What we offer and what makes us different
Donal McCaffrey - Independent walking guide and tour coordinator
Dear guest; I am from Belfast originally where I worked as a language teacher before becoming a tour leader and independent walking guide. In this role, since 1999, I have worked as a walking guide in Spain and led walking tours throughout Europe and worldwide, organising trekking holidays with various private groups.
The hundreds of tours I have led and groups I have walked with have given me an understanding of what makes for a successful and enjoyable walking holiday: comfortable and appropriate accommodation; walks pitched at the right level offering varied landscape and beautiful scenery; getting an insight into the local area with like minded people and a guide or leader catering to each member of the group, not following a preordained schedule. Oh!, and a holiday price which isn't inflated by overheads or payments to agents and middle men.
Being semi-retired (though still relatively young!) and with a base in Spain and Ireland I do this not purely as a commercial exercise and certainly not as a career but because this is what I enjoy doing most. The areas and suggested walks in this website are all special in their own way - have a look at the pictures, the recommendations from previous rambling groups who have enjoyed walking there with me in recent years and if interested drop me an email or submit a query below, ... so that we can start planning our next adventure.
Our Promise - Thanks to our knowledge of the different areas and our close relationship with the hotels we use, we are able to offer walks and visit areas, often ignored by other providers. Furthermore we have the flexibility to adapt our itinerary to ensure the best possible experience, not afforded to the bigger operators.
The itinerary for each week will be chosen based on the season, the daily weather and the needs of the group; however whatever walks itinerary we use, the aim is always to give the customer the best walks possible and a wide experience of the various and varied mountain regions we visit. When you book a walking holiday with us you are booking directly with the end provider of the holiday. There are no middlemen. This is reflected in the cost of your holiday with us.
Whether you travel with our scheduled group trips or on your own private tour we guarantee our aim is to provide a walking experience unsurpassed in terms of quality and value.