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Three top cycling tights for winter

26 Nov , 2015  


Winter cycling requires another layer of clothing, especially if you want to avoid numb legs and chilblains on your knees. I kid you not! I once braved an early winter ride in only cycling shorts and a decent thermal cycling jersey and ended up with itchy, painful and purple knees. Now I always wear a […]

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Meet the Team Thursday: Erin Connor

26 Nov , 2015  


This week on Meet the Team Thursday we meet the lovely Erin. Describe your role at Macs Adventure in 10 words. Creating wonderful walking experiences across Europe for adventurous people. How long have you worked at Macs? I started last summer so almost a year and a half. What’s the best thing about working at […]


Great scenery is good for your health!

25 Nov , 2015  


A new study has found that scenery has a positive impact on health. Researchers discovered that a people who live in more scenic areas report their health to be better than average. And, crucially, it was revealed that scenic areas, not simply green areas, bring about the higher ratings of perceived healthiness. The research was […]

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Walk of the Week: Nakasendo Trail

24 Nov , 2015  


Japan: a dream destination for many of our travellers. By combining a walking holiday with cultural explorations, you get the chance to experience this fascinating country from all aspects. Walk from village to village on ancient roads, stay in family-run accommodations and indulge in the flavoursome Japanese cuisine. The Nakasendo Trail can be combined with […]

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Weekly Cycle: Boat & Bike: Vienna to Belgrade

19 Nov , 2015  

Pedalling the Danube cycle path

How can I experience easy cycling through 4 countries, get a flavour for their culture and wake up each day in new place without constantly having to pack and unpack? In a Nutshell Distance: 131 km – 168 km. Grading: Easy. Ride along the banks of the River Danube on designated cycle paths returning each evening […]


Our pick of Europe’s best cols to ride

19 Nov , 2015  

Stunning Sa Colabra on the Spanish island of Mallorca.

Ernest Hemingway wrote: “It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and can coast down them.” Hills might make you work hard on a bike but they offer some of the best rewards, including great views, better fitness, personal satisfaction […]

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Meet the Team Thursday: Elisabeth Norberg

19 Nov , 2015  


This week on Meet the Team Thursday, our intern Elisabeth has interviewed… well, herself. Describe your role at Macs Adventure in 10 words. As an intern, I have my finger in just about every pie! How long have you worked at Macs? I’ve been here since the end of August. What’s the best thing about […]

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Walk of the Week: A Long Walk on the Isle of Skye

19 Nov , 2015  

ss-trotternish ridge

The Isle of Skye is one of the most beloved Scottish islands and a favourite with walkers. It has a fascinating history and offers stunning scenery – not just on the island, but on the journey there as well. Let’s go for a long walk on Skye. In a nutshell Distance: 73 miles (118 km) […]


10 things to know about the GR routes

18 Nov , 2015  


Europe’s GR routes are increasingly popular with walkers, especially those looking or a multi-day holiday. Here we reveal 10 things to know about the GR routes. 1) The GR routes comprise a network of long-distance walking trails across Europe and are mainly found in France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Spain. 2) There are more than […]


10 reasons to cycle in Catalonia

16 Nov , 2015  

The fabulous city of Barcelona.

An amazing destination for all kinds of holidaymakers, Catalonia is also a great place to go for a cycling tour. Here we reveal 10 of the best reasons to cycle in this north-east Spanish region. City life: The vibrant city of Barcelona is located Catalonia and offers many gems for tourists, including Gaudi’s distinctive architecture, […]


Camino Tales: Pamplona to Logrono

12 Nov , 2015   Gallery


Adventures from the Camino… After leaving Hemingway timelessly propping up the bar in the Cafe Iruna, we made our way through the streets of Pamplona, deciding against buying bull running outfits, and headed off uphill through the town parks and university campus. At 790 metres above sea level, we arrived at the famous pilgrim sculpture […]

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Sore Feet: Proud Walkers of the West Highland Way

11 Nov , 2015   Gallery


One of the most popular West Highland Way photo opportunities is at the finishing line in Fort William. This now-famous statue, simply called “Man with Sore Feet” was made by David Annand and has marked the end of WHW since 2010. Resting you weary legs next to the statue of a man with sore feet, it is a moment […]


See Scotland in stunning TV series

11 Nov , 2015  

Still from A Year in the Wild (1)

If you are wondering about a walking or cycling holiday in Scotland and you can’t decide where to go, you might be easily persuaded by a new Channel 5 series. The first programme in a four-part Loch Lomond: A Year in the Wild was aired last night and revealed the stunning landscapes and wildlife of […]

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Walk of the Week: La Palma

10 Nov , 2015  


La Palma, known as ‘the beautiful island’, is the greenest and also one of the most unspoiled Canary Islands. Ideal for walking, expect beautiful vistas around every corner. In a Nutshell Distance: 77.5 km Grading: Moderate Where is it? La Palma is the most north-westerly of the Canary Islands and also the 5th largest in size. It’s located off […]