Instead of sitting on a bus when touring a country on holiday, many people choose to be more active by taking cycling or walking tours. These activities allow them to see sites that most tourists will never see on a bus or a car. Since there are so many tour companies offering walking tours, here are some questions you should ask to help you select a tour company.
Where Are You Going?
When looking for a walking tour, check for a company that offers walking tours in the country and area where you want to go. If you want to take a holiday in Spain, France or Italy, you should look for companies offering tours in those countries. Once you have found tours, you can then narrow them down by the region in which you want to visit.
Do You Want a Guide?
Usually when you choose a walking tour, you will have the option of a guided or self-guided tour. If you have never been on a walking holiday, you may want to have someone with you who knows the area and who speaks the language where you are going. There are many benefits to taking guided walking holidays in Spain, but you will need to decide if you wish to stick to an itinerary set by your guide or take a tour at your own pace.
Do You Want to Meet Others?
You can choose to take a walking holiday with a group or your party. Regardless of whether you are alone or with a friend, you can still arrange your own private tour. By going with a group, you will get to meet other people and get the chance to form friendships during your holiday. Do not worry about holding others back because most walking holidays are set at a casual pace that allows anyone of any ability to keep up with the group.
What is Your Budget?
Although it may not be your main consideration, you can choose a tour company by how much they charge for a walking holiday. You will pay more for an all-inclusive tour package in which you get your lodging, meals, and have your luggage transferred to each new stopping point on the itinerary. However, these additional amenities are often worth the extra cost. That being said, you can also find tour companies that charge much less, but they may only include basic services, such as lodging in a hostel.
What is their Experience?
When selecting a tour company, do some research to find out how long they’ve been in business. Look for reviews of the company on travel websites and find out if the guides they hire are from the local area you are visiting. Doing some research can keep you from having a bad experience on your holiday.
These are only a few of the things you will need to consider when selecting a company with which to book a walking tour. By researching online or getting recommendations from a travel agent, you can find a tour to suit your needs.