakers