Active Travel Tours

Hiking, biking and kayaking adventures across the world

Hungry to walk, hike, trek, bike, raft and kayak your way across the world's greatest destinations? No sweat. (Well, maybe a little.) You don't have to be a decathlete to take an Active trip, just someone with a healthy love for getting active and the outdoors.

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Cumbria & The Lake District (EEUL)

Europe United Kingdom

It’s difficult to not be charmed by the pastoral splendour of England’s fabled Lake District, a place that has inspired travellers and scribes alike for centuries. A favourite muse of Wordsworth, Coleridge and other romantic poets, this bucolic slice of paradise in northern England is the perfect place for a good, long, reflective stroll. Here, you’ll walk among the country’s tallest peaks to cozy villages in search of delicious pub fare made from the finest local produce, stay in unique lodgings, and enjoy the best that rural England can offer. Write your own ending.

Highlights: Hike in the Cumbrian Lake District, experience unique bunkhouse accommodation, indulge in delicious local pub food

Promotions Available! 7 days
From $799
$999
Travel Style:
Active
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Basic
Physical Grading:
4

Ecuador Multisport (SEEM)

South America Ecuador

Speed is the watchword for this high-adrenaline active tour around Ecuador. Across nine action-packed days, you’ll bike Cotopaxi (an Andean stratovolcano), raft down rushing rivers, trek the lush foothills of Baños, and much, much more. Best of all, you’ll always travel with an experienced and passionate CEO who knows the quickest and most scenic routes to wherever you’re headed. Remember, you’re here for a great time, not a long time; slather on that sunscreen, strap on your helmet and hit the road/trail/surf!

Highlights: Whitewater-raft in the Amazon, trek to an active volcano, soak in mountain hot springs, speed down Cotopaxi Volcano on a mountain bike.

9 days
From $899
Travel Style:
Active
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Standard
Physical Grading:
4

Cape of Good Hope Hike (DACH)

Africa South Africa

Sure, you could see South Africa from the back of a 4x4 on a safari, but there’s nothing like the feel of Table Mountain under your feet as you hike to the summit. Get your sweat on as you take the short, challenging hike up the mountain before continuing down into Cape Point National Park, enjoying the great views and variety of landscapes across South Africa. You’ll have the chance to immerse yourself in local village culture along the way, as well as visiting the African penguin sanctuary.

Highlights: Hike to the summit of Table Mountain, follow the Vlakkenberg Trail and climb to the summit of Swartkop, enjoy a delicious lunch in a local township, watch penguins on the beach in Simon's Town, walk among the rocky landscape of Cape Point National Park

Promotions Available! 7 days
From $1124
$1499
Travel Style:
Active
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Standard
Physical Grading:
4

Walk the Camino de Santiago (ESCS)

Europe Spain

If you’re looking to conduct your own pilgrimage – along a route filled with the beautiful countryside and rustic villages of Northern Spain – start here, at the Camino de Santiago. In this eight-day trip, you’ll complete the last 100km of the pilgrimage route to Santiago and receive a "compostela" certificate when you’re finished to prove your accomplishment. Refuel with tasty Spanish food and take the time to stop and smell the flowers – it’s active but at a slower, more picturesque pace.

Highlights: Walk through small villages and towns, enjoy hearty and well-cooked Spanish food, complete the last 100km of the pilgrim's trail and complete your pilgrim's pass, walk into the cathedral in Santiago de Compostela.

Promotions Available! 8 days
From $1274
$1499
Travel Style:
Active
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Standard
Physical Grading:
3

Walk the Great Wall of China (ACGA)

Asia China

Centuries after its construction, China’s Great Wall remains one of humankind’s engineering marvels. At over 21,000km (13,048 mi) in length, the Wall is a trip in and of itself. You won’t tackle the whole thing on this ten-day trek, but you’ll return home with a deeper understanding of the life that goes on around and upon it. The Beijing-to-Beijing route will take you to small villages that have stood for centuries in the shadow of this massive tribute to human will and introduce you to the cuisine, culture and history that make this one of China’s most captivating attractions. The Wall’s been standing for centuries. Isn’t it about time you turned up?

