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Intrepid Travel Launches Adventures closer to Home

4th July 2020 - 10:30am

Carrie Day (Intrepid Travel)

Carrie Day (Intrepid Travel)


Intrepid Travel has introduced a new collection of tours called Intrepid Retreats, a new range in which small groups immerse themselves in one location, staying in handpicked accommodation ranging from small boutique properties to glamping, with nearby experiences ranging from hikes to wineries to fishing, cooking, cycling, stargazing and more.


Intrepid Retreats are in direct response to local restrictions beginning to lift following the COVID-19 outbreak, with domestic and regional travel starting to re-open. All Intrepid Retreats have been developed to empower and support local communities during the economic recovery, in line with Intrepid’s values of using travel as a force for good.


“[This] brings travellers safely back together, offering trips closer to home that support local communities and businesses rebounding from the pandemic,” said Zina Bencheikh (MD EMEA).


The new Retreats will be available from the end of July onwards, when lockdown restrictions ease, pending governments’ guidance. With 12 Retreats based across the UK and Europe, 2 in the Middle East and 1 in North Africa, trips are leader-led and range from 3 -5 days, with group departures and Tailor-Made trips both available. UK destinations include Scotland, Cornwall, and Suffolk, plus active walking and cycling trips in The Lake District and The Peak District; while Retreats abroad include remote locations in Greece, Croatia, Iceland, Portugal, Italy, Turkey, Morocco and Jordan.


Recent research conducted by Intrepid Travel of over 1000 UK travellers found that 87% of people plan to travel in the UK in 2020, with 47% opting to go abroad. 78% sought hiking and nature walks, 62% sought history and culture experiences, 46% preferred to relax and unwind, while 38% wanted multi-active trips on their next travel experience.


“We’ve worked hard to respond to our customers’ feedback and travel preferences post pandemic, whilst continuing to deliver on sustainable experience-rich travel experiences,” said Bencheikh.


“Our Retreats offer a diverse range of experiences,” added Bencheikh, “from ‘Comfort’ style hiking trips in the Scottish Highlands, to staying in a national park on one of Croatia’s remotest islands. As with all our tours, Intrepid Retreats are 100% carbon offset and designed to have a low environmental footprint while having a positive impact on local communities”.


Intrepid Retreats will be operated under new protocols developed and endorsed by the WTTC HERE.

There is a new Flexible Bookings policy so travellers can book and change, move or cancel their travels with no fuss HERE.

To explore the full range of trips available visit HERE.


In addition to these new tours, Intrepid Travel will still be offering day tours in over 200 cities and 100 countries through Intrepid Urban Adventures. Intrepid will also be ramping up their tailormade and private group product for travellers who want a custom version of Intrepid’s group tours.


For more information about the full Intrepid Retreats range visit HERE or phone 0808 274 5111.

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