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    Holland

    Holland | Haarlem to Odoorn

    7 days/6 nights

    Holland Bike Tour Saddle up and prepare for an all-inclusive, small group cycling adventure through the dreamy landscape of Holland.…
    Tour Highlights & Departures

    Highlights

    • Adult Only Vacations
    • Biking
    • Cultural
    • Wine / Gourmet

    Activity Level: Easy

    Departure dates

    • Apr 15, 2018
    • Apr 22, 2018
    • Apr 29, 2018
    • May 27, 2018
    • Jul 1, 2018
    • Aug 12, 2018
    • Sep 16, 2018

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    Call one of our adventure travel consultants to help find the perfect adventure for you (800) 575-1540.

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Vienna to Prague

Bringing Back the Bike Austin Adventures is Re-Introducing 4 Guest Favorite Europe Cycling Adventures We are incredibly excited to share the news that we are bringing back four of our favorite dedicated cycling adventures in Europe: Denmark, Belgium/Holland, Burgundy, and Vienna to Prague. All of these trips will have limited departures and will be guided by Ron van Dijk. Whether you are a seasoned Europe traveler, have just starting thinking about hopping the… Continued

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Top Five Reasons to Take a Crater Lake Adventure with your Family

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Southwestern U.S. Family Adventure Exploring Arches to Moab

Glorious red sandstone arches, vast views of cloudless skies, and moments to create memories with your family. These are all perks of enjoying a Southwestern US Adventure Vacation with Austin-Lehman Adventures. You will be visiting the states of Colorado and Utah viewing the grand monuments of the Wild West. With fascinating histories and beautiful natural sculptures this family vacation will be like none other. Also with experienced guides, perfected tour… Continued

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Any family with kids knows that vacations can create a lot of stress and exhaustion. Some families end up at the same old theme parks or campgrounds each year simply because these locations provide a one stop vacation that doesn’t require a lot of thought or planning to undertake. And while amusement parks and camps do provide some thrilling action, they cannot compare to family adventure vacations Austin Lehman style.… Continued

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Montana Vacations for Family Adventures

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How to Plan the Perfect Family Adventure Vacation

Fact is a week doesn’t go by where someone doesn’t ask me: “how to I plan the perfect family adventure vacation?” Seems after 20 plus years in the adventure travel business I just take it for granted that everyone just “knows”. Over the years we have published a lot of good help and planning resources for finding the perfect adventure vacation, well this time I am going to really try and… Continued

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Going Dutch: Haarlem to Odoorn Biking Tour

Canal in Harlem Today I met up with Anneke (one of our European guides) and our guest in Haarlem (located in western Holland) to check out the tulips on our Haarlem to Odoorn tour. Holland is a breathtaking country, where biking is the standard mode of transportation. There are almost as many bikes as there are people in Holland, 16 million and counting! Everyone bikes here and since the country is… Continued

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Plan the Ultimate European Vacation Europe’s many must-see destinations are inspiring, educational and life-changing. All of which make for the best adventures. But how to choose? We understand the complexities behind picking a destination, causing you to settle for a destination closer to home. We get it! That’s why we’ve created this guide to get you out of that rut and on your way to your European adventure. The Gold… Continued

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Grand Canyon Stars

As wintry weather moves across the country, find motivation to explore and stay fit by booking a spring vacation you’ll never forget. Adventure travel during March, April and May to the following select destinations guarantees fewer crowds, cheaper travel rates, and the added bonus of wildflowers. From cycling betwixt fields of tulips in Holland to hiking across sand dunes in Death Valley, action-packed days are just a click away. Holland… Continued

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Machu Picchu

In 2016, over half of working Americans didn’t use their paid vacation time, according to recent studies. It’s time to buck the trend and make sure travel is a priority for you and your family in 2017. Whether you love planning a year in advance or thrive on the adrenaline rush of booking a last-minute trip, Austin Adventures is here to help transform your adventure daydreams into unforgettable memories. Looking… Continued

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Croatia: Small and Mighty (with a side of fresh mussels, please) It’s never too early to start planning your next trip-of-a-lifetime, and we think Croatia is the place to be in 2017. If you love a mix of culture, history, cuisine and adventure, then consider this small and mighty Pearl of the Mediterranean for that perfect vacation the whole family (or not!) will relish forever. History & Mystery Built on… Continued

