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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Macs Adventure, Staff, Tips & advice

Macs Weekend Away: A Winter Skills Adventure

12 Mar , 2017  

Winter hiking in the Cairngorms.

It was halfway through our first day on the Macs Adventure winter skills weekend in the Cairngorms when our instructor, Matt, explained the difference between type one and type two fun.  Type one is the kind of fun you enjoy in the moment. There’s a smile on your face. Type two is the kind that’s […]

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Discovery, Walking

France or Scotland?

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 located in the competing nations: Scotland, England, Wales, Ireland, France & Italy. France v Scotland France and Scotland have historical links that go back centuries. Born out of the […]

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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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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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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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Discovery, Tips & advice, Walking

Lesser Known Long Distance Walks

3 Jan , 2017  

Whether you are heading high into the mountains or along the coast, a long distance walk is an opportunity to spend quality time with close friends or family in awe-inspiring and ever-changing scenery. Below are some popular long distance walks along with some lesser known, but equally as impressive alternatives for those people looking for a challenge. West Highland Way → Great […]

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Macs Adventure

Scotland or the Seychelles? Take our Quiz!

1 Dec , 2016  

Isle of Lewis Beach

Which of these awesomely beautiful beaches are in Scotland? Do you know your Beau Vallon from your Sanna Bay? The water may be more suited to a neoprene wet-suit than a bikini, but that doesn’t mean Scottish beaches aren’t some of the best places to enjoy relaxing on the sand as the waves crash against the […]

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Macs Adventure, Walking

Exploring the Isle of Skye

14 Aug , 2015  

Many people have said that the Isle of Skye is one of the most beautiful destinations in the UK, having never been I wanted to go check this island out for myself and I wasn’t disappointed!   From the minute I set off on the Calmac ferry from Mallaig to Armadale I knew this was […]

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Macs Adventure, Walking, West Highland Way

First Rail & Hike Trip, West Highland Line Scotland

6 Mar , 2015  

While preparing for my first Rail and Hike trip I was a bit nervous about not being able to navigate the path or not being able to complete the walk. How I was wrong. The train section of my Rail and Hike trip was great. Doing part of your trip by train allows you to […]

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Macs Adventure, Walking

Orkney – Step back in time and experience Scottish island walking and wildlife at its best

1 Oct , 2013  

I love islands, I love the isolation, the feeling that one is removed from the rest of the world, the fact that you are never far from the sea and you get the chance to meet with locals with a sparkling glint in their eye that says ‘satisfaction’. Think of long walks on a deserted […]

Cycling, Macs Adventure, Walking, West Highland Way

Feedback Favourites: Your (brilliant!) photography

5 Sep , 2013  

Capturing the moments along the way is a massively important part of many walkers’ and cyclists’ trips. Walking and cycling to discover an area offers the best chance to get right out into the lesser trodden paths, take little detours to vantage points, capture nature at its finest, and of course take the obligatory start […]

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