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Redwood Empire Family Multisport Tour New!

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  • An otherworldly adventure in off-the-beaten-path national and state parks
  • Bike and hike among the world's largest remaining stands of virgin redwoods
  • Enjoy a kayak excursion through protected waters teeming with wildlife
  • Learn about efforts to preserve and protect the redwoods
  • Savor tranquil nights amid coastal meadows and ancient canopies

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Giant Trees, Beaches & Ocean on California's North Coast

It may take a while for reality to sink in. But as you gaze way up, it's soon clear you're standing among the tallest living things on the planet! Welcome to Redwood National Park - your family is in for a treat. Camp among 300-foot-tall trees that were alive before Leonardo da Vinci. Hike a canyon smothered in ferns. Play on wild beaches amid magical fog-filtered light. Kayak on a pristine lagoon. Bike shaded roads with nothing but the sound of your own breathing and your freewheel buzzing. California's redwoods - a peaceful kingdom awaiting your family's discovery. 

Day 1 Prepare for a jaw-dropping new perspective!  Riding beneath the colossal trees along the Avenue of Giants is a magical way to kick off the trip In Humboldt Redwoods State Park, hike at Founder's Grove amid some of the planet's oldest residents The natural history of the mighty redwood comes to life at the park's visitor center.

Day 2 Bike into a prehistoric world, witnessing Bull Creek's primordial old-growth redwoods, breathtaking in age and beauty The Rockefeller Forest is truly an extraordinary sight - probably the most impressive stand of Sequoia sempervirens on Earth In Redwood National Park, try to wrap your head (and arms!) around Big Tree - it's 304 feet tall and 20 feet wide Kids spend a refreshing afternoon by the river.

Day 3 Charming Ferndale, with its splendid Victorian-style architecture, art galleries and antique stores, invites you to step back in time  Enjoy a gentle ride along rolling farm-studded hills as you head out from Scotia, a town owned by the Pacific Lumber Company The hike out to 107-foot-high Ceremonial Rock offers dramatic ocean views.

Day 4 Walk from Patrick's Point through lush ferns, salmonberry and salal  Kayak in Humboldt Lagoons State Park and scan the trees and marshes to spot shorebirds, and maybe a magnificent bald eagle or peregrine falcon  Looking to flex a cycling muscle or two? Pedal the Newton B. Drury National Scenic Byway, perhaps choosing to challenge yourself on the climb up Cal Barrel Road.

Days 5-6 Hike through a remarkable slot canyon with walls blanketed in ferns and mosses Keep an eye out for majestic Roosevelt elk that often graze in a nearby meadow Picnic on Gold Bluffs Beach before an afternoon hike to a forest waterfall Who's up for a game of tic-tac-toe on the sand?

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Albee Creek Campground
Albee Creek Campground

Humboldt Redwoods State Park (2 nights) Set beside a small creek in the shadows of old-growth redwoods, this North Coast gem is considered one of the best-kept secrets in California.

Patrick's Point Campground

Patrick's Point State Park (1 night) Slumber amid fir trees at this beautiful campground, just steps from a bluff with stunning ocean views.

Elk Prairie Campground

Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park (2 nights) This tranquil campground nestles in next to a large open prairie where the ochre grasses are often visited by grazing elk.

Guest Reviews About This Trip

Soak up the silence and grandeur of forests unlike any others in the world, where fern-carpeted groves and enormous ancient trees transport you back to prehistoric times. Enjoy the misty and dramatic coastline, abundant wildlife and crystal-clear rivers of this rural area. Bike through picturesque farming towns that have changed little over the years. If you're looking to reconnect with your family while getting in touch with the majesty of Mother Nature, this is your trip.
Riley Pearce - Regional Manager, North America

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2015 FAMILY DATES
June 2015
July 2015
August 2015

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This Trip Is Rated Level 1-3

Routes For All Abilities
Every Backroads trip is designed to appeal to a wide variety of interests and fitness levels. We know your pace may vary from one day to the next-and your traveling companion's may differ somewhat from yours. So we present a range of mileage options, and each day you decide exactly what and how much you want to do.

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Day Activity EASYGOING ACTIVE AVID
Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5
miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain
1 Biking 10 0
Biking 13 0
2 Walking/Hiking 6* 300 10 300
Walking/Hiking 12 500
3 Biking 9* 0
Biking 14 500
4 Biking 7 0
Kayaking Humboldt Lagoons State Park (1.5 Hours)
5 Walking/Hiking 2* 200 6* 200 12 0
6 Other Conclusion of the Trip
 
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* Includes a shuttle

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2015

8 - 9 guests from $2,798 pp dbl. occ. 12 or more guests from $1,998 pp dbl. occ.
10 - 11 guests from $2,298 pp dbl. occ.

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