Active summer vacations for active women

Thinking that it is too early to start thinking about your summer vacation next year? Or feeling sad that your summer vacation is already over and this is the perfect time to plan something to look forward to. The only thing we know is that next summer will come quickly and when you're ready, we hope you'll find just what you're looking for.
Intro to Lightweight Backpacking on the AT
June 10, 2018 – June 17, 2018

On this wilderness backpacking trip we travel along one of the Appalachian Trail's most interesting sections, from Dicky Gap to Elk Garden, at the height of the rhododendron and azaleas in bloom. This is an ideal backpacking trip for novices: our moderate mileage leaves time for you to learn everything you need to know to pursue backpacking on your own. Or if you haven't been backpacking for awhile, join us to learn about the lightweight revolution. Our lightweight approach should keep your pack under 30 pounds.  $1450  Rating: 1  2  [3]  4  5 

Hiking and Kayaking in Greenland
June 15, 2018 – June 24, 2018

Greenland is the least populated, wildest country in the world. Most of it is covered by a huge ice cap and the population of 56,000 clings to the green fringe along the coast. It is spectacularly beautiful: soaring mountains tower over fjords choked with blue-tinged icebergs, sheep graze in deep green meadows, Viking ruins remind us of the population that survived here for 400 years. We'll explore a small area by foot, kayak, and boat, and spend our evenings absorbing the profound silence of this amazing area. $3795 Rating: 1  2  [3] 4  5

Highlights of the Via Dinarica
June 24, 2018 – July 6, 2018

Named Outside magazine's Best New Trail, The Via Dinarica travels through the heart of the Western Balkans, along the Dinaric Alps. Crossing 8 different countries, it is still very much in development. Rather than waiting until it is completed, we're going to hike the highlights in three different countries, designed not only to show you the best of the trail of but also to give you an understanding of its significance and the cultures of the countries it passes through.  $2895  Rating  1  2  3 4  [5] 

Trekking to Machu Picchu
June 25, 2018 – July 5, 2018

While visiting Machu Picchu, situated on the spine of a jungle-cloaked granite peak towering some 2,000 ft. above the roaring river below, is definitely one of the highlights of this trip, there is so much more of Incan culture and history to explore. Staying in remote mountain lodges, we trek along an ancient Incan Trail (not "The" Incan Trail), over high passes and below towering peaks, beyond the crowded guidebook trails, and into the authentic heart of the Incan empire. At the end we visit Machu Picchu, the crowning glory of the Incas. Price: $4675 Rating: 1  2  3  4/5

Hiking Italy's Northern Alps
July 7, 2018 – July 14, 2018

Italy's northern Alps, also known as the Dolomites, are known for its many sheer rock walls, fantastic spires, and rugged massifs; it's also known for its varied culture and cuisine, reflecting its Italian and Austrian roots. On this hiking trip we will hike from Cortina d'Ampezzo to Alta Badia with day hikes in both areas.  $2895  Rating: 1  2  3  4 [5]

Machu Picchu and the Andean Highlands
July 20, 2018 – July 28, 2018

While a visit to Machu Picchu, one of the most magical and mysterious places on Earth, is always a high point of the journey to this area, there is much more to see. This trip combines cultural exploration of the Urubamba Valley, the celebrated "Sacred Valley of the Incas" and hikes in the less visited and uncrowded Lares region, noted for its rural atmosphere. Comfortable mountain lodges provide the base for day hikes to remote passes with panorama views of waterfalls, snowy peaks, and turquoise glacial lakes; and to tiny Andean highland communities that retain much of their traditional culture where we can meet farmers and weavers.  At the end we visit Machu Picchu, the crowning glory of the Incas. Price: $3650 Rating:  1   [2]  [3]  [4]  5

Canadian Rockies Hiking Holiday
July 21, 2018 – July 29, 2018

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: $2375 Rating:  1  2  3  [4]  5 

Day Hiking the Swiss Alps
August 18, 2018 – August 27, 2018

The Swiss Alps offer both excellent and diverse hiking opportunities, and hiking in both the Berner Oberland and the Valais is the perfect introduction to what the Swiss Alps have to offer. On this trip we take advantage of the extensive transport system, consisting of trains, cog railways, funiculars, gondolas, and chair lifts, to offer both a longer and shorter hike each day. $3450 Rating: 1 2 [3] [4] 5.