Born to Explore

Outdoor adventures in Ontario and around the world

I am a teacher, outdoor enthusiast, hike leader, traveller and amateur videographer, and have been organizing outdoor events around Southern Ontario for 8 years. I've loved hiking and camping since I was a boy scout in Italy, back in the '80s!

Italy trip postponed to May 2020 for safety reasons (coronavirus)

We have re-scheduled this trip from April, due to the health scare and travel advisories that were caused by the coronavirus outbreak in some regions of Italy in February.   EXPLORE ROME & CAMPANIA, ITALY (May 2020) May 22-30, 2020 ~ 9 Days / 8 Nights COSTCAD $2300 (about US $1720)...
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*CANCELED* Bruce Peninsula Guided Hiking Trip #2/2 (Aug 29 to Sep 4) #TOhiking

  EXPLORE THE GORGEOUS BRUCE PENINSULA IN GEORGIAN BAY, ONT, CANADA (Includes transport from Toronto and daily trail shuttle service by private van) 7 Days / 6 NightsAug 29-Sep 4, 2020  CANCELLED DUE TO THE COVID-19-RELATED   HEALTH AND SAFETY HAZARDS (JULY 2020)    EVENT CATEGORY: Hiking Trip, Multi-day. DIFFICULTY LEVEL: Advanced --...
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*CANCELED* Newfoundland Hiking Adventure (7 Days): Aug 15-21

  EXPLORE THE TRAILS AND RUGGED COASTLINE OF MAGICAL NEWFOUNDLAND, CANADA (Includes airport transfer and daily trail shuttle by private van) 7 Days / 6 NightsAugust 15-21, 2020  CANCELLED DUE TO THE COVID-19-RELATED   HEALTH AND SAFETY HAZARDS (JUNE 2020)  EVENT CATEGORY: Hiking Trip, Multi-day. DIFFICULTY LEVEL: Intermediate -- Recent experience hiking...
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*CANCELED* Explore Rome & Campania, ITALY: May 2020

  9 Days / 8 NightsMay 22-30, 2020Rome ~ Naples Amalfi Coast ~ CapriPompeii ~ Sorrento ~ Caserta  CANCELLED DUE TO THE GLOBAL COVID-19 PANDEMIC (APR 2020)    HIGHLIGHTSEnjoy a 9-day fully escorted and guided tour of Rome and Campania’s incredible natural, historic and artistic treasures. Take in the stunning beauty...
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*CANCELED* Explore the Canadian Rockies (7 Days) Jun/Jul 2020

THE PERFECT GROUP OUTDOOR ADVENTURE IN THE MAJESTIC CANADIAN ROCKIES! (Includes transport by private trail shuttle for 4 days) 7 Days / 6 Nights Jun 28 to Jul 4, 2020 Calgary ~ Banff ~ Lake Louise ~ Lake MinnewankaAthabasca Glacier ~ Peyto Lake ~ Yoho National Park ~ Moraine Lake  ...
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VIDEOS: The Canadian Rockies

  THE PERFECT GROUP OUTDOOR ADVENTURE IN THE MAJESTIC CANADIAN ROCKIES! (Includes transport by private trail shuttle for 4 days) 7 Days / 6 Nights Jun 28 to Jul 4, 2020 COST From $1065 CAD (about US $820) - EARLY BIRD Reg price: From $1215 CAD (about US $930) after Feb...
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*CANCELED* Bruce Peninsula Guided Hiking Trip (July 2020)

  EXPLORE THE GORGEOUS BRUCE PENINSULA IN GEORGIAN BAY, ONT, CANADA (Includes transport from Toronto and daily trail shuttle service by private van) 5 Days / 4 NightsJul 15-19, 2020    CANCELLED DUE TO THE COVID-19-RELATED   HEALTH AND SAFETY HAZARDS (MAY 2020)  EVENT CATEGORY: Hiking Trip, Multi-day. DIFFICULTY LEVEL: Advanced -- Recent...
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Sold Out: Canadian Rockies Winter Adventure (7 days): Feb 2020

  THE PERFECT WINTER GROUP ADVENTURE IN THE MAJESTIC CANADIAN ROCKIES!(Includes transport by private trail shuttle for 3 days)7 Days / 6 NightsFeb 10 to Feb 16, 2020 Calgary ~ Banff ~ Lake Louise ~ Boom LakeJohnston Canyon ~ Emerald Lake ~ Lake Agnes From $934 CAD (About US $710)Flight NOT...
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VIDEOS: The Canadian Rockies in Winter

