While all of our adventure vacations are filled with some sort of physical activity such as biking, hiking and kayaking, we don’t want all the foodies out there to think we forgot them. In fact, as most anyone who has been on our trips will tell you, the food is incredible.
No matter which country or which adventure, our guests start out the day with a high energy breakfast to get them ready to go experience all the thrills of their destination. Each evening will find them back dining on deliciously prepared campfire vittles or five star gourmet fare. And many of our European vacations will also find adults sipping fine wines from the best regions of wine country.
Our gourmet adventures are combined with the best of our biking and hiking vacations. Our adventurers may choose the gourmet fare of wine regions in California, Chile/Argentina or the rich, delectable foods of Italy, France and Germany. Some of our adventures even include cooking classes to get you started making your own gourmet goodies.
Stop by our website to find out more about gourmet adventures to your choice of destination and get started planning your trip of a lifetime today.
Rural France has its fair share of pretty towns and dramatically breathtaking landscapes. Not only do stunning villages dot the countryside, but the area also features wonderful spots to sample wines and see the remains of Ancient Rome and the Ardèche and Auvergne gorges that define the region. For those interested in historical culture and stunning scenery along with some of the world’s best food and wine, this region puts the European vacation for singles, couples and families at the top of the list.
Burgundy is located in the Sens and Auxerre region, which lies southeast of Paris. The region is popular for adventure vacations because of the spectacular countryside as well as the many historical towns that all have their own stories to tell of wars, sieges and political intrigues down the ages. There are countless local markets to visit, and of course, probably one of the best known wines in the world to enjoy, Burgundy. Well known vintages include Chablis and Beaune with almost all vineyards and cellars a fascinating and delicious visit.
Historically, the town of Dijon became well known for being the center of the mustard trade, and visiting these types of towns will offer a valuable lesson in the geography, culture and history of the area. Enjoy the day walking the streets to make a perfect break in our cycling tours holiday itinerary. Historic buildings from the 11th and 13th centuries are also plenteous in the area including St. Etienne Church, the Museum of Fine Arts and the Cathedral of Notre Dame. Stop by our online travel catalog to learn more about the wonders of vacationing in France.
Because many people dream of trips to the emerald green waters of exotic beaches, the country of Holland might not necessarily be at the top of the list for summer vacation destinations. Certainly, the land isn’t known for its beaches and sunshine. But for those couples and families looking to journey on their first European vacation, the flat and lovely Dutch countryside promises to be a dream destination for cycling tours.
Biking through small fascinating villages while on cycling tour is the ultimate form of adventure and relaxation. While journeying throughout the country, the canals and windmills offer sights not well known anywhere else in the world. Amsterdam alone is home to over 100 kilometers of canals that wind their way through town and country.
For those who have adventured to the rolling hills of northern France or southern England, the famously flat landscape offers quite a contrast. Most of the land has been reclaimed by the sea with many small communities, well known for their windmills, doing all that is possible to shelter their towns behind dikes meant to protect from potential flood damage. Because the land is so flat, bicycles are a great way to travel while on holiday. In fact, the Dutch people and bicycles seem to go everywhere together, hand in hand. There are many cycling paths around the canals that also cross into open land and countryside.
The country is more than just landscape and picturesque sites however. The cosmopolitan feel of the culture can most be experienced in their foods, which have integrated with other cultures to provide new treats not often associated with Holland. Indonesian food along with other famous Dutch treats prevails in many locales. The land of tulips, windmills and canals is a perfect destination for adventure vacation packages so contact us today to learn more about our European travel itineraries.
To journey to Spain is to experience a rich reward of fine food, delectable wines and enchanting history. Our adventure trips to Rioja promise to bring all three to travellers seeking European vacations with a little more than just plain tourist activities.
The Spanish scenery offers dramatic mountains and hills for adventure opportunities for the thrill seeker in everyone committed to experiencing a true adventure vacation. Climbing, hiking, bungee jumping, paragliding and canoeing in local rivers are all popular sports. Spanish holidays also feature hunting, fishing and even hot air balloon trips that give an otherworldly view of this country far from its ever popular sun and surf found in the south.
