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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...

Tried & Tested Adventures

  • Knowledgeable and helpful friendly specialist adventure planners
  • Wide variety of trips to suit all interests and experience levels
  • Start on any date that suits you
  • Choose your ideal trip length and difficulty
  • Range of accommodation options
  • Choice of trip styles

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

 

Book with Confidence

  • 15,000+ unbiased trip & service reviews - customers 
  • Feefo Platinum Award 2022
  • 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

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

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

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
  • Anonymous 04/07/2022
    Routes were very good, as has been our experience generally with Macs. The erroneous map app was disappointing - fortunately I caught it when I compared it to the turn-by-turn directions for that day - but the fact that no one could correct it for another 24 hours was completely unsatisfactory. The staff is generally very good and always tries their best, but you get the distinct impression that they are severely understaffed - no one picks up the phone half the time and you get shunted to voicemail, which often was not responded to for days. Most disappointing of all was the lodging. The Royal in Dunkeld was a dump, and should never have been on Mac's approved list. When I had asked for an upgrade weeks earlier based on their marginal on-line reviews (I agreed to pay any uncharge) I was told nothing was available. I later learned this was not the case when I actually inquired out of curiosity when we were in Dunkeld, but of course it was too late to change. It's like they just don't want to take the time or effort to accommodate such requests, but the very marginal lodging detracted from the entire trip.
  • John 01/07/2022
    Despite busy time of year, always came back to us and kept us informed. They were more helpful by phone when we were on holiday, having caught Covid on board the ship, than the local partner was initially.
  • Anonymous 30/06/2022
    Excellent service. Good information packages and great communication.
  • Anonymous 29/06/2022
    Fabulous organisation and accommodation from Macs Adventures yet again.
  • Mr Mark Francis 29/06/2022
    We had a great time on the Macs Adventure trips. We utilized their services for both the Amalfi Coast and Cinque Terre in Italy. The hotels were good, the baggage transfer services worked flawlessly. They even managed to get a hat to us that we had left behind in the room. Their schedule was a great starting place for us but allows flexibility to make some changes and do things differently if you wished. For instance we did one of the hikes on a different day and added a bicycle tour one day.
  • Anonymous 29/06/2022
    For the overnight accommodations my rating is nearly a five, as most were really quite good. For the connections my rating is a 4. My biggest issue is with the daily informatin packets. These were difficult to follow. Most issues were addressed by phone calls during each of our three tours.
  • Anonymous 29/06/2022
    I walked the Finisterre with Macs after first walking to the Espiritual with another company to Santiago. The difference was remarkable. This was not my first trip with Macs and will not be my last. The hotels were brilliant and the breakfasts were well catered and my walking companions and I were always in the same place for the evening. The bags were delivered as promised. I will contrast with the other company to show you the difference: Macs: same hotel every night for my travel companions and myself Other company: different hotels for my travel companions and myself for three nights out of eight nights Macs: quality of hotels was brilliant. Clean, good locations Other company: Some hotels were on par with MACS but others were places I did not want to sleep in and some of the staff did not seem happy we were staying there when we walked in after a long walk Macs: breakfast was always a good spread Other company: very much luck of the draw Macs: guidance for the route was very good Other company: We needed to get onto our phones at times to find the right path Macs: provided the Pilgrim book Other company: We needed to go to a church to obtain the Pilgrim book Macs delivered on my previous walk with them as well and I will be booking further walks with Macs. I found the Finisterre a much better walk for the Spiritual aspects even though there were less churches. The Finisterre is a road less travelled and the Espiritual is also not as well travelled but the Finisterre was a highlight of the recent walks I have done. Do the Finisterre before the secret gets out how great it is!
  • Mr Kenneth Loney 29/06/2022
    Great experience!
  • Ms Briggid Larson 29/06/2022
    the service was good We enjoyed the cape Breton hike all the places we stayed were excellent except for one place. would recommend this trip
  • Mr Mark Foley 29/06/2022
    They did exactly what we ordered and paid for. No hiccups, no disappointments and even the weather was great throughout, though I'm not sure they fixed that ...
  • Anonymous 29/06/2022
    The coordination, communication and accommodations were 5 star.
  • Anonymous 28/06/2022
    If you want to walk long distance paths without the hassles of heavy backpacks, etc. Mac's are the guys for you, sorted all the accomodation and baggage transfers for me on my recent adventure. Couldn't fault the organisation or service, everything you need us provided.
  • Ms Emily Goldfarb 28/06/2022
    I love Macs Adventure! I love everything about this kind of travel. On our own, at our own pace, not with a group but with the arrangements excellently taken care of by you, wonderful inns, good maps, the route set out for us and on a path that goes through wonderful countryside, villages, with views and adventures galore. Delivering our bags from place to place and all for a very reasonable price. For people who like hiking, this is the way to do it!
  • Mr Kenneth Airlie 27/06/2022
    Did what was promised, variety of accommodation but all were suitable, baggage transport was great suit case always waiting for us. I would use this company again
  • Anonymous 26/06/2022
    They delivered what they said they would - good service, maps, nice accommodations, etc.
  • Mrs Annabel Golden 23/06/2022
    The Service from Macs was very, very good. All the pre-trip stuff went very well, except for one thing. We were leaving our home a month before our trip started (travelling elsewhere). I kept telling you that we needed the materials sent to us earlier than you usually would, but you didn't. The package even missed us at our first hotel.
  • Mrs Julia Champion de Crespigny 23/06/2022
    Wonderful walk. Superb scenery. Accomodation ok but quite basic. iPhone app worked quite well but pleased to have the printed back up.
  • Mr Andrew Hall 23/06/2022
    Superbly organised, lovely accommodation, great luggage transfers and the online maps were brilliant!
  • Anonymous 22/06/2022
    This was our second Macs Adventure’s experience and it did not disappoint. From my initial contact through to our final departure, everything was well communicated and planned and made our holiday so enjoyable knowing that Macs had done the ‘hard work’ for us. All we had to do was sit back and enjoy the ride.
  • Anonymous 22/06/2022
    Beautiful hikes that are not crowded trails. You follow daily route instructions at your own pace. Wonderful experience

OVERALL SCORE

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