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

A guide to exploring Poldark’s Cornwall

26 Jun , 2018  

Cornwall’s stunning coastline is a much-beloved walking destination among the Macs Adventure staff. When walking over the South West Coast Path (SWCP), you’ll encounter a variety of landscapes along the way such as countless hidden coves, high cliffs, quaint villages, and old Mining estates. No wonder then that this beautiful English area is the backdrop […]

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

Nepal Stories: the Faces Among the Mountains

8 Jun , 2018  

Nepal is known as the land of giants. Where the adventurous come to conquer mountains, which include the highest in the world, the mighty Himalayas. While the draw of raw adventure, challenging peaks and personal accomplishments bring travellers here, they often leave talking about the locals who walk among the mountains. Go beyond the guidebooks […]

Culture & History, Macs Adventure, Walking

Walking the Thames Path

1 Jun , 2018  

The Thames, Britain’s most iconic river begins at its rural source in the Cotswolds and finishes in the heart of London. Why should you walk this National Trail? For its contrasting landscapes The river passes through remote countryside, small villages, large towns and through the centre of London. Therefore, if you choose to walk the […]

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Adventure of the Week, Culture & History, Macs Adventure, Walk of the Week, Walking

Adventure of the Week – Speyside Whisky Trail

16 May , 2018  

May is a big month for lovers of a single malt,  May 19th is World Whisky Day. It may come as no surprise then that May is our busiest month for that fine combination of passions – walking, whisky, and the Scottish Highlands. That’s why this week, we’re looking towards the Speyside Whisky Trail for […]

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Culture & History, Discovery, Macs Adventure, Walking

Puglia, Land of the Olive Tree

3 Apr , 2018  

Puglia Trulli Houses

Most people today understand that oil is a strategic commodity that requires infrastructure, investment and global markets. What we recognise as the petroleum industry has existed for only two centuries, but olive oil was produced by our earliest civilisations. The requirements for olive oil production mirror those of modern petroleum and to visit Puglia is […]

Accommodation, Culture & History, Macs Adventure, Tips & advice

5 of the Best Villages in the Cotswolds

16 Feb , 2018  

Broadway

The Cotswolds are renowned for many things. The rolling, emerald-green countryside, the fresh, tasty local produce and of course, the villages. While our variety of tours take in many lovely villages in the Cotswolds, here are our five favourites. 1. Bourton-on-the-Water Bourton-on-the-Water is known locally as the Venice of the Cotswolds.  Sitting on River Windrush, […]

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Culture & History, Macs Adventure, Walking

Brittany: France’s Hidden Gem

20 Dec , 2017  

This August I travelled to Brittany to path-find a new trip that has recently been added to the Macs Adventure collection: The Best of Brittany Granite Coast. I took my father on this adventure to discover this area together as we both knew very little about it. He has been a loyal travelling partner of […]

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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 […]

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 […]