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Hooked on Cycling & Walking have been established since 1997 and since then we have been providing walking holidays to over 1500 guest each year. We are one of the leading UK self guided walking holiday tour operators. Our work ethic is that we are larger enough to cope but small enough to care. When you call us you can speak with one of the companies owners who has expert knowledge of all tours. We pride ourselves on being flexible often offering tailor made schedules for guests where it is logistically possible. We have a great range of tours offering superb value for money. Where possible we always try a seek accommodation for our tours in family run hotels and guest houses where the owners care about your vacation and often will show great interest in your days activities. We offer tours suitable for families, couples, easy leisurely vacations, challenging tours for enthusiasts, cultural tours and scenic tours, indeed we have tours for all interests and abilities.
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Trying to decide if you would like a moving on holiday or a fixed location vacation? Then look no further, below you will find descriptions of each of our walking holiday categories to find which one is right for you. If you would like information on our walking holiday grading and which level would be right for you then please check out our Holiday Grading page.
A moving on tour enables you to see the most of a particular region, most days you will walk to another beautiful village passing some of the regions most stunning scenery to a good local welcome at your booked accommodation. We have moving on tours in most regions. The tours are graded by way of average walking time considering terrain and gradients.
Fixed location holidays are based in hotels, guest houses, Inn or Huts in regions suitable for walking. This type of holiday is sometimes suitable for families or when not all family members wish to walk each day and it allows for maximum flexibility.
We use accommodation primarily in Local Tourist Board graded hotels, guest houses and country inns on a bed and breakfast basis. If accommodation’s are not members of their Local Tourist Board then accommodation grading is judged and classified by Hooked on Cycling and Walking and is based on our experience and on classification in different countries. Our judgment is final and may differ from the official accommodation grade of respective countries. All are chosen for their accessibility to the route and warmth of welcome. We try and find accommodation which is interesting and we are sure all our providers of accommodation will show an active interest in your tour progress . Indeed we consider our providers to be our partners rather than just accommodation providers. On some tours in remote locations mountain huts have to be used and these do varying in the facilities they offer. All our prices are based on two persons sharing a twin/double room however single persons are most welcome but incur a supplement. We try and provide en-suite rooms where possible but on occasions this may not be possible on some tours. If you insist on an en-suite room then please provide this request on your booking form.
All our walking vacations include luggage transfers as standard.
Your tour instructions vary from tour to tour but we are proud of the comprehensive detail you will find. Some tours you will receive full details before your departure but on others you will be met by our local representative who will talk through the tour package and answer any of your questions. All welcome meetings are at a set time and so if you miss this it will be unlikely we can rearrange the welcome meeting for you. It is your responsibility to arrive in time for your welcome meeting (if your tour includes a welcome meeting)
Some of our tours have our unique PHOTO instructions. This is where each junction is not only described in words but also by photos. This is so important when walking as it sometimes is very difficult to describe a junction in detail.
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Here at Hooked on Walking we welcome family groups. However we do feel that you know your children’s capabilities as an individual and only you as a parent should choose what is suitable. We offer child discounts but these vary on each tour so please ask us for a quotation. Children over 12 years of age will be charged the full adult price. Discounts are usually only available if sharing a room with two adults
Pick transfers from local airports , train stations, ferry terminals are available on some tours , please see our individual tour descriptions. On booking please contact us with your expected arrival date. On some tours where local transport is good then we provide in the tour package details of how to reach your tour start from local airports and train stations , this way we can reduce the cost of the holidays and make the more affordable
We are always pleased to help with information on other places to see and things to do before or after your walking tour. We can also customize our tours further or provide a group tour at special request. For such a tour we would need a minimum of ten persons . We use good quality accommodation but on request we could arrange a hostel/bunkhouse tour . Just ask for information by e-mailing us
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Hooked On Cycling is a company committed to customer satisfaction and consumer financial protection. We are therefore pleased to announce that, at no extra cost to you, and in accordance with ”The Package Travel, Package Tours Regulations 1992” all passengers booking with Hooked On Cycling are fully insured for the initial deposit, and subsequently the balance of monies paid as detailed in your booking confirmation form. The policy will also include repatriation if required, arising from the cancellation or curtailment of your travel arrangements due to the insolvency of Hooked On Cycling. This insurance has been arranged by Towergate Chapman Stevens through HCCI International Insurance Company PLC.
In the unlikely event of Insolvency you must Inform Claims Settlement Agencies immediately on +44 (0) 1702 427 239 or at submitclaim.co.uk/TDC15. You can also write to them by email email@example.com or by post at 308-314 London Road, Hadleigh, Benfleet, Essex, SS7 2DD. Please ensure you retain the booking confirmation form as evidence of cover and value.
Policy exclusions: This policy will not cover any monies paid for Travel Insurance or any claim relating to Air Flights. Please ensure the Company you have booked with has the appropriate CAA / ATOL Bonds in place.
We are a Member of ABTA, membership number Y6420. We are obliged to maintain a high standard of service to you by ABTA’s Code of Conduct. We can also offer you ABTA’s scheme for the resolution of disputes which is approved by the Chartered Trading Standards Institute. If we can’t resolve your complaint, go to www.abta.com to use ABTA’s simple procedure. Further information on the Code and ABTA’s assistance in resolving disputes can be found on www.abta.com. You can also access the European Commission Online Dispute (ODR) Resolution platform at http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/odr/. This ODR platform is a means of registering your complaint with us; it will not determine how your complaint should be resolved.
Do you require information on Backpacking in Europe before or after your cycling holiday, then please take a look at www.backpackeurope.com
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