October 10 -13, 2019
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.
This adventure is perfect for people of all skill levels, including brand new beginners!
We're heading to Asheville, NC this fall for an epic long weekend of camaraderie, hiking, and even a little guided mountain biking thrown in for good measure! Mid-October is perfect leaf peeping season and we want to take full advantage!
This adventure is the perfect chance to meet Bold Betties from all over the US! We'll stay in a house together in the general Asheville area so that we can have our own facilities and so we can get to know each other!
Thursday, October 10
Arrive in Asheville! If you've driven, we'll make sure you have directions to the house! If you're flying in, we'll coordinate a pick up time for you from the airport!
That night we'll enjoy our first family-style dinner as we settle in for some fun!
Friday, October 11
After waking up and enjoying a simple breakfast together, we'll pack our lunches and head out to meet our mountain biking guides! We hope to have female guides to lead us through the beautiful autumn leaves in Pisgah National Forest. We can stay in one group for a half-day ride that is beginner friendly, or we can split into two groups, one for beginners and one for intermediates!
After our bike ride and picnic lunch, we'll head back to our house to get cleaned up and get ready for a dinner in town (not included in price).
Saturday, October 12
We'll have a yummy breakfast and prep our lunches before we pile in our vehicles and drive to the trailhead for Looking Glass Rock, south of Asheville. This hike is a challenging, uphill hike but the payoff is HUGE. After hiking approximately 3 miles and gaining over 1600 ft of elevation we will be rewarded with 360 degree views from a granite bald. From here, you can see the Blueridge parkway and for miles in most directions on a clear day.
This hike is incredible but is definitely a challenge. We ALWAYS hike together, no exceptions! We'll take lots of breaks and we'll encourage each other to make it to the top!
After our hike and provided we have time, we will stop at Carl Sandburg's Home which is part of the National Park Service. This park is beautiful and provides a great glimpse into the life of one of America's most beloved poets as well as spectacular scenery. We'll arrive to our house for a final family style dinner as we share our favorite memories and pictures.
Sunday, October 13
Today we say our "see you laters" and depart for home. You are free to depart at any time but checkout will be between 10 and 11am. We'll have a yummy breakfast that morning before you leave. Rides will be provided to the airport for those that need them.
- Thursday and Saturday night family style dinners
- Friday, Saturday, and Sunday morning breakfasts
- Friday and Saturday Lunch
- Bike Rental (includes helmet)
- Mountain Biking Guides
- Transportation between activities
- Transportation from airport
What's Not Included:
- Gratuity for Guides
- Friday Night Dinner
- Optional tour of Carl Sandburg home ($5)
- Transportation to Asheville
- Trip Insurance
Affinity Members: $490.50
Non-Affinity Members: $545
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Minimum Number of Participants
For this trip to be confirmed, we MUST have a minimum of 4 paid participants!
Maximum Number of Participants
A detailed packing list will be provided as we get closer to the trip! But your positive mental attitude is required right from the start!
DO NOT purchase your flight until we have 100% confirmed this adventure. We will confirm it as soon as possible but we will let you know by September 7 at the absolute latest.
Please plan to arrive in Asheville no later than 3pm on October 10. Plan to depart no earlier than 10am on October 13th.
Travel Insurance is always a good idea! We don't sell it but we are happy to help you find a plan that works for you! Just let us know!
We always do our best to accommodate dietary restrictions within reason. You MUST inform us of your restrictions no later than September 30, 2019.
If cancelled before July 1, 2019, the adventure is 100% refundable.
If cancelled after July 1, 2019 and before September 1, 2019, the adventure is 50% refundable.
If cancelled after September 1, 2019 is NON-REFUNDABLE.
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.