Discovery, Walking

Exploring North Vietnam

3 Feb , 2017  

The Sapa Valley.

From dramatic mountains that rise up in disarray to the order of the rice-fields, terraced into the hills appearing like ripples in a green puddle, Vietnam’s dream-like landscapes make for the perfect activity holiday.  Vietnam offers visitors a plethora of options from sightseeing in bustling cities such as Hanoi, once described by Lonely Planet as “Asia’s […]

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Meet the Team, Staff

Meet the Team Thursday – Taylor

2 Feb , 2017  

Taylor is a member of the Macs Adventure team.

Tell us a bit about what you do at Macs Adventure. I’m still fairly new at Macs Adventure so my role is evolving, but I’m currently helping to support our sales and operations teams to organise and distribute all trip info to our clients, plus lots of other little odds and ends that different departments […]

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Adventure of the Week, Discovery, Walking

Adventure of the Week – Shikoku Pilgrimage Trail

1 Feb , 2017  

A bamboo forest along the Shikoku Pilgrimage Trail, Japan

Walk the highlights of the 88 Temple pilgrimage trail on the island of Shikoku. Starting in Kyoto and ending in Osaka, the Shikoku Pilgrimage Trail brings together the best of Japan including stays in lively cities and peaceful rural walking. Where? Kyoto is one of the world’s most culturally rich cities and is home to 24 […]

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Discovery, Walking

A pick of the best historical Sites in China

30 Jan , 2017  

China’s great historical timeline provides holidaymakers with host of great attractions to visit. We pick some of the highlight destinations. The Great Wall One of the biggest attractions in the world, the Great Wall of China is a must-visit during a trip to China. The wall is the world’s longest defensive system and dates back more than 2,300 […]

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Discovery, Macs Adventure

Scotland in a week

27 Jan , 2017  

It’s always difficult to find a way to explore a region when you don’t have much time. If you choose just one place, you feel that you are missing lots of things and, if you try to travel around, your trip can become a cursory glance at points on a map. This is a sample […]

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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, Macs Adventure, Walking

5 of the Best Walking & Cycling Tours in Scotland

27 Jan , 2017  

The geologist and writer Archibald Geikie once noted; “nowhere in Europe does colour come more notably forward in landscape than in Scotland.” From the Scottish Borders through the highlands and islands a walking or cycling tour in Scotland is a truly unforgettable experience. We pick our top 5 Scottish walking and cycling tours.  1. The West Highland […]

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Adventure of the Week, Drive & hike, Walking

Adventure of the Week – Drive & Hike: North Coast 500

25 Jan , 2017  

A Drive & Hike tour allows you to stop and explore wherever you wish, however on a 500 mile journey the options are endless which is why our walking options are designed to give you a real taste of the Scottish Highlands: the Old Man of Hoy teetering in the sea, the squawk of a […]

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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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Cycling, Discovery, Walking

Scotland’s Great Trails

20 Jan , 2017  

The John Muir Way has been officially recognised as one of Scotland’s Great Trails (SGTs). The 134-mile route – which stretches across Scotland between Helensburgh in the west and Muir’s birthplace in Dunbar on the east coast – joins a stable of other celebrated Great Trails of Scotland, as listed by Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH). […]

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Cycling, Discovery, Tips & advice, Walking

Nine European foodie highlights

20 Jan , 2017  

Trying new foods and discovering the traditional dishes of different countries is a highlight for many holidaymakers. Fortunately, if you are on a walking or cycling holiday you can enjoy these meals guilt free because you will be burning extra calories with each day’s activity. We take you on a whistle-stop tour of some of […]

Discovery, Walking

Route Notes: Scandi Cool

20 Jan , 2017  

Route Notes is our interactive online magazine and features advice, opinion and customer stories designed to instil active travel inspiration for walkers, cyclists and adventurous minds. The following is an excerpt from an article that takes a closer look at Scandinavia as a holiday destination.    Scandinavia is a destination that is often overlooked in […]

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Macs Adventure, Meet the Team

Meet the Team Thursday – Rebecca

18 Jan , 2017  

Tell us a bit about what you do at Macs Adventure. I love to travel and experience new things so working within travel industry was always the path for me. Here at Macs I help people plan their next big adventure and it is always extremely rewarding hearing back from customers. Could you tell us […]

Adventure of the Week, Cycling

Adventure of the Week – Danube Bike & Boat: Passau to Vienna

18 Jan , 2017  

The Danube Bike and Boat: Passau to Vienna tour is a relaxed cycling tour along a route that meanders eastward passing through quaint towns and villages towards two of the Danube’s great and historical cities; Vienna and Bratislava. Cycling during the day and sailing on an authentic river boat at night allows you to enjoy the […]

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