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- Existing Trips -

 

These are trips that have been planned and detailed out and are available for sign up unless indicated otherwise. If you want to sign up for a trip or to be placed on the trip information and mailing list, then go to our: Contact Page.

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New Zealand Day Hikes - South Island - Feb. 11 - Mar. 3, 2018 - From Christchurch, NZ

The South Island of New Zealand contains a vast array of hiking possibilities from casual day hikes, hut to hut treks, and even a long distance hike from one end of the country to the other. Our focus will be on various day hikes scattered throughout the South Island with an emphasis on hiking in the Southern Alps. Wonderful places like the Banks Peninsula, Mt. Cook National Park, Mt. Aspiring National Park, and Queenstown. Christchurch will be the start and finish of our explorations. After arrival in Christchurch, we will all spend a couple of days exploring the city and the Banks Peninsula. After that, we head for Queenstown and all the hiking areas to the south in the Southern Alps. This is basically a low cost lodging trip where we will attempt affordable places to stay such as cabins, hostels, B&B's, and motels. We can also expect to camp if we are not able to book lodging in certain areas. Our food will come from restaurants and self catering kitchens at the various places we stay. We will be renting a 10 passenger van to transport us to our various destinations and trail heads. If you are interested in this trip, go to our Contact Page to be notified when we have details for this trip completed. Also, feel free to call or write if you have any questions. Sign-Up for the trip starts on Oct. 1, 2017.

 

Just east of Bishop is a beautiful range of mountains that almost challenges the Sierras in altitude. White Mountain is the highest in this small range, topping out at over 14,000'. We plan to take a circuitous route around this range by heading out from Bishop and, in order, staying overnight at Tom's Place, Benton Hot Springs, Dyer, Big Pine, and finishing back at our place just outside of Bishop. All of these places have interesting characteristics to make the journey worthwhile. Though the average daily mileage is not that impressive, the elevation gains are ....particularly if you factor in the higher altitudes and the likely hood of strong Spring winds. This will be a self-contained trip without the use of a "sag wagon". We plan to stay in lodging, but frugal minded cyclists can camp where we stay each night or at a nearby campground. This is a trip for self reliant individuals that don't mind carrying their own gear. If you think you are interested in this trip, go to our Contact Page to sign up, get more information, or request to be placed on our mailing list. Sign Up begins on Jan. 8, 2018.

 

How about an early summer camping and bicycle tour on the scenic roads of the Eastern Sierra? This is a base camp tour, where we locate in various towns of the E. Sierra, riding for 2 to 4 days in a specific location before loading up our cars and moving on to the next location. Everyone makes their own campsite reservations and provides their own camping and food supplies. We will supply the planning, maps and social hour snacks. Sag support is not generally supplied, however particularly hard days may find someone volunteering to provide vehicle support. Everyone supplies their own transportation between riding locations. Lodging is also possible in most locations. The base locations are Bishop, Crowley Lake, and Lee Vining. This is a perfect cycling trip for tent campers and small RV's alike. If you think you might be interested in participating in this base camp type tour, go to our Contact Page and either sign up or add your name to our mailing list. Sign up begins on Jan. 1, 2018.

 

Join us for a cycling vacation in three spectacular regions of Austria. This will be a hotel based trip where we will meet in Salzburg, pack up our lightly loaded bicycles and ride between Salzburg, Zell am See, Mayrhofen, and back to Salzburg. We will spend several days in each location and and venture out each day with a choice of a multitude of rides. If we share rooms, the cost of this trip will be very reasonable. All three areas are recreation centers featuring road riding, mountain biking, skiing, hiking, climbing, hang gliding, river rafting ..... you name it. Even though our primary purpose is to cycle, there will be opportunities to try some of the other sports. This is a self-contained trip with no support vehicle. We will stay in various forms of lodging varying from hostels to three star hotels. This is a trip for experienced touring cyclists willing to take care of most of their own needs.

Salzburg : https://www.salzburg.info/en

Mayrhofen/Zillertal Valley : http://www.zillertal.at/en/tips/summer.html

Zell am See/Bruck : http://www.zellamsee-kaprun.com/en/region

If you think you might be interested in this trip you can go to our Contact Page to sign up for the trip or send a request for more information. Sign Up for the trip begins on Jan. 1, 2018.

 

Salzburg to the Adriatic and Return Sept. 8- 30, 2018

Right after our Austria base camp trip, I'm going to take off and follow two well known bicycle paths.

  • Munchen - Venedig Radfernweg: From Salzburg to Innsbruck to Venice !
  • Alpe Adria Radweg: From Grado to Villach to Salzburg !

This is a very unscripted trip where we ride from Salzburg by heading SW towards Innsbruck. There, we will connect up with the Munich to Venice Bike Route, and then head south to Venice and the Adriatic Sea. After a short visit to Venice, we will probably hop a train over to Grado, where we connect up with the Alpe Adria Radweg, which takes us north back to Salzburg. We plan to stay in various forms of lodging which can include anything from youth hostels, to B&B's, to full fledged hotels ....whatever is affordable. We don't plan to make any long range reservations, but rather, will figure out where we want to stay each day depending on weather, terrain, how we feel physically, etc. We will also probably deviate from the suggested route, whenever we get the urge to explore nearby areas of interest. There is not a prescribed time line ..... we plan to go along having a jolly good time and admiring the country side. If it looks like we won't get back to Salzburg by Sept. 29th, we'll catch a train. No vehicle support. Self contained. If you think you might be interested in this trip you can go to our Contact Page to sign up for the trip or send a request for more information. Sign Up for the trip begins on Jan. 1, 2018.

- Proposed Trips -

 

These are trips that we are proposing to organize, but they are still in the planning stage. A date may be indicated but not necessarily finalized. If you think you might be interested in one of these trips, place yourself on the Information and Update List by going to our contact page. The advantage of being on this list is that you will be notified first when the planning for a trip is finalized. Contact Page.

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We have revamped the Death Valley tour that we have put on for several years. This new and improved version features diverse terrain with elevations between -238' and 7,000'. The start is in Bishop and heads south through the Owens Valley to Lone Pine. From there we head into Death Valley with stops in Darwin, Panamint Springs, Stovepipe Wells, and Furnace Creek. Next, we head south through Badwater and out of the national park to the town of Shoshone for a day off to enjoy the hot springs, local hikes, and a nearby date farm. We return to Furnace Creek for one night, followed by a potentially hard day to a campsite near Scotty's Castle, hopefully with time to visit the castle itself. After that, we find ourselves riding to a couple of remote towns in the high Nevada desert. The ghost town of Gold Point and the hay growing town of Dyer are so small and so remote that even some of the people that live here in the E. Sierra don't know where they are. The last day of the tour is a dooozy ...... you have two passes to climb plus the ascent to our starting point in Bishop. This will be a vehicle supported camping trip. If you are interested in this trip, go to our Contact Page to be notified when we have complete details for this trip. Feel free to call or write if you have any questions.