- What is a Vela Adventure?
Women are busy and we know first-hand that our time is a valuable thing. We also know that women want to rock climb and paddleboard and whitewater raft and snowshoe and sometimes we don’t want to do it alone. So, we take fun and exciting Colorado adventures and plan every single detail for the day. We also throw in five-star perks and little surprises to make your day truly memorable. You literally show up and let us handle the rest.
- How do I join a Vela Adventures outing?
Check out our latest calendar under our Outings + Services page. We typically offer two or more outings per month. When you find the outing you’ve been dying to try simply click on the “Buy Now” link and add to your cart.
- Do I need a membership to participate in a Vela
Nope! You just select each adventure you want to join and reserve your spot through our safe and secure payment system.
- What is included in a Vela Adventures outing?
Everything! Your gourmet lunch, professional instruction, any necessary equipment, guide gratuity, water, a selection of beverages, snacks, a photo link, sunscreen, lip balm, hand sanitizer, Kleenex…pretty much anything you need is covered.
- What is a Vela Concierge?
Vela Adventures is very, very, VERY dedicated to providing you with a five-star experience. We know your time is valuable and you are trusting us to ensure your time and money are well spent. Your Vela Concierge is a Vela Adventures employee who is with you during every step of your outing to handle every detail of the day. Your concierge has confirmed your lunch order, has met your professional guide at the meeting spot before you get there, has all snacks and water at the ready and takes photos of you kicking butt. In a nutshell, your concierge is there to make sure you are taken of and that your outing is a five-star experience.
- How many people typically join each outing?
We know friendships are more easily formed in an intimate setting. We like to keep our outings small and typically have six women to one Vela Concierge. The largest number in any outing would be 12 with two Vela Concierges on-hand. However, each outing number also differs based on the adventure. For instance, rock climbing works best with five or less women while standup paddleboarding is great with up to 12 women.
- Do most of the women participating in the outing
know each other?
No! Usually, the day starts out with a group of like-minded strangers who want to experience a fun Colorado adventure but didn’t want to do it alone. By the end of the day, this group of women are friends with that special bond of conquering a challenge. We have had women who met on one of our outings become great friends meeting for drinks, dinner and playdates. Witnessing these new friendships is the best part of our job.
- Do you organize private parties?
Heck yes! We love planning private adventures for birthdays, bachelorette parties, girls’ day out and corporate wellness. We tailor each outing to meet your adventure and pampering aspirations and we provide special touches like champagne toasts, framed photos, personalized menus and creative favors to make your day extra special! Email us at info@velaadventures to get the ball rolling!
- What makes Vela Adventures different from a
meet-up or other Colorado adventure company?
The Vela Adventures’ owners are passionate about making sure every single detail is taken care of and that your day runs like clock-work. We prescreen every instructor and take time to build relationships with them. We participate in each and every outing before you do so we can ensure it’s a high-quality experience. We scout locations, we pre-check water conditions, snow conditions, weather forecasts and plan accordingly so you don’t have to. Our goal is to challenge you and then pamper you with five-star perks like grabbing your custom coffee order, bringing linens and fresh flowers for lunch and adding spa services, wine tastings, yoga or champagne toasts to make your day extra special.
- What if I need to cancel?
We know life is always throwing little surprises our way and understand plans change. We require full payment at the time of booking an outing. With up to 7 days notice, we provide a full refund. However, with less than 7 days notice we do not provide a refund.
- What if it rains or snows?
Unless you hear from us, plan on an adventure that may get you a little wet. We monitor the weather conditions and will look for a great Plan B in the event the weather doesn't cooperate. We will send recommendations for what to wear for the elements to ensure we have a great experience.