Highlights: Explore Beijing's Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square, trek along the Great Wall, sleep on the Wall and in rural villages, enjoy a traditional tea ceremony and tai chi lessons

10 days
From $1299
Travel Style:
Active
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Standard
Physical Grading:
4

Loire Valley Cycling (EFAA)

Europe France

Each summer, the Tour de France races across the country, giving a select group of very talented cyclists a chance to see the country from a blurry perspective. On this cycling tour of the Loire Valley, knowing the difference between a front derailleur and a rear dropout isn't necessary. Hop on one of our bikes and experience ornate châteaux, rustic markets, vineyards, and rural Gallic charm. Think of this as the perfect combination of slow food, fine wines, and remote country tracks – ideal for seeing the inspiring scenery.

Highlights: Cycle from one glorious château to the next, appreciate the lush Loire Valley scenery, visit local markets, taste wine in ancient vineyards, pedal through the "Garden of France".

8 days
From $1299
Travel Style:
Active
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Standard
Physical Grading:
3

Scottish Highlands Adventure (EUSE)

Europe Scotland

Scotland may be known for its whisky but it’s also overflowing with glens, rivers, and lochs that are waiting for the adventurous. This energetic seven-day trip offers a combination of hillwalking, adrenaline-sport options, and local culture. Test your nerves rafting the River Tay's waters and settle them again sampling the local whisky. Admire the views around Ben Vrackie, Glen Shee, and the best of the Scottish Highlands. This is a great option for the typically independent traveller wanting to get further afield in the rolling hills.

Highlights: Raft the River Tay, hike down glens and up bens, sample Scotland's finest export: whisky

7 days
From $1299
Travel Style:
Active
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Standard
Physical Grading:
3

New Zealand - Active North Island (ONNA)

Australia / Pacific New Zealand

The North Island of New Zealand is blessed with spectacular scenery, ranging from bubbling thermal pools to fast flowing rivers. The best way to see all of this? Get up close and personal. This itinerary includes biking out to the mud pools and thermal waters of Hotwater Beach, hiking the Tongariro Crossing - one of the world's most famous one day hikes - before jet boat and canoes provide the transport along the Whanganui River. Mix in some wild food, a traditional Hangi dinner and some hot spa action and this is the perfect active introduction to New Zealand.

Highlights: Cycle through Karangahake to Hotwater Beach, visit bubbling mud pools in a geothermal area, learn a traditional Maori greeting on the Marae, hike the Tongariro Crossing – one of the world's greatest one day hikes, canoe along the Whanganui River, rustle up a dinner from the wilds of New Zealand.

8 days
From $1599
Travel Style:
Active
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Basic
Physical Grading:
4

Ireland Hike, Bike & Raft (EQHB)

Europe Ireland

Ireland is well known for its rolling green hills – so why not get out there and bike them? On this active trip to the Emerald Isle, you’ll find plenty of adrenaline-filled activities that will get you into remote parts of the country and let you see this popular destination in a different way. Of course, there will still be plenty of chances for whiskey tasting and a pint at the pub as well. Get to know Ireland’s rugged side up close and personal.

Highlights: Sip the "Water of Life" at an Irish whiskey distillery, cycle around the rugged coastline of Slea Head, kayak through the clear waters of the lakes of Killarney, hike past picturesque villages and unspoilt countryside, drink a pint and listen to traditional music in a local pub.

7 days
From $1699
Travel Style:
Active
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Standard
Physical Grading:
3

Turkey Active Adventure (ETAI)

Europe Turkey

A bridge between continents and cultures, Turkey has always been a meeting place for travellers eager to exchange just about everything. That trend continues with this activity-heavy romp through southern Turkey. Swap your trusty walking stick for a bike and a kayak as you hike, pedal, paddle and ride your way through the steep canyons of the Lycian Way, past ancient ruins, around peaceful olive groves, and into small villages untouched by time in the valley's of Cappadocia. Exercise should always be this inspiring.

Highlights: Ride the valleys of Cappadocia on horseback, enjoy local hospitality in remote villages, go sea kayaking in spectacular coves, cycle from the mountains to the coast, trek the Lycian Way, hike through ruins and Turkish villages.

12 days
From $1699
Travel Style:
Active
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Standard
Physical Grading:
4

Cycle Burma (ABCA)

Asia Burma/Myanmar

You might not immediately associate Burma with cycling, but we think you’ll change your mind once you’ve taken this two-wheeled trek through ancient cities and beautiful gardens. Once you get off the bike, you’ll have the chance to hike through limestone caves and make a pilgrimage to Mt Popa. Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime experience to get active in a place that’s the furthest thing from your backyard.

