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 |
based: Sardinia, Italy
Active holidays specialist in Sardinia (Italy) offering cycling and mtb tours, hiking and multi-activity trips for every type of traveller – self-guided and guided. Cycle touring for beginners or families with children, to tours for expert mountain bikers looking for adventure. Also bike rental to scout Sardinia on your own.
| cycle touring | mountain biking | multi-activity | sea kayaking/canoeing | walk/trek/hike | unguided walking | family | Sardinia | Italy |
based: Occitanie–Languedoc, France
Get immersed in the French language and culture with a combination of tailor-made French courses and multi-activities. Choose the program that fits your professional and personal needs. While your French teacher accompanies you, taste French gastronomy, go hiking or horse-riding in the Mediterranean landscape, canoe on the lagoon, meet locals ...
| French language | tailor made | escorted tours | multi-activity | team building | cookery | wine | walk/trek/hike | horse/pony trekking | canoe/kayak | France |
based: Co Galway, Ireland
Small group tours in Ireland, from relaxed Jewel Tours to experience Ireland's most loved landmarks and off the beaten track hidden gems, to active Zest Tours that combine the Emerald Isle's stunning scenery with activities like walking, surfing, cycling, sailing, kayaking, kite surfing, horse riding and craft beer tasting.
| sightseeing | walk/trek/hike | canoe/kayak | day sailing | kitesurfing | surfing | cycle touring | horse/pony trekking | beer/pub | Ireland |
based: Perthshire, Scotland, UK
Perthshire Treks create high quality bespoke guided walking and hiking adventures in Scotland and in Perthshire in particular. They are based in Pitlochry, in the heart of Highland Perthshire. Guides are keen hillwalkers holding Summer Mountain Leader qualifications.
| walk/trek/hike | tailor-made | Scotland |
Saga Featured Site
based: Kent, UK
Escorted tours and guided walking trips created for mature travellers (50+). Includes UK and European walking holidays with carefully crafted itineraries that balance walking with relaxation.
| senior/silver surfers | singles | walk/trek/hike | UK | Europe |
based: Kent, UK
Inspirational mini-breaks for women of all ages, including creative workshops, country walks, historic house and garden visits, social activities and opportunities to make new friends, whilst staying in a boutique hotel in Tenterden in Kent, full-board, with everything arranged for you. Ideal for women on their own or with a family member/friend.
| women | retreats | gardening | painting/drawing | walk/trek/hike | murder mystery | sightseeing | self development | singles | seniors/silver surfers | for people with a disability | England |
South America Odyssey
based: London, UK
Tailor-made holidays and honeymoons to the South and Central America. South America Odyssey specialises in itineraries to Latin America including Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Peru, Ecuador, and Costa Rica.
| tailor-made | animals/safari | walk/trek/hike | trekking peaks | diving/snorkelling | horse/pony trekking | sailing (large boat/sail ship) | wedding/honeymoon | family | South America |
based: Buckinghamshire, UK
Fully customizable, tailor made, activity and adventure holidays in the mountains and great outdoors. Offering a wide range of trips for all seasons and a range of activity levels; trips for families, couples, friends groups, businesses, clubs or schools. From walking to wildlife and cycling to skiing and winter sports.
| tailor-made | multi-activity | walk/trek/hike | cycle touring | animals/safari | mountaineering | running/athletics | ski mountaineering/touring | cross-country skiing | ice climbing | snowshoeing | Europe |
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: