Active summer vacations for women

Thinking that it is too early to start thinking about your summer vacation next year? Or feeling sad that your summer vacation is already over and this is the perfect time to plan something to look forward to. The only thing we know is that next summer will come quickly and when you're ready, we hope you'll find just what you're looking for.

On the Camino de Santiago #1- FULL
June 1, 2017 – June 10, 2017

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

Exploring Scotland in Midsummer - FULL
June 9, 2017 – June 17, 2017

Midsummer is an amazing time in Scotland: days are very long and wildlife is abundant. After a day of touring Edinburgh, Scotland's most charming city, we head for the West Coast by way of Loch Lomond National Park. We then spend two full days immersing ourselves in the wildlife wonders of Mull, the second largest island of the inner Hebrides. Taken all together our trip will give you a taste of the human and natural history, the exquisite beauty, and the diversity of Scotland. $2895 Rating:[2]  3  4  5 

Grand Alaska Road Trip - FULL
June 11, 2017 – June 22, 2017

While Alaska is too big for just one visit, we've chosen some of the best - Denali National Park, Wrangell-St Elias, Prince William Sound - for a 12 day road trip that combines hiking, kayaking, flightseeing, rafting, glacier walking, wildlife viewing, and gazing in awe at gorgeous scenery. $4395  Rating:   1   [2]   3   4   5.  

Intro to Lightweight Backpacking on the AT - FULL
June 11, 2017 – June 18, 2017

On this wilderness backpacking trip we travel along one of the Appalachian Trail's most interesting sections, from Dicky Gap to Elk Garden, at the height of the rhododendron and azaleas in bloom. This is an ideal backpacking trip for novices: our moderate mileage leaves time for you to learn everything you need to know to pursue backpacking on your own. Or if you haven't been backpacking for awhile, join us to learn about the lightweight revolution. Our lightweight approach should keep your pack under 30 pounds.  $1395  Rating: 1  2  [3]  4  5 

Hiking and Kayaking in Greenland - FULL
June 16, 2017 – June 25, 2017

Greenland is the least populated, wildest country in the world and spectacularly beautiful: soaring mountains tower over fjords choked with blue-tinged icebergs, sheep graze in deep green meadows, Viking ruins remind us of the population that survived here for 400 years. We'll explore a small area by foot, kayak, and boat, and spend our evenings absorbing the profound silence of this amazing area. $3695 Rating: 1  2  [3] 4  5

The Art of Mountain Hiking - the Appalachians - FULL
June 18, 2017 – June 22, 2017

If you long to hike in the mountains but lack the knowledge and skills that only come from years of experience, this trip is for you. During these five days we combine mountain hiking in the Appalachians with instruction in everything you need to know: basic technique, clothing and equipment, conditioning and nutrition, safety considerations, trip planning, weather, and navigation with map and compass.  $795  Rating: 1 [2]  3  4  5

Hiking and Kayaking in Greenland - FULL
June 23, 2017 – July 2, 2017

Greenland is the least populated, wildest country in the world and spectacularly beautiful: soaring mountains tower over fjords choked with blue-tinged icebergs, sheep graze in deep green meadows, Viking ruins remind us of the population that survived here for 400 years. We'll explore a small area by foot, kayak, and boat, and spend our evenings absorbing the profound silence of this amazing area. $3695 Rating: 1  2  [3] 4  5

Colorado Rockies Ramble - FULL
June 24, 2017 – July 1, 2017

The White River National Forest offers an incredible diversity of activities for anyone who loves the outdoors: hiking, whitewater rafting, mountain biking, lush meadows full of extravagant wildflowers, and soaring mountain peaks. We will experience it all during our week here, while staying in comfortable condos.
$2450  1 [2] 3 4 5

Hiking Slovenia and the Julian Alps - FULL
June 24, 2017 – July 3, 2017

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. $2795 Rating:  1  2  3  [4]  5 

Machu Picchu and the Andean Highlands - FULL
June 30, 2017 – July 8, 2017

While a visit to Machu Picchu, one of the most magical and mysterious places on Earth, is always a high point of the journey to this area, there is much more to see. This trip combines cultural exploration of the Urubamba Valley, the celebrated "Sacred Valley of the Incas" and hikes in the less visited and uncrowded Lares region, noted for its rural atmosphere. Comfortable mountain lodges provide the base for day hikes to remote passes with panorama views of waterfalls, snowy peaks, and turquoise glacial lakes; and to tiny Andean highland communities that retain much of their traditional culture where we can meet farmers and weavers.  At the end we visit Machu Picchu, the crowning glory of the Incas. Price: $3450 Rating:  1   [2]  [3]  [4]  5

Girls Adventure Getaway - FULL
July 8, 2017 – July 13, 2017

This inter-generational trip is for women and girls aged 12-15. During our six days we'll be packing in lots of playing: horseback riding, hiking, canoeing, whitewater rafting, kayaking, tubing, ziplining and stand up paddleboarding, Summer camp was never like this!  $895 each Rating: [2]  3  4  5

Hiking Colorado - FULL
July 8, 2017 – July 15, 2017

The White River National Forest, home to Aspen and Vail, is known for lush meadows, extravagant wildflowers, high mountain lakes, craggy peaks, diverse ecosystems and abundant wildlife. We will try to see as much as possible as we hike different trails, including a hike to Crested Butte and one of the famous Colorado 14ers, a peak over 14,000 feet high.
$2395 / 1 2 3 4 [5]


