IN A FEW WORDS
North Carolina is home to five of the top ten highest peaks east of the Mississippi. With a stunning fall foliage and rugged rocky landscapes, the southern Appalachians are chalked full of natural beauty and outdoor activities. The North Carolina Mountains trip combines hiking, caving, rock climbing and touring the eclectic mountain town of Asheville.
WHY THIS TRIP IS UNFORGETTABLE
Hike through forest-lined trails to stunning mountain overlooks
Scale rocky outcroppings while learning to rock climb
Discover a world hidden below while spelunking in underground caverns
Stargaze while enjoying local beer and wine next to a campfire
Explore the eclectic mountain town of Asheville
Day 1. Welcome to North Carolina!
Arrive to our beautiful hidden cabin in the mountains or to your tranquil camp site in western North Carolina. If camping, we will set up our tents. Become acquainted with the surrounding trails and scenery until dinner. Over dinner, we will have a round of introductions and a brief orientation to the adventures ahead. Spend the evening relaxing in a hammock or on the front porch rocking chairs.
Day 2: Trail Time
Today we set out for a full day hike in the scenic southern Appalachians. The hikes we choose are always changing depending on the current conditions and time of year. If you're looking for adventure, we'll set out on an exploratory hike or we can share one of our favorites with the group. Either way, be ready for breathtaking mountain views and a day fueled by adventure! Our hike lengths and difficulty change depending on the group interest but typically this is a full day activity. Spend the evening relaxing next to a campfire and indulging in our home cooked meal.
Day 3: Journey Underground
You are in for a grand adventure today as we head out to explore a part of the Appalachians seldom seen, mountain caves! Be prepared to get dirty as we explore the depths of the cave to hidden underground rivers and waterfalls! After a full day, relax in a hammock and stargaze.
Day 4: Rock Climbing
Today you will tie in and learn the ropes of rock climbing. You could probably make a strong case for North Carolina as the home of the best rock climbing in the south. No other southern state has the variety or sheer volume hosted here. With routes fitted for beginners to seasoned veterans, all skill levels will be challenged and entertained. Cap off the trip with an evening meandering along the streets of Asheville before our final group dinner.
Day 5: The End of the Journey
Unfortunately all good things must come to an end...or do they! Although we head home today, the sights and experiences in North Carolina will be forever a part of your life!
All inclusive convenience meets Beyond the Map adventure! We've thought of it all so you don't have to once you leave home!
Local, private transportation. No random drivers, no cattle-herding tour buses!
Rustic & modern options available, depending on your style and budget.
Breakfast, lunch & dinner each day. Hangry-free guaranteed!
All activities outlined in the itinerary are included in your cost before you ever leave!
From start to finish, we're with you! Unlike many companies, our expert guides are there 24/7 to provide unique information, answer questions and even deliver the occasional joke!
Why Travel With Us
I would recommend BTM for any trip you and your friends want to go on, or to any organization interested in planning a trip... especially if you are interested in "getting out there" and not just stopping at the common tourist spots everyone goes to.
This was hands-down one of the the most exciting, rewarding, and memorable trips I've ever been on! The peace of mind to know that I didn't have to worry about anything was worth every penny. All I had to do was show up. Cody and Lystina took it from there. No stress, no anxiety, no rushing around or wasting time trying to find an activity or a place to eat. I got to sit back, relax, and experience a whole new world that was far beyond my map.
Since I've been back I have recommended these trips to so many people because this company creates these remarkable journeys that allow people to experience the world in a unique way. I can't wait to go on my next expedition with Beyond the Map!