Big Round World, Dartmoor, southern England, Postbridge, trip, hiking
Big Round World, Dartmoor, southern England, Pew Tor, trip, hiking
Big Round World, Coast to Coast Across England, Muker meadows, wildflowers, trip, hiking
Big Round World, Coast to Coast trip, Across England, Whitby, hiking
Big Round World, Dolomites trip, Italy, hiking
Big Round World, Dolomites trip, Italy, mini Alps, snowy mountains, hiking

Big Round World adventures in 2019

April 28th - May 8th, 2019 - Exploring Less Trodden Trails in Southern England

A wild and lonely setting, Dartmoor is steeped in history with evidence of Bronze Age habitation from 4,000 to 2,600 years ago with stone circles and standing stones to later mining of tin and granite. The rolling moorland and hills topped by tors – contortions of granite on the summits - are flanked by wooded valleys, twisting, narrow lanes and grey farmhouses with their patch-work of green fields. From our base on the edge of Dartmoor, we will experience remote sections of Dartmoor and explore less traveled paths known only to locals and Dartmoor ponies. At the end of the day, we will enjoy the relaxed companionship to be found in traditional English pubs.

This trip is suited to the easy-moderate hiker who also enjoys history and visiting ancient sites. Group size 10-14.

$2,875 per person | Deposit: $719

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May 11th - 18th, 2019 - Easy Hiking in the Cotswolds, England

Carrying the designation “Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty” and located in south central England, the Cotswolds is memorable for its rolling hills and meadows encompassing thatched and stone-slated medieval villages, churches and ancestral homes. Below ground is a bedrock of Jurassic limestone resulting in a rare grassland habitat and old growth beech woodlands providing last refuge for much flora and fauna as well as supplying the ubiquitous golden colored Cotswold stone used as building material over the millennia.

Join Big Round World exploring this uniquely special and protected area as we walk through ancient hamlets, marvel at the grandeur of old stately homes and gardens and imagine the everyday lives of past denizens. Includes a guided tour of Bath and a visit to Blenheim Palace - both UNESCO World Heritage sites. Group size 10-14.

$2,885 per person (9 or more) | Deposit: $721

$3,185 (8 or fewer) | Deposit: $796

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June 24th - July 7th, 2019 - Hike Across England including Hadrian's Wall

This fantastic hiking adventure combines one of England’s great walks - England's Coast to Coast with a visit to Hadrian’s Wall. Experience the variety and beauty of the English countryside as we walk across three of England's most stunning national parks.

Hadrian’s Wall is a UNESCO World Heritage Site preserving Europe’s largest remaining Roman fortification marking the northernmost limit of the Roman Empire. We will follow along part of its path, contemplating the stones, artifacts, a mile-castle or turret, and the history and humanity that have passed along the way.

This trip is suited to regular hikers who like to hike 8-10 miles a day over varied and sometimes challenging terrain. Group size 10-14.

Monies raised from participating in this trip to be donated to the Lyons Regional Library. Please help us make this fundraiser as successful as possible.

$3,700 per person | Deposit: $925

Balance: $2,775 (due by March 23rd, 2019)

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July 11th - 19th, 2019 - Hiking in the Heart of the Dolomites

Stunning pale mountains rise abruptly from rolling green meadows. Villages dot the steep, narrow valleys. This UNESCO World Heritage Site has awed visitors for millennia. Come hike with Big Round World through an area many consider the most beautiful mountains on earth. Smaller than the neighboring Alps, these craggy mountains are readily accessible through a network of roads and ski lifts. Using our hotel in Cortina, Queen of the Dolomites and home to the 1951 Winter Olympics, as a base, our day hikes will enable us to experience some of the variety of the nine groups of mountains that make up the system. Our comfortable three star hotel is situated in the heart of town and convenient to many restaurants.

This trip is suited to regular hikers who like to hike 5-8 miles daily over varied and sometimes challenging terrain, often steep and very rocky. Group size 10-14.

$3,545 per person | Deposit: $886

Balance: $2,659 (due by March 23rd, 2019)

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Big Round World prices are based on double occupancy of rooms. Same gender roommate will be assigned to participants traveling solo. Single supplements are limited - book early for the best chance to reserve a space.

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Big Round World has partnered with RoamRight, a division of Arch Insurance Company, to provide our travelers with optional and exclusive travel insurance plans at preferential rates. Click on the adjacent RoamRight link and check out the Description of Coverage to decide which plan best suites your personal circumstances before making your travel insurance purchase directly with RoamRight.

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Special Note: Do you have a direct previous connection with Big Round World through your membership of a conservation focused organization founded by John Muir? If yes, participation in a Big Round World trip will result in a donation from Big Round World to the organization in recognition and support of their conservation work.

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