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Yosemite

Will – Austin Adventure’s Canadian Rockies Leader It’s no secret that our guests LOVE our guides. And our guides love our guests and their jobs!  Will has guided for Austin Adventures for five seasons and after living, working, and playing in the Rockies he definitely knows his stuff. Whether it’s calling his wife, a physician, to soothe a guest’s injury woes or participating in a Game of Thrones costume contest, he knows… Continued

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Driving the Alaska Highway…The Ultimate Road Trip to begin your Alaska Family Kenai Peninsula Adventure! by Adventure Guide Sheri For the past years, I have had the honor of blogging fun extensions to your Austin Adventures Alaskan holiday. This year, I thought I’d expand on the idea of road-tripping to The Great Land and give you a play by play of the drive to Alaska, in hopes that you may… Continued

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AA’s 20 Most Popular Destinations of 2016 From the turquoise-blue waters of Havasupai to Denmark’s salty sea breezes, travelers hiked, biked, swam, and soaked in the best of our 2016 itinerary offerings. The numbers are in, and we’re excited to share this year’s top-selling trips both domestically and internationally. We’ve also noted which ones you loved taking the whole family on and which ones you simply cherished solo or with… Continued

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Top 5 Fall Destination

“A man on foot, on horseback or on a bicycle will see more, feel more, enjoy more in one mile than the motorized tourists can in a hundred miles.” ~ Edward Abbey Cooler temperatures, fewer tourists, leaf peeping, harvest season, cheaper airline tickets and hotel prices…what’s not to love about traveling in the fall? As if these weren’t reasons enough to start planning your next big autumn adventure, it turns out… Continued

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Austin Adventures Shows Travel Advisor Appreciation – Agents Booking 2016 Trips Earn Generous Commission Plus $100 per Person Bonus BILLINGS, MT – May 10, 2016 – Travel agents who introduce their clients to some of the world’s best travel experiences can now pocket more than customer satisfaction. Think $100 per person (man, woman or child) booked on a 2016 vacation – in addition to a generous 12 percent commission. This is Austin… Continued

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Why the National Parks Should Be Your 2016 Vacation Destination (Teaser: Fourth Graders Travel Free!) “Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home; that wildness is a necessity.” – John Muir, Our National Parks (1901) Born in Scotland and raised in the Midwest US, John Muir, the Father of the National Parks, first worked as an engineer. Coming of… Continued

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Don’t Miss Our Webinar!Five Ways To Do Peru! Dan and Kasey Austin explore all the different ways you can experience the Land of the Incas with Austin Adventures. Register here! Machu Picchu is the driving force that attracts travelers from all corners of the world to the Sacred Valley and the land of the Incas. It is an incredible place and an experience you will never forget, but we like… Continued

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Here it is, folks! The top 10 list of Austin’s most beloved trips! Peruse and choose from these superlative family or sans-children adventures, and prepare to be inspired by a terrific selection spanning from Asia to Alaska, canyons to mountains and a delicious selection of beaches and islands to boot. Happy day-dreaming! Austin’s Top Five Family Trips for 2016: Costa Rica Multisport Action-packed days are the name of the game… Continued

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Meet Sergio Sinesi!

I live in Rome, my wonderful city. I work part-time as a computer programmer, a masseur (particularly with Shiatsu), and as a spinning instructor. I  started working as a Tour Leader with Austin Adventures four years ago and I love it! I use the bike for everything: to get around, to work out, and to see the world. In the past, I did MTB competitions but now just Time Trials.… Continued

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Did You Know? You can visit a different national site each day of the year and STILL not see them all. That’s right; there are more than 400 national sites in the National Park Service. While some of these sites are smaller parks or even structures, a handful of them are huge expanses of some of the most beautiful acreage on earth. Obviously, we’re a bit biased since Yellowstone, Grand… Continued

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Sure, Alberta is home to some pretty stunning scenery and wildlife. But there’s a lot more to do in this Canadian province than just sit back and enjoy the nature show. As pioneers in the field of multisport vacations, nothing gets us more excited than helping guests experience destinations in active and meaningful ways. While it can be challenging to design group travel itineraries that cater to a range of… Continued

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Canada: 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 5 Reasons to Visit Canada in 2015 1) Value – The strong American dollar means now is the time to go to Canada if you want to get the most bang for your buck. As of March 3, 2015, 1 USD = 1.24 CAD. 2) Glaciers – Alberta is famous for its Columbia Icefield which is home to Athabasca Glacier, the most-visited glacier in North America.… Continued

