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The AGC Road Trip Series: Discover an Adventure Close to Home

Posted: Thursday, May 7, 2020

We're all having to adjust with the ‘times’, yet many of us are eager to safely plan our next adventure. What to do? The ‘Road Trip’ series from Adventures in Good Company is here to help! 

At AGC, our focus has always been on small group travel with ample time outdoors. Typically there are no more than 12 women on a trip and our days are spent largely on trails, hiking and picnicking together. So it stands to reason that our adventures offer safer travel options, especially if you can drive.

Which is why we are featuring trips that allow us to adapt our itineraries even further to minimize risk and maximize fun, including offering more single rooms (or tents!) and finding trails and activities close by and without the crowds. With AGC adventuresses all across our vast country, we're working with vendors and guides to revise accordingly and to help you explore a little closer to home. We will be updating this blog about all of these trips, region by region. 

The ROCKY MOUNTAINS are Calling!

First up, the Rocky Mountains - the mountains are calling, so hop in your car and let’s go! 

Alpine Backpacking in the Snowy Mountains

Find your inner mountain woman via the spectacular alpine adventure that is Backpacking in the Snowy Mountains. Rugged, wild, and totally off the grid: Wyoming’s Snowy Mountains provide a perfect backpacking adventure. Whether you want to learn new backpacking skills or to simply enjoy time in the wilderness, this is the trip for you. Highlights include sleeping under the stars, relaxing by the open fire, and a final rewarding soak in the waters of the Saratoga Hot Springs.

Living the Cowgirl Life

How about a wild west ranch experience, Living the Cowgirl Life? A retreat to the duderanch life provides crisp mountain air, a cozy bed, and hearty meals. Choose from peaceful ranch horseback riding, fly fishing, hiking in this spectacular rugged land - or - put your feet up on the front porch and read a good book, in between soaking in the hot tub. The cowgirl life lets you choose the best way to spend your days!  

Find Your Autumn Bliss in SOUTHERN APPALACHIA

Next are classic destinations in the Southeast: We’re looking for local ladies to join us on these distinctive adventures in Georgia, North Carolina and Tennessee. 

Appalachian Autumn Adventures

Appalachian Autumn Adventures is a four-day mountain adventure that offers solitude, pristine wilderness, and lots of active fun. Get out and play in the invigorating fall air with horseback riding, hiking, and rafting on the rapids of the Chattanooga River. Relax in a luxurious mountain retreat, and enjoy the spectacular panoramic views of the Georgian mountains in style from the saltwater pool or sitting by the fire. Who knew adventures like this could be so close to home?

Blue Ridge Rambling

Find your autumn bliss rambling in the famous Blue Ridge Mountains. Enjoy the camaraderie of other women on moderate mountain hikes. Soak in mineral hot springs. Explore the region’s rich heritage, art, and music. Enjoy the thrill of whitewater rafting on the French Broad River. Brimming with culture, adventure, and time to relax, this six-day tour of Western North Carolina is the perfect opportunity to try a new venture - close to home. 

Fall in the Great Smokies

Get out and slow down during Fall in the Great Smokies. Enjoy the blazing autumn colors along with the camaraderie of other women as you explore the rich cultural history of Great Smoky National Park. Traverse endless hiking trails, soak your feet in the pools of waterfalls, and raft a fun section of the Pigeon River. Spend your evenings in a luxury lodge with hot tub soak and in a room all to yourself. Discover how much fun it is to adventure close to home.


Dreaming of a Safe, Active, Northeastern Getaway?

The northeast is ideal for adventure with the Appalachian Trail, the Adirondacks and the multitude of gems along the coast. The adventure of fall in the outdoors is calling; join us in these classic destinations in Vermont, Virginia, and Cape Cod.

Appalachian Trail Section Backpack

Hop in your car and meet us in Vermont for our 'Road Trip' series, section backpacking trip. We’ll tackle the magnificent Appalachian Trail and Vermont’s Long Trail, trekking through rugged Green Mountains, across a land of rocky hikes and rolling forest trails. Lace up your boots and grab your trekking poles for an active adventure - closer to home.

Slackpacking Virginia

How about slackpacking the Appalachian Trail - practically in your own backyard - via the AGC 'Road Trip' series? Tackle 50 miles of the iconic Appalachian Trail in Virginia this fall without a heavy pack and experience the majesty of being an outdoor enthusiast but spending your nights in a comfortable bed! 

Autumn on Cape Cod

Set your sights on Cape Cod this fall, when the popular locale is quieter. Join our multisport outdoor adventure in Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard. Hike, bike, and kayak your way through enchanting beaches, salt marshes, dunes, and freshwater ponds. Experience the culture and charm of the cobbled streets in Nantucket. A local road trip makes it easier try a new venture and get to indulge in the beauty of Cape Cod.


Southwestern Adventures for Women

Hiking Bryce and Zion National Parks

Are you eager to safely get back on the trail? Hop in your car and meet us for our 'Road Trip' series. Driving to Utah doesn’t seem so bad if you’re going to stretch your legs with an epic hiking adventure when you arrive! We’re packing in hikes to show you the best of Utah’s most iconic National Parks - the best of Bryce and Zion - in four-days. You’ll see towering hoodoos, slithering slot canyons, and Emerald pools. Spend your nights in the park’s lodges and rustic cabins, and get ready for another day of exploration.

Arizona Sonoran Desert Sampler

Get outside and explore the Southwest on our Sonoran Desert Sampler itinerary. Find active adventure and authentic southwestern charm - close to home. Get out, get moving, connect with nature, and enjoy the camaraderie of other women travelers. Spend your days at Tanque Verde Ranch, for cowgirl cookouts and desert exploration. Hike across the unique landscape of the Sonoran Desert and then find a new perspective via horseback. After a day of adventure, enjoy the plush accommodations and unwind by the pool. Day trips to experience the vibrant culture and cuisine of the region ensure an incomparable, active experience. 

Death Valley Delights

Dreaming of how to take a safe and active getaway? Roll down your windows, crank up your stereo, and meet us in California for our 'Road Trip' series, Death Valley hiking tour this fall. Hike across badlands, through canyons, and around an ancient volcano by day, then spend the nights stargazing one of the darkest skies you’ll ever see. Drive to Death Valley for easier, safer travel - closer to home. 

Join an AGC 'Road Trip'! Get out, get moving, connect with nature, and enjoy the camaraderie of other women travelers.