How do I find the right trip for me?
There is an ActiveVT adventure for everyone.* In the adventure calendar and in the marketplace each is ranked on a 1-5 scale with 1 being the most accessible and 5 being the most challenging.
Level 1 adventures are great for all ages and experience levels. These trips are all in the spirit of accessible adventure. If you've never hiked a hill or paddled a boat, this is your chance! Click here for examples.
Level 2 adventures are active but at a leisurely pace. This level is suitable for most kids and adults with a modicum experience or athleticism. Click here for examples.
Level 3 adventures are ambitious yet suitable for intermediate level adventurers. Expect sustained activity, perhaps some significant vertical climb, and sore muscles the next day. Click here for examples.
Level 4 adventures are very challenging and will likely result in you hitting the snooze button the next day. ActiveVT is not responsible for any resulting tardiness at your respective workplace. Participants should be prepared for several hours of sustained physical activity. Click here for examples.
Level 5 adventures are incredibly challenging. Only register for such a trip if you are confident that you can perform sustained exercise for many hours. These trips generally include summiting multiple mountains, 1,000s of feet of vertical, and many miles. These adventurers should be experienced and very fit. Click here for examples.
What do I need to bring?
Once you register for a trip I will send you a welcome e-mail with a few questions to help me prepare for our adventure together. Also in this e-mail I will include a brief packing list to help you prepare. Basically, bring whatever you think would make you most comfortable for the adventure you're joining (sunscreen, an extra pair of socks, sandals, a swimsuit, bug-spray, etc).
What if I have dietary concerns?
In the welcome e-mail I will ask questions about dietary restrictions. No need to be bashful. If you prefer to e-mail or call me, feel free. You are of course welcome to bring your own snacks.
What's to eat?
For adventures that advertise a picnic lunch you can expect me to bring a variety of delicious and nutritious locally sourced foods. Examples include locally grown fruits and vegetables, cheeses, hummus, bread, picnic sausages, fuel bars, peanut butter, and more. On farm meal menus are crafted at the chef's discretion and I will communicate significant dietary concerns to the chef.
Can I bring my kid? Are they the same price?
Yes, we love kids! Many (but not all) of our adventures are kid-friendly, and this will be indicated on the trip description, along with the youth price. Please also see the rating of the trip and make a decision accordingly based on your child's level of activity and experience. Parents or legal guardians must sign for and accompany children. If you have any questions please contact me.
Can I bring my dog?
I wish, but unfortunately no. Hopefully in the future our vehicular circumstances will allow it.
What if it rains?
We will get wet. Weather in Vermont can be fickle, but that won't stop us from getting out to enjoy it! Our trips run in the sun, rain, fog or snow. Learning how to love nature despite the elements is part of the adventure.
For extreme weather events, please see our cancellation policy below.
Well, do you have a cancellation policy?
Yes, it's a bit elaborate...
Full cost of the adventure is due upon reservation with 25% serving as a non-refundable deposit.
Cancellations before 14 days will receive full refund of the remainder (75% of paid price).
Cancellations between 48 hours and 2 weeks receive 50% refund of paid price.
Cancellations within 48 hours receive 25% refund of paid price.
In the event of extreme weather ActiveVT will exercise its discretion to cancel trips. In this event all participants will be refunded 100% of the paid price; or participants may receive credit towards another trip.
What will I need to provide ActiveVT?
You will be asked to sign three documents. Minors will need to have a parent or legal guardian sign on their behalf.
1. Waiver of liability (means you understand the risks).
2. Declaration of fitness (means you vouch for your own fitness level).
3. Media release (means you don't mind if I use a photo of you on my webpage/brochure etc; of course if you don't want this I will respect your privacy... but I really would love to show people how much fun you have).
* Please keep in mind that these rankings take into account the assumption that participants are appropriately fit and do not take into account the impact of weather or proper hydration/nutrition.