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The Roanoke Virginia region provides ample types of Appalachian excursions for any time of year! Whether choosing to hike one day or a week, or a quick check of the region's wilderness highlights, we can support the most exciting adventure for your interests/outing here in the fantastic Appalachian Mountains! Most hikes are close to Roanoke. A full variety of hiking challenges are offered, just ask. Day-hikes range from 1/4mi to 8mi round trip. Go backpacking in the deep woods or search for fossils near the trail-head. This region has also been featured on a televised investigation for Animal Planet's Finding Bigfoot series:) Excihiking (exciting-hiking) can accommodate almost everyone's interests & abilities. One day visiting Roanoke attractions is recommended ( a basic wk tour if you so choose). Although guide rates vary, joining one of our basic week tours delivers the best value (see availability chart). A basic week tour package provides courtesy transport to all sites, hiking/camping guidance by Don Defreeze and off-hour assistance. Find the best hikes without rummaging for them and feel secure that decades of experience are behind you. Beyond basic tours, camping can be included and expanded. That's the beauty of "building your own tour," the participant may want to exclusively hike or go camping for the full tour.

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Typical Day

If you prefer not to drive to the day's event, we can pick you up with our courtesy shuttle, which is available each tour day. Join author/guide Don Defreeze on the day's fantastic trek in adventure. Explore the best trails in the Roanoke, Virginia Appalachian region and get the most out of the wilderness experience and unlimited vistas. Hikes end at 5pm, although may be extended if all agree. Rest in comfort at night, Excihiking tours can book your Roanoke hotel room for you, plan to camp-out or attend the many venues that Roanoke offers. One day touring Roanoke is recommended.

Age range, type of group

All can be accommodated if they finalize the booking process. Ask us about the difficulties of various hikes and we'll match your abilities. Children under 18 must be accompanied by parent(s).

Sleeping and meals

From cheap to luxurious, rooms can be booked by Excihiking for a nominal fee; we can place you in the room you want. Meals are not included in hiking tours. We can also arrange setting up tours on a day-to-day basis as an option to stay on budget. If camping is included, basic food stuffs may be provided along with a tent, but the lion share of meals during camping falls upon the customer. Whatever lodging arrangements you decide to make, you can almost always join the tour, just let us know!


All local laws need to be followed. Firearms are prohibited. Excihiking reserves the right to disband any contractual agreement if any Excihiking representative feels that a participant is a danger to anyone during the tour. Excihiking is not responsible if anyone misses the tour vehicle. Excihiking is not responsible for any inadvertant accident not directly attributable to Excihiking. Also, we are a guide service, not a rescue squad.


Day hike: Start at: $45.00/person week days, $55.00/person weekends, $15.00 additional person in your group.
A FREE day hike is usually offered every month so check it out!
Basic hiking/camping week tours start at $359.00/person (room not included)
Remember, you may design a tour specifically tailored to your time-frame and interests. Excihiking will work out details and rates on an individual basis and fit an adventure within your budget.
(See website for expanded rate schedule)

Basic week tour itineraries become fixed on a first-come first-served basis (see availability chart for week tour specials). Once a deposit is accepted, others may join the basic tour, but they must agree to the then fixed intinerary. Therefore, its best to confirm your reservation request as soon as possible to secure specific choices.

Other Information

A day to tour Roanoke is offered. In a week tour, one day may be designated to tour Roanoke, with courtesy transportation provided throughout the Roanoke valley with the opportunity to visit multiple sites that day. A chance to view upcoming events, such as at the Roanoke Civic Center, Salem Taliaferro complex, etc., can be linked at Excihiking's website.

Discounts Offered

There're many sponsored week tours throughout the year (see availability calendar). All benefits are afforded to any basic week tour. Anyone joining a day hike may have courtesy transportation provided but not guaranteed. The number of particapants is limited so reserve early!

Thank you,
Don Defreeze

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Roanoke, Virginia Hiking & Trekking
Fantastic Appalachian Mt hiking/camping,VA. Develop the specific tour you desire. Adventure in scenic wilderness; rest in Roanoke city facilities or camp-out. Join guide/author Don Defreeze on day hike/wk tour/anytime. Great treks all year long!

Starting at $45 Per Person


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