• Stepping stones and crossing streams on the Appalachian Trail

Walk In The Woods Appalachian Trail Experience

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  • Duration: 9 days
  • Price: £1,350

Hike the famous Appalachian Trail which is featured in the book and movie, A Walk in the Woods starring Robert Redford and Nick Nolte

Mention the Appalachian Trail and trekkers go giddy – for good reason. This wilderness route stretching from Maine to Georgia boasts 2200 miles of stellar scenery and fresh mountain air. Whether you’re a hard-core hiker or a first timer, our guides can create tours to match your abilities.

Take a private Appalachian Trail tour and experience America’s most famous backwoods hike in safety and comfort and stress free.

The trail from Delaware Water Gap is one of the flattest sections on the entire route, which means less time puffing and panting and more time watching wildlife and taking photos. You’ll make stops and camp at places like Mohican outdoor centre, Wild cat shelter, Unionville.

When you arrive at camp, loosen your boots and prepare your evening meal ready to relax, you’ll forget you’re in the middle of nowhere. As the fire crackles and the embers glow red, you’ll realise you’re in heaven.

Day 1
Arrival

Arrive in New York and transfer to the family-run hotel near the Delaware Water Gap to relax and unwind.

Day 2
Mohican Centre

Our first day on the Appalachian Trail takes us to Mohican Centre taking in Sunfish Pond and some breathtaking beauty en route. Walking distance approx. 10 miles. Tented Camp.

Day 3
Brink Road and Buttermilk

A day walking the forest trail on the ridge line to Brink Road shelter complete with an excursion down to Buttermilk Falls. Buttermilk Creek descends more than 500 feet in a series of cascades and rapids and a natural pool at the base of Buttermilk Falls provides swimming with the feel of an old swimming hole. Walking distance approx. 14 miles. Tented camp.

Day 4
Rutherford Shelter

A fantastic day heading for Rutherford Shelter taking in both wonderful flora & fauna and spectacular views on the way. Walking distance approx. 14 miles.  Tented Camp.

Day 5
Unionville and Puchuck

The longest distance day sees us stopping off at Unionville to replenish supplies and have some lunch. We then head on to the Puchuck shelter. Walking distance approx. 15 miles. Tented Camp.

Day 6
Lowland Boardwalks

A glorious day taking in the wonderful low land walks on the famous board walks  as we wend our way to Wawayanda Shelter. Walking distance approx. 12 miles. Tented Camp.

Day 7
Greenwood Lake and State Lines

A day that sees us heading for Wildcat Shelter. We will be crossing the New York State line and enjoy spectacular views from the trail overlooking Greenwood lake. Walking distance approx. 12 miles. Tented Camp.

Day 8
Mambasha Memory Making

Our final day of hiking takes us to to Mambasha Lake and Mambasha High Point, an area of outstanding natural beauty here we will be met by our transport and taken back to our hotel at Delaware Water Gap for a well earned rest, shower and a night in a soft bed. Walking distance approx. 5 miles. Hotel Accommodation.

Day 9
Departure

Check out from our hotel and transfer to New York JFK airport as required.

2017 Tour Dates

  • 8th-16th May
  • 12th-20th June
  • 17th-25th July
  • 7th-25th August (All female trip)
  • 28th August – 5th September
  • 16th-24th October

What’s Included?

We provide a fully professional guided experience to take you from the stress of daily life into a world of freedom.

Breakfast, evening meals and two nights accommodation in the hotel.

All equipment for seven nights camping:

  • Two man tent (split between two for lighter load)*
  • Rucksack
  • Dry bag
  • Sleep mat
  • Cooker
  • Food

*A limited number of one man tents are available

We do not provide sleeping bags as these are a personal item. They can be rented at an extra cost from local outdoor store upon arrival.

Transfers to and from the airport (New York JFK).

Flights are not included. You are responsible for your own travel to and from New York.

What else do I need to know?

  • Group size: 5 min, 12 max (we also cater for private or single-sex groups – contact us for more).
  • Guides: Groups of 5-7 have one guide. Groups of 8-12 will have two guides.
  • Ages: 18 upwards (private groups more flexible).

Tailor Made

  • Your entire holiday is designed to make it enjoyable and stress free.

Expert Knowledge

  • All our specialists have travelled extensively or lived in their specialist regions.
  • The same specialist will handle your trip from start to finish.
  • Make the most of your time and budget.

Our Guides

  • Make the difference between a good trip and an outstanding one.
  • Hand picked by us as very experienced and well qualified.

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