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USA - Grand Canyon + Yosemite Park, Sequoia National Park & Pacific coast-2018
USA Grand Canyon + California (Yosemite Park, Kings Canyon, Sequoia National park) & Pacific Coast - for June 2018. This 14 days event has high mountain hikes, giant Sequoia trees, coastal activities and the Grand Canyon. There will be 8 full hiking days during the 2 weeks with time to sightsee and try out some new activities. Along the Pacific highway there will be a wide range of activities: surfing, whale watching, kayaking, coastal bike ride & horse riding. The group for this event will be formed by November 2017 and we will be purchasing our flights by December. We plan to fly into Las Vegas and return back to the UK via San Francisco. Happy to send you the itinerary for this event, just email me [masked] All the photos below are from the group I took this June 2017: Grand Canyon On Top of Half Dome, Yosemite National Park Sequoia National Park - Giant trees Elephant Seals on the Pacific coast Climbing up Half Dome: We will spend 3 days along the Pacific coast: Nevada waterfall in the background Hiking up Half dome.

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Exhilarating - Hiking,Biking, Scrambling and Via Ferrata.

This is a group for outdoor enthusiasts looking for adventurous multi-activities at affordable prices. I started this group for people to socialise and experience the outdoors together.

My events consist of hiking, cycling day trips and active weekends away. Longer events for 5-7 days to destinations abroad to Europe are organised for those who want a more intense and strenuous experience or a variety of activities (e.g. Hiking, cycling tours, mountain biking, white water rafting, scrambling and Via Ferrata). These trips are affordable because we generally use Youth Hostels and cater for ourselves and everyone helps and contributes towards the weekend. We will occasional stay in luxurious cottages, Villas, Chalet and hotels depending on numbers and demand.

This group is different to large scale hiking groups in the following way:

1. To ensure a safe and intimate event, my events will remain small in numbers. No more than 20 for a day walks, 14 for bike rides and 14 for weekend events. With small numbers there's less waiting around!

2. Happy to teach map reading and navigation to anyone who is interested to learn. I will bring a spare OS map and compass. Also happy to teach how to deal with bike roadside breakdown if it happens during our cycle ride (punctures, snapped chain, gears adjustment and adjusting brakes).

3. When we use drivers for weekend away events, I will co-ordinate the drivers and members requiring transportation. I will also ensure drivers are compensated for their fuel and service in advance. If possible I will give drivers the best rooms to ensure they have a good night sleep.

4. Most meals are in self catering venues and it will be home cooked healthy food (there will always be the great English fry up option for those who want it)

5. For bike events, if you don't have your own bike or don't want to transport your bike, I am happy to hire bikes and transport it to the start point of the ride.

6. For weekend hiking events I can help with loaning hiking boots, hiking poles and even waterproof jackets at no cost if you are new to the outdoors or new to London.

7. When we use hostel, there will never be more than 4 in a room. I would normally try and secure rooms for 2 to 4 people.

I have over 15 years of diverse hiking and biking experience and have lead many groups to explore many parts of the UK and Europe. I am Mountain Leader trained, Outdoors First Aid qualified, Basic Expedition Leaders qualified and operated youth programmes previously with Raleigh International and DofE. I have extensive hiking experience in North and South America and Europe.

All level of abilities are welcomed but a good level of fitness is required for those who want to join the more strenuous activities. I organise the logistics for our hiking trips so that you don’t have to. I find the locations, book the venues and organise all catering for weekends.

The aim is to explore and hike in picturesque and beautiful rural locations throughout the British Isles and beyond. We regularly visit all of the UK’s National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

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