We believe experience is everything.

Our 'About Us' is more 'About You'

The fundamental reason why Maximum Adventure began, remains the same: far too many people in the world want to do something adventurous but don’t. Our mission is to change that. Whatever the reason, not enough time, something good on the television, oh – look, it’s raining, there are always plenty of excuses. We are here to tell you that you should just do it; that life is for living and that you really can achieve so much when you just give it a try.

What We Do

The Start of Your Adventure

We specialise in offering adventurous trips throughout the UK, Europe and the World. Whether it’s walking, trekking, climbing, cycling, skiing or sailing, our trips are aimed at people who want an adventure and something a bit different. And we offer a personal service to make sure your chosen adventure suits you.

Our ethos is to provide you with good service – from the first time you contact us right through until you finish your trip, we’ll support you to get the most out of your adventure. Guides, accommodation, transport, routes, advice, bag lifts, transfers … whatever is needed, we have the expertise to make it work.

We have already made a great many friends through our adventure experiences with people just like yourself and we want to continue doing just that. Lots of people return to us year after year for new adventures – once you get the bug it just won’t go away!

We take great satisfaction in providing adventures and challengeswith people at the heart of them.

We are immensely proud of being able to count many of the UK’s biggest businesses and organisations as our clients but we are also delighted with every single challenge achieved by every single adventurer.

Do get in touch – we would be delighted to see YOU on one of our trips.

Maximum Adventure Ltd., registered in the UK No. 444033

Where it all Began

Maximum Adventure started in 2002 in Mike’s spare room. For the first few years the adventure was running a business and in visiting the world’s great places – what a great job!
We now employ 15+ people in the office; have 60+ contracted guides and leaders with a wealth of experience, and take thousands of people like you on adventurous activities every year!
And yes, it’s still a great job.

What is on the horizon for Maximum Adventure?

We are always looking for new adventures that our clients will love. This year we will be developing our Self Guided Coastal Walks, Bike Tours and Winter Sun Trips, as well as some very special events.

If you have a trip in mind that isn’t currently on the website, please get in touch with one of our event planners to discuss a bespoke event.

What type of adventure should I do?

We offer a variety of different types of challenge from self-guided, to supported and guided challenges to suit a variety of different people.

  • Our guided challenges, like the Three Peaks Challenge include the expertise of a guide or leader, and on multi day events, a support vehicle.
  • And self-guided holidays include all the logistics like accommodation and luggage transfers but then you’re free to go at your own pace.

How fit do I need to be?

This of course depends on the trip that you are interested in. In the trip information we advise you of what level of fitness you need and any previous experience required.

We rate our walking, cycling and trekking trips on the following scale: Moderate – Fit – Challenging – Extreme. We will also send you a fitness plan, devised by a fitness professional, to advise you on the preparation you need to do before your trip. After all, the fitter you are the more you will enjoy yourself!

Responsible Tourism.

What is responsible tourism? At Maximum Adventure, we believe it is being aware of the impact that we as travellers have on the local environments and cultures that we come into contact with during our adventure trips. We recognise that protecting the environment is one of the guiding principles for a successful sustainable and responsible business, and that we have a corporate social responsibility to manage the impact of our activities.

With this in mind we adhere to the following statements:

  • We ensure people who work directly for us are treated fairly and paid a fair wage for the job they do.
  • All of our guides are aware of the cultures and customs in the countries within which they work and they will happily pass this knowledge onto you. This is especially useful when travelling outside of Europe to enable you to not accidentally cause offence to local people.
  • We use local people and companies wherever possible to ensure that the income generated from our trips benefits the local economy.
  • We offer small group travel to ensure our impact on the local environment is kept to a minimum, which also ensures our clients have a genuine experience.

Our Support.

Who are the John Muir Trust?

The John Muir Trust owns and cares for some of Europe’s finest wild landscapes including Ben Nevis, part of the Cuillin on the Isle of Skye and much of the remote Knoydart peninsula.

Founded in 1983, the Trust takes its inspiration from John Muir (1838-1914), the Scots-born founder of the modern conservation movement and father of the American National Park system. Like Muir, the Trust believes in protecting wild land for its own sake – and because they believe wild places are essential for people and wildlife.

The John Muir Trust works hard on the properties they own to restore and protect habitats, bring back lost species and help nature flourish. They undertake litter picks, beach cleans, footpath maintenance and other key tasks that help our wild places. The Trust also gives wild land a voice. Following Muir’s example, they defend wild land when it comes under threat and campaign for its long-term legal protection. They help to educate people, especially youngsters, through their John Muir Award, an educational initiative that encourages everyone to connect with, enjoy and care for wild places.

Supporting the John Muir Trust

We are proud to support the John Muir Trust, a leading conservation charity in the UK dedicated to protecting wild places.

Through our association with the charity we support projects such as footpath maintenance, litter picks and other key tasks aimed at conserving the amazing spaces we are lucky enough to have in the UK. When booking any of our UK walking or climbing trips please opt to make a voluntary contribution to the John Muir Trust to support the incredible work they do.

Supporting Sustrans

We are also proud to support Sustrans, the UK’s leading cycle charity. Sustrans relies on donations to maintain and enhance the UK’s National Cycle Network. Vital parts of the National Cycle Network were damaged during the storms and severe flooding which occurred in the Winter of 2015/16. Through our relationship with Sustrans, we hope to clear ditches, replace fences and restore pathways and bridges which were affected by the floods.

When booking any of our cycle trips please opt to make a voluntary contribution to Sustrans to support the excellent work they do.

Please support Sustrans’s appeal and help us safeguard the paths and routes we all love.

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