A New England Hiking Holiday is an active, outdoor vacation. Most of our days are spent in the open air and you should, therefore, be prepared for many different weather and trail conditions (you will be sent a detailed information sheet of what to expect).
Our hikes are generally between 5 and 10 miles a day. Our 2 guides provide a choice of pace for our hikers and on most days there are also choices of more or less strenuous routes. Though we do have two guides per trip, the easier routes will still cover approx. 5 - 6 miles per day and up to about 800' to 900' in elevation gain. The gentler options are, however, quite appropriate for anyone who is on some kind of regular exercise regimen, and we do take a leisurely pace to allow the guides time to introduce our guests to the flora, fauna and history of the area.
Our more challenging routes may cover 7 to 10 miles with elevations gains of around 1000’ to 3000’ depending on the day and the trip. While the guides will still be taking time along the trail for all to enjoy and learn about the area, the more challenging options are usually at a somewhat faster pace.On some days the whole group may hike together in the morning (albeit at different paces) and then there will be two separate afternoon hikes offered.
It is very important that you be in good physical condition to get the most out of the trips and we recommend that you prepare for the trip by doing some form of physical activity regularly. We do suggest that if your only form of exercise is walking that you do try to find more hilly routes or, if you live in a flat region, that you increase your walking speed. Most of our hiking is along trails that wind through the forests and parks and you should be aware that the footing often includes rocks and roots as well as smooth sections.
If you should have any questions please do not hesitate to call us at 800 869-0949 or email your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
Who hikes with us is a difficult question to answer. Groups are generally a mix of couples, singles and some families. Hikers of all ages and hiking abilities enjoy our trips every year. The diversity of our groups is something that we, and, we are told, our hikers enjoy. If traveling alone, ours is a great holiday to try; almost half our hikers fall into this category.
We also arrange custom tours tailored to meet your needs.