World Expeditions division Utracks specializes in independent and small group walking, hiking and biking tours throughout Europe.
With over 350 itineraries in 23 countries from Ireland in the west to Turkey in the east, the company says it is one-stop-shopping for accessible, achievable and affordable adventures. It can do the groundwork to plan the itineraries, select accommodation and some dining options, plus sightseeing.
A popular option is the company’s bike-and-barge, cycle-and-sail or walk-and-sail tours which combine a floating hotel with daily activities. Each day participants wake up in a new destination (or on a new island), ready to take it in at a leisurely pace.
New bike-and-barge trips for 2016 include Champagne and Paris by Bike and Barge; Veneto Bike and Barge in northeast Italy; Amsterdam to Bruges; and along the Danube on the Belgrade, Budapest, Vienna Bike and Boat trip. Clients save 10% off every 2016 tour when they book and pay their deposit by Oct. 31.