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Bryce Canyon in Winter

 

Bryce Canyon in Winter is a new Adventure Travel trip for 2018. What is more beautiful than Bryce Canyon National Park in the summer? It is Bryce Canyon in the winter! Orange hoodoos and green bristlecone pines topped with white snow against a bright blue sky are what you will see at the various overlooks on the canyon rim. It is breathtakingly beautiful and your trip leaders should know after spending New Year’s 2016 at Bryce Canyon National Park. 

Date: Feb 28 - March 4, 2018   Price: From $985

Two Great Walks of New Zealand

 

Trek two of New Zealand's Great Walks, the Milford Track and the Abel Tasman Coast Track, both on the South Island and each very unique. Take an overnight cruise on the Milford Sound, a trip from Te Anau to Queenstown on the Backroads Bus, a historic steamship cruise of Lake Wakatipu to Queenstown, a crossing of Cook Strait from Picton to Wellington via the Interislander Cook Strait ferry, and conclude with an overnight stay on Kapiti Island.

Date: March 9 - 25, 2018   Price: From $4050

 
Rafting the Grand Canyon

2018 Grand Canyon Raft & Hike

 

Experience the Grand Canyon's hidden areas on this 12-day, hike-intensive raft trip. Hatch River Expeditions will lead our group down 188 miles of river on 35' motorized S-rig boats, while giving us access to hikes in areas that can only be reached from the river.

Date: April 29 - May 10, 2018   Price: From $4877

Moab Mountain Bike & Hike Adventure

 

From our base camp just outside of Moab explore the incredible mountain biking and hiking trails this area of Utah has to offer. Discover a red rock landscape famous for its massive sandstone arches, colorful canyons, and sweeping mesas. Take a side trip to nearby Dead Horse Point State Park or visit iconic Arches and Canyonlands National Parks. Cap each day with a delicious meal and bonfire at camp and enjoy live music and games with your group.

Date: May 16 - 20, 2018   Price: From $395

Scotland’s Great Glen Way, Walk, & Barge


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This 11-day adventure seeks to find the Loch Ness monster while barging on Loch Ness at night and hiking the Great Glen Way during the day. We'll start in Glasgow for some good Scottish fun, getting to know Glasgow via a Food Walking Tour. We'll then head to Fort William to hike Ben Nevis, Scotland's tallest mountain at 4,406’ elevation. Our 7-day hiking trek begins along the Great Glen Way and travels alongside a series of lakes and canals including Loch Ness, looking for Nessie along the way. Each night we'll stay on a barge where the 6-person crew caters to our needs, providing local/cultural/historical information and chef-prepared meals for dinner, breakfast, and box lunches. Occasionally we'll sneak to a local pub for revelry. Each night we'll sleep on the custom barge on the Loch, and each day we'll walk the Great Glen Way, not missing a single step of this gorgeous 79-mile trail. We'll end the adventure in Inverness.

Date: May 16 - 26, 2018   Price: From $3860

Iceland

Iceland - Legendary Laugavegur Trek

 

The Laugavegur Trail was chosen one of the "20 Best Hikes in the World" by National Geographic and we will include the Skógar extension, ending at the stunning 200-foot-high Skógafoss waterfall for a 50-mile trek. We start in Landmannalaugar known for its multicolored rhyolite mountains and hot springs. The breathtaking scenery throughout the 7-day hike includes fields of obsidian, colorful mountains, black sands, geysers, glaciers and glacial rivers. We spend our nights in mountain huts at beautiful remote locations including one at the foot of the glacier Eyjafjallajokull which famously erupted in 2010 and stopped air traffic in Europe.

Date: July 23 - Aug 1, 2018   Price: From $4800

UK Yorkshire Dale's Way

In-State Outing

 

The CMC In-State Outing has been a Club tradition for over 100 years. Our home base for this year will be the Silverton Lakes South RV Resort in Silverton, Colorado. This area of the state has great access to high mountain lake hikes, both 13,000 and 14,000-foot peaks, hot springs, and the rugged beauty of the San Juan Mountains. The In-State Outing offers a variety of activities that appeal to a wide range of outdoor enthusiasts, including hiking, biking, hot springs soaking, fishing, and sightseeing.

