Self-Guided Tours – Cycling and Hiking

Self-Guided tours include hotel reservations, and routes with maps and directions.  Luggage transfer is included on cycling tours, but Pre and Post-tour hotels and transportation are not included.  Choose your own dates, within the season available.  Tours must be booked a minimum of 2 weeks in advance.

Santa Barbara Cycling Tour – 5 Day Self-Guided

6 Days – [Santa Barbara – Solvang]
Cycle through the legendary Santa Barbara area to find the best of California biking. Vineyards, coastal riding, valleys and mountains – this has it all.

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Kentucky Blue Grass Cycling Tour – 6 Day Self-Guided

6 Days – [Lexington – Berea – Bardstown] Stay in country B & B’s and enjoy moderate cycling past famous horse farms and historic sites, among the rolling hills of Blue Grass and Bourbon country.

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Great Smoky Mountains N.P. Hiking Tour – 6 Day Self-Guided

6 Days – [Townsend; Bryson City] Hike the uncrowded trails of the nation’s most visited national park, making your base in two different towns.

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Yosemite N.P. Hiking Tour – 6 day Self-Guided

6 Day – [Lee Vining; Yosemite Valley] The famous granite domes, sky-scraping waterfalls and steep valley trails are yours to explore from both the east and west side.

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Death Valley N.P. Hiking Tour – 6 Day Self-Guided

6 Days – [The Oasis at Death Valley] From a luxurious Oasis, you can explore the heights and depths of the ethereal Death Valley – canyons, craters and vistas.

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Oregon Sea to Sky Cycling Tour – 9 Day Self-Guided

9 Days – [Portland – Florence – Eugene – Mt. Hood] From the pounding surf of the Oregon Coast to the flanks of Mt. Hood, you will discover the beauty of western Oregon.

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Colorado High Country Cycling Tour – 10 day Self-Guided

10 Days – [Boulder – Steamboat – Vail]
Ride the Rockies over Trail Ridge Rd, through world-renown ski towns, over mountain passes and across high alpine parks. This tour can be shortened to 6 days.

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Self Guided Tour Policies

A minimum of 2 reservations are required to set up the tour, and reservations must be accompanied by a deposit of $200 per person. Reservations must be made no later than 14 days before tour departure, at which time full payment of the remaining balance is also due. Note that actual hotels are subject to availability and not guaranteed before booking. Once a reservation has been made, Timberline will confirm the hotel reservations for the tour within 2 business days. Guests will then have 2 business day to accept the reservations, or cancel the tour and request a full refund. After that, our normal cancellations policies are in effect.

In the event of cancellation by a participant, all monies paid toward a trip registration will be refunded, minus unrecoverable fees (ie non-refundable hotel deposits), provided that written notification of such cancellation is received by Timberline no later than 30 days prior to the tour departure. In the event of cancellation less than 30 days, but more than 15 days prior to tour departure, only those funds in excess of the initial deposit will be refunded. No refunds will be granted for cancellations received less than 15 days prior to tour departure.

Timberline reserves the right to cancel any tour due to outside forces preventing the delivery of promised tour amenities. In the event of such cancellation, participants may transfer to another tour, keep a credit for a future trip, or receive a full refund.

Refunds constitute full settlement in the event of cancellation of a tour; Timberline is not responsible for non-refundable airfares and or other travel arrangements.

Note that there are no exceptions to this cancellation and refund policy, regardless of circumstances requiring cancellation.
We urge all participants to obtain travel insurance as protection against financial loss resulting from cancellation.

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