Guide Supported Independent Adventures


At The Walking Connection we love sharing the world with you.

Over the years we have learned that though many of our guests love to travel and explore the world together, others choose to do so on a schedule that is different than our planned small group departures. It is for YOU that we have created a new program. It is our personal service that not only takes you to the fantastic destinations, but links you directly to the people who either own and/or manage each location. These folks are our personal friends and professional colleagues who work with us to create our traditional group adventures and they are the same people who will help us plan an extraordinary independent adventure just for you.

They know the local landscape, the best walks, the best restaurants, the best places to visit, when to go, how to get there and most importantly, the local people in their communities who they can connect to you to make your adventure special. Together we have created a series of neatly planned itineraries that blend the perfect amount of guided and unguided activities along with just the right amount of free time for you to independently explore on your own. Of course, each can be modified to meet your special interests and requests along the way.

We believe that your trip with us is more than an active adventure, it is the extension of your lifestyle. That is why your trip with us begins the moment you sign up. First, we get to know you, your likes and wants so we can plan your vacation to be just right. Then, depending upon the destination, we provide you with a detailed activity plan so that you will know just what to expect during your walking vacation and how to prepare yourself in advance so that you thoroughly enjoy every minute of your journey.

New Found Friends.

Guide Supported Independent Travel is the ultimate people-to-people experiential travel. It’s nice to know that the people greeting you upon your arrival already know your name and that Gene and Jo Ann, owners of The Walking Connection have arranged a personal introduction for you. Throughout your stay, you know that they have a personal interest in seeing to it that each facet of your trip is just right and that they are there to assist you when needed.

A few of our Guide Supported Independent trips include 4 of the 7 Great Walks of Australia! Follow the links below to sample these amazing destinations. Soon we will be adding new destinations in Mexico, Costa Rica, Ecuador and other fantastic destinations where our friends reside. We hope you will keep checking back here until you find the Independent Adventure that is just right for you and of course we welcome your call, click, FB message, tweet, or email. We’ll get right back to you and answer any questions you may have and gladly plan the perfect adventure vacation, just for you.

Come Walk With Us!

Great Walks of Australia Info & Destinations


Bay of Fires Lodge Walk

At the edge of Mt William National Park in north-eastern Tasmania, the magnificent coastline known as the Bay of Fires provides dramatic landscapes, ecology, and wildlife. Immerse yourself in one of the Read More…


Cradle Mountain Huts Walk

Discover one of Australia’s most spectacular World Heritage Areas while trekking the world famous Overland Track in the peaceful and exquisite terrain of Cradle Mountain and Lake St Clair National Park, Tasmania. Read More…


Freycinet Experience Walk

The Freycinet Experience is the original guided walk on Tasmania’s east coast, taking you through the pink granite Hazard Mountains and rich coastal forests, and the purest of white-sand beaches including the Read More…


The Maria Island Walk

Maria Island is a delightful blend of rare wildlife, convict heritage, and elegant accommodation. On the multi-award winning Maria Island Walk, you’ll enjoy gentle walking by day and candlelit gourmet dining at Read More…

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