Post by: Sarah Stone

Macs Adventure, Trekking, Walking

Gran Paradiso National Park – the quiet side of the Alps

12 Mar , 2019  

Getting away from it all in the Alps can sometimes seem harder than it should. While we love the buzz and activity of popular mountain destinations like Chamonix, there is something to be said for finding a quiet hiking trail in the Alps. If this is what you are looking for, The Gran Paradiso National […]

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Macs Adventure, Walking

Where is the Black Forest?

11 Mar , 2019  

The Black Forest, Germany, can be found in the state of Baden-Württemberg, tucked away in the south west corner of the country, close to the border with France. The towns most associated with the Black Forest are the university town of Freiburg to the south and the fashionable resort town of Baden-Baden to the north; […]


Footwear & Shoes, Macs Adventure, Walking

Classic Tuscany – Shoes or Boots?

19 Jul , 2016  

There are so many footwear options at our disposal now it can be quite difficult to choose the right shoe for your walking holiday, you also have to consider the terrain on your chosen walking holiday. I am recently back from our fabulous new Classic Tuscany walking holiday and as this trip has very varied […]

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Tips & advice, Trekking, Walking

Getting to the Alta Via- An Adventure in itself!

23 Oct , 2015  

The Dolomites is not the easiest European mountain range to reach-unless you are travelling by car.  Perhaps this adds the charm and appeal for many people? As the saying goes- if it were easy, everyone would do it! To get to Lago di Braies, the start of the Alta Via 1, we recommend flying to […]


Macs Adventure

What to pack for the Alta Via 1

13 Oct , 2015  

I recently undertook the challenging Alta Via 1 trek through the stunning Italian Dolomites. The complete itinerary takes 11 nights, 10 days and 9 days of walking and involves classic hut to hut hiking along one of Italy’s most loved long distance trails. The magnificent, sometimes historical huts are located in the most picturesque locations, […]

Macs Adventure, Walking

Sophia’s Alpujarras Escape: Walking in Andalucia

7 Jul , 2015  

After a 2h30 drive from Malaga with the aircon on full blast, we pulled up into the tiny village square of Mairena and parked our hire car. Following the sign to Las Chimeneas, we trundled down an alleyway past the traditional white square houses up to the bright blue front door and into the refreshing […]


Totally in love with Tuscany

15 Jan , 2015  

Before ever setting foot in Tuscany, I already had a very clear image of what to expect: vast panoramas of rolling hills in a pallet of green and gold; fortified medieval towns perched  on hilltops; long lazy lunches on sun-dappled terraces with obligatory local red wine. Often such vivid expectations fall short in reality, but […]

Macs Adventure, Walking

Top tips for the trains and trails of the Cinque Terre

16 Oct , 2014  

Since becoming an official UNESCO World Heritage site in 1997, the five fishing villages of the Cinque Terre have become an iconic landmark of Italy. For hundreds of years these villages were only accessible by sea and by the mule trails that crisscross the cliffs of the villages and the surrounding coastline. Today this network […]

Macs Adventure, Walking

Top Five Morocco Highlights!

18 Oct , 2013  

A ten day walking trip in Morocco. One blog post. There’s only enough room for my top five highlights… 1. My Favourite Day! My favourite day was walking between the Trekking Lodge in Ait Aissi and Imlil. My guide, Abdul, was friendly and knowledgeable and seemed to know every person we passed. Walking through the […]


My Danube Cycling Adventure

7 Aug , 2013  

As a child, whizzing along down country lanes on my bike was arguably my first taste of freedom. The feeling of independence- no adults around!- is still linked in my mind to freewheeling down hills, and although I’ve not been on a bike regularly since I was a teenager, I was more than keen to […]