If you are in search of an active holiday in 2015 then an event in west London during January will help you decide what to do and where to go. The Adventure Travel Show at Olympia London brings together a huge collection of travel companies, writers, filmakers and explorers, with stalls, talks, seminars and films. And Fitzrovia News is offering our readers the chance to win tickets to the show.

Two women cycling.
Active travel. Cycling past Trulli huts in the Puglia region of southern Italy. Photo: Explore.

Now in its 19th year the Adventure Travel Show offers something for walkers, cyclists and those in search of active travel and exploring away from the usual holiday destinations.

Included in the price of a ticket is access to a choice of over 100 talks given by notable adventurers including explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes and mountaineer Doug Scott.

One speaker to watch out for is Helen Lloyd, an accomplished cycle-tourist who in 2009 traveled solo 25,000 kilometres across Africa and then wrote a book about it. Another journey she undertook by bike was across Asia which included long sections of cycling (and pushing the bike) through snow.

A speaker who also seems to enjoy the cold is Ann Daniels, a polar explorer who has walked both North and South Poles as part of a women’s team. Aside from being a record-breaking explorer she is a motivational speaker and a mother of four children.

But it is not all about arduous journeys across continents. There’s a world of information to hand about trekking, climbing, kayaking, diving, and exploring more temperate environments.

There are also exhibitors from organisations offering volunteering opportunities both overseas and in the UK.

The Adventure Travel Show, 17 & 18 January 2015 – Olympia London, Hammersmith Road, Kensington, London W14 8UX. General show tickets cost £8 in advance or £10 on the door, under 16s are free. Weekend tickets are also available for £12 in advance or £15 on the door. For full details, talk timetables and to book tickets please visit www.adventureshow.com or call 0871 230 7159.

Competition and readers’ offers

Win a pair of tickets to see the showFitzrovia News is giving 5 lucky readers the chance to win a pair of tickets to the show. Just answer this simple question below:

Where is The Adventure Travel Show taking place?
– Olympia
– The local village hall

Send your answer by email to: competition@cruisingshow.com by midnight Thursday 8 January 2015. Please put “FITZROVIA” in the subject line and don’t forget to include your full name, address and postcode so that the tickets can be posted to you.

Discount ticket offer. If you don’t win a ticket Fitzrovia News readers can also get reduced price advance tickets to the show. Get your tickets for only £6 (that’s a saving of £4 off the door price) by quoting “FITZROVIA” when booking tickets online at www.adventureshow.com or when calling 0871 230 7159 (calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras).

Win a 7 night scuba diving adventure. The Adventure Travel Show has teamed up with Nomad Divers Bangka to offer you the chance to win a prize of a week’s scuba diving in one of the world’s top dive destinations — North Sulawesi in Indonesia. Full details of how to enter are here. Please mention Fitzrovia News when entering the competition.