//Intrepid launches Retreats product

Intrepid launches Retreats product

Retreats, based in one location, include several domestic tours.  

Intrepid Travel has introduced a new collection of tours in which small groups immerse themselves in one location.

Intrepid Retreats will include domestic holidays in Scotland, Cornwall, and Suffolk, plus active walking and cycling trips in The Lake District and The Peak District.

Experiences will range from hikes to wineries to fishing, cooking, cycling, stargazing and more.

Intrepid said the new product range has been curated in direct response to local restrictions beginning to lift following the Covid-19 outbreak, with domestic and regional travel starting to re-open in some areas of the world.

“We are excited to launch Intrepid Retreats, our latest product range created by locals for locals that brings travellers safely back together, offering trips closer to home that support local communities and businesses rebounding from the pandemic,” said Zina Bencheikh, Managing Director of EMEA. 

The new Retreats will be available from July 29 onwards, when lockdown restrictions ease, pending FCO guidance.

There are 12 Retreats based across the UK and Europe and a further one in the Middle East and one in North Africa. Trips are leader-led and range from three to five days, with group departures and tailor made trips both available.

Retreats abroad include remote locations in Greece, Croatia, Iceland, Portugal, Italy, Turkey, Morocco and Jordan.

Recent research conducted by Intrepid Travel of more than 1,000 UK travellers found that 87 per cent of people plan to travel in the UK in 2020, with 47 per cent opting to go abroad.

When asked what motivated them to travel, 78 per cent sought hiking and nature walks, 62 per cent sought history and culture experiences, 46 per cent preferred to relax and unwind, while 38 per cent 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 Safe Travel protocols developed and endorsed by the World Travel & Tourism Council, with a new Flexible Bookings policy applicable.

See the full list of trips here intrepidtravel.com/uk/new-local-tours.