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Your dates. Your group. Our expertly-designed itinerary.
Tailored to your interests, a bespoke travel experience.
Combines the hallmarks of any B&R itinerary (excellent hotels and beautiful routes) with the freedom of pacing each day exactly the way you like.
Throughout the day, a knowledgeable local guide provides insider access and expert tips. At night, you can explore and dine on your own.
Our B&R guides are with you throughout, anticipating needs, translating languages, providing advice and—above all—facilitating fun.
We use premium hotels that are unique expressions of the region. Often they’ve had a previous life as a monastery or a castle, but in every case they offer an exceptionally comfortable stay.
These are stylish 4-star properties that offer a casual and comfortable stay. Often without a 24-hour concierge or room service, they tend to be smaller family-run hotels that are perfect for the region.
“I can’t say I really ‘work out,’ but I’m in good shape and am relatively active.”
“I enjoy a good walk or ride, and feel comfortable while on the move.”
“I get moving at least once a week, and don’t mind a little sweat.”
“I get moving a few times per week and enjoy some exertion.”
“I want to feel invigorated each day and going hard is how I like to do that.”
Created for Travel + Leisure
Marvel at desert landscapes and vivid colors you’ll see nowhere else in the serene and beautiful Sonoran Desert, easily one of the most beautiful places in America. Spend your days exploring the wonders of the desert, from the McDowell Mountains of Scottsdale to the Grand Canyon. Hike, cycle, and even kayak your way through varied terrain. Soar high with a bird’s-eye view of the Canyon, courtesy of a chartered flight over the widest and deepest part of the gorge. With over 300 days of sunshine every year, Arizona is the perfect place to find a sense of adventure and rejuvenation at once.
Created for the readers of Travel + Leisure, Butterfield & Robinson has crafted a series of T+L Great Adventures to handpicked regions where unforgettable adventures await.
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Ready-to-Book private tours are designed to be enjoyed off-the-rack, but there is room for minor adjustments to fit the trip to your needs. If the gap is too great, then we’d be happy to tailor-make you a Bespoke trip from scratch. Simply tell us a few details about your group and select your preferred date. One of our Trip Designers will spring into action, confirming the details or exploring alternatives, over the next 48 hours.
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Day by Day
Arrive in Scottsdale and set out on a lovely warm-up hike for a first taste of the beautiful Sonoran Desert. Your guide will brief you on your upcoming adventures over dinner this evening.
This morning, you'll be treated to a private yoga session at your hotel with one of the Four Seasons’ top instructors. After lunch, pilot your own kayak down the flowing Salt River (keep an eye out for otters!).
Rise early to catch a glimpse of a gorgeous Arizona sunrise. Then, hit the trails for some mountain biking or road cycling in the scenic Sonoran—one of the greenest and most biodiverse deserts in the world
Take an unforgettable scenic flight over the Grand Canyon for jaw-dropping views of this natural wonder of the world. Continue with a hike to “Ooh Aah Point” (the name says it all), where the landscape opens up to a 360° panorama over the canyon.
Spend your final half-day hiking, biking or simply relaxing. Your guides will return you to the airport in time for your flight home.
Four Seasons Scottsdale, Troon North
Blending flawlessly with the surrounding environment, the Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North encompasses generously sized guest rooms, including luxury suites, in mostly one or two-storey adobe casitas. Capturing the vibrant tones of the desert in bloom and the purples, pinks and oranges of a Sonoran sunset, accommodation interiors feature custom furnishings—many sourced from Mexican artisans—and handmade art by Huichol Indians. View hotel website »
Knowing that you’ll need a little time to unwind, the editors of Travel + Leisure recommend a private yoga/meditation session at your hotel, the Four Seasons At Troon North, Scottsdale.T+L EDITOR’S ACTIVITY PICK
Travelling with B&R is an over-the-top experience. It seems that every moment from biking in the breathtaking countryside to the luxury hotels, the food, the wine, the other travellers, and the excellent guides—all are the most memorable. The hardest part of the trip is the return to reality!—Betsy Sampliner
We never wanted to be the biggest travel company in the world, just the best.
— George Butterfield
Daily biking distances usually vary from 16 to 40 km (10 to 25 mi.); the terrain is generally rolling. The hikes range from 5 to 10 km (3 to 6 mi.) with longer and shorter options available.
“I enjoy going for a good walk or ride and can even handle an incline or two.”
Relatively flat but will include inclines and the occasional climb or two.Read more on our Activity Levels
What’s included? Everything you need. Plus everything you’d
want. Plus a few things you never knew you wanted ‘til you got them.
In a word: everything. In ninety words? Signature B&R guides; local experts; unique, unforgettable biking and walking routes; private tours; authentic local cuisine; lessons and demonstrations; local artisanal wines; wine tastings; all victuals and libations; all the endorphins you can handle; new insight; interesting, fun and like-minded travel companions; a feeling of total freedom. In short: an extraordinary, hassle-free journey of discovery.
- All hotel accommodation
- 4 breakfasts, 4 lunches & 4 dinners, with wine (as selected by B&R)
- Services of B&R guide(s) and support vehicles
- Use of a comfortable hybrid and/or mountain bicycle and helmet
- All special events and private tours
- All transportation from rendezvous to drop-off (unless your private plane is used for air transfers)
- All baggage transportation
- All gratuities for baggage, porters and hotel service
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And your mind? Totally and utterly blown.
We craft extraordinary experiences, tailor made to meet
your every need, with every stitch of every day crafted
just the way you want it. Learn more about Bespoke