Discovery

King Ludwig Way: Pilgrim routes and churches

27 Jun , 2016  

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Established in 1977, the King Ludwig Way begins at the site of the ‘mad’ king’s mysterious death at Starnberger See. From here the 120Km trail meanders through the pastureland, forests and the lake district of the Bavaria that King Ludwig’s so loved. The route leads to his extravagant fairy-tale castles at Hohenschwangau, before ending at […]

Discovery,Macs Adventure

Glad midsommar! 6 great things to do on Sweden’s Österlen Way

24 Jun , 2016  

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Held in June each year, Swedish midsummer celebrations range from dancing around the freshly decorated maypole, to eating delicious jordgubbstårta and listening to folk music (and enjoying a compulsory glass of snaps!) To learn more, we sat down with our Destination Specialist (and resident Swede) Emma, to talk all things midsummer, what it’s like to live in […]

Kit Guide,Tips & advice,Walking

12 of the best free apps for your holiday

23 Jun , 2016  

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Most people carry smartphones with them on holiday. As well as being useful for communication and taking photographs, there are numerous apps that can benefit your trip. We choose 12 of the best free apps for a great holiday. All the apps are available free in the App Store or on Google Play. 1 Skyscanner Skyscanner is […]

Discovery,Tips & advice,Walking

27 fascinating facts about the Maltese islands

21 Jun , 2016  

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Malta has long been a popular destination for holidaymakers. The island chain is also a fantastic place to enjoy a walking holiday. We reveal 27 fun facts, interesting details and reasons to take a trip to Malta. 1 Malta is officially known as the Republic of Malta. 2 Malta is not an island, it’s an archipelago. 3 […]

Discovery

This Week on Instagram: The Best of Britain

21 Jun , 2016  

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Our team have been out discovering the local wildlife in the Cairngorms, while your #MacsMoment entries from St Cuthbert’s Way and The Highlands and Isle of Skye have been making us smile here at Macs HQ. Here are our top moments from Instagram this week: 1) Gus making friends with the locals at Balmoral. Restless natives on Royal Deeside. […]

Discovery,Macs Adventure,Tips & advice,Walking

12 reasons to walk the Speyside Way

14 Jun , 2016  

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Discovering Scotland on foot is easy thanks to a huge network of long-distance trails. While the West Highland Way remains a firm favourite, there are plenty of others that offer a great self-guided walking holiday, including the Speyside Way. Here are 12 great reasons for walking Scotland’s superb Speyside Way, which heads 65 miles Buckie on […]

Macs Adventure,Walking

Tour du Mont Blanc 2016 Webinar

13 Jun , 2016  

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Thank you to everyone who tuned into our webinar covering the main safety and planning points for this years Tour du Mont Blanc season. It gave you the opportunity to ask us any burning questions first hand, of which there were many! For anyone who missed the webinar, you can view it now below, and […]

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We’re Hiring! Destination & Adventure Operations Specialist

10 Jun , 2016  

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Wanted: adventurous individuals to join our busy and enthusiastic team in Glasgow. Macs Adventure is a fast growing adventure tour operator with offices in the UK and Germany and big plans for the future. We arrange fantastic self-guided walking, cycling and adventure holidays for over 12,000 customers each year to over 35 countries. What is […]

Macs Adventure,Staff

We’re Hiring! Destination & Adventure Sales Specialist

10 Jun , 2016  

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Wanted: adventurous individuals to join our busy and enthusiastic team in Glasgow. Macs Adventure is a fast growing adventure tour operator with offices in the UK and Germany and big plans for the future. We arrange fantastic self-guided walking, cycling and adventure holidays for over 12,000 customers each year to over 35 countries. What is […]

Tips & advice,Walking

14 tips for walking in the sun

8 Jun , 2016  

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Many people enjoy a walking holiday somewhere sunny, but it’s important that you stay fit and healthy in the sunshine. Here are 14 tips for keeping cool and safe even when temperatures rise. 1 Protect your skin. Wear a high SPF sunscreen and don’t forget the back of your neck, the tip of your ears and […]

Macs Adventure,Tips & advice,Walking

Tour du Mont Blanc 2016 Updates

8 Jun , 2016  

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As the Tour du Mont Blanc season begins, we wanted to keep you updated with weather conditions and need to know information. There will be a pre-departure Webinar hosted on Friday 10th June at 4pm GMT which will cover the most up to date information we have on snow levels. You can register for this here. […]

Cycling,Tips & advice,Walking

Eight amazing places to see the sea

8 Jun , 2016  

Whitehaven Beach, Whitsunday Islands, Australia. Pic credit: Kevin Gibbons

Today (June 8) is World Oceans Day. It’s your chance to “celebrate your connection with a shared ocean”, wherever you are in the world. On this special day we have compiled a list of our top eight places to see the sea. 1 Látrabjarg, Iceland Iceland´s most remote region, the Westfjords, is home to one of […]

Macs Adventure

A Channel Island Delight

27 May , 2016  

There are three Crown Dependencies within the United Kingdom, the most southerly two being better known as the Channel Islands. The overseas visitor, and even many British citizens, might well ask, “but they are British, aren’t they?” Well yes… and no. The official language is English but with various dialects of French. The Island born […]

Cycling,Tips & advice,Walking

11 things to love about the Dordogne

26 May , 2016  

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The Périgord – the ancient name for the Dordoyne – is a popular place for a holiday. We reveal 11 things to love about the region of south-west France. Sunny days The Dordogne’s location means that sunshine is in plentiful supply from April through to October. The spring and late summer months are some for enjoying a […]