International hiking adventure company brings an original, multi-day festival to America
Big Bear LAKE, Calif. A once sought-after destination during the California Gold Rush will now become a genuine gold mine for hikers ready to test their physical limits and be in complete harmony with nature over several days.
Big Bear Lake The jewel of the San Bernardino National Forest in Southern California, will serve as the initial U.S. location for the internationally acclaimed HIGHLANDER event series from Sept. 27 to October. 2. 2022 when HIGHLANDER Adventure expands to America.
HIGHLANDER Big Bear Lake Hiking will have three different styles The three formats are HIGHLANDER (60 miles) which is a five-day trip HIGHLANDER (30 miles), a three-day journey; and HIGHLANDER (15 miles) for a weekend trip.
HIGHLANDER is truly a one-of-a-kind experience. In the HIGHLANDER hike, every participant is able to connect with nature, and can begin to view life through a new perspective. The trail will test participants, but they’ll conquer it, meeting new people and making use of all five senses along the trail. Because HIGHLANDER is not a race , and there are no winners or losers, participants — even strangers — will cheer one another up.
HIGHLANDER was established in Croatia in 2017 , when three trio Jurica Barac, Igor Mlinarevic and Andrej Mlinarevic decided to share their love and enthusiasm for hiking long distances. It has since expanded to become a worldwide series of 15 countries including Austria, France, Greece, Morocco, Slovenia, and the United Arab Emirates.Big Bear Lake to Host Global Long-Distance Hiking Event Series
”Our vision is to motivate people to go hiking and, in turn, change their lives to improve their lives physically and mentally health”, said HIGHLANDER Adventure’s Co-Founder and CEO Jurica Barac. ”That is why we are delighted and proud we are HIGHLANDER will finally be on the American terrain. America is a country of immense natural beauty and those who want to new way of life. This is the reason we believe that the long-distance hiking HIGHLANDER will be a total hit.”
“HIGHLANDER is an adventure in long-distance hiking that is open to anyone who wants to push the boundaries as they learn about sustainability,” Barac added. “For for the very first time, it will become the first time that HIGHLANDER event will take place in America, situated in Big Bear Lake, California where you can feel the excitement and beautiful landscapes. So I invite everyone to join us beginning on the 27th September until be a part of the change with us.
“Thanks to our strategic partner in the world, Spartan Race, Visit Big Bear and the HIGHLANDER team, that have worked on the venture for months to bring our “Adventure of a Lifetime’ to America. See you on the trail!”
The year 2021 was the first time Spartan, the world’s top endurance sports and extreme wellness brand identified HIGHLANDER’s potential to be a key partner, opening the way for the introduction of this unique, long-distance adventure hiking sport to U.S.
The vision, mission and values of these two brands come from the same core that is to build mental and physical endurance to create positive lifestyle changes.
”Spartan’s partnership with HIGHLANDER will allow us to inspire many more people across the globe to take part in activities physically demanding that they consider to be out of their ability”,” added Spartan Race chief executive officer and founder Joe De Sena. “This is about identifying our limits and then going beyond them.”
Every HIGHLANDER event has its own unique venue such as vast deserts to mountain tops that are snowy as well as from sandy dunes to pastures and lakes which are appealing to modern nomads.
Participants are invited to put down their phones and be in the wilderness as they join the worldwide HIGHLANDER community of hikers.
“The HIGHLANDER approach strikes the perfect equilibrium between guided treks as well as self-sufficient expeditions,” said Peter Watson, acclaimed travel writer, photographer and HIGHLANDER ambassador. “With many logistics taken care of, I can enjoy all the freedom that comes from being able to travel on my own. It also comes with the added benefit of having less weight to carry and not having to worry about food, gas supply and route planning, or looking for campsites suitable for my needs every single day. Instead, I can focus on the next trail and take in the beautiful scenery.”
“HIGHLANDER will also provide a great opportunity to meet people who share similar interests and meet new people while on the trail,” Watson added. “Even though I’m a solo hiker, fellow hikers are never far away and always ready to stop for a chat. The evenings are fun and social with hikers sharing stories around a campfire. I’ve kept in contact with many people I encountered on the trail, and we’re already planning other HIGHLANDER hikes.”
Early bird registration for HIGHLANDER Big Bear Lake is open, however, space is restricted. Learn more at: https://highlanderadventure.com/big-bear-lake/en-us
Founded in 2017 in Croatia Highlander was established in the year 2017 in Croatia. It’s an international hiking series with 15 countries. The non-competitive, multi-day treks take in some of the most breathtaking and famous mountains in the world. As the brand, HIGHLANDER stands for nature conservation and education about respecting nature and healthy living.