October 1 - October 10, 2018
Bohemian Comfort - Authentic and true immersive experience! Sleep in tents, eat simple, delicious and healthy food and get cozy and intimate with your fellow Betties! Might have to arrange somethings on your own such as ground transportation or do a more extensive preparation than you might in other trip styles*
Convenient Comfort – Minimum effort on your part! Sleep in a room which you might share with one other Betty, eat prepared meals that are hearty and healthy and prepare minimally as the rest is provided. In most cases, ground transportation is included*
Luxury Comfort - Just show up and the rest is covered. Sleep with comfort in a nice bed with luxury linen, eat gourmet food, drink wonderful wine and get plenty of rest before your full day of adventure. Ground transportation is included and all of your gear is provided*
*Air transportation is not included in Bold Betties adventures
This is a great entry level trip for newcomers or Betties looking build confidence outdoors. Expect 2-5 hours of activity a day on mostly flat or slightly hilly terrain with the occassional steep and/or uneven trail. You'll travel approximately 4-6 miles per day and experience moderate elevation/altitude changes.
Moderately difficult featuring more hills and mountain terrain, but still accessible for Betties inexperienced in outdoor adventure. Expect 4-6 hours of activity covering up to 10 miles a day. Expect steep and uneven trails and altitudes up to 10,000 ft.
Challenging adventures for Betties who are fit adventurers and possess a basic skill set for the outdoors. Expect 5-8 hours of activity per day over a variety of exposed terrain and steep uneven trails. Distances up to 12 miles per day and altitudes up to 14,000 ft.
Designed for the most experienced Betties who are do adventures on a regular basis. You'll be taken to remote locations over exposed, uneven and challenging terrain, requiring 10+ hours of activity per day and distances of 12+ miles. Altitudes could exceed 14,000 ft.
Explore the West Coast of Sweden from the cockpit of a sea kayak and then backpack along the Pilgrim Trail in the Dalsland region, also known as "The Lake Province", while experiencing Swedish culture and hospitality along the way. We'll start our adventure in historic city of Gothenburg, paddling through the city's canals, checking out the daily catch at the Fish Church (Fish Market), strolling the streets of the Haga district, and even enjoying a fika (coffee & cake) on a replica of a Swedish East India tall ship. Gothenburg's restaurants boast some of the finest examples of Scandinavian cuisine and you'll have the opportunity to enjoy not only traditional favorites but also some innovative, and delicious, new creations.
Departing Gothenburg we'll head north along the coast towards the quaint fishing village of Grundsund where we'll transfer to sea kayaks for an overnight tour of the Bohuslän region which CNN Travel labeled a "kayaking paradise!" Once we leave Gothernburg all meals are included! We'll camp out along the coast and then paddle our way to our next stop, a beautiful resort complete with hot tubs, saunas, a swimming pool, and a world class restaurant, that used to serve as an executive retreat for employees of Volvo and is now open to the public. We'll relax for the evening, enjoy a three course Scandinavian dinner, and depart for the Dalsland region late in the morning.
After breakfast and another dip in the hot tub, we'll be driven to a charming boutique hotel that was built within a 100 year-old old silo with solid wooden walls constructed by thick horizontal planks, and completed with french balconies that offer stunning views of the adjacent lake. We'll stop just long enough to drop our luggage and enjoy a freshly prepared lunch before being shuttled to the start of our 3 day/2 night backpacking adventure on the old Pilgrim Trail that was used by those making the trek to St Olav's tomb in Trondheim, Norway. Camping out on the trail and enjoying some gourmet backcountry meals, we'll make our way back to the hotel where we dropped our bags. Arriving by mid-afternoon you'll have plenty of time to explore the area, relax on the lake shore, or maybe even rent a canoe. After a gourmet dinner made from local ingredients, and a restful night's sleep, we'll gather our things for the ride back to the Gothenburg airport.
This trip has a little bit of everything thoughtfully combined into a neat, Scandinavian package. Everything is included except airfare and meals in Gothenburg. From touring the city of Gothenburg, paddling along the coast, and hiking on the Pilgrim trail, to exploring Sweden's history & culture, and enjoying some fine Swedish dining, this is an adventure vacation you'll be remembering fondly for years to come. Join us and let's meet for a fika!
Lodging (Hotel Scandic Europa,
Bokenäset Resort, and Upperud 9:9)
- Ground Transportation
- Rental Gear (Backpack, Tent, Sleeping Bag, Sleeping Pad, Headlamp, Trekking Poles)
- Guided sea kayak tour
- 3 day backpacking trip
- All meals outside of Gothenburg
- Canal kayak tour
- House of Emigrants tour
- Museum of Gothenburg
- Guided city walking tour
- Gothenburg City Card (Museum Admission / Public Transportation)
- Licensed English Speaking Guides
- Gift Package
- Meals in Gothenburg
- 3 lunches and 3 dinners
$450 Non-refundable deposit
$2995 USD per person Full trip cost (Double occupancy)
$3400 USD per person Full trip cost Single Occupancy upgrade (only valid for Gothenburg and Tent, all other accommodations will be double occupancy)
Remaining Balance Due: August 21, 2018
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Cancelation between 120 and 89 days prior to departure = 50% loss (less deposit)
Cancelation within 90 days of departure = 100% loss
While it is our intention at Bold Betties to adhere to the event as described, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations. The itinerary is brief, as we never know exactly where our journey will take us. Due to the nature of Bold Betties events, adventuring and travel can be unpredictable. Our itinerary overview is a general guide regarding the event and any mention of specific destinations or wildlife is by no means a guarantee that they will be visited or encountered. These changes can be made with regards to safety, attendee capabilities, time constraints, weather and various other reasons. You are solely responsible for arriving to the meeting place on time. In the event of a delay, it is up to you to make alternative arrangements. Any additional costs incurred is your responsibility. Refunds will not be given due to missed connections, canceled flights, weather, or any other delays or unforeseen circumstances. Allow yourself extra time to arrive safely to the meeting place so that everyone leaves on time. Please see the cancellation/refund policy.