Marian Gibert

Marian Gibert has been a world traveler from a young age. She was born in Bilbao, Spain, grew up in Venezuela, and later lived in Britain, where she studied Business Administration at Cambridge. She also lived and worked in Engelberg, a resort in the Swiss Alps, picking up the Swiss-German and French languages along with her fluent English. Marian is a hiker, climber, skier, diver, mountain biker, and a veteran of many of our trips in Spain and the Alps. Her passion for outdoor sports led her to operate her own mountain hotel in a small village in the Alpujarras, where she guided horseback riding and mountain biking trips. She also enjoys driving and has taken part in several 4WD rallies in North Africa. When not guiding for Wilderness Travel, Marian lives in Provence in the south of France.

Upcoming Trips:

Granada to Sevilla, May 16-23, 2015
Pilgrim's Way, June 1- 8, 2015
Pilgrim's Way, June 16-23, 2015
Granada to Sevilla, September 25-October 2, 2015
Granada to Sevilla, October 24-31, 2015

Recent Photo Blog Posts

Authentic Spain, Steven Felderstein
Buen Camino!, Helmut Kapczynzki

Client Testimonials:


Marian was a delight to be with. Always upbeat, enthusiastic, and helpful. An extraordinary planner and organizer. Linnea C., Berkeley CA
Granada to Sevilla
Marian is a lovely woman. She expresses sincere interest in every group member and adds greatly to the educational component of the trip. Susan W., Albuquerque NM
Granada to Sevilla
Engaging, well organized. Excellent in all areas. Would travel with her anytime. Jenny S., Mendham NJ,
Pilgrim’s Way
Her presence on the trip was an enormous gift. I would select future trips knowing she would be on the leadership team. Ross W., Lake Hopatcong, NJ
Pilgrim’s Way
Marian’s knowledge of the area was critical to the success of the trip. She was wonderful. Every little detail was taken care of. Angela D., Easton CT
Granada to Sevilla
I really enjoyed Marian. She was a wealth of information, interesting to talk to and kind and helpful. Suzanne W., Weybridge VT
Granada to Sevilla
Marian could not have been more positive or delightful! She was great. Nancy B., Villa Park IL
Granada to Sevilla
Marian is a first rate guide and an excellent example of why we are so impressed with Wilderness Travel. She represents your company beautifully: she is very well informed about the local history, local foods and wines, geography and environmental issues, regional areas of interest, and she exudes enthusiasm 24/7. A very polished, well educated, entertaining trip leader. Susan W., Albuquerque, NM
Pilgrim's Way
Marian was off the charts as a leader...fun, engaging, caring, energetic, and professional. You could not have had a better person to lead our group. Alan C., Pittsburgh, PA
Granada to Sevilla
Marian has a passion and respect for her country and its history, and LOVES sharing it with the group. Dorothy F., Basalt, CO
Pilgrim's Way
This was my fifth WT trip, and Marian was easily the best leader I have encountered. She is extremely competent, solicitous of the welfare of the group, knowlegable of the area, fluent in English, and just a genuinely nice and fun person. Mike H., Charlottesville, VA
Granada to Sevilla
Marian made the trip! She was organized, knowledgeable, and passionate about Spain. We really enjoyed her good sense of humor and her honest care and concern about us. Brenda S., Thompson's Station, TN
Granada to Sevilla
Marian is over-the-top fantastic! She is sophisticated, full of vitality and good humor, and able to shepherd her flock of walkers expertly. She never passed up an opportunity to take advantage of a serendipitous event: flamenco dancing at a lottery drawing; red-pepper roasting at a roadside farm; La Tuna singers in the town center. Anne K., Ann Arbor, MI
Pilgrim's Way
Marian Gibert is a prize! She is a true professional, and can handle any situation. She clearly had put an enormous amount of work into planning this exploratory trip. I would think that the WT office could give her free rein to make whatever modifications she feels might be necessary for future trips. Jane S.,
Bilbao and the Picos de Europa
Delightful! My first trip with her and I hope not the last. Judith J., Tucson, AZ
Bilbao and the Picos de Europa
She and her crew did a good job of adjusting hikes to accommodate the weather. Jack H., Cockeysville, MD
Bilbao and the Picos de Europa
Marian deserves a rating higher than Excellent. Magnificent? Unsurpassable? Wendy Y., Pebble Beach, CA
Granada to Sevilla
The whole trip was flawless and Marian made it look seamless and easy! Rose C., Charlottesville, VA
Granada to Sevilla
Marian is an exceptional leader—knowledgeable, energetic, and enthusiastic. Sara C., El Dorado Hills, CA
Pilgrim's Way
I've been lucky to have some top guides on my trips, and Marian is in the top tier—there's no one better. She is fun, enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and full of well-directed energy. Steve F., Hermosa Beach, CA
Bilbao and the Picos de Europa
Marian was a wonderful leader. She always went that extra mile to make our trip more special and pleasant. Her enthusiasm and charisma were great. Maria T., Golden Beach, FL
Pilgrim's Way
Marian was a fantastic leader, with amazing energy and infectious enthusiasm! She handled our group of diversely experienced trekkers with great consideration. We loved it! Mattie V., Tampa, FL
Pilgrim's Way
Marian is one of the best communicators that I have ever met. Her listening , speaking skills, insight, and knowledge of area is superior. Kathy B., Denver, CO
Pilgrim's Way
Marian was the best leader we have ever had. She taught us so much and was a joy to be with. Lynda C., Atlanta, GA
Pilgrim's Way
Marian is a delight—smart, organized, energetic, kind to everyone, resourceful, and just perfect! Pat D., Cambridge, MA
Pilgrim's Way
Marian was the secret to our trip. She knew the Camino, Spanish history, food, wine, and people so well and negotiated a stellar trip. Joan W., Owen Sound, Ontario
Pilgrim's Way
Marian was simply a delight. She is a warm and capable leader who ensured the trip came off flawlessly and the needs of the group and of each individual participant were fully considered and properly addressed. Her willingness and ability to leverage her knowledge of the local culture greatly enhanced the experience for us. Glenn R., Towaco, NJ
Granada to Sevilla
A delightful and caring trip leader. Very attentive to everyone's needs, and enthusiastic about sharing our adventures! Sandra & Steven F., Carmichael, CA
Granada to Sevilla
Marian was like a sister you love! Smart and classy and stylish and funny and warm and beautiful inside and out! Judy S., San Diego, CA
Pilgrim's Way