Biking

The Wanderlist

ITALY (2006 Winner) Walking the Piedmont Price: $3,995 Difficulty: Moderate This six-day introduction to the still-quiet agricultural region 40...

The Wanderlist

CHINA (2006 Winner) Hiking and Rafting in Yunnan Price: $4,990-$5,490 Difficulty: Strenuous The Mekong may be renowned for its starring role in

Is California Dreamin'?

IT WAS HARD TO SAY WHAT WAS MORE SHOCKING—the Tour of California official's bravado or the money behind it. "It's going to rival the Tour de France," vowed Tim Leiweke, CEO of Anschutz...

Adrenaline Nation

What's your pleasure? Allow us to present our secret instructions on how to plot an escape from your hardwired grind to wide-open adventure. Just in time for spring, plug in to our jammed...

Pacific Northwest Paradise

(PLAY) Ride the Next North Shore: Remember playing Chutes and Ladders when you were a kid? Welcome to chutes and ladders for grown-ups. Nanaimo and...

Ultimate Cascades

(PLAY) Wave Rave: From June to September, Oregon's warm eastern desert sucks cool Pacific air through 4,000-foot-high walls to turn the Columbia River...

Sonoran Multisport

(PLAY) Crux Move: The fabled hideout of the Chiricahua Apache, Cochise Stronghold—a complex of domes and cliffs in the Dragoon Mountains, 80 miles...

Northern Rockies Nirvana

(PLAY) The Perfect Angle: About 50 miles of burbling Montana riffles roll between Ennis Lake and Quake Lake, on the Madison River, at such a consistent...

Rock the Red Rocks

(PLAY) Fresh Tracks: You'll never go wrong on classic Moab mountain-bike rides, like Porcupine Rim and the Slickrock Trail. But for something new, head...

Wet and Wild Appalachia

(PLAY) High Water: With two of the East's biggest rivers plowing by right outside of town, Fayetteville is a washing machine of whitewater. The New River...

Switzerland in the Sierra

(PLAY) Follow the Tahoe Water Trail: Grab an Adventure Maps guide to the TW Trail—a waterproof list of the best hotels, bars, restaurants, and paddling shops within...

Coastal Cloud 9

(PLAY) The Sea by Kayak: Launch from Shell Beach and follow the kelp beds south on a three-hour paddle through Dinosaur Caves, a network of arches, caves, and rock gardens,...

Eureka!

THE NAME WAS COINED IN 1510 by the Spanish romance novelist Garcia Ordóñez de Montalvo, with paradise in mind, and bestowed three decades later by his countryman Cortés upon a new...

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