Walk (or cycle) as much or as little as you like!
What distinguishes all ATG walking/cycling trips, both Escorted and Independent, is that you can genuinely walk as much or as little as you like: This is made possible because all ATG trips are managed by trained ATG Tour Consultants dedicated to the specific trip or route:
- Escorted trips are accompanied by an ATG Leader and Manager – with a deluxe ATG minibus (or two) – so that all participants have a range of walking options.
- On Independent routes the Route Manager lives in the area and transports your luggage each day, has a 5-seater vehicle – and is there to help…! They are always ‘on call’ and will meet you at the start of your trip, so you can discuss your requirements.
- On all ATG trips each day’s itinerary includes ‘the best that the area has to offer’ along a route, with easier and tougher sections of walking/cycling, and a range of interests, many of them outstanding. ATG’s service, support and experience are unique and ensure that you enjoy not just ‘the best’, but whatever is ‘the best’ for you.
Trips are allocated Grades 1-5 according to terrain and length of walking/cycling route (see below). The Fitness Test may help you determine which Grade of trip is right for you. If a trip has more than one grade this means there are options that will make the walking more or less challenging. On Independent trips these options are clearly identified: you simply select the option of your choice – easier or tougher – and follow the appropriate route in the Route Book. On Escorted trips the Tour Leader will tell you every evening about the following day’s walking. You can then decide how much you would like to do.
Escorted trips and opening times of Footloose routes are scheduled according to meteorological records. These represent an average taken over many years. Allow for some variation! In unseasonably hot or wet weather, walking may be more arduous.
ATG avoids vertiginous areas. If you suffer very acutely from vertigo, once you have selected your trip, please check with the office before booking.
How fit are you?
If you are not sure what level of activity you will enjoy, completing the Fitness Test below will give you an indication.