Europe's rugged mountains, pastoral countryside and picturesque coastlines have inspired humanity for centuries. Discover these memorable landscapes along with the art and architecture, museums and markets, and legendary cities that make Europe a timeless wonderland.
New for 2014! Nestled between Croatia's historic capital city of Zagreb and the spectacular Dalmatian coast is a verdant pastoral region filled with mountains, forests, fertile valleys, turquoise waters, and quiet backcountry roads. We explore four of Croatia's National Parks and their surroundings by bike, venture to the walled port city of Zadar, and hop a ferry to bicycle Ugljan and Pasman Islands with views to the deep blue Adriatic Sea.
With its enchanting medieval cities, sun-blasted Adriatic coast, turquoise rivers and rugged mountains, Croatia has been called the jewel of the Adriatic. Join us in this small Mediterranean country that's big on adventure!
New for 2014! Thick forests, open meadows, clear lakes, and medieval villages—all crisscrossed by trails—create a patchwork countryside just begging for exploration on foot. Hike with us from Vienna to Prague and discover this historic area known for its Gothic castles, Renaissance and Baroque mansions, lush gardens, vineyards, and the celebrated UNESCO World Heritage towns of Telc and Cesky Krumlov.
An unforgettable cycling journey through four central European nations, beginning in the Czech Republic, traveling through Slovakia, Austria, and ending in Hungary with stops at UNESCO towns along the way, including Telc and Pannonhalma.
From the enchanting medieval towns of southern Moravia/Bohemia to the vibrant and cultured city of Prague, our Vienna to Prague cycle tour provides you with a close-up look at this ever-evolving part of the world.
Explore the awe-inspiring castles, vineyards, wines and cuisine of the "Garden of France" on this short yet unforgettable cycling tour of the spectacular Loire Valley.
Enjoy some of the most magnificent scenery in the Alps as we hike around Mont Blanc (15,771'), the highest peak in Europe proper. Timed to enjoy the comfortable summer climate, we cover 100 miles of alpine trails, carrying only daypacks.
From fishing villages with whitewashed, flat-roofed houses and narrow streets, to the deep blue of the Aegean Sea with its white sandy beaches, this trip takes you to all the very best places in Greece.
Our new Greek Islands Family Adventure takes us from Athens to two of the most beautiful islands in the Aegean Sea—Mykonos and Santorini. Hike past ancient ruins, kayak by white sand beaches, and swim in the clear blue waters.
Experience the same sense of awe the Vikings must have felt over one thousand years ago as we hike in Iceland through the spectacular national parks and dramatic landscapes of this rugged and beautiful North Atlantic island.
New for 2014! The people of Iceland make the most of all seasons, and winter is no exception. Come and explore stunning countryside while it's embraced by winter's icy—and beautiful—grip. Hike the rugged coast, snowshoe across ice-covered lava fields, and walk on crystal-blue glaciers. Along the way we'll be mesmerized by frozen waterfalls, burbling hot springs, and ethereal Northern Lights before retiring to our cozy hotel each night.
From Dublin to Dingle, hike ancient paths to the castles, craggy seashores and lush pastureland that are eternally Ireland.
A hike through the Cinque Terre—five tiny, brightly-colored fishing villages perched on cliffs overlooking the Mediterranean Sea—is only one of many highlights on our hiking adventure that spans some of the most dramatic and breathtaking coastal scenery in all of Italy.
From Florence to Siena, we'll see the finest expressions of Renaissance culture, and hike in beautiful areas of countryside beloved by local Tuscans.
From Pienza to Siena, we cycle through the lovley landscapes of Val d'Orcia, Val di Chiana, Crete Senesi, and Chianti which inspired great works of Renaissance art. Backcountry roads and rolling hills of vineyards, olive groves, and sunflowers lead us to the finest hilltowns in Tuscany where we experience delicious food, fine wine, and traditional culture.
Following the Via Francigena, an ancient pilgrimage route from Assisi to Rome whose origins date back over 1000 years, our new hiking adventure winds through some of the most picturesque landscapes and historic hill-towns in central Italy.
On our new Southern Italy hiking odyssey, we'll explore some of this vibrant country's most dramatic landscapes including the spectacular Amalfi Coast, the Aeolian Islands and Sicily's Mt. Etna, the highest active volcano in Europe. Throughout our adventure, we'll enjoy varied and delicious local cuisine and spend our evenings in the comfort of small hotels.
The awe-inspiring landscape of southwest Norway is a treasure trove for outdoor enthusiasts of all kinds. Among its vast riches, the magnificent fjords-once exposed glacial valleys now submerged under thousands of feet of meltwater-provide the perfect playground for our exciting multisport adventure.
From the romantic, medieval villages and mesmerizing landscapes of Portugal's Alentejo region to the vibrant cities and historic palaces of Andalusia, REI Adventures' Iberian cycling odyssey offers the enthusiastic rider an opportunity to enjoy the many highlights of these alluring destinations from your favorite vantage point; the saddle.
New for 2014! Set off on a week of unforgettable hiking along Portugal's wild Atlantic coast. This trip takes us from culturally-rich Lisbon to sun-drenched Algarve. Along the way, we take in awe-inspiring views and visits to unspoiled beaches; hike by centuries-old castles and to picturesque whitewashed villages. Their inviting plazas and cafes gives us an authentic taste of southern European life as we relax each night.
Hauntingly rugged beauty awaits as our hiking holiday takes us to three of the most stunning areas in all of the Scottish highlands.
Award Winner! Selected by National Geographic Traveler in its "50 Tours of a Lifetime," Slovenia is a sublime alpine hiking destination. Tucked between Italy and Austria, the Julian Alps have traditional alpine villages, gothic castles and dramatic mountain scenery that plunges from 9,000 feet to the deep blue Adriatic Coast. Enjoy a spectacular "off-the-beaten-track" alpine hiking experience.
On this hiking trip, we traverse between two of the most magnificent regions in Switzerland. The Bernese Oberland features the famous trio of peaks, Jungfrau, Eiger and Monch, while the Valais Alps offers hikers the spectacle of the Matterhorn and views of nearly forty other 4000 meter peaks.
Enjoy some of the most magnificent scenery in the Alps as we hike Mont Blanc (15,771'), the highest peak in Europe proper. Timed to enjoy the comfortable summer climate, we cover 100 miles of alpine trails, carrying only daypacks.
Turkey is an adventure destination "must do." From exotic Istanbul to the sparkling Mediterranean, explore on foot, by kayak and sailboat.
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