Cycling tours through Rioja offer a journey into greater fitness as well as an inspiring picture of the dramatic landscapes as well. Venturing into the foothills of the Great Pyrenees will reveal century’s old fortified castles and settlements that provide a look into life in a time long ago.
The romance of local area names is matched only by the fine red wines this region produces. European vacations to this part of the world allow travellers to delight in the fine tastes of red and white wines as well as the traditional bodegas that pedal aged vintages to visitors and locals alike.
You, too, can journey with us as we explore the romantic and noble Spain of today and yesteryear. Contact us online for more information about our vacation packages for singles, couples and families.
Germany’s Romantic Road, the trade route during the middle ages, is like traveling back in time to the medieval era. The route surprisingly has been able to retain its character so that visitors can journey to the untouched and forgotten countryside.
While on our cycling tour, pedal through the arched gateways with guard towers to explore tiny villages with their old world charm. They offer beautiful historical buildings now turned into hotels, gothic cathedrals and much more. Visit a gorgeous palace with the best Baroque garden in Germany while you are in the thinly populated Rothenburg - Weikersheim region. It’s a vibrant village with incredible art and an amusing criminal museum.
When biking through the picture perfect streets of Nordlingen, stop to explore the 14th century walls and half-timbered houses. Our cycling tours take you through the thick forests along the Tauber River and give you an experience of being close to nature all while enjoying its unique flora and fauna. Explore the villages at your own pace and take a guided stroll with a spirited night watchman in Rothenburg. You’ll find evenings enjoyable in your cozy room as you sip delicious home brewed beer.
This European vacation is one of a kind, and its uniqueness makes it completely worth taking. You will also find that investing your trust and time in our adventure vacation packages will have you wanting to come back for vacation adventures with us over and over again.
When talking about the beauty and diversity of France, there truly is no exaggeration. It is simply a magnificent place to journey for a European vacation. Our travel plans offer a wide variety of fun, entertaining and adventurous activities.
Walk in a city that once inspired Van Gogh to create his masterpieces. Follow in his footsteps and explore the picturesque valleys of Luberon and Vaucluse. Our adventure vacations for couples are tailor made keeping in mind privacy with locations that are the perfect setting for spending some quality time with your partner. Envelope yourself with rich magnificent history, ancient ruins and indulge in fine cuisine for six days of adventure travel with us. As you stroll through the enchanting vineyards, your senses will be stimulated by the constant fragrance of thyme and lavender.
Take your partner and explore the town of Avignon, home to six successive popes of the 14th century. Walk along the Senancole River gorge and reach Gordes village. You’ll be amazed to see the ancient stone castles glowing smooth orange under bright sunlight. Hold a glass of the finest French wine and marvel at the spectacular view of Provence known especially for its roses and table wines. Nearly 140 billion bottles of wine are made from Provence’s vast vineyards. The Alpilles hills of Saint-Remy covered with cedar wood and limestone cliffs are worth climbing on your way to Menerbes.
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Welcome to Tuscany – the European vacation where Austin-Lehman helps you indulge in a culinary and cultural experience. Tuscany is a destination that offers rich art and history, fine dining and wine all amid picturesque scenery. If you are looking for a break from the city rush or planning a surprise for your loved one, our adventure vacations for couples may be just what you need.
The vibrant cities and weathered hillside villas make a great place to relax on a week long holiday. As you explore Tuscany’s rolling vineyards on our unparalleled cycling tours, you’ll realize how mystic and divine natural beauty can be. Explore famous renaissance landmarks including the Duomo, Uffizi, Ponte and Pitti palace and much more. Enjoy strolling through Florence’s cobblestone streets and numerous shops with antiques and very attractive art, jewellery and leather goods.
Explore the village of Monteriggionni which is surrounded by 14 towers. Biking through the quaint streets and art galleries in San Gimignano is an experience not to miss. Marvel at the picture perfect golden green Tuscan landscape and take pictures on your way through cypress trees and olive groves. Visit the extraordinary cities of Sienna and Pisa and then take a guided tour of the marbled Duomo with its intricate interiors. Journeying through the various cities of the Tuscan region brimming with art and culture will keep you pleasantly surprised at the simplicity and yet incredible beauty of this place.
