Fiona Jackson

Lead Guide

Born in Scotland and spending holidays being made to walk up many a Scottish mountain developed my love and passion for the great outdoors, even if I might not have appreciated it at the time!

Coupled with a desire to travel and live abroad I chose my degree on the basis that I could live and study in Italy for 4 years. This merely cultivated my passion to travel and whilst cycling around Cuba I discovered that travelling by bike was the best way to see a country. After a couple of years living and working in London, my travel itch got the better of me and I found myself in the jungles of Belize with a youth development charity. I had taken my bike so I could explore the country and decided to cycle across the border and ended up cycling across Guatemala and into Mexico.

My love for travel had been ignited. I went to Ecuador to learn Spanish and from there to Chile where I spent a year living in Patagonia and working in the Torres del Paine National Park.

Returning to the UK I knew I wanted to work in travel so spent a year running gastronomic walking tours in Tuscany before joining an adventure travel company for whom I have led biking and hiking trips all around the world for the past 20 years.

I look forward to sharing my passion with like-minded people and exploring new places.

What our road cyclists say about Fiona…

Fiona is a top guide. Her extensive experience in the adventure tourism industry shows and along with Gav made a first-rate team. Also a great sense of humour etc. B Thatcher, Classic Cols of Corsica

Great support throughout the days riding. Always there with words of encouragement and a smile on those hard rides. A top guide. S Woods, Classic Cols of Corsica

Super enthusiastic and helpful. Provided all of the necessary information to help us plan for each day. Managed to work well with all members of the team. Went out of her way to make life easy for us all and a true ambassador for Marmot. C Scott, Raid Pyrenean

Fiona was a real star, very supportive of the group and worked well with David. Nothing was too much trouble for Fiona, she supported the group and was always in the locations she stated she would be in which is a welcome sight when struggling up the climbs. Attentive to the groups needs and personally assisted me when I was struggling at the start of the week due to the heat. D Humphreys, Picos & Angliru 2022

Friendly supportive motivational experienced – fantastic guide. H Thomas, Picos & Angliru 2022

Great energy, very insightful, very helpful, really made the trip for us. J Leavesley, Picos & Angliru 2022

Fiona was lovely and calm and always ready to help and encourage. Nothing was too much trouble and she always had a smile on her face. Both the guides worked really hard and went above and beyond what I would have expected. Really made our holiday the fantastic experience that it was. C Rank, Picos & Angliru 2022

Fiona is amazing – again, another really generous and enthusiastic guide – I really enjoyed her company and all her help and support last week, especially on the ride when I was literally in the bin and spent most of the day in the van with her. She is also to be cherished. S Rodger, Picos & Angliru 2022

Fiona and Tim were both absolutely brilliant. Literally 10/10. Service level though the roof, always anticipating needs, and worked brilliantly together. P Flynn, Raid Alpine (Nice – Geneva) 2022

So caring, professional, approachable and a wonderful, fun person. Could not have asked for more from the Raid support crew. J Croft, Raid Alpine (Nice – Geneva) 2022

I cannot praise Fiona and Tim enough for their constant attention and guidance throughout our tour. They went above and beyond and were always in the right place offering support and succour with good humour at all times. The whole Marmot experience was superb and your attention to detail exemplary. S Bland, Raid Alpine (Geneva – Nice) 2022

Fiona was excellent, professional & personable and always on hand for friendly help and advice. Provided a great balance of ensuring health & safety and practical stuff taken care of and given us the freedom to ride to our ability and pace. J Pix, Catalonia & Girona 2022

Our tour guides Fiona and Christel were exceptional. They worked tirelessly to ensure our holiday experience was perfect in a professional, caring and fun way. Keep up the fantastic tours Marmot! D Cowan, Catalonia & Girona 2022

Fiona was brilliant and she was also knowledgable about the route, very calm and great company. Again, a real asset for Marmot. R Wood, Catalonia & Girona 2022

Brilliant. Very clear leadership, organization and knowledge with a fun/light touch. Appreciated being treated like an adult. Set the tone for the week. A Cribb, Catalonia & Girona 2022