Walking in Great Smoky Mountains

6 Days | Surround yourself with nature and history in the Smoky Mountains

Walking & Trekking
CHF  1,650
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See some of the Smoky Mountains’ most stunning scenery on a 6-day round-trip small group hiking adventure which explores the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Walk some of the national park’s best trails, discover historic buildings along the Little Cataloochee Trail, tour The Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center, walk a section of the iconic Appalachian Trail, and dine on traditional Appalachian cuisine. With easy to moderate walks, comfortable accommodation, and a knowledgeable leader, this hiking adventure is big on history and natural beauty.

Trip overview

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Asheville, United States
Asheville, United States
Walking & Trekking
United States
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Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
Trip code
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Why you'll love this trip
  • Explore the Great Smoky Mountains on several guided walks including the historic Little Cataloochee Trail and Elijah Oliver Walk.
  • Sample the Appalachian Trail which extends roughly 2,200 miles from Springer Mountain in Georgia to Mount Katahdin in Maine.
  • Explore The Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center, a museum whose mission is to preserve, interpret and share the history and culture of the local Native American peoples.
  • Discover the town of Elkmont and its story of hope, dreams, hard work, disappointments and fortunes made and lost in the pursuit of success in the 1800s.
  • Enjoy a meal in the famous Dancing Bear Lodge in Townsend where you can dine on Appalachian cuisine and sample its iconic local ingredients.

Is this trip right for you?
  • This is a walking trip so a good level of fitness will help you to enjoy it.
  • There are a number of planned walks on this trip of varying lengths. Be sure to pack adequate footwear and clothing to suit hiking in the summer months.
  • This trip is new to our range this year. And while we have thoroughly researched every detail of the logistics, new destinations can sometimes throw us some unexpected surprises. More often than not, it’ll be a great surprise. But every now and again there might be a hiccup. We like to think that’s what puts the ‘adventure’ in ‘adventure travel’.


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5 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner


Private vehicle


Hotel (5 nights)

  • Asheville - Local brewery visit and Welcome Dinner
  • Great Smoky Mountains - Elijah Oliver walk
  • Great Smoky Mountains - Little Cataloochee walk
  • Great Smoky Mountains - Laurel Falls hike
  • Great Smoky Mountains - Appalachian Trail hike
  • Townsend - Heritage Center visit
  • Townsend - Dark Island Swinging Bridge walk
  • Great Smoky Mountains - Indian Creek Falls hike
Add on activities
  • Townsend - Dancing Bear Lodge dinner - USD45

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Important notes

1. FIRST DAY: Your adventure begins with a welcome meeting at 6pm on Day 1. Please see Joining Point Hotel listed in the Essential Trip Information for this itinerary.

2. FINAL DAY: You are expected to arrive back into Asheville around 5pm and dropped off at the same location as the joining point.
There is no accommodation included on the last day in Asheville, however we can request any additional nights should you need them.

3. A single supplement is available for this trip. The single supplement applies to all nights on your trip and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.

Essential Trip Information

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Walking in Great Smoky Mountains
CHF  1,650