Hiking Tours and Walking Holidays for Small Groups
The best hiking paths and walking routes available, and the logistics to make a seamless walking holiday. The food is good, the inns are welcoming, and the sights divine!
These hiking adventures make exploring on foot extraordinarily enjoyable, whether you want the bouyant company of a small, guided group, or you prefer the independence of being self-guided; in both cases you will have the benefit of vehicle support. Walking tours are a great way to enjoy an active vacation, and can be richly rewarding. We aim to take you to special places, reachable only, or best, on foot. Join a group, or follow a self-guided route. Either way, we care about your walking or hiking experience, and all it entails. We often congregate for picnics and other delights but we rarely travel as a pack.
The guided groups are kept small – usually fewer than twelve, with a minimum of four except on a private basis. We propose scheduled dates, but are able to add new departures you can enjoy privately unless you would like us to invite others along.
On self-guided trips we move your luggage for you, transfer you along the route when planned, and are just a phone call away for suggestions or if you need help. Self-guided tours are available for as few as two participants, on any dates you choose.
Six nights; six days of hiking on small paths, quiet lanes, and the Cotswold Way. Experience gorgeous villages, wool churches, and escarpment views in England's largest Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Seven nights; six days. A walking tour from the banks of the Danube River on the outskirts of Budapest through the back bone of the Austro-Hungarian Empire to the royal city of Krakow. Visit five UNESCO World Heritage Sites, experience stunning panoramas from Slovakia’s highest peaks, and enjoy one of the best national trail systems in the world.
Six nights; six days of hikes on the East Coast Trail and remote footpaths near Trinity. Visit two of North America’s largest sea bird colonies, spot whales and icebergs, and enjoy Newfoundland culture on this multi day hiking adventure.
An easy five day, four night exploration of Western Cape Breton Island by bicycle or on foot. It follows the traffic-free Celtic Shores Coastal Trail, which is flat and very easy for both cycling and hiking. There is also one day of hilly hiking in the Mabou Highlands.
Seven nights; seven days of moderate to challenging hiking in the highlands of Switzerland. Travel by foot through hidden valleys, alpine lakes and flora, Swiss pines, and of course, edelweiss!
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You can book online 24/7. Your card will not be processed automatically, we will respond to confirm your booking as soon as we can (usually within 12h-48h).
You can call us anytime! We would love to chat with you about what we can do for you/your group. We are in the office Mon-Fri, 9-5, and sometimes on the weekends. If we miss you, leave us a message and we will return your call quickly.
Email us through a contact form on our website, or at adventure (at) freewheeling.ca. We would love to discuss your upcoming holiday, and will respond quickly to your inquiry.
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To help you choose an appropriate level of daily challenge, we use elevation profiles to represent the route, and a challenge-rating system using symbols from the skiing world. Many of you will already be familiar with it; If not, here is a brief explanation. Note that these classifications may vary with weather and/or road conditions, and you should always arrive with a sense of fun and adventure. If you are unsure, choose a guided trip. The vehicle support can help you get over any hill, and can turn even the most difficult trip into an easy one.
The easiest routes we offer, these are generally flat and cover relatively relaxed distances. You will be comfortable riding a hybrid bike, walking in sneakers, or paddling a light kayak, and will normally have time to take many photos and enjoy extended lunches.
This is primarily an easy route, but some days may fall into the moderate category. You can expect time to stop and smell the roses, but some of the rides may be on more hilly terrain.
Requiring moderate fitness levels, these cover terrain with hills and valleys, and tend to include distances of 50-80km (30-50mi.)/day cycling, or 3-6 hours of walking per day. Most Freewheeling Adventures fall into this category, and are suitable for most ability levels.
This is primarily a moderate route, suitable for most ability levels, but some days may be a little more challenging. You can expect some long distances, and/or some big climbs/descents.
The most challenging trips, these include longer distances, bigger hills, long hikes, exposed paddling, and full days of activity. We recommend a higher degree of fitness and training to make the most of the experience.
There is also a rare double black diamond, reserved for only the most difficult adventures.