  THE PERFECT WINTER GROUP ADVENTURE IN THE MAJESTIC CANADIAN ROCKIES! (Includes transport by private trail shuttle for 3 days) 7 Days / 6 Nights Feb 10 to 16, 2020 COST From $934 CAD (about US $710) DESCRIPTIONExperience the breathtaking beauty of the Canadian Rockies in winter. Snowshoe or hike on...
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Cinque Terre & Northern Italy Adventure: Oct 26 to Nov 4, 2019

10 Days / 9 NightsOctober 26 - November 4, 2019 Milan ~ Cinque TerreTurin ~ Genoa ~ Parma COST $2965 CAD pp (about US $2260)(Flight not incl)HIGHLIGHTSImmerse yourself in this inclusive tour of Northern Italy's urban, natural and cultural treasures. This trip will leave you with a full appreciation of the...
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Springtime is hiking time! Take a hike ;) #TOhiking

  Happy hiking season! 😁 #TOhiking    
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Sign ups CLOSED ~ Horseshoe Resort Snowshoeing Day TRIP (Bus Option Avail): Sat, Mar 9 #TOhiking #Barrie

EVENT DETAILS Experience Horseshoe Resort this Winter, with more than ever to offer adventure seekers and families. Located just an hour north of Toronto, near Barrie. Horseshoe is a top ski and golf resort offering four seasons of fun here in Ontario. Strap on a pair of snowshoes and enjoy the snow-covered...
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Explore Rome & Campania, ITALY: April 6 to 15, 2019

  10 Days / 9 NightsApril 6-15, 2019Rome ~ AmalfiCapri ~ Naples ~ PompeiiPositano ~ Sorrento ~ Caserta COST EARLY BIRD: $2499 CAD (about US $1890) Reg price: $2699 CAD (about US $2035) after January 23, 2019HIGHLIGHTSEnjoy a 10-day fully escorted and guided tour of Rome and Campania’s incredible natural, historic...
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VIDEOS: Rome and Campania, Italy

  A GUIDED WALKING TOUR OF ROME & CAMPANIA, ITALY (Includes transport by private shuttle between locations)  May 22-30, 2020 ~ 9 Days / 8 Nights COSTCAD $2300 (about US $1720) - EARLY BIRD:Regular price: $2495 CAD (about US $1870) after March 24, 2020 HIGHLIGHTSJoin us for an unforgettable fully escorted...
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SIGN UPS CLOSED ~ Horseshoe Resort Snowshoeing Day TRIP (Bus Option Avail): Sat, Jan 5

EVENT DETAILS Experience Horseshoe Resort this Winter, with more than ever to offer adventure seekers and families. Located just an hour north of Toronto, near Barrie. Horseshoe is a top ski and golf resort offering four seasons of fun here in Ontario. Strap on a pair of snowshoes and enjoy the snow-covered...
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SIGN UPS CLOSED ~ Arrowhead Park (Huntsville, ON) Snowshoeing Day TRIP (Bus Option Avail): Sat, Jan 26

  EVENT DETAILS Arrowhead Provincial Park is a popular winter destination for Ontario adventure seekers. It features more than 33 km of cross-country ski trails, a variety of hiking/snowshoeing trails as well as a skating rink and the famous skating trail. There are also two warm-up shelters and an open fire...
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SIGN UPS CLOSED ~ Snow Valley (Barrie) Snowshoeing Day TRIP (Bus Option Avail): Sat, Feb 16

EVENT DETAILS Take a break from the city grind and step into the great vibes and natural beauty of the outdoors at Snow Valley resort near Barrie this winter! Strap on a pair of snowshoes and enjoy the snow-covered trees, the winter landscape, and all the fun of playing in the...
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SIGN UPS CLOSED ~ Elora Gorge Hiking Day Trip (12 Km): Sat, Nov 10 #TOhiking

Elora Gorge Guided Group Hike   EVENT DETAILS You’re invited to join our scenic day hike at Elora Gorge, a stunning natural attraction in Western Ontario. This hike is set in a very picturesque area, surrounded by rolling hills and Mennonite farmland. The town of Elora is famous for the spectacular...
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Kelso hiking photos @CH_Comm Halton #Parkbus #TOhiking: Sat, Sep 29

It was another exciting and successful outdoor adventure with TorontoHIking in Ontario's great outdoors, with a fun and energetc group of hikers! We explored most of the hiking trails and scenic lookouts at Kelso Conservation Area, near Milton, ON, as well as the world renowned #BruceTrail northbound to Hilton Falls. I hope...
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Book your Kelso hiking TRIP by Sat, Sep 22

Seats for this guided Bruce Trail hiking adventure are limited, and going fast. If you are interested, you should book yours now, before they are sold out.   TRIP DETAILSWhat: Kelso/Bruce Trail Hiking Day TRIP with bus transport­   When: Sat, Sep 29Where: Kelso Conservation Area, ONPick up location: See details at...
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