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Meet the Team Thursday: Gemma Byres

8 Oct , 2015  

Pembrokeshire Coast Path

Featuring in Meet the Team this week is Gemma Byres, Destination Specialist on our UK team! Describe your role at Macs Adventure in 10 words. Helping all our lovely customers to explore the fabulous UK How long have you worked at Macs? It will be a year on 18th September, I started with Susan so it […]


South Greenland Adventure Reflections

7 Oct , 2015  

Tasiusaq 'Icebergs Bay'

Greenland has been pretty near the top of my ‘bucket list’ for a while now, and I was lucky enough to accompany our very first group of Macs’ Adventurers at end of August 2015. We started with a 3 hour Air Iceland flight from the world’s most northerly capital, Reykjavik, over to Narsarsuaq, the gateway […]



Join Walk to School Month

7 Oct , 2015  


It’s never to early to teach your kids the benefits of walking. And it seems there are plenty of reasons why youngsters should be getting about on two feet. A new survey has found that primary school children who do not walk to school are potentially missing out on a range of social, physical and […]

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Weekly Cycle: Amsterdam to Bruges Bike & Boat

2 Oct , 2015  


Experience some of the prettiest, most culturally rich cities in Europe on this relaxing bike and boat trip in great comfort. With stops in Amsterdam, Antwerp, Ghent and Bruges, you get your fix of history, art and culture, while the remaining time is spent cycling in the idyllic countryside or relaxing on board the MS […]

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Walk of the Week: South West Coast Path

2 Oct , 2015  

1500-Port Isaac Cove

The South West Coast Path (SWCP), one of the most beloved UK walks, is a 630 mile long walk stretching from Minehead in Somerset to Poole in Dorset. The Telegraph recently discussed the physical and mental benefits of long-distance walking; however, for those that find the whole trail to be a bit too daunting, the […]


10 top things to do in Lisbon

2 Oct , 2015  

If you are planning, or have booked, a walking or cycling holiday to Portugal it’s a great idea to take a couple of days to explore the country’s vibrant capital city of Lisbon. This fascinating and visitor-friendly city has plenty for you to do during a short break. Why not  add this trip to the start or […]

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Meet the Team Thursday: Katie Berry

1 Oct , 2015  

Munro Bagging on the Aonach Eagach ridge in Scotland

Featuring in Meet the Team this week is Katie Berry, Destination and Adventure Specialist. Describe your role at Macs Adventure in 10 words. Helping organise fantastic walking holidays in Italy, Turkey and beyond! How long have you worked at Macs? I started working for Macs in October 2014 What’s the best thing about working at […]

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Clothing essentials for winter cycling

30 Sep , 2015  

Having just passed the September equinox in the southern hemisphere, temperatures will quickly start to dip. Colder and darker mornings and evenings, as well as chilly autumn and winter days can put you off going outdoors, especially on your bike. But there are lots of benefits to cycling in the cooler seasons including general physical […]


Visit epic Scottish landscapes chosen for the movies

24 Sep , 2015  

If you are wondering where to go for a walking or cycling holiday, and you love big, beautiful and iconic landscapes, you should think about Scotland. For the British country is a favourite among film-makers and this summer scooped top place in a list of the world’s best “Cinematic Destinations”. Readers of one of America’s biggest newspapers, […]

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Meet the Team: Laura Sim

24 Sep , 2015  


Star of Meet the Team this week is Laura Sim, our fantastic Finance Assistant! Describe your role at Macs Adventure in 10 words. Assisting Selina in keeping the finance side of things running smoothly in the accounts department for Macs Adventure. How long have you worked at Macs? I started here in January 2012 as […]

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Where to Walk in… November

23 Sep , 2015  


To most, November doesn’t exactly shout out ‘holiday time!’. However, this month doesn’t necessarily have to involve cold, rain and darkness. Many destinations in southern Europe and worldwide still offer a sanctuary away from the approaching winter, and as a bonus, popular holiday destinations are less crowded. 1. The Canary Islands Located just off the […]


You’ll feel better for a walk at the coast

22 Sep , 2015  

While most walkers may well have suspected this, new research has proven that a walk at the coast is good for you. The National Trust found that people who take a seaside stroll sleep an extra 47 minutes and will feel happy and calm after getting away from it all. Coastal walkers also have longer […]

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Walk of the Week: La Gomera

22 Sep , 2015  


La Gomera, the second smallest of the Canary Islands, has plenty to offer the keen walker: lush forests, pristine beaches, impressive mountain tops and spectacular views. La Gomera In a Nutshell Distance: 74-87 km / 45-54 miles. Grading: Moderate to strenuous. Some steep ascents and descents are required; however, it is possible to choose alternative routes in […]

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New trend for Gliking

17 Sep , 2015  

A toast to Gliking!

First came Glamping and now it’s Gliking that is capturing the hearts of outdoors fans. Glamping is a combination of Glamorous Camping and following suit, Gliking matches Glamour with Hiking. This can mean what you want, but for most people both Glamping and Gliking offer a more luxurious form of camping and hiking. Gliking has […]