Cycling, Health & Fitness, Tips & advice, Trail Running, Walking

Motivational tips to stay active in the winter

8 Dec , 2016  

Walking, cycling and running are always easier in the spring and summer thanks to warmer and drier weather. But come the darker, damper and duller days of winter, it can be hard to motivate yourself to go outdoors. But staying indoors, out of the sunlight, for too long is not good for your health. For […]

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West Highland Way, The Best Moments of 2016

7 Dec , 2016  

The West Highland Way was once again our most popular trail in 2016. Well done to one and all for taking on the Devil’s Staircase, fighting through/tolerating/enjoying (delete as applicable) the Scottish climate, and braving the dreaded midges to hike from Glasgow to Fort William along Scotland’s most famous trail. The rewards are many. West Highland […]

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Cycling, Discovery, Walking

Go now: 7 great winter walking and cycling trips

6 Dec , 2016  

Winter could be the perfect time for you to head overseas for a walking or cycling holiday. Check out our recommendations. Perhaps you fancy escaping the weather where you live for a little winter warmth and sunshine. Maybe you yearn for a bit of adventure during the more traditional low season – and also fancy […]

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Walk of the Week: Madeira – The Flower Island

6 Dec , 2016  

Year-round sunshine warms the lush green island of Madeira which is much closer to Africa than it is to Europe – even though it is a part of Portugal. The island is brimming with tropical plants and beautiful flowers which bloom around the network of waterways known as ‘levadas’ that traverse the island. The rugged coastline with […]

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Macs Adventure

6 things I learned on my first long distance hike

5 Dec , 2016  

Andrew Snooks Sweden

A bit of a hiking novice, I began working in the finance department of an adventure holiday company in 2016, and being suddenly surrounded by outdoors enthusiasts it got me thinking; perhaps I should try out a hiking trip. I was feeling inspired to try out a “proper” long distance trail, and Macs Adventure helped me fulfil my […]

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Walking and cycling holidays: Our hidden gems

1 Dec , 2016  

Everyone loves to discover a hidden gem holiday destination. But few people are lucky enough to be in the know about all the best hidden gems places to go walking and cycling. This blog reveals some of our top recommendations for lesser known but fabulous trips. A hidden gem is the sort of holiday you […]

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How to discover a great new travel destination

1 Dec , 2016  

There are people who find a great destination, even a single resort, and head there time after time because they can’t imagine going anywhere better. Then there are travellers who yearn for new and more exciting places every single time they set off on. I am definitely in the second camp. I love to read, listen, […]

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Scotland or the Seychelles? Take our Quiz!

1 Dec , 2016  

Isle of Lewis Beach

Which of these awesomely beautiful beaches are in Scotland? Do you know your Beau Vallon from your Sanna Bay? The water may be more suited to a neoprene wet-suit than a bikini, but that doesn’t mean Scottish beaches aren’t some of the best places to enjoy relaxing on the sand as the waves crash against the […]

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Walk of the Week: Mountains & Lakes of the Julian Alps

30 Nov , 2016  

MacsMoment photo in Slovenia

Head to Slovenia for an alternative Alpine experience. The Via Alpina through the Mountains & Lakes of the Julian Alps blends all the best elements of any Alpine walking exprience (snow capped peaks, flower filled meadows, deep gorges and blue-green glacial lakes) with unique traditions, food, history, and a vibrant folk culture. In a Nutshell […]

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Macs Adventure, Walking

Cinque Terre: A gateway to explore Italy

29 Nov , 2016  

Sinead in the Cinque Terre

I was super excited for my first visit to Cinque Terre in September this year; its dreamy Coastline, flexible walks through the Cinque Terre fishing villages and of course the Liguarian seafood. One of the many things which I found incredible was the accessibility of travelling onward to explore other areas of Italy. Just 1 […]

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Meet the Team Thursday – Sinead

24 Nov , 2016  

Sinead, a Specialist for Europe

This week we speak to Sinead who tells us a little about her travel ambitions, and love of all things Italy.  Describe your role at Macs Adventure in 10 words. Creating bucket-list trips for our customers, and sharing my passion for travel. How long have you worked at Macs? I’ve been here since March this […]

Cycling, Discovery

Weekly Cycle: Scotland’s Castle Trail

23 Nov , 2016  

Scotland is home to hundreds of castles, set amid a beautiful landscape. Travelling by bike on this six-day Castle Trail Tour in Perthshire you’ll enjoy the best of both worlds, viewing the countryside at cycling pace and visiting some of the country’s finest historic attractions. Where is Perthshire? The region of Perthshire is located at […]

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Walk of the Week: The King Ludwig Way

23 Nov , 2016  

Ludwig II was 18 when he became king of the independent kingdom of Bavaria. The eccentric king, who became known as the ‘Mad King’, was never interested in the affairs of state, and instead preferred to focus on music, medieval legends, and architecture. During his 20 year reign he commissioned the building of a number of lavish palaces and castles, including the […]

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Our pick of the historic sites in the UK

23 Nov , 2016  

Great Britain boasts an incredible historic timeline and offers a bounty of preserved attractions for visitors to see. Prehistoric sites, castles, forts, stately homes and stone circles are among the many sites to visit. We reveal some of our favourite historic places in the UK. Castles and forts It’s difficult to choose just one or […]