Renaissance Adventure Guides strives to offer its friends (i.e. clients) high quality adventure training and travel experiences in the areas of kayaking, avalanche safety, group programs and Costa Rican Adventures. We build relationships that last for years and memories that last a lifetime. Many of our friends come back year after year to experience a new place and/or activity, some bringing along other members of their families to share in the escapade. Experiences shared on a Renaissance activity will bring you home invigorated and oftentimes with a different perspective on life. Our ethics are of the highest quality, allowing our friends and partner companies to trust us. We continue to move forward in our vision to leave the world a better place.
Lyle Phetteplace, managing partner, has a strong background as a master kayak teacher and has propelled Renaissance Adventure Guides to become the leader in Colorado kayaking instruction for the public and for instructor training. Over the years, we have added the popular kid’s camps as well as the Kayakers River Pass for those who have taken beginning lessons and would like to move forward. Additionally, we have expanded our group programs to include many non-profits such as Epic Experience, First Descents, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, I have a Dream Foundation, Team River Runners and many other amazing groups.
During the cold winter months, we offer Level I and II avalanche safety courses created by the American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education (AIARE). These classes begin in a warm classroom, but the real experience and fun takes place in the back country wonderland of Rocky Mountain National Park. Whether you ski, telemark, alpine tour, snowshoe or simply walk the packed trails during the winter, you should venture out prepared and educated. Once we have had enough of the cold, we head South, offering customized or group trips to Costa Rica. These trips include warm water kayaking, zip-ling through the jungle, hiking to the top of an awe-inspiring volcano and sea kayak tours among the mangrove trees. When it is time to relax we spend time walking the sandy beaches or rejuvenating in the hot springs.
With more than ten years of experience, Renaissance Adventure Guides has become a well-recognized name in the adventure travel and training industry. Our quality of service and commitment to providing rejuvenating holiday adventures is of the highest caliber. We endeavor to refine and grow our business with a solid commitment to our core values of fun, safety, discovery and sustainability. Group sizes are always kept small to maximize the quality of the product. Whether kayaking on the Colorado River or through the jungle of Costa Rica, new trips are always in the works and you never know where Renaissance Adventure Guides will head next. Through it all, you can count on Renaissance to provide high-quality, life enriching and off the beaten path experiences.