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There is still hope of a late burst of summer warmth but here at Macs Adventure we’re looking forward to autumn. It’s the season of fabulously colourful foliage, cooler but bright blue-sky days and a chance to explore a quieter countryside on foot.

Choosing where to walk in autumn can be tough though! Would you prefer the amazing scenery of Big Tree Country (aka Perthshire in Scotland)? And a cosy pub with a warming fire and a few wee drams of whisky?

A fabulous Highland Perthshire walking tour will take you to the region famed also for castles, heather-clad hills and high-rise mountain landscapes.

If you fancy treating yourself to a little bit of luxury this autumn, the Perthshire in Style holiday is the one to choose. You can enjoy delightful hotels and stroll amid a scenery ablaze with reds, yellows and oranges.

Or how about heading overseas, perhaps to Italy? The Barolo Vineyard Trail lets you feast your eyes on the vines that turn golden at this time of year and treat your taste buds to the white truffles that are harvested in Piedmont in October and November.

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Warmer weather walking (although a lot cooler than in the summer months) can be found in the picturesque Greek Islands, for example Island Hopping and walking in Corfu and Paxos, the Island of Crete Coast to Coast and the Secrets of the Pelion Peninsula.

We also huge fans of Provence. Van Gogh’s Provence is a magical walking tour that follows in the footsteps of the artist Vincent Van Gogh and traces a route across the Alpilles Mountains.

Walking and wine also make great partners in Provence and the Secrets of Upper Provence is another great choice for an autumn walking holiday.

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Turkey is another autumn walking hotspot. Again, temperatures are lower than in the hot, hot summer season and offer the perfect time for wandering the country. The Lycian Way could be good choice, or Turkey’s fabulous Turquoise Coast.

For a dramatic landscape and walking on high, the Dolomites are a fabulous destination in the summer and especially in the quieter months of September and October.

Mallorca is also a popular choice for out-of-summer warmth. A Walking in Mallorca holiday offers the opportunity to follow pilgrimage paths through the Tramuntana Mountains, explore the stone artists village of Deia and soaking up the Mediterranean sunshine while enjoying panoramic views.

Where do you love to walk in autumn?

Walk of the Week: Treasures of Tuscany and Umbria, Italy

27 August 2014
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Welcome to this week’s, Walk of the Week. This week we are going to focus on one of classic Italian Adventures, taking you on your own two feet through some of the Treasures of Tuscany and Umbria. In a Nutshell •    Distance: 83 kilometres •    Grading: Easy to Moderate This is a tour of some […]

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The joys of a long-distance cycle route

27 August 2014
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This week I joined a trio of ladies from England who were five days into a long-distance bike ride from John o’ Groats to Land’s End. This route is affectionately known as the JoGLE and can also be cycled in reverse as the LEJoG (Lend’s End to John o’ Groats). But why would you want […]

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Kit review: New BBB cycling app

21 August 2014
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A new BBB BikeBoard cycling app is easy to use and free. Does it do a good job? Dutch brand BBB Cycling is renowned for their no-nonsense, designed-for-the-task cycling clothes and accessories. The company was launched by two former professional riders Chris Koppert and Frank Moons almost two decades ago and if it works for […]

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Walk of the Week: The Jurassic Coast, England

20 August 2014
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Welcome to Walk of the Week. We’re starting this feature to give a little bit of the limelight to some of our favourite walking trails, the ones which we feel deserve some love and praise. From the absolute classics to the slightly more obscure routes (and everything inbetween) we’ll introduce a new walking trail each […]

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It’s great outdoors, says new study

19 August 2014
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Holidays are great for your health, but a holiday that is spent in the great outdoors is even better. That’s always been our opinion and now a new study has backed this up. The report by Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) shows that people who regularly visit green spaces are more likely to feel healthy. And […]

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I can see the sea… and other coastal attractions

15 August 2014
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As children, whenever we headed off on a seaside trip or holiday we would try to be the first to “see the sea”. This childish game has stayed with me and I am always ridiculously delighted when I spot the blue of the sea for the first time. There are so many attractive things about […]

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Make your own tasty energy bars

15 August 2014
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Ask any of our team at Macs Adventure for a top 10 “don’t leave home without” list, and food (usually in the form of energy bars or cereal bars) is always a pretty high priority. It isn’t that we’re greedy (well, maybe a bit), but we know how important it is to be prepared on […]

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Kit review: SmartWool Next-to-Skin baselayers

12 August 2014
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Looking for a lightweight Merino baselayer? The new SmartWool NTS range could be just the thing. I love Merino wool for its amazing all-weather and all-year-round wearable qualities. Merino wool is a natural fabric and is great at keeping you warm on cold days while walking or cycling. Amazingly, it’s also good at cooling the […]

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Travelling in Japan

12 August 2014
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Travelling to a country like Japan for the first time can be quite daunting – with a completely different language, busy airports, local buses and trains to deal with I was slightly concerned that navigating my way around may be quite difficult whilst I was on my walking tour in Japan. However, for anybody worried […]

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The Best Places to Walk in September

11 August 2014
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Isn’t it great how you can see the same landscape in a variety of seasons and have a completely new experience each time. (That experience can change by the hour in Scotland – so if you really want to see four seasons in one day, you know where to go!) Every season brings it’s joys, […]

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