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Comfort Levels

Our trips have a variety of comfort ratings, depending on the location or the style of adventure you want. Whatever the level, we carefully select accommodation to ensure you receive a friendly welcome and that your stay is a comfortable, authentic experience.

Most holidays are in the comfortable range, including nights in friendly, independent or family-run hotels, guest houses, or B&Bs. No matter what the type of lodging, it will always be chosen for charm, cleanliness, and those special touches that make you feel at home. Some holidays are graded superior, with a little extra luxury, and some contain more basic accommodation, particularly in more remote locations where mountain refuges or camps may house your bed for the night. 

Where you stay shapes your overall experience, and can leave you with some of the best memories, anything from the best breakfast pastries you've ever had, to an evening in front of the fireplace spent with a convivial host. Rest-assured, we've selected the best-suited accommodation for each night's rest.

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Basic

Basic

Accommodations are comfortable and will meet all of your basic needs. These may include Mountain Huts and limited B&B’s. They might be rustic, and an en-suite or private bathroom is not always available. Sometimes located in a remote area, these accommodations could also be shared with other travellers. Whilst they may be more basic in facilities, they are big on welcome. 

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Comfortable

Comfortable

Our comfortable accommodations include charming B&B’s and guest houses, as well as small hotels and inns. These are usually family-run and always clean, comfortable and well-located. This is the grade of accommodation you can expect on most trips, and we prioritise a warm welcome when selecting your lodgings. After a day on the trail, we know that you need the peace of mind that your board has been hand-picked for comfort & charm.

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Superior

Superior

We use three or four star hotels and luxurious B&B’s to welcome you to our Superior accommodations. Many are renowned for their excellent cuisine and all offer a warm reception to walkers, traditional hospitality and an authentic experience. Holidays might be described as "In Comfort" to let you know that they have a higher specification of overnight accommodation. All the warmth and comfort of our standard lodgings, with a little extra special feel.

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Luxury

Luxury

Luxury accommodation comprises carefully chosen 4 star stylish hotels, all ideally located to offer the best service for our walkers and cyclists. We specifically choose each 4 star hotel for the superior view rooms, high levels of service and hospitality, along with the delicious local cuisine on offer. You can view our ‘In Style’ collection of tours, to explore some of our luxury options.

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Various

Some trips include a variety of accommodation styles. For instance, whilst on a trek in Nepal, you will stay in traditional mountain lodges in remote areas. Toilets and washing facilities may be shared and you may be in twin-share rooms. However, while in Kathmandu, you can stay at the 5 star hotels opposite the Royal Palace. Or on the Larapinta Trail, you may be in a four star hotel to start your adventure, and remote eco-camps for your trek.

  • Anonymous 08/12/2019
    Our trip pn the TMB was great! it was the perfect combination of organized and self-guided! Everything went smoothly and when we had questions it was easy to contact the Mac support. Thanks for helping us have an amazing time!
  • Andrew Sturman 05/12/2019
    Each aspect was organised well once the final bookings were made, that is, accommodation, baggage transfer and contacts in Italy for assistance
  • Anonymous 01/12/2019
    Very good service. Just to improve even more, it would be good to have a choice about accommodation. Granted that sometimes there are no options, but if there are, then it would be good to say 'basic' or luxury' to guide the bookers.
  • Anita Mary Simon 18/11/2019
    The directions were outstanding (except for one minor error). The accommodations were superb. Each night was a different experience and really added to the feel of being in old-world Italy with modern conveniences. The baggage was taken care of in an efficient manner. It was always waiting for us at the next stop.
  • Anonymous 17/11/2019
    This was our 4th MacS Adventures trip. Other trips were 5 star experiences. This was disappointing for several reasons. First, Gran Canaria experienced devastating fires a few months ago. As a result, 2 of the original scheduled hikes were not passable. The substitute hikes were very disappointing. We realize that the fires were out of the control of Macs Adventures, we believe they could have provided better alternatives. Additionally the 1st and last accommodation were disappointing. While the facilities were adequate, it was often hard to find any staff to answer questions. Additionally, the dinner at the first accommodation was nearly inedible. On the positive side, the route notes were excellent and the drivers friendly and accommodating. We still are big fans of Macs Adventures, but would not recommend this trip.
  • Sarah Salt 17/11/2019
    Great holiday, well coordinated and structured and good instructions for self guided walks.
  • Lawrence Smith 16/11/2019
    This was our fourth trip with Macs Adventures and we were very happy with their service and overall attention to detail. We spent 7 days walking in Portugal in the Sintra coastal area. It was challenging in part due to some wet weather. Macs used a Portuguese guiding agency to provide orientation and GPS device to help us navigate the area. Overall the accommodations were very good. We wouldn't hesitate to use Macs again on a walking trip.
  • Alison 16/11/2019
    We stayed in lovely small "hotels" in four villages. The route notes were helpful for all our walks. We also had GPS for backup. On the unscheduled day in Montejaque, we visited the Cueva de la Pileta that was very interesting and well worth the visit. The driver, who was arranged by Macs Adventure, was excellent. He helped with transfers at the start and then the finish of our holiday.
  • Anonymous 14/11/2019
    Excellent walking holiday. Exceptional walking routes & great accomodation.
  • Anonymous 13/11/2019
    I'm a long time, multi-year user of Mac's. They are superb, and their service was impeccable. They sort out problems and are incredibly helpful. It was the Camino itself which was not quite as advertised, and here Mac's has to take some responsibility for the way it's presented. Unlike the Camino Frances, the Portuguese Coastal Way is almost entirely urban, with very little sense of being a spiritual journey. Miles of cobblestones, walking through the backs of villages - even the supposed countryside part is never out of sight of houses and civilization. The walk from Baiona to Vigo, 19 1/2 miles, was particularly awful, ending with 4 miles of trundling through a graffiti-laden, ugly modern city. If you want the real thing, walk the Frances, or perhaps try the more historic Portuguese route that doesn't go along the coast. But we love Mac's.
  • Annie Barrell 13/11/2019
    Wonderful B&Bs, very good guide book and map, efficient luggage service....what more could we ask?
  • Anonymous 13/11/2019
    Macs was fantastic. Well organized and the trip went as advertised. Our route had few options in accommodations, and some were not great, but Macs didn't have alternatives and we were lucky to have the rooms we received (other travelers could not find rooms). This was our 6th Macs Adventure, and we're planning more.
  • Anonymous 12/11/2019
    Well organized and reliable - could have had a more personal touch.
  • Tony Nilsson 12/11/2019
    All bookings and reservations were exactly as set out. All transfers well arranged and on time. Overall service was considered first class
  • Debra Beebee 12/11/2019
    Excellent. From communications and responses to requests to hotels and maps.
  • Thomas Elliott 12/11/2019
    Very responsive. Quick to return answers. Friendly. Knowledgeable. Reasonable prices. Easy to navigate website. Excellent trip descriptions with much detail.
  • Anonymous 12/11/2019
    Well planned, well supported trip
  • Peter Weinman 12/11/2019
    Everything went exactly as planned, no snafus. Very nice accommodations and good walking directions.
  • L.Yanke 12/11/2019
    Very expensive with inferior customer service. We are experienced European hikers and found Macs Adventures to be underwhelming in every area.... we would not recommend them. There are much better hiking tour companies than Macs.
  • Anonymous 12/11/2019
    Awesome trip, great experience, and really responsive team. Would book again.

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