What is Slow Adventure?

Slow Adventure offers a better type of adventure travel that helps restore the natural balance between people and nature and enriches the lives of all involved.

We believe in empowering local communities to choose how visitors engage with their natural environments, and all slow adventures are designed and delivered by our local experts.

By choosing Slow Adventure you contribute directly to the regeneration of the area you visit and become part of the slow adventure movement.

Core team

Slow Adventure Ltd is born out of our founders' experience and expertise as pioneers in the slow adventure movement. We’re now growing the slow adventure movement to enable adventurers to buy into a new type of tourism that’s good at its core and effects positive change for people and planet.
Sara Mair Bellshaw
Founder & Managing director

Sara Mair Bellshaw

I'm honoured to be living and breathing the Slow Adventure movement each day. Adventure travel can be a force for good if we choose to change and protect all that we love about this planet.
Jane Stuart-Smith
Founder

Jane Stuart-Smith

Having owned a successful rural restaurant, I know how difficult it is to run a seasonal business in a remote area. Creating high quality local jobs in fragile rural areas is a key motivation for me.
Clara Spini
Experience coordinator

Clara Spini

What I love most is helping our Local Partners create high quality, unique adventures that support local communities. To me, this is a constant “Monday Morning Motivation”.
Catherine Shearer
Industry supporter

Catherine Shearer

Having worked in adventure travel for 15 years, it's been my pleasure to support Slow Adventure in their mission to shake up the industry and make positive change.

Local SLOW EXPERTS

Local partners are your main points of contact for enquiries and bookings. They are carefully selected to work with small-scale suppliers in their area to create beautiful, immersive experiences that align with the principles of slow adventure, helping you to make meaningful connections with nature and local culture. With their local knowledge, you can also learn about and choose to support local impact projects that contribute to the conservation, sustainability and regeneration of these wild places. Our team is growing all the time, so keep an eye out for new partners coming soon.
Clara
Valtellina, Italy

Clara

Slow Adventure gives me a way to help visitors make meaningful conscious changes to the way they experience and give back to regenerate Valtellina.
Ellen
Jämtland Härjedalen, Sweden

Ellen

The small mountain village of Funäsdalen is my home, and I'm proud to be contributing to the future of my local community
Arndis

Arndis

Living in Iceland you can't help having a strong relationship with nature, it is all around you all the time, and I've discovered that this is essential for me to be content and feel at ease.
Sara
Lochaber, Scotland

Sara

Originally from Wales, I made Lochaber my home 12 years ago. I love running in the mountains with friends and adventuring with my two sons.

FEATURED Adventures

The Art of Climbing and Yoga

The Art of Climbing and Yoga

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Trad Music and Kayaking Camp

Trad Music and Kayaking Camp

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Swedish Midsummer Gathering

Swedish Midsummer Gathering

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Hiking and Food Culture Escape

Hiking and Food Culture Escape

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Foodie Mountain Retreat

Foodie Mountain Retreat

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Sailing and Wild Yoga

Sailing and Wild Yoga

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FEATURED impact projects

Lochaber Mountain Rescue Team

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Protecting the Swedish Arctic Fox

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Summer Trails in Storlien

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Arkaig Community Forest

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