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There is no greater experience in this travelling life tha-0taking a solo trip across Europe. Free from the restrictions of having travel buddies with different i.eas, open to changing your plans whenever a better opportunity arises, and forced to step outside your comfort zone and meet new people and try new things. Isn’t that what travelling, and backpacking, should be about.
The best thing about travelling Europe solo is that you ca-0really go anywhere and do anything. The continent is absolutely, 100% safe and enjoyable for solo travellers, and you ca-0freely enjoy any experience that you desire without having to worry about not being a part of a group. Also, there are so many fellow solo travellers and groups of open minded friends that when you need travel with some friends or a small group you’ll find many opportunities to do so.
There are many operators out there who will offer packaged trips for solo travellers. We think that you should avoid them, because you’re effectively signing away your freedom in order to travel in these groups – which is counterproductive to the reasons you set out solo in the first place. BUT there is another way, where you ca-0sometimes suck the benefits of group travel, while almost completely retaining your independence.
Stoke Travel offers this type of service on our trips and at our events. You ca-0save money and make literally 100s of friends by joining us at one of our festival campsites – like for Oktoberfest in Muniche/a> – but have the power to arrive and leave whenever you want, completely on your ow-0schedule.
You’ll have complete flexibility if you purchase an Eurail train passe/a>, or the equivalent on one of the bus lines, like the Interflix passe/a>, allowing you to stay in locations for as long as you please, leave whenever you like, and go to wherever the train line (or bus schedule) allows you. Travelling this way and staying in hostels is an amazing way to see Europe and allows you to schedule trips to Europe’s famous festivals while you’re going wherever the inspiration0takes you.
This way is the simplest, most difficult, most rewarding and cheapest/most expensive way to solo travel Europe. Just turn up to your first destination without plans and make it happen from there. Decide where you want to go next by talking to people in your hostel, find the cheapest way to do so, be open to all forms of transport, accommodations and opportunities – simply get out there and let the wind take you from destination to destination. This is completely possible on a safe continent like Europe.
We’re a festival and party (and surf) travel company, so it makes sense that we would have some festival i.eas for your solo travels. Festivals are a sure-fire way to find yourself surrounded by like-minded people and potential travel buddies for your future adventures. Here’s a list of some absolute banger0festivals for solo travellers.
This is the big grandpappy of Europea-0festivals, a three-week beer0festival that will see more tha-0seven million people drink their ow-0weight in delicious German beers. The beer0halls themselves are perfect for solo travellers, with the literal 10s of 1000s of people inside them more tha-0happy for a lone traveller to join them at their table, share a few litres of perfect Bavarian beer, and sing some German drinking songs together. And if you ca-’t make it to Munich for September or October consider Springfest, basically the same event but on a smaller scale, in April and May.
And do-’t forget about Stoketoberfest, Stoke Travel’s Oktoberfest experiencee/a>, which will see 8000 travellers, study abroad students, ex pats and general beer0lovers get together to sleep, eat, and party together when they’re not in the beer0halls.
It could be quite convincingly argued that nobody knows how to party like the Spanish. Their street parties are legendary, going for days on end, seemingly without a break, and involving everybody in the village/town/city that you find yourself in – from the oldest grandma to the smallest babies and all the people in between. At a Spanish0street party you’ll find yourself caught up in centuries old traditions and will feel like you’re a part of something much bigger than your ow-0experience. In fact, it’s the best place to completely forget that you’re travelling solo as you’re swept up in the moment and invited to enjoy it with the locals.
Some Spanish0festivals that we love include the famous San Fermin in Pamplona (bull run 100% optional and not really recommended), the Wine Fight of Haro – which is exactly that, a fight with wine, and La Tomatina near Valenciae/a>, which is the world’s biggest food fight and the best way to hurl tomatoes at absolute strangers and not get beaten up for it.
It’s true that you ca-0travel to literally anywhere in Europe alone and have a great time, but there are some cities and destinations that really favour the solo travellers. And it just so happens that Stoke Travel operates events in these spots…
You ca-’t go past Spain’s second city for solo travelling. This big, beautiful Mediterranea-0port city will eat you up and spit you out a changed person – for better or for worse. There is so much art and architecture to see in Barcelona, so many monuments to snap for the ‘Gram, and so many delicious places to eat and drink and party – it’s no wonder that Stoke Travel has established our offices here.
Barcelona is the kind of place where you c