6 Favorite Fall Adventures In The U.S. And Around The World

Fall represents a return to "the grind" after a summer of relaxation and lazy days. But the crisp air and beautiful colors actually make the season an ideal time to take one final outdoorsy vacation.

Satisfy your wanderlust whether you choose to go fishing, cycling through cities and countries, hiking and camping at dangerous places, or even spend a romantic week being inspired by stunning fall foliage displays.

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The temperatures cool down, reminding savvy travelers that they can finally start planning an adventurous fall trip. It's hard to resists considering there will be fewer crowds and entertaining local festivals.

Great Wall of China's Beautiful Colors  

Gorgeous hues adorn Beijing in the fall and the forests surrounding nearby sections of the Great Wall of China. Explore China's capital and its most popular attractions on a week-long tour.

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Visit the Forbidden City, Summer Palace, and Temple of Heaven. Hike along the renowned Great Wall, and try your hand at cooking Chinese cuisine.

Greenland Fall Colors + Northern Lights

Explore and photograph fantastic landscapes of pristine beauty, exotic, arctic wildlife and northern lights. This 8-day fall tour demonstrates the beauty Greenland during a time of the year when warm fall colors contrast with the cool blues of icebergs and glaciers. October is also one of the best times of the year to see the magnificent Northern Lights.

Fall Trout Fishing in Montana

There is no better time to fish for large trout in Montana than October.

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The Big Hole Lodge, one of the great fly fishing destinations in North America, is nestled in a magnificent wilderness setting in the Pioneer Mountains of Montana with a beautiful trout stream at its doorstep. Go on a 6-day Frontiers International Travel tour.

Tuscany Harvest Season by Bike

Fall is an ideal time to visit Italy. Crowds are thinning, prices and temperatures are dropping, harvest season is underway, and the food is fantastic. 

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This 6-day Ciclismo Classico bicycle tour savors the best of the rich culture and natural beauty of Tuscany.

Cycle Vietnam

With mountain passes hanging onto cliff-faces high above roaring rivers, and backroads threading through forests of limestone pinnacles, Vietnam is an ideal territory for an adventure cycling tour.

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Terraced rice paddies and primary forests provide an attractive canvas as guests cycle through vertiginous passes on the road less travelled. This is a 10-day Ride & Seek tour.

Machu Picchu, Cusco, & The Sacred Valley 

Explore the Inca Empire's most iconic sites, scour the winding streets of Cusco, stay in some of the most elegant hotels in Peru, enjoy fantastic local cuisine, and ride the rails without getting lost in the crowd. All of these you can do on the 7-day Gondwana Ecotours adventure.

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