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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Kit Guide, Macs Adventure, Tips & advice, West Highland Way

What to Pack to Walk the West Highland Way

13 Mar , 2017  

West Highland Way Views

A multi-day hike in a country which regularly boasts “four seasons in one day” can be a daunting prospect for those who love an organised suitcase! This advice and the packing list below should hopefully help you avoid panic packing an unnecessarily heavy bag and have you adventuring happy (and with everything you need). One […]

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Macs Adventure, Staff, Tips & advice

Macs Weekend Away: A Winter Skills Adventure

12 Mar , 2017  

Winter hiking in the Cairngorms.

It was halfway through our first day on the Macs Adventure winter skills weekend in the Cairngorms when our instructor, Matt, explained the difference between type one and type two fun.  Type one is the kind of fun you enjoy in the moment. There’s a smile on your face. Type two is the kind that’s […]

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Tips & advice

The Macs Way

12 Mar , 2017  

Macs Adventure care

We pride ourselves on providing excellent customer service, rest assured that the team that you deal with online or over the phone regularly go the extra mile to ensure anyone going on a walking or cycling tour with Macs Adventure is feeling prepared and in a position to get the most out of their trip. Read […]

Kit Guide, Macs Adventure, Tips & advice

Packing Checklists: Don’t go walking or cycling without…

12 Mar , 2017  

There is no “definitive” packing list for a walking or cycling holiday. After all, everyone is different, and we celebrate difference! Our team however do have a lot of experience wrestling with suitcases, rummaging in rucksacks, and making a few packing faux-pas, so we’ve collaborated some of their top tips here. Hopefully this will give […]

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

Top tips to prepare for an adventure holiday

8 Mar , 2017  

If you have not been on a walking or cycling holiday before you might have a few worries and questions about how to prepare for the adventure trip. Or perhaps you are stepping up a grade or going on an adventure tour where you have not been before. We bring you a wealth of tips […]

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Cycling, Tips & advice, Walking

The best of food and drink in Tuscany

3 Mar , 2017  

Many people enjoy trying new foods on holiday – and Italy is one of the best places in Europe to discover a wonderful array of gourmet delights. And one of the great things about a walking or cycling holiday is that you can enjoy more food and drink with far less concern about the calories. We […]

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Tips & advice, Walking

So many ways to walk the Tour du Mont Blanc

22 Feb , 2017  

The Tour du Mont Blanc is a bucket-list hike for many walkers and rightly so. The 170km tour, with 10km of ascent and descent, follows a stunningly scenic route around the Mont Blanc massif and through France, Italy and Switzerland. The Tour du Mont Blanc is a classic route but it is a challenging hike […]

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Discovery, Tips & advice

The Perfect Place

15 Feb , 2017  

You have the ring but haven’t yet figured out the location? Over the years we have seen Alpine proposals, hiking honeymoons and even marriages on the Coast to Coast! It seems romance and adventure go hand in hand, so why not let Macs Adventure help with the marriage proposal, after all it’s a moment you and […]

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Camino, Cycling, Discovery, Tips & advice, Walking

Romantic walking & cycling tours

14 Feb , 2017  

With love in the air this week as we celebrate Valentine’s Day, here are six of our favourite romantic walking and cycling tours. Bicycles made for two A tandem cycle tour must surely be one of the most romantic ways to enjoy an active holiday as a couple. Choose a flatter, more leisurely route and […]

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Discovery, Tips & advice, Walking

Why 2017 is the year to visit India…

3 Feb , 2017  

India has always been a wonderful place to visit with amazing cultural, religious and spiritual experiences. The landscape and cuisine only add to the appeal for adventurous travellers. Here we reveal why 2017 might well be the best year ever for you to go. We also listed India as one of five top destinations for […]

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Discovery, Tips & advice, Trekking, Walking

Nepal for Beginners

3 Feb , 2017  

My name is Hellen and I work for AbenteuerWege Reisen, Macs Adventure’s sister company here in Germany. I recently took some time off work to visit a country I have been wanting to visit for a long time – Nepal. It is definitely one of the most beautiful and interesting countries I have visited and I […]

Discovery, Tips & advice, Walking

Discover the life and work of Robert Burns in Scotland

27 Jan , 2017  

January is a special month for fans of Robert Burns. His birthday, on January 25, celebrates his life and work and many people enjoy a Burns Supper of haggis, as well as toasting the memory of Scotland’s most famous poet with a dram of whisky. If you want to find out more about Rabbie Burns […]

Cycling, Discovery, Tips & advice, Walking

18 things to know about Robert Burns

24 Jan , 2017  

This week, on Wednesday January 25, the birthday of Scotland’s most famous poet Robert Burns is celebrated with Burns Night. The traditional supper includes a meal of haggis, neeps and tatties, whisky and reciting poetry written by the 18th century poet. Here we reveal 18 interesting facts about Robert Burns. 1 Robert Burns was born […]

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