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Adventure Inspiration

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The world is wide open for amazing walking and cycling adventures, it is choosing which one to go on that is the difficult part.  We have put together some ideas and inspiration below for you to have a look through and find your perfect active adventure. 

Our Blog is packed full of in-depth information on just about all of our trips and is well worth a read if you are looking for inspiration. Or if you prefer to sit back and watch, you can have a look at our Videos, a wide range of trips and subjects covered for you.

If you are still stuck for ideas after all of this, just give the team a call or email and pick our brains to find the perfect trip for you.

  • Dr. Meirion Evans 31/07/2021
    Excellent sales service and great communication considering we had to rebook twice. Excellent baggage transfer. The Harvey map was inadequate for detailed route finding and we would have appreciated OS 25000 map of the whole route, eg AZ guide or the map supplement provided with the Cicerone guide. B&B variable but Park Road, Chipping Camden; Shenberrow Hill, Stanton; Cleeve Hill hotel, and Kennard hotel, Bath were nicely memorable. The host at Noades House, Tormarton was rather brusque and unfriendly. We were disappointed that the walk didn’t go through as many Cotswold villages as we expected but stuck very rigidly to the escarpment making the walk dull at times. The woodland sections were enchanting. We found the second half of the walk quite challenging owing to lack of facilities for refreshments, either pubs or places to fill up with water. This was particularly important in the very hot weather which we had to endure.
  • Mrs Kerry Hulbert 31/07/2021
    The communication and planning was very good except when I was told twice that I had to pay more. I ended up paying over 500 pounds more than the original quoted cost, which is not right. Part of the cost was for a single supplement and 80 pounds was because a taxi fare had not been included. I get the single supplement even though for me its just grossly unfair but the 80 pound was your error so I think Macs should have absorbed that cost. The accommodation was brilliant and I loved the walk but I will be tempted to try another company next time.
  • Mr Gordon Marshall 31/07/2021
    Initial problems were encountered but these were rectified satisfactorily, eventually.. Contact with initial agent not always successful. As a customer, I like to deal with one agent usually the initial contact and this was not always possible hence multiple explanations ensue.
  • Anonymous 31/07/2021
    Excellent all round service and great holiday. Organisation was flawless. Excellent accommodation. Walked the South west coast path. 4th holiday with Macs- highly recommended.
  • Anonymous 31/07/2021
    Lovely hotels and b&bs, great information to help us navigate the multitude of paths and sorted out an issue that came up with one hotel really quickly.
  • Anonymous 30/07/2021
    Macsadventure was flexible and informative in navigating the pandemic travel. They communicated frequently and well. We did not receive our physical maps in time for the trip, which would have been very helpful. But the app proved very useful when we were on the trails. The Tour itself was fantastic and the Macsadventure itinerary had good pacing and descriptions. The places we stayed were a bit uneven. Several were real gems such as the Bouton d'Or in Courmayer, Hotel du Glacier in Champex - the food was fabulous! - and Hotel la Couronne in Argentiere. And the people running all the hotels were very friendly and helpful. But La Grande Ours in Trient, while run by a super friendly couple, could have been cleaner and provided some very basic amenities to make it more comfortable, such as soap! It was our first trip like this, so we don't have much basis for comparison and luckily we had no issues on our walk so didn't need to reach out to Macsadventures once we were on our way. We did find the website a bit confusing.There is lots of good info but it can be overwhelming to navigate and frustrating to move between different pages. All in all positive, with just a few kinks. And the overall experience of the treck was fabulous
  • Mr Colin Piper 30/07/2021
    Overall, Excellent. Lots of info provided before the walk, and I read it all, and this proved invaluable. Weather was hot and sunny (for Hadrians Wall!!), so everything felt good. There were enough water stops en route. We were aware pre walk that one hotel (Howard Arms in Brampton) had a covid problem. On our arrival at another hotel (Samson Inn at Gilsland) we found it locked and dark, but we had had an email during the day from Mac's Adventure detailing how we could get in. In both cases the hotels did everything they could to be helpful. So full marks to the hotels themselves and to Mac's Adventure
