Self-Guided Walking Tours in Albany
Cheryl and David from Albany Walking Holidays have put together a range of walks that will take you to all Albany’s main attractions, both natural and historical. And with the slower pace of walking, you get to experience the more subtle aspects of what makes the Albany area special.
The walks are self-guided. You are driven and from the walk (if it’s out of town), and provided with a booklet that includes:
- Maps of the walk
- Detailed instructions to help you follow the trail
- Suggested sidetrips and detours
- Suggestions on nice places to stop for coffee or lunch, for the walks that pass through built-up areas
- All sorts of background information on the nature and history along the walk (the sort of things that a tour guide would tell you, if the walk were guided)
In following the walks you’ll have many options to stop and admire spectacular views, visit museums, have a picnic or go for a swim in the ocean. The idea is that you can take as much or as little time to complete the walk as you choose.
At any point during the walk you can call the office or mobile number, whether that’s to request to be picked up in the car, or simply to ask a question or make sure you’re on the right track.
What is Albany Walking Holidays, and how does it work?
Cheryl and David, the founders of Albany Walking Holidays, were inspired to start the company after taking some fantastic self-guided walking tours during their travels in Europe. They thought a similar concept would tap into an unfilled niche for travellers visiting Albany, their home town.
Cheryl, David and Hannah take all the guess-work, logistics, planning and hassle out of your holiday in Albany, letting you focus on just relaxing and experiencing the town and its beautiful surrounds.
They organise all the bookings and little details for you, and with your input, put together a customised holiday for you, focused around a series of self-guided walking itineraries.
These walks showcase the best of Albany’s natural and historical attractions over the course of 3 days, 5 days, 7 days – or however many days you like.
On your arrival in Albany, a representative from Albany Walking Holidays welcomes you with friendly hospitality and plenty of local knowledge. If you don’t have a car they can pick you up from the airport or bus stop and drive you to your accommodation.
What sort of traveller is this suited to?
I would highly recommend Albany Walking Holidays to independent-minded travellers, who really want to make the most of the time that they have in Albany.
The sort of person I’m thinking of is someone who likes to travel comfortably and stress-free as much as possible, but who at the same time wants to explore at their own pace and gain an authentic, multi-faceted experience of a travel destination.
This is the sort of traveller wants a quality travel experience, making every moment count. But rather than rush around in a whirl-wind of attractions, bus-rides and tour guides, they’d prefer a slower pace and degree of independence that gives them the time and space to fully take in their surroundings – to stop and take a rest when and where they feel like it, or explore “off track”.
Obviously, a reasonable amount of outdoorseyness and basic fitness is required in order to enjoy a holiday based around walking. Also, the service offered is about quality, not budget, so it’s most definitely not a cheap backpacker-style tour package.
So if you’re travelling from interstate or overseas and are unfamiliar with the Albany area, and especially if you don’t have a car to drive around to Albany’s bushwalks, beaches and other attractions, then Albany Walking Holidays give you a top quality, all-inclusive holiday package that will ensure you experience the best of what Albany has to offer and maximise the comfort and enjoyment of your holiday.
Packages and Pricing
Albany Walking Holidays is so flexible in what they offer beyond simply the walks themselves that it’s hard to sum up in one web page, but the packages and walk descriptions detailed this page of their website will give you the basic idea.
If you’re interested, I’d suggest that you give Cheryl and Hannah a call or write an email to find out exactly what they can do for your unique situation and any special requests you may have.
Here are the contact details:
1300 321 607 (office)
0448 414 153 (mobile)
or use this form to send them an email
Last Updated: 24th June, 2014.
First posted on 13th October, 2013 by Bonny.
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