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Self-Guided Holidays

Self-Guided Holidays

We offer a range of self-guided holidays throughout Europe, giving you the freedom to have your very own cycling, walking or cultural adventure at a pace that suits you. Pause or power on, the choice is up to you: cherry-pick your sightseeing stops along the way, decide to linger a little over your lunch, or set off an hour earlier to catch the coolest part of the day.

You’ll have our in-depth trip notes to keep you company – personally tested by our experts – which give you detailed kilometre-by-kilometre descriptions and include all the information you'll need, from recommendations for the best lunch and rest spots, to excursion routes and notes on places of interest. On our self-guided trips, you’ll never feel rushed, or alone. Plus, Exodus will transport your luggage for you between hotels and provide high-quality support through local suppliers, as well as 24-hour emergency support if required.

Our travellers rate our Self-Guided Holidays holidays as

4.6 / 5 based on 51 reviews

Self-Guided Adventure Holidays

Amalfi to Sorrento Walk

This linear self-guided walk follows the coast from elegant Amalfi to chic Sorrento.

Walking & Trekking
Suitable for:
Age 8+
Activity level:
Leisurely / Moderate
9 Days from £1,729
Self-Guided (Excl. Flights)
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Marvels of Madeira Walk

1 review

Enjoy magnificent mountain scenery and stunning coastal paths

Walking & Trekking
Suitable for:
Age 12+
Activity level:
Leisurely / Moderate
8 Days from £1,299
Self-Guided (Excl. Flights)
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Walk the Algarve's Wild West

See the best of the unspoilt Western Algarve region - lush flora and diverse fauna with dramatic seascape scenery of the Atlantic coastline.

Walking & Trekking
Suitable for:
Age 8+
Activity level:
Leisurely / Moderate
7 Days from £979
Self-Guided (Excl. Flights)
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Cycling in the Douro Valley

Enjoy historical villages, the River Douro and some of the world's finest wine

Cycling
Suitable for:
Age 14+
Activity level:
Moderate / Challenging
7 Days from £1,199
Self-Guided (Excl. Flights)
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Porto Coastal Cycling

Varied beach-front cycling along some of the most spectacular stretches of coast we've ever seen!

Cycling
Suitable for:
Age 12+
Activity level:
Leisurely
8 Days from £1,649
Self-Guided (Excl. Flights)
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Porto to Coimbra Cycling

Cycle south from Porto, along the coast to Aveiro, before heading inland to Coimbra, Portugal's old capital.

Cycling
Suitable for:
Age 12+
Activity level:
Leisurely / Moderate
10 Days from £1,699
Self-Guided (Excl. Flights)
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Walking the Algarve's South West

1 review

Discover the South-West corner of the Algarve on our self-guided walk following coastal footpaths and inland trails.

Walking & Trekking
Suitable for:
Age 8+
Activity level:
Leisurely / Moderate
11 Days from £1,369
Self-Guided (Excl. Flights)
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In focus: Self-guided holidays

"Having the freedom to make your own decisions was liberating. You can take a break when you like, so if you know there’s something special at the end of your day walking, you can set off early to spend more time there. We had the freedom to go off and do things however we chose. Just the two of us and peace and quiet – bliss, away from the hustle and bustle of daily life."

Customer Chelley Richardson

Loved this trip - it was my first self-guided trip and my first trip with Headwater. They have a...

Adventure Coordinators, 2019 Self-Guided Walking in the Italian Dolomites

This was an fantastic trip. If you like sandy beaches, azure waters, history, and good walking...

Harvey Trop, 2019 Islands of Bermuda Self-Guided Walk - Premium

This holiday was made extra special for us by the professionalism and kindness of the Headwater...

Pam JELLEY, 2018 Walking the Algarve's South West

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