Top 5 activity holidays for solo travellers

A common question we get here at NotInTheGuideBooksis what is a single supplement and how it works for solo travellers.

It can be confusing, even frustrating, for a single traveller to have to add on an additional fee just because you want a holiday for one but fear not! We have a great range of singles activity holidays that cater for people who want to pursue their hobbies and interests for no extra cost.

Not only do these holidays come without a supplement for travelling solo, they will also give you the opportunity to meet and make lifelong friends with similar interests. Not bad, eh?

Rejuvenate on this luxury fitness retreat near Alicante

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Who said working out was boring? Not this lot!

This luxury boot camp holiday is one that our solo travellers return to again and again. With an easy flight to Alicante, return transfers included, and a double suite with a balcony, along with a lagoon, wave pool, and beach in walking distance at NO extra cost, there is plenty to rave about!

Let’s not forget all of your healthy delicious meals provided to maximise your workout routines, and the flexibility to join what you love, or just hit the pool or beach when you need a break. Host Julie will make sure you feel at home along with her welcoming staff, and you can’t help but make some friends while on a beach hike or doing some circuits. Come see why everyone keeps returning year after year.

Read more about this luxury fitness holiday 

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Experience Italian foodie heaven cooking in Tuscany

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Lunch is served – it’s pasta heaven in Rita’s kitchen

Join local chef Rita as she guides you through hands-on Italian cookery lessons, where you will learn how to make delicious rustic classics including making fresh pasta from scratch and tossing your own pizza. Master basic Italian cooking techniques and discover the traditions that ‘la bella’ Garfagnana and Serchio Valley has to offer.

And Rita doesn’t stop there. Rita’s aim is for you to experience the area’s culture as much as the food – visit fresh local markets, wander the streets of Barga, known as one of the prettiest villages in Italy, and visit Lucca, known for its intact Renaissance-era city walls.

Read more about how you can join Rita’s Italian cookery break.

Paint incredible landscapes in the Creuse, France

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No better place to relax after a morning’s painting lesson

The cost of this painting holiday in the heart of France will go a long way, we assure you. Surrounded by stunning countryside, trails, rivers and medieval villages, it is easy to see why Claude Monet, Armand Guillaumin, Alfred Smith, Francis Picabia, and Henri Pailler all chose this region as their focal point for so many beloved paintings we have come to know and love today.

Your own private bedroom will be in 1 of 2 guest houses, each located next to each other, and each sharing a gorgeous, peaceful communal area consisting of a grand pool, hot tub, outdoor eating terrace and gardens. From the moment you exit the airport in Limoges, until the very last day, everything will be taken care of for you while you make yourself at home in stunning rural France.

Read more about this painting holiday in France.

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Get creative on an arts and craft holiday in Andalucia

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Getting crafty with a local jewellery maker

This brand new creative holiday has been made for artists, by artists, who don’t want to be restricted to one craft on holiday but want to try their hand at several. Each day, you will tackle a new project; from silver rings, to homemade soaps, preparing 3 course meals and hitting the potters wheel – this week will leave you anything but bored!

With no single supplements, airport transfers and beautiful farmhouse accommodation in the Andalucian hills, escape to the country with some wine, delicious food,and spend your days making craft in the sunshine in like-minded friendly company.

Read more about this craft holiday here.

Whip up delicious French recipes on a cookery break in Gascony

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Work along side not one but two professional chefs

Come settle into your own private ensuite room in a lovely rural corner of France, where you will be spoiled with delicious regional recipes, a trip to the farmers’ market and a wine tasting to discover the very best of Gascony and its delicacies. In addition to learning to perfect French specialities, you will also learn how to complete a full service for a unique residential French cookery break that can impress your loved ones at home.

A popular choice for solo travellers, you will enjoy dinner every night in a group of people who share your passion for great food, wine and laughs, topped off with a local Armagnac on the terrace of your charming French farmhouse home from home.

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You can find our full range of singles holidays for solo travellers with NO single supplements here.

Or feel free to browse our full range of activity holidays here.