UTracks Transitions to Virtual Active Travel

Hike Mont Blanc virtually
Hike Mont Blanc virtually

UTracks to Transition Virtual Active Travel

 
Since 2006, UTracks has been helping travellers explore Europe's backroads on walking and cycling holidays. 
 
However, over the past few years of unprecedentedness, virtual tourism has seen a sharp rise in popularity as travellers with itchy feet wanted to keep discovering Europe. 
 
This led to UTracks coining the new phrase: virtual active travel.
 
Cycling through the forest near Longarone |  <i>Rob Mills</i> Felling alive in the Dolomites |  <i>Tim Macartney-Snape</i> Pilgrims arriving into Santiago |  <i>Andreas Holland</i>
 
As it turns out, active travellers are happy with exploring Europe online.
 
So much so that UTracks has decided to transition all of their popular active holidays online.
 
Instead of rambling through charming English hamlets, cycling the Amalfi coastline, or hiking the Tour du Mont Blanc, travellers will be able to enjoy doing these experiences online.
 
"I walked the full Camino de Santiago while sitting on my couch," said one 'pilgrim', "then I received my Compostela Certificate over email. Straight from Spain - it's brilliant!"
 
"I was able to photoshop my face next to Neuschwanstein Castle in Germany. I can say I've been there now," said one virtual active traveller.
 
A 5-star review on the UTracks website gushed: "The whole family did a virtual bike and barge holiday down the Danube. The kids really got to broaden their horizons."
 
Hike Mont Blanc virtually
 
 
Virtual active travel works by using locals, formerly tour guides, who strap video cameras to their heads and do the trails themselves.
 
"I used to take groups of cyclists island-hopping throughout Dalmatia and show them our culture,' said Matej from Croatia, 'now I do the tour alone while they stay at home.'
 
'It's OK, I guess...the hardest part of the job now is describing the taste of warm buzara. I tell them to imagine smelling a stew of fresh mussels in a wine broth with garlic and breadcrumbs...
 
I don't know...sometimes you just have to be there."
 
Cycling in Croatia
 
The anticipated launch date of this new era for UTracks is in exactly one year's time, on 1 April 2023.
 

Happy April Fools' Day! 

 

 
 
If you would like to experience a walking or cycling tour in real life, our team of active travel experts are here to help. Feel free to get in touch.
 
With many restrictions in Europe easing, demand for travel during peak season is high so we highly recommend planning sooner rather than later.
 
 

 
Will you be seeing Europe on a virtual active holiday? Or would you rather explore Europe your way on a walking or cycling trip? Let us know in the comment section below.
 
  
Virtual Active Travel, April Fools, Did you get fooled?

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Allie Peden

Haha love this! Happy April Fools 🙃🤣

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