Drive & hike, Macs Adventure, Tips & advice, Walking

Favourite Finds on the North Coast 500

21 Aug , 2017  

Torridon Walks

Scotland’s Northern Highlands are perhaps the wildest, most dramatic cross-section of the entire country, and the now-famous North Coast 500 road trip provides direct access to this remote landscape. If you happen to be experiencing the route on a drive and hike tour, you’ll find your itinerary packed full as you attempt to artfully balance the […]

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Adventure of the Week, Macs Adventure, Walking

Adventure of the week – Burgundy vineyard trails

12 Jul , 2017  

Château and vineyards, Burgundy

Looking for stunning landscapes, vineyards, exquisite food and the best wines? Look no further, we’ve got the right walking trip for you. In a nutshell Discover the best of Burgundy walking from Dijon to Meursault, stopping along the way for tastings in local caves and relax at the end of the day in charming hotels […]

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Discovery, Macs Adventure

4 Landscapes to Inspire your Fourth of July

4 Jul , 2017  

It’s Independence Day in America, and that generally means barbecues, fireworks, surrounding yourself with friends and family, and getting outdoors. As an American now in Scotland, this year I’ll be warmly recalling the many Fourth’s spent on the beach in my home state of New Jersey, an annual day-long party with all the traditional fixings […]

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Macs Adventure

Macs Moment 2017

3 May , 2017  

The Macs Moment competition | Macs Adventure

As part of the Macs Moment photo sharing competition, we receive hundreds of photos from our clients each year. We are extremely grateful to those who take the time to enter the competition but so we can award a great prize each month, there can only be one monthly winner. Here are a selection of […]

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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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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, 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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Health & Fitness, Tips & advice, Walking

How to Get Fit for a Walking Holiday in 2017

6 Jan , 2017  

Walking is one of the easiest and most accessible ways to get fit – and offers an excellent way to enjoy a holiday with friends or family. If you are keen to book a walking holiday, or have a long distance trail planned, pledge to get a little fitter and enjoy more walking. Here we […]

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Walk of the Week, Walking

Walk of the Week: Walking the Sognefjord

29 Dec , 2016  

In a country full of fjords the Sognefjord is the longest and deepest. Stretching 205 kilometres inland from the North Sea, the Sognefjord is known in Norway as the ‘king of fjords’. The scenery here is varied, but mostly rugged; at some points steep cliffs rise to heights over 1000 metres on either side, at others the […]

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Macs Adventure, Walk of the Week, Walking

Walk of the Week: Portofino, Cinque Terre and Portovenere

9 Sep , 2016  

Portofino

Less of a set trail, and more a collection of everything wonderful about life on foot, join up some Riviera glamour with epic hiking on a trip to Italy’s 5 villages of the Cinque Terre. In a Nutshell Food, history and culture combined with coastal and mountain walking trails (plus the occasional train ride to […]

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Cycling, Tips & advice

Macs Superfoods for Adventure

12 Aug , 2016  

So you’re heading out on a walking or cycling holiday, or maybe just a good day trip, but you know you’ll get hungry. Now you’re trying to think of easy nutritious snacks to bring that also give you a good boost of energy. Well we’ve got you covered, here are some of our favorite things […]

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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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Macs Adventure, Walking

Downton to Bath, the English Story

29 Jan , 2016  

Highclere to Bath It is a surprise to most visitors that a region so close to the capital city of such a crowded island can offer so much space to breathe. Yet, enveloping the busy road, rail and waterway corridor between London and Bristol, lies country side that has changed little for a millennium. Beneath […]

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Staff, Walking

South Greenland Adventure Reflections

7 Oct , 2015  

Tasiusaq 'Icebergs Bay'

Greenland has been pretty near the top of my ‘bucket list’ for a while now, and I was lucky enough to accompany our very first group of Macs’ Adventurers at end of August 2015. We started with a 3 hour Air Iceland flight from the world’s most northerly capital, Reykjavik, over to Narsarsuaq, the gateway […]

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