On Our Radar: Adventures for Women
October 7, 2018
Events and Adventures for Women Only
In a world dominated by adventures designed for and run by men, we are always on the lookout for cool events and adventures for women that are led by women. We especially like the kind of gatherings that are designed to strengthen and empower strong, intelligent ladies looking to push their limits and live their dreams. There’s no doubt that when women come together in the spirit of supporting each other in achieving goals, we excel. The confidence that comes with being surrounded and guided by people who truly understand your needs can mean the difference between trying that thing you’ve always wanted to do and putting it off for another year.
We’ve put hours of research in and we’ve been pleasantly surprised by the ever-rising number of trail-blazing, women-led opportunities we found. If you are itching to try something new that might very well change your life, check out the adventures for women below. There’s still time to sign up for some, and there are others you’ll want to put on your list for next year.
Rebelle Rally: Women’s Off-Road Navigation Rally Raid
Where do I start? The fact that I found out about this groundbreaking event a touch too late breaks my heart. Rebelle Rally is the first women’s off-road race of its kind in the US. It takes place over eight days when all-female competitors cross approximately 2,000 kilometers of Nevada and California desert landscape without the help of technology. There are basecamps and hidden checkpoints along the way. Best of all, you get 7 days unplugged with just you, your best female companion and the stunning off-road terrain. While it’s too late to sign up for this year’s event, you are going to want to follow this awesome event and there’s no better time to start planning for the next one than today. This is one of those adventures for women you need to have on your bucket list.
When: October 11-20
photo: by Annette Benedetti
Sacred Mothers Retreat
There are only a couple of days left to sign up for this all-women’s retreat. The good news is that this weekend event is super affordable. You get to spend your weekend in the stunning Central Oregon wilderness bunking with a bunch of other cool women while feeding your soul with activities like yoga, art and meditation. This retreat is another unplugged experience, and it’s designed to help you reconnect with yourself while making new like-minded friends. If you don’t make this year’s October offering, don’t despair. It’s an annual event, so you’ll get another chance.
When: October 12-14
photo: She Ventures via Fb
She Ventures Summit
Sometimes you need a little inspiration to help you find the motivation you need to start going after your dreams. Give that adventurer that’s hiding inside of you a kick in the ass at this full-day event. It includes a day filled with Ted-style talks delivered by an all-female lineup of speakers including producer Serita Wesley, environmentalist Katie Conlon, and Founder of Wild Diversity Mercy Shammah. The event will also include an adventure and wellness showcase and networking opportunities.
When: Oct. 27
photo: by Annette Benedetti
OARS Adventures for Women
If you want to do some real bonding with the girls, white water rafting is the way to go and OARS is the company to sign on with for adventure. This company not only employs badass female river guides, it offers an array of whitewater adventures for women. Choose between 2- to 6-day itineraries in locations like Colorado’s Cataract Canyon, Idaho’s Lower Salmon River or Wyoming’s Grand Tetons.
Up the fun with their Wine on the River or Craft Beer Tasting adventures. You’ll get to raise your glass and sip suds or a little merlot after a day of braving the rapids. If that sounds awesome, you’ll be thrilled to hear that gourmet meals are also included. You may just find that sticking with life on the river with your best ladies sounds far more desirable then heading home to the usual nine-to-five grind.
When: dates vary. Visit their website.
photo: via Emily Johnston
International Mountain Guides (IMG) All Women’s Climbs
Talk about providing exceptional adventures for women. IMG can help you turn your dream of climbing mountains into a reality. With renowned female climbers like Emily Johnston heading them up, IMG offers a variety of all women mountain climbing workshops, classes and excursions each year.
- On Aug. 2-7, you can attend a 6-day all-women’s mountaineering seminar and summit club of Mount Shuksan.
- June 27-30 climb Mt. Rainier via Disappointment Cleaver route with a group of strong women, led by professional female guides.
- IMG even allows you to customize a women’s trip with female guides. What’s not to love about this company or the opportunity?
Adventures for women are popping up everywhere. If there’s one you think we should have our eyes on, let us know. Share it with us in the comments below.