Camino, Macs Adventure, Tips & advice

Eating and Drinking on the Camino Frances – Sarria to Santiago

11 Dec , 2017  

I have recently joined a club whose alumni span centuries. Earlier this year I completed the final 100km of the Camino Frances, earning my Compostela from Santiago de Compostela cathedral. I could easily list through my personal highlights of the 7 Day walk, but I would ramble on for a long time (and probably will […]

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Camino, Macs Adventure, Tips & advice

Essential Phrases for the Camino de Santiago

8 Dec , 2017  

Learning the local language will definitely improve the quality of your trip. Being able to interact with local people, even if it is just the pleasantries, will make all the difference and in Spain, if you try to speak a few words of Spanish, you will be rewarded for your efforts. We would suggest getting […]

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Camino, Macs Adventure, Tips & advice

Eating and Drinking on the Camino de Santiago

8 Dec , 2017  

The route to Santiago is filled with wonder. There are sights and sounds to lose yourself in; there are glorious hills and ice-blue rivers and the most fantastic, generous and welcoming people.  There is no doubt that whatever stage of the Camino Frances you walk, you will enjoy your time on the route. While this […]

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#MacsMoment – Best of the Camino de Santiago 2017

5 Dec , 2017  

Macs Adventure’s annual photography competition, Macs Moment, encourages people to send in photos of their trip that best emphasise what their adventure has been all about. It doesn’t require you to be the greatest photographer in the world, just to capture the moment and share it with fellow Macs Adventure customers. We have had a […]

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#MacsMoment, Macs Adventure, Walking, West Highland Way

#MacsMoment – Best of the West Highland Way 2017

5 Dec , 2017  

Macs Adventure’s annual photography competition encourages people to send in photos of their trip that best emphasise what their adventure has been all about. It doesn’t require you to be the greatest photographer in the world, just to capture the moment and share it with fellow Macs Adventure customers. We have had a ton of […]

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Camino, Macs Adventure, Tips & advice, Walking

Which stage of the Camino de Santiago should I walk?

5 Dec , 2017  

The Camino de Santiago or Camino Frances (or any one of hundreds of names for this trip) is one of the world’s greatest pilgrim routes. It starts in France, crossing the border high in the Pyrenees before stretching right across the north of Spain until it reaches Santiago de Compostela in Galicia, north-west Spain. The […]

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Adventure of the Week, Macs Adventure, Walking

Adventure of the Week: West Highland Line – Rail & Hike

29 Nov , 2017  

The West Highland Way is one of the classic walks in the UK. It has all the scenery, gravitas, good company and excellent accommodation that you could wish for. However, there is another side to the West Highland Way that walkers only come into contact with briefly on their walk. There is a rail line […]

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

Where to Eat on the West Highland Way

24 Nov , 2017  

One of the questions people often ask about is where to eat on the West Highland Way. While it may seem like it is not as important as the walk itself, the scenery, the logistics of getting from A to B, what many people forget is that this is a holiday, and what trip away […]

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Culture & History, Discovery, Macs Adventure, Tips & advice, Walking

Pilgrimage walks: The Camino and many others

23 Nov , 2017  

A new book, Pilgrimage: The Great Pilgrim Routes of Britain and Europe, documents 10 European pilgrimages, as detailed and photographed by Derry Brabbs. The Yorkshire photographer has perfectly captured many highlight attractions and landscapes of the increasingly popular European pilgrimage routes. While The Camino, which stretches through France and Spain to Santiago de Compostela, remains […]

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Macs Adventure, Staff, Tips & advice, Walking

Kinga shares all the inspiration you need for a Scandinavian adventure

22 Nov , 2017  

Kinga admires the views at Preikstolen

Originally from Hungary, I was lucky enough to live in Denmark, Sweden and Norway for a total of 4 years, where my passion and love for Scandinavia developed! During my time there, I visited many destinations, but due to the vast size of these countries there is still so much for me to discover. Although Norway, […]

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Macs Adventure, News, Walking

Record-breaking Munro walker completes 9th round

13 Nov , 2017  

Hazel Strachan is an extraordinary Scottish walker, who has now walked nine rounds of the 282 Scottish mountains known as Munros. For some people, it is enough to walk one or two of Scotland’s Munros. While for others a “round” of all 282 peaks of at least 3,000ft is the big challenge. Yet for others, […]

Adventure of the Week, Macs Adventure

Adventure of the Week: The Speyside Way

8 Nov , 2017  

A less frequented Scottish way, the Speyside Way follows the River Spey from the Moray coast to the magnificent Cairngorms National Park. Oh, and as this is the most concentrated region of Whisky production in Scotland, it would be rude not to savour the odd dram! In a nutshell An easy going trail with the […]

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Macs Adventure, Walking

Top 5 Sights in the Cairngorms

7 Nov , 2017  

The Cairngorm National Park is one of Scotland’s finest outdoor escapes. It caters to a wide variety of outdoor pursuits and backs up each of these disciplines by having specialist shops, great accommodation and the odd pub or two. Macs Adventure has a wide array of walking adventures in the Cairngorms and to give a little […]

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Macs Adventure, Walking

A Scottish Snapshot: Highlights of The Highlands in 8 Days

7 Nov , 2017  

I joined our tour development team in the summer of 2017 and am currently working on our Scottish tours, as part of becoming familiar with our most popular Scottish trips I took my Mum, Barbara, on our Highlands & Isle of Skye: Rail & Hike trip.  Normally my holidays consist of rock climbing, and hiking […]

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