Highlights: Bike around the villages and gardens of Inle Lake, visit the ancient cities of Ava and Amarapura, cycle around the incredible stupas in Bagan, hike through limestone caves at Pindaya, marvel at the pilgrimage site of Mt Popa.

14 days
From $3499
Travel Style:
Active
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Standard
Physical Grading:
4

New Zealand - Active South Island (ONSA)

Australia / Pacific New Zealand

New Zealand is the perfect place for adrenaline and activity, and there's nowhere in the country more suited to that than the South Island. On this two-week trip, cover the ground (or water) by sea kayak, boat, bike, and on foot. Explore Abel Tasman National Park, hike the Routeburn Track, glide along the waters of Milford Sound and take two wheels through the Rail Trail in Central Otago. If you're not out of breath just from reading all that, then it's time to start packing.

Highlights: Kayak in the waters of Abel Tasman National Park, trek through the wilds of the South Island's national parks, try exhilarating adventures in Queenstown, hike along the Routeburn Track, cross the spectacular Southern Alps, cycle along the remote rail trail in Central Otago.

15 days
From $3499
Travel Style:
Active
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Basic
Physical Grading:
4

Active New Zealand (ONAP)

Australia / Pacific New Zealand

If you're travelling to New Zealand, you wouldn't want to have to choose between the two islands. With all the activities you can choose from in each country, then you want to make the most of the chance to lose your breath. Across three weeks on two islands you can hike, kayak, cycle across this diverse land. There's also time for boat cruises and local culture, just to be sure you don't miss out on anything.

Highlights: Cycling through Karangahake gorge. Traditional Hangi dinner. Tongariro Alpine Crossing walk. Jet boat and canoeing along Whanganui River. Wild food dinner. Te Papa Museum. Ferry crossing to South Island. Water taxi to Abel Tasman. Sea kayak in Abel Tasman. Trek in Paparoa National Park. Cruise on Milford Sound. Cycling the Otago Rail Trail.

Promotions Available! 21 days
From $3999
$4999
Travel Style:
Active
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Basic
Physical Grading:
4
9 days
From $899

Ecuador Multisport (SEEM)

Promotions Available! 7 days
From $1124
$1499

Cape of Good Hope Hike (DACH)

Promotions Available! 8 days
From $1274
$1499

Walk the Camino de Santiago (ESCS)

10 days
From $1299

Walk the Great Wall of China (ACGA)

8 days
From $1299

Loire Valley Cycling (EFAA)

7 days
From $1299

Scottish Highlands Adventure (EUSE)

8 days
From $1599

New Zealand - Active North Island (ONNA)

7 days
From $1699

Ireland Hike, Bike & Raft (EQHB)

12 days
From $1699

Turkey Active Adventure (ETAI)

14 days
From $3499

Cycle Burma (ABCA)

15 days
From $3499

New Zealand - Active South Island (ONSA)

Promotions Available! 21 days
From $3999
$4999

Active New Zealand (ONAP)

Trip Length Style Service Level Starting Price
Cumbria & The Lake District (EEUL) 7 days Active Basic
From $799
$999
Ecuador Multisport (SEEM) 9 days Active Standard
From $899
Cape of Good Hope Hike (DACH) 7 days Active Standard
From $1124
$1499
Walk the Camino de Santiago (ESCS) 8 days Active Standard
From $1274
$1499
Walk the Great Wall of China (ACGA) 10 days Active Standard
From $1299
Loire Valley Cycling (EFAA) 8 days Active Standard
From $1299
Scottish Highlands Adventure (EUSE) 7 days Active Standard
From $1299
New Zealand - Active North Island (ONNA) 8 days Active Basic
From $1599
Ireland Hike, Bike & Raft (EQHB) 7 days Active Standard
From $1699
Turkey Active Adventure (ETAI) 12 days Active Standard
From $1699
Cycle Burma (ABCA) 14 days Active Standard
From $3499
New Zealand - Active South Island (ONSA) 15 days Active Basic
From $3499
Active New Zealand (ONAP) 21 days Active Basic
From $3999
$4999