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Tagged With: teen bike trips

Great Divide Mountain Bike

Stretching the spine of the Rocky Mountains between the Canadian and Mexican borders, the 2,500-mile Great Divide Bike Route is the world’s premiere off-road cycling track. Students on our beginner-friendly Great Divide Mountain Bike Adventure experience the route’s most spectacular stretches through Montana, Idaho and Wyoming. Both Wilderness Ventures and our home town of Jackson … Continue reading »

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Bicycle Touring Adventures in North America and Europe

Discover inspiring places and fantastic faces at the perfect pace on a bicycle touring adventure.   Since 1977, our student bicycle touring adventures have connected great young people with stunning cycling routes that are both encouraging and empowering. Our decades of experience has shown bicycle touring to be one of the most meaningful ways of … Continue reading »

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Bike Week in Jackson Hole

May may be “Bike Month” for the rest of the country, but in often-snowy (but always inspiring) Jackson Hole, we celebrate Bike Week during this first week of June. According to the League of American Bicyclists, Jackson Hole is a Gold Level Bicycle Friendly community thanks to ongoing cooperative efforts by governments, Friends of Pathways, … Continue reading »

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At Wilderness Ventures, We Know Our Whales

Discover the earth’s largest mammals on a magical Wilderness Ventures journey. While many of our fantastic leadership and teen adventure camps contain substantive marine biology components, few adventures compare to the chance to get up close and personal with whales. Several of our fantastic marine biology summer camp destinations offer the opportunity to experience several … Continue reading »

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Mountain Biking the Desert and the Mountains

Teen Mountain Biking Travel Camps in Colorado and Utah On the 14-day Colorado Utah Mountain Biking Adventure, WV students have the opportunity to experience some of the most amazing desert and high alpine environments in North America while learning new skills amongst a great group of young people. Wilderness Ventures has a long legacy of … Continue reading »

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Experience a world away while staying close to home on any of these adventures out East.

Blue Ridge Adventure Beginning in beautiful Charlotte, North Carolina, the 14-day Blue Ridge Adventure explores a land of rushing rivers, old growth forests, cascading waterfalls and green, rolling mountains. The sheer diversity of activities and environments in the region make this a great trip for students hoping to catch the wonderful flavor of the Southeast. … Continue reading »

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A Brief History of the Road Bike

It’s amazing to think that something as simple as the bicycle took humanity so long to invent. Like many of history’s great, scaled adoptions (e.g. cellular phones, the industrial revolution, potato farming), a large change needed to occur to create the technical achievement of the bicycle. That monumental event was one, really-bad German summer. The … Continue reading »

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Food, Fun, and Friendships

“One of the most integrated and effective ways that we develop leadership and team skills is the way that we plan and prepare our meals,” says Wilderness Ventures Rocky Mountain Coordinator Joseph Pinkard. “Eating together as a ‘family’ unit provides an immense service to our students.”     Wilderness Ventures trips are a shared experience … Continue reading »

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Wilderness Ventures: 40 Years of Magical Teen Adventures

From our first trip in 1973 to this upcoming summer’s alumni climbs of Mount Rainier and the Grand Teton, we celebrate a long history of experiential innovation.  Throughout our 40 years of operation, we’ve been developing an ever-expanding vocabulary of environments, destinations and activities. This continued push for program innovation has allowed us to not … Continue reading »

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Year 40 Begins at Wilderness Ventures!

The Wilderness Ventures office opened for its 40th season in early September and in the past month our crew has been busy making preparations for this monumental season.  Our summer season is still nine months away but our planning process is always eighteen months ahead. Mike and Helen spent two weeks in the northeast, working … Continue reading »

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