If you are looking for more than hiking the same local trails over and over, consider an adventure tour with an experienced local tour operator that offfers the personal touch. That way you can experience remote wilderness, meet locals, feel safe, be well taken care of and enjoy an adventure vacation like no other. Leave all the nagging details to someone else and just enjoy the whole outdoor experience. Many trips are designed for regular people with a reasonable level of fitness and an interest in outdoor activities so you can challenge yourself a little – or a lot, if that’s what you’re after. There are a number of local and not-so-local tour hosts that are very good but most of my adventure trips were taken with a local Toronto group called Comfortable Hiking. I know you'll be very comfortable with them -just tell Maddalena that "Jack recommended you".
If you've travelled outside of Southern Ontario, and have some photos of the trip that you'd like to share with our visitors, then we'd be happy to have you send them along to us to feature in "Your Beyond Ontario". It can be Northern Ontario or even Southern Ontario where we haven't been. There is a lot of great hiking all across Canada that we'd like to feature as well. The USA is another great hiking area that interests many. Of course there are those tropical places that we love to visit and hike in exotic locales. Beyond Ontario can stretch across the oceans as well and we're interested in that also.
Give us a bit off background and some titles for the photos and contact us. It's probably a pain to have to send twenty photos two at a time using our contact us form, but if you let us know, we can give you our direct email address and you can just attach the photos as attachments and email them that way.
A walking/hiking tour generally employs tour guides, and can be for a day or two, or last for a week or more. They are led by guides that have knowledge of the sites, or the landscape, covered on the tour, and explanations and interpretations of the site can cover a range of subjects, including places with historical, cultural and artistic significance. Walking tours, of various kinds and length, are universally part of the tourism industry, and can be found around the world.
Self-guided tours, utilize a range of methods to aid travel through a place, or landscape, such as books, maps, pamphlets, and audio material. Independent walking gives you freedom. Whether you pause or power on: the choice is up to you, from selecting sightseeing stops along the way, deciding to linger a little over your lunch, or setting off an hour earlier to catch the coolest part of the day. Your bags are transported ahead of you; the hotels are researched and selected by travel experts, ensuring a good night’s sleep. The detailed route notes provide everything you need, but just in case, there’s always a 24 hours emergency telephone number.
A newer option, in the self-guided category, involves battery powered electic bicycles for those who have leg/foot problems or just wish to travel in ease over greater distances per day.