European Summer 2020: Tour Reviews

2020 summer holiday reviews | Hadrian's Wall | John Millen
2020 summer holiday reviews | Hadrian's Wall | John Millen

European Summer 2020: Tour Reviews

With the start of 2021 we said farewell to one of the most unusual summer seasons in European history. Use this article filled with travel reviews to reflect on how people fared while walking and cycling Europe's trails during the unprecedented summer of 2020.
It's no secret that travelling during 2020 was a different experience. We have enacted Covid-19 safety measures on all of our active holidays, which includes health declaration forms, social distancing requirements, rigorous hygiene standards and current advice from government health officials. Learn more about our health guidelines here.
If you've been unable to travel during 2020 we can only imagine how itchy your feet are. With our worry-free booking guarantee you can plan your 2021 travels with peace of mind. The flexible booking conditions for holidays in 2021 allow you to book with confidence because if the trip doesn't work out, you won't lose out. Click here for the full details.

Hadrians Wall Hike self guided hiking tour

"Hadrian's Walk Hike.

My son and I walked the entire 84 miles from Newcastle to Carlisle during the pandemic period and had no issues at all. 

Trek was absolutely stunning once we got out of Newcastle with fantastic views along the entire route and  B&Bs provided a cooked breakfast plus packed lunch if we wanted. 

I would absolutely recommend this trek."
> Pravin walked the 8 day Hadrians Walk Hike in August, 2020. There's also a 10 day version if you'd like to have more time to smell the roses along the way.
Take a walk back through history along Hadrian's Wall, England

Mont Blanc Family Adventure

"The mont blanc family adventure tour was trully awesome! Amongst very pretty nature, mules, group full of positivity and very accomodating friendly guide! We worried a little if we had sufficient fitness level before the trip, but the group pace accomodated for all levels and of course animal needs. 
One of a kind experience, totally inspired to do one more with utracks next year in a different location. Particular thanks to the trip advisers who helped with booking and preparation (the prep guide document was trully helpful) and of course our guide Fred!"
> View the Mont Blanc Family Adventure that starts in Italy and concludes in France. There's also a reverse family holiday from France to Italy.
Walking in the Alps around Mont Blanc

Camino: Sarria to Santiago self guided walking tour

"I would not call it a group tour, it was a self-walking Camino De Compostela trip. We could not enjoyed it more. Although, it was anticipated to be the busiest month for Camino, especially this part from Sarria to Santiago, last 115 km, it was truly not. Due to the pandemic, it was much less people on the road and in the villages that we were passing through. UTracks was extremely efficient with preparing all documentation ahead of time and communicating every details to make our preparation very smooth. 

When we arrived at the starting point, package with all materials was already awaiting us. From the begging to the end point, we were invisibly guided daily with detailed maps and narratives, providing not only information for major stop points on the road, but various detours. We had not experienced any issues with hotels, luggage pick-up and delivery or eating arrangements. 

It was not an easy time as you have to follow the rules, such as wearing masks when entering populated places or resting points, keeping social distancing. But I would say, everyone was playing their roles to the script and we had not experienced any special discomfort or inconvenience. 

It was a great value for the price. Also hotels were very basic, service was impeccable and if you want a higher-end hotels, it should be a different price. We got upgrades in two places and were very happy about it. 

I would definitely continue to work with UTracks in our future travels. Hight recommend this company. Thank you for making our trip memorable and giving us an incredible experience. 
Viktoriya and Paul"
> Viktoriya and Paul travelled on the self guided Camino: Sarria to Santiago tour in August 2020. Learn more about why walking the Camino de Santiago in 2021/22 during a Jacobean Holy Year is even more meaningful.
Pilgrims walking the Camino in Spain |  <i>Sue Finn</i>

> Cycle the Alentejo to the Algarve Tour, Portugal

"Our holiday was booked at the last minute and the location was changed due to quarantine restrictions. UTracks were great at sorting this out for us. I loved the cycling and the opportunity to see the Portugese countryside. It's a lovely holiday if you don't want to lie on the beach everyday. I recommend UTracks and hope to take another of their holidays soon."
> Frances did the Cycle the Alentejo to the Algarve self guided tour in Portugal in August, 2020. 
The white village of Zambujeira do Mar along the Rota Vicentina |  <i>John Millen</i>

We can't wait to resume exploring Europe either. Take a look at our worry-free booking guarantee which allows you to book trips with confidence in 2021. With our flexible booking conditions, if the trip doesn't work out, you won't lose out.
Looking for an autumn break in 2021? Find here plenty of places to explore during the leaf peeping season.
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