Hiking & Biking Route Finder

at Macs Adventure Ltd (view profile)
Location Travelling, United Kingdom
Date Posted 11th January 2018
Category In the field
Job Type Contract/short-term
Remote working


Are you a guide or instructor who enjoys the outdoors who is happy travelling alone?  Maybe you are an experienced guide, freelance instructor, or recent graduate with outdoor skills who wants to travel? If you are an experienced outdoor enthusiast with strong navigation skills, this 6-month fixed contract for the 2018 season could be the perfect full-time role, with fantastic opportunities to explore Europe.

Your skills and experience

As part of our mission to deliver outstanding self-guided holidays we research all our trips. We are seeking resourceful individuals to create route notes for our self-guided walking and cycling holidays. This means going out “on the road” recording GPS data and producing turn-by-turn directions for our Macs App digital platform (full training on using our App will be provided).  The following skills and experience essential:

  • Experienced walker, cyclist and traveller
  • Excellent level of fitness
  • Strong map reading and navigational skills inc compass use
  • Familiarity with a range of GPS and mapping software
  • First-rate written and verbal communication skills
  • Creative attitude to problem-solving
  • Great travel knowledge as well as a genuine interest in adventure travel
  • A breadth of travel experiences
  • Happy working alone and remotely
  • Accomplished photographer

What you will be working on

You will be responsible for creating the route notes via the Macs App/Outdoor Active digital platform. Following the outline routes of new trips, you will record GPX tracks, make careful turn by turn notes as you go, input all information into the Macs App digital platform, upload images and write associated trip information and evaluation reports. You will attempt to resolve any routing issues in the field, and report in daily to the product manager in charge of each tour.

When and for how long?

Starting Spring 2018 for a 6 months, full time, fixed contract.  Remuneration by daily rate plus all travel and living expenses will be covered whilst working for Macs.  This role is not office based, and involves full time travel for the duration of the contract (with pre-agreed time off). You could be in a new destination every week, so you must be available to spend an extended time away from home, solo, and with an unpredictable work pattern. This is, however, a truly excellent opportunity to see more of the world.

What next?

Send your CV with an accompanying email to [email protected], telling us why you are the right person for the job. We’d also like to know about your outdoor skills and knowledge, your navigational abilities, and your stand-out travel experiences.  In addition, please forward 10 of your best travel photos – send them as small files please!

Closing Date: 31st January 

We are particularly keen to hear from members of the Explorers Connect community so please mention Explorers Connect in your application.