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Explore the world with the leaders in adventure travel!   We thank you for your interest in traveling with Austin Adventures – we would love to help you in any way we can. At Austin Adventures, we specialize in creating special experiences for our guests all over the world. As an active travel company, we want you to fully enjoy each destination, whether than means hiking in the Canadian Rockies… Continued

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group photo in front of Yellowstone sign

First of all, I should explain that Austin Adventures, based in Billings, MT, sits just a few short hours from our world’s first national park: Yellowstone. Because of our close location, connections and local knowledge, we feature three amazing trips that revolve around Yellowstone National Park: 1) Yellowstone Adult Only Vacation (Yellowstone) 2) Montana Family Vacation (Montana) 3) Wyoming Adult Only Vacation (Wyoming) Because these three summer-time adventures feature Yellowstone National Park, I’m sure you can… Continued

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We’re already in the thick of summer. Have you decided on this year’s vacation yet? Europe is always an incredible experience for you and your friends or for the whole family. Whether you’re taking in Italy’s rolling vineyards and delectable dining or Spain’s world class museums and famously beautiful Costa Brava there is an adventure and new memory around every corner. Enjoy biking through the mesmerizing lavender fields of Provence… Continued

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My name is Marko Polich, I was born 1976 and raised in a quiet little town Ogulin in mountain part of Croatia. Since childhood I was outdoors hiking, skiing, making tree houses, you know kids stuff. After I graduated high school, I went to Zagreb University to Faculty of Forestry to become Forest Engineer. Then I started became a raft guide for a local company and became a travel outdoor… Continued

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Will was born in Calgary, Alberta Canada, in the shadow of the Canadian Rockies. He spent a large amount of time playing in the mountains with his family growing up and decided to turn his love of adventuring outside with people into a profession. He graduated from Mount Royal College in Calgary with an Bachelors of Applied Eco-Tourism and Outdoor Leadership. He is also a proud member of the Association… Continued

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Alaska family vacations ”“ Soak up the midnight sun while hiking, biking and kayaking in beautiful Alaskan destinations that will take your breath away.… Continued

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Utah is a mecca for adventurers – from world class hiking and biking trails through the red rock, hoodoo-filled valleys to top tier, white water rafting on the canyon-carving Colorado and Green rivers. At Austin Adventures, we like to show off the country’s best, which is why all of our North America adventures tour national parks. We explore four of Utah’s five national parks and each is unique but equally… Continued

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European Bike Tours with ALA                                                                                              01.19.2013 Celebrate 35 years of cycling in the Loire Valley with Ron! Ron Van Dijk, our European Director, has been leading… Continued

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Dreaming of Summer                                                                                              02.23.2013 It’s time to vote!Vote for your favorite Tour Operator and Safari Outfitter in Travel + Leisure’s annual World’s Best Awards Survey!  What’s… Continued

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Sinking into Summer  03.23.2013 You know we’re on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter, but did you also know we’re on… LinkedIn Google+ Instagram Flickr Blog Despite the persistent cold weather, spring really is upon us, which means that summer is just around the corner! If you haven’t started planning your summer getaway, now is the time! Perhaps biking through France’s pastoral country side has always been on your bucket list, or… Continued

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How much commission does AA pay to Travel Agents? We pay 12% commission to travel agents with a 1% override for Signature Agents. Some trips are an exception to this so always be sure to ask your sales person for details. Does AA offer FAM trips for Travel Agents? AA will offer a 50% discount on a FAM trip for a Travel Agent and a 25% discount for their travel… Continued

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Heather McKaig

Heather lives in Columbia Falls, MT, just miles away from the mountains, lakes, and rivers of NW Montana and Glacier National Park. She spent an extensive amount of time in the Northwest, including Alaska, Washington, Oregon, and Montana. She has also traveled to all 50 states, New Zealand, and Antarctica, and is always looking for opportunities to explore new adventures. Growing up in a family that encouraged a healthy relationship… Continued

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Kasey was born in Alaska and raised in Billings, Montana. She graduated in 2011 as a Presidential Leadership Scholar at the University of Montana in Missoula with a degree in Education. Growing up in the world of adventure travel, it was only natural for Kasey to jump in to the family business upon entering “the real world”. Currently, Kasey works full time at Austin Adventures as the Vice President of… Continued

