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The new name for Ramblers Walking Holidays & Adagio. A new name, a new world of possibilities! Learn more about us

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Change is on the horizon

We're going on a journey. One that truly reflects who we are and how you like to holiday.

We are stepping into a new world of possibilities with a new name, Ramble Worldwide.

This is Ramble Worldwide.

We're everything you know and love about walking holidays, and with over 75 years' experience, we've now made it even better.

You can learn more about Ramble Worldwide by browsing the list of frequently asked questions and answers listed below:

Frequently Asked Questions

About Ramblers Holidays

  1. Ramblers Walking Holidays (RWH) and Adagio are coming together to form Ramble Worldwide. What does this mean?
  2. Other than the brand name, what are the biggest changes with Ramble Worldwide?
  3. Does the change influence your ABTA or ATOL memberships?
  4. Why have you changed the name from Ramblers Holidays?
  5. Has your relationship with The Ramblers changed?
  6. Is Ramble Worldwide a company with a charitable ethos?
  7. Will Ramble Worldwide continue to source and train its own leaders?
  8. Are you still offering Private Groups?

Q 1. Ramblers Walking Holidays (RWH) and Adagio are coming together to form Ramble Worldwide. What does this mean?

A 1. We are uniting two much-loved brands under one fresh new identity: Ramble Worldwide. There are no alterations to existing bookings and you will still be able to find all our usual holidays. Our focus is, and always will be, creating immersive and unforgettable experiences, with walking at the core. A single brand with a new visual identity brings all our holidays together in one location, with one brochure and one website.

Q 2. Other than the brand name, what are the biggest changes with Ramble Worldwide?

A 2. Beyond our new name, we have built a whole new brand identity with a new logo and a vibrant colour scheme. One that better reflects who we are and how we see the world; transitioning from the previous red and grey scheme to a lively apple green and deep navy blue. The new Ramble Worldwide website (rambleworldwide.co.uk) contains all trips from both Ramblers Walking Holidays and Adagio - plus new trips developed for 2024. We also now have a single, comprehensive brochure.

Q 3. Does the change influence your ABTA or ATOL memberships?

A 3. Ramble Worldwide is a trading name, our legal entity and our memberships of ABTA (The Travel Association) and ATOL (Air Travel Organiser’s Licence - issued by the UK Civil Aviation Authority) remains unchanged. Every holiday we offer to you comes with 100% financial protection so you can be sure your money and your holiday are safe with us. We also remain a member of AITO (the Association of Independent Tour Operators).  AITO represents Britain’s leading independent tour operators and encourages high standards of quality and service.

Q 4. Why have you changed the name from Ramblers Holidays?

A 4. We want our name to evoke the adventure that awaits you with us.

We recognised that the term 'Ramblers' implies a collective of walkers, which our extensive research revealed could be somewhat discouraging to certain customers. 'Ramble' on the other hand, conveys an active pursuit - one that allows individuals to embrace their own unique approach to exploration. To add, our research found that many people mistakenly associate us with The Ramblers. So this new name avoids any misconceptions while still maintaining a connection to our rich history. The association in people's minds with The Ramblers often led to a preconception that we exclusively offered UK and European destinations. By adding 'Worldwide' to our name, we're emphasising that our offerings extend far beyond Europe, encompassing exciting destinations in Africa, Asia, the Americas, and beyond.

The extensive feedback from focus groups, loyal customers, leaders, staff, and potential clients consistently indicated that Ramble Worldwide better encapsulates our company and the diverse array of experiences we provide. While the decision to change was not made lightly, we believe it represents a forward-thinking step that aligns with our vision for the future. As we step forward together, we’re taking our unmatched expertise and 70+ years of experience with us.

Q 5. Has your relationship with The Ramblers changed?

A 5. Our relationship has not changed, we continue to have a strong relationship with The Ramblers (Association), and you will still be able to nominate your walking clubs under our Walking Partnership scheme.

Q 6. Is Ramble Worldwide a company with a charitable ethos?

A 6. Yes, we will continue to donate surplus profits to causes supporting accessing and protecting the great outdoors through our own Charitable Trust, the Ramble Worldwide Outdoor Trust, and other initiatives. Our hope is that the new brand will help us attract more customers, which in turn will generate greater donations to charities and good causes.

Q 7. Will Ramble Worldwide continue to source and train its own leaders?

A 7. Yes, we will continue to source and train our own leaders. Our community of leaders remains the same as before. We choose our highly experienced leaders specifically for each walking tour. All leaders, including Adagio leaders, will continue to be selected in the same way we always have. Leaders will be wearing the new Ramble Worldwide bright green and dark blue uniform on holiday, while old uniforms will be collected and donated to good causes where outdoor clothing is required for those who don’t own or have access to anything similar.

Q 8. Are you still offering Private Groups?

A 8. Yes, we will continue to welcome Private Groups on our tours – either taking over scheduled departure dates (where other clients haven’t yet booked) or in providing tailored dates and services. If you wish to organise a Private Group for your club, family or group of friends, you can continue to get in touch with our Groups Team in the same way.

About Adagio Holidays

  1. What’s happening to Adagio?
  2. Is the Adagio ‘Collection’ the same as Adagio was before?
  3. What’s happened to Adagio and Adagio Plus? Are the walking levels changing?
  4. What’s happened to the Adagio website and why is it no longer available?
  5. What’s happened to the Adagio brochure and why is it no longer available?
  6. Will I still get an Adagio leader on my holiday?

Q 1. What’s happening to Adagio?

A 1. All Adagio holidays are still available, they have simply been moved under the Ramble Worldwide brand and grouped into the Adagio Collection. There is no longer a separate Adagio website or brochure.