Machu Picchu and the Andean Highlands #2 - FULL
July 10, 2017 – July 18, 2017

While a visit to Machu Picchu, one of the most magical and mysterious places on Earth, is always a high point of the journey to this area, there is much more to see. This trip combines cultural exploration of the Urubamba Valley, the celebrated "Sacred Valley of the Incas" and hikes in the less visited and uncrowded Lares region, noted for its rural atmosphere. Comfortable mountain lodges provide the base for day hikes to remote passes with panorama views of waterfalls, snowy peaks, and turquoise glacial lakes; and to tiny Andean highland communities that retain much of their traditional culture where we can meet farmers and weavers.  At the end we visit Machu Picchu, the crowning glory of the Incas. Price: $3450 Rating:  1   [2]  [3]  [4]  5

Highlights of Nova Scotia - FULL
July 15, 2017 – July 23, 2017

Nova Scotia offers an enticing combination of outdoor adventure, fascinating history, diverse culture, and great wildlife viewing. Completely surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, it is particularly known for the high tides of the Bay of Fundy, the Cape Breton Highlands, its many picturesque fishing villages, and the migratory wildlife that includes puffins and whales, as well as many other seabirds. We'll go hiking, sea kayaking, and whale and wildlife watching, and we'll hope to find some of the music that epitomizes its rich Gaelic heritage.   $2850 Rating  [2]  3  4  5

Canadian Rockies Hiking Holiday - FULL
July 22, 2017 – July 30, 2017

Join us for some of the most spectacular alpine hiking in the world. Glacially sculpted peaks, wildflower-filled alpine meadows, aquamarine lakes, deep green forests, and brilliantly white glaciers present a never-ending visual feast. Hiking opportunities are practically unlimited so we have chosen the best of the best for our active exploration of this enchanting land.  Price: $2,295 Rating:  1  2  3  [4]  5 

The Art of Mountain Hiking - the Rockies - FULL
July 22, 2017 – July 28, 2017

If you long to hike in the mountains but lack the knowledge and skills that only come from years of experience, this trip is for you. During these five days we combine mountain hiking in Colorado with instruction in everything you need to know: basic technique, clothing and equipment, conditioning and nutrition, safety considerations, trip planning, weather, and navigation with map and compass.  $1250  Rating: 1 [2]  3  4  5

Hut to Hut on the Appalachian Trail - FULL
July 23, 2017 – July 29, 2017

This section of the Appalachian Trail offers the highest peaks in the White Mountains, windswept ridges, and dramatic views. It also has something more commonly found in the Alps: comfortable huts with a warm bed and a hot meal at the end of the day! This represents a great solution for women who want to hike on the Appalachian Trail but prefer not to carry a heavy backpack. $1550  Rating: 1  2  3  4  [5]

Hiking and Rafting Glacier National Park - FULL
July 29, 2017 – August 5, 2017

Glacier National Park is truly one of the crown jewels of the National Park System. Famous for having more glaciers than anywhere in the lower 48, it is also known for an astounding array of jagged peaks, wildflowers, and abundant wildlife. We'll hike some of Glacier's classic trails, take a day trip to Waterton Park, and finish with an exciting whitewater raft trip on the Flathead River. Please join us for a week of fun, challenge, and beauty during our week in Glacier National Park. Price: $2895  Rating: 1  2  [3]  [4]   5

Hiking Hut to Hut in British Columbia - FULL
August 6, 2017 – August 13, 2017

Do you want to combine hiking in remote wilderness with a cozy hut at the end of the day? Wells Gray Park, one of the best kept secrets in Canada, has 1.4 million acres of beautiful peaks, unspoiled lakes, and lush meadows with an infinite variety of mountain wildflowers. Tucked away in this magnificent park are 2 cozy huts that we have to ourselves, so well-stocked that we need only carry light packs on our hikes into them. $2195  Rating: 1  2  3  [4]  5 


Slackpacking Maine - FULL
August 12, 2017 – August 19, 2017

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 hostel. We've been doing the first section of the Appalachian Trail this way for years; in 2014 we added the last section. $1625 Rating: 1 2 3 4 [5]

Peaks and Paddling in the Pacific Northwest - FULL
August 12, 2017 – August 19, 2017

Can't decide whether you prefer mountains or beach, boats or hiking? Experience all of these - and more - as we spend a week exploring the beauty of Olympic National Park. Olympic National Park, one of the gems of the Pacific Northwest, is beloved for its spectacular scenery and amazing array of ecosystems. Often referred to as "three parks in one," Olympic National Park encompasses miles of beach along the wild Pacific Coast, the towering peaks of the Olympic Mountains, and an incredible variety of old-growth and temperate rain forests. On this adventure, we'll use hike and kayak as we sample the best the park has to offer. $2395  Rating: 1  2  [3]  4  5

Kayaking the Adirondacks - FULL
August 20, 2017 – August 26, 2017

The Adirondack State Park in northern New York is one of the premiere spots for kayak tripping on the East Coast, with countless lakes and streams of all sizes. We'll be kayaking one of the most beautiful routes as we travel from Old Forge up through the the Fulton Chain of Lakes to Raquette Lake. $1595 Rating: 1  2  [3]  4  5