What we're about

We are a community of women seeking adventures, taking on new challenges, facing fears and having incredible experiences together.

We host a wide range of women-only events, weekend retreats and holidays to connect like-minded women. Discover new sports and activities in a supportive, non-intimidating and fun environment to push your boundaries and discover a new fearless you!

From wakeboarding lessons, learning to surf on hidden beaches in Portugal, cycling through Italy’s vineyards or wild camping under the stars in Scotland. Our authentic experiences are for women looking to go beyond their comfort zones, to explore new places, discover new passions and meet other kick-ass Gutsy Girls!

Please bear with us whilst we fully launch in Brighton, we have loads of great events in London and adventures abroad that we encourage you to join!

London Meetup Group: https://www.meetup.com/gutsygirls/

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/gutsygirlstravel/

Looking forward to meeting you all!

Upcoming events (5+)

Gutsy Girls Weekend | Surf, SUP Hike in Ireland - As featured in The Guardian!

Join us for an action packed weekend in Northern Ireland learning to surf and SUP in an area of outstanding beauty! As featured in The Guardian! Off the tourist track, we'll be heading to a beautiful 9 mile beach for surfing, hiking and stand up paddleboarding, fuelled by delicious hearty food and the occasional whiskey and guinness. We are especially excited for the Saturday night of traditional Irish music at our cottage! FULL ITINERARY Arriving in early afternoon to our quaint cottages to meet Dan and Nat your hosts for the weekend. We’ll drop our bags and head out for a guided hike up Binevenagh, the perfect opportunity to see the stunning location we’ll be exploring this weekend. Binevenagh is an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the dramatic cliffs rise high over the surrounding countryside and offer incredible panoramic views. This epic location provided the backdrop for Game of Thrones too! Our guide is excited to share short stories and information on the area; we’ll stop along route for a delicious outdoor coffee brew! In the evening we’ll enjoy a hearty home cooked dinner at the cottage, enjoy a Whiskey Sour and chill out around the campfire to stargaze. Saturday Starting our day with a full Irish breakfast at the cottage overlooking the vast green fields that surround us! Benone Strand is one of Ireland's longest beaches, with a sandy 9 mile stretch it’s ideal for all level surfers. The beautiful wild beach is uncrowded and has perfect beginner friendly waves, making it ideal for our weekend surf sessions. This weekend is open to all level surfers, especially great for beginners! Our surf instructors are passionate about surfing, with years of experience in teaching we’ll get you up and riding as soon as possible. We’ll split the group based on ability, so every surfer gets the best possible waves for their level! Breaking for lunch on the beach and refuel with a coffee at the Sea Shed, before heading to the River Roe for our afternoon SUP Session. Winding through the beautiful countryside, we’ll paddle for 2 hours and even do some mussel picking on route! In the evening we’ll enjoy an evening BBQ on the riverside before heading back to the cottage for an evening of Traditional Irish Music from a great local band! We’ll enjoy some bottles of Guinness and yarn storytelling from Big Gerard. Sunday Today we’ll have a continental breakfast in the cottage before heading back to the beach! We'll be getting back in the waves for our last surf session of the weekend. Heading back home in the afternoon. WHAT'S INCLUDED FROM £409 2 Nights accommodation in room of your choice 2 Breakfasts, full Irish cooked breakfast and continental 2 dinners including delicious riverside BBQ 1 beach lunch 2 Surf Lessons 1 SUP Lesson and mussel picking tour Wetsuit and board hire Guided Hike Welcome drink Guinness :) Evening entertainment - Live music and yarn storytelling! BOOK YOUR SPOT HERE: http://bit.ly/Irishsurfweekend

Gutsy Girls Weekend | Luxury Surf SUP and Yoga in Portugal

Join us this Spring for a long weekend in the Portuguese sunshine learning to surf and SUP in a beautiful location. Our women only Luxury Surf, SUP and Yoga weekend is created for solo travellers who’ve always wanted to learn how to surf, but could never convince a friend to join them! THE SURF The Algarve’s award winning beaches are the perfect spot for beginner surfers. With two coastlines to explore and over 150 beaches on our door step, there’s always great waves for learning how to surf. We’ve teamed up with brilliant surf instructors, whose coaching will have you up and riding as soon as possible! This weekend is great for complete beginners who’ve never stepped foot on a board and intermediate surfers who are looking for fun sized green waves! THE SUP We’ll be exploring the south coast of the Algarve by standup paddleboard, after a short on land lesson to teach you technique, we’ll hit the water for a 3 hour tour along the coastline. The Algarve is famous for it’s rock formations, on our paddle we will weave between them and paddle in and out of caves and grottos. * Prefer to surf again over SUP? No problem! We’ll arrange another full day in the waves for you! THE YOGA We’ll be unwinding after a full day of activities with 2 sunset yoga sessions with our incredible yoga instructor Maria. A dynamic class perfect for all levels, we’ll stretch out our bodies and calm the mind. THE SPA We’ll be staying in a top rated Luxury Spa and Golf resort, just a short hop from Luz and Lagos. You’ll be sharing a luxury apartment with 3 other Gutsy Girls. During the weekend you’ll have full access to the great spa facilities, including outdoor and indoor swimming pools, sauna, steam room and jacuzzi. A delicious breakfast and lunch are included, in the evenings we’ll explore some fantastic local restaurants! PRICE £469 per person for Twin Room £569 per person for Private Double Room DATES Friday 22nd March - Monday 25th March. WHAT'S INCLUDED 3 nights twin room in luxury apartment 1 full day surfing, with 2 lessons from expert coaches 1 SUP Lesson and Tour or another day surfing! 2 Sunset yoga sessions Full access to spa resort facilities Delicious daily breakfasts Healthy packed lunch for the beach Post surf and SUP snacks Return airport transfers from Faro Fully hosted weekend by Gutsy Girls WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED Dinners - In the evenings, we’ll eat out as a group sampling delicious Portuguese cuisine and wine. Approx 15-20€ per evening meal with wine. Flights - You can arrive and depart at anytime, you’ll find plenty of low cost flights to Faro. FULL DETAILS: http://bit.ly/SurfandSUPWeekend Arrive anytime on Friday, depart anytime on Monday. We’ll arrange an airport transfer just for you!

