Tour Guide

Marieke Chalmers

Languages Spoken: English, Dutch

Hometown: The Lake District, Cumbria, UK

Guide Since: 2024


I am not picky, as long as it suits either a road bike, gravel bike, or mountain bike, and includes some good company


You can't beat Dutch zuurkool met worst! (sauerkraut with sausage)


A cold one after a warm summer's ride


Anywhere in the mountains

In 2006, Marieke moved from the Netherlands to the UK to pursue her dream of working in the outdoor industry. She began her career at The Outward Bound Trust in the beautiful Lake District, where she still resides, and has developed into a respected freelance outdoor instructor.

Her high-altitude mountaineering and guiding experience includes the Santa Cruz Trek in Peru, Mt. Toubkal, Kilimanjaro, Mt. Kenya, Gran Paradiso, Elbrus, and Mont Blanc.

Marieke loves working and playing in the mountains and enjoys setting fun challenges for herself both on and off the bike. She has cycled the Coast to Coast in one day, circumnavigated the Netherlands in four days, and explored the Tour du Mont Blanc on a mountain bike before it became very popular.

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