BILLINGS, MT – Oct. 1, 2018– Austin Adventures recently announced that for the 2019 season, they are returning to their roots… or more accurately, to their boots. Dedicated hiking trips will now share the spotlight with the company’s award-winning lineup of multisport, cycling, small ship cruising, family and luxury adventures.
“We’ve had many requests over the last few years from our loyal alumni travelers to expand or bring back our pure hiking vacations,” explained Dan Austin, President. The company listened; the result is a handful of new destinations and the return of traditional favorites in an impressive 2019 lineup of hiking, walking and trekking adventures worldwide.
This move follows Austin Adventures’ commitment to guide its guests, under their own steam, through landscapes sure to evoke awe and admiration.
“Something about hiking transports us to a faraway place,” said Austin. “It’s the crunch of the earth below our boots, the whistling of birds overhead, the wind through the spruce and pine. It’s traveling paths centuries in the making, yet as unique as our own DNA. Seeing the world by trail is the best way to travel.”
France: Provence Hiking is a brand-new itinerary that challenges already inquisitive travelers to become more so while walking through the history, culture and vineyards that particularize one of Europe’s most iconic destinations.
This new walking trip through Provence exemplifies the artfulness packed into all Austin Adventures’ itineraries. In this instance, guests explore a tapestry of vineyards, ancient ruins, markets and spreads of sunflower and olive groves meandering by medieval bridges, castles and churches, with time aplenty for Mediterranean-inspired meals and wines. Confirmed departures in 2019 are June 2-8, June 9-16, Sept. 15-21 and Sept. 29-Oct. 4. Priced from $3,898 per person double ($680 single supplement), the nearly all-inclusive rate includes knowledgeable guides, distinctive accommodations, most meals, all required transportation and more. For details see https://www.austinadventures.com/packages/france-walking-provence-2/
The following new hiking trips are on the 2019 roster.
British Columbia: Purcell Mountainsshowcases a spellbinding range in southeastern British Columbia marked by soaring peaks, towering waterfalls, and massive glaciers. Guests hike and view the sights by helicopter over six days (July 21-26 and July 28-Aug. 2 departures). The per person double rate is $3,398. For details see https://www.austinadventures.com/packages/british-columbia-purcell-mountains/
Scotland: Edinburgh to Loch Lomond is a nine-day master class in Scottish history, culture, geography, whisky, castles, lochs and lore. Please contact Austin Adventures for current rates and departure dates. For details see https://www.austinadventures.com/packages/scotland-edinburgh-to-loch-lomond/
Ireland: Dublin & The Wild Atlantic Way over eight days explores culture and landscape culminating on the crags and cliffs that wrap around the island’s north and west. A study of Dublin’s music scene and pub life is a highlight. Please contact Austin Adventures for the rate and departure dates. For details see https://www.austinadventures.com/packages/ireland-dublin-the-wild-atlantic-way/
Tasmania: Cradle Mountain Huts Walk is a six-day overland trek utilizing minimal-impact huts that exemplify cutting edge “green” living. Hike daily along glacially carved lakes, over mountain lookouts, next to an array of waterfalls, and through Eucalypt forests and dolerite spires. Contact Austin Adventures for rates and departure dates. For details see https://www.austinadventures.com/packages/tasmania-cradle-mountain-huts-walk/
Australia: Twelve Apostles Lodge Walkis a four-day guided walk that heads west from Castle Cove to the stunning geological formations known as the Twelve Apostles. Guests exit the region by helicopter. Please contact Austin Adventures for the rate and departure dates. For details see https://www.austinadventures.com/packages/australia-twelve-apostles-lodge-walk/
This company’s classic and traditional hiking trips for 2019 include:
Yellowstone National Park Hiking Vacationwhere over six days hikers are led into the back country away from the maddening crowds. The per person double rate is from $2,898 for 2019 departures Aug. 25-Aug. 30, Sept. 1-Sept. 6 and Sept. 8-Sept. 13. For details see https://www.austinadventures.com/packages/yellowstone-national-park-vacations/
Another tried and true favorite is Utah Hike: Bryce Canyon & Zion NP, a six-day vacation hiking along and through some of the world’s most dramatic rims and canyons. The per person rate is from $2,798 with 2019 departures May 12-May 17, Aug. 25-Aug. 30 and Sept. 15-Sept. 20. For details see https://www.austinadventures.com/packages/utah-hiking-bryce-zion/
And returning by popular demand is, among others, Alberta: Banff Hiking Adventure that over six days delves deep into the wild side of Banff National Park and the Canadian Rockies. The per person double rate is from $3,098 for confirmed 2019 departures Aug. 25-Aug.30 and Sept. 1-Sept. 6. For details see https://www.austinadventures.com/packages/alberta-banff-hike/
Also returning for an encore is Peru: Salkantay Lodge to Lodge that progresses through the Sacred Valley of the Incas to Machu Picchu on the Salkantay Trail with stays in mountain lodges. Please contact Austin Adventures for the rate and departure dates. For details see https://www.austinadventures.com/packages/peru-salkantay-lodge-lodge/
If you need more reasons to hit the trail afoot, an Austin Adventures’ blog helps explain its passion for hiking. Please see https://www.austinadventures.com/travel-resources/pathfinder-why-hiking-is-so-good/. To review all of Austin Adventures’ hiking itineraries (new and classic) see https://www.austinadventures.com/tour-packages/hiking-vacations/
Austin Adventures is a Travel + Leisure MagazineWorld’s Best Award Winner and a Virtuoso Preferred Tour Operator.
About Austin Adventures
Based in Billings, Montana, Austin Adventures has spent over 40 years building an international reputation as a top provider of luxury, small group, multisport tours for adults and families to the world’s most captivating destinations. They have been acknowledged twice by Travel + Leisure Magazine with the prestigious World’s Best Awards along with other national media accolades and distinctions. Austin Adventures has perfected the art of creating itineraries featuring exceptional regional dining, distinctive accommodations, incredible guides and exhilarating activities, all while keeping all-inclusive rates and services the norm. In addition to scheduled group departures on all seven continents, Austin Adventures has developed a reputation as the leader in customized trip planning and execution, all backed by the industry’s best money-back satisfaction guarantee.
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