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National Geographic Selects Timberline Adventures for
“Tours of a Lifetime”

WASHINGTON (Feb 14, 2014) -- Timberline Adventure’s Columbia River Gorge tour has been selected as one of National Geographic Traveler’s “Tours of a Lifetime” .In addition to this latest honor, National Geographic selected Timberline Adventures as one of the “Best Adventure Travel Companies on Earth”.

The golden age of exploration continues: 125 years after the birth of National Geographic explorers continue to extend the frontiers of geography and science. Travelers have joined the movement, pushing beyond the boundaries of mainstream tourism, exploring the planet as never before. To commemorate the occasion, National Geographic scoured the globe for the guided trips that best embody this inquisitive spirit for Traveler's eighth annual "Tours of a Lifetime."

The selection process was competitive and the editorial team worked long and hard to find 2013’s most authentic, most innovative, most immersive, best-guided, and most sustainable tours.

“This year marks the 125th anniversary of the National Geographic Society. Timberline Adventure’s Columbia River Gorge capture that spirit of exploration,” says executive editor Norie Quintos. “They push the boundaries of mainstream tourism”

The Columbia River Gorge’s geological and historical significance is palpable on this series of hikes in and around the gorge’s summits, past dozens of towering waterfalls, awesome alpine vistas, and come spring, riotous wildflower displays. Stays at the Columbia River Inn and historic Timberline Lodge add an exclamation point to our stay in this hiker’s paradise.

Timberline Adventures is celebrating our 32th year. The company is a leader in active vacations. The company offers hiking and cycling adventure vacations across North America. In addition to the Columbia River Gorge tour, Timberline’s programs offer 72 Cycling and hiking tours across North America. The programs range from breathtaking rides down the California coast to tours of the Natchez Trace in the Southeast. In all, the company visits 37 National Parks each year.

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About Timberline Adventures

Timberline Adventures was rated by National Geographic Adventure as one of the Best Adventure Travel Companies on Earth. During our 31 years touring we have strived to incorporate invigorating exercise and picturesque scenery combined with pleasurable dining, and comfortable lodging.berline Adventures has been creating exceptional active travel experiences for 32 years and was recently recognized with the National Geographic 50 Tours of a Lifetime Award.

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About National Geographic Traveler Magazine

National Geographic Traveler: Nobody Knows This World Better. National Geographic Traveler is the world’s most widely read travel magazine. Published eight times a year, Traveler is available by subscription, on newsstands in the United States and Canada and digitally for tablets like the iPad (on Zinio) and Nook (at Its website offers inspiring and authoritative digital content including trip ideas, photo galleries and blogs. It also houses travel apps, including 50 Places of a Lifetime that showcases the world’s greatest destinations handpicked by National Geographic’s family of globe-trotting contributors, and the award-winning National Parks app, filled with stunning pictures, maps and tips to explore America’s national parks.


Timberline Adventures
David Harris, 303-664-8388

National Geographic Traveler Magazine
Heather Wyatt, Traveler’s communications director ( or 212-610-5535)

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