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Active Travel

Travel Under Your Own Steam

Ways to Go


Active travel is about discovering a region under your own power. Experiences that engage the muscles as much the heart and put you up close and personal with the people, the environment and the sights and sounds.

There are active tours for every level of physical fitness that deliver as much or as little action as you’re looking for. Whether by bike, foot, fin, whitewater raft, or any other mode of transportation that gets your heartbeat up, there’s an experience available to get you immersed in an area in ways you didn’t know were possible.

Mountain biking in Alaska, kayaking below volcanoes in the Galápagos Islands, cycling through villages in China, hiking through the valleys of Bhutan…the list is endless.

Without a window separating you from your surroundings, you’re free to truly be where you are and can see a place without any filters because the way you experience a place matters.

So…how do you want to discover the world?

Biking

On two wheels

With the wind in your face and the sun on your back, there’s no better way to see a region while having the flexibility to stop and smell the roses.  Travel through the countryside to get a glimpse of local life and immerse yourself in ways inaccessible to those speeding by in a vehicle.

Hiking & Trekking

On two feet

Exploring a town or region by your own stride allows you to appreciate every last detail of your destination like no other type of travel.  Stop when you want to peer through that courtyard gate or taste a local delicacy and move on when your ready to see what’s around the corner.  

Multi-Sport

On anything else

Want to snorkel, snowshoe, kayak or dogsled your way through your destination?  Multi-sport tours provide you with an opportunity to explore a region while connecting with its history, natural wonders and traditions for a richer, more in-depth experience.

Things to Consider

What To Look For

Some trips are more DIY while others provide 24/7 assistance to help when things go sideways. Typically the more challenging activities provide more backup but it's always good to know if there will be a support vehicle to pick you up if your legs give up on that trek through the Andes or if you get too tired (or tipsy) on that bike ride through Bordeaux.

You don't have to be a triathlete to partake in active travel but you should abide by the recommended physical activity level of the trip to ensure that you finish on a high, not on a stretcher. There are options for every level of fitness and you can even take the opportunity to use it as a benchmark to increase your ability on each successive trip!

The beauty of active of travel is that you get the chance to get up close and personal with your surroundings and this is usually best done in smaller sized groups. Make sure to look for maximum group sizes so you don't end up just another rider in the pack (or peloton for you cycling enthusiasts) and can truly experience all there is in your destination.

Some trips are designed to cover more ground than others so if you are more interested in strolling through villages as you pass through them than on counting the distance you've travelled, make sure to choose the itinerary accordingly. Some trips offer both options if you and your travel companion happen to have opposite preferences.

A little inspiration

Some of our Favorites

Trek the rocky hills to isolated villages along the trails near Ajloun, hike down canyons towards the Dead Sea, and discover the Dana Biosphere Reserve.

Many visitors to Southeast Asia spend much of their time rushing around clogged city streets. Break free and see the region from a bicycle seat on this 10-day trip. Consider this an introduction to the joys of Southeast Asia and cycling.

Hike up the famous Table Mountain. Explore the kingdoms of Lesotho and Swaziland. Discover the true meaning of “Ubuntu” as you dance and laugh with the locals over a traditional meal in the Kruger area.