Bob Shafer and Cathy Stano are first-time Macs Adventure trekkers, who chose to take on the Tour Du Mont Blanc. They tell us all about their experience on the TMB and how they found traveling with Macs...
We consider ourselves very fortunate to have found Macs as we were looking for a self-guided adventure with basic comforts and navigational assistance. Macs provided it all and then some!
We‘re experienced hikers who lived for years in the Rocky Mountains but had never explored the beauty of the Alps or been able to circumnavigate and experience the beauty of Mont Blanc until now. This trip didn’t disappoint, and we’d highly recommend Macs for the TMB. An average day started with a hearty breakfast and then a 10–12-mile hike at our own pace. We only carried our day packs (28-30L) and our trekking poles. Our luggage was flawlessly picked up and delivered to every destination by the day's end. Dinners and lodging were quite satisfying and comfortable.
What we liked the most was that you go at your own pace - it’s your own private quest. Some days you had to dig really deep to find your strength to muster the Cols, but the rewards were truly glorious. The people you meet along the way, the quaint villages, the majestic views, the food, oh did we mention the local food? You should try it all and take your time to enjoy all the beauty around you.
Macs provided support and were very accommodating from the first contact we had with them when just inquiring about our plans. They provided good communication the entire time, 24/7, and we had maps and the Macs app which you can download and always have on hand.
Thank you, Macs Adventure, now we just need to decide on where we’re going on our next adventure with you!
Cathy & Bob