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Ancient ruins, lush vineyards and tasty delicacies are sure to delight everyone. The ability to tread in the footsteps of artist Vincent Van Gogh is uniquely magnificent. The delicious aroma of thyme, lavender and honey is absolutely unforgettable. You certainly will not be “bordeaux” in France – au contraire; you will enjoy the experience of a lifetime.
European vacations to France will reawaken all of your senses. Take in the stunning views during your walking tour on a rock strewn cliff in Les Baux while learning some of the area’s royal history. Inhale the sweet scent of the expansive vineyards that surround you. Listen to the sounds of nature as you journey from Saint-Remy into the hills of a small range of mountains known as the Alpilles. Taste delicious hors de oeuvre, local wine and a traditional European entrée. Visit the small community of Gordes at the edge of the Vaucluse Plateau, which boasts absolutely beautiful views. The sight of stone castles is like something out of a fairytale. Adventure travel companies take care of the details so you can focus on what matters most – enjoying your vacation of a lifetime.
Call us today and schedule your European vacation to submerge yourself in an amazing place and to make memories you will cherish forever.
Forested islands, sparkling coves and charming waterfront towns make the Dalmatian Coast the perfect spot for adventure-lovers. Remember to pack your sunscreen as you explore the striking, sun drenched land that is known as Croatia.
Adventure tours to Croatia offer unparalleled beauty and experiences for those in search of fun and exquisiteness. Visit Split, a luminous Mediterranean city, filled with plenty of sun, stately palaces and stunning churches. Take a private boat ride to Korčula, an island in the Adriatic Sea, and pedal through its green-yellow vineyard as you take in the lovely, panoramic views that surround you. Relax in the calming waters of a salt water lake on the peaceful island of Mljet.
Don’t forget your camera because the view is absolutely breathtaking. Enjoy the sunny, Mediterranean climate of Hvar Town, situated on a bay, and admire its Venetian Renaissance construction and distinguished history. When it’s time to call it a night, relax in tranquil garden terraces before retiring to your cozy room at the waterfront Hotel Adriana.
Adventure vacation packages with Austin Lehman Adventures are sure to leave you feeling relaxed, rejuvenated and just smitten with the destination of your choice. Call us and schedule your European vacation today.
What better place can there be to reconnect with your spouse than spending a week together in Europe? Austin-Lehman’s cycling tours are especially designed for couples looking for a getaway from their everyday lives. The rich history and diversity of France combined with its enchanting vineyards and world renowned cuisine makes it an ideal adventure vacation. Biking through the magnificent region of Provence will allow couples to experience the perfectly dry weather, picturesque hills and Roman ruins. Walk hand in hand as you view lush landscapes surrounded by olive greens, lavender, sunflowers and vineyards. Get inspired strolling through narrow streets and drawbridges in Arles, all once Van Gogh’s own personal canvas for inspiration.
The two of you will marvel at medieval towers of Uzes while walking through its narrow streets taking in a picture perfect view of the city and surrounding landscapes. A European vacation is a perfect setting for rekindling romance and indulging in some adventure. Roaming around the historical churches, old buildings with amazing Roman archaeology, gorgeous amphitheatre and the narrow streets of Arles has a romantic old world charm.
Women won’t want to miss the market in St.-Remy-de-Provence for the latest high fashion and to shop the exquisite collections of cotton tank tops, beautiful flared skirts and of course cute matching accessories. Enjoy the simple and traditional way of life while savouring a sumptuous meal and a glass of world class local wine on our adventure vacations for couples. The sight of pink flamingos freely hopping around at the natural reserve of the Camargue is simply mesmerizing.
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Engaged couples often find that one of the most exciting parts of planning a wedding is deciding on the honeymoon. While many grooms want to surprise the bride with the wedding trip destination, brides also want to have a choice in this once in a lifetime trip.
Surely an adventure vacation for couples is just the right type of getaway to inspire tales repeated to children and grandchildren as you grow old and gray together. So at the start of your life together, our adventure tours promise to provide the happy couple with great memories of fun, pampering, dining, biking, hiking, culture and education all wrapped up into one package. We handle every detail including activities, accommodations and dining. The bride and groom just need to be prepared for experiencing everything that their destination of choice has to offer.
