Post by: Frances McCann

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5 Great Reads for Those Who Love Adventure!

26 Aug , 2019  

Whilst it’s always important to pack a great book (or load your kindle/other bit of reading tech) when you head off on your travels, reading can also get you in the mood for adventures. Inspiring stories can motivate you to be your best self, to explore, to discover, and to re-assess your priorities. Here are […]

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Adventure of the Week: Great Glen Escape

31 Jul , 2019  

Fort Augustus Canal Lock

Sometimes, great adventures come in small packages. The Great Glen Way Escape is a short but sweet version of the full 79 mile Great Glen Way, taking in the highlights of the historic region in 4 nights (with 3 days of walking). In a nutshell: Where: Scotland’s Great Glen is a geological fault-line which runs […]

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Adventure of the Week: Queen Charlotte Track

24 Jul , 2019  

Hikers on the Queen Charlotte Track, New Zealand

New Zealand is a country on every adventure-seeker’s agenda. The Queen Charlotte Track is a walk of unsurpassed coastal beauty, in one of the most scenic countries in the world. This trek above the Marlborough Sounds is picturesque beyond belief. From the first day, when you will arrive by boat to Ship Cove to begin […]

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Adventure of the Week: The Alta Via 1

17 Jul , 2019  

Hiker admiring the views on the Alta Via 1

In Italy’s Dolomites range, soaring limestone towers reflect the golden glow of the sun, and green plateaus contrast with asperous scree. This is a showstopping European mountain range, which although adjacent, feels a world apart from the perhaps more “stereotypical” snow-capped peaks of the French & Swiss Alps. The Dolomites range is famed for its […]

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Adventure of the Week – Complete Tour du Mont Blanc in Comfort

23 Jan , 2019  

Europe’s classic long-distance trek the Tour du Mont Blanc passes through 3 countries and provides superb mountain views of the Mont Blanc Massif and the surrounding valleys. This version of the Tour du Mont Blanc is perfect for those who want to enjoy all of the Tour du Mont Blanc whilst staying in comfortable accommodations. In a […]

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Which Camino is for you? Our “just for fun” quiz

5 Dec , 2018  

Many people refer to the “French way“, the Camino Frances from St Jean Pied de Port on the French & Spanish border, as “the Camino”, but the Camino de Santiago is in fact a network of routes from all over Europe and beyond which lead to Santiago de Compostela. Try a fun quiz to find […]

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

26 Sep , 2018  

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 an Official Inca Trail Permit to walk the trail. The Peruvian authorities release a limited number of Inca Trail […]

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Tour du Mont Blanc: The Best Moments of 2018

20 Sep , 2018  

Yoga on the Tour du Mont Blanc

The Tour du Mont Blanc is our number one Alpine trek. A circuit around the iconic Mont Blanc, through France, Switzerland and Italy, on foot and on top of the world. We encourage our adventurous community share their favourite trip moments as part of our #MacsMoment contest, and have been overwhelmed by the fantastic entries […]

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West Highland Way: The Best moments of 2018

14 Sep , 2018  

Sore feet statue west highland way

Scotland’s favourite hiking trail, the West Highland Way, is a 96 mile adventure on foot from the edge of Glasgow’s urban sprawl into the wild Highlands, and onward to the west coast of Scotland in Fort William. Each year we organise 1000s of walkers’ trips on the West Highland Way, and encourage our hikers to […]

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Adventure of the Week: Portofino, Cinque Terre and Portovenere

5 Sep , 2018  

Portofino

The world is full of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, from ancient Greek temples to the Frey Bentos Factory in Uruguay, but you are unlikely to find any more colourful and vibrant than five little villages in Liguria. Less of a set trail, and more a collection of everything wonderful about life on foot, join up […]

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