Camino, Cycling, Discovery, Walking

La joie de vivre – 7 ways to experience France

20 Mar , 2018  

7 Ways to Experience France

There is no doubting the appeal of France among our customers – and the latest figures from the United Nations World Tourism Organisation underline the European country’s appeal. France is by far the world’s most visited country, recording 83.7 million visitors at the last count in 2014, and well above the second placed US with […]

Discovery, Walking

How to celebrate St Patrick’s Day

17 Mar , 2018  

St Patrick’s Day Today, March 17, is St Patrick’s Day. Let’s start with the who, hows and whys, so you know what it is that is being celebrated! St Patrick is claimed to be the patron saint of Ireland, and the saint who brought Christianity to Ireland. It’s thought he died on March 17 sometime […]

Discovery, Walking

Highlights of the North Coast 500

21 Feb , 2018  

The North Coast 500 (NC500) route is Scotland’s answer to the famous American Route 66. Starting and finishing in Inverness, the route takes in just over 500 miles of fabulous north-west Scotland scenery and numerous attractions. The circular route can be completed clockwise or anti-clockwise and meanders through the counties of Caithness, Sutherland and Ross-shire. […]

Cycling, Discovery, Macs Adventure, Walking

Falling in love with adventure travel

14 Feb , 2018  

Wandering the unfamiliar streets, feeling the sun warm me as it wrapped the beautiful old crumbling buildings in morning glow, that was the moment I fell in love.  Standing alone in the middle of an old courtyard, long since forgotten, with a few locals waking up and the sounds of the trickling fountain disturbing the […]

Discovery, Tips & advice, Walking

20 interesting facts about Mont Blanc

26 Jan , 2018  

The sight of mighty Mont Blanc is breath-taking and many travellers are keen to see the stunning French mountain during a trip to the Alps. Walkers can complete on the famous Tour du Mont Blanc, a classic circuit of the Mont Blanc massif, while more experienced climbers may be keen to reach the summit. Here we […]

Cycling, Discovery, Tips & advice, Walking

18 things to know about Robert Burns

25 Jan , 2018  

Today, 25th January 2017, the birthday of Scotland’s most famous poet Robert Burns is celebrated with Burns Night. The traditional supper includes a meal of haggis, neeps and tatties, whisky and reciting poetry written by the 18th century poet. Here we reveal 18 interesting facts about Robert Burns. 1 Robert Burns was born on January […]

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Discovery, Macs Adventure, Tips & advice, Walking

Is the Via Francigena next on your adventure bucket list?

22 Jan , 2018  

  I had never heard of the “Via Francigena” before starting work at Macs. As an Italy enthusiast always looking for the next area to explore I couldn’t believe how little is written about this trail.  An 1800 km pilgrim trail from Canterbury to Rome, down through Switzerland, over the Alps via the Great St Bernard […]

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 […]

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 […]