5 Self Guided Trips for Beginners

Five Ideal Self Guided Trips for Beginners

Considering an active self guided trip for the first time? Great news! There are many benefits to a self guided trip but if you’ve never done one before we completely understand if you have some hesitation.
 
✓ Most self-guided tours depart daily, giving you greater flexibility when planning your European holiday.
✓ Ideal for independent travellers who love the freedom of exploring at their own pace but with all the logistics sorted.
✓ The peace of mind that comes with complete backup and support.
✓ Self-guided trips are more affordable than group tours.
 
Below you will find a list of trips that we think are perfect for self guided trips for beginners – some of them absolute classic active European experiences. Following designated cycle ways and well-marked walking paths, these trips only require rudimentary experience in navigating or map reading.
 
It is also possible to organise a local guide to accompany you on a private guided tour if you do want an extra layer of cultural immersion.
 
Self guided cyclists on the Danube cycle path
Blue Danube Cycle: Follow the waltz of the Blue Danube, from the medieval German town of Passau to grand Vienna, and discover the lively history of one of Europe's most important rivers.
 
The Camino is an ideal self guided trip for beginners
The Spanish and Portuguese Camino walks: Walk the entire Camino trail or choose smaller sections to suit your interests. With many options departing daily, flexibility takes on a whole new meaning to this style of organised travel.
 
Signs are everywhere along the Cinque Terre walking trails
 
Cinque Terre: This centre based trip (you return to the same accommodation each night) on the stunning Ligurian Coast offers a multitude of walking options to suit your ability.
 Self Guided trips for beginners: Backroads to Venice
Backroads to Venice: Cycle from the heady heights of the Dolomites to the famous canal city of Venice following a dedicated series of cycle ways and a route made even easier thanks to our own trip route markings.
 
Denmark trails ideal for self guided beginners
 
Berlin to Copenhagen Cycle: You might actually find it more difficult to drive between Germany and Denmark than to follow the dedicated cycle path and connect a few ferries and trains. If you need more ideas, just call our team and they will be happy to help you choose the right self guided trip for you.
 

 
Have you been on a self guided tour before? What was it like? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.
 
  
Self Guided, Spain, Austria, Italy, Cinque Terre, Germany, Denmark, Portugal, France

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Lilly

My amazing mum and I are coming over to Europe in July. We're going to do your self-guided cycle from Vienna to Budapest, and a self-guided hike in Romania. We are really looking forward to it!!!

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