Date: August 5 - 10, 2018   Price: From $575

UK Yorkshire Dale's Way

Yorkshire Dales & Lake District Trek

 

The Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District are two of England’s most iconic walking areas. Stunning scenery, friendly locals, and good pubs for food and drink greet us each day. Before the trek, spend some time in London off the beaten path with a visit to Hampstead Heath and Highgate Cemetery—go where the tourist don’t go. Travel by train onward to Bath to visit the famous Roman baths and magical Stonehenge. Finally, embark on a 7-day, 79-mile trek through Yorkshire and the Lake District on some of the sweetest paths you’ll ever walk.

Date: August 19 - September 1, 2018   Price: From $3435

Iceland

Alta Via 1, 3, & 4 in the Italian Dolomites

 

The Dolomites are in the northeast corner of Italy, close to the Austrian border. From the American point of view, the Dolomites are perhaps Europe's most underappreciated mountain range. Despite their proximity to tourist-thronged Venice, not many Americans visit. Too bad. These ramparts of white and pink limestone thrusting up to 10,000 feet from rolling green meadows are more dramatic and esthetic (albeit smaller) than the familiar movie-logo snow-capped peaks of the Alps just to the north. Three-thousand-foot walls attract hard-core rock climbers, while energetic hikers tread a vast network of superb foot trails serviced by a system of rifugios—overnight huts that are really more like small basic hotels, with food, wine, heat, electric lights, bunks, many with hot showers and sometimes even private rooms. The rifugios allow a hiker carrying only a modest pack to stay out on the trail for days or even weeks at a time—an outdoor luxury virtually impossible on this side of the Atlantic.

Date: August 24 - September 9, 2018   Price: From $2853

Iceland

North of Ireland Hiking Adventure


NEW ITINERARY & LOWER PRICE!


Step back into Irish history and enjoy a 9-day trekking adventure in an area designated as the 2018 Destination of the Year by Lonely Planet.  Our wild Irish adventure begins in Dublin, Ireland, and then takes us up to the Northeast section of Northern Ireland. We'll spend a week hiking some of Northern Ireland's best trails, enjoy expansive views, trekking the Mourne Mountains, eating traditional Irish foods, cooking Irish bread, tasting Irish whiskey, visiting UNESCO World Heritage sites, and enjoying Irish treasures. If you've wanted to see old and new Irish culture, the island's best trails, and step along the Giant's Causeway, this is the trip for you.

Date: September 3 - 11, 2018   Price: From $3,526-NEW LOWER PRICE!

Iceland

Ancient Ruins Bike & Hike Adventure

 

Spend six days mountain biking, hiking, and camping in the heart of Ancient Puebloan country in southeastern Utah’s Cedar Mesa region.  This vehicle-supported adventure takes you across high plateaus and into canyons to extraordinary but little known Anasazi ruins. Discover rock art, cliff dwellings, and intriguing evidence of civilizations of long ago.

Date: October 1 - 6, 2018   Price: From $735

Iceland

Japan Fall Foliage: Koyasan & Nakasendo Way Walk

 

Experience rural, spiritual and historic Japan at the peak of fall foliage in both Koyasan and along the Nakasendo Way. This B-level trip starts in the city of Osaka where we’ll have an opportunity to explore the energetic Dotonbori neighborhood. Then, head up the mountain to Koyasan to stay in a Buddhist temple complex and immerse yourself in the food and rituals of the monks who live there. Travel by bullet train to central Honshuwhere the foliage will be incredibleand walk for six days along the ancient Nakasendo Way as it passes through the Kiso River Valley. We’ll visit eleven 18th century post-towns, where fresh horses, accommodation, and food were provided to travelers of old. End in Tokyo with a visit to the famous Tsukiji Fish Market.

Date: October 30 - November 12, 2018   Price: From $3985

Oaxaca Day of the Dead Hiking Adventure

 

This 13-day adventure delves into the culture, history and tastes of the Zapotec people of Mexico. Starting in the capital city of Oaxaca (pronounced "wah-HAH-kah"), we'll tour pyramids, ancient sites and an alijebre craft center (where the famous carved figurines are made). We'll spend a day urban hiking Oaxaca, getting close and personal with the various barrios. Next, we'll work our way up the mountain, stopping in the central valley for a pueblo-to-pueblo amble and learn how to make mole and tortillas. Then up to the Sierra Madre mountains where we’ll trek for the next few days from village to village in the Pueblos Mancomunados (6000’-9500’ elevation). Here we’ll experience canyons, caves, waterfalls, panoramas, deciduous cactus and sub-alpine forests. We may be able to spot wildlife from among the 400 bird species—including the colorful quetzal bird—350 species of butterflies, and 6 varieties of big cats. After our fill of Zapotec hospitality, we’ll return to Oaxaca for the Dia de Los Muertos celebration--Oaxaca City is the headquarters of this colorful and tasty Mexican festival.

