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Self-Guided Travel

Self-guided travel is one of the best ways to experience the world. Macs Adventure expertly crafts self-guided itineraries for independent, active people who want to travel at their own pace, with the people they choose. It’s all the best bits of adventuring on your own plus support from a professional team that handles the details, shares the local secrets, and offers 24/7 support. No groups. No guides. This is active travel led by you.

Expertly Crafted. Your Pace.

How Does Self-Guided Travel Work?

We take care of planning routes and arranging trip logistics, leaving you free to make your own discoveries, accomplish something special and simply enjoy the journey. 

  • We try and test the routes: We’ve developed hundreds of hand-crafted adventures in over 40 countries that we know well from doing this for two decades. Our extensive route mapping process makes your vacation seamless and easy to navigate.   
  • You choose your itinerary: Choose your destination, start dates, who you’re traveling with, trip type, activity (hiking or biking), and optimal level of challenge. There’s truly something for everyone. 
  • We handle the logistics: Managing all the details may be the most taxing part of traveling. We take care of booking your accommodations and luggage transfers so you can focus on the fun stuff. All our local providers are vetted, keeping your comfort, convenience, and safety top of mind. 
  • You lead the way: Don’t worry – we won’t leave you out on the trail empty handed. The Macs Adventure app has your entire itinerary detailed out with GPS tracking. Trust that all the best stops along the way are already preloaded on your app. 


Why Choose Self-Guided Travel?

Self-guided adventures allow you to travel with peace of mind and little stress, so you can show up and fully enjoy your vacation and the most amazing parts of our tried and tested routes. Learn more about why self-guided is a great way to travel.


Self-Guided Activities

All of our trips are centered around active travel. We offer hiking, biking inn to inn trips, plus drive and hike, and rail and hike options


The Benefits of Self-Guided Travel

Self-guided travel provides an opportunity to go at your own pace and take more control of your impact on the planet, humankind, and yourself. Your experiences become your own and local interactions are more plentiful outside of large groups.


Macs Adventure Self-Guided Trip Types

Find the best trip type for you, whether it's a Classic Route focused on covering a lot of distance on foot or bike or experiencing luxurious accommodations an experiences on an In Style trip. With more time to meet the locals, Slower Adventures are designed to stay active, while still savoring time to experience the culture. For those looking to cover more ground, our Discovery trips utilize trains and ferries. For those seeking a very special and spiritual journey, Pilgrimages allow time and space to reflect and re-connect while on long-distance trails.


The Best Self-Guided Tour Destinations

Travel to the best destinations across Europe and the United Kingdom. Some of the most iconic routes run through Scotland, England, France, and Spain. Experience the incredible culture of countries like Italy, Portugal, and Ireland. Impressive landscapes in Iceland, Norway, and Switzerland are best visited on foot. For those looking for a longer journey, Japan and New Zealand are excellent choices!

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Why Macs

Reasons to believe in Macs Adventure:
The Biggest Choice

The Biggest Choice

Self-guided hiking & biking is all we do - we have over 500 tried & tested trips.
Our Heritage

Around Since 2003

We’re still founder led & the world’s number one self-guided operator with mountains of experience.

21,000+ Customer Reviews

Plus, with a Feefo Platinum Service Award & British Travel Awards, you know you're in good hands.
Positive Impact

Positive Impact

We use independent suppliers to support communities along our routes, as well as work with organizations to help maintain & restore paths.
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