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How to Plan the Perfect Europe Bike Tour By Ron van Dijk Cycling is truly a journey of the senses. And there is no better place than Europe, where the villages, castles, cathedrals and museums are unrivaled and the reward of breezing along under your own power is an exhilarating experience. What you see, what you feel, what you encounter is sharper and more relaxed, more complete, when the warm… Continued

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How to Plan the Perfect Custom Adventure Vacation By Carol Austin Over the past 13 seasons I have had the pleasure of working with many guests, helping them choose the adventure that is just right for them. That said, my favorite trips to plan are custom vacations and/or exclusive adventures. I love going from A-Z, start to finish with the group, family, or friends getting together for that special adventure vacation… Continued

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10 Tips for Choosing the Right Tour Operator When it comes to your precious vacation time and dollars, a little time and energy spent on the front end will help ensure the vacation of your dreams. Plus, the whole process can and should be a fun part of the overall experience. Following are Ten Tips to take you from research to R&R. Our assumption is that you have chosen to… Continued

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Austin Adventures P.O. Box 81025 Billings, Montana 59108-1025 Telephone: 406-655-4591 [email protected] www.austinadventures.com Toll-free Reservations: 800-575-1540 Fact Sheet Company Name Austin Adventures Headquartered in Billings, Montana USA Founder/President Dan Austin – [email protected] Company Profile The choice provider of active vacations, AA specializes in multi-sport, hiking, biking and family travel experiences that are immersed in history, wildlife, culture and geography. The company has built a reputation for exclusive, small-group active travel (limited… Continued

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Company Background In pursuit of a dream – building a world-class adventure travel company. The history of Austin Adventures is really the history of founder Dan Austin’s passion to create the world’s best travel company. Dan wasn’t born into travel. In fact, he got his start in construction management in places like Alaska and Hawaii. But along the way he became enamored with global travel and the personal transformation it brings.… Continued

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Company FAQs Contact Details Q. How do I contact Austin Adventures? A. By phone for immediate response. By email for a quick response. By snail mail for a timely response: Toll Free Phone: (800)575-1540 Local Phone: (406)655-4591 FAX: (406)651-9236 Email: PR: [email protected] Dan Austin: [email protected] General Consumer Information: [email protected] Austin Adventures P.O. Box 81025 Billings, MT 59108-1025 USA Q. How can I get a copy of your latest catalog? A.… Continued

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Austin Adventures – Recent Press Highlights May 2017 This Week in Travel News: Soon You’ll Be Able to Bike More Easily Around Jordan, Thanks to Charity – Outpost Collaboration of Travel Industry Visionaries Brings Donated Bicycles and Community Development to Jordan – Adventure Travel News Industry Q&A: Dan Austin, Founder, and President of Austin Adventures – Travel Age West January 2017 A Costa Rica Family Tour: Arenal to Tortuguero –… Continued

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The best bike rides by Ron, a guy who knows bike rides. 1. Dordogne Valley between Argentat and Beynac (110 miles), France: One of my favorite regions of France, for its authenticity, the peace, the great food, the old Romanesque churches, the castles and the history (such as the Hundred Years War between France and England). Make sure to divert from the valley every now and then to visit villages… Continued

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Top Ten AA Best Sellers Christy lists the best of the best. 1. Yellowstone: Our world’s first national park is the perfect place to explore with your family. With something for everyone from wildlife viewing to soaking in the Boiling River, you’ll want to keep coming back year after year to explore this gem of our national park system. 2. France: France literally has it all: mountains (Alps, Pyrenees), beaches… Continued

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10 Tips for Choosing the Right Tour Operator When it comes to your precious vacation time and dollars, a little time and energy spent on the front end will help ensure the vacation of your dreams. Plus, the whole process can and should be a fun part of the overall experience. Following are Ten Tips to take you from research to R&R. Our assumption is that you have chosen to… Continued

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The How To’s to Planning an Adventure Vacation With more than 40 years of planning adventure vacations, we decided to build this page to cover any questions you had about “how to” plan your next adventure vacation. We combined our travel experiences to make a “how to” on each of our travel package options. Whether you’re planning a family adventure, a custom trip or traveling solo; we have some helpful… Continued

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Frequently Asked Questions If you don’t find the question or answer you’re looking for below, don’t hesitate to call one of our Adventure Consultants at any time at 800.575.1540 or send us an email at [email protected] What’s included in the price? Apart from the freedom of one meal on your own, we design our trips to be all-inclusive. Typically, the price covers: Double occupancy rooms with private baths All meals… Continued

