Bridge Overseas Ltd
based: West Glamorgan, Wales, UK
Friendly themed leisure holidays for over 50s, including organised duplicate bridge/whist, bowls, walking and golf. ATOL protected and TTA bonded, so your holiday is in safe hands. Travel Agent/Tour Operator with over 23 years experience, who can assist with all aspects of holidays and travel. Freephone number for friendly, professional assistance. Single travellers and groups welcome.
| bridge/whist | bowling | walk/trek/hike | golf | seniors/silver surfers | groups | singles | Europe | Spain | Cyprus | Slovenia |
based: West Sussex, UK
Epic Morocco are experts in tailor-made adventure travel and trekking holidays in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco, also mountain biking, horse riding, surf camps and marathon running training camps.
| walk/trek/hike | mountain biking | horse trail riding | surfing | running/athletics | Morocco |
Explore Featured Site
Established specialist in small group trekking and walking holidays Worldwide. Explore offer guided point-to-point treks; centre based trips with day walking; winter walking tours; peak bagging; trekking at altitude, including top trekking peaks; and self-guided walking and hiking holidays.
| walk/trek/hike | trekking peaks | unguided walking | winter walking | Europe | Africa | South America | Asia | Worldwide |
Eurocamp – Walking Holidays
Selected Eurocamp parcs in areas of outstanding natural beauty in France, Austria and Switzerland, ideal bases for guided and unguided walking and hiking. Some offer their own bespoke graded walking routes for self-led walks, others offer guided walking tours.
| walk/trek/hike | unguided walking | France | Switzerland | Austria |
G Adventures Featured Site
based: Canada, London & Worldwide
Guided hiking and trekking with opportunities for everything from challenging mountain hikes to pleasant strolls – including top trekking destinations such as Kilimanjaro, Everest Base Camp, Patagonia and the Inca Trail, as well as heaps of other iconic treks and lesser known walks Worldwide.
| walk/trek/hike | trekking peaks | Europe | Africa | South America | Asia | Worldwide |
based: London, UK; Illinois, USA & New Delhi, India
Luxury bespoke tours to India. Greaves tailor-made itineraries include: forts and palaces; wildlife holidays; honeymoons; trips by train; walking tours; spa breaks; family trips; beaches and islands; and private plane tours in India and beyond, in Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Nepal, the Maldives and the Islands of the Indian Ocean.
| tailor made | animals/safari | walk/trek/hike | spas | railway tours | light aircraft | weddings/honeymoons | India | Bhutan | Sri Lanka | Nepal | Maldives |
Headwater Featured Site
Wide choice of self-guided and guided walking holidays in France, Italy, Spain, central Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean. Treks for all levels from easy country rambles to challenging mountain hikes and gorge or ridge walks. Guided holidays are in small groups using an experienced local guide.
| walk/trek/hike | unguided walking | winter walking | wintersports multi-activity | Europe | South America | Caribbean |
based: East Sussex, UK
Specialist tour operator providing adventure tours, safaris, trekking and expeditions to Himalayan countries (Nepal, India, Bhutan and Tibet). Himalayan Footsteps are run by a team of UK and Nepali people with a wide experience and genuine knowledge of the places, activities and trips they offer.
| walk/trek/hike | mountaineering | expeditions | trekking peaks | mountain biking | motorcycling | meditation | singles holidays | animals/safaris | Nepal | India | Bhutan | Tibet |
based: Umbria, Italy
Everyone from young to senior will enjoy La Serena's luxurious, comfortable accommodation. Hosts, Steph and Derek, have a real commitment to fulfilling guests holiday needs. They specialise in walking and driving tours, local food and wine excursions, outings to local festivals as well as several special interest holidays: dressmaking, Italian baking, etc.
| dressmaking/tailoring | cookery | gastronomic | olive picking/harvest | walk/trek/hike | yoga | chocolate | team building/management training | for people with a disability | seniors/silver surfers | Christmas/New Year | Italy |
based: Quito, Pichincha, Ecuador
South America tours and travel to Peru, Ecuador, Bolivia, Galapagos Islands – Amazon river cruises, Machu Picchu trips, custom vacations for groups and individuals. Active adventure trips to Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Venezuela and Costa Rica with the focus on nature travel and cultural expeditions. Lodging, transportation, guides, other services for travel companies and travellers.
| river cruises | ocean cruises | walk/trek/hike | native peoples | animals/safari | archaeological tours | walking/trekking safaris | South America |
PERU: Inca Trail, Machu Picchu & related trekking
The ancient Inca trail, to the roof of the Andes and ending at the mesmerizing ruins of the city of Machu Picchu, is one of world's best-known trekking routes. So much so that there are several variations on the tours that include the Inca Trail's four-day trek – some include multisport, flight or rail options; or trip extension such as Lake Titicaca or Choquequirao.
There are also some interesting, scenic and challenging alternative trekking options in the same area of Peru. These include the Lares Trek, the Huayhuash Circuit, the Salkantay Trek and Choquequirao trekking all well worth consideration.
Walking, trekking and hiking for solo travellers
Guided group trekking, hiking and walking holidays make a excellent choice for people travelling on their own. Joining a group of like-minded people in a common pursuit is always a good idea if you seek company on your trip. Walking with a small group puts you a prime spot to chat and get to know fellow walkers, or to fall-back and walk on your own, as you wish.
The options are:
1) To join a dedicated singles walking holiday where everyone is in the same boat and where you'll often be able to have a single room without supplements.
2) Alternatively many general walking holiday operators make efforts to welcome single travellers on their trips. On many trips single rooms will be available at an extra cost if required. But, for singles not wanting to pay more, the general policy is that the tour operator will offer to room single people with another solo traveller of the same sex. Often, on this sort of trip, informal group meals are arranged as well.
Our top picks for walking holidays for singles now follow:
1) Dedicated singles walking holidays:
2) Selected operators who welcome singles: