Last updated on March 28th, 2023
Ten hiking, walking, safari and wellness trips for solo women around the world
Every month, we curate a selection of trips for solo women that we think you’ll enjoy from our partners in our Women’s Travel Directory. These tours are designed for women by women — so you can be sure they understand your unique needs and thirst for new adventures.
If you’re new to solo travel, a tour can be a wonderful way to take that first step into independent travel. From walking the Camino de Santiago to a safari in Tanzania, these trips for adventurous solo travellers will help you reconnect with nature in destinations like France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Japan, Oregon (USA), Spain and Tanzania.
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Women-Only Adventurous Solo Travel Trips
1. Italy with Menopause Nutritionist, Jenn Salib Huber (April 22 – 29, 2023)
This week-long trip with Menopause Nutritionist Jenn Salib Huber, is all about food joy and body joy in perimenopause and menopause. We’ll spend two nights in Rome and the rest in beautiful Abruzzo, moving, exploring and eating together, leaving us renewed, inspired and ready to thrive.
2. Spring Awake (4 May 2023 – 7 May 2023)
Spring is a time to come alive, to stretch into new freedoms and possibilities. This wellness retreat in Quebec is a chance to put yourself first, to find stillness and play, life balance and delight. Transition times are important times of grounding and self-acknowledgement.
*** Join JourneyWoman CEO Carolyn Ray in Quebec this May for an opportunity to step away from the stress of everyday life. There are still spots available, and Tania is offering JourneyWoman readers a special 1.5 hour post-event field trip on Zoom to reconnect, deepen take-aways and introduce a new ritual.
3. Favorite Places, Favorite Times (9 May 2023 – 19 May 2023)
Our annual hosted safari trip that visits our favorite places at our favorite time of year! This safari is for the wildlife enthusiast that appreciates value. Wildlife is on the center stage of the itinerary. Accommodations are all mid-range, family run lodges. Laura & Colin will be your hosts.
4. See Three Countries in One Marvelous Week (May 14 – 21, 2023)
Join us on our Ravishing Rhine Trip this spring as we explore the Alsace region of France, the charming town of Freiburg Germany, the Black Forest and the beauty of Basel, Switzerland. There is a point where these three countries meet so drives between them are only around an hour.
You’ll stay in gorgeous hotels and sip delectable wines from both Germany and France. Basel is a museum and design mecca so we’ll end our tour here exploring the beauty of Basel whilst staying at a chic hotel overlooking the Rhine.
Hurry – Only a few spots left. $500 off – use code JWRHINE500
5. Secrets of Greece & Corfu (May 7 – 17, 2023)
The best of Greece unlocked for you.
From lively Athens to majestic Mount Pelion and the scenic island of Corfu, experience the sights, sounds and tastes of Greece in all its glory on this 11-day in-depth tour. Step into history and see this bucket-list destination come to life as your Travel Director uncovers this rich culture and all local secrets. This can’t-miss tour is part of Trafalgar’s women-only series, a group of 12 hand-crafted itineraries dedicated to celebrating women through travel and empowering female artisans, entrepreneurs, and trailblazers across the world.
6. Summer Crater Lake National Park Adventure (July 17-22, 2023 )
Join our Bold Spirit Travel crew on a 6-day, all-women tour to Crater Lake National Park, with many stops along the way including Bend, historic Timberline Lodge, Mt. Hood, Silver Falls State Park, Newberry National Monument, and more!
A facilitator and local naturalist guide will be with you during the entire trip. All the driving from Portland and back will be taken care of by our team so you can sit back, relax, and enjoy your vacay (and the inspiring scenery). Stay in wonderful hotels in central Bend and Portland. Enjoy group meals at locavore eateries in good company.
7. Vivre aux Eclats – French Cultural Immersion & Camino de Santiago Walking Tour (July 30 – August 6, 2023)
Join author Dr Margaretha Montagu and indulge on a cultural wellness retreat France to indulge your senses.
Have you always dreamt of living in a French farmhouse, surrounded by sunflower fields, of going to the weekly fresh food market to buy crusty French bread, succulent sun-ripened tomatoes and creamy, fragrant French cheese, of sitting down at a little table at a sidewalk café, sipping a petit crème and just watching the world go by? Now you can escape to the unspoiled and largely undiscovered southwest of France to an authentic, much-loved French farmhouse for 8 days of blissful contemplation of a completely different lifestyle.
8. Hiking the Wild Catalan Coast (September 8 – 16, 2023)
Walking Costabrava is excited to bring you this stunning hiking trip of Spain’s eastern shores, along the magnificent Costa Brava.
Just one hour north of the vibrant city of Barcelona, the Costa Brava captures the essence of the Mediterranean coastline without the masses of visitors. Its name means ‘rugged coast’, and it is indeed just that: hidden coves with white sand, plunging cliffs, crystalline waters, pine trees, and charming fishing villages. Be prepared to work hard for your vistas but the reward is more than worth the effort!
9. Girls Going to Israel – Experience the Magic (October 25 – November 4, 2023)
(Israel / Petra & Wadi Rum)
Voted “best interfaith, small-group, experience of Israel.” Traverse this beautiful tapestry of a country and experience Israel with all 5 of your Senses! Meet the varied populations and learn about their history and cultures, walk through the ancient cobblestoned streets, the gorgeous beaches of Tel Aviv, experience the majestic desert, taste the foods and spices from around the world, cook with Chefs, eat in the homes of locals and connect with like-minded women. Experience the people, places and passions of Israel. All with laughter and a great glass of wine!
5. Hiking Walking in Japan (April 2 – 6, 2024)
5 nights 6 days, for writers and artists. Experience rural Japan at cherry blossom time. Daily haiku themed workshops, easy walks through beautiful rural scenery, dotted with relics of a once dominant Buddhist society. Stay in local inns, eat farmhouse cuisine, bath in thermal hot spring baths.
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