Why Take A Self-Guided Walking Holiday?

Why Take A Self-Guided Walking Holiday?

A self-guided walking holiday has grown in popularity over the years, with more and more people booking one as time goes by. Many people enjoy the freedom of self-guided, as it means they can go at their own pace, while others appreciate the more competitive pricing – self-guided holidays will be cheaper than guided.

For those who haven’t got much experience with self-guided walking holidays, a self-guided trip has a set route that you will travel over a set amount of days. You have breakfast, transfers, baggage, an Information dossier with maps and routes, 24-hour telephone support and taxes included within the package holiday (depending on the provider, other things will or will not be included, so make sure you read the information packs).

The whole trip is great fun and targeted at people who want to be active whilst exploring new destinations, like this West Highland Way in 7 Days from Milngavie. To help you learn more about self-guided walking holidays, we have put a guide together on why you should take one.

Travel at your own pace 

One of the key reasons people book a self-guided walking holiday is that it reduces the pressure on you when compared to a guided breakaway. By being self-guided, you can walk at your own pace, take breaks when you need to and work towards your own times. There is no pressure to keep up with other group members or complete the hike in a set amount of time. You can eat when you fancy and have a drink break when it works for you.

Competitive Pricing 

If we are honest we all love a great price, and a self-guided tour is just that. Because you will be hiking without a group, the pricing tends to be more competitive, helping you save some money. There are so many different tours, that when booking your tour you can find one that works to your financial capabilities. Financial options are available with some suppliers, allowing you to pay them monthly before you go on your trip.

Made to measure trips 

If you are looking at the self-guided route, you will benefit from more flexibility when it comes to planning your holiday. A lot of companies will be able to design the hike towards your tastes and requirements, meaning you can skip the things you don’t fancy that you wouldn’t be able to do on a guided tour. The best way to get a quote is to pick up the phone and speak to a company like Orbis Ways as they will be able to customise a quote for you. Once you have a quote and a rough idea of the trip you would like to take, you can then make adjustments before confirming.

Self-guided tours are so much fun and you won’t regret going on one – we bet you will want to book another once you’ve finished your first adventure. What benefits would you suggest a self-guided tour get? Which of the tips above did you find most useful? Let us know in the comment box below.