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ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
While all of our learning adventures offer extraordinary value, our "Best Value" programs were rated by our participants themselves who thought their dollar went particularly far.
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
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EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. Minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding, and rewarding, programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Judith from Knoxville, TN Number of programs attended: 6
Date attended: 11/01/15 - 11/04/15
The biking route took us to the back roads of the eastern shores, giving us the opportunity to visit sites we would have passed up if we had not been in this group. The pace was moderate, but not challenging. The instructors were attentive, knowledgeable and funny. My husband and I never bike on country roads on our own so knowing we can do this increases our options when we return home.

Jack from Knoxville, TN Number of programs attended: 6
Date attended: 11/01/15 - 11/04/15
Beautiful scenery, great group leaders who put together a program of knowledgeable speakers and great biking. A very memorable experience.

Laura ann from Kernersville, NC Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 11/01/15 - 11/04/15
this program was split between educational and cycling...i would have liked more cycling and fewer stops, the scenery and area is breathtaking,the staff was great in every way, the other participants were welcoming and inclusive, the schedule leaves little free time, the accommodations were nice, food outstnding..

Phyllis from Stout, OH Number of programs attended: 0
Date attended: 11/01/15 - 11/04/15
Really nice first experience with Road Scholar. Staff was very helpful, smart, fun, totally delightful! Programming was interesting and entertaining. Accommodations were comfortable, food very good. Enjoyed the company of fellow participants.

Louis from Pikesville, MD Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 10/18/15 - 10/21/15
Outstanding trip for those who like being outside. Biking primarily on well-maintained, mostly level state roads.

Jill from Indianapolis, IN Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 05/11/15 - 05/14/15
The scenery we passed on our daily bike rides was spectacular! I trained for the distance so was never exhausted, but it was a challenge. Listening to Kirk Mariner was like listening to an old friend. His knowledge of the local area was outstanding.

Susan from Philadelphia, PA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 10/27/14 - 10/30/14
A very pleasant natural and historical program in a lovely environment. You'll enjoy it!

Maureen from Bethel, CT Number of programs attended: 7
Date attended: 10/13/14 - 10/16/14
If you have cycled much at all, I think you will benefit from this program

Pamela from Nashua, NH Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 09/15/14 - 09/18/14
I so enjoyed getting to know the Eastern Shore of VA. Having driven through for many years, I now have a real feel for the people and places. The team leading our group was great; they took very good care of us! The schedule was very reasonable and a perfect first time bike trip for me. THANKS!

Bill from Litchfield, NH Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 09/15/14 - 09/18/14
Biking the Eastern Shore of VA is an excellent value. Beautiful area rich in history. The bike rides were interesting & only moderately challenging if one is accustomed to riding a couple of days a week & covering 20 to 25 miles. The area's flat terrain makes for fairly easy riding. The staff is excellent & very accommodating. The cafeteria food is quite good. Give it a try. I will wager you will enjoy this as much as I & my fellow riders enjoyed the experience.

Anita from Altamont, NY Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 09/15/14 - 09/18/14
Ponies, crabs, historic places, great food, fun participants, terrific leaders. Many days of fun.

Suzanne from KEENE, NH Number of programs attended: 0
Date attended: 09/15/14 - 09/18/14
Lot's of fun biking on the eastern shore. Staff was excellent and informative all along the way.

Timothy from Nashua, NH Number of programs attended: 0
Date attended: 09/15/14 - 09/18/14
Wonderful trip around the eastern shore. Staff was wonderful and answered questions along the way, as well as being well informed of all of the stops along the way. Program description of day 3 ride is outdated and needs to be corrected. You now ride from Accomac to Wachapreaque (lunch) then to Onanock. This change took place a couple of years ago but for some reason the program hasn't been updated. As such, a few of us on this Septembers trip (2014) didn't get to see the train museum in Parksley. Lots of stopping along the way to make sure everybody was with the group, so the length of the rides weren't really an issue. I can highly recommend this trip but do recommend either a hybrid or comfort bike for the trip.

Jane from Parkesburg, PA Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 06/16/14 - 06/19/14
Highly recommend this program for the location, accommodations, excellent leadership, and mix of activities!

Ronald from Maryville, TN Number of programs attended: 30
Date attended: 04/30/14 - 05/03/14
The program leadership is terrific. The rides were comfortable. The food - especially in the 2 restaurant meals was absolutely first class. Do this program!

Wanda from New York, NY Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 04/30/14 - 05/03/14
Our biking program on Chincoteague was wonderful -- riding along quiet country roads, through fields, along the water and through pine groves. Everything was arranged to keep up a good pace and also have good rest stops. Our seafood meals at local restaurants were terrific. And the entire staff at the Field Station was amazing -- constantly helpful, good natured and charming young people.

Claire from Springfield, VA Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 04/30/14 - 05/03/14
Very satisfactory biking trip. I enjoyed myself very much!

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