Macs Adventure

Walk of the Week: The High Coast, Trolls & Enchanted Forests

31 Aug , 2016  

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Come with us on a journey to Sweden as we take a walk through the wilderness of this model country.  In a Nutshell The High Coast: Trolls & Enchanted Forests walking tour, set in a UNESCO World Heritage Site, grants stunning panoramic views over the Gulf of Bothnia as-well-as the opportunity to explore the tranquil Skuleskogen forest, teeming with wildlife and pine. […]

Discovery, Health & Fitness, Walking

Discover the Walk About Festival

30 Aug , 2016  

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Nationwide walking organisation, The Ramblers, is encouraging more people to walk in September with their Walk About Britain Festival. The aim of the festival, from September 3 to 11, is to improve the nation’s health through walking and to show people that the best way to view Britain is on foot. Walkers can join events […]

Macs Adventure, Tips & advice, Walking

Kayleigh’s 5 Top Tips for UK Walking Trips

30 Aug , 2016  

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Having recently done a self guided walking holiday in the Lake District, I would like to pass on my top tips for being prepared for a walk in the UK. 1) Be prepared for the route Read through the guidebook, route notes and look at maps prior to each days walk. This will give you a […]

Macs Adventure

One Thing I Wish I’d Known Before my First Adventure

26 Aug , 2016  

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There’s a lot to think about before heading off on an active adventure. You’ll be experiencing some hidden corners, and spending your days on the trail, so it pays to be prepared. Here we share our “things to know” before going on a walking or cycling holiday. Carry Less Stuff Sarah Henderson says “Less is […]

Camino, Discovery, Walking

Hopes of a Caledonian Camino

26 Aug , 2016  

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A new so-called Caledonian Camino is being developed across Scotland, mirroring the world famous Spanish Camino de Santiago. The Camino de Santiago trail is a top destination for walkers and has attracted pilgrims since the Middle Ages. Now Scotland wants to create its own long-distance path, which will following in the footsteps of medieval pilgrims […]

Macs Adventure, Walk of the Week

Walk of the Week: The Kerry Way

26 Aug , 2016  

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This week, we’re off to the Emerald Isle to experience its lush green mountains, rugged atlantic coastline (and that famous Irish ‘craic’) on our Kerry Way self guided walking tour. In a Nutshell: Experience the serenity, picture postcard views and famous warm welcome of Ireland on an exciting walking holiday along the country’s longest national trail. Starting and ending in the charming […]

Macs Adventure, Tips & advice

My First Self-Guided Trip with Route Notes

25 Aug , 2016  

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I went in late June to the Lake District to do our short break trip. Before I went, I was a bit apprehensive about doing my first walking trip with route notes rather than following a guidebook and way marked trail…     What are route notes? Route notes are a point to point document […]

Discovery, Tips & advice, Walking

Best family walking holidays

23 Aug , 2016  

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Families can enjoy walking together and a walking holiday will create amazing memories for decades to come. The key is to choose a trip that is suitable for your family. 9 things to consider for a family walking holiday 1 How old and fit your children are. 2 How fit you are. 3 How far […]

Discovery, Tips & advice, Walking

12 tips for great family walking

18 Aug , 2016  

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Many families do report that they enjoy successful walking holidays together. But what if you are not at this stage, yet you would love to be? Perhaps you have young children and you can’t ever imagine getting back to the hiking trails you loved before the kids came along. Then again, you might have older […]

Meet the Team, Staff

Meet the Team Thursday: Heleen

18 Aug , 2016  

This week on Meet the Team Thursday we have Heleen, our Dutch member of the European Operations team. Describe your role at Macs in 10 words? Working on European Operations and some new and exciting projects! How long have you worked at Macs? I started at the beginning of January 2016. What’s the best thing […]

Macs Adventure

Walk of the Week: Istria Vineyards & Villages

17 Aug , 2016  

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To the east of Italy across the Adriatic Sea sits the largest peninsula in the Adriatic, the region of Istria which straddles Slovenia and Croatia. This region of Croatia boasts superb ingredients, a fantastic (but busy) coastline, as-well-as beautifully preserved Roman and Byzantine era architecture. Istria is also home to one of our most aesthetically pleasing […]

Cycling, Tips & advice, Walking

Take inspiration: From the Olympics 2016

16 Aug , 2016  

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Are you hooked on the Rio Olympics this summer? We are. Why not take inspiration from some of the sports and events and turn these ideas into reasons to get fitter, go outdoors more or choose to try a new type of holiday? Visit Scotland Scottish rower Katherine Grainger has become the second most decorated female […]

Cycling, Discovery, Macs Adventure, Walking

5 Places to go Walking or Cycling in…November

16 Aug , 2016  

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Let’s all agree: November is a pretty awful time of the year in the northern hemisphere. Summer has officially ended, xmas day is still the best part of 4 weeks away and its generally a dark, wet, and cold time of the year. What are the best places to go on a self-guided walking or cycling holiday […]

Discovery, Health & Fitness, Macs Adventure, Tips & advice, Trekking, Walking

Nature isn’t a Luxury: It is Essential

14 Aug , 2016  

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Even the calmest and most level-headed people suffer from stress on occasion, and it is no wonder, as we live in quite a stressful world. The cardiovascular benefits of being active in nature are clear, but what are the effects of walking and cycling in an area of exquisite natural beauty on our brain?  The Reptilian […]