A Guide to Our Trips
combine our knowledge of the sweetest places of the outdoors with a
selection of country inns
and camping areas for our own special brand of hospitality. Our goal
has always been to rise above the rest, to guarantee more than just
an ordinary trip, to provide you with a vacation that goes beyond the
plan vacations, not expeditions.
to Inn Trips
of Vermont River Sampler is our
premier trip. Classic Vermont country inns and exquisite combine for
a classic adventure. We are a free spirited band of travelers moving
from river to river, and inn to inn throughout Vermont.
The ultimate walking and padling adventure, Rambles and Rivers trips
are a return to the opulent leisure of life in the outdoors. The Valley
a valley formed by the Green and Taconic Mountain ranges provide
a spectacular background. Our journey begins atop Mt Equinox and it
continues as we explore the backroads, mountain trails, quiet lakes
and of course the famed BattenKill.
Breakaways and Explorers are two and three day trips are designed for those who just
take five days to explore the best of Vermont. Breakaways are two day
trips that usually paddle a different river each day, but stay in the
same place for both evenings. Choose
on the White, a grand river; or Equinox Ramble which
is a combination canoe and walking trip.
Adventures Afar and
provides us with a unique opportunity to expand our horizons and journey
beyond the comforts of our backyard. Vermont is our backyard, and from
our home on the BattenKill we are exploring unique
Canoe France- Dordogne , has become a BattenKill classic, and for good reason. 11 days of canoeing, with classic French hospitality, food and wine, prehistory, quaint lodges...this trip has it all.
Canoe France--Cevennes is our newest trip. "I travel for travel's sake" in the words of Robert Louis Stevenson when he walked through the Cevennes of France in 1850. We return several hundred years later to paddle the gorges of the Tarn and the Ardech rivers as well as walk with Robert Louis Stevenson.
Rambles ... an isolated land of the sea, magnificent beauty, rugged
sparking rivers and open valleys. and culminates with our visit to Gros
Morne, an awesome world Heritage Site. Indeed a trip for explorers.
-- Highlands and Islands, will be our playground
for this grand trip exploring the rivers of Scotland. Castles, pubs,
friendly people, and magnificent countryside are the raw ingredients
for this special trip.
In Warmer Climes
-- Costa Rica & Nicaragua
Canoe Costa Rica is our classic Costa Rica Adventure. We combine comfortable lodges, and good food with canoeing to create the BATTENKILL blend of hospitality that we are known for. We travel at a leisurely pace, enjoying classic lodges, allowing us to soak in all that we can, now thoroughly immersed in the true fabric of Costa Rica. It all combines to create welcome befitting Costa Rica.
It is difficult to find words to describe our experience in Solentiname & Rio San Juan , mostly because there is very little to compare it to. The trip starts with art, and nature, and then history. The legacy of present day Solentiname is steeped in the history of the Nahuatl word Celentinametl, which means "place of many guests". Perhaps this is what Costa Rica's Monteverde was like 40 years ago. The ideal adventure for the adventurer who wants to travel where very few other tourists have traveled.
Talamanca is for the adventurer who relishes the undiscovered, who wants to
be a participator rather than a spectator and to go where few organized
groups have traveled.
is a majesty that only nature can provide, and camping is the perfect
to get in touch with those things that are important. Canadian wilderness
and camping combine together in wilderness. Voyageurs to offer a world of nature, rivers and quiet solitude.
Croix Voyageur is the perfect wilderness
canoe trip for families and
beginning paddlers. The St. Croix is designated as a Canadian Heritage
river that forms
the border between New Brunswick and Maine. Early the next morning we
in the grand isolation of a wilderness river. The St. Croix provides
playground for novices wishing
to learn, or for those simply seeking a relaxed and
peaceful river sojourn.
Whitewater Voyageur is a canoe
tripper's paradise - 75 clicks of magnificent
river. The location is remote -- so remote that we fly in and canoe
out. The river is predominantly class II with a few class III's thrown
in to keep your attention. . .
of Labrador -- the land of boundless beauty and endless adventure. Labrador
is the land of imagination, and imagination knows no boundaries. There
are few places remaining on earth that offer such a rich combination
of nature's wonders, and wilderness adventure
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