Travel for 2013 is HERE!
Get Ready to pack your bags because we have some serious fun in store for 2013! With adventures to Peru and Nepal and road trips to Palo Duro Canyon and kayaking in the Appalachias, there's something for everyone including you! So, join us on January 10th and find out more about seeing the world with Bayou City Outdoors!
FEBRUARY 9, 2013 | We do everything from snowshoe to ski, visit hot springs, and join in the town's festivities! We've even been known to place in the teapot curling competition! Snow is abundant, and sitting by a warm fire sipping hot cocoa is one of the favorite pastimes!
FEBRUARY 13, 2013 | We are heading to the magical southwest for our ski trip this year. Join us in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where you'll find fluffy snow and the sun shining!
*** MARCH/APRIL 2013 ***
March 31- April 5, 2013 | Set your own pace as we follow the commercial traffic-free Natchez Trace. Ride through a by-gone age while staying in historic antebellum inns. Landmarks from a bygone age - civil war battlefields, plantations, and Southern hospitality await. This trip is ideal for both beginning and experienced cyclists.
May 3-5, 2013 | A weekend away, but not too far away is sometimes just what the doctor ordered! We are joining Hill Country Outdoors in Port Aransas, Texas, for a relaxing time along the beach.
May 15-19, 2013 | The most astonishing landscape in Texas you'll ever find. It's 120 miles of rugged desert climate creates fantastical sunsets and entrances. Hike the canyon trails and marvel at the far reaching mesas and vistas. A favorite of BCO, join us at a "grand" canyon second only to the Grand Canyon itself.
May 17 - 19, 2013 | Back by popular demand, BCO's "Rock Out Weekend". Join us just outside of Fredricksberg for a weekend of biking, hiking rock climbing, swimming, bar-b-q-ing and maybe even some relaxing. We take over an entire ranch. This is the definitive BCO trip of the year!
May 25-June 1, 2013 | We are taking a road trip to Florida to explore the swamps and oceans of this beautiful state in our kayaks. We'll be camping along the coasts and shores of our destinations hence immersing ourselves into this outdoor mecca!
JUNE 19-30, 2013 | Though Wales was the literal inspiration for Camelot with it's magical legends, myths and lore, it's also a mecca for outdoor purists. Wales' unspoilt, stunning and wild landscape offers an opportunity from everything to mountain climbing (Hilary and Tenzig trained here), kayaking, rock climbing, mountain biking, all types of water sports, base-jumping and horseback riding along the rugged hills. Most importantly, Wales is home to the oldest European language and its inhabitants are a fiercely proud people. Tales of swords, sorcery, kings, caves, wizards and dragons abound.... spend your days on the mountains and your nights hearing ancient tales in the local pub. And spend Midsummer's Eve in the Faerie Glen!
July 14 - 20, 2013 | We’re heading out into the great wilderness of Alaska. Our tour guide is back, and we're excited to once again be offering this opportunity to see some of the highest peaks, glaciers, and sparkling, untouched wilderness. From Anchorage to St. Elias National Park to Worthington Glacier and Prince William Sound, you'll sample the landscape that has driven many man or woman to answer the literal "Call of the Wild."
JULY 29-August 4, 2013 | From the ethereal coastline to the flowing Rivers of the Pacific Northwest, along massive sea cliffs and on into majestic forest land -- you'll witness it all from the seat of your kayak. Stunning views, breathtaking byways and the mystery of the Pacific Northwest await you this summer.
AUG 1 - 10, 2013 | Aye, lads & lasses! The Scottish Sea Kayak Trail is Europe's first long distance sea kayak trail. This trip was voted one of National Geographic's "50 Tours of a Lifetime" in 2011. When you're not snug in your kayak, enjoy the fruits of Scotland: Scotch Whiskey, haggis, bagpipes, tartans, brooding landscape and naturally Nessie, the Loch Ness Monster. If it's not Scottish, it's... well, you know...
AUGUST 4-10, 2013 | Our annual trip to West Texas gets you ready for just about any sport you're looking for. We'll be at the DavisFitnessCenter going for runs, swimming, hiking, and biking along with healthy food, yoga, meditation -- even dance lessons and a mini-triathlon - you'll feel so good you'll be coming back every year!
August 10 - 18, 2013 | Tour through Argentina's wine region on a bicycle! You'll see farms and ranches that have been family owned and run for centuries. Enjoy the richness of Argentina's culture - tango, wine and food! Blessed by rich sunlight and a panorama of snow-filled mountains, Mendoza dominates Argentina's winemaking industry and is one of the most successful wine regions on earth. The Andean landscapes are gorgeous to enjoy adventure travel and high mountain sports like hiking, biking, horseback riding or rafting.
SEPT 3-10 2013 | Adventures in Rocky Mountain National Park abound with hiking, fishing, kayaking, horseback riding, ATVing, rafting the Colorado River and more. Explore Rocky Mountain National Park, the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests and the Snowy Range in Medicine Bow, Wyoming. Wildlife like Elk, Moose, Sheep, and Marmot watch as you explore the wilderness of mountains, forests, rivers and meadows that leave you breathless at every turn.
Sept 14-22, 2013 | The Gauley river is in the heart of West Virginia and attracts all levels of whitewater enthusiasts from around the globe. Gauley Fest is the largest gathering of WW enthusiasts in the world. You haven't experienced rivers until you've played in the Appalachia. With roller-coaster whitewater and extreme waves, you'll be going back for more! Just like we do every year!
October 15, 2013 | The Himalayas are a natural wonder. Nepal sits nestled at the Roof Of The World. Explore the highest mountains - the far pavillions - and the natural beauty of Nepal's people, culture and hospitality. From the award-winning world heritage sights of bustling Katmandu, to the serenety of high perched temples, to the exotic wildlife of Pokhara Valley and finally the valleys and views of high Annapurna, you will be literally on top of the world. Optional Extension: White Water Rafting - float down a river observing village-life, exotic flora and animals and spend the remainder of your trip in a luxurious safari-tent.
November 23-30, 2013 | A new BCO Thanksgiving tradition. Forget the turkey and cranberry, we're spending Thanksgiving this year aboard a fully captained sailboat that will take us on a 7 day journey around the Virgin Islands. Ahoy, Matey! There will be snorkeling, diving, swimming, and plenty of lounging with ocean views all around! “Best trip ever” was heard quoted time and again. Come join us on island time.
December 26 - 31k 2013 | A BCO Holiday favorite! Paddle from village to village on a 9000 ft high caldera lake (the crater of a volcano) to explore a culture protected by tribal languages and a breathtaking environment. You will be paddling on one of the most beautiful lakes in the world. Stay at small, local hotels and experience the culture upclose and personal. This trip is perfect for beginners and experienced kayakers alike!
April 10-20, 2013 | Patagonia is the land of fire and ice. We'll be exploring this magnificent land with seasoned guides. There's an optional Buenos Aires add-on, and you'll definitely want to see some of the highest peaks in the world and glaciers swimming in the bluest seas you've ever seen.
See what a great time we had in 2012... (and you can see pictures in our photo album)