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Tennessee: Autumn in Nashville

October 13-18, 2020 • 6 Days • Approx $2350**

We always look forward to our travels in Tennessee, the Volunteer State, home of Music City, USA (Nashville) and the Chattanooga Choo Choo!

**Traveler Rewards Program: Returning travelers receive our Alumni Traveler Discount of 5-10% off the main tour price. Terms, exclusions and conditions apply. Check out our Traveler Rewards page for more details.

Now accepting Early Bird deposits on this potential 2020 tour! An Early Bird is a $50 deposit that holds your spot during the planning stages of a trip, when we don’t have a set itinerary or dates. Early Birds are always refundable!

Our adventure begins in Nashville, Tennessee and features walks through the beautiful university districts of Vanderbilt and Belmont, Music Row, and among the wonderful sights of downtown, including Bicentennial Mall, the Tennessee State Capitol, and Ryman Auditorium. We’ll also visit the amazing Opryland Hotel, Belle Meade Plantation (one of America’s premier thoroughbred horse farms), and the Hermitage (Andrew Jackson’s home), in addition to offering an optional evening musical performance or two!

The fun continues as we drive southeast to the outdoor mecca of Chattanooga, on the border with Georgia, where our walks feature the downtown riverfront, the longest pedestrian bridge in the country, and the iconic heights of Lookout Mountain. We’ll take you underground for a fascinating visit to Ruby Falls and descend down the 72.7% grade of Chattanooga’s Incline Railway!

Come join us in Tennessee for a little bit of fun in the fall!

We are working on the itinerary for this new tour – updates will be available soon!

Including:

  • Tourist-class hotel accommodations
  • All breakfasts and 1 dinner
  • WAI guide service throughout (2 guides)
  • Walk credit for those collecting AVA stamps
  • All tipping for local guides, coach drivers, and group meals
  • Pricing is based on double occupancy; single accommodations will be available for a fee. We also provide a roommate matching service.

Adventure Pace

Tour Pace: 1 2 3 4 5
Walk Challenge: 1 2 3 4 5

Important Info

Group Size

Approximately 24-28 travelers

Hotels

Strategically located tourist class hotels or better

Meals

Breakfasts included along with 1 dinner.

Airfare

Not included. We can offer the services of our local travel agent for those who would like help making their bookings.

Transportation

Included. We use motorcoaches with a seating capacity of 40+ seats.

Traveler Age

Our travelers usually range from 50–75 years of age. All ages welcome!

Your Guides

Scott IsomScott Isom has had a passion for the outdoors ever since his childhood days spent exploring the waterfalls and outstanding hiking trails of the Columbia River Gorge with his family. Scott has led tours on all 7 continents and is one of WAI’s busiest guides and on-site Adventure planners. Scott will be leading our Autumn in Nashville Adventure along with a WAI Assistant.

Itinerary

We are working on the itinerary for this new tour – updates will be available soon!

More Details

Click on each heading for more details.

How do I lock in my place on this Adventure?

Call or mail in your refundable Early Bird ($50) to save your spot! We’ll take approximately 24-28 travelers on this tour, accompanied by 2 Walking Adventures guides, offering a guide to travel ratio of 1:14.

What’s an Early Bird? Early Bird deposits are refundable $50 deposits which serve to hold your spot on a tour until dates and pricing have been confirmed. Once all details on a tour have been finalized, travelers can then register with an additional $450 deposit to bring their total on a tour up to $500.

Traveler Rewards Program

Returning travelers receive our Alumni Traveler Discount of 5-10% off the main tour price. Terms, exclusions and conditions apply. See the Traveler Rewards page for more details or contact us with any questions at 800.779.0353 or [email protected].

What about the walks?

We generally walk at a pace of 2 to 3 miles per hour. In most cases, we are not “strolling.” We are walking at a relaxed but steady pace. Your experience will be significantly affected by your level of physical fitness. If not walking regularly at home, we strongly recommend that you make a priority of “training” beforehand in order to both enjoy the trip and avoid medical issues due to overexertion. If you have questions about your ability to participate, please talk with our office at 1.800.779.0353.

We have adopted a walk difficulty rating system which contains a numeric indicator for trail incline and an alpha indicator for trail terrain. The explanation for this system is presented below:

INCLINE

1. Very small hills or very little stair climbing. Cumulative elevation gain from Starting Point: up to 200 feet.
2. Some moderate hills and stair climbing. Cumulative elevation gain from Starting Point: 200-1000 feet.
3. Some significant hill or stair climbing. Cumulative elevation gain from Starting Point: 1000-2000 feet.
4. Lots of significant hills or stair climbing. Cumulative elevation gain from Starting Point: 2000-3500 feet.
5. Many steep hills. Cumulative elevation gain from Starting Point: more than 3500 feet.

TERRAIN

A. Almost entirely on pavement.
B. A significant part of the route is on well-groomed trails with very few obstacles.
C. A significant part of the route is on somewhat difficult terrain (rocky / rooted paths or soft sand).
D. A significant part of the route is on very difficult terrain.
E. The majority of the route is on very difficult terrain.

What happens next?

We are currently developing the itinerary for this Adventure. Once the itinerary is released, we will accept registration deposits ($500) to save space.

If you have Early Birded with a refundable $50 deposit, your spot on the tour will be held for 2 weeks after the itinerary is published while you make a decision on whether or not you’d like to register with an additional $450 deposit, bringing your total on the tour up to $500. If you decide not to join us for this tour, your Early Bird can be refunded or transferred to another tour.