10 of the very best group journeys for solo travellers

The flavours of Morocco

Intrepid Journey’s Actual Meals Adventures presents the prospect to fulfill travellers with an identical urge for food for delving into native delicacies on journeys the place tradition and journey include a considerable facet of cooking and consuming. The Moroccan itinerary contains sipping mint tea on Casablanca’s corniche, consuming a home-cooked feast within the “blue metropolis” of Chefchaouen, exploring Fez medina and tenting within the Sahara earlier than ending up in buzzing Marrakech. Greater than half of these reserving these journeys are travelling solo, so it’s straightforward to bond over cooking lessons, tastings and road meals trails.

From £980, 12 days, varied dates, intrepidtravel.com

Packrafting in Croatia

{Photograph}: Mark Oates

Meet paddleboarding’s adrenaline-fuelled cousin – packrafting. These light-weight, inflatable canoes fold down right into a backpack, making it straightforward to maneuver between land and water, and are forgiving for first-time customers. A lot Higher Adventures’ Croatian packrafting journey is aimed toward novices and contains hikes by wild canyons, canoeing rapids and swimming in limpid rivers. Company keep in accommodations or camp in secluded spots in a nationwide park. Teams are of as much as eight, with almost three quarters of contributors coming solo.

£534, 4 nights, dates from Might-September, muchbetteradventures.com

Be taught to wild camp within the Lake District

For would-be out of doors adventurers who discover the thought of sleeping within the wilderness daunting, a Wild Tenting for Rookies weekend is perhaps the reply. Journey Solos, which runs out of doors journeys for adults, has a two-night wild tenting break within the Lake District. It’s led by an professional who provides ideas and instruction, and the worth features a bundle of good-quality tools, together with a tent, a sleeping bag, inflatable mat, range and a head torch, excellent for the subsequent journey – maybe with pals made on this journey.

£695 for 2 nights, 19-21 Might and 14-16 July, together with gear and tools to maintain, adventuresolos.com

Tour Europe’s best cities

Generator Rome hostel.

Hostels are by nature sociable locations to remain, however on one in every of G Adventures’ new Roamies excursions friends get to hangout with a ready-made group – and don’t need to take care of itinerary planning. These journeys use fashionable hostels (akin to Generator Rome, pictured) in central places and are aimed toward 18- to 35-year-olds. Its Important Western Europe itinerary ticks off the big-hitters of Amsterdam, Berlin, Prague, Vienna, Salzburg and Munich, with a mixture of guided walks and free time to discover, and almost three quarters of travellers come solo.

From £1,037, 10 days, staying in shared blended or female-only dorms, varied dates, gadventures.com

Black ladies’s climbing and hostelling journeys throughout the UK

{Photograph}: Tom Bailey

Black Ladies Hike began life in 2019 as an Instagram web page arrange by Rhiane Fatinikun to search out different members of her neighborhood to benefit from the nice outside with. Now, in addition to nationwide group hikes, she runs standard multi-activity weekends for black and mixed-race ladies, attracting largely solo travellers throughout a broad age vary. Actions embrace climbing, kayaking, gorge strolling, crafts and yoga, and contributors keep in youth hostel dorms.

£285 for Devon exercise weekend on Dartmoor on 5-7 Might, or Edale Exercise Weekend within the Peak District on 8-10 September, eventbrite.co.uk

Street journey by Portugal

Street journeys are finest undertaken in teams – sharing the driving and map studying, and selecting the tunes alongside the best way, provides to the enjoyable. WeRoad organises journeys with a tough itinerary and a light-touch journey coordinator as a substitute of a proper information – extra like an organised pal who has all of the paperwork. The Portugal Seaside Life tour is a relaxed highway journey from Lisbon to the Algarve, with time to lounge and social gathering in addition to hike, see the sights and have a go at browsing. Virtually all travellers come alone, and share the driving. Journeys are aimed toward one in every of two age teams: 25-35 and 35-49.

From £999, 9 days, 21 Might, weroad.co.uk

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Kayak Scotland’s west coast

Scotland’s wild west coast is dotted with secluded white sand seashores in wild landscapes, promising an array of thrilling wildlife encounters. On the Trad Music and Kayaking journey with Sluggish Journey, friends may spot seals, eagles and even basking sharks and whales as they paddle. Eating will embrace some very recent seafood – langoustines at a seaside shack anybody? – adopted by stay folks music earlier than falling asleep to the sound of the waves exterior the tent. The journey is appropriate for novices, and 5% of the price goes to native conservation initiatives.

From £617, spring and summer time, dates tbc, slow-adventure.com

Cycle from London to Paris

{Photograph}: Brian McGarry

Biking is probably not the best solution to attain the French capital, but it surely’s probably the most rewarding. Doing it in a bunch with operator Adventurous Ewe brings companions with whom to share jokes, aches and pains on the 300 mile-plus journey, and a assist crew to move baggage and repair mechanical issues. There’s a bespoke coaching programme, and the worth covers lodging, meals, ferry crossing on the best way out and Eurostar return. If that is an excessive amount of of a problem, shorter biking choices embrace a two-dayer coast-to-coast throughout the Lake District.

£1,000, 5 days, departs 19 June, adventurousewe.co.uk

Plunge into Pembrokeshire

A bay of Ramsey Island. {Photograph}: Picture Dealer/Alamy

Preseli Enterprise presents the prospect to go kayaking, coasteering and climbing alongside the clifftops of the rugged Pembrokeshire coast earlier than retreating to the consolation of a rural eco-lodge to sip an area brew and stargaze from round a roaring bonfire. The lodge is in a wooded valley close to a sandy seashore and near each the Pembrokeshire Coast Path and the Celtic biking path. It welcomes solo travellers, on each customary group journey breaks and its “singles journey” departures, which additionally embrace browsing and a ship journey out to identify seals and seabirds round Ramsey Island nature reserve.

£795, 5 days, runs 9 July and 10 September, preseliventure.co.uk

Wine and choucroute in Alsace

Mountain climbing breaks usually attraction to solo travellers – round half of Ramblers Strolling Holidays’ shoppers go on their very own (and a excessive proportion are ladies over 60). Its Wine Villages of the Alsace journey is per week of winery and woodland walks on the Sentier Viticole des Grands Crus, passing villages akin to Riquewihr and Ribeauvillé, with their cobbled streets and half-timbered buildings. It’s a superb one for foodies too, with loads of nice Franco-German fare – and good wine, after all.

From £1,325, together with rail journey, lodging and a few meals (single rooms out there for a complement), varied dates in Might-Oct, ramblersholidays.co.uk