Gay Hiking Tours, Holidays & Vacations!
Our hiking vacations offer the best of many worlds. There’s always dramatic and ever-changing scenery. There’s the camaraderie of sharing a special location with a friendly group of gay men and lesbians. There are many occasions to enjoy the company of a fun group, but also opportunities for solitude. And finally — imagine coming back from your vacation in better shape, and looking better, than when you left!
HE Travel, specializing in active travel for gay men, & lesbians offers memorable week-long hiking vacations in many countries as well as several day hikes on other tours.
Alaskan Frontiers: Gay Adventure Tour
Alaska is home to some of the most exciting adventure in North America & our gay Alaska tour is no exception. Come with us and trek Root Glacier, raft a wild river, kayak around icebergs, take a scenic bush flight, visit the wildlife and grandeur of Denali National Park, and cruise Prince William sound.
June 28 to July 7, 2014: A gay Alaska adventure tour
Alpenglow: Gay Hiking in Switzerland
Everyone in Switzerland seems to hike, and once you've experienced a week in the Alps, you'll understand why. You’ll have new panoramas every day: hike through fields of wildflowers and tiny alpine hamlets, past waterfalls and alongside cold, clear mountain streams.
September 6 to 13, 2014: A hiking trip for gay travelers
Antarctica Basecamp & Gay Antarctica Cruise
Join this gay Antarctica Basecamp tour and experience this rugged region by kayaking, mountaineering, SCUBA diving (for advanced divers only), snowshoeing or hiking (depending on the season), or camping on the ice for a night. Aspiring photographers may enjoy a Leica Akademie wilderness photography workshop. This is also a great trip for those who just want to see the amazing landscapes, but don't want to work too hard to see them.
February 25 to March 8, 2014: A gay adventure tour of Antarctica
Gay Bike Hawaii Tour
Cycle along rainforest paths and coastlines; take in the stunning scenery of Maui, Lanai, and Molokai; and breathe in the fragrance of flowers and the salt sea on this gay Hawaii bike tour. Downhill rides abound, or take the challenge of cycling up Hawaii's volcanic mountains.
December 5 to 13, 2013: A gay Hawaii bike tour
2014 Dates for the Bike Hawaii trip have not been finalized. Sign up for our newsletter and mailings to be informed when new dates and tours are added to our calendar!
Have you seen our other Gay Biking Trips?
Gay Easter Island Adventure Tour
The remote location and stark but stunning landscape offer an interesting mix of activities and wondrous natural attractions on this Gay Easter Island adventure tour. Hike and bike around the island from volcanic heights to ocean shores and visit its many Moai statues.
A gay adventure tour of Easter Island
July 19 to 24, 2014
Gay Galapagos Wildlife Adventure Tour
Existing in virtual isolation for millions of years, the Galapagos Islands are home to many species found nowhere else on Earth. Join this gay Galapagos tour and experience this abundance and variety of equatorial wildlife closely, as we walk, hike, snorkel, swim and imagine Darwin's dream.
July 12 to 19, 2014: A gay wildlife tour of the Galapagos Islands
Gay Grand Teton Adventure Tour
It's like a gay summer camp! Stay in comfortable condos in the Rockies, nestled in gorgeous Grand Teton National Park on this gay multi-sport tour. Enjoy kayaking, horseback riding, rock climbing, rafting, hiking, swimming, and stargazing.
A gay adventure tour in Wyoming:
July 12 to 19, 2014.
Gay India Adventure: A Road Less Traveled
Immerse yourself in India’s adventurous wild side on our gay India adventure vacation, including rock climbing, whitewater rafting, hiking, and yoga. Visit exquisite temples, palaces, and landmarks (including the Taj Mahal), experience rich local culture, enjoy exotic cuisine, and ride camels and elephants on a friendly gay group tour!
March 13 to 24, 2014. A gay India adventure tour
Gay Patagonia: Bottom of the World
Our small gay tour group will revel in the vastness and natural grandeur of this remote region of gay Chile, with plenty of adventure and outdoor activities. Enjoy hiking, whitewater rafting, kayaking, and horseback riding through the varied terrain of Patagonia, all with a friendly group of gay travelers! Read a personal account about creating this tour on our
Gay Travel Blog.
January 4 to 11, 2014: A gay Patagonia Chile adventure tour
Gay Puerto Rico Bike Tour
Join our gay Puerto Rico bike tour, and bike the verdant hills of Vieques and kayak its shimmering bio-luminescent bay. Explore arid Culebra and sun on what was voted the most beautiful beach in the Caribbean, then hike the lush El Yunque rainforest and zip through downtown Old San Juan via Segway. Read about our research and development of this tour on our
Gay Travel Blog.
This tour will not run in 2014, but may be offered again in the future. Sign up for our newsletter and mailings to be informed when new dates and tours are added to our calendar! Have you seen our other Biking Trips?
Grindelwald: Gay Switzerland Hiking Tour
Three impressive Alpine peaks -- the Eiger, Jungfrau, and Monch -- rise abruptly from the river valley in the central Alps on this gay Swiss hiking tour. These "Oberland Giants" form a constant backdrop to the shining green meadows and breathtaking cliff side paths during our week of hiking.