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What Our Guests Are Saying About Us -the folks who have ‘been there, done it.’ In fact, if you’d like to speak with one of our alumni about their adventures, we’d be happy to put you in touch. Just give us a call and we’ll provide references for the specific trip you’re interested in. In their own words, here are some guest reviews from this season that we thought you’d… Continued

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Top-of-the-Line Equipment We use high quality, expertly maintained adventure gear and equipment on all Austin Adventures trips. Our equipment meets strict performance and durability standards. Each piece is meticulously cleaned and inspected during and between trips. From top-notch bikes to spotless vans and specially designed trailers, we provide top-of-the-line adventure gear from the leaders within the industry. Vans & Trailers Our vans are expertly maintained and inspected to ensure your… Continued

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About Dan Austin Dan Austin, Founder and President of Austin Adventures Born and bred into the outdoor life in the hills of California, Dan ignited his passion for adventure travel in 1976 as a partner of a rafting company in the Pacific Northwest. His travels soon took him to Alaska, where he owned and operated a mid-size construction company. Here he gained valuable experience working out difficult logistics and long-distance… Continued

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Why Travel with a Tour Operator?

Swakopmund, Namibia – have you heard of it? I hadn’t either until I learned that the Adventure Travel World Summit would be taking place there earlier this year. I was fortunate enough to attend the Summit just this past week for my second time (it’s been running for ten years now), and I met some wonderful and interesting people (imagine 700 high-energy adventure travel enthusiasts networking in one common area) and… Continued

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This past week, my family experienced a remarkable journey with new friends from Texas, North Carolina and D.C. It was remarkable due to the knowledgeable and nurturing guidance of Toby and Blair, simply fantastic tour guides who were as pleasant as they were informative. The tour itself was filled with outdoor adventure, from kayaking to hiking to biking, raising our heart rates as well as our appreciation for the true… Continued

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Tagging Along to “Tag, You’re It”

  Growing up in the adventure travel business has its perks. My father, Dan Austin, director of Austin-Lehman Adventures bought into Backcountry Bicycle Tours after taking a biking adventure in the Tetons himself, when I was six years old. From there, I led a life in Montana that was a bit different from that of my peers, although the realization of that fact didn’t hit me until I grew older.… Continued

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Europe Guide Training: An American Perspective

  Exiting out of Schiphol International Airport in Amsterdam early Wednesday morning, I was met by the blowing wind and light snow of a not-so-spring-like day in the blustery Netherlands. At the end of March, the weather seems just not able to make up its mind, just as its doing back home in Montana right about now. I search the rows of taxis and busses for my friend and Austin-Lehman’s… Continued

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Bike Tours in France

  Enjoy the delights of the past from ruins and medieval streets, historic churches, and famous artists, to the wonders of the present day from fashions, farms, and delectable wines. If you cannot decide which style of vacation you want to enjoy, why choose? With an Austin Adventures France Bike Tour you get the story telling and time travel to ancient eras, along with the beauties and wonders that locals today… Continued

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The Mosel: History, Riding, & Riesling

  I believe that I have a German soul, not just because that is where 75% of my family heritage comes from, but because there is no other place on earth that I feel more myself! I love Germany. I love the people and the culture and the geography! This is a country of huge metropolitan cities, rolling country side hills, and a world renowned river, the Rhine. Personally, I… Continued

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An open letter of thanks…

Dear Our Austin-Lehman Guides: James, John, & Patrick~ Carter, Cal, Stewart, and I would like to give you all a heart felt thank you for an excellent adventure in Big Sky Country and Yellowstone National Park. We still can’t believe what an amazing job you guys did making sure we all had everything we needed and wanted (there’s a difference between the two!). This trip was a big departure for… Continued

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Insight from a young adventurer

Greetings travelers I am Josh Fried and I live in Los Angeles, California. I love travelling and have been doing it ever since i was a little pipsqueak. I am now 15 years old and have been all around the country (not the world….yet). I thought traveling was just an activity where you visit a destination and meet people and experience attractions. For me that all changed last year! About… Continued

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Zell am See – A Must See

So you’ve never been to Zell am See, Austria? If you’re anything like I was before my Austria Adventure, you wouldn’t know what you were missing out on! Zell am See is the host city of ALA’s Austria Family Adventure. Getting into this town a day or two early will not disappoint (and will allow you to adjust to the significant time zone difference!) A very safe, somewhat touristy town,… Continued

