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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.
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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.
John from Occidental, CA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 08/30/15 - 09/04/15
My first long a(100+) bike ride and the trail was well maintained and the rides do-able. Daily rides were well planned and the group was fun and interesting and the location at Outlaw Ranch was scenic and pleasant.

Jenny from Salt Lake City, UT Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 08/30/15 - 09/04/15
The staff and location at Outlaw Ranch were very supportive, informative and welcoming. The ride was very enjoyable.

Mark from Salt Lake City, UT Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 08/30/15 - 09/04/15
Riding the Mickelson Trail was a great way to experience the history and scenery of the Black Hills of South Dakota. Riding the Mickelson Trail with Road Scholar was a great way to experience interesting people.

Augusto from Ashburn, VA Number of programs attended: 4
Date attended: 08/23/15 - 08/28/15
Lovely setting in the Black Hills. Great opportunity to learn about the local history. Deadwood is a superb "tourist" spot.

James from Rapid City, SD Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 08/24/14 - 08/29/14
Fit or not the support staff will do all they can to make this biking adventure chock full of information, memories, good conversation, beautiful vistas, and good ol' Black Hills cookin'. If your not into biking up hill on packed gravel, climb in the sag wagon and enjoy biking down hill.

Joseph from Rochester, MN Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 08/31/14 - 09/05/14
I participated in a cycling trip through the Black Hills. It was a lot of fun.

Sandy from Loveland, CO Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 08/31/14 - 09/05/14
We had a great time doing this program. It is our second Road Scholar bicycle trip, I would recommend either to anyone! The Black Hills of SD is a place we will visit again!

Diane from Chincoteague Island, VA Number of programs attended: 11
Date attended: 08/24/14 - 08/29/14
What a wonderful trip! Outlaw Ranch is a great place to stay, with excellent food and very nice staff. The Mickelson Trail is beautiful, and the way they broke up the days made for great cycling, with more downhill than up. And the Black Hills area has such much else to see and do that we could have used at least another day there.

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5 nights of accommodations
14 meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners
2 Expert-led lectures
10 Field trips
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