Cycling, Macs Adventure, Tips & advice, Walking

10 benefits of spending time outdoors

28 Jul , 2016  

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It doesn’t need to take long and you do not need to go far from home to enjoy the many benefits of getting outdoors. Studies show that just 30 minutes of walking or cycling each day in a green or open space, for example a park or local woodlands, can boost your physical and mental […]

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Meet the Team Thursday: Emily

28 Jul , 2016  

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For this week’s Meet the Team, we sat down with our intern, Emily, who has joined us from across the pond. Describe your role at Macs Adventure in 10 words. I dabble in various business areas at the moment. How long have you worked at Macs? I have been at Macs for about a month now. What’s the […]

Cycling, Macs Adventure, Tips & advice, Walking

How to take great holiday photos

25 Jul , 2016  

A previous winner: Houses, Snow & Clouds in Las Alpujarras

How to take great holiday snaps – and have a chance of becoming a competition winner. Every month, between March and October, there’s a chance to be the winner of the #MacsMoment competition. To be in with a chance of winning a new item of outdoors kit – and being named #MacsMoment photographer of the month […]

Macs Adventure, Walk of the Week, Walking

Walk of the Week: Camino Finisterre

25 Jul , 2016  

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The 25th of July is a special day in many parts of Spain as Christians celebrate the life of St James the Apostle. St James’ Day is celebrated widely but particularly in communities around the Basque country and Galicia where the 25th is a public holiday. To mark St James’ Day we are taking a closer […]

Accommodation, Macs Adventure, News, West Highland Way

How our West Highland Way Hosts Help Transform Lives in Cambodia

25 Jul , 2016  

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As proprieters at Braeside B&B in Drymen, we provide a comfortable bed for many of Macs Adventure’s West Highland Way walkers, and a place to relax at the end of a day on the trail. For all bookings for 2017, we’ll be making a donation to CCDO UK for each room booked through Macs Adventure. […]

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#MacsMoment 2016 – The Story So Far

24 Jul , 2016   Gallery

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Without having met all of our customers, we know that all of us share something in common with all of you: a love of the outdoors. We understand the emotions that the outdoors peak – this is why, when it comes to putting a trip together much of the value comes from constantly reminding ourselves that, […]

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Meet the Team Thursday: Andrew

21 Jul , 2016  

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This week on Meet the Team we’re speaking to Andrew, a Destination Specialist for Europe. Describe your role at Macs Adventure in 10 words. Helping people find their next adventure and offering any advice on Europe based trips.  How long have you worked at Macs? I started in January 2016 – so I have now been […]

Cycling, Discovery, Walking, West Highland Way

19 things to know about Britain’s national parks

21 Jul , 2016  

Beautiful Loch Lomond & the Trossachs NationalPark in Scotland.

National Parks Week, from July 25 to 31, 2016, offers the chance to celebrate the Britain’s unique natural parklands. We reveal 19 things you might not know about the national parks. 1 The theme for this year’s National Parks Week is adventure. From walking and cycling to more quirky activities, such as geocaching and canyoning, […]

Macs Adventure, Walk of the Week

Walk of the Week: Around Iceland

20 Jul , 2016  

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This week we’re in Iceland taking a closer look at one of our most popular Drive & Hike tours: Around Iceland. In a Nutshell A 360 degree journey around Iceland designed to showcase the best of this fascinating country. Grading Easy to Moderate. With suggested walks on 10 out of 15 days, ranging in distance from under 5km on […]

Cycling, Discovery, Tips & advice, Walking

21 reasons to visit Croatia

20 Jul , 2016  

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Croatia is an increasingly popular holiday destination and a great place to enjoy a walking or cycling holiday. We reveal 21 reasons to visit this beautiful country, in no particular order. 1 Go before… Take the opportunity to travel to Croatia before it, inevitably, becomes over-touristy. Tourism is a huge source of income for many people […]

Footwear & Shoes, Macs Adventure, Walking

Classic Tuscany – Shoes or Boots?

19 Jul , 2016  

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There are so many footwear options at our disposal now it can be quite difficult to choose the right shoe for your walking holiday, you also have to consider the terrain on your chosen walking holiday. I am recently back from our fabulous new Classic Tuscany walking holiday and as this trip has very varied […]

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Tour du Mont Blanc 2016 Updates

19 Jul , 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. A pre-departure Webinar was hosted on Friday 10th June which covered the most up to date information we had on snow levels, as well as a few of your questions. If you were unable to make the […]

Tips & advice, Walking

Great walking holidays for summer

15 Jul , 2016  

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Most people want to take advantage of the summer holidays for a walking holiday. This is when the sun is more likely to shine in the western hemisphere, the days are longer and the views are just that bit clearer and more fabulous. But in some countries the temperatures can be so high that it […]

Macs Adventure, Walk of the Week, Walking

Walk of the Week: Algarve Coastal Trails

12 Jul , 2016  

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This week we focus on Portugal, newly crowned champions of Euro 2016, football’s quadrennial European contest (that’s soccer to our friends across the pond), and home to the glorious Algarve region. In a Nutshell Distance: 73km of moderately graded walking over 5 walking days. Grading: Moderate. Daily walks are quite short but it is hilly, […]