Choosing an overseas destination for your Gold Expedition can be a little bit of a lottery.

We have run Gold expeditions in many countries around the world, some have worked brilliantly and some, to be honest, not quite so well.

A Gold DofE expedition should allow the participants to experience isolation, self reliance, and consist of routes which keep multiple teams discrete and provide a safety net in the event of mishap. In areas of high altitude, jungle and terrain that require a mandatory in-country guide to operate, it is difficult to achieve these criteria and the expedition can become a bit of a "tick box" process.

We believe that the best places to hold an overseas Gold expedition are all within the confines of Europe.

There is no shortage of wilderness areas, a good network of paths, suitable maps, cheap and easy access and most importantly a reliable rescue process and nearby medical care.

All of the expeditions/itineraries we run are staffed by an International Mountain Leader and have been tried and tested to ensure the 20 conditions of the DofE can be upheld, even with multiple teams.

Attached to this page are some outline itineraries and costs, however we can adjust any to suit with your requirements and budgets.

Contact us for further information.