Macs Adventure Team


Delivering Adventure Excellence

Macs Adventure specialises in self-guided walking holidays, cycling holidays and tailor-made adventures in the UK, Europe and around the world. Visit to see more info.

This Blog…

…is where we share all kinds of adventure related news, articles, kit reviews, map guides, packing lists, travel stories, and generally empty our minds onto the page! We hope you find us and our collaborators a useful resource for travel inspiration or adventure advice.

Who are Macs Adventure? Our Story:

Chief Adventure Officer Neil Lapping founded Macs Adventure from the living room of his Glasgow apartment 2003. The original idea was to offer guided walking tours for backpackers in Scotland. As it turned out, backpackers weren’t very interested in guided tours! So after executing a quick pivot in 2004, a range of self-guided tours and weekends was launched, and Macs Adventure was on its way.

Neil was busy 25 hours a day for the first few years, operating the business and walking up to 1500 miles each year guiding tours! Thankfully in 2007, Neil not only moved the business to its first office in Glasgow but also took on the first full-time member of staff. The team has steadily grown since then into a passionate group of 24 travel, activity, and operational experts. We’re still based in Glasgow (albeit in a much bigger office!), and our range of tours and destinations has grown to cover not only the British Isles but also a wide range of destinations in Europe and around the world, including some of the planet’s finest treks.

It is with great pride that we can now say we help many thousands of people enjoy authentic experiences, rewarding challenges, and active adventures each year, with over 400 tours in our collection. We work hard to maintain our core values, and we won’t sell a tour which we wouldn’t recommend to our friends and family. We don’t create our tours for any reason other than to offer the best experience of the destination in question. We’ve done the research and have the knowledge required to create the perfect itinerary. We arrange accommodation, route notes, baggage transfers, and all the essential ingredients, leaving you to relax & enjoy your trip with the peace of mind that everything has been taken care of.

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