Adventure Travel Trips
July 24 - August 7, 2015
Climb one of the Seven Summits and best known mountains in the world during a 6-day climb of Kilimanjaro (19,340’) on the normal Machame Route. Then visit prime wildlife viewing areas of Africa during a 4-day safari to Lake Manyara, Serengeti National Park, and the Ngorongoro Crater.
August 2 - 7, 2015
Celebrate Rocky Mountain National Park’s 100th anniversary by visiting the Park’s west side with its breathtaking natural beauty, stunning peaks, lesser used trails, and extensive moose habitat. For this year’s In-State Outing we will be staying at the Elk Creek Campgrounds, which is a short distance to the Park, the Indian Peaks Wilderness, and Grand Lake.
August 23 - 30, 2015
Trek in Yosemite National Park’s spectacular mountain scenery, deep valleys, wild rivers, and grand meadows. This is a special opportunity to stay in the High Sierra Camps, a type of hut-to-hut system complete with bedding and meals, so you carry a daypack. CMC was fortunate to obtain reservations for the camps, as they are always in high demand.
September 12 - 27, 2015
The Tuscan countryside is in many respects a cyclist’s dream – a heady mix of vineyards, olive groves, poplars and cypresses, rolling hills and charming medieval hill towns steeped in atmosphere and tradition. This bike tour explores the lesser known, but no less beautiful areas of Tuscany to the west of the renowned Siena region. The tour includes seven days of cycling with the opportunity to cycle three more days. In the seven cycling days we will cycle 254 miles, averaging 36 miles a day with a maximum day of 50 miles. We will have three optional days that can be used for rest, sightseeing, or cycling. Click here for an itinerary and more info
September 13 - 16, 2015
Experience the splendor of Rocky Mountain National Park in the autumn when temperatures are cool and colors are exploding. Hike European style Inn-to-Inn on some of the best trails in the Park. We carry only a daypack as our luggage is transferred to our night’s lodgings. We sleep in historic Colorado lodges and inns and enjoy fabulous meals, including a gourmet celebratory feast on our last night.
September 26 - October 11, 2015
This trip includes four days of hiking in the unique desert region of Cappadocia and the Ihlara valley. Cappadocia is described as both a lunar landscape and a fairyland of bizarre geologic formations which have been carved by people for centuries as homes and safe havens. Then spend four days hiking on the spectacular coastal Lycian way. Visits to cultural and historic sites complete the trip, including Istanbul, Konya, and Ephesus. Click here for an itinerary.
September 26 - October 18, 2015
The classic trek to Everest Base Camp includes sightseeing in Kathmandu, hiking up the beautiful Dudh Kosi Valley to Namche Bazaar, Tengboche's famous monastery, Pheriche and 18,000 ft. Kala Patar with it’s stunning close-up view of Mt. Everest. From there we will trek to Chukung for optional climbs of both Island Peak and Chukungukla. Other highlights include visiting Kathmandu, Namche Bazaar, Tengboche's famous monastery, the High Himalyan Rescue Station and Pheruche. A special visit to the village where our leader Pemba grew up culminates with having dinner with Pemba's mother!
October 2 - 5, 2015
Grab your bluejeans and hiking boots! We are going to go hunting for dinosaur footprints, petroglyphs, visit museums, climb hoodoos, cross the Santa Fe trail several times, explore a frontier fort, and stay on a working cattle conservation ranch.
November 22 - December 13, 2015
Ascend the highest mountain in the Western & Southern hemispheres expedition style. Climb in stages, for acclimatization, with a base camp, two intermediate camps, and a high camp. The whole trip is ~26 miles each way, 52 mi round trip and ~14,000’ elevation gain/loss. Mules will carry the heavy gear to base camp at (~14,300’) and back down. Climbers carry all gear on the upper mountain above base camp.
