Discovery, Macs Adventure, Tips & advice

New Zealand Travel Tips

20 May , 2019  

New Zealand is the place to admire unspoiled natural wonders, explore adventure-filled cities and soak up the relaxed culture and slow pace of life. Travelling that far afield a trip to NZ is often part of a much larger trip.  There is a lot to fit into 2-3 weeks so it can be over-whelming. Here’s […]

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Discovery, Macs Adventure, Walking

Friluftsliv: A Norwegian Philosophy

16 Apr , 2019  

Time spent in nature is considered to be extremely important in Norway. This becomes apparent when walking on a Norwegian trail where you will regularly receive a cheerful ‘hei-hei’ from a diverse range of people; from city dwellers to locals both young and old. This ingrained appreciation of, and curiosity in the outdoors is encouraged from an early age and cited as […]

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Adventure of the Week, Discovery, Walking

Adventure of the Week – Via Francigena

10 Apr , 2019  

iew of Rome from Riserva Naturale di Monte Marion the Via Francigena.

The Via Francigena is an ancient pilgrimage route which, since medieval times, has connected Canterbury in the southeast of England to Rome. Macs Adventure’s take on the Via Francigena begins in the heart of the Alps on the Swiss border before taking pilgrims on an exhilarating tour through the unique Italian regions. With BBC2 currently […]

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Adventure of the Week, Discovery, Macs Adventure

Adventure of the Week: Quito and the Andean Highlands

27 Mar , 2019  

There are some classic big walks in the world, the ones that adorn the glossy coffee table books. While we know them all intimately and love them dearly, our Product Team is constantly in search of trips that are a bit off the beaten path. Places where you can achieve the same sense of wonder, […]

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Discovery, Macs Adventure, Walking

5 Reasons to go walking in New Zealand

20 Nov , 2018  

New Zealand is a country of dreams. Known as the adventure capital of the world, the home of Lord of The Rings and an adventurer’s playground. It’s no surprise New Zealand is on everyone’s bucket list. As well as thrill seekers, those looking for an outdoor hiking experience also flock here. With some of the […]

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Cycling, Discovery, Macs Adventure

Five Top Things to do in Cornwall

15 Nov , 2018  

Cornwall, renowned for its sparkling blue seas, rugged coastline, wooded valleys and industrial heritage. I cycled round Cornwall in May; starting in Bodmin, I cycled through the Luxulyan Valley along the Cornish way, stopping off in Mevagissey, Truro, taking in the surfer’s paradise of Newquay and then the cosmopolitan harbour town of Padstow, before returning […]

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Discovery, Macs Adventure, Walking

The Perfect Trip to Ecuador

18 Jul , 2018  

Alec in Ecuador's Highlands

Exploring Cotopaxi, the Avenue of the Volcanoes, and Ecuador’s Highlands was a dream adventure for me. I work with a team who create such adventures every day, and when offered the opportunity to help build incredible trips to Ecuador, well, I didn’t have to be asked twice. So, I set off to fine tune the details […]

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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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Cycling, Discovery, Health & Fitness, Tips & advice, Walking

Green Travel: A Guide to Travelling Responsibly

5 Jun , 2018  

Most people are aware of their responsibility towards the environment and their local community in their daily lives. But, then, when it comes to planning a holiday, excitement and aspirations can get in the way of thinking about environmental responsibilities. Green travel can be a tough nut to crack, but with a few simple tips, […]

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Discovery, Macs Adventure, Walking, West Highland Way

The West Highland Escape – the perfect walking trip for beginners

4 May , 2018  

West Highland Way on the Devils Staircase

Before we start… Before we start, I must tell you that before this trip I had never been on a walking tour before or walked 60 km in three days…so I was kind of scared and very excited at the same time when I found out that I was going on a trip to the […]