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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
  • Bryanne McCurry 17/11/2020
    Macs Adventures is a great company that looks after its customers 💯% of the time. The walks in France were fantastic and almost all B&Bs were great. My husband enjoyed these walks like no others, including the treks they booked for us on Italy and Germany. We booked another trip with them for a walk in Germany and, with the Covid scare, is allowing us to use our deposit in the next two years. I’d definitely give this company an A+!
  • Anonymous 11/11/2020
    During the booking process Craig was excellent, responded really quickly and answered all our questions about covid and stitching 3 trips together.
  • Ms Hilary Wheeler 11/11/2020
    During the booking process Craig was excellent, responded really quickly and answered all our questions about covid and stitching 3 trips together.
  • Mrs Anne Hogg 05/11/2020
    Excellent, friendly service. Highly recommended
  • Mr David Adams 05/11/2020
    Well communicated, hotels very nice, walking guides very good. Staff helpful when we had uo re-schedule hotel due to flight cancellation. Walking guide could be slightly improved in parts....some walks you can miss where to turn off due to the change not being clear to see with autumn leaves, etc. As a result, had to go back sgain a few times to try and find where turn was. Otherwise, lovely. I got the impression that having a good GPS would have been useful in that situation....advice re this would have been useful. Very glad we took good quality Nordic walking poles, as these were invaluable, particularly where the kaldermia (mule trails) were rough walking. Not sure whether we were supposed to have received more detailled map at the first hotel, as online Google maps are only a guide, whereas a good local 2.5 in to the ml would have been helpful. Will certainly use Macs Adventures again.
  • Anonymous 02/11/2020
    Outstanding support throughout! The accommodation was excellent and would definitely recommend using them again!
  • Sarah Hoskin Clymer 02/11/2020
    We really enjoyed using Macs Adventure for our walking holiday in the Algarve in southern Portugal. The company that they worked with over there was super responsive, on time with shuttling us both from/to the airport as well as the shuttles at the beginning or end of our daily walks. We would absolutely use Macs Adventure again!
  • Miss Jo Bromilow 01/11/2020
    Another great holiday courtesy of Macs! Great coordination (especially to reassure us and keep us informed as Covid restrictions set in), brilliant hotel selection and of course a stunning route. Extra points for going above and beyond to help when I needed an emergency pair of walking boots (also thanks to Sam at Vallum Lodge in Twice Brewed)!
  • Anonymous 31/10/2020
    Organised holiday at short notice. Kept in touch with updates. Found accommodation at short notice. Booked all accommodation and ferries.
  • Dr. Richard Jones 31/10/2020
    Well organised, extremely knowledgeable staff that are available over the phone to guide you through your booking. Excellent choice of overnight stops. Brilliant maps and instructions made available.
  • Mr Subhash Rao 29/10/2020
    Excellent organisation. Very supportive and quick to take action. I had the best week of walking from Padstow to St Ives and the staff at MacAdventures were always there to help.
  • Mr Byron Grote 28/10/2020
    Well organised.
  • K P 27/10/2020
    Excellent Customer Service and communication. Very well organised even with changes midway through the trip. App very user friendly and easy to use. Will definitely be using Macs Adventures again.
  • Anonymous 27/10/2020
    Trip notes. Accommodation.
  • Anonymous 27/10/2020
    Cornwall did not disappoint! Accommodation and hassle free bag transfers worked perfectly. Walking on first couple of days was strenuous due to boulders and steep up abd downs but we loved it. Fair level of fitness is required and distances don't include distances to and from accommodation! So quite a bit more walking to add on to published route.
  • Ms Judith Kelly 27/10/2020
    Mexcellent
  • Anonymous 26/10/2020
    Would definitely recommend Macs Adventure especially Caroline Sloan for her professional and friendly service. Absolutely on the ball from enquiry to booking and during our holiday too. First time we have used them but will definitely be back for more. Totally bob on. 👍😁👏
  • Mr Charles Pearson 22/10/2020
    Very well organised , particularly so when Sturgeons new restrictions compromised the end of our trip.
  • Mr Rodney Roadknight 20/10/2020
    Great service, put together a great holiday in a very short time in trying circumstances, Mac's map and route app, very useful.
  • Mrs anne underwood 11/10/2020
    I have sung the praises of Mac's Adventure in the past as we have had some great walking holidays with them. The Isle of Wight walking holiday was different. The walk itself was terrific and I would recommend it to any walker, BUT our experience with Mac's A was not so good and we are doubtful that we would ever use them again. When I booked I don't remember being made aware that all dealings would be electronic. On previous walking holidays we have been sent maps and books on the walk which I have pored over and thoroughly enjoyed. This time after I'd paid the final invoice I was sent an email that told me that I would get nothing further from the company and that all the information was in my e-account with them. So no maps, no walking route guide, just a reference to using a smart phone and downloading information. I struggled to find what I needed. I am not technologically advanced enough to work the way the company assumed I could. I tried to print out some details which cost me a lot of time and expense. I consider I had paid Mac's A to do this work for me. They expected me to do their work for them. I was disappointed to find that the company was working differently from my previous experiences and don't believe I was warned about that when I booked. For this reason I cannot recommend Mac's Adventures unless you are young enough to cope with the demands made technologically and can use a smart phone. Of the six different accommodation experiences, 2 were excellent, 3 were merely OK, and one was not fit to be used. Th Jireh in Yarmouth was dreadful. The Host greeted us with 'No, we don't have you booked in and we're full'. When I said our luggage would have been delivered there, she said 'No, no luggage of yours'. After a lengthy silence she then said 'Oh I had you there, didn't I?'. How she thought it was funny, I really don't know. The room was like a hostel, no bedside tables etc. there was a kettle but no cups or drinks - the host said 'we don't leave anything as people just fiddle with them'. We had 2 dismal night in this appalling place. Another company we have used have offered an opportunity to upgrade accommodation albeit at an extra expense. Mac's should consider this too.

OVERALL SCORE

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