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Here at Macs Adventure, we enable active people, who are interested in the world around them, to embark on self-guided adventures.
We are the leading UK self-guided tour operator and are delighted to have helped thousands of travellers enjoy authentic experiences, rewarding challenges, and relaxing breaks on foot or by bike since we started out in 2003. Almost 25,000 adventure seekers experienced the world the active way with us in 2018. Our team are dedicated to great customer service, and to developing adventures that prioritise a fantastic, authentic experience over everything else. We live and breathe our travel ethos and values.
Convenience & Peace of Mind
One of the best reasons to use Macs Adventure, is that we make arranging your walking or cycling holiday easy! We've done all the research and have all the knowledge required to create the perfect itinerary and arrange all the baggage transfers, leaving you to relax and enjoy your trip with the peace of mind that it is taken care of!
Hand-picked accommodation of character is what makes our holidays so special and your experience unique. We search out the very best bed and breakfasts, guesthouses, family run hotels, castles, country inns, boutique hotels and hidden gems that are best suited to your individual needs. Each is different but all are well located, offer a warm welcome and will certainly make you feel right at home regardless of how muddy or sweaty you might be.
We work with the very best baggage, taxi, bike hire and excursion suppliers so that you can relax in the knowledge that your bags will be waiting for you at your hotel each night, your taxi transfer will be waiting for you as promised and your excursion will run as planned.
Our excellent and long established relationships with our accommodation and service partners mean that we can negotiate excellent rates for you and as our clients you will be especially well looked after.
Our friendly team of knowledgeable Destination and Adventure specialists are based at our office in Glasgow, Scotland. As passionate walkers, cyclists and travellers we understand what makes for a fabulous walking, cycling or adventure holiday.
Booking with us helps ensure that complete peace of mind. We carefully plan and regularly check our routes and itineraries so you know just what to expect each day and all are graded by both activity level and comfort so there won’t be any unexpected surprises.
As a registered tour operator based in the UK we are regulated by the stringent "Package Travel, Package Holidays and Package Tours Regulations 1992". Amongst other benefits, this means that all our clients benefit from 100% financial protection and in the unlikely event of our insolvency are fully protected for the initial deposit and subsequently the balance of all monies paid to us.
Your safety is at the heart of everything we do and our Adventure Safe programme includes accommodation, transport, activity and safety audits, crisis management and a proactive safety management programme to ensure that the time you spend with us is safe, healthy and happy. In the event that something doesn’t go exactly to plan you can relax in the knowledge that you can call on our local representatives and UK office 24/7 to sort things out.
Macs Adventure was founded in 2003 by Neil Lapping, our Chief Adventure Officer. Our story has been challenging, exciting and great fun and we are certainly looking forward to Macs Adventure's big future.
Unlike most of our competitors who are owned by giant travel conglomerates we are still privately owned and managed by Neil. We may be biased but do believe that there is something to be said for choosing an owner-managed company where the passion for delighting customers still burns as fiercely as ever.
We are completely focused on offering great value tours and we don’t offer holidays which we wouldn’t sell to our family or friends, many of whom are our customers and fiercest critics. Our long established relationships and buying power enable us to offer very competitive prices and great value to you, our customers.
Service that goes above and beyond expectations is why so many of our customers choose to travel with us year after year.
We sincerely hope to welcome you on one of our holidays soon and please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any queries or would just like a chat about your next adventure.