We’ll be based in the classic Renaissance, Tuscan town of Lucca for the first leg of the trip, where we’ll have a chance to visit both this beautiful city and the surrounding countryside. Lucca is a graceful little city known for its oval square, intact walls, churches, historic buildings and the 14th century Guinigi Tower with amazing 360 degree views of the town. It is also known for the operas of Puccini, its most famous son. This car-free gem invites exploration of the maze of ancient streets and alleyways, or a walk on top of its five kilometer long city walls. After visiting Lucca
In this self-guided point-to-point hiking trip you stay at three hotels, each of them three star, and have a choice of two walks each day (moderate or strenuous) as you explore the southern part of the Hautes Pyrénées. The hikes are mainly on good paths and tracks with no scrambling. The trip starts in the foothills and builds up to a climax at Gavarnie in the heart of the mountains. The final day allows an opportunity to explore the World Heritage site of the Cirque de Gavarnie, a spectacular amphitheater of peaks rising to over 3000 meters.
Our guided Green Mountain Fall Foliage Hiking Adventure captures the best of two of Vermont’s most scenic hiking areas during the most beautiful time of the year in the period immediately after the Columbus Day crowds. The first part of our trip will be based in Stowe, the classically charming village in the Green Mountains with Vermont’s highest peak, Mount Mansfield. Unlike most of Vermont, Stowe’s history does not center exclusively around farming and lumber. By the mid-1800’s Stowe had developed into a famous summer resort due to its transportation connections and spectacula
Join us for a winter wonderland inn to inn snowshoeing adventure on the trail less traveled in one of Vermont's most scenic areas, the Moosalamoo region of the Green Mountain Forest, otherwise aptly known as Robert Frost Country. Your adventure will start in the town of Brandon, Vermont, a hidden gem full of historic homes, a vibrant arts scene, a nice French restaurant, and even a vineyard. You'll enjoy dinner in Brandon and an overnight at an in-town inn on your first night.
The Tour du Mont Blanc (or TMB), a circuit hike around Mont Blanc, Western Europe’s highest mountain at almost 16 thousand feet, is one of the world’s classic hikes. In this circuit we spend each night in a different location as we hike around the base of this white, glacier covered massif. (Almost) midway we enjoy an overnight in the lovely Italian town of Courmayeur.We travel on foot from France to Italy to Switzerland and back to France. We also journey back in time, since our base, Chamonix, is the birthplace of mountaineering in the Alps.
The Hiker's Haute Route is one of the world's classic, and challenging, treks. The Route was established almost a hundred years ago, first as a ski route. It was later developed into a high-level hike. The Haute Route links the two famous birth places of mountaineering in the Alps, Chamonix and Zermatt, each with its own fascinating history. The Route connecting these busy Alpine centers contains numerous quaint and quiet villages, which you'll pass through.
Join Bredeson Outdoor Adventures for a magnificent hiking vacation in the European Alps. Two of its most spectacular and beautiful areas are combined on this trip, from the high mountain peaks and traditional huts of the Austrian Tyrol to the fairy tale castles and forested mountains of southwestern Germany’s Bavaria. In Austria we stay in a four star hotel in the beautiful Tyrolean village of Neustift, reached by a narrow road that travels between high mountain peaks. The hotel has spa facilities, the use of which is included in the price.