Self-Guided Holidays give you the freedom to have your very own cycling, walking or cultural adventure at a pace that suits you. On Self-Guided adventures there is no group or leader, but you will have the logistics covered and our in-depth route notes to keep you company. All the information you’ll need - detailed route descriptions, recommendations for the best lunch and rest spots, excursion suggestions and places of interest are provided. On our Self-Guided trips, you never feel rushed, or alone. Plus, Exodus provides the accomodation, will transport your luggage for you and provides high-quality support through local suppliers, as well as 24-hour emergency support if required.
The Amalfi Coast is one of the most dramatic and beautiful coastlines in Europe. Mountains rise steeply out of the Mediterranean far below and picturesque towns nestle neatly in isolated coves. On this Self-Guided walking holiday, visit the stunning coastal towns of Amalfi, Ravello & Positano and experince one of the world's greatest walks, trekking on the 'Path of the Gods'. A visit to the Bay of Naples would not be complete without seeing the incredible Roman remains of Pompeii beneath the volcanic cone of Vesuvius. Away from the trails there is plenty of time to partake in the traditional Amalfi pastimes of sampling incredible food and wine, as well as enjoying the Mediterranean climate while staying in family-run hotel with small outdoor swimming pool.
The Cotswolds are England's largest Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and are made up of meadows and scenic rolling hills above a bedrock of Jurassic limestone. This distinctive stone is used in the construction of the golden-coloured local buildings and gives the stone-built villages of the Cotswolds a beautiful and quintissentially 'English' look. This 8-night walking holiday takes you through some of the finest North Cotswold villages with shorter walking days, allowing the maximum time to explore the villages and walk at a relaxed pace. Your route includes visits to some of the best-known towns and villages in the region including Guiting Power, Broadway, and Chipping Campden Accommodation along your route has been hand-picked in characterful Bed & Breakfasts, inns and townhouses offering a charming insight into Cotswold life.
Explore Portugal on two wheels. In the far north of Portugal on the border with Spain, lies the Minho region: a wild, rugged area of historical and cultural significance. You’ll cycle through stunning scenery, a combination of high mountains, rolling river scenes, historic towns and dramatic coastal landscape. Staying in authentic accommodation offering friendly Portuguese hospitality and delicious regional cuisine, there is plenty of opportunity to relax and enjoy the golden stretches of beach you cycle past, maybe accompanied by a glass of the local Vinho Verde (white wine) for which the region is well known. The ride finishes in Porto, named best European City Destination for multiple years running.
On this Self-Guided tour, you’ll discover chateaux and vineyards in abundance while following the famous 'Loire a Velo' cycling path. Made up of 800km of marked and secured tracks, is a unique route perfect for bike lovers to enjoy while exploring the scenic Loire Valley. From Tours to Angers, follow your route guidance though excellent chateaux and Renaissance gardens scenery. Visit the UNESCO World Heritage site of the Loire Valley and ride through the region affectionately named the ‘Garden of France’. On each cycling day, you'll have the opportunity to taste dozens of different wines - stopping at big wineries or village vineyards as the mood takes you - in a wine region more varied and diverse than any other in the world.