Post by: FionaOutdoors

Discovery, Walking

How to celebrate St Patrick’s Day

17 Mar , 2018  

St Patrick’s Day Today, March 17, is St Patrick’s Day. Let’s start with the who, hows and whys, so you know what it is that is being celebrated! St Patrick is claimed to be the patron saint of Ireland, and the saint who brought Christianity to Ireland. It’s thought he died on March 17 sometime […]

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 […]

Discovery, Walking

Highlights of the North Coast 500

21 Feb , 2018  

The North Coast 500 (NC500) route is Scotland’s answer to the famous American Route 66. Starting and finishing in Inverness, the route takes in just over 500 miles of fabulous north-west Scotland scenery and numerous attractions. The circular route can be completed clockwise or anti-clockwise and meanders through the counties of Caithness, Sutherland and Ross-shire. […]

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 breath-taking and many travellers are keen to see the stunning French mountain during a trip to the Alps. Walkers can complete on 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 […]

Cycling, 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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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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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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Cycling, Leisure Cycling, Road Cycling, Tips & advice

E-bikes: Why it’s not cheating

5 Jan , 2018  

There’s a myth, most likely created by those that have never tried them, that e-biking is cheating. I disagree! Let me tell you why e-bikes are one of the best inventions of the 21st century. I love to ride my pedal-powered “ordinary” bike. It keeps me fit and offers an excellent form of transport for […]

Cycling, Kit Guide

What to pack for a cycling holiday

28 Dec , 2017  

Comfort will make your cycling holiday all the more enjoyable – and to maintain the best support you’ll need the right clothing and kit. A Macs Adventure cycling holiday has the advantage of daily luggage transfer, so there is no need to worry about panniers or carrying all your equipment as you ride, but you should […]

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