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America’s “Favorite Drive,” the Blue Ridge Parkway, Asheville, and the Biltmore Estate

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6 Days | 5 Nights
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.
Come and enjoy the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina with us! Journey along the Blue Ridge Parkway, "America's Favorite Drive," and discover the natural scenic beauty of our mountains and forests along the way. Explore Asheville, a cosmopolitan area rich in art, culture and history, a city that has been an international destination for statesmen and the wealthy since the 1800s. Enjoy the magnificent Biltmore Estate and George Vanderbilt's chateau, Linville Caverns, Looking Glass Falls, Mt. Mitchell and much, much more!


• Enjoy magnificent vistas as we journey along the Blue Ridge Parkway, “America’s Favorite Drive.” Visit Mount Mitchell, the highest peak east of the Mississippi River, and venture inside Humpback Mountain on a guided visit of Linville Caverns.
• Visit the Cradle of Forestry and learn about the birthplace of forest conservation in America. Enjoy the beauty of Looking Glass Falls, one of North Carolina's most scenic waterfalls
• Marvel at the splendor of the nation’s largest private home, the Biltmore Estate, home to priceless art collections and other artifacts dating back as far as the Ming Dynasty. Stroll through the beautiful gardens, visit the estate conservatory and enjoy wine-tasting at the Biltmore Estate Winery.

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Walking up to two miles on field trips.

Coordinated by Mars Hill University.

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5 nights of accommodations
12 meals: 5 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 5 dinners
6 Expert-led lectures
8 Field trips
1 Hands-on experiences


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