12 Best Active Experiences and Accommodations in the World

Patagonia excursions | Gearminded.com

Want adventure and comfort on your next vacation? Make it a “luxpedition.” Cycle through Europe or Asia and rest your legs in luxury hotels. Reach the trails of the Alps by river cruise and train. Or explore the wilds of South America while enjoying fine dining. Here are 11 trips that bring together some of the best active experiences and accommodations in the world.

Patagonia Excursions: Visit the Awasi Patagonia Lodge with Surtrek and explore in Chile’s Torres del Paine National Park with a personal guide, selecting from excursions such as hiking to panoramic views, horseback riding beneath the towering spires or taking in the icebergs from Grey Glacier.

French Alps cycling
Adventure Life

Alpine Cycling: On Sojourn Bicycling & Active Vacations’ new tour in France, explore the dramatic landscape of the Alps by bike and stay in luxury accommodations. Start at the picturesque lake in Annecy, ride a Tour de France climb and finish at the foot of Mont Blanc in Chamonix, resting at a Relais & Chateau hotel.

Inca Trail luxury trek in Peru

Inca Trail in Style: Camp in style on a classic Inca Trail trek to Machu Picchu in Peru. After acclimatizing in luxury accommodations in Cusco, enjoy hot showers, fine cuisine in a portable dining tent, a cot to sleep on and excellent service during the guided trek through spectacular Andean scenery to the Inca ruins.

Journey to the East cycling
TDA Global Cycling

Journey to the East: Ride nearly 1,800 miles across South Korea and Japan on TDA Global Cycling’s newest hotel-to-hotel tour, the Journey to the East. Pedal through modern cities and over lonely mountain roads, past temples, volcanoes, hot springs and heritage sites.

Red Refley Ranch

Ride, Rope, Retire: At Wyoming’s 25,000-acre Red Reflet Ranch, spend the day riding horses, shooting, herding cattle and learning the ropes. Once the work is done, sit down to a gourmet meal made of beef from the ranch’s butcher shop and produce grown in its garden before retiring to a luxury chalet.

Rhine and Rail: On a new itinerary from Riviera River Cruises, cruise through the Rhine Gorge to Switzerland, then travel by train into the Alps, climbing over jaw-dropping precipices aboard the famed Glacier Express. In Zermatt, explore the trails on foot or ride a cog railway to 10,000 feet.

Fly fishing Argentina at Alumine River Lodge - Frontiers
Fly fishing Argentina at Alumine River Lodge – Frontiers

Fly Fishing Argentina: Cast for big brown and feisty rainbow trout in Argentine Patagonia with Frontiers and stay in the new Alumine River Lodge, which offers comfort and unparalleled access to the Pilolil Canyon and numerous tributary rivers and spring creeks.

Gravel and wine Strade Bianche cycling - Courtesy of Tourissimo

Gravel and Wine: On a new trip with Tourissimo and Ride & Seek, cycle the hallowed gravel strade bianche (white roads) of Tuscany through rolling hills covered with vineyards and quaint medieval villages, and enjoy the food and wines of one of Italy’s finest culinary regions.

Big Sky skiing - Courtesy of Moonlight Basin
Moonlight Basin

Big Sky Skiing: Rent a luxurious mountain home in Montana’s exclusive Moonlight Basin community and ski Big Sky Resort’s 5,800 acres of steep and deep terrain. A stay at Moonlight Basin also provides access to the private Moonlight Lodge, and Nordic skiing, snowshoeing and fat biking on snowy trails.

Cycling in Thailand - Courtesy of Grasshopper Adventures
Grasshopper Adventures

Biking Thailand: Cycle from Bangkok to Phuket, Thailand, with Grasshopper Adventures and take in the Gulf of Thailand, Khao Sok National Park and the Andaman Coast from the saddle, then rest at a four-star hotel, a golf resort and a beachside resort.

Siberian escapade - Courtesy of MIR Corporation
MIR Corporation

Siberian Escapade: Explore wild and wooded Siberia on a MIR Corporation trip in winter, when Lake Baikal freezes hard enough to travel over its surface. Dash through the taiga on a traditional troika ride, race teams of sled dogs and sweep across the frozen lake by hovercraft to sacred Olkhon Island.


Cycling Thailand, Cambodia & Vietnam: The trip includes a wide variety of dynamic riding over 445 km, ranging from single-lane bike trails to remote back roads through the countryside. For the foodie traveler, this tour showcases three different Southeast Asian cuisines with an emphasis on fresh vegetables, fish, and seafood. For those who crave cultural immersion and wish to connect with village life of Southeast Asia, there could not be a better trip.  Departures are scheduled for: 26 Oct – 09 Nov 2019, 07 – 21 Dec 2019, and 29 Dec 2019 – 12 Jan 2020. Prices start at $4,000 USD per person.

Which will you choose?!

Cycling Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam with Grasshopper Tours.
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