Above Swaledale, walking in England
15 Traveller Favourite Active Travel Trips
Browse these beloved UTracks Traveller walking and cycling holidays
Wondering where to go in Europe on your next holiday? And whether to walk or cycle? These decisions can be difficult so we've made some lists of traveller favourites.
Activate the kids on our Mont Blanc Family Walk
TOP FOR FAMILIES
Mont Blanc Family Adventure
: You simply can’t beat a walk around Europe’s most famous massif, especially if you bring along the kids and some donkeys! Replace the screen time with some green time when you walk between Italy and France to experience this alpine wonderland.
Croatia Family Adventure
: Sun, cycling, history, swimming, walking, sightseeing – did we leave anything out? This trip has all the essential ingredients for a healthy and fun active family holiday in the Mediterranean.
Catalonia by Bike for Families:
The Spanish region that inspired the likes of Salvador Dali and Gaudi will also arouse the imaginations of the young ones. Enjoy farm stays, cycling, beaches, incredible food and fascinating villages on this active European family holiday.
Cycling in Puglia, Italy
TOP FOR CYCLING
The close proximity to so many wonderful sights, from historic coastal villages to crumbling towns, all supported by spectacular scenery and impressive hotels, makes Italy’s gateway to the Orient one of the countries – and Europe’s - best cycling destinations.
The Way of St James by Bike:
Pilgrims ready for a challenge will relish the 700km ride from the picturesque village of Le Puy to the foothills of the Pyrenees on this 15 day self guided ride along the Via Podensis, the French Way of St James.
Danube Cycle - Belgrade to Bucharest:
Try something different in 2015. Step back to old world Europe on our guided cycle trip along the Danube from Serbia to the Iron Gates in Romania. Traditional villages, rustic cuisine and quiet trails will be welcomed by travellers keen to truly explore.
Walkers on the Coast to Coast, England
TOP FOR WALKERS
Coast to Coast Walk: Wainwright’s classic route is a bucket-lister for anyone ticking off the world’s best walks. Here is a good, solid hike right across England traversing classic scenery such as the Lakes District and Yorkshire Dales.
Camino - Sarria to Santiago:
We offer many stages along the Camino in Spain, France and Portugal but this one is easily the most popular. Hike only the final 110kms to the cathedral city of Santiago de Compostela - and still earn the pilgrims certificate for your efforts!
For sheer spectacular, diverse and outstanding beauty, look no further. This rewarding trek from the heart of Corsica to the stunning west coast, with its vibrant red cliffs at the Calanques of Piana, offers some of the best – if not the best - hiking in Europe.
Tapas bar in Pamplona
TOP FOR FOODIES
Piedmont: Land of Barolo and Barbera: Italy’s unofficial food capital is home to some of the country’s most prestigious wines, a prized white truffle, tasty cheeses and mouth-watering cuisine. Combine this with splendid villages, castles and feudal towers and you have one amazing culinary walking journey.
Food Lovers series of trips:
Wine, dine, walk and talk with like minded souls in the pilgrimage trails of Italy’s Via Francigena, Spain’s Camino de Santiago or France's the French Way of St James. Be treated to Michelin starred restaurants, impressive hiking trails, rich history and time in some of Europe’s most amazing cities.
Normandy on Foot:
Perhaps the best example of ‘paddock to plate’ cuisine in France. Enjoy internationally renowned cheeses, first class seafood, exquisite ciders and calvados as well as classic crepes and pastries. Luckily, there are equally enticing walks every day to ensure the waistline doesn’t suffer!
Our Turkey Walk & Sail is one of the best ways to experience the coast
TOP BOAT BASED TRIPS
Danube Explorer to Budapest:
Travel by bike and boat from Germany via Austria and Slovakia to Hungary. Encounter the charming cities of Vienna and Budapest, cycle through the Wachau wine region and enjoy life along the banks of the famous Danube.
Turkey Walk and Cruise:
Discover the Turkey that few others ever see. Visit shepherds' huts, encounter ancient ruins, anchor in stunning, secluded bays and walk along well thought out hiking trails to appreciate and absorb the magic of the stunning Lycian ‘Turquoise’ coastline.
Belgium Bike and Barge:
New for 2015, this trip is indulgence on every level. Sample the beer and mussels between Bruges and Brussels as well as the famous chocolates, towns oozing in historic charm and fantastic cycling while staying on superb barge accommodation.
Did your favourite walking or cycling trip make our list? Let us know in the comments.