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 →
If you’ve been looking into a vacation in Iceland or have friends who have traveled there, you probably know the price tag of such an adventure can be high. According to Numbeo, Iceland ranks as the second most expensive country in the world! So, why is Iceland so expensive? Supply and Demand: Tourism has been 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 →
In 2019, we are excited to offer not one but two adventures to the fascinating country of South Africa. But how do you choose? For Nature and Wine Lovers Are you a nature and wine lover that jumps at the chance to combine hiking and wine tasting – especially since most wine regions are set in 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.
It’s that time of year again when we roll out the next year’s new tour schedule. And this year, as you’ve probably already noticed, we’re going a step further by rolling out a brand new logo (more to come on our thought process behind the update) and website! Our new website makes it easier to Continue Reading →
This is the second post in a series we are calling “In The Words of Alumni” that shares feedback about a trip directly from the travelers who were just on it. Online ratings are becoming increasingly important for small businesses like ours (see our blog post on this topic). We are happy to tell you Continue Reading →