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Why Travel with UTracks

10 reasons to do a walking or cycling tour in Europe with UTracks

If you want your next active holiday to Europe to be extra special, be sure to consider UTracks to help you organise your walking, cycling or boat based tour. We've been planning vacations since 2006 and know how to deliver top quality walks and cycling trips that will immerse you completely in your surrounds.

Aside from these reasons why UTracks will make your trip better, you can also read our articles on our philosophy of Travel: Be In It (why active travel is good for everybody) and how UTracks is supporting Responsible Travel.

Read on to see how UTracks will make your next walking or cycling trip to Europe unforgettable.

  1. Active Holidays For Everyone

  2. Cycling or walking, 2-star or 4-star, small groups or self guided, land or sea – however you want to explore Europe, we have got a tour for you. Our trip lengths range from four to 50 days and cover a range of abilities. Each tour is clearly graded from introductory (1) to challenging (5) thanks to our honest trip grading system, so you can confidently choose a trip that suits you.

    Smiles all round when walking into mountain towns in France |  <i>Vincent Lamy</i>

  3. Making Europe Affordable

  4. Our walking and cycling trips in Europe are very, very affordable, including only what you need:

    Accommodation - choose from a range of options to suit your budget

    Many meals

    Luggage transfers on Self-Guided trips

    Maps and route directions on Self-Guided trips

    Bikes for cycle trips (including electric bikes)

    An experienced local guide for Guided trips

    The peace of mind that comes with complete backup and support

    Exact inclusions for each trip are outlined on each trip page

    Cycle Slovenia's Soca Valley |  <i>Tomo Jesenicnik</i>

  5. Follow Your Passions

    Families, foodies, history buffs, art fans,  travellers seeking a sense of achievement - just about anyone can find an exciting walking or cycling experience in Europe from our extensive range that suits their interests.
    Lunch break in the Dordogne |  <i>Alison Stewart</i>

  6. Choose the Trip You Want

  7. We’ve scoured Europe’s most remarkable landscapes and cultural hotspots to bring you a carefully crafted collection of more than 450 walking and cycling holidays to more than 35 European countries - and it keeps growing.

    Cruising down the winding roads towards the Bay of Kotor on the Croatia to Albania Coastal Cycle

  8. Experience Every Season

  9. Limited on dates? Whilst many of the continental programs operate between the European Spring and Autumn, there are many that operate all year round. We also have a special Winter tours program where you can go walking, cycling, snowshoeing or even see the magical Northern Lights.

    get affectionate with the dogs on a dogsled adventure in Lapland |  <i>Kate Baker</i>

  10. Explore Off The Beaten Track in Europe

  11. Thanks to our own local knowledge, as well as the expertise of handpicked local partners, many of our trips provide you with a genuine opportunity to discover the 'untrodden' trails of Europe, spanning postcard landscapes, centuries-old cultures, authentic rural lifestyles and tempting culinary delights.

    Receiving warm hospitality from the locals in Turkey

  12. Complete Backup & Support

  13. Whether you enjoy the travelling at your own pace with a set of comprehensive maps and route notes, or prefer the camaraderie of a small group of travellers and an expert guide, all trips come with reliable local back up and 24/7 support.

    Hike the Laugavegur Trail in the company of a small group and experienced guide

  14. Peace Of Mind with Real Service

  15. UTracks has offices in Australia, London, Canada and New Zealand, so you can speak to a real person to get your questions answered. Know exactly what’s included, where to meet, how to prepare for your tour and enjoy the peace of mind that comes with booking with a company that has a solid presence beyond the internet.

    Ready to hit the Camino trail! |  <i>Allie Peden</i>

  16. Flexible Departure Dates

  17. Many of our self guided tours begin on any day of the week allowing you to combine multiple tours to create your ideal active European getaway. Talk to us about creating your perfect self guided trip.

    A walker in Cappadocia, walking through the rock formations |  <i>Erin Williams</i>

  18. Single Travellers Welcome*

  19. All tours are priced on a twin share basis. Single travellers may be paired up with a person of the same sex on some of our guided trips. Other trips require payment of a single supplement, or if you are travelling solo a single traveller surcharge. Read about the differences here. *For your safety, not all of our Self Guided tours are available to single travellers.

Enjoying the scenery en-route to Asolo |  <i>Rob Mills</i>


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