What will I have to carry on the trail?
A. In most of the conditions when road is OK to drive, all your luggage will be transported in our vans, so that the only thing on your back will be a small day pack. The guides even carry most of the lunch items!
Am I too young or too old?
A. It seems that age has no relevance! As long as you are in good physical condition and enjoy meeting people of all ages, you'll enjoy the trip.
This is my first hike or bike trip- will I be able to handle it?
A. Yes, provided you are in reasonably good physical condition. Remember, our 2 guides allow for different paces and routes.
I'm single. Will I be out of place?
A. Our groups generally comprise about half couples, half singles. Whatever the make up of the group, we take pride in making everyone feel comfortable so that they enjoy the hiking holiday with us.
What exactly is included in the cost?
A. Unlike many other tours, there are no hidden costs on our holidays. Our price includes all your lodging and all your meals as well as all lodging and dining taxes. If our team have offered perfect service and support, gratuities is appreciated. By being a small company whose owners work in the office and on the trail, we are able to offer great value for your money on all our trips. Also, when we say "a 5-day trip" we mean 4 nights of lodging and meals, an 8-day trip is 7 nights, etc.
We are a group of friends. Can you arrange a tour just for us?
A. Certainly. If you have 8 or more people in your party, we can arrange a customized tour to any of our destinations for the length of time and date that suits you. We specialize in arranging many such tours each year. Just give us a call.
I am on a special diet, can I be accommodated?
A. As long as we have prior notice, we have no problem accommodating special dietary requests such as: vegetarian, low fat, etc.
What do I need to bring?
A. When you sign up for a trip you will be sent a complete list of what you will need to bring. Apart from a small day pack, poncho, and hiking boots, you will not need to purchase any special gear for one of our trips.
Do we actually walk and bike from inn to inn?
A. On some days our trail starts at the inn's door. More often, however, we provide transportation to the best hiking trails nearby and then onto the next inn or back to the same inn.
What type of footwear do I need?
A. When you sign up for a trip you will be sent more details, but generally we recommend comfortable, above ankle, lightweight hiking boots. Tennis or walking shoes, made for flat surfaces are not recommended.
What if it rains?
A. We have never had a day when we didn't hike or bike due to rain! In fact, some of our most memorable trips have been on wet days when a sudden clearing and rainbow appeared. No one has to hike and bike in the rain but those that do usually find the experience invigorating and worthwhile.