Multi-Sport Trips and Vacations Keep the Adrenaline Pumped Up

Here's where to find trips that combine hiking, biking, rafting and more

••• Austin-Lehman Adventures

Travelers who live for active vacations should check out some of the multi-sport trips and vacations offered by these companies. With these itineraries you could combine trekking and sea kayaking for instance, or perhaps undertaking an excursion that offers mountain biking, hiking and river rafting as well. Why not blend cycling, hiking, canoeing and kayaking, or surfing, snorkeling and biking instead?

Multi-sport vacations with these mixes of sports are offered in such diverse locations as the Galapagos Islands, Iceland and Thailand, so the hardest part just might be deciding where you want to go.

REI Adventures Offers Exhilarating Multi-Sport Escapes

REI is one of the world's best toy stores for adventure travel enthusiasts, so it will be easy to pick up everything you'll need to take part in one of the company's multi-sport adventure trips. The Thailand Multisport itinerary includes hiking, biking, and kayaking in the northern part of the country, as well as ziplining though the jungles as well. Alternatively, the New Zealand Hiking and Kayaking excursion offers both activities on that country's South Island. REI offers multi-sport trips to many countries around the world

Austin-Lehman Adventures Focuses on Family Multi-Sport Trips

If you're looking for adventure travel trips for both yourself or the entire family, be sure to check out Austin-Lehman Adventures.

The company offers multi-sport trips that include biking, hiking, climbing, paddling, and even horseback riding in such scenic places as Alaska, Costa Rica, Mexico, Canada, and Croatia. Other excursions will take travelers into Bryce, Zion and Yosemite National Parks as well, providing a unique way to explore those iconic destinations.

 

Exotic Multi-Sport Adventures with Mountain Travel Sobek

One of the pioneers of adventure travel, Mountain Travel Sobek is famous for its unique trips to far flung corners of the globe. If you want to hike, ride a camel and travel in 4W-drive vehicles in Libya's Sahara Desert, or hike and kayak in Alaska in Glacier Bay National Park,  Mountain Travel Sobek has you covered. They offer fantastic multi-sport itineraries to some incredibly far-flung places, giving you a new way to see those place while traveling under your own power. 

O.A.R.S. Combines Rafting and More on Multi-Sport Trips

If you're looking for multi-sport adventures as close to home as Jackson Hole, Wyoming, or as far away as Fiji, visit O.A.R.S. website. Hike in the tropical rainforests then cool off exploring the underwater coral off the coast of Fiji. Or, hike, kayak and swim with the sea lions in the Galapagos Islands. As you would expect, the itineraries from O.A.R.S. have waterborne slant, but their multi-sport opportunities will help to change things up a bit. 

Enter The World Outdoors

The World Outdoors trips are chock-full of activities. You can hike, bike, raft, rock climb and go mountaineering on the Canyonlands-Arches Multi-Sport trip in Utah.

In Guatemala, you can hike, bike, kayak, take a zipline canopy tour, plus do a lot more. This company offers dozens of multi-sport adventures around the globe, including plenty right at home in the U.S. with departures to nearly 20 different states. 

Multisport Trips with Backroads

Backroads is an active travel company that offers 300 itineraries, including several exciting bike and multisport adventure trips across Europe, Asia, North America, and Africa. If you like to stay active on your vacations, than you'll certainly find something to like int he Backroads catalog. Seventy-five percent of Backroads guests have traveled with Backroads before or are referred by a friend, which says a lot about how well the company is received amongst its clients. 

More Top Adventure Travel Companies

Here's a link to my picks for top adventure travel companies - tour operators that can make your dream trip come true.

Take a look. If your favorite company isn't on this list please let me know in an email. Send it to adventuretravel@aboutguide.com.