Gutsy Girls Holiday | Luxury Surf and Yoga Holiday in Portugal

Learn to surf with us on our Women only Luxury Surf and Yoga week in the Algarve, a week of surfing, yoga and unwinding in a luxury spa resort. You’ll spend the week exploring the Algarve’s most beautiful beaches, soaking up the sun and meeting great new friends. This adventure is created especially for solo travellers, with just 6 spots available, this small group holidays is perfect for trying something new in a supportive, friendly and fun environment! THE SURF This surf holiday is perfect for complete beginners who’ve never stepped foot on a board, or beginners who are still getting the hang of standing up. All week, you’ll receive top surf lessons from Jen our excellent surf instructor who’ll get you up and riding in no time. With a low student to instructor ratio, we provide the very best coaching to get the most out of your time in the water! Each day you’ll head to the beach with the best conditions for your level, it’s a great chance to explore the award winning beaches of the Algarve, with two coastlines on our door step, we’ll find great waves for your level. You’ll receive two surf lessons per day, with a break in-between to refuel with a tasty picnic lunch and a chance to soak up the sun. . We also are running an intermediate Luxury Surf and Yoga Week in the Algarve, not sure what level you are? Drop us a message, we’d be happy to help! YOGA Each evening our fantastic Yoga Instructor Maria will guide you through a dynamic yoga practice, great for all level yogis! Through the week, we’ll enjoy vinyasa and yin yoga sessions, perfect for stretching our tied muscles from surfing, building strength, improving flexibility and balance and calming the mind. SUP Midweek, we’ll take a day off from surfing and head out to explore caves and grottos by stand up paddleboard. We’ll be up before sunrise, we’ll have a quick lesson on the sand, before getting out on the water. Following the coastline, we’ll weave in and out of caves and paddle past the rock formations the Algarve is famous for. WHAT'S INCLUDED £995 7 nights accommodation in twin or private double 5 full days surfing 10 lessons with professional surf coach Wetsuit and board hire Daily delicious breakfasts Daily 2 course dinners with local wine 5 beach picnics Sunrise SUP Lesson and Tour 6 yoga sessions with Maria Airport transfers from Faro Full access to spa Full trip details and booking here: http://bit.ly/LuxurySurfandYogaPortugal

Gutsy Girls Weekend | SUP Adventure in Croatia

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Join us for a long weekend of standup paddleboarding in Croatia. On our women only retreat we’ll be island hopping by SUP and exploring by bike and foot! Expect plenty of sunshine, beautiful blue waters, great food and plenty of paddleboarding with great company. Join us this May and June for a long weekend in the sunshine, exploring beautiful Islands in the Zadar Archipelago by standup paddle board, bike and foot. We’ll spend 3 days and 3 nights on the island of Molat, surrounded by bright blue water, lush green landscapes and soaked in sunshine. This tiny island is home to around 200 permanent residents making it the perfect location immerse into island life, it’s a tranquil retreat great for a short escape. You may only be staying for 3 nights, but we’ll be filling the weekend with plenty of activities and adventure. Exploring the Islands by sea and land, with the main focus on paddleboarding, but we’ve squeezed in some cycling and hiking too! We’ll island hop by SUP, stopping for great snorkelling opportunities, swimming in crystal clear waters and maybe a cliff jump for the brave. We’ll cycle across islands, meandering through small villages, and we’ll hike to great view points. As with all our adventures, you’ll be indulging in great food and wine, in great company of new friends! 90% of our guests come alone, we are connecting like minded women through adventure, come join us. WHAT'S INCLUDED £679 3 nights accommodation in apartment on Island Molat 3 healthy breakfasts 3 freshly prepare picnic lunches 3 great dinners prepared by local hosts, served with wine. 2.5 days of paddleboarding Expert SUP coaching, learn racing techniques and turns! Guided hikes on Islands Cycling tour and bike hire WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED Flights - Closest airport is Zadar (approx £60 return) Ferry tickets (18€ approx) FULL DETAILS: http://bit.ly/CroatiaSUPWeekend

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