The coast, villages and countryside of the Eastern Algarve and then explore the treasures of this most westerly corner of Europe.
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A Ramblers Walking Holiday would not be what it is without the expertise and enthusiasm of our industry-accredited leaders. We have a team of over 250 leaders worldwide, each with their own individual style, particular talents and favourite destinations. Our leaders are vital to the success of our holidays and of our organisation as a whole, and we select and train them with care. Even on holidays where we employ a local guide, we also provide one of our own leaders, recruited and briefed from our UK head office.
We are always looking for new tour leaders. If you are an experienced traveller, have a walking qualification such as the ML or NNAS bronze, silver or gold and/or strong language skills and most important of all you are an outgoing and gregarious person then please contact us and we will then send an information sheet.
If you are interested in joining us and would like to become a tour leader please contact Mandy Dorward, Leaders' Manager, on [email protected].
Experienced in leading, usually but not necessarily in the area of the holiday, each has their own individual style and particular talents. All are first aid trained, hold walking leader qualifications commensurate with the grade of holidays they lead and often have good foreign language skills providing you with a deeper insight into local cultures. They are often mines of information on local history and the natural world.
In addition to holding recognised walking, leading and first aid qualifications, our guides have an extraordinary range of specialist interests and expertise, from botany to archaeology and from birding to medieval history. They often have good local language skills too, enabling them to share deeper insights into local cultures and history as you go along. Our guides are as passionate about the great outdoors as you are, and their skills and personalities equip them to bring your trip alive while acting as a friend and mentor to the whole group.
Being a group holiday, the success of each holiday depends to a great extent on the ability and preparedness of group members to participate and cooperate with both the Tour Leader and their travelling companions.
As our leader is responsible for the smooth operation of the holiday arrangements and the wellbeing of all group members. Although he or she will be there to support and encourage anyone anxious or experiencing a little difficulty on some parts of the programme, you must be generally able to cope reasonably with the demands of the holiday programme without placing disproportionate demands on either the tour leader or your travelling companions. If the leader reasonably believes that an included walk or activity would be beyond your capability they may require you to not participate in a part or the entire programme.
Also, being responsible for the safety of all group members, he or she may occasionally feel it necessary adopt a more cautious approach than would perhaps be considered reasonable by an individual member of the group.
On many of our long haul, sightseeing or developing destinations we employ, in addition to your designated group leader, a trained local tour leader with specialist local area knowledge. Native to the area, their friendly welcome and special insights are hugely popular, adding real character and flavour to your experience of the country and keeping our clients coming back for more.
Whatever your path or destination, our group leaders have the skills, knowledge and commitment that will transform your holiday into an adventure you’ll never forget.