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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.

  • Mr John Baldwin 21/09/2020
    Good daily walking challenges - some days quite demanding but nothing too excessive. The accommodation booked was all excellent and some really excellent particularly when you remember the additional difficulties Covid 19 has introduced.
  • Anonymous 21/09/2020
    My booking was last minute and there were a few issues with dealing with my request that there be no taxi transfers. I was also drawn to the itinerary by the advertised stay in the Kingshouse Hotel but was told when booking that this depended on availability. I had to pay the full amount before accommodation was confirmed even though I stated I would not be interested in the itinerary if there were transfers (too many bad experiences) and if I couldn’t stay at the Kingshouse. This took considerable time to resolve and exasperation as it seemed to me that too many Mac people were in and out of the booking. This seems to be the case with previous bookings and recent enquiries. I lost interest in my most recent enquiry.
  • Anonymous 21/09/2020
    They responded quickly to my questions, but it often took several attempts to elicit the desired response
  • Anonymous 21/09/2020
    We definitely got the worst room in two of our hotels/B&Bs, we assume because Macs Adventures only generally pay for the cheapest rooms. One taxi didn't show up and we had to ring to arrange. The Itinerary could easily be improved - eventually you realise they try to write it to cover a number of similar trips but it means some of it is not relevant to our trip, which isn't always immediately obvious and so confusing. It took quite some time before our accommodation and transfers were confirmed and I had to chase this on a number of occasions.
  • Mrs Erica Lee 21/09/2020
    Arrangements all ok. Accommodation welcoming and comfortable apart from the Garrison hotel in Fort William-grumpy unhelpful staff, dreadful breakfast, broken shower. Accuracy of the walk and general information could be better-some days were 2 miles longer than we expected. I think the walk should be a day longer, accommodation allowing.
  • Ms Sally Roberts 21/09/2020
    Generally good but little information supplied
  • Anonymous 21/09/2020
    We have used Macs a few times and they are always helpful. All arrangements went to plan but unfortunately there weren't any trip notes for Hadrian's Cycleway. Finding the way was not a problem because the route is well signed but a few notes to highlight points of interest were needed. We phoned to ask whether anything was available and were directed to the notes for the walk. This was better than nothing but the walk does not follow the same route and is done in the opposite direction.
  • Anonymous 21/09/2020
    Organised a holiday for us last minute. Did a great job and then were very flexible when we changed the schedule to do other walks
  • Mr Jon McFarlane 20/09/2020
    Well organised trip, really enjoyed it
  • Mrs Claire Wilcox 20/09/2020
    On this occasion & unusually for Mac, the booking lines of communication were extremely poor (‘radio silence For days’). This meant that the holiday itself was compromised by the late decisions. Another group with the same itinerary experienced the same issue. Issue of a hard copy itinerary is essential & should have been arranged. I’ve assumed that the problems were a consequence of the lockdown situation, furloughed staff etc
  • Stephanie 20/09/2020
    They were very helpful, recommending different options to suit me. Also no problem when I then changes the date and added two friends to the trip! All the accommodation and bag transfers worked seamlessly and the App was brilliant with the downloaded maps just to check location. I will definitely use them again. This is not a luxury tour company, but they do sort everything out for walkers.
  • Anonymous 19/09/2020
    Have used Macs adventures many times. Always impressed with their service, friendly staff and great accommodation. Thanks x
  • Anonymous 19/09/2020
    Very good. Everything went as planned.
  • Mr David Clark 18/09/2020
    Excellent planning despite having to cancel and reschedule our original holiday due to Covid-19 restrictions. Baggage transfers and hotel/b&b arrangements were excellent. The Thames Path book which was provided gave us detailed guidence and was especially useful when coming across stretches of the walk where the official signage was missing or difficult to find. We would certainly use Macs Adventures again, and we're looking to book the next part of the walk when the Covid-19 situation is more settled. A big thank you to Macs Adventures
  • Ms Jane Allder 18/09/2020
    1 Manage expectations- the booking process was very poor. I was told they would confirm within 5 days. Took about 1 month 2 One hotel in particular was very poor - dirty room, no WiFi, dated and frayed carpets and fittings. We actually booked into an alternative. 3 Whilst on the actual holiday Macs emailed me with a change- but instead of telling me what the change was they referred me to my account which does not render properly on my Android phone. I don’t take my laptop on holiday. So I won’t be using Macs again.
  • Mr Christopher Thirkettle 18/09/2020
    Friendly and helpful service from the team, at a time of immense difficulty in arranging trips due to Covid situation. An excellent walk and mostly good accommodation booked on our behalf (a party of three wanting three single rooms. However, overbooking at one venue (the Border Hotel in Kirk Yetholm) meant that while already en route we had a scramble to find alternative acceptable accommodation - which in the end, with Macs assistance, we did. We suspect the overbooking was the hotel’s fault - and indeed were not impressed with the Border Hotel’s accommodation and management arrangements generally. The only other comment we would make is that the Covid hygiene protocols and practice varied hugely between accommodations - from the clinical to the virtually non-existent - which is rather worrying for the future. Otherwise, we much enjoyed the walk......
  • Anonymous 17/09/2020
    We have used Macs Adventure for a number of walking holidays over the years and have always found the service excellent. The accommodation they select is always of a high standard and everything is arranged so the holiday runs smoothly. When things go wrong, as they can do, Macs sort everything out for you so you don't have to worry about anything.
  • Anonymous 16/09/2020
    Always polite on the phone especially Lauren from the USA and Sally from Cheshire. However, due to the current situation re COVID, there were several problems relating to our trip which Macs Adventures probably didn't realise soon enough. The Windermere ferries do not take bikes at present and neither does the steam train. We even spoke to the train driver to find a way on! The ride back was probably better than taking the train anyway. Luckily we had our own bikes and car but this particular holiday would not have worked with anyone having to hire bikes. The routes were enjoyable and not too difficult. Accommodation at the Fir Trees B&B was very comfortable with a lock-up garage for the bikes. We had to ask for the OS map to be sent to us more than once which was a shame as we wanted to look closely at the routes before setting off to Windermere. Sally came to our rescue and arranged for the map to be sent out asap.
  • Mr Ken Worthing 16/09/2020
    They responded well to the COVID cancellation and arranged a rebooking. Service could be improved by providing hard copy route maps and guidance rather than relying on the web site
  • Anonymous 15/09/2020
    They were always very responsive kind and helpful and they choose really lovely bed and breakfast


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