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Cycling, Kit Guide

Great Christmas gift ideas for cyclists

11 Dec , 2017  

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What do you buy for the cyclists in your life for Christmas? We reveal some of our favourite cycling gifts. Stocking filler gifts for cyclists     Under the Christmas tree cycling gifts                 Splash out: Christmas cycling gifts       I hope there is a wide […]

Kit Guide, Walking

Great Christmas gift ideas for walkers

8 Dec , 2017  

If you know a keen walker or you are friends with someone who would like to do more walking in 2018, why not buy then a Christmas gift to suit their hobby? We reveal some of our favourite Christmas presents for walkers this year. Stocking filler gift for walkers           Under […]

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Culture & History, Discovery, Macs Adventure, Tips & advice, Walking

Pilgrimage walks: The Camino and many others

23 Nov , 2017  

A new book, Pilgrimage: The Great Pilgrim Routes of Britain and Europe, documents 10 European pilgrimages, as detailed and photographed by Derry Brabbs. The Yorkshire photographer has perfectly captured many highlight attractions and landscapes of the increasingly popular European pilgrimage routes. While The Camino, which stretches through France and Spain to Santiago de Compostela, remains […]

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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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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 […]

Macs Adventure, News, Walking

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, […]

Culture & History, Discovery

Hallowe’en celebrations around the world

30 Oct , 2017  

Hallowe’en is traditionally celebrated on October 31 with different countries marking the day in a variety of ways. If you didn’t know, Hallowe’en is actually a contraction of All Hallows’ Evening and is also known as All Saints’ Eve, All Hallows’ Eve and Allhalloween. Hallowe’en marks the eve of the Western Christian feast of All […]

Cycling, Discovery, Drive & hike, Leisure Cycling, Tips & advice, Walking

Immerse yourself in a holiday in Ireland

26 Oct , 2017  

There is no doubting that Ireland has a vast number of highlight attractions and locations to visit and many traditional coach tours offer a whistle-stop journey to the best of these. But there is a lot more to enjoy and experience while holidaying in this beautiful European country if you travel by bicycle or on […]

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

A guide to expanding your cultural horizons

13 Oct , 2017  

Let me begin with a story of a trip, many years ago, to Africa. With time off between jobs, I decided on an extended solo adventure, travelling from Zimbabwe, through Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania and Kenya. I planned the trip over many weeks and read books about the countries, making a list of the must-see places. […]

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