Macs Adventure, Tips & advice

Cusco to the Sacred Valley: A guide from Jess

15 Jul , 2019  

Smiles all round

I recently had the opportunity to visit Machu Picchu for the first time and it did not disappoint! It’s even more breathtaking in person than you can imagine. As the crow flies, Machu Picchu is not far from Cusco; however, it is located deep in the Sacred Valley and cannot be accessed by vehicle! The […]

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Top 5 Places for Hiking in Italy

17 Oct , 2019  

La dolce vita - hiking in Italy

It’s hard to decide which area to visit first when hiking in Italy. Italy is a land of passion. The Italian people put their heart and soul into everything they do, from creating a fine work of art to an amazing lunch. It’s a diverse country, with strong regional variations and a host of hidden gems […]


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Tour du Mont Blanc: The Best Moments

25 Sep , 2019  

Tour du mont blanc

The Tour du Mont Blanc is our number one Alpine tour. A circuit around the iconic Mont Blanc, through France, Switzerland and Italy, on foot and on top of the world. We encourage our adventurous community share their favourite trip moments as part of our #MacsMoment contest, and have been overwhelmed by the fantastic photos. We have added […]

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West Highland Way: The best moments of 2019

24 Sep , 2019  


Scotland’s favorite hiking trail, the West Highland Way, is a 96 mile adventure on foot from the edge of Glasgow’s urban sprawl into the wild Highlands, and onward to the west coast of Scotland in Fort William. Each year we organize thousands of walkers’ trips on the West Highland Way, and encourage our hikers to […]

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5 Great Reads for Those Who Love Adventure!

20 Aug , 2019  

Adventure books

Whilst it’s always important to pack a great book (or load your kindle/other bit of reading tech) when you head off on your travels, reading can also get you in the mood for adventures. Inspiring stories can motivate you to be your best self, to explore, to discover, and to re-assess your priorities. Here are […]

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Tour of The Matterhorn – 5 Top Tips

19 Aug , 2019  

Tour of the Matterhorn

I joined our tour development team in the summer of 2017 and am currently working on our Scottish tours, but as part of my job I get to travel throughout Europe writing route notes for Macs Adventure hiking and biking trips.  Early in the 2018 season my partner, Craig, and I journeyed to Zermatt to […]

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5 tips for planning the perfect group adventure

15 Aug , 2019  

Group on Tour du Mont Blanc

Thinking of traveling with a bigger group? Take our advice. Macs Adventure offers the freedom and flexibility you need to plan the perfect group adventure. Planning a group departure can be stressful so we thought we’d share our top tips on making the process simple, successful and enjoyable.    1. Plan Ahead Planning your trip at […]

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Stay safe from ticks: how to avoid ticks when hiking

7 Aug , 2019  

Stay safe against ticks

While I am a huge fan of all things wild and wonderful and spend much of my walking time studying the fauna, there is one family of animals that I do tend to shy away from, the ticks! While all wildlife has its attractions, the fact that tick borne diseases pose dangerous health risks is […]

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New Zealand Travel Tips

25 Jul , 2019  

Routeburn Track

It’s time to move New Zealand to the top of your bucket list. And you’ll need to book now! There is a reason why New Zealand is one of the premier hiking destinations in the world. It quite literally is a hiker’s paradise and one of the reasons why I not only went to university […]

Macs Adventure, Walking

Experience the magic of Skye in style with the experts

25 Jul , 2019  


Our new for 2019 trip the Best of Skye In Style is a culmination of our many years of expertise organizing self-guided walking holidays in Scotland. The result? A 5 day self-guided walking trip taking in the very best of Skye on specially selected trails with overnights in beautiful hand-picked accommodations! We have also included […]

Macs Adventure, Tips & advice

One “Appy” Macs Customer!

17 Jul , 2019  

West Highland Way

When going on any holiday you would expect paper copies of your stay, maps, guide books, vouchers, the works. However, the clever team at Macs have designed a digital app for your cell phone that even the technically challenged will feel software savvy using this app, trust me! They are moving with the times, saving […]