Next Generation – Trail Visionaries Expedition 2017

Join a dynamic team exploring some of the trails of the Tottori region featured in the video above.

Do you want to help shape the future of trails through an expedition, a dialogue and a documentary?

Does a sponsored 7 day trail expedition to Japan sound like your thing?

Are you a trail visionary under 38 years of age and making a difference for trails in your community?

Do you want to meet and learn from other trail visionaries around the world? 

Are you fit and ready for adventure?  Read on and apply to join our team before 25 June 2017.

Save the Dates

7 – 14 September 2017

A week of trail adventures, from trail running to kayaking, from hiking a big mountain to hosting a trail workshop for Japanese students, to charting a vision for the world’s trails, as we hold a dialogue as the next generation of trail custodians.

The Adventure

  • Explore the trails of Tottori in Japan
  • Join a dynamic team from 12 different countries
  • Trek amongst the landscapes of Mount Daisen
  • Kayak the famed San’in Kaigan coast
  • Share dialogue during a focused trails workshop 
  • Help shape a powerful future for the world’s trails

The idea is to enjoy, celebrate and explore the trails of Tottori while hosting meaningful dialogue of where trails are going in the future. How do we care for them? How do we champion their benefits? Why do trails matter? How do we collaborate as an international community? We will make a documentary of our experience to inspire and share our discoveries with the world.


The Sponsorship

We have 12 sponsorships available valued at $1,500 each.

Each sponsorship covers your accommodation, most meals, supplemented air travel, camping permits and all outdoor activities.

Each trail visionary is required to fundraise a minimum of $350 as a contribution to the production of the expedition documentary and the international outreach work of the World Trails Network.


What is Included

  • International flights sponsorship up to the value of $800
  • Accommodation during the expedition (usually in twin share)
  • Internal road transfers as per the itinerary
  • All expedition coordination before, during and post event
  • Airport shuttle bus on day of departure after the expedition
  • Interpretation and language support
  • Trail Friendship Party
  • Extra Camping Gear
  • Professional photographer

The Requirements

Are you a trail visionary under 38 years of age and making a difference for trails in your community?

Have you created a trail initiative in your country?

Do you have a following for your trail work?

Are you looking to make a career in trails?


The Difficulty Level

The trail excursions are moderate to difficult. You will be challenged.

We will swim, trail run, kayak and hike. Camping out some nights and other stays will be in hostels, hotels and bunk houses.

Look forward to the hot springs!


Apply Now

There are only 12 places, so apply today or pass this on to a champion who deserves to be there. Applications close 25 June 2017.

Apply Now