Culture & History, Cycling, Discovery, Tips & advice, Walking

Best regional dishes of Italy

16 Nov , 2017  

Italy is renowned for its fantastic cuisine and many people will be familiar with some of the best-loved dishes, such as pasta, pizza and gelato. Yet each region of Italy boasts its own speciality, which, for a food lover, is a must try. A walking or cycling holiday is a great way to immerse yourself […]

Walking, West Highland Way

Highlights of the West Highland Way

16 Nov , 2017  

Charting a magnificent route through central Scotland and the Highlands, the long-distance walking trail, the West Highland Way, reveals a treasure trove of sights. From the settlement of Milngavie, just north of Glasgow, the walkway quickly heads into parkland and then open countryside as it heads north for 96 miles to reach the Scottish Highlands […]

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Adventure of the Week: Cycling Tuscany: Chianti and Siena

14 Nov , 2017  

The very thought of Tuscany makes me happy. When I close my eyes and drift off into a Tuscan reverie, it is the feel of rough stone walls against my fingers, of feeling lightheaded from staring up at immaculately crafted towers. I can taste the rich depths of the Brunello and feel the hearty bread […]

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Discovery, Walking

La Dolce Vita – Top 5 Walking Holidays in Italy

14 Nov , 2017  

Italy is a land of passion. The Italian people put their heart and soul into every endeavour, whether that is creating a fine work of art or just an amazing lunch. Italy is such a diverse country, with strong regional variations and a host of hidden gems, just waiting to be unearthed. You can take the […]

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Record-breaking Munro walker completes 9th round

13 Nov , 2017  

Hazel Strachan is an extraordinary Scottish walker, who has now walked nine rounds of the 282 Scottish mountains known as Munros. For some people, it is enough to walk one or two of Scotland’s Munros. While for others a “round” of all 282 peaks of at least 3,000ft is the big challenge. Yet for others, […]

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Adventure of the Week: The Speyside Way

8 Nov , 2017  

A less frequented Scottish way, the Speyside Way follows the River Spey from the Moray coast to the magnificent Cairngorms National Park. Oh, and as this is the most concentrated region of Whisky production in Scotland, it would be rude not to savour the odd dram! In a nutshell An easy going trail with the […]

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Top 5 Sights in the Cairngorms

7 Nov , 2017  

The Cairngorm National Park is one of Scotland’s finest outdoor escapes. It caters to a wide variety of outdoor pursuits and backs up each of these disciplines by having specialist shops, great accommodation and the odd pub or two. Macs Adventure has a wide array of walking adventures in the Cairngorms and to give a little […]

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A Scottish Snapshot: Highlights of The Highlands in 8 Days

7 Nov , 2017  

I joined our tour development team in the summer of 2017 and am currently working on our Scottish tours, as part of becoming familiar with our most popular Scottish trips I took my Mum, Barbara, on our Highlands & Isle of Skye: Rail & Hike trip.  Normally my holidays consist of rock climbing, and hiking […]

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Giving Back to our Most Walked Way

7 Nov , 2017  

West Highland Way

Two weeks ago, twelve Macs staff began the work day a little different. Instead of heading into the office, we donned our best wet-weather gear, stocked ourselves with bin bags and litter pickers, and headed out for a hike. This past year, Macs Adventure helped put 1,897 pairs of boots on the West Highland Way. […]

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St. Cuthbert’s Way – Time and tide waits for no man ….

7 Nov , 2017  

The word pilgrimage gripped me. Even as an agnostic I was intrigued.  There’s something about a well-trodden path that’s seen century after century of passers-by. In the case of St. Cuthbert’s Way, no less than thirteen centuries. As a history enthusiast, I was excited thinking about the lives of those who have passed through these […]

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Macs Adventure, Walking

The Rob Roy Way-An Alternate to the West Highland Way

6 Nov , 2017  

The Rob Roy Way should be on your to-do list. It was named after the Scottish Outlaw Rob Roy who used to roam these lands and was developed by mega fans and enthusiasts in the area. It’s an atmospheric, history-steeped journey through one of the prettiest parts of Scotland. I travelled for 7 days along […]

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Fife Coastal Path- 5 reasons to visit

6 Nov , 2017  

The Fife Coastal Path is one of the best-loved and unique walking routes in Scotland. Far from the brooding peaks and moors of the Highlands, Fife juts out into the North Sea, a proud kingdom in its own right. It is full of history and you get to know the really strong sense of community […]

Discovery, Macs Adventure, Trekking, Walking

5 Reasons to walk the King Ludwig Way

3 Nov , 2017  

The King Ludwig Way is one of our most popular walks in Germany and I got the chance to discover why! The trails takes you through the heartland of Bavaria, you start just outside of Munich and walk right up to the border of Austria and the Austrian Alps (great views guaranteed). The Bavarian region […]

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Adventure of the Week: The Harz Witches Trail

1 Nov , 2017  

Hallowe’en!  Ok, so it was yesterday, but still, it seems appropriate to make this week’s Adventure of the Week the scariest named trail that we operate. Disappointingly, it is a deeply beautiful walk, however, if you do it at night I am sure it will become incredibly scary! (please don’t do this trip at night!) […]

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