Our 2018 International and Domestic Fall Adventures

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Hiking Slovenia and the Julian Alps
August 26, 2018 – September 4, 2018

Slovenia, the first former Yugoslavian state to join the European Union, is culturally rich and stunningly beautiful. The Julian Alps are the easternmost part of the alpine chain that arcs across southern Europe and alpine history and culture are apparent everywhere. Limestone peaks, glacial lakes, and a vibrant capital city mixed with more traditional small towns make this an ideal destination for any woman who loves to combine alpine hiking with learning about local history and culture and sampling traditional Slovenian cuisine. $2895 Rating: 1  2  3  [4]  5

Living the Cowgirl Life
September 1, 2018 – September 8, 2018

Join us for a week of fun at an historic dude ranch near Wyoming's Snowy Mountains. A place of peace and quiet, our ranch combines time in the outdoors with comfortable lodging and hearty meals at night, away from cell phones and the internet. Combine riding well-trained horses, fly fishing in the local pond or river, and hiking through beautiful landscape with soaking in a hot tub, sitting on the porch while you read a book, and enjoying delicious meals - this week can be as relaxing or as active as you choose. Everyone has her own room on this trip. $2770  Rating: 1  2  3  4  5

On the Camino de Santiago - Fall
September 6, 2018 – September 16, 2018

We will be hiking the last 103 kms (62 miles) from Sarria to Santiago de Compostela, the last section of the traditional pilgrimage route known as El Camino de Santiago. Not a typical hiking trip, we are following an historic pilgrimage route and will be observing some of the pilgrimage traditions that have grown up along the road over the years. $2895 Rating: 1  2  [3]  4  5

Hiking Wales
September 9, 2018 – September 19, 2018

Wales is a small country with fascinating history, varied and stunning topography, and a warm and welcoming tradition of hospitality. Our hiking trip to Wales is a perfect mixture of hiking in stunning landscapes, interwoven with cultural encounters and experiences. We'll visit all three of Wales' National Parks: the wild windswept escarpments of the Brecon Beacons National Park, the coast of Pembrokeshire which is known as the spiritual heartland of Wales, and the rugged mountains of Snowdonia, a stronghold of Welsh culture. $3295 Rating: 1 2 [3] 4 5

Pearls of the Croatian Coast
September 16, 2018 – September 23, 2018

Drawn by beautiful beaches, delicious cuisine, and a culture that reflects both its Italian and Balkan roots, Croatia has become increasingly popular over the past few years. On this trip, while we visit some of Croatia's iconic sites, we also go off the beaten path to experience its nature, culture, and cuisine. While not primarily a hiking trip, lots of activity will make sure we enjoy the culinary aspect of our adventure. $3195 Rating:[2]  3  4  5 

Bulgaria's Mountains And Monasteries
September 27, 2018 – October 7, 2018

Bulgaria doesn't have a great reputation in the West, which is both good and a shame. It's a shame because it is a diverse and stunningly beautiful country outside of the cities, with charming small villages, colorful history and culture, and delicious fresh food, much of it organically grown. But it's reputation is a good thing because it means we won't see other American tourists and prices are quite low compared to other countries.  We will visit longstanding monasteries; hike in the Rila, Pirin, and Rhodope mountains; meet the local residents of traditional Muslim villages; and learn about the transition this country is going through. $2195 Rating: 1  2  [3]  4  5

Portugal: Hiking and Culture - FULL
September 29, 2018 – October 7, 2018

Portugal is the oldest nation-state in Europe, rich in maritime culture. We will explore ancient castles and other historic sites while hiking a diverse landscape of coastal cliffs, white sand beaches and thick forests. We will also kayak along the coast. $2850 Rating:Rating:   1   2   [3]   4   5.  

Ephesus and Turkey's Turquoise Coast
October 1, 2018 – October 10, 2018

Turkey is known for its history, culture, hospitality, and natural beauty -  and there is no better way to explore its beaches and bays than aboard a gulet, a traditional wooden sailing yacht. We'll hike on trails accessible only from the sea, explore ancient ruins, visit small villages, feast on fresh food prepared by our on-board chef, and relax at night to the sound of the sea gently lapping against the boat. We'll also visit the ancient archaeological site of Ephesus, one of the best preserved sites of the early Christian community. $2995 Rating: 1  [2]  [3]  4  5  

Trekking to Everest Basecamp
October 5, 2018 – October 23, 2018

On this 15 day trek through the Khumbu to Everest Basecamp, we combine strenuous and invigorating hiking in one of the most beautiful places in the world with a chance to learn about Sherpa culture. Our challenging trek through the Himalaya to the Everest region is guaranteed to be the trip of a lifetime! $3895 Rating: 1  2  3  4  [5]

Cinque Terre and the Italian Riviera
October 6, 2018 – October 15, 2018

We visit two of Italy's most intriguing destinations on this combination of hiking and culture: Tuscany, widely regarded as one of the loveliest regions in Italy, the true heart of the country; and Cinque Terre, a collection of five colorful towns perched on steep cliffs overlooking the Ligurian Sea, known as the Italian Riviera.  We'll hike timeless landscape along paths that wind through vineyards and charming villages and ancient stone paths that climb up and down cliffs, sample local wines and other locally produced specialties, relax in romantic outdoor cafes, take a dip in the Ligurian sea, and visit the fascinating towns of Lucca, San Gimignano, and the CinqueTerre. Our trip to Italy is truly a feast for all the senses. $3495
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Hiking Lodge to Lodge on the AT in Fall - FULL
October 21, 2018 – October 26, 2018

There are many ways to hike the Appalachian Trail: day hikes, slackpacking, backpacking, and hut to hut. On this trip, however, we do it in style! We'll go lodge to lodge, staying in the lovely and very different lodges that are conveniently spaced along Skyline Drive in Shenandoah National Park, while our luggage is transported by van. This part of the AT is well-graded and well-maintained, with climbs rarely exceeding 500 or 1,000 feet, so it is excellent for novice hikers and anyone who enjoys vistas and abundant wildlife. $1795  Rating: 1  2  [3]  [4]    5