Appalachian Trail walking holiday in America

“Join a small guided group on a week of moderate backcountry walking in America's northeast. Carry your own backpack, stay in mountain huts and experience a highly scenic section of the Appalachian Trail.”


Boston | White Mountains National Forest | Garfield Ridge | Mount Zealand | Choice of the Crawford Path or Webster Cliff Trail | Lakes of the Clouds Hut | Presidential Range ridge hike | Mount Madison |

Description of Appalachian Trail walking holiday in America

This wonderful week of wilderness walking in America’s Northeast lets you get back to basics as you discover backcountry hiking against an awesome Appalachian backdrop.

Throw off your cares, unshackle your worries, and immerse yourself in all things Appalachian as you walk as part of a small group in the company of experienced Appalachian Mountain Guides.

Just remember that this isn’t your average walk in the park so be prepared to carry your own pack in backwoods country as you average daily distances of around 10kms.

Each evening you’ll discover more about the natural area surrounding your mountain hut with stunning alpine views over the White Mountains the perfect accompaniment to a great night’s rest.

This eight day walking holiday does involve some good old fashioned hiking so grab your boots and your poles and ditch that copy of A Walk in the Woods. This is your Appalachian tale and right here is where you get to pen the start of your very first chapter.

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06 Sep 2019
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Responsible tourism

Appalachian Trail walking holiday in America

Carbon reduction

Your holiday will help support local people and conservation. We must also reduce CO2. Learn about the CO2 emissions of this holiday and how to reduce them.


We are committed to offering low impact tours that benefit both the places and communities we visit as well as our travellers. It is important for us all to be aware of the delicate balance that exists in the variety of natural wonders you will visit. National Parks and monuments, archaeological sites and other sensitive areas should and must be treated with respect.

We have created a 'Travellers' Code of Conduct' to help prepare and inform our groups of the various positive or negative effects they could have on a destination. The code includes tips on everything from handling wildlife encounters to how you can help to conserve precious natural resources. Our tour leaders will explain this code of conduct during the first night’s orientation talk and encourage you to follow it throughout the tour.

This code includes following the ‘Leave No Trace’ ethic, this is an international campaign that is designed to help us minimise the impact on the National Parks and other wilderness areas that we visit. Some key guidelines we follow include keeping to existing trails, staying in official campgrounds and disposing of all waste responsibly and recycling whatever we can.

We are proud supporters of the American Hiking Society, which champions conservation issues in the United States and represents millions of hikers committed to preserving America’s vast network of hiking trails and their surrounding ecosystems.

All rubbish used on the trails in left at the huts and removed regularly to preserve this area of natural beauty. Meals included at the huts are cooked communally to save gas and waste.

This tour is conducted on foot primarily without the use of a vehicle – 95% of this tour is conducted by hiking the incredible trails and staying in multi-share accommodation to maximise cleared sections within the forest.


Whenever possible, we use local accommodation and activity providers. We also shop locally for groceries, eat in small family-run restaurants and visit local shops whenever possible. This all brings economic benefit to the local communities that we visit.

On this tour we use qualified Appalachian Club mountain guides which maintains a level of training for younger people and future generations. They are wholly familiar with the White Mountains National Forest including wildlife, trails, weather and how to act in a responsible way to ensure travellers work in tune with all three. They encourage hikers to stick to the paths, not feed wildlife and how to keep at a safe and respectable distance.

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