Fortunately, there are many journeys to choose from because our travel itineraries include locations in North, Central and South America as well as Europe and Africa. For Mountain adventure getaways with skiing, kayaking and wilderness exploration, couples will find their choice of Canada, Rocky Mountains, Alaska or Grand Canyon vacations.
Those who want to experience foreign cultures and breathtaking scenery will find our European vacations just right for honeymoon vacations. With trips to France, Spain, Italy and more, honeymooners will enjoy biking, gourmet dining and walking through picturesque villages and wineries.
For an unforgettable honeymoon, join us on one of our journeys as you begin your first days together as a married couple.
Germany's Romantic Road, the trade route of the medieval era, still retains its original old world splendor. This unique European vacation combines romance, history, adventure and sightseeing all in one single trip.
The magnificent castles, medieval towns with city walls and picturesque scenery, unspoiled nature, half- timbered houses are all extremely attractive for travelers visiting the area. Week long cycling tours from Nordlingen to Wertheim on this middle ages trade route will seem too short once you are there.
Medieval town hopping across the fabled route is an experience full of surprises. Plan it with your partner or take a trip with your entire family. Our adventure vacation packages offer something for everyone. Pedal alongside enchanting vineyards, rolling hills and clear waters en route to the Bavarian Alps. Once you reach there, take a guided tour of the lavish interiors and modern technologies of the fairy tale like Neuschwanstein castle.
Biking to the vibrant village of Rothenberg located on a cliff side will leave you breathless with enchanting scenery, and then visit the fascinating criminal museum collection. Stroll through the impressive gardens and intriguing art of the village with ancient castles that have been converted into hotels. Enjoy the wonderful weather and shade of trees while biking along the Tauber River. Spend a sinful evening sipping local wine or home brewed beer. And you must indulge in a mouthwatering dinner of potato dumplings and apple pancakes just once while there.
Experience the trip of a lifetime with our varied travel destinations. See our entire catalog online to learn more.
European vacations to Germany surround travelers with beautiful fields and royal castles providing excellent backdrops for picture perfect memories. And Romantic Road offers the perfect course for your journey.
Cycling tours in Europe offer a favorable way to see the quaint villages and famed locations that make up Germany. During your adventure from Nördlingen out to Wertheim, you will journey down the famous Romantic Road, Germany’s Middle Age trade road. This medieval route runs through expansive countryside and charming villages while providing beautiful views of unspoiled nature and half-timbered houses. Enjoy biking to the lively village of Rothenburg, the epitome of German cities. Here, you might find a festival and even handcrafted souvenirs. Speaking of festivals, if you like jazz, you’re sure to find great Jazz festivals and clubs in Germany.
When it’s just about time to call it a night, enjoy a home brewed beer and try a mouthwatering dish of bratwurst. Then, retire to your cozy room at a storybook type location in the Hotel Markusturm, which was built as a customs house in the late 1200s.
Call today or browse our online catalog to plan your perfect vacation with Austin-Lehman Adventures and prepare for your vacation of a lifetime. Adventure tours through Germany are simply magnificent.
Do you hear the sound? It is the enticing call of adventure travel urging you to go ahead and find your adventure in some far off distant place.
Maybe it is to see the tortoises of Galapagos or voyage to the heights of Machu Picchu. Perhaps sailing on a small, private cruise to Alaska and exploring Glacier Bay will satisfy your taste for exploration. Whether a European vacation or safari adventure tour in Africa, adventure travel companies provide everything you need to get you to your destination and begin exploring nature in all its wonders while on bike, foot, horse or skis.
Every single detail of our adventure vacations is handled so you can seek out new and unfamiliar experiences in exotic, unknown areas of the world. The added benefit when traveling on our adventure tours is the small group setting with professional guides who have the knowledge and experience to personalize the trip and really make attendees comfortable. We chose accommodations to complete the locale and really enhance the entire experience.
If you have a touch of wanderlust and want to experience other world cultures, it’s time to immerse join us in our small group adventures. Give us a call or drop by our online site to start your journey.
