California is an active traveller’s dream. From hiking beneath the peaks of Yosemite in Northern California to cycling the coastline and inland passes of Southern California, there’s a myriad of cycling and hiking options right across the Golden State.

The dramatic and wild beauty of the High Sierra is ripe for hiking adventures. Be mesmerised by the famous sheer granite walls of Half Dome, spectacular plunging waterfalls, grand wildflower meadows and sparkling lakes of the World Heritage listed Yosemite National Park on a hiking trip. Hike beneath ancient giant sequoias, the world’s biggest trees, through deep valleys, and enjoy the tranquility that this iconic Californian wilderness regions offers.

For hikers looking for a more challenging experience, the John Muir Trail, regarded as America’s most famous trail, will take you through glorious alpine backcountry scenery that few ever see. As you traverse the trail from Yosemite to Mt Whitney (4418m/14,495ft), the highest peak in the contiguous United States, you’ll spend most of your time at altitudes above 2400m/8000ft.

For cyclists, ride along the coast near scenic Santa Barbara for stunning views of the Pacific Ocean and travel at your own pace on a self-guided cycling trip which will take you to boutique wineries, along palm lined bike paths, through quaint towns and historic sites.

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Self Guided Active Travel Experts

As the pioneers of self guided active travel in California you can expect a seamless experience. Our quality tour notes and logistical expertise sets us apart and ensures a quality experience for you.

Exceptional value for money

Quality services at the best price make our active California hiking & cycling trips great value for money. Having essential items included like National Park fees, accommodations, most meals, bikes for cycling trips, maps and support for peace of mind. Our inclusions allow you to better budget for your active adventure.

Innovative itineraries

We look beyond the horizon to find new and exciting adventures. We’re passionate about shaping the next generation of outdoor travel in North America, and constantly seek different ways, routes and alternatives to exceed our clients’ dreams.

North America Active is committed to responsible travel and true sustainability. It was a commitment formed when our parent company, World Expeditions, was established in 1975, and today, in the face of a multitude of threats to global environments and cultures, our commitment is stronger than ever. Over several decades we have honed our responsible travel philosophy and are continually assessing and improving initiatives that are practiced in the field to ensure that we are mitigating our impact to the smallest possible footprint. By joining a hiking or cycling tour, you too are making a concerted effort to minimize your impact when you travel. Learn more about our Thoughtful Travel policies and practices.

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