When Covid-19 forced borders closures around the world and halted travel, adventure travel company World Expeditions refocused the expertise of its staff resources from the office into research and development of exciting active adventures closer to home. A short-term project becoming a longer one, mixing resilience, opportunity, and creativity, has evolved into World Expeditions’ newest brand North America Active.
The company is proud to present its expanding new range of self-guided and guided hiking and cycling adventures in the US and Canada crafted to fully immerse travellers into local landscapes, cultures, culinary delights and traditions.
According to World Expeditions’ North American Manager Nathalie Gauthier, North America Active trips have been designed to be flexible, affordable, and inspiring. The offer extends from California’s legendary peaks and parks to the awe-inspiring lush forests and world-renowned coastal trails of Canada.
“The new range consists of a diverse range of cycling and walking itineraries available in both centre-based and touring styles,” Gauthier said. “Some itineraries are self-guided, others are guided, while accommodation varies from charming hotels and inns chosen for the local flavour, premium location, style and comfort, through to camping on remote trips.”
“Self-guided trip allows travelers to set their own pace and enjoy the freedom of independent travel with all the logistical advantages of a guided trip. Supported with quality bike hire, luggage transfers, detailed route descriptions and maps to assist with navigation, self-guided cycling trips provide travellers with a heightened connection to their chosen destination in the US or Canada,” she said.
A standout cycling itinerary is the 4 or 5-day Cycle the Hamptons, a centre-based, self-guided cycling exploration of New York’s Long Island’s beautiful coastline, the vineyards of the North Fork and the South Fork’s beaches and villages of the Hamptons. Its flexible itinerary offers a choice of daily cycle distances, ranging from 30-75 miles each day, to cater to beginners through experienced cyclists looking for a challenge.
The trip includes accommodation on a twin share basis, breakfasts, an information pack including route notes & maps and GPS tracks, snacks for each cycling day, an emergency hotline, quality hybrid bike hire and shuttle transfers at the start and the end of each daily tour.
California has always been an active traveler’s dream destination. Cyclists can now explore some of its most stunning regions at handlebar level on North America Active Ojai to Santa Barbara by bike trip. This 5-day self-guided cycling trip begins from the Topatopa Mountains to the marvellous Pacific Coast beaches and ends in the Santa Ynez Valley. Best for bike enthusiasts, art lovers, foodies and wine connoisseurs.
This trip includes accommodation on a twin share basis, breakfasts, luggage transfers, a navigation APP inclusive of detailed route notes and points of interest (available offline while cycling), an emergency hotline, and quality hybrid bike hire.
The 11-day Great Alaska Adventure is a multi-activity itinerary that combines day hikes – including glacier trekking – with rafting, canoeing and kayaking in one of the world’s most sought-after adventures playgrounds. Designed for travellers who want to actively experience and participate in the “real” Alaska and prefer not to camp.
The trip cost includes breakfasts and lunches, accommodation on a twin share basis in lodges and hotels, scenic bush plane flight to McCarthy, private transportation, Prince William Sound ferry, professional local guide throughout, all park permits and fees.
For more information and bookings, please visit https://northamericaactive.com