Another Epic Season of Epic Trails Set to Hit US Airwaves, June 4th

Heliconia, the video production company behind the hit television show Epic Trails, is excited to announce that Season 2 of the highly anticipated series is set to premiere on FOX Sports Network on Tuesday, June 4th at 5:30pm. Following close behind the launch on FOX Sports Network, Season 2 of Epic Trails will begin airing on Outside TV.

The season kicks off with host, Eric Hanson, putting his physical and mental strength to the test on what is humbly known as one of the most challenging hikes in the world – Papua New Guinea’s Kokoda Track. As Eric puts it, “The Kokoda Track is known as one of the world’s most difficult trails. It’s steep. It’s hot. It’s muddy. And it’s bloody amazing.” Between hikes, Eric experiences first-hand the diverse cultures of the region’s indigenous people and is moved by their customs and the incredible hospitality they show towards him.

Beginning with Papua New Guinea, Season 2 of Epic Trails will feature one awe-inspiring destination after another, including: Canada’s Sunshine Coast, British Columbia; England’s Peak District & Derbyshire; Juneau, Alaska; Jämtland, Sweden; Newfoundland & Labrador, Canada; Wales; New South Wales, Australia; California; and Poland. There will plenty of opportunity to catch the show this season as the premiere episode alone is scheduled to air 26 times in the month of June. Those curious to see what all the buzz is about can check out the Season 2 teaser here: bit.ly/EpicTrailsTeaser_S2.

Between airings, Epic Trails fans can access inspiring content on the Epic Trail’s Facebook page, Instagram account and blog. Subscribers to the show’s YouTube Channel, BackpackingTV, will enjoy a steady release of new content including behind-the-scene VLOGS from Epic Trails film shoots, backpacking tips, answers to subscriber questions, and episodes of Trackin’ Dirt an exciting new digital series being released in conjunction with Epic Trails.

With 10 incredible destinations showcased in this season, and adventures ranging from mountain biking through the Rockies to coasteering in Wales; exploring Alaska’s ice caves to rock climbing the iconic El Capitan; reindeer herding with the Sámi people in northern Sweden to scallop diving in the Atlantic Ocean; and spending the night in majestic medieval castles to camping under awe-inspiring Northern Lights, this season of Epic Trails promises to be just that – epic.

About Epic Trails: Epic Trails is an exciting and inspiring adventure travel TV series that follows host, Eric Hanson, as he explores the people, places, and adventures surrounding the world’s top trails. Each 30-minute episode airs on Outside TV and the FOX Sports regional networks. Season 1 episodes have aired over 680 times since the series debut in 2018. Learn more about the series at www.epictrailstv.com. Networks interested in carrying Epic Trails are encouraged to reach out to Heliconia’s Vice-President,  Brendan Mark, at brendan@helipress.com.

About Heliconia: Heliconia is an award-winning video production company that specializes in outdoor productions. For 21 years Heliconia has helped industry-leading brands, and some of the world’s top tourism authorities, communicate their marketing message in a unique, and inspiring way. Heliconia offers custom video production services and produces six unique television series which air on such networks as Sportsman Channel, FOX Sports, Outside TV, Nautical Channel, and World Fishing Network. Heliconia is also a leader in online video productions, with over 272,000 YouTube subscribers and 66 million views. See all Heliconia’s work at www.helipress.com.

EPIC TRAILS SEASON PREMIERE TO AIR ON OUTSIDE TV WEDNESDAY, MAY 9TH AT 10PM ET

Heliconia is proud to announce the premiere showing of their Epic Trails series on Outside TV, Wednesday, May 9th at 10pm ET/ 7pm PT. The half-hour premiere episode, Exploring Canada’s First National Park, follows host Eric Hanson on his adventures heli-hiking, caving and backpacking through the backcountry around Banff and Lake Louise.

“Kicking off the first season of Epic Trails in Banff National Park was an easy choice to make,” explains Hanson. “Banff isn’t just Canada’s first National Park, it’s Canada’s most popular National Park, and for good reason. The landscape is absolutely stunning, and there are endless opportunities to get into the backcountry and explore.”

“The idea behind Epic Trails was to capture and share the magic of the world’s top hiking destinations,” says Heliconia President and Epic Trails Producer, Ken Whiting. “After watching the show, I think most people will agree that as the host of the series, Eric has one of the best jobs in the world.”

Epic Trails airs on Outside TV and follows Eric Hanson on his adventure travels, as he discovers the world’s top hiking and backpacking destinations. The first season of the show takes Eric deep into the backcountry of Banff National Park, Australia’s Northern Territory, New Zealand’s Abel Tasman National Park, Peru’s Sacred Valley, and Fiji’s mountainous interior.

The show is currently seeking hiking, climbing and mountain biking destinations to film in 2019. If you are interested in hosting the Epic Trails crew for an episode, please contact Brendan Mark at 613.582.7154 or brendan@helipress.com.

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About Epic Trails: Epic Trails is an exciting and inspiring adventure travel TV series that airs on Outside TV and follows host, Eric Hanson, as he explores the people, places, and adventures surrounding the world’s top trail destinations. Learn more about the series at https://www.epictrailstv.com/.