February 10 - 15, 2016
The Old Faithful Geyser basin serves as a luxurious basecamp for this CMC adventure. There are numerous trails leaving right from the lodge, and snowshoers and cross-country skiers can plan a day’s outing of any length or ability. Wildlife, especially bison and coyote, are common in the geyser basin and if you’re lucky you may see moose, elk, a trumpeter swan, or a river otter on the Firehole River. There are three full days for in-park adventures, and evening happy hours and buffet dinners allow trip participants to share tales of their adventures, and organize into groups for the next day’s outings. Click here for a detailed itinerary.
April 23 - May 5, 2016
Take a motorized raft trip and add 5 extra days for hiking along the way. This 12-day raft trip ends with a helicopter ride out of the canyon and a plane flight back to the put-in. For B & C hiking levels.
May 2 - 6, 2016
Experience 5 days of incredible hikes in the Egypt area of the Escalante/Grand Staircase out of Boulder, Utah! This trip will take us through a spectacular set of canyons; we will be in the beautiful desert sands hiking near the Escalante River between Chop Rock and Neon canyons. We will explore the narrows and side canyons of Chop Rock, make some river crossings, and visit out of the way canyons like Ringtail, a slightly technical slot canyon.
May 18 - 31, 2016
Hike Scotland’s West Highland Way for 95 miles beside lochs, waterfalls, and craggy mountains in the Scottish Highlands. Then climb to the summit of “the Ben” (4,409 feet), weather permitting. While hiking will be the trip’s focus, the group will also tour medieval Edinburgh, Stirling (famous for being the home of William Wallace), the Eliean Donan Castle in the Scottish Highlands, and a Scotch distillery. Click Here for a trip flier.
August 27 - September 11, 2016
Take a ten day trek of the Alta Via I between mountain huts (rifugios) with wonderful panoramic views and well marked trails. Explore the extraordinary variety of walks and hikes through every imaginable type of terrain, mountain formation and setting. Explore World War I ruins, stay in beautiful Rifugios situated in remote and highly scenic places along the trails, and conclude your trip with a full day of sightseeing in Venice. Click here for the trip information packet, and here for the trip application.
September 9 - 13, 2016
Visit the Great Bear Rainforest, the largest intact temperate rainforest left in the world! Take a water taxi ride through the coastal islands in the heart of the rainforest with chances to see orcas, whales, and porpoises. These islands are the only place in the world to see The Spirit Bear, a rare subspecies of the black bear believed by the Kitasso/Xai’xais to have super-natural powers. View the Spirit Bears, Grizzlies and Black bears as they catch spawning salmon to fatten up before hibernation. Enjoy exclusive access to special bear viewing areas and accommodations in the Spirit Bear Lodge with a view of the rainforest or the ocean.
September 22 - October 6, 2016
Ireland is a country of emerald green landscapes, windswept peaks, and craggy seascapes. Its culture is filled with medieval heritage, political turmoil, preposterous myths, and enchanting dance. This 15 day trip includes 8 days of trekking along the Wicklow Way, near the Ring of Kerry, and on the Dingle Peninsula, including an attempt (weather permitting) of Ireland’s highpoint Carranutuohill (3,406 ft). We will tour Dublin (Ireland’s capitol), Killarney (an enchanting area along the Ring of Kerry), and Dingle (a rugged peninsula famous for its remote, tribal heritage), including historic, mystical, and musical highlights. Click here for the detailed itinerary.
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Mt Fuji and Japan Adventure
July 17 - 29, 2016
Experience Japan at its best with this trip that includes a summit of Mt. Fuli (12,389'), the high point of Japan. Explore Tokyo, Kyoto, and Hiroshima and experience Japanese culture with a Geisha district tour, traditional tea ceremony, memorials, gardens, and a trip to the Island of Miyajima.
Hawaii Hiking: Kauai
Check out Global Adventures trips led by our mountain club partners, The Mountaineers and The Mazamas. They offer reciprocity for member rates.