Travel Information

Please read carefully the following Travel information referring to Self-Guided Walking, Cycling and Activity Tours.

It contains valuable and important advice and conditions regarding the Exclusion/Inclusions, a Travel Checklist with important items to bring while on holiday, Insurance info (where you’ll be able to get a quote), Health and Safety information for activity holidays, and Holiday grades to assess if your chosen holiday fits your ability and physical fitness.

This Travel info does not replace the thorough consult of the general Terms and Conditions and the info stated on each holiday page.

What's included in my Self-Guided Holidays?

Our self-guided tours are complete and most of all perfectly thought through and organised. There is no time consuming search for places to stay, maps or tour descriptions, no research on which route to pick. We provide everything you need to explore at your own pace! The self-guided holidays include:

  • Detailed maps and route notes. Some tours will be offered with App Routes & Maps)
  • 24h support hotline
  • En-suite accommodation with breakfast (minimum of 2 people per booking; prices are for double occupancy)
  • Single rooms and other meals available with a surcharge
  • Airport transfers & transport to activity sites according to the description
  • Local information about the destination & tips
  • For bike tours: 21-speed hybrid bicycle with flat pedals and helmet. Electrical bikes are available with an extra cost
  • For self-drive tours: rental car vehicle (class A with ABS, 4 seats, and 3 doors). Upgrades and extras available on request, with extra costs
  • For train tours: train tickets/vouchers for second class regional and intercity trains according to program.
  • Upgrades and extras available on request, with extra costs

This is general information, you must consult all inclusions/exclusions to each specific holiday.

And what's excluded?

  • Flights
  • Admission fees to castles & attractions or events
  • Guide services inside monuments
  • Meals except when explicitly laid out on the holiday description
  • Tips/gratuities
  • Baggage or personal insurance
  • Beverages or food not described in the holidays description
  • Any other purchases of a personal nature
  • Any activity/service not included in the selected holiday description
  • Travel Insurance
  • Single room supplements are purchased as an extra
  • Upgrades and extras are available on request, with extra costs

What should I bring?

Travel Checklist

The right equipment for walking and activity tours is important for a felicitous holiday. Take care that you wear comfortable clothes to meet the climate of the region and season. Always take a jacket/sweater with you as weather might change.


  • Validpassport or ID card
  • Money, Cheques and/or credit card
  • International travel health insurance certificate


  • Hiking shoes
  • Functional sports underwear
  • T-Shirts
  • Scarf (if required)
  • Hat or cap – Sun protection is important!
  • Jacket (Windstopper)
  • Shorts
  • Hiking socks
  • Raincover
  • Warm clothing
  • Towel
  • Toiletry

Hiking equipment

  • Backpack
  • Small backpack pharmacy
  • Hiking poles (depending on taste)
  • Pocket knife, picnic dish, cup/mug
  • Water bottle(s) 1 – 2 litres per person
  • Food (eg. bread, salami, cheese, chocolate, dried fruit, nuts)
  • Handkerchiefs
  • Camera or Digital Camera (film, batteries /do not forget memory card)
  • Mobile phone and charger
  • Sunglasses

Travelling safely

You must be adequately insured to join our Guided and Self-Guided holidays. We do not insist that you insure with us but we require that you are adequately insured for the nature of your holiday.

BeCool Travel has partnered with to keep you travelling safely. Travel Insurance is designed for independent and adventurous travellers, with coverage for overseas medical expenses, cancellation, baggage and other expenses.

You can buy and claim online, even after you’ve left home. Travel insurance from is available to people from 140 countries.

Please consult our Travel Insurance page, where you’ll be able to get more detailed info about insurance requirements and an immediate quote for your trip.

Holiday character & difficulty grades

Complete Holiday Activity grades here.

Leisurely – 1, 2 and 3

1. Easy Access. Walks for everyone, using easy access paths.

2 – Easy. Activities for those with no mobility difficulty. May mix active sightseeing with city walks under 5km/3mi and brief ascents/ descents.

 3. Easy/Moderate. Easy countryside/city activities, with elements of sightseeing. Walks under 10km/6mi and brief ascents/descents.

Moderate – 4 and 5

4. Moderate. Full and half day walks at a moderate pace over hilly terrain. Most of these holidays have an element of sightseeing as well. Ascents and descents of up to 600m.

5. Moderate/Hard. Full day walks with ascent and descent as much as 750m. There may be some steep and rough ground.

Hard – 6 and 7

6. Hard. Full day walks with appreciable amounts of ascent and descent. Similar to Grade 5, but with most of the walks at the upper level of ascent/descent, time and distance.

7. Demanding. There is plenty of ascent and descent over rough and steep ground, so a steady foot and a good head for heights is advisable.

Technical – 8

8. Technical. Technical mountaineering with ice-axes, crampons, slings, ropes and karabiners where necessary. Led by qualified mountain guides.

General Conditions

Please read carefully the terms and conditions, as they set out our respective rights and obligations. Once you begin your tour with BeCool Travel, by default, you accept the terms and conditions set out on our Terms & Conditions page.

Our tours take place with a minimum of two people.

Your Self-Guided Holidays booking is accepted on the understanding that you realise and accept the risks and hazards potentially involved in adventure holidays and that you are mentally and physically capable of undertaking your chosen trip. You must tell us if you have an existing medical condition or disability that might affect your holiday, before you make the booking.

BeCool Travel does not itself own or provide any of the Services, facilities or travel arrangements which make up your Self-Guided Package Holiday.

These are provided by Suppliers which BeCool Travel arranges to provide the Services, facilities or travel arrangements which make up your Package Holiday.

BeCool Travel has a legal duty to exercise reasonable skill and care in making the arrangements for the Suppliers to provide the Services, facilities and travel arrangements to you.