  • Mrs Janet Leverton 30/07/2021
    Great trip, excellent communication and information beforehand, the maps were clear, app easy to use. Accommodation was comfortable, close to route, some were outstanding.
  • Anonymous 29/07/2021
    Nice lodgings, good customer service and hiking instructions. Reasonable pricing compared to many competitors.
  • Anonymous 29/07/2021
    Although we enjoyed our walk on The Rob Roy Way, we felt that it was spoilt a bit by poor way marking in bits, especially on days two and three, although we realise that this could be because of the markers being hidden by long grass and weeds. That apart we were delighted with Macs usual high service, accommodation etc was excellent.
  • Mrs Carol Mccaughley 29/07/2021
    1st class service, highly recommend. From booking Macs Adventure kept us informed with a full itinerary, provided great accommodation and without a hitch our bags where moved on daily. Cannot praise this company enough and will be sure to book our next adventure with them.
  • Mr Chris Taylor 29/07/2021
    Excellent service. A general enquiry on Monday and everything reserved and confirmed within a couple of days. An issue with my second overnight stop was communicated in advance and several alternative options offered. Again a quick, timely response that worked well. Top customer service made the whole walk on the WHW an even greater pleasure. I’ve recommended MacAdventures frequently since.
  • Mrs Corinne Chapman 28/07/2021
    A very well organised and supported holiday. Excellent customer service. Friendly approachable staff.
  • Mr Doug Merchant 28/07/2021
    Mac Adventures has Excellent customer service. The booking was done perfectly, and correctly. They answered my phone calls, email, and questions immediately. Kept in regular contact with me to check my tour progress. As I travelled on my adventure they kept me up to date with unforseen local changes to my itinerary by phone and if I could not answer they left a message. Some extra advice for you : -) Book your dinner meals well in advance. Any Taxis should also be booked way way ahead. Macs can do the latter for you. Don't expect that you will get a phone service in out-of-the-way places outside towns!! Happy holiday ;-)
  • Mr Ken Jackson 28/07/2021
    Communication plus App for the walk was excellent. 80% of the walk was beautiful and manageable but the 3-4 mile walk before Abingdon the terrain was appalling due to poor maintence of the verges blocking the view and forcing single row walking.(very wet). Two lots of accommodation were excellent 1. Oxford Town House & 2. The coach Makers Arms,Wallingford but Cosener"s House Abingdon was very poor they didn't even know you were collecting our bags? The other was The George Hotel, Pangbourne which was very basic room. All breakfasts were good. I think better accommodation should be offered and if we were to do this again shorter walks for 74 year olds would be safer.
  • Anonymous 28/07/2021
    As always, excellent service from Macs Adventure. Easy booking, all relevant information provided before departure online and in hard copy where appropriate. B&Bs very high standard. The app was a godsend when offline, GPS maps easy to use and kept us en route for the whole week.
  • Anonymous 27/07/2021
    Great experience
  • Anonymous 27/07/2021
    Accommodations: excellent, although the information was not updated considering COVID-19. Routes and maps: need updating - some of the route directions have not been updated since 2016 (bridges are washed out, buildings have changed, portions of the routes are even closed off as private property). As experienced hikers, the rating of the routes (most often as "easy") is misleading. By American standards of hiking routes, some of these were definitely "strenuous." Advising hikers to begin their day after a hearty breakfast at 8:00 is definitely not wise considering the weather conditions during the summer and the length of the trails! We began by 7:00 each morning and only reached a village square by 14:30 or 15:30 on the longest day. These trails are to be enjoyed at a good pace and not raced through. Since Wifi is not always available, it would be advisable to add the turn directions (right, left turn) in words because the downloaded version does not show the arrows! Waypoints should have some short explanation of what we are seeing! That would be great "added value."
  • Mr Ian Conaghan 27/07/2021
    Brilliant from start to finish. Seemless transfer of bags. Would book again for certain.
  • Anonymous 27/07/2021
    Great organisation for our trip. The B&Bs were all of a high standard

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