Away from the Crowds logoAway from the Crowds

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

EagleLocal experts in self-guided cycling and walking holidays in Spain.

Lovely hotel room

Active tourism in comfort.

Those who come on our holidays are fit and healthy people who enjoy active travel but they are leisure walkers and cyclists rather than sports enthusiasts.

Our carefully designed cycling and walking tours range from easy to moderate+ in difficulty level.

Our customers tend to be well-travelled people, 50+ in age, who have come to expect a certain level of comfort and support when they travel.

Although our customers come from many different parts of the world, most of them are from the UK and Ireland, USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

A definition of "self-guided".

happy cyclist

Independent travelling is the new buzzword in tourism but the difficulties posed by language barriers and the lack of local knowledge very often lead people to the usual tourist haunts and can lead to unexpected surprises.

Self-guided holidays offer a happy medium between fully guided group tours and totally independent travel.

Each tour is designed, planned and fully supported by the local agency so that, although there is no local guide you will feel safe in the knowledge that help is only one phone call away.

24-7 telephone local support.

We have a team of English speaking staff always keen to help. While you are visiting us here in Spain you will have our full support, be it on the phone or on the ground, whenever you need us.

You might be unsure about a train timetable, or need a taxi for the next morning. You might need us to talk to your waiter to order the fish! We are here to help.

Holiday documentation and supporting materials.

Our holiday documentation is full of helpful advice and tips that will help you to understand the history and traditions that have shaped the land you are visiting.

You will receive a detailed road book to guide you at every turn along with excellent maps to accompany it.

What makes us different.


Other important advantages we offer:

No fixed starting dates:

As you are not part of a group, you can decide which travel dates suit you best and you will enjoy a lot more freedom deciding what to do at every stage.

Local knowledge.

As we are the locals and we know the place like the back of our hand, we can carefully select the most pleasant hotels and restaurants to make your stay unforgettable and choose the quietest country lanes to cycle along and the most beautiful walks to enjoy.

We will tell you all about the quirks and anecdotes that make all the difference when being shown around a new place by a friend who has always lived there. We will make sure you don´t miss those local´s best kept secrets as long as you promise not to tell anyone about them!

All the details taken care of.

We pride ourselves in being meticulous when it comes to organizing every small detail of your holiday. From airport transfers, holiday documentation and luggage transfers to weather updates, last minute tips and administration.

Our self-guided tours give you the opportunity to go at your own pace and enjoy a sense of adventure knowing that we are taking care of all the logistics of your trip.

Your holiday will be a seamless succession of arrangements taking place around you without you even realizing. All should run smoothly. We aim to provide the support you want swiftly and efficiently so that you can relax and concentrate on having a great time.