Self-Guided

Rambles in England’s Literary Lake District

Join Bredeson Outdoor Adventures for rambles in the heart of England’s literary Lake District. The Lake District is the first and largest of England’s national parks. It is the land of William Wordsworth and other Romantic poets, and the inspiration for Beatrix Potter’s works. It lies in northwest England nestled between the sea and Scotland, and is a region of high mountains, deep valleys, and deep blue lakes formed 10,000 years ago by glaciers. Wild, rugged mountains contrast with charming villages and farms.

Hiking Grand Teton and Yellowstone Wyoming

Please join us for this magnificent hiking trip amidst the pristine wilderness and rugged beauty of America’s most beloved national parks, Grand Teton and Yellowstone.  Yellowstone was formed in 1872 as the world’s first national park, a concept that has been called America’s best idea.  In both parks we’ll have opportunities to observe wildlife, including bison and perhaps bears. We’ll travel in boats on lakes, and enjoy dinners that range from elegant park lodge repasts to chuck wagon suppers.
 

Hiking Cinque Terre and Tuscany

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

French Pyrenees Peaks and Valleys Self-Guided Hiking Trip

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.

French Pyrenees Meridian Way Self-Guided Hiking Trip

The trip is an eight-day point to point trek following the Meridian Way, a route that roughly follows the International Greenwich Meridian through the French département of the Hautes Pyrénées. We pick up the route at the town of Lourdes in the north of the department and then wend our way southwards to Gavarnie.  The walks are mainly on good paths and tracks with no scrambling. We start in the foothills and the adventure builds up to a climax at Gavarnie in the heart of the mountains.

The Best of Fall Foliage Hiking in Vermont

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

Bicycling in the Land of Milk and Honey: Vermont's Champlain Valley

This Champlain Valley self-guided bicycling trip offers some of Vermont’s finest touring in what is known as the Land of Milk and Honey.  We’ll provide a range of bicycling routes offering choices between moderate and challenging rides in the rolling fertile farmland filled with dairy farms and apple orchards.  (There are a few good “ups” – just because it’s a valley doesn’t mean that there are not challenges.)   The views of Lake Champlain between the Green Mountains to the east, and the Adirondacks to the west are stunning.  You’ll have a chance to explore the towns of Middlebury and Bran

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