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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...

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

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

  • 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

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
  • Mr Alexander CUTHBERT 21/06/2021
    Very efficient and helpful as usual. We have done Macs Adventure's walks on several occasions over a number of years and have always found their agents very responsive.
  • Anonymous 21/06/2021
    Efficient planning & delivery; answer emails quickly, fiendly service
  • Mr Steve Taylor 21/06/2021
    Minor problems were ironed out promptly. Practical arrangements of baggage transfer and bed booking went very well. I would recommend Macs.
  • Professor John Williams 21/06/2021
    The trip was well organised and progressed without hitch. There could have been a bit more help in organising access to the walk. The accommodation was very good especially at Kinglochleven - they could not have been more helpful (in contrast to Kinghouse Hotel in Glencoe) App is good but would be even better if miles completed was recorded
  • Anonymous 21/06/2021
    The arrangements were all as planned and there were no serious problems presented. The only two comments to make were the second day was a long day walking between night time stays and we had to request a bed change because they had not given a twin bedded room. Thoroughly enjoyed the holiday.
  • Mrs Patricia Crosbie 21/06/2021
    Well organised. Good choice of accommodation. Very helpful staff. I have used Macs before and would used them again.
  • Mrs Sandra Mitchell 21/06/2021
    Service was non exists t. There was no contact from Mac Adventures for the entire trip. No meet and greet. No hi how’s it going. When I complained about my first accommodation I felt it was not taken seriously. I will definitely do the West Highland Way again but I will not use Mac Adventures
  • Anonymous 20/06/2021
    Very well organised and accommodation was of a good standard
  • Mr George Rigby 20/06/2021
    Two minor problems out of office hours were rectified Macs staff immediately. The problems were not caused by Macs but by their suppliers. It's good to know Macs "have your back".
  • Mick 20/06/2021
    All went as it should, according to plan and without a hitch The accommodation was great, some a little better than others, but all to a good standard. Luggage was always at accomodation before we were a welcome site after a day's walking All in all a fantastic holiday! A big Thank You to Macs Adventures!!!!
  • Anonymous 20/06/2021
    Excellent as always! Totally reliable.
  • Anonymous 19/06/2021
    Great trip, but I had to chase travel docs prior to departure. Accom and baggage transfer were good.
  • Mr Jonathan Smith 18/06/2021
    Hi start to finish took all the Organization out of my hands into theirs and all I had to do was turn up. Will definitely use them again and recommend to my friends.
  • Miss Hayley Middleton 18/06/2021
    We were really impressed with the organisation of the trip and when we did come across any issues or problems Macs were always readily available to answer the queries and sort out the problems! Would definitely use them again! Thank you the Macs Team **
  • Anonymous 18/06/2021
    Macs adventure booked us a lovely series of places to stay and were very efficient. The instructions for the walk were really good. In short everything was really stress-free. I cannot recommend them more highly.
  • Mrs Clare Wight 18/06/2021
    Every hotel we were booked in was exceptionally friendly, helpful and clean with close proximity to where we wanted and needed to be. Breakfasts at each were also excellent. All good choices, thanks to Macs knowledge and relationships in the area. The suggested routes were excellent with realistic timescales to complete those walks and good guidance on how tough they would be. Our luggage arrived on time every evening too which was a relief after a long day. Thoroughly enjoyable holiday and we would definitely use Macs Adventure again. Indeed, we're already planning our next trip.
  • Anonymous 17/06/2021
    Everybody we talked to at macs to get the thing set up was extraordinarily helpful and generous with their time. The trip turned out to be very much as advertised, and we really enjoyed ourselves. My only suggestions for improvement are as follows. First, it might be helpful to describe to potential hikers the varied levels of civilization that exist along the trail. Some of it is quite suburban, which might surprise people who assumed they would be in a rural setting all of the time. Second, there is part of the trail that was unavailable due to erosion of the coast. Although it might be possible for some hikers to do that walk, if the tide is extremely low, my sense is that it is basically not going to be available to almost anyone. If that is the case, it would be useful to disclose that in advance.
  • Anonymous 17/06/2021
    Well organised, good hotels used.
  • Mr Stephen Slater 17/06/2021
    I liked the challenge of completing the route. Also doing a reasonably long walk where most of the Macs UK walks are only a few days. The downside of this being routed to go coast to coast was that while parts of it had brilliant scenery passing through national parks, in between were several days of walking through less interesting flat fields. Macs arrange mostly good accommodation choices but were poor providing information. They only provided a map for half the route saying, “we were not able to get the map for the west section in time”, even though the map was easily available online for next day delivery and they’d had weeks to get it. They sent a guidebook that arrived just before I left by which time I’d already purchased one myself to read before going. Some distances on their own notes were off by several km. On other trips, the bag for luggage transfer had to be left by 10:00am and Macs provided them with a list of where to take it. For this trip Macs chose Sherpa Van who required the bag left by 8:30am, which even using the earliest breakfast times at the B&Bs usually meant packing shoes and toiletries before breakfast. Also, they require you to remember to write the next stop on the luggage tag every day, and what happens if you forget?
  • Mr Andrew Wyles 17/06/2021
    What a great holiday walking the West Highland Way. Superbly organised by Macs. We would do it again tomorrow. Only gripe was that would have preferred the excellent book they supplied to have arrived earlier to aid preparation.

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