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Exciting adventure holidays don't have to cost the earth. Here we list 6 fantastic budget adventures for under £300

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Hike Mount Toubkal

Climb to the roof of North Africa for a ridiculously small amount of money! If you can manage to get a cheap flight, the on-ground costs of summiting the 4,167m peak of Mount Toubkal can be as low as £300.

About £140 will get you a return transfer from downtown Marrakesh to the Berber village of Imlil in the High Atlas Mountains; a guide; a mule to carry your kit and food; all food and a night in the Toubkal refuge. If you want to go with a company, KEAdventure offers a weeklong trek for £395 ground only.


Learn to climb in England

Rock and Sun offers weekend courses from £170 per person- without accommodation - in England, from the Peak District to Cornwall, though they can suggest accommodation near the course venues. This introduction weekend is for beginners and indoor climbers looking to take their first handholds outside. Covering topics such as safe belaying, top roping, equipment use and storage through to actual on-rock skills, it's a perfect two-day course to gain a basic understanding of outdoor climbing.


Multi-Activity in the alps

Alpine Elements offers summer trips to various resorts in the French Alps, which start at around £300 excluding flights and transfers. All trips come with an 'active pack' which includes a six-day lift pass, bike hire for road or mountain biking, a 'pro bike experience', stand up paddle boarding and wild swimming! You'll stay in good quality hotels on half board basis and you can upgrade to any number of the 80 or so other alpine experiences on offer - from rafting, to climbing and paragliding!


MTB in the Chilterns

A guided, fully supported, weekend of riding in the Chiltern Hills with Skedaddle is complimented by staying in a superb 16th century coaching inn for £265 B&B! The trip starts in Wendover, a mere 48 minute direct train from London Marylebone, and is best suited to regular mountain bikers. The trip offers a great mix of forest, single-track and open farmland. There are also weekends aimed at introductory level riders based in the same great location.


Log raft In Sweden

This five-day adventure from £255 pp starts with building your own raft. You'll be supplied with timbers and rope, then when you're done, you'll simply drift down the central Swedish Klarälven river at 2kph.

Where you sleep each night is down to you, and you'll carry your own supplies. You'll also have the opportunity to go for hikes wherever you want as you float past forests, farmland and small villages. There's a distinct likelihood of seeing beavers too.


Sea kayak in Pembrokeshire

Based in the clear waters of Pembrokeshire, Preseli Venture runs progressive three-day sea kayaking courses, from £289 for beginners through to intermediates looking to tackle white-water, tidal rushes and island hop the Preseli coastline. Led by fully qualified guides who know the Pembrokeshire coastline like the back of their hands, you'll stay at the Preseli Venture 5 star eco lodge right on the North Pembrokeshire coast.