Drive & hike, Macs Adventure, Tips & advice, Walking

Favourite Finds on the North Coast 500

21 Aug , 2017  

Torridon Walks

Scotland’s Northern Highlands are perhaps the wildest, most dramatic cross-section of the entire country, and the now-famous North Coast 500 road trip provides direct access to this remote landscape. If you happen to be experiencing the route on a drive and hike tour, you’ll find your itinerary packed full as you attempt to artfully balance the […]

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Cycling, Discovery, Kit Guide, Tips & advice, Walking

6 top photo editing apps for smartphones

18 Aug , 2017  

In recent years, smartphones have replaced point-and-shoot cameras for many people – and especially when taking photographs on holiday. It’s easy to understand why the phone camera has become the gadget of choice. Phones are small, easy to carry around and since most people have one for communicating and accessing the internet, it seems obvious […]

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Bags & Rucksacks, Cycling, Kit Guide, Tips & advice, Walking

A guide to holiday luggage solutions

4 Aug , 2017  

With so many styles and sizes of suitcases to choose from, how do you know if you are packing the right one for your walking or cycling holiday? This is a guide to the right suitcase for a holiday, where you will enjoy having luggage transferred between your accommodation. What size? The first thing to […]

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Discovery, Macs Adventure, Tips & advice

5 Things We Love About Yorkshire

1 Aug , 2017  

Happy Yorkshire Day everyone.  While many of you may not be aware that this is the national day to celebrate the joys of Yorkshire, we are here to give you some insight into why we love this historic county of England so much. 1. Food   While we all are aware of the sumptuousness of […]

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Cycling, Discovery, Tips & advice, Walking

A guide to the best holidays with friends

29 Jul , 2017  

This week marks International Day of Friendship (July 30). We know from what many of our customers have told us that a walking or cycling holiday is a great way to enjoy quality time with friends. Getting away for an active break offers the opportunity for enjoying shared experiences in new and exciting places. You […]

Cycling, Discovery, Tips & advice

18 things to know about the Tour de France 2017

30 Jun , 2017  

Cavendish_yellow_jersey

The 104th edition of the Tour de France starts tomorrow with the Grand Depart being an individual time trial of 14km in Düsseldorf, Germany. It finishes with a Champs-Élysées stage in Paris on July 23. Many people will enjoy watching the professionals take on many thousands of gruelling miles – and hopefully, the famous race […]

Macs Adventure, Tips & advice, Walking

13 Things you can do in the Bernese Oberland (besides the epic walking!)

22 Jun , 2017  

Views walking the Bernese Oberland

Being an adventure travel specialist has its benefits. Recently I was lucky enough to be charged with walking the routes and writing up route descriptions for our walking holidays in the Swiss Bernese Oberland. To say it beats a day at the desk would be an understatement! Due to my job, when I travel I […]

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Footwear & Shoes, Kit Guide, Tips & advice, Walking

Three of the best summer walking boots

16 Jun , 2017  

If you are looking for new hiking boots for the summer trails, here are three ideal summer boots to consider. We have chosen lightweight boots made from fabric and fitted with Gore-Tex lining for waterproofing and breathability. La Sportiva Core High GTX hiking boots Weight per pair: 830g (men’s size 42); 720g (women’s size 38) […]

Macs Adventure, Tips & advice, Trekking, Walking

Tour du Mont Blanc: Weather & Conditions June 2017

13 Jun , 2017  

Views on the Tour du Mont Blanc

June is “early season” on the Tour du Mont Blanc, which can often mean snow on the trail, or even late season fresh snow falls. In June 2017, the good news is that the conditions are far less snowy than in previous years. In our Webinar of 2nd June, we covered early predictions for conditions […]

Cycling, Tips & advice

8 Great benefits of cycling

12 Jun , 2017  

Couple cycling

This week is the UK’s annual Bike Week, a huge campaign that aims to encourage more people to get on their bikes to discover the many benefits of cycling. Bike Week is the biggest nationwide cycling event in the UK and it’s expected that more than half a million people will join in. Many will […]

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 […]

Cycling, Tips & advice, Walking, West Highland Way

How to squeeze more adventure into your weekend

26 May , 2017  

Weekends are very precious for most people living in the busy 21st century. Many people work hard during the week and look forward to lots of fun, play and adventure at the weekends. So how can we ensure that we make the most of our weekends? And how can enjoy the best adventures when 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, Macs Adventure, Tips & advice

5 Tips for Taking a Toddler on a Family Cycling Holiday

18 May , 2017  

Cycling with family in the Loire Valley

I admit, half way through packing for my first overseas family holiday with a child in tow, I did question our sanity in selecting a cycling holiday! However I think it’s only natural to be a little daunted by travel with little ones, and I learned a few things on our travels which I hope will […]

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