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The Hiking Trip That Helped Me Reconnect With Exercise

I have never been an athlete, but I’m not a stranger to exercise either.

After having a child, I found my free time squeezed and regular organized exercise was the first casualty. But I wasn’t just busy; I was also unmotivated. I couldn’t quite put my finger on the reason. Solo gym sessions or a quick DVD workout while the baby sleeps ― the new mom exercise staples ― weren’t holding my interest at all.

So I did something drastic: I signed up for an intensive hiking trip in Peru, hoping that it would get me moving at home again too.

Looking over my travel itinerary before I left for the northern Chachapoyas region, I scanned phrases such as “3-hour hike through primary…

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 The Hiking Trip That Helped Me Reconnect With Exercise

Here’s why working out in a group often yields better results.

Allred's Adventures

Hiking vacations and backpacking trips supported by horse pack stock. Mountain hiking tours and wilderness adventure vacations accommodating your adventure travel needs. Idaho family vacations that allow you to leisurely enjoy the beauty of the Sawtooth Wilderness.

Alpine Exploratory

Alpine Exploratory exists to discover the best mountain walking in Europe - the most beautiful mountains and the most spectacular routes - and to give clients enjoyable and satisfying holidays based on this research. We place great importance on a friendly, efficient and positive approach to all aspects of organising holidays.

Appalachian Trail Adventures

ATA is a hiking spa that provides guided day hikes along the Appalachian Trail and the Long Trail throughout the Green Mountains of Vermont. With over 20 years of experience, we have chosen trails with the best scenic mountain vistas, waterfalls, historical features and lakes. Our guests are hikers who do not feel comfortable hitting the trails alone, ranging from young adults to seniors seeking active an vacation at different levels of ability and fitness.

Austin-Lehman Adventures

Join us as we explore some of the world's most remote regions on foot: hike along an alpine pass, into the depths of a gaping canyon, to a mountaintop lookout. Stroll pristine shorelines, wildflower-studded meadows and unpopulated backcountry trails. Walk along jungle paths, rows of vineyard vines and geyser basin boardwalks.


Our walking and hiking tours will immerse you in the culture and natural beauty of a destination. From traditional Andean villages to rain forest trails, when you travel with Backroads you connect deeply with a region, becoming part of its everyday life, observing details that typical tourists miss and enjoying spontaneous encounters along the way.

Country Walkers

We offer unsurpassed worldwide walking tours and hiking vacations. Experienced regional guides, handcrafted itineraries, authentic accommodations and cuisine, and local culture combine for an active vacation just right for everyone. Country Walkers Private and Custom Adventures are the ultimate in group travel, and are one-of-a-kind experiences tailored to your personal tastes.

Denali Park

Our 3 to 4 hour guided excursions provide an in-depth view of the environmental, historical and scientific significance of Alaska's awe-inspiring wilderness. They also place you amid some of the world's most breathtaking scenery, so be sure to bring your camera.

Distant Journeys

Whether you choose a hotel-based or hut-to-hut hike, guided or self-guided, or a customized private hiking vacation itinerary, all of our hiking and walking trips are designed to afford authentic experiences that allow you to feel more a part of the place and less a passing tourist. Join us.


GoPlayOutdoors is your home for backpacking hiking tours and hiking vacations. Check out one of our hiking destinations.

Gordon's Guide

Our goal is to make it quick and easy for active travelers and trade professionals worldwide to research, plan and experience adventure travel and active vacations by providing high quality, informative information through multiple and integrated media. Gordon's Travel Guide is a leader dedicated to promoting adventure and active travel, and the companies providing these services.

Inn to End

Inn To End is a Northern California walking and trekking tour company providing self-guided coastal mountain hikes in the European style of a walking holiday: Inn to Inn. Your luggage will be transported as you hike comfortably to your next Inn each day. Breakfasts are provided at the Inns, and custom made maps guide you worry-free along the unparalleled beauty of a pristine stretch of California's Coast.

Inn to Inn

For the majority of our hikers and walkers, independence is an attractive feature. Our popular self-guided hiking and walking trips offer you maximum flexibility. All trips are tailored to your exact needs -- number of days, number of inns, scenery and terrain.

