Cycling, Discovery, Walking

Top spots for enjoying National Picnic Week

22 Jun , 2017  

With National Picnic Week 2017 taking place until June 25, why not pack a few of your favourite outdoors foods into a rucksack and head off for a walk or bike ride to one of these top picnic spots? In the 12th year of National Picnic Week, the campaign to encourage more people to eat […]

Discovery, Tips & advice, Walking

There’s more than one way to complete a long-distance trail

2 Jun , 2017  

The sense of achievement on the completion of a famous long-distance walk is hard to beat. Indeed, for many people, a long-distance trail, such as the famous West Highland Way in Scotland or America’s iconic Pacific Crest Trail (PCT), will be rated as one of the biggest achievements of their life (as well as the […]

Discovery, Tips & advice, Walking, West Highland Way

Where to walk & cycle in 5 whisky regions

20 May , 2017  

macallan distillery

To mark World Whisky Day on May 20 we’re sharing some active inspiration for the 5 whisky regions of Scotland: Highland, Lowland, Speyside, Islay and Campbeltown. It’s the natural resources of land and water, as well as the cereals that grow, along with the special process of distillation and barrelling in each region that combine to create […]

Cycling, Discovery, Tips & advice

10 reasons to book a family cycling holiday

15 May , 2017  

Many more parents are enjoying a growing range of opportunities for a cycling holiday with their children. Here we reveal 10 great reasons to book a family bike trip. 1 Great for fitness You can encourage the whole family to be healthier while on holiday. Rather than the holiday traditions of over-eating, drinking and lazing by the […]

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Cycling, Discovery, Tips & advice

Why book a cycling holiday in Austria?

28 Apr , 2017  

If you are looking for ideas for a cycling holiday in a beautiful and fascinating country, how about Austria? Let us give you a few hints as to why it might be the perfect place for your next trip. Austria: A bit of detail Landlocked and bordering some seven other countries, Austria is at the […]

Discovery, Meet the Team, Staff

Meet the Team Thursday – Jane

27 Apr , 2017  

Meet the Team Thursday | Macs Adventure

On Thursdays we learn a bit about the people who work here at Macs Adventure. This week we meet Jane an adventurous Aussie with a fear of spiders – no wonder she left Oz – and a beautiful story to tell of love, loss and remembrance.  Tell us a bit about what you do at […]

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Adventure of the Week, Cycling, Discovery

Adventure of the Week – Hidden Mallorca Cycling

26 Apr , 2017  

Hidden Mallorca Cycling | Macs Adventure

With the Mallorca 312 Sportive cycling event taking place on Saturday 29th April, it’s time to saddle up and get ready to see Mallorca by bike. Cycle friendly roads, 300 days of sunshine a year and fluffy pastries to keep you pedaling, Mallorca offers far more than just beaches. In a Nutshell Distance 6 day […]

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Adventure of the Week, Cycling, Discovery

Adventure of the Week – Windermere on Two Wheels

19 Apr , 2017  

Sunset over Lake Windermere on the Windermere on Two Wheels Cycling Tour | Macs Adventure

With the Tour de Yorkshire 2017 starting on the 28th of April, this week we celebrate English cycling by taking a look at a tour that explores one of the most picturesque areas in the Lake District National Park in Cumbria – Lake Windermere. The Location Macs Adventure’s Windermere on Two Wheels self-guided cycling tour explores the area around […]

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Cycling, Discovery, Tips & advice

18 things to know about the Tour de Yorkshire

17 Apr , 2017  

Tour de Yorkshire | Macs Adventure

The popular Tour de Yorkshire returns to the north of England this month with plenty of fantastic spectator opportunities. Here are some of the things you might like to know about the cycling event. 1 The Tour de Yorkshire takes place over three days from April 28 to 30, 2017. 2 The event is for […]

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Adventure of the Week, Discovery, Walking

Adventure of the Week – Sintra Coastal & Heritage Trails

12 Apr , 2017  

Walking in Sintra | Macs Adventure

Discover the historic delights of Sintra, the UNESCO World Heritage Site that sits in the foothills of the Sintra Mountains where Moorish- and Manueline-style architecture comes together to form the impressive Sintra National Palace. Our Adventure of the Week, Sintra Coastal & Heritage Trails follows stunning inland and coastal trails through the Sintra-Cascais National Park. […]

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Camino, Discovery, Walking, West Highland Way

Seven Holidays for a 2017 Bucket List

7 Apr , 2017  

Many people have a bucket list of places to see and holidays to take. Whether you write it down in an important place or maintain it in your head, the chances are you move places around every so often to accommodate new ideas and suggestions. Here we reveal some of our top 2017-bucket list walking holidays. The […]

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Adventure of the Week, Camino, Discovery, Walking

Adventure of the Week – Full Camino: St Jean Pied de Port to Santiago

6 Apr , 2017  

There are a few pilgrimage trails that are known the world over – the Kumano Kodo in Japan or the Inca Trail in Peru are notable examples – but in terms of notoriety and popularity the Camino de Santiago is the king of the pilgrimage trails. Read on to learn more about the full Camino de […]

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Cycling, Discovery, Tips & advice

Why the Danube is great for first-time cycling holidays

30 Mar , 2017  

The River Danube traces a route of some 1800 miles through the heart of Europe via the countries of Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary and Romania. On the banks of this beautiful and winding river is the popular Danube Cycle Path. It’s a great destination for people who are new to cycling abroad or to cycling […]

Cycling, Discovery, Walking

Discover: Spain’s fabulous ferias

23 Mar , 2017  

In spring, many towns in southern Spanish celebrate with a colourful festival, or feria. If you enjoy traditional events, this could be a good time to book a walking or cycling holiday to the region of Andalucia. We reveal more about the annual extravaganza. The most famous fair is the Feria de Abril in the […]