Camino, Culture & History, Discovery, Tips & advice, Walking

The Basque Country: 15 interesting things to know

20 Oct , 2017  

The Basque Country (pronounced “Bask”) is an autonomous community in the western Pyrenees Mountains that straddles the border between France and Spain. It lies on the Atlantic coast in northern Spain. This area boasts a unique mix of cultural traditions, cuisine and language. If you are considering a holiday to the Basque Country or a […]

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Biking to Barcelona Video

18 Oct , 2017  

In the summer of 2017, Craig cycled across Catalonia, immersing himself in the rich culture, history and gastronomy of the region before arriving in Barcelona. This video shows the highlights of his trip.

Adventure of the Week, Macs Adventure, Walking

Adventure of the Week: Walking in the Picos de Europa

18 Oct , 2017  

Where is my favourite place to visit? It’s the north of Spain. Best food in the world? North of Spain. Friendliest people I have met? North of Spain. Best mountain range for walking?….. ah, the north of Spain doesn’t have any good mountain ranges. Or so I thought.  Time to add a new item to […]

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Camino, Macs Adventure, Tips & advice, Walking

Six Reasons to Walk the Camino Solo!

16 Oct , 2017  

I recently walked the final stage of the Camino Frances from Sarria to Santiago by myself and as we are often asked by people wanting to walk the Camino solo if it is safe I thought I would summarise why this is the perfect trip for solo walkers and how I found my experience! Time […]

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Culture & History, Cycling, Discovery, Tips & advice, Walking

A guide to expanding your cultural horizons

13 Oct , 2017  

Let me begin with a story of a trip, many years ago, to Africa. With time off between jobs, I decided on an extended solo adventure, travelling from Zimbabwe, through Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania and Kenya. I planned the trip over many weeks and read books about the countries, making a list of the must-see places. […]

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Culture & History, Macs Adventure, Walking

Why Shikoku Island Was My Ultimate Japanese Highlight

12 Oct , 2017  

Nicola on the Shikoku Trail

At Macs Adventure, our walking itineraries in Japan are based around some of the country’s ancient pilgrimage trails. One such trail is the 88 Temples Pilgrimage on Shikoku Island. The island is one of the most unspoiled areas of Japan, and I was lucky enough to spend 3 days walking there during my trip in […]

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Adventure of the Week: Shikoku, Kyoto, and Osaka

11 Oct , 2017  

Walking on Shikoku Island, Gokurakuji temple

Travel should offer new experiences, a tangible taste of a different culture, and a chance to realign your understanding of the world around you. This walking trip does all of this and more in one truly unforgettable week. In a nutshell Walk the highlights of the Shikoku pilgrimage trail, with time to explore Kyoto, a […]

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5 Things I loved about Japan (and 5 foods I won’t forget!)

11 Oct , 2017  

Tsumago

In June, I took a trip with my partner, Scott, to Japan. We walked sections of the Nakasendo Trail, the Kumano Kodo, and the Shikoku Pilgrim’s trail, in addition to visiting Kyoto and Osaka. In a word, it was amazing. I’ve recently been reflecting on some of the things I loved about the country. I’m […]

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Adventure of the Week, Cycling, Discovery, Macs Adventure, Road Cycling

Adventure of the Week: Road Cycling Coast & Volcanoes of Lanzarote

5 Oct , 2017  

If you want to keep the road cycling legs ticking over when dark and cold conditions keep you from your usual rides, this is the perfect adventure for you. Descending sweeping downhills, cycling through lava fields, volcanic valleys and vineyards, the island of “Eternal Spring” will give you everything you need. In a nutshell  Cycle […]

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Health & Fitness, Tips & advice, Walking

Tips for Walking in the Heat

2 Oct , 2017  

With a week to go before my Macs Adventure: Classic Tuscany FAM trip I found myself doing what almost every person does before they go on holiday…check the weather! Opening Google I type in “Weather in Tuscany, Italy….” and await the page loading and I am already anticipating seeing a perfect line of matching Suns […]

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Discovery, Macs Adventure, Walking

Public donate £1m to save White Cliffs of Dover

2 Oct , 2017  

The future of the famous white cliffs of Dover on England’s south coast has been secured after a public campaign has raised £1 million in just three weeks. The bid to raise the money came about amid fears that a large area of environmentally sensitive land on the clifftops would be sold to developers. The […]

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Adventure of the Week: Mallorca: Tramuntana Trails

28 Sep , 2017  

Some destinations have a reputation that precedes them. There are travellers turned-off by this every day. Places that are seen to be too dangerous, too difficult to get to, or too touristy. This weeks adventure of the week aims to smash the preconceptions people may have about the glory of Mallorca and get you out […]

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Cycling, Discovery, Health & Fitness, Tips & advice, Walking

Green Travel: A Guide to Travelling Responsibly

26 Sep , 2017  

Most people are aware of their responsibility towards the environment and their local community in their daily lives. But, then, when it comes to planning a holiday, excitement and aspirations can get in the way of thinking about environmental responsibilities. Green travel can be a tough nut to crack, but with a few simple tips, […]

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Discovery, Macs Adventure, Tips & advice, Walking

Top Tips for Walking in the Rain

25 Sep , 2017  

Whether you’ve been walking in Britain for 50 years or you’ve just started, one thing no-one can escape is the rainy weather. I certainly didn’t while walking Wainwright’s Coast to Coast this year. On my first day, I was navigating in rain and fog so thick it was hard to see more than a few […]

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