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Activity Holidays

Whatever their location, our activity holidays keep everyone entertained. There is a mix of hotel-to-hotel holidays, where you move on every two days, and single-centre trips, where you are based in one hotel for the duration. It all depends on what you're looking for and who you're travelling with.

We offer canoeing holidays along Europe's tranquil, winding rivers. You don't need any experience, and the flow of the river does much of the work by propelling you along. If walking or cycling activities are more up your street, there's plenty for you to choose from. Whatever you're looking for in a break from the ordinary, we've got an activity holiday for you.

Use the options above to refine your search or scroll down the page to see our range of activity holidays.

What types of activity holidays are available?

Whatever you're looking for on an activity holiday, we aim to make sure that there's an option that is suitable for all abilities and preferences. For those looking to enjoy the natural beauty of the outdoors at an easy, relaxing pace, our walking holidays are the perfect option for you.

But for those of you who want to kick it up a notch and take in the local culture and landscape on two wheels, look no further than our cycling holidays. Explore at your own pace with our self-guided routes that allow you to discover the British countryside or travel to foreign shores.

Why choose Headwater for your activity holidays?

We have 35 years of experience crafting and fine-tuning activity holidays that focus on the great outdoors. Our itineraries are selected so you can enjoy all the regional highlights and cultural gems that all our holiday destinations offer.

Our awards speak to the dedication we put into constructing our activity holidays. In 2020 alone, we received three awards at the British Travel Awards, including Winner for Best Company to Central and Northern Europe.

Sustainable travel is at our core as we understand the responsibility of tackling the climate emergency. In 2021, we became the first tour operator to set the goal of becoming Nature Net Positive by 2024.

For further information on our activity holidays, please do contact us or give our sales team a ring on 01606 720199. We'll be happy to answer your questions.

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Walking and E-biking in the Swiss Alps
Switzerland: The Bernese Oberland

Walking and E-biking in the Swiss Alps

This 7 night holiday explore the peaks of the Bernese Oberland of Switzerland on foot and by e-bike to help you combat those hills. Stay at the beautiful Alfa Soleil with excellent cuisine in a chocolate box perfect setting of Kandersteg.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday codeM07AF
  • Holiday typeMulti activity holiday
  • Duration7 nights, single centre
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$2435per person, tour only

  • 13 Reviews
  • All accommodation
  • All breakfasts, picnic or light restaurant lunches and 4 course dinners included each day
  • Bike hire included
  • Headwater navigation provided
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
Austrian Lakes Activities
Austria: Salzburg

Austrian Lakes Activities

Stay in a luxury 4-star hotel with a top-of-the-range wellness centre and choose from a host of activities: walking, cycling (route notes for both provided), water sports, boat trips, and ice caves. Complimentary Headwater bikes are included for the duration of your stay.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday codeM07SZ
  • Holiday typeMulti activity holiday
  • Duration7 nights, single centre
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$2540per person, tour only

  • 67 Reviews
  • All accommodation
  • All continental breakfasts
  • Bike hire included
  • Headwater navigation provided
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
Catalonia Activities
Spain: Catalonia

Catalonia Activities

Combine a stay at the beach with your choice of gentle walking and cycling routes for an active family holiday. You stay in the fishing village of Calella de Palafrugell, where the rocky coastline has small coves to explore.

We provide a range of fully researched, self-guided walking and cycling routes, typically at activity level 1, making this an ideal family activity holiday with children. Throughout your stay, a complimentary Headwater bike for your exclusive use is provided to give you total flexibility.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday codeM07CL
  • Holiday typeMulti activity holiday
  • Duration7 nights, single centre
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$1910per person, tour only

  • 12 Reviews
  • All accommodation
  • All breakfasts
  • Bike hire included
  • Headwater navigation provided
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
Walking and Cycling the Wild Atlantic Way
Ireland

Walking and Cycling the Wild Atlantic Way

County Kerry contains some of Ireland's most iconic scenery, with sea cliffs carved by the wild Atlantic Ocean, and soft golden beaches, emerald-green farmland criss-crossed by stone walls, mist-shrouded bogs and cloud-torn mountain peaks.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday codeM07KE
  • Holiday typeMulti activity holiday
  • Duration7 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$2195per person, tour only
  • All accommodation
  • All breakfasts
  • Bike hire included
  • Navigation app provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
Canoeing on the Dordogne
France: The Dordogne

Canoeing on the Dordogne

A safe, undemanding canoeing activity holiday on the most celebrated river in France. This is a great choice for families as all hotels have pools and, for a limited period, all customers will have the option to hire a fully kitted-out bike for all non-canoe days, making it easy to explore locally too.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday codeB08DO
  • Holiday typeSelf-guided canoeing
  • Duration8 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$3110per person, tour only

  • 51 Reviews
  • All accommodation
  • All continental breakfasts and 3 evening meals
  • Route notes provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
Dordogne Activities
France: The Dordogne

Dordogne Activities

Combine three of our exciting holidays to experience the ultimate activity holiday in the Dordogne. Two days of safe, leisurely canoeing with a choice of easy walking or cycling on the other days.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday codeM08DO
  • Holiday typeMulti activity holiday
  • Duration8 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$3200per person, tour only

  • 29 Reviews
  • All accommodation
  • All continental breakfasts and 5 evening meals
  • Bike hire included
  • Headwater navigation provided
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)