The difficulty level, distance, pace and terrain have not changed on our Adagio holidays, but for consistency and clarity, you will now see that we have placed Adagio holidays under the same grading scale as all our other holidays. For more details on our grading system, with specific information about the grading of Adagio holidays, please see the question “What’s happened to Adagio and Adagio Plus? Are the walking levels changing?”.

Q 2. Is the Adagio Collection the same as Adagio was before?

A 2. While our brand name is different, we want to assure you that we haven’t let go of our roots. The Adagio Collection contains exactly the same holidays that previously existed under Adagio. The leaders, accommodation, pace, tempo and level of walking on the tours have not changed.

Q 3. What’s happening to Adagio and Adagio Plus? Are the walking levels changing?

A3. Everything you and love about Adagio is all right here. Adagio is the collection for those who enjoy walking at a more leisurely pace. You can still expect awe-inspiring experiences in amazing destinations that allow you to truly immerse yourself within the local culture. The actual itineraries and products have not changed, with leaders, accommodation, tempo and level of walking on the tours remaining the same. All that is different is the Adagio and Adagio Plus gradings have been replaced by the Ramble Worldwide grading system.

Adagio trips feature under grades 1-3 depending on the length of walk, pace and terrain, while Adagio Plus trips feature under grades 2 and 3 depending on the length of walk, pace and terrain. An explanation of all Activity Levels is here, while each tour itinerary contains specific details about the trip, distances, pace, terrain, and general level of activity on that tour.

Q 4. What’s happening to the Adagio website and will it still be available?

A 4. Adagio now has its very own collection of holidays on the Ramble Worldwide website, and the separate Adagio website will be discontinued. But rest assured, our gentle nature and flexible approach haven’t gone anywhere. We’ve just made it even easier for more customers to discover the joys of a walking holiday at a more leisurely pace.

Q 5. What’s happening to the Adagio brochure?

A 5. All Adagio holidays have been moved under the Ramble Worldwide brand and so the separate Adagio brochure has been discontinued. The new Ramble Worldwide brochure contains a large number of Adagio tours and all Adagio tours are on the new Ramble Worldwide website. Brochures will hit doorsteps soon after the 21st November.

Q 6. Will I still get an Adagio leader on my holiday?

A 6. Yes, there will still be a fully qualified, experienced Adagio leader on your holiday. They will be wearing the Ramble Worldwide uniform, so please look out for this.

About the Ramble Worldwide website, telephone numbers & emails

  1. What is different about the website?
  2. Are the contact details for Ramble Worldwide changing?


Q 1. What is different about the website?

A 1. A fresh look and feel to reflect our new brand and distinct collections. We’ve also worked behind the scenes to improve overall navigation and performance to make searching and comparing holidays easier than ever. All products are now available on the Ramble Worldwide website. We hope you enjoy having a look around!

Q 2. Are the contact details for Ramble Worldwide changing?

A 2. The contact phone numbers for Ramble Worldwide remain the same as those for Ramblers Walking Holidays and Adagio – both numbers will go to the same team.

Email addresses will be updated and will come from the @rambleworldwide.co.uk domain. Marketing emails will come from info@rambleworldwide.co.uk.

Please add rambleworldwide.co.uk and info@rambleworldwide.co.uk to your safe senders list.

For customers with a future booking

For anyone with a Ramblers Holidays booking

  1. Will this name change affect my holiday in any way?
  2. Can I still make changes through my Manage My Account?
  3. How can I identify the new Ramble Worldwide leader when I arrive at my destination?

Q1. Will this name change affect my holiday in any way?

A 1. Your holiday is unaffected by the name change and will go ahead as planned. Any future documentation that you receive from us, such as booking confirmation, travel documents, emails etc., will carry the new Ramble Worldwide branding.

On arrival on your holiday, you will be met by your leader who will be dressed in the new Ramble Worldwide uniform and/or carrying a Ramble Worldwide clipboard.

Q 2. Can I still make changes through my Manage My Account?

A 2. Yes, you can access Manage My Account via the Ramble Worldwide website in the same way you would have done previously.

Q 3. How can I identify the new Ramble Worldwide leader when I arrive at my destination?

A 3. Your leader will be dressed in the new Ramble Worldwide bright green and navy blue uniform and/or carrying a Ramble Worldwide clipboard.

For anyone with an Adagio booking

  1. Will this name change affect my holiday in any way?
  2. How can I access Manage My Account for my Adagio holiday?
  3. Will there be any changes to the documents I receive?
  4. Will I still get an Adagio leader on my holiday?

Q 1. Will this name change affect my holiday in any way?

A 1. Your holiday is unaffected by the name change and will go ahead as planned. Any future documentation that you receive from us, such as booking confirmation, travel documents, emails etc., will carry the new Ramble Worldwide branding. The grading of your holiday has been aligned with the Ramble Worldwide system, but the level and amount of walking, pace and terrain on your holiday remains the same as when you booked.

On arrival on your holiday you will be met by your leader who will be dressed in the new Ramble Worldwide uniform and/or carrying a Ramble Worldwide clipboard.

Q 2. How can I access Manage My Account for my Adagio holiday?

A 2. Yes, you can access Manage My Account via the Ramble Worldwide website in the same way you would have done previously.

Q 3. Will there be any changes to the documents I receive?

A 3. No, you will continue to get the same documents as before, but they will carry the Ramble Worldwide branding.

Q 4. Will I still get an Adagio leader on my holiday?

A 4. Yes, there will still be a fully qualified, experienced Adagio leader on your holiday. They will be wearing the Ramble Worldwide uniform, so please look out for this.

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