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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
  • Anonymous 20/09/2021
    First class accommodation throughout the walk, all close to Hadrians Wall - thank you Always available on the telephone to answer questions We were concerned with the bag pick up, would it actually arrive, but there was nothing to worry about as it was well organised and always ready and waiting at our next destination
  • Anonymous 09/09/2021
    Accomodations were top notch, except for the one in Cloughane. The room in Cloughane was dismal, bathroom was mouldy, not nice at all.Could not do the walk over the shoulder of My Brandon due to the fact that it is a very challenging hike which is not recommended in cloudy weather. It is rare to get a clear day in Ireland? I wish we'd had the option of a cab ride to the beach head near Cloughane, and accomodations for the last night in Castle Gregory. If I had known ahead of time about the walk between An Riasc and Cloughane, over Mt Brandon, I would have chosen the cab ride and beach walk to Castle Gregory in advance. Other than that it was a good walk and we would choose Mac's Adventures again.
  • Mr Keith Halstead 07/09/2021
    Timely booking, good communication, mostly good accomodation. We had trouble at one place that gave us one small room but two rooms had been booked. The landlord had to find us alternative accomodation in the town and it was an interesting and not entirely satisfactory.
  • Anonymous 04/09/2021
    It was so nice having Mac Adventures arrange our accommodations and meals. We also never had to worry about our luggage arriving at our next destination. I would highly recommend hikers to use Mac Adventures. I know we will consider using them in the future.
  • Anonymous 03/09/2021
    Walk instructions needed to be much more clear and specific - also taking account of livestock that might be in fields, etc Dorchester is not an attractive town to stay in - we were disappointed with this
  • Mr Guy Gibson 03/09/2021
    Love using Macs Adventures for our trekking overseas. We found the company to be extraordinarily efficient with hiking logistics for our 2019 trek in the Scottish Highlands and our 2021Tour du Mt. Blanc, Thank you Macs Adventures for your attention to detail and for the perfect places to lodge while on our hikes. We plan to use Macs Adventures again in the future.
  • Anonymous 02/09/2021
    Accommodation and information was excellent
  • Anonymous 02/09/2021
    Communication was great, accommodation great, price reasonable, service friendly. Phone was answered promptly and the issue dealt with efficiently when we had a last minute change of plan. Very happy.
  • Mr Duncan Priestner 02/09/2021
    Macs Adventures Organised a great holiday with lovely accommodation. The app with the downloaded maps gives reassurance in case you get lost. We used the book they provided for navigation but had to refer to the app a few times.
  • Anonymous 01/09/2021
    You were great in persisting to find accommodation at a time when it was hard to find along Hadrian's Wall. We were always treated with courtesy and the team gave us reassurance that, though it might take time, you they would be able to book for us. The only downside was that the App wasn't user friendly and I got lost in the online tool and couldn't properly export it to share with our party. it would have been easier if you had said straight out that we would be following the Sustrans path which was well-marked.
  • Anonymous 01/09/2021
    We booked our trip in 2019 and were told this year that Refugio Bonnati could not be confirmed for us and that we would have to bus back to Courmayeur and re-bus back to Bonnati the next morning. We had no instructions about what bus, where to find it, what times the bus ran. We had no idea if the bus was arranged for us by Macs and assumed it was. We had no idea that we would be expected to sort this out for ourselves in a country where we don't speak the language. We managed to reach a lovely woman at Macs who was puzzled as well that this had not been communicated to us or worked out on our schedule. We discovered that there is extremely limited bus service to Bonnati: 2 each day within 30 minutes of each other at both ends of the day. the morning trip 7:10 and 7:40 we would have missed entirely as it is when breakfast is served in the Bouton D'or (which we missed). Bussing back to Bonnati also adds approximately 1500 feet elevation gain on an already challenging hiking day. Additionally, we met other Mac's travelers who had booked in 2020 and had been confirmed at Bonnati. We really felt disappointed that, having booked and placed half the booking money a year in advance of our fellow travelers, they were confirmed and we were not. It really doesn't feel like the right thing for Mac's to have done. The trip and hike were wonderful and we loved the Alps but felt somewhat undervalued in the Bonnati experience and believe that we should have been confirmed in the order we booked the trip.
  • Anonymous 01/09/2021
    Macs were prepared to book an alternative trip to our original plan of Haute Route East. We requested this due to the risks of cancellation and likely difficulties in travelling to Switzerland. We ended up taking the back up trip to the South West Coast Path.
  • Mr David Bain 01/09/2021
    Macs provided a well organised troublefree trip on the West Highland Way. This is our second trip with Macs and I would recommend them.
  • Mrs Helen Tysseling 31/08/2021
    Very efficient and good value for money. Accommodation generally very good and maps/ support information very helpful
  • Anonymous 31/08/2021
    From booking it and all the way through Macs stayed in touch and kept us informed. At a very difficult time they sent all the information and any changes to restrictions. The walk and everything Mac’s booked was brilliant, the accommodation was excellent. The walk is very tough, if you are considering doing it, train for it, do the miles and walk with smiles.
  • Anonymous 31/08/2021
    Great communication, well organised trip and everything went smoothly as planned.
  • Mrs Shirley Gallacher 31/08/2021
    Excellent, there's only one thing went wrong on trip. The itinerary had said transfer back to hotel but no details of who where or when. After chasing macs, a call did eventually come through from a taxi company, but by then we'd decided to change plans. We should have been given contact details, as you don't always get a good phone signal while out walking. Apart from that, accommodate was lovely and everything g went smoothly. I would have liked some more human cantact though, instead of all emails. It was however a wonderful trip, and I will definitely use macs again (as I have on several occasions before)
  • Anonymous 30/08/2021
    Basically everything worked well with the major exception that instead of a B&B in Warkworth, we were booked into one with same name in Ayrshire. Fortunately, the people running the B&B in Warkworth were very helpful and helped to find an alternative for us in Warkworth.
  • Anonymous 30/08/2021
    Excellent communications, everything ran smoothly and to plan. A great company to trust your holiday plans with.
  • Samantha 29/08/2021
    From the initial enquiry to our return home the service was fabulous. Great itinerary, superb places to stay and speedy support service. Can’t fault it.

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