Walking

Route Notes Issue Two: Macs Adventure’s Magazine

27 Feb , 2014  

Hot off the press! We were delighted with response to our first issue of our interactive online active holiday magazine, Route Notes. So, we’ve now published Issue Two of our quarterly publication to give you some more travel tips and inspiration. Neil’s Tour du Mont Blanc Neil Lapping, our Chief Adventure Officer, has published his […]

Macs Adventure

Kit review: Teva Riva Peak eVent walking boots

24 Feb , 2014  

The American footwear brand best known for their wonderfully comfortable adventure-style sandals has launched a new hiking boot. In fact, Teva claim that the three-season Riva Peak Mid eVent boots bring “flip flop” – and presumably that means, sandal – comfort to hiking boots. On first looks, the boots are as far removed from sandals […]

Camino, Macs Adventure, Walking

Camino Guide Part 3: Which Pilgrimage Route? – Camino Portugués

24 Feb , 2014  

Continuing our Camino Guide series, we describe the pros and cons of choosing the Camino Portugués as your route to Santiago. We’ve already covered the Le Puy Route, and the Classic Camino Frances route, so why should you consider the Camino Portugués?: Camino Portugés The Camino Portugés is the second most travelled Camino. Officially starting […]

Cycling

Useful kit: Brunton mobile phone rechargers

24 Feb , 2014  

Mobile phones are a fantastic invention but how many times do you find they run out of power when you are out walking or cycling? The batteries on many smartphones can quickly de-charge if you are regularly using the internet or utilising the gadget as a satnav. But without a working phone you could end […]

Cycling

Cycling holidays made easier

21 Feb , 2014  

Cycling doesn’t need to be high energy and stuffed with challenging hills. It can, in contrast, be enjoyably leisurely! Here we reveal five routes in surprising places for cyclists who prefer to take things a little easier. 5 great “easier” cycling trips Lakeside riding in the Lake District Think of the Lake District and most […]

Cycling

It’s official: Scottish islands are the best

19 Feb , 2014  

Scotland’s fabulous islands have claimed four places in a list of the top 10 best European isles. International travel site TripAdvisor asked travellers to vote for their favourite isles and the winners are Lewis and Harris in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland. The Orkney Islands are the fourth best islands in Europe, while the Isle of […]

Camino, Macs Adventure, Walking

Camino Guide Part 3: Which Pilgrimage Route? – Le-Puy Route

19 Feb , 2014  

Via Podiensis / Le Puy Route Le Puy-en-Velay, a picturesque French town, is the most popular starting point of the Via Podensis. There are, however, several starting points ranging from Paris to Arles in Southern France. The Le Puy route is 736 km to St Jean Pied de Port in the Pyrenees and takes around […]

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Macs Adventure, Walking

Walking in Tuscany in June

18 Feb , 2014  

The perfume is what makes walking in Tuscany in June so special. The Brooms are blooming along the trails and the scent of jasmine marvels the nights on the terraces. My name is Beppe, and I am one of Macs Adventure’s local representatives in Italy, taking care of walkers with my local knowledge and expertise. […]

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Camino, Macs Adventure, Walking

Camino Guide Part 3: Which Pilgrimage Route? – Camino Frances

13 Feb , 2014  

PART 3: WHICH ROUTE SHOULD I TAKE Summary Primarily the Camino Francés, Portugés and Via Podiensis (Le Puy Route) are more suited to first-time pilgrims as there is a well established infrastructure and clear way marking supporting these routes. The less popular Camino Levante and Via de Plata offer the returning pilgrim new challenges and […]

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Cycling

Love is… a walking or cycling trip

12 Feb , 2014  

With Valentine’s Day on the near horizon we suggest eight wonderfully romantic places to walk or cycle. The great outdoors is the perfect way to enjoy quality time with your loved one. And after all your exercise, you’ll have the perfect excuse for cosying up together at a country pub or hotel. Many romances have […]