About Heliconia Productions:
Heliconia is an award-winning video production company that specializes in outdoor productions. For 21 years Heliconia has helped industry-leading brands, and some of the world’s top tourism authorities, communicate their marketing message in a unique, inspiring, and cost-effective way. Heliconia offers custom video production services and produces six unique television series which air on such networks as Sportsman Channel, FOX Sports, Outside Television, Nautical Channel and World Fishing Network. Heliconia is also a leader in online video productions, with over 225,000 YouTube subscribers and 56 million views. See all Heliconia’s work at https://www.helipress.com/.

HELICONIA’S JORDAN TRAIL FILM SELECTED AS A TOP 3 FINALIST AT THE 2017 ADVENTURE TRAVEL WORLD SUMMIT

Heliconia is proud to announce recently earning a top position in an international film competition. While filming an episode of their adventure travel series, Epic Trails, the production team also produced a short film for entry in the 2017 Adventure in Motion Film Competition put on by the Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA). With the help of local guides and the welcoming nature of Jordan’s Bedouin community, the film explores the newly developed Jordan Trail—a 450-mile hiking trail traversing the length of the country through some of the world’s most inspiring landscapes and historical sites, including the ancient city of Petra.

“We traveled Jordan from North to South along the incredible Jordan Trail; affording us what can only be considered a once in a lifetime opportunity to see the rich diversity and beauty of this country,” explains Epic Trails host, Eric Hanson. “Exploring the many regions touched by the Jordan Trail more than exceeded my expectations and it was truly special for all of us on so many levels.”

Selected from over 140 submissions, the film was featured as one of the top three finalists at the 2017 Adventure Travel World Summit in Salta, Argentina and shown to over 700 industry delegates from 54 countries.

Deputy Director of the Jordan Tourism Board, North America, Janine Jervis, applauds the opportunity to have Jordan featured in such a film and hopes it “will entice travelers to come and capture the generosity of the Jordanian people and their eagerness to make all visitors feel welcome.”

Watch The Jordan Trail short film online here, or the full 22-minute TV episode of Epic Trails: The Jordan Trail—now free online—on Heliconia’s BackpackingTV YouTube Channel.

The show is currently seeking more hiking, climbing and mountain biking destinations to film in 2018. If you are interested in becoming an episode partner and hosting the Epic Trails crew, please contact Stefanie Manton-Ward at 613.582.7154 or Stefanie@helipress.com.

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About Epic Trails: Epic Trails is an exciting and inspiring adventure travel TV series that follows host, Eric Hanson, as he explores the people, places, and adventures surrounding the world’s top trails. The Epic Trails series airs Outside TV. Learn more about the series at

About Heliconia Productions: Heliconia is an award-winning video production company that specializes in outdoor productions. For 20 years Heliconia has helped industry-leading brands, and some of the world’s top tourism authorities, communicate their marketing message in a unique, inspiring, and cost-effective way. Heliconia offers custom video production services and produces seven unique television series which air on such networks as Sportsman Channel, FOX Sports, Outside TV, Nautical Channel, and World Fishing Network. Heliconia is also a leader in online video productions, with over 213,000 YouTube subscribers and 55 million views. See all Heliconia’s work at https://www.helipress.com/.

EPIC TRAILS PREMIERES ON OUTSIDE TV ON THURSDAY, AUGUST 3rd at 10:30pm ET

Heliconia is proud to announce that their new series, Epic Trails, will premiere on Outside TV on Thursday, August 3rd at 10:30pm ET/ 7:30pm PT. The half-hour, premiere episode follows show host, Eric Hanson, as he travels along the Jordan Trail by foot—a 400-mile trail offering 40 days of hiking and connecting over 50 villages and towns through the heart of Jordan.

“We traveled Jordan from North to South along the incredible Jordan Trail; affording us what can only be considered a once in a lifetime opportunity to see the rich diversity and beauty of this country,” explains Hanson. “Exploring the many regions touched by the Jordan Trail more than exceeded my expectations and it was truly special for all of us on so many levels.”

“It was an honor to be approached by Heliconia for Jordan to be the host country for the premiere episode of Epic Trails,” says Deputy Director of the Jordan Tourism Board, North America, Janine Jervis. “It’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience that I hope will entice travelers to come and capture the generosity of the Jordanian people and their eagerness to make all visitors feel welcome.”

Epic Trails will air on Outside TV and will follow Eric Hanson on his adventures around the globe in search of the world’s top trails. Watch the episode teaser here: https://youtu.be/2Gmke-pxi2Q

The show is currently seeking hiking, climbing and mountain biking destinations to film in 2018. If you are interested in becoming an episode partner and hosting the Epic Trails crew, please contact Stefanie Manton-Ward at 613.582.7154 or Stefanie@helipress.com.

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About Epic Trails: Epic Trails is an exciting and inspiring adventure travel TV series that follows host, Eric Hanson, as he explores the people, places, and adventures surrounding the world’s top trails. The 30-minute premiere episode begins airing on Outside TV in summer 2017. Learn more about the series at https://www.epictrailstv.com/.

About Heliconia Productions: Heliconia is an award-winning video production company that specializes in outdoor productions. For 20 years Heliconia has helped industry-leading brands, and some of the world’s top tourism authorities, communicate their marketing message in a unique, inspiring, and cost-effective way. Heliconia offers custom video production services and produces seven unique television series which air on such networks as Sportsman Channel, FOX Sports, Outside Television, Nautical Channel and World Fishing Network. Heliconia is also a leader in online video productions, with over 200,000 YouTube subscribers and 50 million views. See all Heliconia’s work at https://www.helipress.com/.

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