The Grindelwald Hiking Tour is not scheduled to run in 2014, but may be offered again in the
future. Sign up for our
newsletter and mailings to be informed when new dates and tours are added to our
calendar! Hiking is also offered on these
Hiking the Inca Trail a Gay Machu Picchu Tour
Hike one of the most renowned trails in the entire world on our gay Inca Trail tour. Experience breathtaking views while hiking and camping through a land of enchanting mystery. Above the ancient temples and small villages lies our destination: Machu Picchu, Lost City of the Incas.
Please note: The Peruvian government issues individual permits for this destination. Permits for the July 2013 tour were sold out four months in advance. We recommend booking early for the 2014 trip!
June 28 to July 7, 2014: A gay hiking tour
Middle Fork of the Salmon River: Gay Rafting
The remote Middle Fork River runs cold, clear, and quick, past soaring cliffs and soothing hot springs. Join us for 100 miles exhilarating gay whitewater rafting adventure. With 300 colorfully named rapids, including Dagger Falls, Sulphur Slide, Rubber, and Velvet Falls.
The Middle Fork tour has not been confirmed for 2014, but new dates may be posted soon! Sign up for our newsletter and mailings to be informed when new dates and tours are added to our calendar.
Rafting and Kayaking are also offered on These Tours
Splash! Gay Grand Canyon Rafting - All Welcome
Marvel at the breathtaking grandeur and vistas of the Grand Canyon on this lgbt family rafting tour. Ride thrilling whitewater roller coasters, hike remote canyons to cascading waterfalls, and take time for self-reflection in profound quiet, while the Colorado River whispers you to sleep each night.
August 13 to 22, 2014: An adventure tour for gay men, lesbians & friends
Also consider our
gay men only or
lesbian only rafting tours!
Splash! Gay Grand Canyon Rafting - Lesbian Tour
Marvel at the breathtaking grandeur and vistas of the Grand Canyon on this lesbian rafting tour. Ride thrilling whitewater roller coasters, hike remote canyons to cascading waterfalls, and take time for self-reflection in profound quiet, while the Colorado River whispers you to sleep each night.
A gay rafting vacation for lesbian women
June 18 to 27, 2014
Also consider our
gay men only and
all welcome rafting tours!
Splash! Gay Grand Canyon Rafting - Men's Tour
Marvel at the breathtaking grandeur and vistas of the Grand Canyon, ride thrilling whitewater roller coasters, hike remote canyons to cascading waterfalls, and take time for self-reflection in profound quiet, while the Colorado River whispers you to sleep each night.
A rafting tour for gay men
May 14 to 23, 2014
July 2 to 11, 2014
August 13 to 22, 2014
August 27 to September 5, 2014
Also consider our women's only
and all welcome
The Great Gay Israel Adventure Tour
Join this gay Israel adventure tour for a high-adrenaline exploration of the antiquity, geography, and culture of Israel! Soak up thousands of years of history by exploring the famous cultural sights of the region, and also hiking, canyoning, caving, kayaking, and more. Not your grandma’s church tour! Read a personal account of this trip on our
Gay Travel Blog.
The Israel Adventure tour has not been scheduled to run again in 2014. Sign up for our newsletter and mailings to be informed when new dates and tours are added to our calendar!
Have you seen our other multi-sport tours to destinations around the world?
Tuscan Trails: Gay Italy Hiking Tour
Enjoy a week of hiking on this gay Italy hiking tour. See Florence and the fairy-tale village of San Gimignano. Trek through orchards, vineyards, and woodland on our way to Radda to visit ancient stone villages, churches, farms, and Etruscan bridges, arches and burial mounds.
A gay Italy hiking tour
The Tuscan Trails Tour is not scheduled to run in 2014, but may be offered again in the future. Sign up for our
newsletter and mailings to be informed when new dates and tours are added to our calendar!
Hiking is also offered on these Other Tours
Vikings and Volcanoes: Gay Iceland Adventure Tour
Join this gay Iceland tour and witness the extremes of Iceland: friendly descendants of Viking explorers; unspoiled lush wilderness, fuming volcanic craters, and rainbow-shrouded waterfalls; and a rich history including the world's oldest parliament and some of folklore's strangest sagas.
August 10 to 17, 2014: A hiking multi-sport tour for gay travelers
Wild Kiwi: Gay New Zealand Adventure Tour
Join our Gay adventure tour through New Zealand - the adventure capital of the world! The variety and depth of natural beauty of this isolated South Pacific island group will impress and inspire you while hiking trails and glaciers, kayaking, biking, canyoning, rafting, and bungy jumping!
A gay adventure vacation tour
March 9 to 22, 2015. Price: $4298
March 3 to 16, 2014. Price: $4198
With the growing number of hiking trips on our list, we’ve created a website specifically about this activity, with advice about everything from hiking boots to compass use. Please come visit at: gay-hike.com