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Active, self-guided cycling and walking holidays in unexplored Spain

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Cycling Holidays, Walking tours and Activity holidays in Spain

In summary, a wonderful tour (honeymoon for us) which was well organised and good value for money.

Andy James, UK


Away from The Crowds is a Spanish travel agency specialising in quality, leisure and environmentally-friendly tourism since 2008. We are local experts in self-guided cycling and walking holidays that take you off the beaten track to explore genuine Spain.

If you love discovering Spain's rich culture, delicious food, wine and traditional way of life and you are looking for a fun, active holiday with a low carbon footprint you are in the right place!

Our tours are a labour of love, artisan products designed for the self-guided traveller looking for a unique and unforgettable experience. We are passionate about our products: these are the holidays we take ourselves!

Cycling Holidays

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Easy and moderate cycling along small country lanes in the most beautiful regions of Spain.

Walking Holidays

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Discover protected areas of Spain where nature and traditional ways of life remain untouched.

Donkey Trekking

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A truly unforgettable and moving experience for families and grown-ups alike!

Family Holidays

Family posing with their donkey on a family donkey trekking tour

Family-friendly experiences to treasure with relaxing hotels to enjoy at the end of each day.

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Local Knowledge

  • Personal touch
  • Best hotels
  • Quietest country roads
  • Beautiful walks, local beauty spots
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Fabulous destinations

  • UNESCO cities and historic towns
  • The road less travelled
  • Mix with the locals
  • Outstanding landscapes
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Customer satisfaction

  • 20% repeating customers
  • Striving for quality
  • Clockwork procedures
  • No fixed dates, tailor your tour
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Leisure tours

  • Leisure tourism
  • Not sport or training
  • Tourism in comfort
  • 50+ cyclists and walkers
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Sustainable Tourism

  • Visit National Parks, nature and wildlife
  • Benefit the local economy
  • We compensate the trip's CO2
  • Responsible travel
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  • 24/7 local support in English
  • Detailed roadbook
  • Excellent maps
  • GPS traks and device hire
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Our own tours

  • Researched by us
  • Designed by us
  • Direct with the locals
  • Our holidays
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Meticulous organisation

  • Precise administration
  • Careful, punctual transfers
  • Documents posted to you
  • Last minute tips, weather updates
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The real Spain

  • Meet the locals
  • No fake experiences
  • Off the beaten track
  • Spanish food and drink