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Things to do in Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Today I want to talk about one of my favorite towns in the world, Jackson, Wyoming. With a population just under 10,000 and located just outside Grand Teton National, it is a prime location for adventurers. I was lucky enough to guide our Wyoming Family- Yellowstone/Teton adventure this past week, which starts and ends in the beautiful town of Jackson. Some History on Jackson: As part of the Hayden Expedition… Continued

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Checking in from Old Faithful

Jonathan here checking in from Old Faithful Inn in Yellowstone National Park! Today we had an amazing start to our Yellowstone/Teton Family Adventure. We started our morning bright and early in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, then we drove up to Antelope Flats and had a gorgeous bike ride in front of the Grand Tetons. (photo below) We also stopped at the T.A Moulton Barn “the most photographed barn in America” and… Continued

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Twas the Night Before Grand Teton National Park

This week I will be guiding our Yellowstone/Teton Family Adventure and I couldn’t be more excited about it. First of all I will be guiding with two other amazing guides. Second I’m ecstatic about guiding a family trip in Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Park, because I remember when I was young and got to visit these amazing National Parks. I would say that visiting Yellowstone Park was one of the… Continued

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End of Summer Trips, Think South Dakota!

As the end of summer is quickly approaching, what better time then now to plan a great American journey through South Dakota. South Dakota is home to two National Parks, laden with pine, spruce, birch and aspen. Great hiking and biking trails flood the prairie lands with celebrated destinations including the Crazy Horse Monument, Wind Cave National Park, Deadwood, the Mickelson Trail, and of course the worlds greatest mountain carving,… Continued

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Cycling in Germany

When Talking about European Vacations my head immediately goes to Germany. Not only did my family originate there, which gives it special draw for me, but I feel most at home when I am there! Austin-Lehman offers to cycling tours that take you through the heart of Germany, both follow magnificent rivers, making the cycling easy and enjoyable, the weather idyllic, and the scenery breathtaking! The first is Germany: Mosel… Continued

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United States (USA) Hiking Vacations With Austin-Lehman

The summer season is upon us, and what better way to pass the time then to embark on a trek though the wonderland provided by beautiful Mother Nature. While you could venture out to hike Patagonia in Chile, or retrace the ancient path of the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, you don’t even have to venture out of the United States to experience breathtaking beauty. The United States is a… Continued

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Austria’s Hidden Gem

  Hohe Tauern National Park is highly protected in 3 different zones: the most inner zone cannot be touched by anyone, the 2nd layer is open to visit and the outermost zone is where our cycling tours head on our first day on our Austria Bike Tours – Alps to Salzburg. Our bike path leads us along the Hohe Tauern National Park in the valley surrounded by some of the highest… Continued

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South Dakota-History of the Old West

Who doesn’t just love a good story of pioneer grit and survival?! South Dakota is home to some of the most colorful history you’ll find in the American West. The Black Hills is home to a number of historical sites and filled with natural beauty. I have visited the area many times and enjoy hiking and biking around this western edge of the state. I’ve found the quiet forests to be… Continued

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Grand Teton National Park

     One of my favorite memories of Grand Teton National Park has to do with a certain bear called Grizzly 399. Last summer, this momma bear gave birth to three quite adorable, playful cubs. Guiding our Yellowstone-Tetons Adventure all last season gave me the delightful opportunity to watch these “teddy bears” grow up over the course of a summer. But what really got me thinking was, what would have happened… Continued

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What’s so good about cycling in Mosel Valley, Germany?

  The sparkling waters of the Mosel are the perfect background for cycling tours through Germany’s most abundant wine growing region. You don’t need to be a wine lover to enjoy this European vacation. On the contrary: it is also the perfect environment for family adventure vacations. Why’s that? The gentle riverside bike paths are flat, easy & safe. Flat because the path stays down in the valley. Easy because… Continued

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Introduce your kids to family adventure vacations that explore geological formations and exciting terrains. Start your vacation by stopping by the Colorado National Monument. This park is just a primer to the next few days of fun and adventure with a mix of educational discoveries. The Arches National Park is home to thousands of geological arches that fill the landscape. Children will be amazed learning about these prehistoric formations that… Continued

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When guests are first trying to decide on their destination, we are often asked which one of our cycling tours is the best. Frankly, they all are. We put a lot of time and effort into planning and arranging the locations, activities and accommodations for our bike adventure vacation packages. That’s what adventure travel companies such as ours are all about – to handle every detail of your vacation so that… Continued

