Groups and Clubs
I’M ORGANISING A GROUP TRIP
Are you looking to organise a trekking tour for a group? We have taken many groups, including walking clubs and charity organisations from all over the world on exciting adventure holidays and fundraising treks, including the Camino de Santiago trails across Europe, Tour du Mont Blanc in The Alps; Sierra Nevada in Spain, fantastic walking trails in Italy, Portugal, Ireland and many more.
We have a dedicated team with many years of experience organising tailored tours for private groups of any size looking for an unforgettable adventure holiday. Talk to our specialist team!
We have organised trekking trips for many groups and clubs, these are some of them:
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Ballyboden Walking Club
The Ballyboden Walking Club has travelled with us many times.
They have trekked both the Camino de Santiago and the Camino to Rome, Via Francigena, across Tuscany.
A group from Ferrum College in the US walked the Camino de Santiago French Way route.
From Sarria to Santiago de Compostela, the most popular section of the trail.
Heathfield Community School
A group from Heathfield Community School in the UK took to the Camino de Santiago with our support.
They walked the last 100kms of the Camino Frances from Sarria.
The Ferrard Ramblers have been on the Camino with us on various occasions.
They have hiked both the Camino Frances and the Camino Portugues.
What type of groups do we work with?
We work with groups of all sizes, from all over the world, including hiking societies and walking clubs, parish groups, colleges and universities, school and student groups, charities, scout groups and families. Some of our most popular group tours include the Camino de Santiago routes, trekking Tour du Mont Blanc, hiking Sierra Nevada in Spain and the Via Francigena in Tuscany… for the ultimate adventure, we can also organise groups to climb Kilimanjaro.
What are the best destinations for group tours?
The most popular routes for our group treks include Sierra Nevada in Spain which is a manageable trek for groups of all levels and if you are looking for something a little more challenging Tour du Mont Blanc is a great tour for groups looking to experience something special.
What do your group walking trip itineraries include?
Our itineraries include accommodation for your group, meals, airport transfers, luggage transfer between hotels on walking days, detailed walking notes and maps and an emergency contact number. We can also add day tours and sightseeing for your group.
What level of difficulty for your group?
The route that you choose will depend on the type of vacation that you are looking for. Trekkers, walking clubs and hiking clubs may choose some difficult hiking trails or you may be a group travelling together for fun and adventure. Both ways of experiencing an adventure holiday are equally enjoyable. Let us know what pace you want to go at and we will help you decide on the best trail to suit the group.
Can you provide tailored itineraries?
Yes, we can fully tailor and adapt your itinerary to suit the needs of your group.
Can we have a guide?
Yes, if you feel your group trip could be made better by the presence of a local guide we can provide one for you and your group. We recommend a guide for any group with 15 or more people.
Can you come to speak to my group?
Yes, if your group is based anywhere in Ireland we can come to visit you to discuss your group tour in more details. For groups based outside of Ireland we can arrange a Skype call. We also do regular webinars and can provide details for group organisers.
What meals are included?
For groups of 15+ we include both breakfasts and dinners. We do not provide lunches during your walking tour as good lunches can be found at the numerous cafes along the routes.
What are the hotels and rooms like?
Our standard tours include good quality 3 star hotels with friendly staff. We also offer 4 star and 5 star hotels if you would like to upgrade for some or all of your trip. All rooms are en-suite and we offer single rooms (1 single bed), twin sharing rooms (2 single beds in the room) or double sharing rooms (1 double bed).
How do luggage transfers work?
Once you confirm your trip we will send you luggage tags for your group which each person needs to place on their bag. Each morning before you begin your walk, you need to place your bag downstairs at reception in the hotel. The bag will be collected by the luggage transporter and brought to the next hotel while you enjoy your walk for the day.
Do you offer discounts for group tours?
As standard we offer a 12% discount for groups of more than 10 persons. Further discounts may also apply is your group is above 20 people.
How large can our group be?
We handle groups of between 10 and 120 persons.
Do you arrange airport transfers?
To make your group trip run more smoothly we can offer airport transfers.
How does payment work?
Once you have confirmed your trip, payments can either be made to us through the group leader or organisation, or members of your group can pay individually. Payment can be taken over the phone or using our online booking form. If paying individually, the deposit for most trips will be €180 per person (this may be a slightly bigger amount for longer tours). If the organisation or group leader is paying directly, the deposits will generally be 20% of the total trip cost.
Do you offer fitness advice to groups travelling on a trek?
We work with a fitness expert who provides us with top tips and fitness advice. All groups receive a free copy of our 6 month fitness guide.