Camino, Macs Adventure

Which Camino is for you? Our “just for fun” quiz

25 Jul , 2017  

Many people refer to the “French way“, the Camino Frances from St Jean Pied de Port on the French & Spanish border, as “the Camino”, but the Camino de Santiago is in fact a network of routes from all over Europe and beyond which lead to Santiago de Compostela. Try a fun quiz to find […]

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Camino, Discovery, Walking

Why choose a pilgrimage walk?

21 Jul , 2017  

While a walking holiday as we know it today is a relatively new concept, people have been undertaking walking trips in the form of pilgrimages for many centuries. For some people, a pilgrimage was the only opportunity they had to leave their home villages and was closely associated with their religious beliefs. Today, many pilgrimage […]

Adventure of the Week, Camino, Macs Adventure, Walking

Adventure of the Week: Camino le Puy Way

19 Jul , 2017  

Le Puy en Velay

As an alternative to walking the most popular Spanish section of the Camino de Santiago, walk through rural France to St Jean Pied de Port (instead of from it!). In a nutshell Get back to the authentic roots of the world renowned journey of body & mind, walking the Camino le Puy Route (also known […]

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Adventure of the Week, Cycling, Discovery, Walking

Hotspots for adventure in France

14 Jul , 2017  

France offers a country of diverse terrains, from valleys to mountains, and a fabulous coastline. Discover some of the best places for enjoying an adventure. Eiffel Tower Of course, you can take the lift up to the top of the famous 324m Eiffel Tower in Paris but for more of an adventure why not walk […]

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Adventure of the Week, Macs Adventure, Walking

Adventure of the week – Burgundy vineyard trails

12 Jul , 2017  

Château and vineyards, Burgundy

Looking for stunning landscapes, vineyards, exquisite food and the best wines? Look no further, we’ve got the right walking trip for you. In a nutshell Discover the best of Burgundy walking from Dijon to Meursault, stopping along the way for tastings in local caves and relax at the end of the day in charming hotels […]

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Adventure of the Week, Walking

Adventure of the Week – National Parks of the American West

5 Jul , 2017  

Hit the road, live the dream, drive and hike through some of America’s most diverse and extraordinary landscapes. In a Nutshell Tick off the highlights of the National Parks of the American West drive and hike trip, on a 7-night road trip that takes in Zion National Park, Oak Creek Canyon, Bryce Canyon and the Grand Canyon. The trip is […]

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Discovery, Macs Adventure

4 Landscapes to Inspire your Fourth of July

4 Jul , 2017  

It’s Independence Day in America, and that generally means barbecues, fireworks, surrounding yourself with friends and family, and getting outdoors. As an American now in Scotland, this year I’ll be warmly recalling the many Fourth’s spent on the beach in my home state of New Jersey, an annual day-long party with all the traditional fixings […]

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Cycling, Discovery, Walking

18 interesting facts about American Independence Day

3 Jul , 2017  

Tomorrow is the 4th of July, which means it is American Independence Day. Across America, people will be celebrating with fireworks, parades, barbeques and other festivities. Here are 18 interesting facts to share with your friends this Independence Day. 1 – On July 4, 1776, the American colonies were declared free and independent States from […]

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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 […]

Accommodation, Discovery, Walking

Walking to Japan’s Unique Accommodation

30 Jun , 2017  

Walking in Japan - A typical room in a Japanese Ryokan Accommodation

There are a multitude of reasons to take a walking trip in Japan. The scenery, the people and the food are all exceptional, however, the most unexpected joy for us was discovering the unique and comfortable accommodation along the trails. I’m Nicola, Destination Specialist for Japan here at Macs Adventure and I’ve just returned from […]

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Adventure of the Week, Cycling, Macs Adventure

Adventure of the Week – Luxury Loire Cycling

28 Jun , 2017  

We all love great accommodation.  After a day on the bike or a tough walk, it is always a pleasure to reach your accommodation for the evening and explore its delights. Here at Macs Adventure, we pride ourselves on finding the ultimate in accommodation, sourcing the perfect places to stay to compliment your trip. However, […]

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Macs Adventure, News

Macs Adventure’s Neil Wins “Scale Up Entrepreneur of the Year”

23 Jun , 2017  

Entrepreneur of the Year Macs Adventure

Our Chief Adventure Officer Neil Lapping’s vision and drive in developing a customer focused adventure travel business has been rewarded at the Entrepreneur of the Year awards ceremony in Scotland, which celebrates the individuals behind successful and dynamic businesses. Congratulations Neil Lapping @macsadventure the judges loved your unique scalable business and focus on customer experience #EOY2017UK […]

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Cycling, Discovery, Walking

Top spots for enjoying National Picnic Week

22 Jun , 2017  

With National Picnic Week 2017 taking place until June 25, why not pack a few of your favourite outdoors foods into a rucksack and head off for a walk or bike ride to one of these top picnic spots? In the 12th year of National Picnic Week, the campaign to encourage more people to eat […]

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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