Escorted Walking & Biking Tours for Small Groups

Launched in 2000, walking tours are becoming more and more popular and complement our other tours. Over the last few years, we have gradually grown our selection of biking tours, adding to the range of experiences for the active traveller. Neither boot camp nor ‘Tour de France’ experiences; these tours offer another way to enjoy and connect with a destination. All of our walking and biking tours are accompanied by well trained and experienced tour managers and local guides.

Walking Tours

Walk and explore attractive and contrasting areas of a particular country. Keep packing and unpacking to a minimum with some of our walking tours which spend up to a week in each area in comfortable country hotels chosen as appropriate bases. Other tours are more ‘on-the-go’ but still keep to a comfortable pace and stay in well-appointed comfortable hotels with a local flavour. The tours build in many opportunities to sample the cuisine and wine of the country and region. Our walking tours vary in the level of fitness required so you can choose from leisurely walking to more demanding treks.  Transport is used to take you to the start of, and from the end of, many of the day walks. This allows us to offer you walks which would be hard to get on your own.

Biking Tours

Again, these escorted tours allow you to explore the contrasting areas of a country or region. Although designed for the ‘casual’ biker,  the ability to ride a bike proficiently is required. These relaxed itineraries take you off the beaten path to explore small villages and to meet the local people. Bicycles and usually helmets, are included, and a support vehicle may follow you on rides. We have recently introduced bike and barge tours which again keep unpacking and hassle to a minimum. As with all Calder & Lawson Tours, there is always the opportunity to discover the culture, history and cuisine of a particular destination. E-bikes are available on most tours, and the use of them is growing in popularity.


Wherever possible walking and biking distances are noted in itineraries and you should refer to the individual itinerary for information. We are always happy to discuss fitness requirements with you, so don’t hesitate to contact us.

Tour Summaries

South Island by e-bike
November 2020

Explore some of the best bike trails in the South...  

Cruise and Walk in Pelorus Sound and Golden Bay
January/February 2021

We have discovered that cruising and walking is a great combination…

South Island by e-bike
February 2021

Explore some of the best bike trails in the South...  

Walking in Wanaka & Siberia Valley
February 2021

This Wanaka based walking adventure takes us on some of the best…

Short Break – Walking in the Red Centre of Australia
July 2021

Immerse yourself in this ancient land by experiencing the natural…

Walking the West Highland Way and Hebridean Islands
August 2021

It is said that if you are going to do a walk in Scotland, it should be....

Sail & Bike Slovenia & Croatia
August / September 2021

Imagine being on a yacht, rocking to sleep....

Walking in Italy
September 2021

Italy is the perfect place for a gourmet walking holiday.

Biking in New York, Cape Cod & Vermont
Coming in 2021….

Begin your tour with three nights in New York City experiencing the vibrancy of ‘The Big Apple’.