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The summer is heating up for adventure vacations to exotic and faraway destinations. If you are looking for a holiday that combines family fun with biking, hiking, boating and a safari, then you need look no further than our South African adventure vacation from Cape Town to Kruger. In eleven days you’ll traverse the city and countryside seeing all the historical sites, wildlife and culture that uniquely belong to this… Continued

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California makes an excellent adventure vacation destination for any time of year. With its temperate climate and sunny conditions, visiting the California wine country will bring out the relaxed adventurer and gourmet in everyone who attends our adventure tours of the region. The one thing visitors to Napa and Sonoma will want to bring along with them is their appetites. There’s nothing like sipping on luscious California Pinot Noir while… Continued

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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… Continued

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Hear the Music of Austria

Visit the home of the classic film The Sound of Music and listen closely to the music of the nature that surrounds you during your unforgettable European vacation. Listen to the rumbling of a thundering, majestic waterfall. Watch as colorful flowers blossom and animals awaken with a gentle sunrise during the revitalizing summer season in the Austrian Alps. Cycle through the towns of Mittersill and Zell past expansive lakes and… Continued

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Visiting Africa 101- Part 2

The People of Africa (Diverse and Fascinating) “We are not Africans because we are born in Africa, we are Africans because Africa is born in us.” Chester Higgins Jr. There is no continent more blessed with the incredible beauty and sweeping diversity than that of Africa. From this diversity Africans “parented” the rest of humanity.  However, all this diversity has a tangible and intangible commonality which merges into one family!  Who hasn’t… Continued

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Experience a European Vacation Austin-Lehman Style

Discover some of the hottest destinations on a captivating European vacation in true Austin-Lehman style.  Pedal through the enchanting vineyards of France or explore Holland’s famed “Venice of the north.” Marvel at the historical and royal castles of Denmark while pedaling along the rolling landscapes through both narrow and wide streets. Ride on the Baltic Sea route along the scenic beauty of green pastures, chalk cliffs, landscapes of little belt… Continued

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Nothing Comes Close to the Golden Coast

Pedal through Napa Valley and experience unforgettable enchantment on one of Austin-Lehman’s cycling tours through the Golden Coast. Family adventure vacations to beautiful California offer an incomparable way to reconnect with the people you love in the place many love to dream of. Adventure travel companies provide package tours to take care of every facet of your trip so all you have to take care of is your unquenchable yearning… Continued

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When my family and I decided to try a European vacation this last summer, I wasn't sure what to expect. But Austin Lehman really put our minds at ease. From the moment we booked our travel plans, they handled everything with such professionalism. After much consideration we felt that we would like to include our love of biking in our travel plans, and try one of the cycling tours. The… Continued

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Holland Bike Tours

For the ultimate journey into relaxation in a colorful landscape take a European vacation to Holland, and discover a land that is marvelously filled with more bikes than people. Find fields of yellow and purple, drenched in the enchanting scent of hyacinths and daffodils. Nature never smelled so delightful. Visit Holland and rediscover beautiful simplicity. Austin Adventures’ Cycling Tours are a wonderful way to experience this beautiful country and to meet… Continued

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Inspiring Journeys with Grand Canyon Vacation Packages

                    Exploring the rocky cliffs and awe inspiring waterfalls of the Grand Canyon is simply an unforgettable experience. There may be destinations that look similar in pictures, but Grand Canyon vacation packages let you discover the reality of the awesome grandeur on your own. Pack your bags and get ready for some real thrill and adventure as you go on cycling… Continued

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How to Plan the Perfect Custom Adventure Vacation

Carol getting to know the locals! Over the past 13 seasons I have had the pleasure of working with many guests, helping them choose the adventure that is just right for them. That said, my favorite trips to plan are customs vacations and or exclusive adventures. I love going from A-Z, start to finish with the group, family, or just friends getting together for that special adventure vacation of a… Continued

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How to Plan the Perfect Europe Bike Tour

Cycling is truly a journey of the senses. And there is no better place than Europe, where the villages, castles, cathedrals and museums are unrivaled and the reward of breezing along under your own power is an exhilarating experience. What you see, what you feel, what you encounter is sharper and more relaxed, more complete, when the warm yellow sun, the lush green pastures and the crystal blue lakes dissolve… Continued

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