Health & Fitness, Tips & advice, Walking

How fit should I be for a walking trip in the Cotswolds?

6 Feb , 2018  

The Cotswolds is the most extensive designated Area of Natural Beauty in England which makes it a honeypot for walkers. Here at Macs Adventure, we have devised several different walking itineraries in the Cotswolds so that you can get the best out of the area while having varying levels of fitness. If you do not […]

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Cycling, Health & Fitness, Leisure Cycling, Tips & advice

How fit do I need to be for a cycling holiday?

5 Jan , 2018  

A cycling holiday can be as leisurely or full-on as you like, which means there are different fitness requirements for your trip of choice. General tips are that you should have spent some time on a bike – similar to the one you will be riding – before setting off on your cycling holiday. This […]

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Health & Fitness, Tips & advice, Walking

Tips for Walking in the Heat

2 Oct , 2017  

With a week to go before my Macs Adventure: Classic Tuscany FAM trip I found myself doing what almost every person does before they go on holiday…check the weather! Opening Google I type in “Weather in Tuscany, Italy….” and await the page loading and I am already anticipating seeing a perfect line of matching Suns […]

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Cycling, Discovery, Health & Fitness, Tips & advice, Walking

Green Travel: A Guide to Travelling Responsibly

26 Sep , 2017  

Most people are aware of their responsibility towards the environment and their local community in their daily lives. But, then, when it comes to planning a holiday, excitement and aspirations can get in the way of thinking about environmental responsibilities. Green travel can be a tough nut to crack, but with a few simple tips, […]

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Health & Fitness, Macs Adventure, Walking

10 Reasons to Take a Hike (All the Way Across England)

29 May , 2017  

Coast to Coast, Coast to Coast Walk, Walking the Coast to Coast, Walking holidays England, walking holidays in England

Why would anyone embark on a challenging walking adventure? And why on earth would you want to walk almost 200 miles on your holiday, when you could sit back and relax instead? These are some of the questions Macs Adventure customers may get asked by friends and family when booking one of our walking or cycling holidays. So […]

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Cycling, Health & Fitness, Kit Guide, Tips & advice

5 Tips for Cycling in the Rain

21 Apr , 2017  

Cycling in the Rain | Macs Adventure

Like many of us in the Macs Adventure office, you might be feeling inspired by the upcoming Tour de Yorkshire. This is the year you will get out on the bike more often right? You’ve taken advantage of your company’s Cycle to Work scheme and invested in a new bike that you’re going to get the […]

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Health & Fitness, Macs Adventure, Tips & advice, Walking, West Highland Way

These Quick Training Tips Will Get You On Your (West Highland) Way

15 Mar , 2017  

Once you’ve committed to the challenge, the 96 miles of the West Highland Way can suddenly seem like a daunting prospect but don’t fret, the trail is non-technical, well way-marked, and very achievable for walkers of all levels. The key is to select the appropriate West Highland Way itinerary for you, taking into account your […]

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Cycling, Discovery, Health & Fitness

6 of the Best Free Cycling Apps

7 Mar , 2017  

If you own a bike, the chances are you’re also a fan of technology, gadgets or puncture repair kits. The world of bike-tech is moving fast: From the material used in the construction of the frame to E-bikes to the wearable technology and other accessories now flooding the market (see smart helmets), there’s plenty for […]

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Health & Fitness, Tips & advice, Walking

How to Get Fit for a Walking Holiday in 2017

6 Jan , 2017  

Walking is one of the easiest and most accessible ways to get fit – and offers an excellent way to enjoy a holiday with friends or family. If you are keen to book a walking holiday, or have a long distance trail planned, pledge to get a little fitter and enjoy more walking. Here we […]

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Cycling, Health & Fitness, Tips & advice, Trail Running, Walking

Motivational tips to stay active in the winter

8 Dec , 2016  

Walking, cycling and running are always easier in the spring and summer thanks to warmer and drier weather. But come the darker, damper and duller days of winter, it can be hard to motivate yourself to go outdoors. But staying indoors, out of the sunlight, for too long is not good for your health. For […]