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Camino de Santiago Travel Guide

11 Dec , 2017  

Camino de Santiago Travel Guide Overview Here at Macs Adventure, we understand that our customers have hectic lives!  Planning any adventure takes a lot of time and patience. Therefore we have we have put together a travel blog which will hopefully reduce the hassle and help in the initial planning stages of this once in a […]

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Camino, Macs Adventure, Tips & advice

Eating and Drinking on the Camino Frances – Sarria to Santiago

11 Dec , 2017  

I have recently joined a club whose alumni span centuries. Earlier this year I completed the final 100km of the Camino Frances, earning my Compostela from Santiago de Compostela cathedral. I could easily list through my personal highlights of the 7 Day walk, but I would ramble on for a long time (and probably will […]

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Cycling, Kit Guide

Great Christmas gift ideas for cyclists

11 Dec , 2017  

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What do you buy for the cyclists in your life for Christmas? We reveal some of our favourite cycling gifts. Stocking filler gifts for cyclists     Under the Christmas tree cycling gifts                 Splash out: Christmas cycling gifts       I hope there is a wide […]

Camino, Macs Adventure, Tips & advice

Essential Phrases for the Camino de Santiago

8 Dec , 2017  

Learning the local language will definitely improve the quality of your trip. Being able to interact with local people, even if it is just the pleasantries, will make all the difference and in Spain, if you try to speak a few words of Spanish, you will be rewarded for your efforts. We would suggest getting […]

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Camino, Macs Adventure, Tips & advice

Eating and Drinking on the Camino de Santiago

8 Dec , 2017  

The route to Santiago is filled with wonder. There are sights and sounds to lose yourself in; there are glorious hills and ice-blue rivers and the most fantastic, generous and welcoming people.  There is no doubt that whatever stage of the Camino Frances you walk, you will enjoy your time on the route. While this […]

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Kit Guide, Walking

Great Christmas gift ideas for walkers

8 Dec , 2017  

If you know a keen walker or you are friends with someone who would like to do more walking in 2018, why not buy then a Christmas gift to suit their hobby? We reveal some of our favourite Christmas presents for walkers this year. Stocking filler gift for walkers           Under […]

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Adventure of the Week

Adventure of the Week: The Glacier Express Rail and Hike

6 Dec , 2017  

Following on from last weeks rail based Adventure of the Week, we are sticking to the train line and going for a dramatic hike based around what many people quote as the ‘Greatest Rail Journey on Planet Earth.’ Bold claim and indeed the West Highland Line is up there too, but taking a train through […]

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#MacsMoment – Best of the Camino de Santiago 2017

5 Dec , 2017  

Macs Adventure’s annual photography competition, Macs Moment, encourages people to send in photos of their trip that best emphasise what their adventure has been all about. It doesn’t require you to be the greatest photographer in the world, just to capture the moment and share it with fellow Macs Adventure customers. We have had a […]

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#MacsMoment, Macs Adventure, Walking, West Highland Way

#MacsMoment – Best of the West Highland Way 2017

5 Dec , 2017  

Macs Adventure’s annual photography competition encourages people to send in photos of their trip that best emphasise what their adventure has been all about. It doesn’t require you to be the greatest photographer in the world, just to capture the moment and share it with fellow Macs Adventure customers. We have had a ton of […]

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Camino, Kit Guide

What Should I Pack for the Camino de Santiago?

5 Dec , 2017  

What do I need to take on the Camino? As a general rule, no matter the distance and difficulty of your Camino, you should travel light. The less you carry the more you will enjoy the experience. Things to consider: Planning what to take with you will largely depend on your accommodation and whether you […]

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Camino, Walking

How fit do I need to be to walk the Camino?

5 Dec , 2017  

walkers on the camino de santiago

There are some who travel the Camino without any physical preparation, and they get through it and reach the tomb of St James in Santiago de Compostela. You will have, however, a far more pleasant experience if you do some hill-walking or aerobic exercise in the months before going on the Camino! If you intend […]

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Camino, Macs Adventure, Tips & advice, Walking

Which stage of the Camino de Santiago should I walk?

5 Dec , 2017  

The Camino de Santiago or Camino Frances (or any one of hundreds of names for this trip) is one of the world’s greatest pilgrim routes. It starts in France, crossing the border high in the Pyrenees before stretching right across the north of Spain until it reaches Santiago de Compostela in Galicia, north-west Spain. The […]

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Adventure of the Week, Macs Adventure, Walking

Adventure of the Week: West Highland Line – Rail & Hike

29 Nov , 2017  

The West Highland Way is one of the classic walks in the UK. It has all the scenery, gravitas, good company and excellent accommodation that you could wish for. However, there is another side to the West Highland Way that walkers only come into contact with briefly on their walk. There is a rail line […]

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Macs Adventure, Tips & advice, Walking, West Highland Way

Where to Eat on the West Highland Way

24 Nov , 2017  

One of the questions people often ask about is where to eat on the West Highland Way. While it may seem like it is not as important as the walk itself, the scenery, the logistics of getting from A to B, what many people forget is that this is a holiday, and what trip away […]

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