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Great Canadian Trails Sees Rise in Supported Self Guided Travel


Independent hiking and cycling trips show popularity increase in Canada



Ottawa, ON; July 25, 2017 – Adventure travel specialist Great Canadian Trails is embracing a new trend in active travel, announcing today that supported self guided itineraries are the company’s most popular segment. Comprising a growing suite of hiking and cycling holidays, the specially crafted itineraries allow travellers to experience Canada’s landscapes supported by the company’s quality services.


“We’ve seen a substantial rise in bookings on our supported self guided itineraries this season,” says Nathalie Gauthier, Manager of Great Canadian Trails. “As the only tour operator occupying this space in Canada, we’re thrilled to provide authentic experiences for independent, active travellers.”


With planning, accommodations, daily luggage transfers, and some meals pre-arranged, supported self guided travel makes it easy to experience Canada’s countryside. Once travellers arrive at the starting point, usually accessible by plane, train, or bus, they are provided with route information, including historical and destination facts as well as recommended dining options, activities, and sights. They also have access to a friendly local emergency contact in the event that they require assistance.


“Our thorough organization, detailed route information, and luggage transfers make Canada’s trails more accessible for domestic and international travellers alike,” adds Gauthier. “Self guided itineraries really let people travel in a way that they can experience the best of the countryside, with the support of experienced travel professionals.”


Topping the list of the company’s most popular trips are;


On the cutting edge of adventure travel, Great Canadian Trails crafts creative itineraries that cater to the individual needs and styles of its travellers. For detailed information and bookings, visit or call1-866-305-2257.



About Great Canadian Trails 

Great Canadian Trails (GCT) specializes in active holidays in Canada. Offering a large selection of innovative hiking and cycling adventures from coast to coast to coast, its itineraries draw upon some of the country’s most inspiring landscapes, incredible networks of trails, and stunning national parks. With both guided and supported self guided options available, GCT is committed to providing a unique Canadian experience for those who value quality and exclusivity in their trips. GCT is part of the World Expeditions Travel Group.