Jacci Wilkie

Lead Guide (Road Cycling Holidays) 

From my first year of life I have had an itinerant existence. Throughout my childhood my family moved location every two or three years, then, after graduating from university, I chose to explore the world my own way: studying, volunteering and working in various countries around the globe. A small sample of my portfolio of unusual experiences includes: collecting ovine faecal samples for nematode infection analysis in Australia, hosting Scottish country dancing evenings for students in Mexico, learning tae-kwon-do in South Korea, walking the Camino de Santiago across northern Spain and nursing baby zebras at a wildlife rehabilitation centre in South Africa.

In 2015 I moved from Catalonia to the south of France for a six-month sabbatical. I have been here ever since, unashamedly seduced by the mountains, an abundance of space and a tantalising sense of freedom. When I’m not renovating houses or bamboozling students of all ages with the complexity of the English language, I cycle, hike, snow-shoe, climb big rocks and breathe deeply of the heavenly air here.

New to the team in 2021, I’m delighted to be part of the Marmot Tours family. I enjoy working with passionate people – both colleagues and clients – who appreciate the great outdoors and find the fun in life. I look forward to supporting you and applauding all your achievements on our fantastic European tours.

What our cyclists say about Jacci…

Hard to believe this was Jacci’s first tour. She was very organized, friendly, and encouraging. I think her performance is a testament to Marmot’s training and hiring practices. She’s a keeper. Jonathan S, Andalusia – The Sunshine Tour 2021

We felt like we were being very well looked after. Lovely person. Christopher A, Andalusia – The Sunshine Tour 2021

Jackie was great at anticipating needs and providing support and assistance. Peter H Andalusia – The Sunshine Tour 2021

Very supportive, friendly, energetic, knowledgable, generous, thoughtful, organized. Jennifer HAndalusia – The Sunshine Tour 2021

Great encouragement given when out on climbs and passing in van en-route. Very well organised in tracking and accompanying cyclists , especially on optional climbs. Great company at evening meals. Always helpful, jolly and friendly Clear communications given. Very well organised with food offerings at van meeting points. Geoff S Alpine Classic Cols 2021

She was always there when you needed her and a great ambassador for Marmot.  Andrew V Raid Massif Central 2021

She was always fully engaged with the group, always cheery and helpful. Jacci was keen to ensure the trip ran smoothly and was proactive in sorting out any minor problems. She will be a great guide for Marmot. Paul C Raid Massif Central 2021

Great addition to the team, very attentive and supportive. Justin M Raid Massif Central 2021

She went above and beyond, coordinated a lot of competing priorities at different times. She was pleasant and professional and a delight to be around. Is a natural. Kat H Raid Pyrenean 2021