The latest in adventure travel companies isn’t about a pirate ship sailing the windswept and stormy seas as it attempts to find treasure on distant islands. Although certainly the idea of Captain Jack Sparrow adrift in any ocean would set many a woman’s hearts aflutter these days!
In our time, adventure travel is about experiencing the best of a favorite physical activity such as hiking or biking with a location that offers an incredible setting and culture in which to pursue this adventure. Our adventure vacation packages combine the sport, if you will, favored by the traveler with all the natural beauty of a European landscape or physical challenge of a rock cliff in the Grand Canyon. Add to the mix incredible, gourmet food and exposure to the culture of the local people, and adventurers of all ages will experience something quite different from usual tourist destinations.
And every last detail from the accommodations to the activities is carefully planned out so that all guests have to do it show up and allow our professional and friendly guides lead them on in their adventure of a lifetime.
Whether you choose to stay in North America or venture south to Patagonia, you can rest assured that we have everything handled for you so that you can truly enjoy your vacation time away. Contact us today to learn more about our selection of exciting and exotic travel destinations.
Cycling tours through Europe offer an unrivaled journey into the heart and soul of the people and places that make up this amazing continent. Where else in the world is it possible to go back in time and see actual castles, medieval village and museums to honor them all in one location?
Biking through the small villages gives travelers an opportunity to encounter Europe in a way that typical tourist tours never can. Everything is crystal clear with the warm sun on your back, green fields in sight and a cooling breeze blowing across your face. By cycling, you take in all the sights and sounds you miss when traveling by car, and that’s definitely something that you’ll cherish forever.
Because so much of the population in European towns bike as well, you’ll find it’s easy to meet new friends along the way. Our bike adventure vacations offer you the opportunity to sit back, relax and pedal your way through your trip. We handle all the fine details to make it a memorable trip – like activities, lodging and food. You bring the enthusiasm and gusto for sightseeing, taking it easy and enjoying yourself.
Learn more about our exciting adventure travel by bike to destinations across the globe by requesting our catalog at (800) 575-1540 or visiting us online.
If your daily life has been filled with kids or hectic work schedules, maybe it is time to join us on one of our adventure vacations for couples. After many years together, it is important to just get away from it all to revive and rekindle the flame that can often stay hidden in the midst of the stresses of everyday life.
Couples vacations are fast becoming popular, and why not? Taking adventure trips that get you out of familiar surroundings can really bring a sense of excitement to a marriage. Of course, you will first want to decide on just how much activity you want on your adventure with us. With biking, hiking, kayaking, rafting, skiing and so many more outdoor activities, you can choose a few or all of them when deciding which types of activities you both want to participate in.
As a couple you will also want to decide on a destination that will fit the activities. Perhaps you’ve never been on a European vacation and find biking through France exciting. Your wife may want to climb up the Inca Trail to the Sun Gate to view Machu Picchu. Whatever the activity and wherever you decide is right for both of you, we are there to make sure that every detail is ready and waiting to make your adventure trip memorable for both of you.
Plan your trip now by visiting us online or calling for more information.
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If a European vacation is on your agenda for your next scheduled time off work, then most people will tell you to prepare well ahead of time so that your plans go much more smoothly. Fortunately, the great benefit of travelling with Austin Lehman is that we plan everything for you so that you can experience an extraordinary adventure vacation without any fuss. All you need to bring is the right clothing, your passport and an attitude of readiness for the time of your life.
For 38 years we have created adventure vacation packages to allow our guests the freedom to experience all the cultural, artistic and historical features of any European country they visit. We offer more than just guided tours. Our goal is to help our travelers truly experience the life and culture of the local people. And everything is experienced on a small scale so that the encounter is truly intimate in nature. In fact, our adult trips have only 12 guests in attendance while our family adventures have 18. That makes our guide to guest ratio much lower so that they can truly make the whole trip special for each attendee.
So whether planning cycling tours through Spain or a wine tasting adventure in the heart of Tuscany, travelers can sit back and relax knowing that every detail is handled so they can truly enjoy their time away. Visit us online to view our full European travel catalog or give our 24 hour support line a call for more information (800) 575-1540.