Discovery, Tips & advice, Walking

12 iconic places to see in England

21 Sep , 2017  

England offers a great mix of historic cities, towns and villages, fine heritage attractions and scenic beauty. But with so much to see and do it can difficult to know where to go and what walking holiday in England to choose. Let us give you a helping hand by picking some of our favourite highlight […]

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Adventure of the Week, Macs Adventure, Walking

Adventure of the Week: Shakespeare’s Way

20 Sep , 2017  

Every time we open our mouths, or pick up a pen, or type on a keyboard, we are paying homage to William Shakespeare. He wrote some pretty lovely plays, full of suspense, comedy and vision, but what he is not generally credited for is his contribution to the modern English that we speak. Here at […]

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Discovery, Macs Adventure, Walking

The South Downs and the magnificent Seven Sisters

18 Sep , 2017  

I have recently returned from a trip along the South Down’s Way. This walk exceeded all my expectations and this part of England was a delight, full of bustling market towns, traditional culture and ancient history. All this and scenery that surprised and delighted every day. Stretching for 100 miles through England’s newest national park (the […]

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Cycling, Discovery, Leisure Cycling, Macs Adventure

E-biking – Allowing everyone to experience cycling joy

15 Sep , 2017  

Lake constance at sun set

Lake Constance, a German summer paradise where crystal clear blue water and white lakeside beaches meet vineyards, medieval villages and breathtaking views of the Swiss Alps in the far distance. With dedicated and mainly flat cycle paths stretching all around the lake, there is no wonder why this region is so incredibly popular amongst all […]

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Cycling, Leisure Cycling, Macs Adventure

The top cycle friendly cities

14 Sep , 2017  

This week is when more office workers and commuters are encouraged to get on their bikes as part of Cycle to Work Day. The national event, on September 13, is promoted by Cyclescheme UK and calls for people to pledge to cycle to the office. There are many benefits to cycling, especially if you make […]

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Adventure of the Week, Cycling, Leisure Cycling, Macs Adventure

Adventure of the Week: Cycling Brittany, St Malo to Mont St Michel

13 Sep , 2017  

Mont St Michel

Looking for a shorter cycling holiday or a relaxed long weekend away with moderately easy cycling, amazing food, and iconic sights along the way? You are going to love this trip! In a nutshell Cycling Brittany, St Malo to Mont St Michel is a short, easy cycling holiday and the perfect way to visit some of […]

Cycling, Macs Adventure, Staff

Cycling Pisa to Florence: Perfect for Solo Cyclists

13 Sep , 2017  

I undertook my first Macs trips as a Solo Traveller this year which I was really looking forward to.  As much as I love travelling with my boyfriend, and friends I enjoy the freedom of travelling alone, as well as the opportunity to leave your comfort zone and create your own journey. I started with […]

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Macs Adventure, Trekking, Walking

Inca Trail Permits: How do they work, and what if they sell out?

12 Sep , 2017  

Do I need a permit to walk the Inca Trail? Yes. If you are considering taking on the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu (one of those once-in-a-lifetime experiences), you will need to ensure that you have a permit to walk the trail. The Peruvian authorities release a limited number of permits each year. The permits […]

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Discovery, Drive & hike, Tips & advice, Walking

Visit the well known and lesser-known highlights of Skye

7 Sep , 2017  

The popularity of the Island of Skye, located just off Scotland’s north-west coast, is easy to understand. The Scottish islands have long been a visitor attraction with many people drawn to the idea of a small island adventure. Skye, which is the largest of the Inner Hebridean island chain, also has a great advantage, with […]

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Adventure of the Week, Walking

Adventure of the Week: Long Walk on the Isle of Skye

6 Sep , 2017  

Scotland’s islands can be a harsh environment to live in. When the sun shines, they are positively tropical in appearance, (infamously the Thai tourist board used a picture of one of the Hebridean islands in its tourist brochure) but this is where the similarity ends. When the wind blows and the rain comes in, they […]

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Discovery, Macs Adventure, Walking

West is Best: Walking the Western Section of Wainwright’s Coast to Coast

5 Sep , 2017  

Devised by Alfred Wainwright and published in his book “A Coast to Coast Walk”, the Coast to Coast walk in its entirety now attracts somewhere up to 10,000 keen walkers every year. Though the full 199-mile walk spans the Lake District National Park, the Yorkshire Dales National Park and the North York Moors National Park, […]

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Macs Adventure, Walking, West Highland Way

How Many Days to Walk the West Highland Way?

4 Sep , 2017  

At 96 Miles the West Highland Way is a challenge no matter how much time you choose to spend on it, however, the main thing is to tailor the challenge to suit you best. Everyone has a different idea about how many days they want to take to complete this majestic walk, ranging from the […]

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Discovery, Walking

Sea and Sun on Madeira, the Flower Island

1 Sep , 2017  

Madeira pebble beach, with breaking waves against Madeira's volcanic hillside

The island of Madeira is a tropical paradise within easy reach from Europe. Holidays in Madeira are popular all year round thanks to stable, warm weather, an abundance of flowers and fantastic walking. What more could you wish for? Actually, Madeira even offers another great holiday benefit – the sea. Let’s not forget about ocean […]

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Discovery, Drive & hike, Tips & advice, Walking

12 spectacular coastal walks in Europe

31 Aug , 2017  

Are you like me? When I see a beach, a coastal path, or a trail heading up on to cliffs high above the ocean I just have to go there. I like to take off my shoes and walk with bare feet towards the waves. I want to feel the sand pushing again the soles […]