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: 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 |
based: Basque Country, Spain
Exclusive small group farmhouse walking holidays in the Spanish Pyrenees as reviewed by the Guardian, Observer and Daily Mail. Guided and unguided weeks immerse guests in the Basque mountain culture with private dinner parties, wine tastings, music concerts and Basque festivals. Spanish immersion courses and creativity retreats also available.
| walk/trek/hike | unguided walking | gastronomic | spanish language | retreats | historical tours | Spain |
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 |
TourRadar – Hiking & Trekking
A dedicated selection of walking, hiking and trekking holidays in locations right across the globe. Whatever your style, be it a demanding ascent of a trekking peak or a relaxed spiritual journey. Select from: mountain tours, winter walking, attraction-based hikes, coastal walking, spiritual tours, point-to-point trips, self-guided hikes or treks centered around the desert, jungle or wildlife.
| walk/trek/hike | trekking peaks | unguided walking | winter walking | Worldwide |
Adventures in Good Company
based: Maryland, USA
Women's adventure travel and active trips, including canoeing, hiking, kayaking and multisport.
| women | walk/trek/hike | sea kayaking/canoeing | Worldwide |
based: Cuczo, Peru
Holidays and escorted tours around Peru and South America including Brazil, Chile, Argentina, Ecuador, Galapagos Islands ...
| walk/trek/hike | historical tours | animals/safari | mountaineering | South America | Central America |
based: Wyoming, USA
Aconcagua, Alps, Antarctica, Bolivia, South America and Patagonia expedition guides and mountain climbing outfitters.
| mountaineering | mountain guides | walk/trek/hike | climbing/scrambling | ski mountaineering/touring | expeditions | Alaska | South America |
based: Vermont, USA
Country Walkers offer a range of curated walking and hiking tours, they are recognized as one of the leading US providers of walking adventures worldwide.
| walk/trek/hike | USA | Worldwide |
Midnight Sun Adventure Travel
based: British Colombia, Canada
Small group camping tours of Alaska, Yukon Territory, Canadian Rocky Mountains and Vancouver Island.
| walk/trek/hike | multi-activity | ethical/ecotourism | groups | N America |
World-class trekking and hiking destinations all over the USA from the desert, to the canyons, and the mountains to the seashores. Also international destinations like Kilimanjaro, Iceland, the Alps, Peru and Patagonia.
| walk/trek/hike | USA | Worldwide |
PERU: Inca Trail, Machu Picchu & related trekking
The ancient Inca trail, to the roof of the Andes and ending at the mesmerizing ruins 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: