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Walking holidays and beyond, the Dtravco way
Dtravco’s guided walking holidays aren’t about bagging peaks (unless you want to). Like all Slow holidays, they’re about the views, the wildlife, the culture, the heritage, the people – walking is the perfect way to see a region ‘up close’. There’s no rush, so take your time, safe with an understanding that our arrangements will run like a clock: meticulously researched routes, taxis and luggage transfers where necessary, plus reservations at hand-picked accommodation where you can savour delicious local cuisine.
Types of walking holidays
Centred walking with a car
Centred walking without a car
Short walking breaks
Privately guided walking
New walking holidays for 2021
Book & travel with confidence
Book with confidence
You may change your travel plans much in advance of your departure with a reasonable fee.
Speedy, no-quibble refunds if we cannot operate your holiday
Cancel up to 21 days before departure*, and you can transfer your deposit to another trip or hold it on file.
Lock in your trip with a deposit and then pay the rest in installments whenever you like, with a reasonable fee.
TRAVEL AT EASE
We only work with accommodation owners, car/coach suppliers, who are ‘Covid Compliant’
Travel arrangements tailored to you, including the option to drive to your holiday
24-hour helpline in case of emergencies
Personalized guides available on demand
Duly vetted and assessed – suppliers and properties, which meet true standards.
Off-the-beaten track destinations
Walking, cycling, cross-country tours – immersive experiences to explore while maintaining social distancing
Small hotels which can be relied on to take good care of Dtravco guests
No groups – designed to your own choice, the trips where u r the in-charge.
Why choose Dtravco?
Details Taken Care Meticulously
Carefully compiled routes that guide you from beginning till the end.
Meticulously researched background notes that give you insights into local history, cultures, and experiences.
Luggage transfers, Insurance, Taxi reservations, and much more, all taken care of so that your holiday runs smoothly.
Your holiday, your way
Let our friendly travel experts, who have explored our routes and stayed in the featured hotels, customize your holiday to suit your choice.
Start on the day of your choice
Add extra nights at any hotel or upgrade to the add-ons.
Choose how you travel – by air, by rail, by cruise, or take your car across the Channel.
A Name you can Trust
Customer service you can rely on – our handling of the Covid-19 crisis has earned us appreciation.
Great reviews from the past.
We offer unique experiences which top up your holiday.
Detailed notes and experiences available for each tour, so that be it guided / not guided – your experience stands apart.
Walking tours of Europe’s most scenic corners
Our range is wide and varied, with something for everyone – Europe does, of course, encompass some magnificent mountain ranges and coastal regions, with plenty of idyllic scenery in between. For these, we provide you with your own personal guide, but you still get to set the pace and stay in intimate accommodation.
Travelling from outside India?
To give you a good idea of how we can tailor our trips to your individual requirements, take a look at the Journeys section of our website specifically devoted to travellers from outside India Or travelling domestically.
Alternatively, if you’d prefer to get the understanding on Dtravco holidays from someone who has first-hand experience, you can email us. Based in the capital city, Sam has taken many trips with us over the years, and will be happy to give you general information about travelling within India and Globally. Dtravco holiday experience from an Indian perspective.
If you’d like more information about a specific holiday, or advice on choosing the right grade or holiday for you, please get in touch – our friendly experts will be happy to help.
What’s a typical day like?
We try to vary each day’s route, but you’ll no doubt fall into a pattern, perhaps setting off at 9am after familiarising yourself with the route on the map while you enjoy a leisurely breakfast. You can pause as often as you like to admire the views, the flowers or the birds – there’s no rush. Linger over your picnic at a panoramic spot, then continue on your way, arriving at your next hotel some time in the mid to late afternoon, with time to freshen up and explore the village before a dinner of delicious regional cuisine.
How do I know if the holiday is right for me?
First, pick a grade and a style of walking (hotel to hotel, centred, or with your own guide). Then think about your preferences in terms of country, scenery, style and standard of accommodation. You can ask our experts to suggest a shortlist, or use the holiday search facility.
How much ascent/descent is involved?
Holiday pages usually either state the cumulative ascent/descent for each day, or feature elevation charts which show the distance and an approximation of the ascents and descents involved. Pay attention to the scale of the chart, as this varies.
Are your holidays suitable for vertigo sufferers?
The descriptions of the walking routes on the holiday pages usually make it clear if walks are suitable for vertigo sufferers, but if you need more detailed advice, please contact us and we’ll arrange for you to speak with someone who has walked the routes.
How do we find our way?
Often you follow waymarked trails, but even where not, we provide very detailed route notes, which are checked on a regular basis, and a map (usually 1:25,000, but sometimes 1:50,000). As well as guiding you from A to B, the route notes provide information about the places of interest you pass. If there’s a worthwhile detour, we point this out too, and even suggest picnic spots.
What happens if we have a problem?
We aim to take care of every detail, so things rarely go wrong. If they do, the hoteliers – many of whom have worked with us for years – are able to solve most problems, but for added peace of mind we provide a 24-hour emergency line.
Do we have to walk every day?
It depends on the holiday. If you would prefer not to, choose a hotel-to-hotel walking holiday that features two nights at each hotel, or a centred walking holiday on which you stay at just one hotel and can decide each day whether to walk, sightsee or rest.
What should I pack?
You’ll need walking boots or shoes, depending on the terrain and your personal preference, plus a compass, water bottle and waterproofs. Walking poles and a GPS device are useful, but not essential. Clothing-wise, you should pack for all eventualities, remembering that it is often cooler at altitude and in the evening. We’ll provide more detailed information when you book. (Our arrangements generally allow for one large item (15-20kg) and one small item (up to 10kg) per person. On most Swiss holidays, there is a limit of one piece of luggage per person.)
What do we need to take with us each day?
Just a camera, your picnic, drinks, sun cream and waterproofs – we transfer your luggage if you are moving on to another hotel. All we ask is that you leave your luggage in reception as you leave.
Are Dtravco’s self-guided walking holidays suitable for children?
Most of our walking holidays are suitable for older children who walk regularly, love the outdoors and are comfortable with the distances and ascent/descent involved in the chosen holiday. Please note, however, that family rooms for more than 2 or 3 people are uncommon at many of the smaller hotels.