The Swiss Alps, with their jagged peaks and myriad trails, have long been a magnet for a hikers. On this trip we'll hike some of the premiere trails in both the Berner Oberland and the Valais, returning each night to a hearty dinner and warm bed. We'll take advantage of the excellent Swiss transport system to offer shorter and longer hikes each day - you will definitely get all the hiking you want on this trip!
The Appalachian Trail, while often rugged and remote, is designed to accommodate both people who want to hike the entire trail and those who choose to section hike it; that is, hike a new section every year. This year Adventures and Good Company continue our tradition of offering a new section hike, again returning to southern Virginia.
Discover the essence of Wales on our hiking trip to all three of Wales' National Parks. Although a small country, it is second to none in its fascinating history, varied and stunning topography, and a warm and welcoming tradition of hospitality, and our hiking trip is a perfect mixture of hiking in stunning landscapes, interwoven with cultural encounters and experiences.
The official Camino does end at Santiago Cathedral, site of St. James’ tomb. But other traditions tell of a pre-Christian route to Finisterre, the End of the Earth, once considered the westernmost point in Europe. Perhaps those long-ago people travelled just for adventure, a desire to experience that special place.
While Japan has long been known for its dynamic cities, only recently has the beauty and culture of the Japanese countryside begun to gain attention. On this trip we experience both, spending time in the beginning in Kyoto, the cultural heart of Japan, and at the end in Tokyo, a mixture of ancient and modern. In between we will hike some of the best parts of the Nakasendo Way, which linked the two cities during Japan's feudal period.
Do you dream of hiking the Appalachian Trail but are not a backpacker? Check out ‘Slackpacking’ - the signature AGC trips that we do best! Hike a different stretch of the trail every day carrying only a daypack, and enjoy a hot shower, home-cooked meal, and a comfy bed each night.
Spending time in the land of dragons, temples, and tea is always an unforgettable experience. We'll begin our trip in Hanoi, Vietnam's capital, known for its bustling side streets and world-class street food. From Hanoi, we'll travel to the Sapa region where we'll hike through rice fields, explore limestone mountains, and visit a few of the colorful ethnic minority communities along the way.
Hike Big Bend National Park, spend a day paddling the deep canyons of the Rio Grande, take on the challenge of a trek up into the Chisos Mountains, and at night, relish the opportunity for stargazing in amazing darkness.
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