The daredevil-hedonism one
What? A six-day trip that packs in hiking at Partnachklamm Gorge, paragliding off Germany’s highest mountain and biking to Munich to finish up at the city’s biggest party: Oktoberfest.
Who? Founded in 2013, WHOA (Women High on Adventure) brings kick-ass women together for kick-ass trips. A former Munich resident, co-founder Allison Fleece has the inside track on Bavaria’s most beautiful bits.
Fly to Munich
When? 20–25 September
Oh, and another thing… Wear comfy shoes for hiking, biking and Oktoberfest – you’re on your feet all day, then dancing till dawn.
The epic one
What? A challenging 75km, multi-day trek through the Himalayan mountains to the 5,380m-high Everest Base Camp. And back again. Highlights include Namche Bazaar, thrilling suspension bridges and, of course, views of the world’s highest mountain, Everest.
Who? Wild Women Expeditions, the largest women-only adventure travel company out there.
Fly to Kathmandu
When? 13–30 May; 1–18 October; 21 October–7 November
Oh, and another thing… Hike to the top of Kala Patthar – higher than Base Camp; the 360-degree views are unparalleled.
The nature one
What? A 135km, seven-day trek from Cape Naturaliste to Cape Leeuwin in the far south-west of Western Australia. Expect rugged coastal scenery, wild karri forest, powder-white beaches and migrating humpback whales frolicking offshore.
Who? Adventurous Women are pioneers of women-only travel in Australia: adventure is “a state of mind”, they say.
Fly to Perth
When? 4–11 November
Oh, and another thing… Twitchers, watch out for the super-rare, red-tailed tropicbirds known to breed on Sugarloaf Rock, south of Cape Naturaliste.