If you are after the challenge of walking or riding the South Downs Way but don't want the added hassle of organising your trip then why not consider contacting one of the following holiday companies who specalise in planning your trip for you, from booking your accomodation to transporting your bags.
Please note that the companies listed here are NOT managed, checked or assessed by the South Downs Way team. It is a list of known holiday providers and other prodivers may exist.
Footprints of Sussex
Pear Tree Cottage, Jarvis Lane, Steyning, West Sussex BN44 3GL
tel 01903 813381
Footprints are a South Downs specalist and offer 7 or 9 night self guided holidays along the South Downs Way with high quality accommodation and baggage transfers included.
Luggage movement as a stand alone from £195 for the whole trail; may also be able to move luggage over shorter distances.
The Sherpa Van Project
29 The Green, Richmond, North Yorkshire, DL10 4RG
from UK tel 0871 520 0124, (from overseas tel 00 44 1748 822460)
Offers an accommodation booking service and trip planners for walking holidays all over the UK including the South Downs Way.
HF Holidays, Imperial House, Edgeware Road, London, NW9 5AL
tel 020 8905 9556
HF Holidays offer a wide range of guided walking holidays including around the South Downs and the Sussex Weald and the full length South Downs Way.
Contours Walking Holidays
Contours Walking Holidays, Barton House, 21 North End, Wirksworth, Derbyshire, DE4 4FG
tel 01629 821900
Contours Walking Holidays are specialists in self-guided walking holidays in Scotland , England , Wales and Ireland. They offer a selection of South Downs Way packages with variations for number of days walking and options to enxtend your stay in different places.
Macs Adventure Limited, 44 Speirs Wharf, Glasgow, Scotland, UK, G4 9TH
tel 0141 530 8886
A leading UK company in self-guided walking and cycling holidays. Macs Adventure are dedicated to providing personal attention to each customers wants and needs so that they get the ideal holiday that they are looking for. They offer both guided and self-guided walking holidays on the South Downs Way.
Footpath Holidays, 16 Northn Bavant, Nr Warminster, Wiltshire, BA12 7BB
tel 01985 840049
Well established walking holiday organiser who offer guided and self-guided walking holidays in the UK including self guided South Downs Way trips.
Celtic Trails Walking Holidays, P.O.Box 11, Chepstow, NP16 6ZD, Wales, UK
tel 01291 689 774
Organisers of self guided walking holidays with flexible itineraries to suit your pace in both the UK and Europe including the South Downs Way.
Walk & Cycle
Walk & Cycle Britain, 123 The Causeway, Petersfield, Hampshire, GU31 4LN
tel: 0844 870 8648
Helping you enjoy getting out and about in the countryside, Walk and Cycle now provide a baggage transfer and holiday planning services for those wanting to walk or cycle the whole of the South Downs Way
Guided and self guided walks in Britain and Europe, including an 8-10 day self guided walking tour of the South Downs Way.
tel 07780 871996
This small eco-friendly company, based in the Eastern Downs offers wildlife adventure holidays and special interest breaks. They use local experts to guide and inform and the breaks are all based in stunning rural locations under canvas.
tel 0131 240 1210
Absolute Escapes currently offer self-guided Walking Holidays on the South Downs Way as well as other National Trails.
Mountain Bike Holidays
South Downs Cycling
South Downs Cycling is based in historic Winchester, at the Western end of the South Downs Way. They aim to provide a fun introduction to biking in the South Downs. They offer single day or weekend rides including refreshments and B&B/Inn stops for the overnight stay.
Ouseburn Building, East Quayside, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE6 1LL
tel 0191 265 1110
Worldwide guided and supported cycling holidays with full equipment avalible to hire including a 4 day South Downs Way mountain bike ride.
Meon Valley Cycle Hire
Mill Lane, Titchfield, Hampshire PO15 5RB
tel 01329 843679 and 07778 410532
Meon Valley cycle Hire offers cycling packages on the western end of the South Downs Way as well as simple hire.