Post by: FionaOutdoors

Macs Adventure, Walking

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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Biking, Discovery, Walking

18 interesting facts about American Independence Day

4 Jul , 2019  

Today is the 4th of July, which means it is American Independence Day. Across America, people will be celebrating with fireworks, parades, barbecues and other festivities. Here are 18 interesting facts to share with your friends this Independence Day. 1 – On July 4, 1776, the American colonies were declared free and independent States from […]

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Macs Adventure, Tips & advice, Walking

How to avoid blisters on a walking trip

2 May , 2019  

If you are worried about blisters from hiking boots while on an active vacation, here are ten top tips for avoidance. Prevention is the best treatment! The right hiking boot or shoe Gone are the days of hiking boots that are so stiff and uncomfortable that they take years – and a lot of suffering […]

Tips & advice, Walking

14 tips for walking in The Sun

28 Jun , 2018  

Many people enjoy a walking holiday somewhere sunny, but it’s important that you stay fit and healthy in the sunshine. Here are 14 tips for keeping cool and safe even when temperatures rise. Protect your skin. Wear a high SPF sunscreen and don’t forget the back of your neck, the tip of your ears and your […]

Walking

10 things to know about the GR routes

10 Apr , 2018  

Europe’s GR routes are increasingly popular with walkers, especially those looking or a multi-day holiday. Here we reveal 10 things to know about the GR routes. 1) The GR routes comprise a network of long-distance walking trails across Europe and are mainly found in France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Spain. 2) There are more than […]

Kit Guide, Mountain Biking, Walking, West Highland Way

All the most-asked questions on the West Highland Way

9 Mar , 2018  

The West Highland Way is acclaimed as the most walked long-distance trail in Scotland. It attracts about 85,000 people every year, of whom more than 30,000 walk the entire route. Despite being so popular it is still possible to walk for miles along the 96-mile route between Milngavie and Fort William and pass only a […]

Kit Guide, Trekking, Walking

9 great phone apps for walkers and hikers

31 Jan , 2018  

Mobile phone use outdoors

The fast-growing world of apps offers a host of useful aids for walkers and hikers. We do love maps. They are wonderful, tactile items. Like a bookcase of great reads, a container filled with maps is to be treasured. A used maps collection reveals many stories of favourite walks and areas. In fact, if you’re […]

Discovery, Tips & advice, Walking

20 interesting facts about Mont Blanc

26 Jan , 2018  

The sight of mighty Mont Blanc is breathtaking and many travellers are keen to see the stunning French mountain during a trip to the Alps. Walkers can complete the famous Tour du Mont Blanc, a classic circuit of the Mont Blanc massif, while more experienced climbers may be keen to reach the summit. Here we […]

Biking, Discovery, Tips & advice, Walking

18 things to know about Robert Burns

25 Jan , 2018  

Today, 25th January 2017, the birthday of Scotland’s most famous poet Robert Burns is celebrated with Burns Night. The traditional supper includes a meal of haggis, neeps and tatties, whisky and reciting poetry written by the 18th century poet. Here we reveal 18 interesting facts about Robert Burns. 1 Robert Burns was born on January […]

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Adventure of the Week, Walking

How fit do I need to be for the Tour du Mont Blanc?

20 Jan , 2018  

Acclaimed as one of Europe’s best Alpine treks, the Tour du Mont Blanc is on the bucket list of many. Yet so many people are put off the higher-level hiking tour because they worry they will not be fit enough. However with such a broad range of itineraries, Macs Adventure is allowing increasing numbers of […]

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