Cycling,News,Walking

A first look at the New Hebridean Way

22 May , 2015  

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Scotland’s Outer Hebridean islands are a popular destination for both walkers and cyclists. While easily accessible by ferry from the mainland, they feel like a lifetime away. The diverse and wildy beautiful chain of islands is sparsely populated and boast quiet roads and myriad peaceful walking trails. Now there are two new reasons to head […]

Walking,West Highland Way

Rail Strike Which May Affect West Highland Way Customers

21 May , 2015  

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As you may have seen in the media, the RMT Union are planning a UK-Wide rail strike on the 25th and 26th of May. If it goes ahead, the majority of services will be cancelled. This is most likely to affect the ease of getting from Glasgow to the start point of the West Highland Way […]

Macs Adventure

Walk of the Week: The Lycian Way, Turkey

20 May , 2015  

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Welcome to Walk of the Week, where we introduce a favourite walking trail each week. This week we’re off to sunnier climes, Turkey, and walking the Lycian Way. Hope you feel inspired! In a Nutshell Distance: The full Lycian Way is over 500km! We have selected the most scenic sections on our tour, covering 151km […]

Cycling,Kit Guide

5 great rucksacks for cyclists

19 May , 2015  

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A cycling holiday with Macs Adventure normally includes luggage transfer between accommodations, so there is no need to overload your bike with panniers and other baggage. However, you might like to take some bits and pieces, such as a waterproof or windproof jacket, arm warmers, snacks and hydration, map and guide book, phone and camera, in a rucksack […]

Clothing,Kit Guide,Macs Adventure,Tips & advice

Buff: The Essential Walking Companion

19 May , 2015  

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Firstly, let me explain what a Buff is.  It is basically a tube of elasticated material, then what you do with it when you have it is kind of up to you.   Clear as mud?  Well hopefully this blog will explain a little more. We went walking on the Camino del Norte and the […]

Macs Adventure,Walking

Erin’s Whisky Tasting Notes

15 May , 2015  

Whisky

As a twenty something female, I had, until very recently, never drunk more than the mandatory drop of whisky provided at Burns’ Night suppers.  I disregarded Scotland’s national drink as for a different generation, favouring instead craft beers and cheap wine. Then, while working briefly in a distillery and despite my better efforts, I acquired […]

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Walking

How to walk more (in national walking month)

15 May , 2015  

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May is national walking month in the UK and the organisation Living Streets is encouraging as many people as possible to go out and take a few steps to better health. The benefits of walking Walking helps to burn calories and keep you fit and healthy Walking is great for improved mental health Fresh air blows […]

Macs Adventure

Macs Adventure’s 7 Best Whiskies

14 May , 2015  

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In light of World Whisky Day, we asked our lovely staff for their favourite drams and why.  Hopefully there are a few in here that you have never encountered before and will entice you in. Nikki – Product Manager Glengoyne for me – the 18 year old single malt if I’m feeling flush! It’s my local […]

Walking

National park launches family walking festival

12 May , 2015  

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A new walking festival in the UK is aimed at encouraging all ages,especially families, to get out into the countryside.  The four-day WalkFest 2015 will take place in the North York Moors National Park from May 22 to May 25 and promises a host of walks with themes ranging from afternoon tea to history, poetry, […]

Walking

Video – The Kungsleden

11 May , 2015   Video

The Kungsleden is an outstanding trail in the last true wilderness of Europe, the north of Sweden.  This Easy-Moderate trek is one for everyone and explores a region that is often overlooked.   Once you click play, you will be wishing you were there. For more information don’t hesitate to visit the Kunsleden page of […]

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Kit Guide,Walking

5 great rucksacks for walkers

7 May , 2015  

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If you choose a walking holiday that includes luggage transfer, as most of the Macs Adventure tours do, you will still need to take with you a day-sized rucksack. This rucksack will be where you carry daytime kit, such as spare layers, waterproof jacket, mobile phone, camera, snacks, lunch and water bottle or water bladder. […]

Walk of the Week

Walk of the Week: The Kungsleden

6 May , 2015  

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Europe has got a lot going for it.  In such a relatively small space, the variety of cultures and landscapes are staggering, however one of the things that many people don’t focus on is the untouched wilderness, the real, end of the earth, gripping excitement of being in the middle of nowhere. The Kungsleden (The […]

Cycling,Discovery

Why choose an A to B cycling tour?

4 May , 2015  

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Cycling holidays come in many shapes and sizes but choosing one that takes you from A to B on a defined route can be very rewarding. Here are eight reasons to choose a cycling holiday that travels from point to point each day. A sense of purpose: A to B routes over multiple days are a […]

Cycling

10 reasons to cycle in Mallorca

29 Apr , 2015  

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A cycling holiday in Mallorca has so many plus-points, as I recently discovered. Here are my 10 top reasons to head to the sunny Spanish island. 1) Oh-so-smooth roads: The tarmac on almost all roads on the island appears to have been laid and smoothed out like royal icing simply to suit the many thousands of […]