What is a self-guided hiking tour holiday?
Briefly, this means a hiking holiday (or walking holiday, it’s the same thing) on which each day you walk on to a new place for your next overnight stop. For instance on a Discerning Traveller hiking tour, we book and pay for your accommodation each night with breakfast, move your main baggage onto the next night’s stop and provide you with route directions and hikers maps to enable you find your way on foot.
You carry only a daypack containing such items as lunch, drinking water, waterproofs, and camera. Our hiking tours are self-guided (i.e. no leader or guide; our route notes and highlighted maps take the place of a leader); individual (i.e. you are not part of a group; our customers are mostly in parties of 2 to 4 people who have booked together, although we do also cater for single travellers on some routes); and with some exceptions you can start any day you choose within our season.
For more on how we do things see the page “What’s special about our tours?“
Please read the Frequently Asked Questions below about Discerning Traveller tours!