Kit Guide,Trekking,Walking

What is it like to stay in an Alpine hut?

3 Feb , 2016  

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A walking holiday in the European Alps is the stuff of great memories and offers many rewards. However, many people worry about what it’s like to stay in a mountain hut. Here’s our guide to staying in an Alpine mountain hut: Hut names and info Alpine huts are called a Refuge in French, Rifugio in […]

Walking,West Highland Way

Vote for the UK’s most romantic urban walk

1 Feb , 2016  

Walk along the River Clyde in Glasgow.

With Valentine’s Day just round the corner, a UK charity has drawn up a shortlist for the five most romantic urban strolls. Living Streets, the charity for everyday walking, asked 15,000 people what was their favourite British town or city for a walk – and why. The five destinations nominated are Glasgow, Chester, London, Oxford […]

Cycling,Discovery,Walking

Our Top 10 New Holidays for 2016

27 Jan , 2016  

New for 2016

Here at Macs Adventure we are always adding to our wide-ranging choice of amazing walking and cycling holidays. Here is our pick of 10 of the best new trips for 2016. Which one will you go for?   1) Cycling in Spain Discover the medieval towns of Spain’s ‘golden era’ or experience the stunning countryside that inspired Dali […]

Cycling,Kit Guide,Walking

Kit review: Berghaus vapourlight Hypertherm Hoody

27 Jan , 2016  

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If you are looking for a light but warming insulated jacket to pop in your walking or cycling rucksack, check out the Berghaus vapourLight Hypertherm Reversible Hoody. Berghaus have created their “lightest most versatile synthetic midlayer”. It is aimed at active people and offers an insulation layer, whether it’s under another jacket or as an […]

Discovery

The Best Places for Live Music in Scotland

22 Jan , 2016  

Edinburgh

From celtic and folk, to classical, rock and electronic, Scotland’s music scene is as vibrant and diverse as ever and is definitely something to be experienced and enjoyed. While cities such as Glasgow and Edinburgh offer the best of local and international music, Scotland’s islands are home to cosy local pubs and bars where musicians […]

Discovery,Walking

In the footsteps of Rabbie Burns

21 Jan , 2016  

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The annual day of celebration for the great Scottish poet Robert “Rabbie” Burns is January 25th, which was his birthday. On this day, people worldwide host Burns Night suppers and remember the life and work of the famous bard. A trip to Scotland, whether on a walking or cycling holiday, is a great opportunity to […]

Discovery,Walking

Scotland: Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design

19 Jan , 2016  

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In 2016, Scotland is celebrating a Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design. The country has much to be proud of. Here we highlight five landmark attractions that reveal Scotland’s amazing engineering heritage. Tay Rail Bridge One of biggest engineering works in the late 19th century, the 85-span railway bridge over the River Tay was designed by […]

Discovery,Walk of the Week

Walk of the Week: Tailormade Peru – Machu Picchu, Cusco & Titicaca

19 Jan , 2016  

Tailormade Peru

Experience the historical wonders and natural beauty of Peru on our latest walking tour, Tailormade Peru: Machu Picchu, Cusco & Titicaca. As well as once-in-a-lifetime trip to Machu Picchu, you’ll be exploring the historical city of Cusco, the country’s vibrant capital, Lima, and the stunning Lake Titicaca with its unique floating islands. Whether you’d rather […]

Camino,Cycling,Discovery,Walking

La joie de vivre – 7 ways to experience France

13 Jan , 2016  

7 Ways to Experience France

There is no doubting the appeal of France among our customers – and the latest figures from the United Nations World Tourism Organisation underline the European country’s appeal. France is by far the world’s most visited country, recording 83.7 million visitors at the last count in 2014, and well above the second placed US with […]

Walk of the Week,Walking

Walk of the Week: Downton Abbey to Bath

12 Jan , 2016  

Downton Abbey to Bath

The latest edition to our English tours, Downton Abbey to Bath, offers an insight into quintessential England – full of lush green countryside and charming villages, interspersed with some of the most fascinating historical sites the country has to offer. After a day of walking and taking in the historical sites, you can stop off […]

Walking

Call to save fragile Scottish hill plants

8 Jan , 2016  

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People who enjoy walking in Scotland’s mountains are being urged to join a battle to save some of the country’s most rare and fragile plants. Some of Scotland’s most iconic habitats are found in the mountains. Caught between the warm and wet weather from the Atlantic and the cold dry weather from Europe, these mountains […]

Camino,Cycling,Discovery,Walking

Hello, 2016! Best Walking, Cycling and Camino Destinations

7 Jan , 2016  

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Does your holiday destination bucket list grow by the month, or even the week? Are you forever spotting new places to visit and discovering other locations that friends or family have been to and you simply must head to yourself? If so, you might not thank us for adding another 10 truly amazing places to […]

Discovery,Walking

La Dolce Vita – Top 5 Walking Holidays in Italy

1 Jan , 2016  

La Dolce Vita: 5 Walking Holidays in Italy

In the critically acclaimed 1960s film, La Dolce Vita, paparazzo journalist Marcello Rubini goes in search of “the sweet life”. Although his quest is ultimately fruitless, the comedy drama gives viewers a great deal to think about. Thankfully, we’ve created a host of “fruitful” walking holidays that find the sweet life around almost every corner […]

Discovery,Walking

6 Great British Walks

30 Dec , 2015  

6 Great British Walks

As traditional in Britain as a Sunday roast, fish and chips and a cream tea, is a walk in the countryside. In fact, walkers often combine their country outing with a rewarding visit to a pub or a café afterwards.  If a British walking holiday is something you fancy, how about starting with one of […]