What is our number one tip before you book a tour with a tour company? Call the company! We receive probably 95% of our bookings via the Internet without ever having spoken to the traveler. In many cases, we have never even emailed with the individual. And to be honest, that works for us! But Continue Reading →
Taking a bicycle tour in Europe is perhaps the most famous and beloved type of “adventure” or active travel. For good reason – biking through Europe often offers wonderful scenery, interesting culture, outstanding food and wine, and healthy exercise. We believe Europe offers the best bicycle tour locations in the world and have run many Continue Reading →
I moved to Red Lodge in October of 2000 after doing a thorough search for the best mountain town in the Rocky Mountains to move myself and my fledgling company, Zephyr Adventures. Red Lodge earned the distinction of becoming Zephyr’s “world headquarters” for many reasons: Its population of 2,300 is much more diverse and interesting than Continue Reading →
I set up and have several times run our Idaho Skating Adventure, which is absolutely beautiful. But each time I have been there, I have looked at the map and drooled over the Route of the Hiawatha, a rails-to-trails project on what was once one of the most scenic railroad lines in the country. Following Continue Reading →
We ran our first Family Adventure back in 2005. Although I am Zephyr’s owner and a longtime tour guide, I took part as a tour participant since I was chaperoning my niece and nephew. Fast forward 13 years and we are still running Family Adventures (including a Colorado Family Adventure in 2019.) This past July, we again Continue Reading →
Zephyr Adventures was formed in 1997 as Zephyr Inline Skate Tours, the world’s first inline skating tour company. In April of that year, I quit my job and traveled to Europe, looking for the best skate tour location I could find. I had two destinations on my list: the Netherlands and the Danube bike path Continue Reading →
Back in 1997, I founded Zephyr Adventures as the world’s first inline skating tour company. Over the years, we evolved our offerings to include more and more activities such as hiking, biking, and kayaking.
This year, we decided it was time to not only evolve our tour offerings (check out our new Specialty Adventure Category) but to evolve the Zephyr brand and logo as well.
The reality is, many of us still presume “family” equates to the standard nuclear definition: mom, dad, and two kids. Our Colorado Family Tour scheduled for this June 25 – 29 is decidedly, instead, fit for families of all types. Here are a few examples: Yes, two-parent families will love the tour. The structure of our Continue Reading →
All of us at Zephyr Adventures love Yellowstone. It is truly an amazing national park and, located as it is in the backyard of our headquarters in Red Lodge, Montana, we think it is the single best park in the world. Geysers, mudpots, wild animals, and beautiful scenery all combine to make it a wonderful Continue Reading →
Years ago I spent six months living in Tucson, Arizona. I very much enjoyed the city, including the people, the university, the sunshine, and the seasonal monsoons. Two of the activities I most enjoyed were skating on the paved paths of the city and hiking on the surrounding trails – especially in the winter sun. Continue Reading →