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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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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Tips & advice, Walking, West Highland Way

Are you walking responsibly?

4 May , 2017  

responsible walker

Have you ever thought about your responsibilities as a walker and a responsible tourist? While walking is great for your health and well-being, and gives access to amazing landscapes and experiences, it’s also important that we take care of the environment and that we are aware of sustainability issues. Here we bring you a guide […]

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 […]

Tips & advice, Walking

Where to walk in Southern Europe… for the best weather

26 Apr , 2017  

One of the top reasons for heading to Southern Europe for a walking holiday is for warm and sunny weather. Of course, the weather can never be accurately predicted months in advance, but there are some comforting averages that give people the confidence to book a trip. While some people like the conditions to be […]

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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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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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