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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Discovery, Walking

Italy or Ireland?

10 Feb , 2017  

Over the course of the 6 Nations, considered by many to be rugby’s greatest championship, we will be comparing some of our favourite walking and cycling tours in the competing nations: Scotland, England, Wales, Ireland, France & Italy. Italy v Ireland   Italy: Going Wild in Sardinia Discover Sardinia’s wild and untouched landscapes where the high […]

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Cycling, Discovery, Tips & advice

Celebrating the Bicycle: 4 Cycling Holidays for 2017

9 Jan , 2017  

2017 marks the bicentenary of the bike and here at Macs Adventure we’ll always be grateful to the innovator who came up with the earliest incarnation of the bicycle. More recently, bicycles are getting comfier, Ebikes are readily available and cycling holidays are growing in popularity. We have built a range of itineraries for those looking for an […]

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Walk of the Week, Walking

Walk of the Week: Dolomites Alta Via 1 Complete

21 Dec , 2016  

Italy’s Alta Via 1 is a classic long distance trek through the Dolomites mountain range in the northeast of Italy. The route cuts through the spectacular limestone peaks on high mountain paths that link the traditional mountain accommodation known as ‘rifugi’ together. The remote refugi of the Alta Via 1 offer spectacular views, and have been […]

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Macs Adventure, Walking

Cinque Terre: A gateway to explore Italy

29 Nov , 2016  

Sinead in the Cinque Terre

I was super excited for my first visit to Cinque Terre in September this year; its dreamy Coastline, flexible walks through the Cinque Terre fishing villages and of course the Liguarian seafood. One of the many things which I found incredible was the accessibility of travelling onward to explore other areas of Italy. Just 1 […]

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Footwear & Shoes, Macs Adventure, Walking

Classic Tuscany – Shoes or Boots?

19 Jul , 2016  

There are so many footwear options at our disposal now it can be quite difficult to choose the right shoe for your walking holiday, you also have to consider the terrain on your chosen walking holiday. I am recently back from our fabulous new Classic Tuscany walking holiday and as this trip has very varied […]

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Trekking, Walking

Top of the World on the Dolomites Alta Via 1 Classic

13 Oct , 2015  

Alta Via 1 views.

The Alta Via 1 is one of the most celebrated long distance walks in Europe and this version involves 8 days of walking, from refuge to refuge, carrying all your gear. I fly into Venice, then it’s a bus journey to Cortina and then two further buses to the start of Alta Via 1 Classic.  […]

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Macs Adventure, Walking

Where to walk in…October

11 Aug , 2015  

October: the month of Halloween and colourful leaves. Here at Macs, we love October adventure holidays. In sunnier climes, they offer a great opportunity to top up on vitamin D before the nights draw in. Even walks in colder places such as the UK can offer a great chance to blow the cobwebs away. 1. […]

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Camino, Macs Adventure, Walking

The Tuscany Section of Via Francigena: A pilgrimage through God’s own country

20 Jul , 2015  

by: Paul and Geraldine Godin Chianti vineyards, olive groves, woodlands, wide open fields, rolling countryside, spectacular ridge walks, manicured rows of cypress trees, hilltop medieval villages and grand walled towns, such as Lucca, San Gimignano and Siena. Walking doesn’t get much better than this. In fact, Tuscany might even be called ‘God’s own country’. Though […]

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Macs Adventure, Walking

Top tips for the trains and trails of the Cinque Terre

16 Oct , 2014  

Since becoming an official UNESCO World Heritage site in 1997, the five fishing villages of the Cinque Terre have become an iconic landmark of Italy. For hundreds of years these villages were only accessible by sea and by the mule trails that crisscross the cliffs of the villages and the surrounding coastline. Today this network […]

Macs Adventure, Walking

The Best Places to Walk in October

23 Sep , 2014  

As the days get shorter and the air a bit chillier in the Northern Hemisphere, either choose to escape it all with a walking holiday in warmer climes, or simply wrap up and enjoy the wonderful hues of the most colourful season of the year. Here is our selection of the best places to walk […]

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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Cycling, Macs Adventure

Think you know Italy? Discover more in Puglia

19 Dec , 2013  

Recently I attended a research trip to Puglia (pronounced Poolia – silent “g”). I am sure that all of you well-travelled people out there know where Puglia is, but for those of you who don’t, Puglia is the area often referred to as Italy’s “heel of the boot”, because of the way it is shaped […]

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