Our 2018 International and Domestic Fall Adventures

Yes, we love the fall! And we're getting our 2018 fall trips posted just as fast as we can. If Fall 2018 is already on your radar, check back soon.
Magical Maine
August 25, 2018 – September 1, 2018

Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor have long been a magnet for tourists, especially in the delightful month of August. We will explore this area thoroughly, by bike, hike and kayak. With all this activity, that Maine lobster will taste particularly delightful!  $2750  Rating: [2]  [3]  4  5 

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 - FULL
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 15, 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 - FULL
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 

Adventures in the Adirondacks
September 16, 2018 – September 23, 2018

The Adirondack State Park in northern New York is the largest publicly protected area in the lower 48 states, larger than Yellowstone, Yosemite, Glacier and the Grand Canyon combined. Join us for a week of hiking and kayaking through the park, exploring some of the 2000 miles of trails for hiking and 3000 lakes for kayaking. The trees will change color before our eyes. $2295 Rating: 1  2  [3]  4  5 

Hiking the Grand Staircase National Parks
September 16, 2018 – September 23, 2018

Spend the week hiking the Grand Staircase, an immense sequence of sedimentary rock layers that stretch from Bryce Canyon National Park and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, through Zion NP, and Grand Canyon NP. We'll be hiking in those three National Parks, all spectacular and all very different from the others. The Grand Canyon is vast: it is 10 miles from one side to the other and a mile deep. Bryce is famous for its amazing hoodoos, the brightly colored spires of varied shapes; and Zion, with the tallest layer of redwall limestone of any canyon, is both majestic and a much more intimate canyon that fully deserves its name. We have chosen some of the classic trails in each park, designed to give you an experience and understanding that can only be gained by hiking in them. $2495 Rating: 1 2 3 [4] 5

Slackpacking Virginia
September 16, 2018 – September 22, 2018

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. We've been doing the first and last sections of the Appalachian Trail this way for years; in 2016 we're adding a section in Virginia! $1450 Rating: 1  2  3  [4] 5

Autumn on Cape Cod
September 22, 2018 – September 30, 2018

Autumn on Cape Cod is spectacular! The whales and birds are migrating, the air is crisp and clear, and the hordes of summer tourists have left. Join us for a week of hiking, kayaking, biking, and exploring the natural history of this remarkable area. $2795 Rating  [2]  3  4  5

Lodge to Lodge On the Superior Hiking Trail - FULL
September 22, 2018 – September 27, 2018

On this hiking trip at the height of fall colors, we sample different accommodations as we explore various sections of the trail. With the option of two hikes of different lengths each day, this is a perfect getaway vacation for women who enjoy fall hiking and hospitable lodging. $1750  Rating: 1  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

Appalachian Autumn Adventures
September 27, 2018 – September 30, 2018

Northern Georgia, the jumping off point for the Appalachian Trail, offers an astounding array of activities for those who like to get out and play in the crisp, invigorating air of fall. So on this four day getaway, we will sample as much as we can: horseback riding, hiking, and whitewater rafting, intermingled with great food. $1050 Rating: [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:   1   2   [3]   4   5.  

Blue Ridge Rambling
September 30, 2018 – October 5, 2018

The Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina are rich with scenic beauty, opportunities for outdoor adventure, and deep cultural traditions. During our six days we'll combine moderate hiking and whitewater rafting with visiting some of the area's iconic destinations, including the Biltmore Estate, Black Mountain, and Folk Art Center.  $1750 Rating  [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

This trip is designed for women who want to combine hiking between the villages of Cinque Terre and the surrounding area known as the Italian Riviera, with time to soak in Italian culture. The Cinque Terre is perched on high and dramatic sea cliffs: the majority of paths go up and down the sides of cliffs, often on stairs and paths that can be narrow. In order to do all of the hikes listed here, women should be in very good physical condition and able to hike for five to six hours a day which is why we give it a rating of 4. However, hiking can sometimes be shortened or foregone altogether as an excellent rail system links all five towns. Rating: 1 2 [3] [4] 5.

Fall in the Great Smokies - FULL
October 7, 2018 – October 13, 2018

The Great Smokies are known for spectacular fall foliage and beautiful fall weather with crisp days and cool nights! The human history is fascinating and the diversity of flora and fauna is truly exceptional. And by mixing our hiking with a day of whitewater rafting, we experience the full spectrum of the extraordinary variety of ecosystems that exist here. Everyone gets her own private room in our huge luxury cabin on this trip. $1975 Rating: 1  [2]  3  4  5   

Slackpacking Harpers Ferry
October 14, 2018 – October 20, 2018

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. This trip covers the northernmost section of Virginia, covering 60 miles from Chester Gap to the town of Harpers Ferry, WV. $1450 Rating: 1 2 3 [4] [5}

Slackpacking Georgia - FULL
October 20, 2018 – October 28, 2018

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 gorgeous hostel.  $1525  Rating: 1  2  3   [4, 5] 

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  

Hiking Bryce and Zion National Parks - FULL
October 26, 2018 – October 30, 2018

Sometimes you just want to fit in as much hiking in a short period as you possibly can, and that is what we have planned for this four-day getaway. We spend three nights in Zion with a day trip over to Bryce for one of its premiere hikes. The cool weather and quiet of late fall are delightful for hiking.  $1425
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