Discovery, Walking

Scotland or Italy?

17 Mar , 2017  

The Gourmet Highlands Tour from Macs Adventure

Over the course of the 6 Nations, considered by many to be rugby’s greatest championship, we have been comparing some of our favourite walking and cycling tours located in the competing nations: Scotland, England, Wales, Ireland, France & Italy.  Scotland v Italy   Scotland: Gourmet Highlands The Gourmet Highlands self-guided walking tour is a week of […]

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Cycling, Discovery, Walking

10 great cultural celebrations and festivals

17 Mar , 2017  

It is St Patrick’s Day this week (March 17) and across the world people will celebrate the day that commemorates Christianity’s arrival in Ireland, as well as highlighting the heritage and culture of the Irish. St Patrick’s Day celebrations involve public parades and festivals and the wearing of green attire or shamrocks. You might like […]

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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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Cycling, Discovery, Walking

Discover the Highlights of Tuscany

3 Mar , 2017  

The Italian region of Tuscany is located at the heart of the beautiful and historic country. It is much loved for its famous cities, picturesque towns and villages and also boasts a diverse variety of gourmet treats and landscapes. We reveal some of the highlights of this very special region. Cities and towns to visit in Tuscany […]

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Drive & hike, Walking

5 Walking Tours in Italy for 2017

2 Mar , 2017  

Siena, Tuscany

If you are looking to visit Italy in 2017 you may want to consider one of our new Italian itineraries, starting in the north of the country and heading southward we have added a range of new trips based around Italy’s lakes, a classic Tuscan tour loaded with culture and a week of stunning views & indulgence on […]

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Adventure of the Week, Discovery, Walking

Adventure of the Week – Via Francigena

1 Mar , 2017  

iew of Rome from Riserva Naturale di Monte Marion the Via Francigena.

The Via Francigena is an ancient pilgrimage route which, since medieval times, has connected Canterbury in the southeast of England to Rome. Macs Adventure’s take on the Via Francigena begins in the heart of the Alps on the Swiss border before taking pilgrims on an exhilarating tour through the unique Italian regions. The full Italian […]

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Discovery, Walking

5 top tips to get the most from your Cinque Terre experience

24 Feb , 2017  

Portovenere and Palmaira Island

The Cinque Terre is so accessible from most parts of Italy, this often means its spent as a short break before hopping off to your next destination (which is what I did last September) I want to share some tips to help you have the most authentic experience possible….. 1. Food! Food! Food! Forget your […]

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Adventure of the Week, Walking

Adventure of the Week – Classic Tour du Mont Blanc in Comfort

23 Feb , 2017  

Europe’s classic long distance trek the Tour du Mont Blanc passes through 3 countries and provides superb mountain views of the Mont Blanc Massif and the surrounding valleys. This version of the Tour du Mont Blanc is perfect for those who want to enjoy all of the Tour du Mont Blanc whilst staying in comfortable accommodations. In […]

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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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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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