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 cycling 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 bicycle proficiently is required. These relaxed itineraries take you off the beaten path to explore small villages and to meet the local people. Bicycles and helmets are included, and a support vehicle follows you on most 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.


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

Cruise & Walk in Tasmania
March 2020

CONFIRMED DEPARTURE Cruise the sapphire waters of the rugged....

Bike Vietnam and Cambodia
March 2020

Cycling is one of the finest ways to discover the majestic Mekong…

Walking Patagonia & Northern Argentina
March 2020

Walk in awe-inspiring and contrasting landscapes to see some…

Walking in Italy
May 2020

Italy is the perfect place for a gourmet walking holiday.  Walk…

Sail & Bike Slovenia & Croatia
May / June 2020

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

Short Break - Walking in the Red Centre of Australia
July 2020

Immerse yourself in this ancient land by experiencing the natural…

Walking the West Highland Way and Hebridean Islands
July / August 2020

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

Bike & Barge Northern Italy & Provence
September 2020

Bike and Barge – the perfect travelling combo! By bike, soak…

Biking in New York, Cape Cod & Vermont
October 2020

Begin your tour with three nights in New York City experiencing…

Walking in Japan - The Nakasendo Way
November 2020

Walking the Nakasendo Way is one of our most popular tours. You…