Appalachian Hiking & Camping Guide Tours -Virginia

Appalachian Hiking & Camping Guide Tours -Virginia: Exchiking Guide Don Defreeze
Appalachian Guide Service- Exciting Hiking, Wilderness Camping, Kayaking, Adventure Exploration & Recreation. Book any schedule from day-hikes to week tours. Need lodging? We book that too. Free quotes. Fun treks all year- Start a Virginia tour now!

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Seek fun & solace in the Appalachian Mountains of Virginia with Excihiking. Various distances & hiking intensities are supported by guide & author Don Defreeze. Day-hikes range from 1/4mi to 8mi; hike various terrains from mountains to streams, or even find fossils! Include camping or other outdoor activities like kayaking or your own special interest- just ask. Excihiking builds & supports your exciting adventure to include the most scenery possible commensurate to your skills. Most hikes are not far from Roanoke. Our popular hikes include Dragons Tooth, Tinker Cliffs, Apple Orchard Falls plus many more! One day visiting Roanoke attractions is recommended if staying in the area for an extended tour..

Beyond basic tours, camping can be included and expanded. Create an adventure that best fits your abilities, enthusiasm, schedule and interests. (see availability chart, yellow means spaces may still be available)

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Typical Day

If you prefer not to drive to the event, we can pick you up with our courtesy shuttle. Join guide Don Defreeze on the day's Appalachian adventure. His accumulated knowledge about the region's mountains spans decades; his insights will entertain and inform at every turn. Hikes end at 5pm, which may be extended if all agree. Rest in comfort at night, Excihiking can book your Roanoke hotel room for you, or develop a camp-out. We know the best locations and can maintain primitive as well as developed campsites. One day touring Roanoke is recommended, attend the many venues that Roanoke offers, being a tourist city itself. We extend our support after-hours by providing information about shopping, dining and such. Whatever your goal, Excihiking will design a perfect adventure for you.

Age range, type of group

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

Sleeping and meals

From cheap to luxurious, rooms can be booked by Excihiking for a nominal fee of 5% cost; we can place you in the room you want. Meals are not included on daily hiking excursions unless you specify them. We can also arrange setting up excursions on a day-to-day basis as an option to stay on budget. If camping is included, basic food stuffs are 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 us- 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 inadvertent accident not directly attributable to Excihiking. Also, we are a guide service, not a rescue squad. We provide aid to a level considered reasonable. Participants must agree to Excihiking Terms & Conditions which can be viewed on our Excihiking website.


Join a Day hike: $59.00/person week days, $69.00/person weekends, $10.00 additional person in your group. Private hike: $109.00 per day.
A FREE day hike is usually offered every month so check it out!
Basic hiking/camping week tours start at $479.00/person (room not included)
Camping host fee is $135.00 per night, includes camp set-up/maintenance.
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)

Tour itineraries become fixed on a first-come first-served basis (see availability chart for week tour specials). A deposit confirms a reservation and fixes the itinerary for the participant. A reservation does not guarantee any event for a specific date. Only a deposit can do that. Therefore, it's best to get started asap to secure your event.

Other Information

If you're on an extended stay in the area, we suggest one day be designated to tour Roanoke, with courtesy transportation provided within the Roanoke valley. You'll be surprised how interesting and wonderful this city is. You may want to bundle your tour with upcoming events in such venues as the Roanoke Berglund Center, Salem Taliaferro complex, Elmwood Park etc., and we suggest you visit their websites and review their schedules.

Discounts Offered

There are many sponsored week tours and discount guided hikes throughout the year (see availability calendar). All benefits are afforded to any tour booked through our service. Anyone joining a day hike may have courtesy transportation provided but not guaranteed. The number of participants is limited so reserve early!

Thank you,
Don Defreeze

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Listing Reviews Reviews of Appalachian Hiking & Camping Guide Tours -Virginia

Great times!
Beth -- May 02, 2017 09:47 pm
I would highly recommend Excihiking. Don is very helpful & patient. I've had two outings with him & we all enjoyed ourselves! He always answered any questions we had. Don really enjoys helping people get out to enjoy everything the beautiful outdoors has to offer. We look forward to joining him again.
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Tonia -- Jun 23, 2014 09:58 am
I recently took a hiking tour with Excihiking and hit four of the popular spots McAfee Knob,Apple Orchard Falls, Dragon's Tooth and Tinker Cliffs it was an awesome experience! The weather was perfect the people were friendly and the views breathtaking and a knowledgeable guide made for a perfect
trip. I would recommend it to anyone who loves the outdoors! ... more

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barbara -- May 29, 2013 05:20 pm
i am writing today to say that the adventures in hiking and camping in the applachain trails has been a refreshing breathetaking adventure, and it was a beautiful experience that i highly recommend for all nature lovers, that love the beauty and the inspiration it gives to your life, i hope you will come and see and experience it dor yourselves. ... more

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Mill Mountain Star & Zoo
Taubman Museum of Art
VA.Museum of Transportation
Natural Bridge
Center in the Square
Splash Valley
Red Sox baseball (farm team)
Valley View mall
Virginia Tech Univ.
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All Day Private Hike

Add 15 per extra
Join a Guided 1 Day Hike
1 person/ extras add 15per
Campout host - 1 night

add 15usd per extra
1 Week Adventure- Basic

add 49usd per extra
Guided 2 Successive Day Hikes
1 person/ add 20 per extra
Free guided hike May 30th

Catawba Rocks/7.00 reg. fee
Sponsored Week Tour

June 18th - 24th

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Don Defreeze (View My Profile)
BS Meteorology, Oneonta, N.Y. 1981
Roanoke College & Virginia Western Comm. College
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Don Defreeze
Appalachian Hiking & Camping Guide Tours -Virginia
Excihiking Hiking & Camping | Supplies &
Appalachian Mountains
Roanoke, Virginia 24012

Phone: 540-339-5900
Website: Appalachian Recreation Guide- Excihiking

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