Hadrians Wall and Machu Pichu Info

looking for information regarding hiking Hadrians Wall companies and Machu Pichu, anyone with knowledge of guided/unguided companies/outfitters, I'd be interested in knowing about as well as personnel experiences. thank you

Posted by Claudia
Land of La
2558 posts

As you asked an unusual question I'll do the same? Why are you asking about Machu Pichu on the Rick Steve's Europe Helpline??

Posted by sharon
kingston, nh, us
5 posts

new to this, sorry, trying to get some info on the "help line"

Posted by Lola
Seattle, WA
6099 posts

It's OK. Try REI Adventures for Machu Picchu. You can only hike the Inca Trail with a guide, and they set up a good trip. For Hadrian's Wall, I would go with a UK company that organizes a self-guided trip for you. Luggage transport is an important part of that, unless you want to carry everything on your back. Try Celtic Trails, or maybe Mickeldore.

Posted by Stacy
145 posts

We used Gary Reed, of Hadrian's Wall Walks, in 2006: http://www.hadrianswall.ltd.uk We also used Celtic Trails for a walk in Wales just last month. They were both great, though I'd recommend Gary for Hadrian's Wall. He lives on the wall and knows it intimately. He is a one-man operation, so not as spiffy as Celtic Trails (who provided maps and a detailed day-by-day itinerary), but he gives you personal attention that Celtic Trails can't give, being a bigger outfit. He knows all the B&B owners-- they are his neighbors! Check both of them out and see which one gives you a better gut feeling. You can't go wrong.

Posted by sharon
kingston, nh, us
5 posts

these are great ideas. I will definitely look into both of the companies. Thank you

Posted by Nigel
East Midlands, England
11649 posts

What's the connection between Hadrians Wall and Machu Pichu? Are you looking to do both as part of one trip?

Posted by sharon
kingston, nh, us
5 posts

no not at all. We are going to do both trips and wanted anyones input as to what their experiences had been.

Posted by Angela
Sammamish, WA
403 posts

Highly recommend Southwind Adventures for Machu Picchu. We used their services for our S. America trip and they were great. We would/will use them again. Ask for Tom Damon (he's the owner.)

Posted by Steve
Big Eagle, KY, USA
70 posts

No need for a guide on Hadrian's Wall. I hiked an 18 mile section ending near Greenhead and it was one of the best days of my life. Had beautiful weather and better views... good luck!