Active summer vacations for women

It's not too late to plan one for 2017. Most trips are full but we still have some great options.

Highlights of Nova Scotia - FULL
July 15, 2017 – July 23, 2017

Nova Scotia offers an enticing combination of outdoor adventure, fascinating history, diverse culture, and great wildlife viewing. Completely surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, it is particularly known for the high tides of the Bay of Fundy, the Cape Breton Highlands, its many picturesque fishing villages, and the migratory wildlife that includes puffins and whales, as well as many other seabirds. We'll go hiking, sea kayaking, and whale and wildlife watching, and we'll hope to find some of the music that epitomizes its rich Gaelic heritage.   $2850 Rating  [2]  3  4  5

Canadian Rockies Hiking Holiday - FULL
July 22, 2017 – July 30, 2017

Join us for some of the most spectacular alpine hiking in the world. Glacially sculpted peaks, wildflower-filled alpine meadows, aquamarine lakes, deep green forests, and brilliantly white glaciers present a never-ending visual feast. Hiking opportunities are practically unlimited so we have chosen the best of the best for our active exploration of this enchanting land.  Price: $2,295 Rating:  1  2  3  [4]  5 

The Art of Mountain Hiking - the Rockies - FULL
July 22, 2017 – July 28, 2017

If you long to hike in the mountains but lack the knowledge and skills that only come from years of experience, this trip is for you. During these five days we combine mountain hiking in Colorado with instruction in everything you need to know: basic technique, clothing and equipment, conditioning and nutrition, safety considerations, trip planning, weather, and navigation with map and compass.  $795  Rating: 1 [2]  3  4  5

Hut to Hut on the Appalachian Trail - FULL
July 23, 2017 – July 29, 2017

This section of the Appalachian Trail offers the highest peaks in the White Mountains, windswept ridges, and dramatic views. It also has something more commonly found in the Alps: comfortable huts with a warm bed and a hot meal at the end of the day! This represents a great solution for women who want to hike on the Appalachian Trail but prefer not to carry a heavy backpack. $1550  Rating: 1  2  3  4  [5]

Hiking and Rafting Glacier National Park - FULL
July 29, 2017 – August 5, 2017

Glacier National Park is truly one of the crown jewels of the National Park System. Famous for having more glaciers than anywhere in the lower 48, it is also known for an astounding array of jagged peaks, wildflowers, and abundant wildlife. We'll hike some of Glacier's classic trails, take a day trip to Waterton Park, and finish with an exciting whitewater raft trip on the Flathead River. Please join us for a week of fun, challenge, and beauty during our week in Glacier National Park. Price: $2895  Rating: 1  2  [3]  [4]   5

Hiking Hut to Hut in British Columbia
August 6, 2017 – August 13, 2017

Do you want to combine hiking in remote wilderness with a cozy hut at the end of the day? Wells Gray Park, one of the best kept secrets in Canada, has 1.4 million acres of beautiful peaks, unspoiled lakes, and lush meadows with an infinite variety of mountain wildflowers. Tucked away in this magnificent park are 2 cozy huts that we have to ourselves, so well-stocked that we need only carry light packs on our hikes into them. $2195  Rating: 1  2  3  [4]  5 


Slackpacking Maine - FULL
August 12, 2017 – August 19, 2017

Have you been dying to hike a section of the Appalachian Trail, but you just cannot see carrying a heavy pack and sleeping in shelters without a hot shower? We have the perfect solution- slackpacking! Hike a new section every day and get picked up at the end for a hot meal, shower, and a comfortable bed in a hostel. We've been doing the first section of the Appalachian Trail this way for years; in 2014 we added the last section. $1625 Rating: 1 2 3 4 [5]

Peaks and Paddling in the Pacific Northwest
August 12, 2017 – August 19, 2017

Can't decide whether you prefer mountains or beach, boats or hiking? Experience all of these - and more - as we spend a week exploring the beauty of Olympic National Park. Olympic National Park, one of the gems of the Pacific Northwest, is beloved for its spectacular scenery and amazing array of ecosystems. Often referred to as "three parks in one," Olympic National Park encompasses miles of beach along the wild Pacific Coast, the towering peaks of the Olympic Mountains, and an incredible variety of old-growth and temperate rain forests. On this adventure, we'll use hike and kayak as we sample the best the park has to offer. $2395  Rating: 1  2  [3]  4  5

Kayaking the Adirondacks - FULL
August 20, 2017 – August 26, 2017

The Adirondack State Park in northern New York is one of the premiere spots for kayak tripping on the East Coast, with countless lakes and streams of all sizes. We'll be kayaking one of the most beautiful routes as we travel from Old Forge up through the the Fulton Chain of Lakes to Raquette Lake. $1595 Rating: 1  2  [3]  4  5