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12 Trips for Accessible Travel That Don’t Involve a Coach Bus

Fodor's Logo By Molly Harris of Fodor's | Slide 1 of 12: Travelers to Spain can take to the skies for a hot air balloon ride above La Garrotxa Natural Park which features Catalonia’s volcanoes. With three-door baskets, the wheelchair accessible balloons fly for roughly an hour and a half while guests sip a glass of wine. For the land-bound, Accessible Spain hosts excursions to the top of the world’s third largest volcano, Mount Teide. In a wheelchair-accessible van, the 2,370-meter ascent from sea-level ventures through Las Cañadas National Park, which was also a filming location for Star Wars.

Travel is often freedom from our routine and a chance to see and experience something new, but for years, it has also been a privilege for the non-disabled. More than 1 billion people worldwide have a disability and more than 2 billion are caregivers. Fifty percent of people with disabilities agree that they would travel more if they were sure their needs would be met. Some operators are, however, greatly simplifying travel by planning comprehensive trips and itineraries for the adventurous and the culturally-minded. While advice is largely shared among the differently-abled community, we have gathered some of the best and most adventurous trips that make accessible travel widely available.

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