Macs Adventure, Tips & advice, Walking

Eating and Drinking on the Tour du Mont Blanc

23 Jan , 2018  

For the most part, eating and drinking on the Tour du Mont Blanc is a pretty straightforward affair. With most of our trips, dinner is included each night, so there is little need to head out and scour the town for a decent restaurant. The food on offer will differ in each accommodation and particularly if […]

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Macs Adventure

Essential Phrases for the Tour du Mont Blanc

22 Jan , 2018  

Learning the local language will definitely improve the quality of your trip. Being able to interact with local people, even if it is just the pleasantries, will make all the difference and in France, Italy and Switzerland. We have supplied both French and Italian phrases as for the small amount of time you will spend […]

Kit Guide, Macs Adventure, Tips & advice, Walking

Packing List for the Tour du Mont Blanc

22 Jan , 2018  

A multi-day hike through three countries, high in the Alps can be a daunting prospect for those who love an organised suitcase! This advice and the packing list below should hopefully help you avoid panic packing an unnecessarily heavy bag and have you adventuring happy (and with everything you need). What Bag? You’ll need two […]

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Discovery, Macs Adventure, Tips & advice, Walking

Is the Via Francigena next on your adventure bucket list?

22 Jan , 2018  

  I had never heard of the “Via Francigena” before starting work at Macs. As an Italy enthusiast always looking for the next area to explore I couldn’t believe how little is written about this trail.  An 1800 km pilgrim trail from Canterbury to Rome, down through Switzerland, over the Alps via the Great St Bernard […]

Tips & advice, Walking

Which Tour du Mont Blanc Trip is Right For Me?

21 Jan , 2018  

The Tour du Mont Blanc is a bucket-list hike for many walkers and rightly so. The 170km tour, with 10km of ascent and descent, follows a stunningly scenic route around the Mont Blanc massif and through France, Italy and Switzerland.   Walkers hike between accommodations, and Macs Adventure offer baggage transfer each day to make […]

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Macs Adventure, Tips & advice, Walking

25 Frequently Asked Questions on the Tour du Mont Blanc

20 Jan , 2018  

Macs Adventure is the Tour du Mont Blanc, self-guided experts. We want to make sure that every customer travelling has all their questions answered before they go, so we have put together a compilation of the most frequently asked questions below.  If you cannot find the answer to your question below, you can always get […]

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Tips & advice, Walking

Tour du Mont Blanc Travel Guide

20 Jan , 2018  

Travelling to take on the challenge of the Tour du Mont Blanc could not be more straightforward. Les Houches is the gateway to your Tour du Mont Blanc Experience and is easily accessible from nearby Geneva. Below is a simple list of how to get to and from your start/end points. Getting to Les Houches/from […]

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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 walkers. But 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 […]

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Macs Adventure, Tips & advice, Walking

Weather Conditions on the Tour du Mont Blanc

19 Jan , 2018  

The Tour du Mont Blanc is one of the most exhilarating walks in Europe. It is a challenging walk that reveals Alpine splendour every step of the way, but it has a notoriously short season. There is basically one reason for this: Snow! Weather is one of the most frequently asked questions about the tour, so […]

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Macs Adventure, Staff, Tips & advice, Walking

3 Reasons to go Self-Guided in England

18 Jan , 2018  

Selfie at the end of my self-guided Cotswold Way.

This past fall, I discovered the sweet spot between structure and spontaneity. After working at Macs Adventure for a few months, I embarked on my first self-guided tour to learn why this style of travel offers the richest experience to travelers. My adventure took place on undeniably beautiful Cotswold Way in south central England. I’d […]

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Adventure of the Week, Macs Adventure, Walking

Adventure of the Week – The Cotswold Way

17 Jan , 2018  

We all think of stripey tops and garlic as being a French stereotype, when in fact, they are actually just from Brittany, a small region in the north-west of the country.  Similarly, you could be mistaken to think the ‘green and pleasant land’ filled with villages with thatched cottage roof and bursting with cream teas […]

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Macs Adventure, Walking

How Many Days to Walk the Coast to Coast?

16 Jan , 2018  

Coast to Coast sign at Robin Hood's Bay

One of the most commonly asked questions from anyone looking to do the Coast to Coast Walk,  is how many days to take the walk over?  This blog post will give you all the information you will need to work out how many days would be right for you: Macs Adventure offers many different itineraries […]

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Cycling, Macs Adventure, Staff, Tips & advice

Solo Biking the Danube: My Top 3 Takeaways

6 Jan , 2018  

Shan cycling in front of the Danube

On my first day of biking from Vienna to Budapest along the Danube Cycle Path, I was a bit nervous about undertaking the journey by myself. There were couples enjoying a scenic getaway, groups of friends enjoying an active reunion and families enjoying some quality time together along the Danube. I began to think, would […]

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Cycling, Health & Fitness, Leisure Cycling, Tips & advice

How fit do I need to be for a cycling holiday?

5 Jan , 2018  

A cycling holiday can be as leisurely or full-on as you like, which means there are different fitness requirements for your trip of choice. General tips are that you should have spent some time on a bike – similar to the one you will be riding – before setting off on your cycling holiday. This […]

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