Class Overview

According to Seattle-based author and expert traveler Cassandra Overby, there is no better way to discover Europe than by getting off the beaten path and exploring it on foot with a hike.

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Enjoy meaningful interactions with locals, explore charming villages, soak in rugged alpine views from rocky perches and absorb the landscape through all of your senses.

Breaking out of the traditional travel mold can be intimidating, but Cassandra will take you step-by-step through the process.

Learn how to choose the route that's right for you, what to pack, how to find accommodations and food, how to deal with challenges along the way and much more.

She'll also introduce you to her favorite trails in Europe, with itineraries ranging from one to fifteen days.

From classics such as the Tour du Mont Blanc in France and Italy, and the English Way in Spain, to lesser-known routes such as Portugal's Rota Vicentina and Germany's Moselsteig Trail, each route will leave you more inspired to embark on your own cultural hiking adventure and itching to buy a plane ticket to Europe.

The instructor Cassandra Overby is the bestselling author of four books: Explore Europe on Foot: Your Complete Guide to Planning a Cultural Hiking Adventure, Explore Germany's King Ludwig's Way on Foot, Explore France's Alsace Wine Route on Foot, and Explore France's GR 34 on Foot.

Get inspired to plan your European adventure with practical tips from someone with boots-on-the-ground experience.

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Learning Outcomes

Discover and understand why and how hiking-based travel can be a better and more authentic way to
travel, especially in Europe.

Gain knowledge of how to choose the perfect trail for you and where to go for more information on European

Understand how to plan all of the logistics involved in a long walk, from getting to the trailhead to reserving on-trail accommodations.

Learn how to train for a long walk and what and how to pack.

Develop an understanding about how execute your dream trip like a pro and handle any challenges you may encounter
(everything from language issues to cultural differences to blisters) on your walk.

Who Should Take This Class?

Anyone who is headed to Europe and looking for a better and more authentic way to explore the local

First-time travelers (such as study-abroad students) interested in exploring travel opportunities in Europe.

Seasoned travel pros seeking new adventures.

Hikers and athletes interested in researching cultural and travel opportunities in Europe and learning from a pro.

Non-athletic people interested in researching a walking European adventure and learning from a pro.

Session Details

  • Instructor: Cassandra Overby
  • Where: Online: Real-time and interactive through videoconferencing
  • Fee: $49