A very common question we get asked is information for the individual traveller. The format of our small group walking holidays is perfect for the solo traveller - small enough to be flexible, but large enough to make new friends and travel safely in areas where travelling on your own might not be advisable. Many of our travellers have made life-long friendships with like minded people on our tours over the years.
"I enjoyed being able to travel alone but still feel part of the group. Scenery was fabulous.”Karen Jones, Feb 12
"Maybe I was lucky to have such a great group - my first try at solo holiday but felt at ease straight away." Jean Morton, November 2011
"I chose this holiday for the walking and the social activities and it worked perfectly on both counts. The other members of the group were welcoming and friendly and made me feel part of them. I had a wonderful time” Sue Riley, September 2011
"For any single ladies who might worry about booking I would say 100% do it! Being on your own did not make any difference. You were always included in everything. The walks were all different and most enjoyable. The evenings were great fun with lovely food and good conversation and a real sense of being in Spain. WELL DONE!! And thank you so much xxx." Elaine Sloane, January 2010
"I would like to thank you personally for a great week. It is kind of hard coming as a single person to such a holiday, but I come away from it having had a really great time. I have met and spoken with people that I would not normally come across in my daily life, and it has been really enriching in all sorts of ways. The whole thing is made by your and Gill's attitude...it made us feel like guests rather than paying punters. I really have to hand it to you for your organisation, but fundamentally the real effort ,care and indeed interest you put into it...it was just brilliant. Anna also, she made a great contribution too. The planning, the brilliant walks and locations...each day remarkably, and sometime's impossibly better than the previous one! Thanks again , seriously, you have done such a good job." Nefyn Provos Evans, October 09
"Although anxious about coming on holiday on my own and the uncertainty of what to expect at the other end, as soon as I met Dave and the other walkers at the airport, I felt at ease." Rosie O'Hagan, September 2009
"Just wanted to say thank you for a great holiday in Andulucia. Although I was on my own it didn't seem like it at all as I was made to feel very welcome and you put a lot of effort into making people feel part of a team. I really enjoyed it and thought it was brilliantly organised - the food was lovely and the accomodation was great. Thank you again" Bob Fuller November 08
"The accommodation was lovely and so much nicer than an hotel. This was my first holiday alone so I was a bit anxious. I am not particularly a group person but I found the whole experience so easy and enjoyable. For this I particularly thank Dave & Gill. They are so kind and easy going. Nothing seems too much trouble. Underneath the relaxed and friendly exterior I guess they are working very hard. I am sad to be going home so soon. The week has flown by." Kathy Lambourne, October 08
Delyth Lloyd writes:
"Walk Andalucia offers a great experience for solo travellers. I got to mix with a diverse group of interesting and entertaining people and the atmosphere was very friendly, relaxed and inclusive - and thankfully with none of the enforced jollity you sometimes get on activity holidays! The evening meals taken as a group were also great fun - plenty of wine, delicious food and great company. The accommodation was also good - I had my own room, bathroom and little kitchen area - and no single supplement - a bargain compared to many other walking tour operators. I can wholeheartedly recommend this holiday"
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"Don't hesitate to book - you will have a great time! It's a great holiday for single people, it's a great way to meet people and you get the chance to chat to everyone while you walk. The group eats evening meals together, so you won't be on your own." Ann Robson April 09
"I was apprehensive about coming alone and everyone at home thought I was 'brave' but I felt very welcome and everyone so friendly. Very well organised - having trouble finding a fault!" - Carol Millett March 08
"I enjoyed the conviviality. It is very difficult holidaying alone, particularly after being a couple. Gill & Dave provide a very welcoming inclusive atmosphere to all their guests. If you enjoy walking, whether single or a couple, or just wanting a break without your partner, then you will not be disappointed in 'Walk Andalucia' - Helen Kelsey May 07