Intrepid Travel has introduced a new collection of tours called Intrepid Retreats.
Offering a diverse range of experiences, from hikes to wineries to fishing, cooking, cycling and stargazing, small groups will stay in handpicked accommodation including boutique properties and glamping. All Intrepid Retreats have been developed to support local communities, in line with Intrepid’s values of using travel as a force for good.
The new Retreats will be available from the end of July onwards, pending Foreign and Commonwealth Office guidance. With 12 Retreats based across the UK and Europe, a further two in the Middle East and one in North Africa, trips are leader-led and range from three to five days, with group departures and tailor-made trips both available.
UK destinations include Scotland, Cornwall and Suffolk, plus active walking and cycling trips in The Lake District and The Peak District as well as remote locations in Greece, Croatia, Iceland, Portugal, Italy, Turkey, Morocco and Jordan.
Recent research conducted by Intrepid Travel of over 1,000 UK travellers found that 87% of people plan to travel in the UK in 2020, with 47% opting to go abroad. When asked what motivated them to travel, 78% sought hiking and nature walks, 62% sought history and culture experiences, 46% preferred to relax and unwind, while 38% wanted multi-active trips on their next travel experience.
All tours will be operated under new Safe Travel protocols developed and endorsed by the World Travel & Tourism Council, with a new Flexible Bookings policy applicable so travellers can book confidently and change, move or cancel their travels with no fuss.
To explore the full range of trips available visit www.intrepidtravel.com/uk/new-local-tours