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Walk of the Week: The Cairngorms and Royal Deeside

22 Apr , 2016  

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In honour of Her Majesty’s 90th birthday this week, we’re heading to one of her favourite residences, Balmoral Castle, to explore The Cairngorms & Royal Deeside. Where is it? Starting from the charming Scottish village of Ballater, you’ll follow trails through the wild and wonderful central Cairngorms (the UK’s largest National Park), explore the whisky heartland […]

Cycling,Discovery,Walking

12 things to know about John Muir

21 Apr , 2016  

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Scottish-American naturalist, author, environmental philosopher and adventurer John Muir was born on this day April 21 in 1838. We reveal 12 fascinating facts about this great man. 1 John Muir was born in Dunbar in East Lothian, Scotland. He emigrated with his family to America in 1849. He died aged 76. 2 He is known as […]

Tips & advice,Trail Running

Keep on running after London Marathon

20 Apr , 2016  

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Some 38,000 runners will take part in this weekend’s London Marathon 2016, each with a focus of crossing the finish line after 26.2 miles of city centre running. The number of marathon hopefuls who applied for a place was a record-breaking 247,069, which shows just how popular longer distance running events have become. If you […]

Discovery,Walking

This Week on Instagram: Germany, Cornwall & Norway

15 Apr , 2016  

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With our team out researching exciting new walking and cycling trips, we thought we’d round up our top Instagram posts from this week. 1. Sunshine on the King Ludwig Way   Glorious weather en route to Füssen☀ #KingLudwigWay #Germany #Füssen #macsadventure #macsmoment #walkingholiday A photo posted by Macs Adventure (@macsadventure) on Apr 13, 2016 at 9:32am PDT   2. […]

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Fun in the Sun: Our Top 5 Mediterranean Escapes

13 Apr , 2016  

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Head off to warmer climes for a springtime holiday in Europe. From the sun-drenched hilltop villages of France to the vibrant turquoise waters of Croatia, we pick five of the best places to walk and cycle in the Mediterranean. Classic Tuscany Let yourself be transported to a region where sun, sublime scenery, food sensations and wonderful wines combine to […]

Discovery,Walking

Duo re-enact Scottish classic book Kidnapped

13 Apr , 2016  

The pair will cross the Trossachs, Scotland.

Most people will know of Robert Louis Stevenson’s book Kidnapped, which tells the story of David Balfour’s kidnapping and subsequent adventure as he is smuggled around the coast of Scotland. In the book, he survives ship-wreck, witnesses the Appin Murder then flees the Redcoats with Alan Breck Stewart across Scotland to South Queensferry and on to Edinburgh […]

Cycling,Discovery,Tips & advice,Trail Running,Walking

Edinburgh: Try a running tour of highlight attractions

7 Apr , 2016  

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If you are heading to Scotland for a walking or cycling tour and you are starting, finishing or passing through the capital city of Edinburgh you might like to try a running tour. What is a running tour? Running tours are growing in popularity in cities worldwide and offer the chance to be guided between […]

Discovery,Tips & advice,Walking

9 reasons for a spring holiday in Provence

5 Apr , 2016  

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Provence, in southern France, offers a delightful escape for walkers in springtime. Here are nine reasons to visit Provence in spring. For sunshine There are definite seasons in the south of France with warmer weather and sunshine arriving in spring before the hot days of summer. After a long winter in the UK, it’s a […]

Macs Adventure,Staff

Hot Tubbing in the Highlands

1 Apr , 2016  

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On a cold winter’s day in February, I paid a visit to one of the ‘in style’ properties we use on our Scotland trips in Inverness, the Rocpool Reserve Hotel. A lovely welcome from the concierge, who came and collected our bags from the car, showed us to our room. As we had a special […]

Health & Fitness,Tips & advice,Trail Running

10-step guide to trail running holiday fitness

31 Mar , 2016  

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A trail running holiday offers all kinds of benefits and rewards, including a great pace for exploring new places, achievement, invigoration, fitness and relaxation. Macs Adventure offer a number of trail running breaks and make the adventure more enjoyable by offering self-guiding information and luggage transfer between accommodations. The trips can be tailored to suit […]

Footwear & Shoes,Kit Guide,Trail Running

Three great trail running shoes

24 Mar , 2016  

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If you are planning a trail running holiday or training for a long-distance running event, you’ll need a pair of trainers that are up to the job. We suggest three different trail running shoes that offer a range of important criteria, including good fit, support, cushioning and off-road grip. Inov-8 Race Ultra 290 Inov-8 have […]

Discovery

9 Reasons to Visit Catalonia

24 Mar , 2016  

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While most people tend to head straight to the Catalan capital of Barcelona, the rest of the region has just as much (if not more!) to offer visitors. Here we explain why Catalonia is the perfect place for a walking holiday.   1. Coastal Paths Following trails along the Costa Brava is the stuff walking holidays are made […]

Cycling,Discovery,Walking

5 great adventure holidays for families

22 Mar , 2016  

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Family holidays should be filled with fun and activities. We suggest five trips that are suitable for active parents and adventure loving children. Nepal Family Adventure The trip begins in Kathmandu with an immersive three-day trek (up to two hours walking each day) through the Annapurna Foothills. You’ll stay at luxury trekking lodges each night. […]

News,Walking

UK’s tallest mountain Ben Nevis ‘grows’ by 1m

18 Mar , 2016  

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The UK’s tallest mountain has been re-measured and it’s now officially an extra metre taller. Thanks to more modern measuring technology, the mapping agency Ordnance Survey now records Ben Nevis in the Scottish Highlands as 1,345m tall and not 1,344m tall. The last time that the mountain near Fort William was measured was in 1949 when […]