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Solo holiday ideas for over 50s and 60s

As the pressures of work and family life often ease in later life, you may find that you have more time to spend on yourself. Whether you've retired from work and want to spend your days travelling the world, or have decided to dedicate a little more Me Time, Explore's solo holidays could your ticket to doing all of the things you've always wanted to do.

Our holidays for single travellers over 50 and over 60 feature a huge range of activities across exciting destinations across the world. From laid back walking explorations to adventurous fully guided trips, our solo holidays cater to all, so you can choose the itinerary that works for you and enjoy an unforgettable adventure holiday.

Solo holidays for over 50s & 60s: Activities

Each itinerary for our over 50s and over 60s solo holidays has been carefully considered. Each has been designed to fully immerse you in the culture and spirit of your destination country, while allowing you to enjoy your surroundings at a pace that suits you through the activities you love most.

Regardless of age or interest, our selection of solo holidays offer something for everyone.

Walking holidays for the over 50s and 60s

What better way to enjoy your solo holiday than on foot? We cater to all activity levels and all of our trips feature a clear walking grade to illustrate the difficulty of the route. Enjoy the best of both worlds with our leisurely walking tours for over 50s, such as our best-selling Amalfi Coast Walking trip which is peppered with regular opportunities to savour the delicious local cuisine and wine. Or, choose our Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania on Foot trip to discover a wealth of cultural heritage as you explore UNESCO Heritage Sites and even gain a new skill: bog walking.

For for something a little more challenging, why not tackle our Walking in the Rockies trip, which takes you through the very best Canadian landscapes and offers breathtaking, panoramic views?

Cycling holidays for the over 50s and 60s

If you'd prefer to adventure on two wheels, we offer a range of solo cycling holidays for over 50s to help you see the most of your chosen destination. Like with our walking holidays, you can choose the pace that's right for you. Challenge yourself to our Cycle the Dalmatian Coast trip, and take on moderate terrain as you travel from Split to Dubrovnik enjoying picturesque countryside, ancient cities and beautiful fishing villages, or push yourself with our Southern Oasis Cycling tour; the perfect way to explore Morocco's Draa Valley.

We also offer easier cycling routes for those who prefer a breezier ride. Cycle against the backdrop of the Beskid Mountains with our Pedalling in Poland trip, or enjoy the best of rural India with our Backroads of Kerala tour.

Advice for mature single travellers over 50 and 60

Solo holidays for the over 50s and 60s are a great option if you want to spend some time doing your own thing outside of your typical couple or family holidays - perfect if there's a destination you've always wanted to visit.

To ensure your solo travel is as enjoyable as possible, it's important that you choose the right trip for you. Choose your holiday based on your preferred levels of activity, keeping in mind your usual activity levels to ensure you're not pushing yourself too much. You may also want to consider the climate of the country you're visiting, as extreme heat or cold may make maintaining activity levels more difficult.

Before you book, you should also check the accessibility of your destination. For example, a hilly terrain may be overly challenging if you have mobility issues. If you'd like further information about the accessibility of your chosen tour, the Explore team are on hand to help.

If you need medication, remember to pack enough for the duration of your trip. Keeping them in their original packaging will make it easier to go through customs and it's wise to write down the name of your medication, so you can get more should you run out while you're away.

Before you travel, let loved ones know what your itinerary is and give them a copy of your essential travel details, such as passport number and insurance details as well as a record of the local emergency numbers in the country you're travelling in, so that you can still connect with those back home if needed.

Enjoy solo travel designed for mature travellers with Explore

Whether you choose our walking or cycling holidays, we'll take care of everything - we'll even provide your bike for your ride - so your only concern is making the most of your over 50s or over 60s adventure holiday. We provide travel, evening accommodation and most meals; full details of what each trip entails can be found on the specific trip pages.

While a solo holiday may sound daunting, you won't actually be travelling alone. You'll travel in a group made up of a mix of other mature solo travellers, couples and famillies. Travellers are carefully selected to create the right mix for your trip, helping you meet new people, socialise and make new friends.

During your trip, you'll also benefit from an expert tour guide. Usually a local from your chosen destination, they'll share their extensive knowledge of the area, guiding you through the must-see sights and hidden gems to deliver a truly authentic experience. They're on-hand throughout the duration of your trip to answer any questions you may have.

With over 36 years' experience offering established adventure holidays in over 130 countries, Explore is the perfect choice for your next adventure. Tick those destinations of your must-visit list and create long-lasting memories on a specialist holiday for the over 50s and 60s. For more information, speak to our team today.