Date: October 20 - November 1, 2018   Price: From $2,129

Iceland

Japan Fall Foliage: Kyoto Culture & Kumano Kodo Trek

 

Experience Japan at the peak of fall foliage!  Spend three days exploring the rich history of ancient Kyoto, once the Imperial capital of Japan. Visit a variety of shrines, temples, beautiful gardens and interesting neighborhoods with a local guide and on our own. Then, travel by train to Tanabe and enjoy this coastal town before heading up into the mountains of the Kii Peninsula for our 7-day guided trek along the UNESCO World Heritage pilgrimage route of the Kumano Kodo. Travel by train from the end of the trek to Osaka, a vibrant modern Japanese city ripe for exploration. 

Date: November 14 - 28, 2018   Price: From $4625

Iceland

Nepal Mountain & Cultural Trek

 

Explore the natural beauty of the Himalaya while doing volunteer work preserving conservation land, flora, fauna, and water resources. Participate in daily Sherpa life and immerse yourself in the culture and livelihoods of this mountain community. Take in stunning panoramic views of the eastern Himalaya Range, including Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam, Mt. Numbur, and many other famous peaks.

Date: November 9 - 19, 2018   Price: From $3050

Iceland

Making Tracks in Patagonia

 

Join us in Patagonia for an experience you will never forget. Carved by fjords and capped by glistening glaciers, this legendary land is a natural wonderland of extremes—spanning the southern regions of Chile and Argentina to the tip of the South American continent. The towering granite spires of Torres del Paine, and the astonishing ice-blue glaciers of Los Glaciares National Park, offer some of the world's premier hiking and trekking destinations. A hike across Patagonia, with its dramatic landscapes and breathtaking vistas, is by far one of the most treasured adventures for hikers the world over.

Date: November 10 - 23, 2018   Price: From $4915

Aconcagua

Aconcagua - High Altitude Mountaineering

 

This is a HAMS-level Adventure Travel trip to climb Aconcagua (22,895 feet), the highpoint of the Southern and Western Hemispheres and one of the Seven Summits. The expedition is planned to take up to three weeks. Led by U.S. guides, we will use the more scenic and less-traveled Polish Traverse Route up the Vacas Valley, and descend the standard Horcones Valley route.

Date: December 27, 2018 - January 15, 2019   Price: From $5995

Rafting the Grand Canyon

2019 Grand Canyon Raft & Hike

 

Experience the Grand Canyon's hidden areas on this 12-day, hike-intensive raft trip. Hatch River Expeditions will lead our group down 188 miles of river on 35-foot, motorized S-rig boats, while giving us access to hikes in areas that can only be reached from the river.

Date: April 27 - May 9, 2019   Price: From $4950

 

Trekking Fjords and National Parks of Norway

 

Norway, the Land of the Midnight Sun, a place where you will find some of the most magical mountain landscapes in the world. This beauty has earned Norway a well-deserved reputation as a major hiking destination in Europe. You will meet a kind and proud people who will enthusiastically share with you their love for the mountains. Take a walk on the wild side and discover why the locals can't get enough of nature in this spectacular land.

Date: August 18 - September 1, 2019   Price: From $5,365

Sneak Peek of Future Trips!

Summer 2019 Adventure Travel trips offered by veteran leader M. Beatriz Silveira

Full trip descriptions and registration details will be posted in the coming months.

 

Rafting the Grand CanyonEasy Hikes in Italy’s Dolomites

Begin with a week of guided A- and easy B-level hikes in the Bolzano region. Travel by ski lift to the start of each hike and enjoy striking views. There will also be an option for a Via Ferrata hike for those interested. Accommodations are in a four-star hotel, famous for its chef and superb meals.

 

 

 

Rafting the Grand CanyonEasy Hikes in Switzerland

Visit the Bernese Oberland and Engadin regions of the Swiss Alps on this 10-day hiking adventure. Oberland is famous for its beautiful glaciers and flower-filled valleys. Take A- and easy B-level day hikes in the area of the Eiger, Youngfrau, and Mönch Mountains. Then travel to the more off-the-beaten-path Engadin region for more hiking and experience unforgettable train rides along the way. The group will stay in historic hotels with excellent food.

 

 

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