Cycling past vineyards in the Alsace region of France Hiking along the Alpine Pass Route |  <i>Andrew Bain</i> Electric bikes are available on most Cycle & Sail trips in Greece and Croatia Walking along the Camino in Galicia |  <i>@timcharody</i> Experience the tulips during Spring when they are in bloom |  <i>Richard Tulloch</i> Views of Freney Pillar on the Tour du Mont Blanc |  <i>Sarah Hunt</i> Barge departing Venice on our Veneto by Bike and Boat trip Cycling through rural landscapes on Saaremaa Island, Estonia |  <i>Gesine Cheung</i>

Self Guided or Small Group Walking & Cycling Trips

Explore Europe the way you want

UTracks' active European trips are all about you plus the tracks that you want to explore.

Our specially crafted itineraries are not limited to the popular trails in Mont Blanc or walking the iconic Camino in Spain, France or Portugal. With more than 450 itineraries, we have every pocket of Europe covered, from self-guided walks through Tuscany, self-guided cycle itineraries through famous wine regions and guided food lover tours in Spain, Italy and France, to Bike & Barge itineraries along the continent's scenic rivers and canals and Cycle & Sail trips in the Mediterranean. Whether it's hiking along remote mountain paths in Romania, walking on glaciers in Iceland, a masterclass in making Russian dumplings or following cycle trails along the Baltic coastline, we're constantly creating new active European trips that showcase the gems of each region - at the best possible value. 

Haweswater lake lunch stop, Lake District, England |  <i>Sylvia van der Peet</i> Kids enjoying the family ride in Holland |  <i>Vicki Wasilewska Fletcher</i> A family hiking in the Alps |  <i>Thomas Larner</i> Enjoying the magnificent views on the Costa Verde The beautiful Dalmation Coast, Croatia |  <i>Kate Baker</i> Cycling the Via Francigena near San Gimignano

Choose Your Preferred Travel Style

  • Self Guided Trips

    Got a good sense of direction? Want to travel at your own pace or even challenge yourself a little?

    A self-guided active holiday is ideal for independent travellers who love the freedom of exploring at their own pace but with all the logistics sorted. We have centre-based walking and cycling itineraries which are great for families, bike and boat itineraries for first-timers and alpine treks for the more adventurous (of course, trips in mountainous terrain require previous outdoor experience and basic contour map reading and orientation skills).

    Whether it's a relaxing cycle along the Danube or hiking across Corsica, we'll provide you with detailed maps, directions and seven day local support in addition to handling all the necessary support and planning, from booking accommodation and transferring your luggage each day to supplying rental bikes and providing local insights. 

    Best of all, many of our self-guided tours depart daily, giving you greater flexibility when planning your European holiday.

  • Guided Small Groups

    Prefer the company of others?

    Your multi-lingual local guide will work tirelessly to tailor the trip to your interests while ensuring your holiday runs smoothly. Enjoy the benefits of an experienced local guide, whose passion is to bring to life the culture and history of the region, and enjoy the company of kindred spirits with similar interests on a Guided Small Group trip. 

    Depending on the chosen trip, group sizes generally vary from 6 to 22 people. Groups on boat-based trips are often slightly larger.   

  • Centre Based

    Be treated like family and unpack just once when you stay at the same accommodation for the duration of your trip. These 'star' holidays allow full immersion in areas with a range of cycle or walking routes that can be completed in a day or less right on your doorstep.

  • Active Boat Based Trips

    Walk or cycle during the day with a group or on a self-guided itinerary, then return to the comfort of your floating accommodation each evening and share stories about the day's adventures over a glass of local wine or beer with fellow passengers. Wake up to a new sunrise in a different location every day before embarking on a new adventure along dramatic mountain cliffs or winding rivers and through ancient villages, ruins and landscapes. 

  • Family Friendly Trips

    Our range of dedicated Family Adventures include specially selected accommodation with family rooms and swimming pools and/or gardens, achievable routes for even the littlest family members, and a variety of bike options for children.  

  • Food Lovers' Trips

    Taste your way through regions that are renowned for their culinary delights . Sample the true flavours of Europe as you journey along ancient routes by foot, visiting local producers and sampling a range of culinary treats including truffles, cheese and wine on daily excursions. Dine in century-old family-run restaurants and experience the very best in fine dining on a guilt-free active holiday.

  • Rambler Walks

    Break down the big walks of Europe into manageable sections by incorporating extra days into some of our most iconic hikes. These trips afford travellers a more relaxed experience while opening up new doors for people who are not confident in their fitness ability or new to active holidays.



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