Biking, Culture & History, Macs Adventure

Cycle Kyoto to the Coast: All you need to know

19 Jun , 2019  

Nara

Most people visiting Japan will focus on the cities and for good reason.  The contrast between the traditional and the ultra-modern is more prevalent here than in any other country. However, the cities only show one side to this remarkable culture and to truly explore Japan; you need to get out into the more rural […]

Macs Adventure, Walking

Where are the Lofoten Islands?

19 Jun , 2019  

Reinebringen summit

At 68° N, the Lofoten Islands are well within the Arctic Circle and form Norway’s largest island archipelago jutting out from the mainland over 1350 km north of Oslo. Despite their far-flung frontier feel the Lofoten Islands are well-connected to the Norwegian mainland by ferry and daily flights from Oslo (via Bodø ). The adventure […]

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Bike & Boat, Biking, Leisure Cycling, Macs Adventure

Top tips for your Danube Bike & Boat adventure

18 Jun , 2019  

I was lucky enough to spend some time out of the office and cycled along the Danube river in April on our Passau to Budapest Bike and Boat tour. I traded my flat for a river cruiser and called ship MV Carissima my new home for the week. 4 countries, 3 capitals and countless charming […]

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Biking, Leisure Cycling

3 Reasons Biking in Vermont is the best

7 Jun , 2019  

Vermont

Within the rolling green mountains and along the calm shores of Lake Champlain, Vermont keeps hidden charming towns, colorful forests, and quiet meandering back roads. The slow pace of life and the peaceful scenery make this one of the best destinations for cyclists looking for a truly local experience yet great point to point rides. […]

Macs Adventure, Walking

How fit should I be for a Walking trip in the Cotswolds?

14 May , 2019  

The Cotswolds is the most extensive designated Area of Natural Beauty in England which makes it a honeypot for walkers. Here at Macs Adventure, we have devised several different walking itineraries in the Cotswolds so that you can get the best out of the area while having varying levels of fitness. If you do not […]

Macs Adventure, Walking

Top 5 Places for Hiking in Italy

13 May , 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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Macs Adventure, Tips & advice

Festivals and Events in Ireland

9 May , 2019  

Ireland

Ireland can be enjoyed at any time of the year with its outstanding natural scenery, cozy pubs, lively streets, farm fresh food and intriguing history it’s no surprise it’s a popular year-round destination. There are certainly some events and festivals throughout the year that might make your decision a little easier, especially if your going […]

Macs Adventure, Walking

How to prepare for a hike on the Appalachian Trail

7 May , 2019  

Preparing for walking on the Appalachian Trail can be daunting. The impressive, awe inspiring trail runs along nearly 2,200 miles on a continuous hiking corridor along the east coast and can intimidate even experienced hikers. But, as with any adventure, it is easy to prepare yourself, your packing list, and each day’s plan to make […]

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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 […]

Kit Guide, Macs Adventure, Tips & advice

What to pack for walking in the Cotswolds

2 May , 2019  

Walking in the Cotswolds

Walking in the Cotswolds is generally a pleasant experience. However, this ‘green and pleasant land’ did not get so green by sunshine alone! With this in mind, we wanted to offer a comprehensive guide to what you should be packing for your adventure in the Cotswolds. What bag? You’ll need two bags; a small day-pack […]