Please join us for this guided hiking, boating and cultural adventure on the beautiful Emerald Isle. This small country is immersed in history and its friendly people express their lyrical nature in the lilting warmth of their welcome, their music and their story telling. Ireland alternates between small villages with quaint streets and the requisite pubs, where we’ll listen to lively music, and wild Romantic island, coastal, wooded and mountain landscapes. It has inspired poets, musicians and artists – and it will likely inspire you as well.
Hiking & Walking
Welcome to this guided hiking, canoeing, cultural and culinary exploration of the beautiful and historic Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area. Our adventure will start near the old whaling town of Hudson with a tour of the home of the landscape painter Frederic Edwin Church of the Hudson River School. We’ll then visit the great Jack O Lantern Blaze (fall foliage tours), the Storm King Arts Center and West Point. We’ll go on a hike on the Old Croton Reservoir Trail through Rockefeller State Park to Stone Barns Farm and stop by the Headless Horseman Bridge.
On this trip you can unpack your bags and enjoy day hikes on and around the Matterhorn, known at the Sphinx of the Alps, in Zermatt. Zermatt is in the German-speaking region of the Swiss canton of Wallis. The Matterhorn towers over this area next to the Italian border. Although there are numerous 4,000 meter high peaks nearby, none has quite the same irresistible pull on one’s shutter finger as the Matterhorn, as evidenced by the number of photographs of the Matterhorn that inevitably come home from Zermatt hiking vacations.
Romania, one of the newest members of the EU, consists of one half mountains and forests, and is one of Europe’s most undisturbed mountain regions. It has a tranquil rural beauty and intact Old World culture. Romania’s Medieval Saxon villages are atmospheric and interesting, especially Transylvania, Romania’s legend-filled heart. In some places you’ll see as many buggies as you do cars, crossing paths with shepherds tending their flocks.
Crete is the largest and most mountainous of the Greek islands. It boasts an incredible variety of scenery and vegetation, and an amazing history dating back to the 4000 year old Minoan civilization. The spectacular White Mountains rise up from the western end. The peaks tower above a coastline of sheer cliffs cut by deep gorges running down to the sea. These impressive gorges are resplendent with plane trees, Cyprus pines and maple trees. Samaria Gorge along the southern coast is Europe’s longest and one of its most spectacular gorges. The historic port town of Chania at the western
Join Bredeson Outdoor Adventures for this amazing hiking adventure in Glacier National Park, the undisputed “Crown of the Continent” and one of the world’s most awesome wilderness parks. Its glaciers accent steep cliff edges, where mountain goats prance as the Walendas of the animal kingdom. Glacier is full of dramatic mountain ranges, alpine meadows replete with wildflowers and sculpted glacial valleys reflected in lakes. Acres of lush green parklands plunge down jagged red pinnacles, exposing some of the world’s oldest stones.
Bredeson Outdoor Adventures is offering a day of guided snowshoeing in Washington and Warren, Connecticut. We’ll meet at Hopkins Vineyard and shuttle five minutes to Macricostas Preserve and snowshoe up to the Pinnacle to admire the dramatic view of Lake Waramaug. We'll enjoy lunch and lake views upstairs in the warmth of the vineyard's Hayloft Wine Bar and an optional wine tasting downstairs by the fire. We'll provide hot tea and cocoa in the morning and a packed lunch, information on where to rent snowshoes (we have a few pair available for rent), brief instruction and a day of winter fun. We'll also provide tips and lists for what to wear, bring and do in enjoy to enjoy a safe cold weather outing. You supply the adventurous spirit and the desire to get out and savor an active, crisp winter's day in the company of other nature lovers.
A mountainous island, Sicily is separated from the mainland by the Straits of Messina, perched virtually on the toe of Italy’s boot. Culturally there is an even wider gap between Italy and its semiautonomous island, Sicily, which feels a world apart. The largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, Sicily is a land of beauty, mystery, and world-class monuments. Sicilia straddles a crossroads in the Mediterranean, part of Europe and Africa yet belonging to neither.