Discover Why You Should Travel The Macs Way

Our goal at Macs is to make a positive impact on people’s lives and the planet through transformative active travel experiences.

Changing the way people travel, we arrange active travel experiences for independently minded people who are interested in the world. Our team take pride in listening to our customers and carefully creating enriching adventures built to suit you. Find out why 25,000+ travelers choose to travel The Macs Way each year...

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Custom-made Adventures

  • Flexible itineraries built around you
  • Knowledgeable and helpful specialist trip planners
  • Customize your trip to suit your interests
  • Start on any date that suits you
  • Choose your ideal trip length and difficulty
  • Range of accommodation comfort levels
  • Choice of trip styles
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Freedom

  • Choose your own travel companions
  • Walk, cycle and explore at your own pace
  • Make your own decisions
  • Choose your own path 
  • Indulge your passions

 

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Book with Confidence

  • 14,000+ unbiased trip & service reviews - customers 
  • Feefo Gold Award 2019
  • 25,000+ travelers trust us each year
  • As featured in the Guardian, Times, Nat Geo Traveler
  • Founder owned & operated since 2003
  • 100+ passionate team members across the US, UK & Europe
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Expertise

  • Carefully planned adventures - enriching adventures
  • Quality, hand-picked accommodations
  • Seamless and reliable arrangements
  • Comprehensive trip information & insider tips
  • Detailed maps, route notes and mobile GPS app
  • Helpful 24/7 support should you need it
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Positive Impact

  • Travel responsibly
  • Explore off the beaten track
  • Support locally owned businesses
  • Engage with local communities
  • Minimize your impact
  • Maximize the benefit of your travel
  • Challenge yourself & grow
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Adventure Your Way

The Macs Way of travel is designed to allow you to adventure your way. Our team of destination experts work with you to create your perfect adventure and customize your trip to suit your interests; whether that's a whisky tour of Scotland, exploring Marrakech’s exotic souks or adding an extra day to soak up the charm of Capri.

Don't be restricted by a group

You're not restricted by a group so you can start any day you want, go for as long as you want and choose the style of accommodations you want; from remote mountain huts or cozy B&B's to superior rooms in elegant hotels. Plus you can choose who you travel with, escape with your partner or friends, go on that family adventure you've always talked about or take some me-time on a solo tour.

Enjoy the Freedom

Self guided travel gives you the freedom to explore the world at your own pace, no need to worry about being fit enough to keep up with a group (or others slowing you down!). Enjoy an extra-long lunch sipping a glass of wine and soaking up the atmosphere of the piazza. Or reap the rewards of the breath-taking views on the more challenging route on a Tour du Mont Blanc.

Immerse in local cultures

The best thing about not hiding behind a guide is you can fully immerse in local cultures; learn something new, taste unique dishes and mingle with the locals, from spontaneous traditional music sessions in a cozy pub in Ireland to bargaining with local villagers at the famous Otavalo market in Ecuador.

Feel secure in making the right choice for your precious adventure time. Don’t take our word for it, our customers describe our trips as ADVENTUROUS, EXCITING and FUN! Read our unbiased trip & service reviews to find out why.

Our Tour Types

  •  Walking
  •  Biking
  •  Camino & Pilgrimages

Walking Tours

Travel at your own pace and explore the world on foot, take the time to soak up in your surroundings, the incredible views and the peacefulness of nature. Take time to interact with the locals, eat when and where you want, no timetables, just putting one foot in front of the other. Choose to relax on an easy going trail, or to challenge yourself to reach a once-in-a-lifetime goal. However you decide to do a walking vacation, do it your way.
Walking Tours

Biking Tours

Cover more of your chosen destination on bike. Nothing beats the feeling of freedom as you cover the miles with the breeze rushing by and the sun on your back (we'll try to arrange the weather - but no promises!). Bike tours come in all shapes and sizes. For the seasoned cyclist, world class challenges await such as the C2C (England) or the Tour of Tuscany. For novices (or those wanting to take it easy), the ever-popular (and flat!) Danube Cycle Path offers classic inn to inn cycling or bike & boat options. Bike hire can often include e-bike options too...
Biking Tours

Camino & Pilgrimages

Follow in the footsteps of 1000s of travelers by walking or biking an ancient pilgrimage trail. Modern pilgrims walk for many reasons, sometimes religious, sometimes spiritual, sometimes for personal growth or to enhance their understanding of the world and its people. The most famous by far is the Camino de Santiago, and specifically the Camino Frances (the French Way). Walk across Spain from the French border all the way to Santiago, where the world-famous cathedral marks the end of the journey of a lifetime.
Camino & Pilgrimages

Get in touch if you want have any questions, our adventure specialists are here to help you create your perfect adventure, your way.

Contact Us
  • Lynda and Paul 13/02/2020
    Great B&B’s as always. Challenging walk but wonderful scenery. Two accommodations stood out as exceptional. Silver Cottage in Braunton was so special because of our hostess Sophie. The Clouds in Stoke was a fabulous B&B with a huge shower and slipper tub! Tiny bit off path but well worth it. Paul and Claire made this an exceptional stay and so gracious. Path itself a bit challenging but Mac’s provided tips on transportation for those long days which we used. Also used the website with daily maps they provided.
  • Sally Bersot 11/01/2020
    Terrific maps and offline gps map. Wow accommodations.
  • Anonymous 03/01/2020
    All went smoothly with good hotels and great bikes. Would have liked a more detailed map to cross reference with the GPS most days. We would definitely use Macs Adventures again.
  • Truda Money 20/12/2019
    An excellent itinerary -varied, interesting and strenuous. Places to stay - we appreciated apartment facilities and found the various stop overs all very different, each with their own positives.
  • Anonymous 19/12/2019
    Macs did an amazing job of organizing a memorable trip for us. Their itinerary allowed us to see much of New Zealand's amazing beauty and they worked with me to add in a couple of days so I could take in things that were important to me (such as visiting Hobbiton!) Jess responded quickly if I had any questions or needed things adjusted. The accommodations selected for us were outstanding and we were continually impressed. Macs suggested hikes in each area which were often the most popular (and crowded) and sometimes extremely challenging hikes. We often deferred to the recommendations of our innkeepers or the visitor center rangers to opt for several smaller and equally beautiful hikes in the area that allowed us less crowded environments and more reasonably challenging hikes without leaving us exhausted.
  • Anonymous 16/12/2019
    The service received from Macs Adventures and the Tee Travel was excellent. Hotels were wonderful and the transfer of luggage was excellent. Always on time. One thing I would change is to choose hotels closer to the downtown area rather than so far. Also, being that I went during offseason some hotels did not have their restaurants open. This would have been good to know before agreeing to that particular hotel. And at least 2 hotels did not have an elevator, making it difficult to take luggage up and down the stairs after a long walk.
  • 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

OVERALL SCORE

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