Adventure of the Week

Adventure of the Week: The Glacier Express Rail and Hike

6 Dec , 2017  

Following on from last weeks rail based Adventure of the Week, we are sticking to the train line and going for a dramatic hike based around what many people quote as the ‘Greatest Rail Journey on Planet Earth.’ Bold claim and indeed the West Highland Line is up there too, but taking a train through […]

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Macs Adventure, Tips & advice, Walking

13 Things you can do in the Bernese Oberland (besides the epic walking!)

22 Jun , 2017  

Views walking the Bernese Oberland

Being an adventure travel specialist has its benefits. Recently I was lucky enough to be charged with walking the routes and writing up route descriptions for our walking holidays in the Swiss Bernese Oberland. To say it beats a day at the desk would be an understatement! Due to my job, when I travel I […]

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Adventure of the Week, Macs Adventure, Walking

Adventure of the Week: Two Sides of the Matterhorn

20 Jun , 2017  

Matterhorn looms over Zermatt

To get a real insight into the culture and customs of a region, it pays to immerse yourself in it for a few days. We prefer to do this the active way of course, so what better way to capture the essence of Switzerland than with a twin-centre walking holiday in the shadow of the […]

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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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Cycling, Discovery, Tips & advice, Walking

Trips to Look Out for in 2017

26 Dec , 2016  

We hope you had a relaxing Christmas day and are now looking forward to the next celebration. Here at Macs Adventure HQ we are filled with anticipation for the year ahead, looking forward to another year of adventures and the chance to try out our brand new gear on the trail! Keep an eye on […]

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Walking

Walking in the Bernese Oberland, Switzerland

24 Mar , 2014  

The Swiss Alps are a walking and hiking paradise: fact! Walking in the Swiss Alps is like stepping into a postcard, and the Bernese Oberland region especially offers hiking and walking for a variety of levels of experience, combined with quintessential alpine views and hospitality. Mountain sports-people flock to Europe’s alpine range each year to […]

Macs Adventure, Walking

Trails and Trains in Switzerland’s Val Engadin

11 Oct , 2013  

  …Paraffin Pathfinder, 8th October 2013 So often the first image of a foreign land is through the window of a railway carriage. Well this picture can hang on my wall any time. Within minutes of leaving Zurich’s main station, the view across the Zurichsee revealed much of the promise for which Switzerland is famous. The […]