Ireland Walk Hike Bike

From mountains tops to lush green valleys, streams to rivers, sunshine to rain, we walk in all weather and experience all that mother nature has for us!! We care about you and your holiday and each programme is geared towards that goal - a comfortable, enjoyable and quality walking holiday where the centre of attention is you...the walker.

Moab Adventure Center

With countless one-of-a-kind arches, sandstone formations, and awe-inspiring panoramic vistas all within minutes of downtown Moab, Utah, hiking and sightseeing are undoubtedly popular activities. Two of the most common areas for hiking and exploring are Arches National Park and Canyonlands National Park.

Mountain Trek

Mountain Trek is the most structured & supportive, intimate & challenging, hiking focused, boot-camp style, fitness & weight loss retreat operating today. With spectacular destination spa retreats. We guarantee you will lose weight, gain fitness, move towards a balanced and healthy life & have serious outdoor fun doing it!

My Hiking Vacations

Travel with us as we take a tour of the gorgeous Alps of central Switzerland from July 12-22, 2011. We''ll walk some of the most scenic trails in Europe by day and enjoy the hospitality and atmosphere of wonderful Swiss hostels and mountain huts by night.

New England Hiking Holidays

What better way to experience the outdoors than to join one of our country inn/guided hiking holidays. Does an active, outdoor vacation that doesn't mean giving up life's little luxuries appeal to you? If it does, you'll love a New England Hiking Holiday.

Noah's Ark

Since 1983, Noah's Ark has been offering uniquely-tailored guided Colorado rafting and adventure vacations for friends, youth and church groups, families and other groups. Whether you are a seasoned Colorado native or a new visitor with little or no experience camping in Colorado, you can enjoy the best of Colorado adventures on a trip with Noah's Ark.


For over 25 years we have specialized and excelled in providing walking and hiking tours of some of the most spectacular and idyllic countrysides of Scotland and England. Our hiking vacations in England are in the exquisite Lake District and the charming Cotswolds. In Scotland we ramble through the Highlands and the islands off the northwest coast.

Real Adventures

Every day, RealAdventures helps thousands of travelers find great accommodations, plan relaxing vacations and pursue exciting adventures. From romantic bed & breakfasts to luxury vacation rentals, from bungee jumping to safaris, and from Alaska to Zimbabwe, RealAdventures is a comprehensive resource for travelers around the world.

Responsible Adventures

We specialize in Hiking Vacations that take you Trekking all over the Himalaya on your Adventure holidays. We strive to make your Hiking Vacations in the Himalaya an experience of a lifetime. We provide specialist Trekking Holidays in the Himalayan Regions of Nepal, India, Bhutan and Tibet.

The Wayfarers

We care passionately for the world about us and that inspires every aspect of our walking vacations. We eat in local restaurants and stay in family-run hotels. We support environmental projects and preservation societies and we value and encourage local traditions and crafts.

The World Outdoors

A trip with The World Outdoors is a carefree, educational and fun-filled experience. From years of experience we've found the best trails, finest restaurants and most charming inns in the areas in which we travel. We take care of everything from planning each day's activities and events to ensuring your utmost comfort and safety.

Timberline Adventures

These hiking and biking trips are know for being rigorous, scenic experiences, trips of a lifetime really. Part of the fun has been enjoying these hiking and cycling tours with other like minded companions

Van Gogh Tours

Our experienced and personable local guides will provide you with an up-close and first-hand experience of the cultures and landscapes you are touring in ways that other methods of travel simply cannot. You''ll visit charming villages and memorable European cities. Our walking routes will take you on peaceful hiking trails, shaded forest paths, beautiful beaches and along cliffs with breathtaking views.

Vermont Outdoor Guide Association

Vermont offers hundreds of miles of hiking trails. Guide services are available for day hikes or over night trips. Hiking vacations are offered, both guided and self guided, over a variety of terrain. Hike the high peaks, enjoy a relaxing walk on any of our public trails or bushwack through the backcountry. Hundreds on miles of hiking trails are waiting for you. Inn to Inn vacation packages are also available.

Wildland Trekking Company

The Wildland Trekking Company is your Number One source for exceptional hiking and backpacking adventures. Choose a professionally guided hiking tour to the Grand Canyon, Havasu Falls, Yellowstone, the Canadian Rockies, Copper Canyon, or Mexico's volcanoes. Whichever destination you choose, we'll make it an unforgettable journey!

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