Health & Fitness, Macs Adventure

How to avoid the perils associated with ticks?

30 Aug , 2019  

While I am a huge fan of all things wild and wonderful and tend to spend much of my walking time studying the fauna, there is one family of animals that I do tend to shy away from, the ticks! While all wildlife has its attractions, the fact that ticks pose dangerous health risks is […]

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Health & Fitness, Macs Adventure, Tips & advice, Walking

Training Tips for the South West Coast Path – How Fit Should I Be?

1 Feb , 2019  

The South West of England is one of the most placid and wonderful regions in the whole country. The warm summers bring bustling life to the sleepy seaside towns. Surfers brave the breaks, couples walk along the long golden beaches and restauranteurs pick the best of the days catch. Walking the South West Coast Path […]

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Cycling, Health & Fitness, Tips & advice, Trail Running, Walking

Motivational tips to stay active in the winter

20 Nov , 2018  

Walking, cycling and running are always more comfortable in the spring and summer thanks to warmer and drier weather. But come the darker, damper and duller days of winter, it can be hard to motivate yourself to go outdoors. But staying indoors, out of the sunlight, for too long is not good for your health. […]

Adventure of the Week, Health & Fitness, Macs Adventure, Walking

Adventure of the Week: Walking and Wellness in the Black Forest

27 Jun , 2018  

The Black Forest. Either it conjures up images of rich, unctuous, Kirch-laden cake, or some kind of spooky, witch-filled fairytale land of darkness.  Well, while you can find both of these things if you really try, much of the Black Forest region could not be further from this. The Black Forest is a place to […]

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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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Health & Fitness, Tips & advice, Walking

Discover the brain-boosting benefits of walking

4 Apr , 2018  

Walking on the beach in the sunshine

It is the first Wednesday in April, which means it is National Walking Day in the US (although, it applies to everyone!). The American Heart Association sponsors this day to remind everyone about the health benefits and the importance of taking a walk. We’ve come across three new pieces of research that reveal how walking more, especially […]

Health & Fitness, Tips & advice, Walking

How fit should I be for a walking trip in the Cotswolds?

6 Feb , 2018  

The Cotswolds is the most extensive designated Area of Natural Beauty in England which makes it a honeypot for walkers. Here at Macs Adventure, we have devised several different walking itineraries in the Cotswolds so that you can get the best out of the area while having varying levels of fitness. If you do not […]

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Cycling, Health & Fitness, Leisure Cycling, Tips & advice

How fit do I need to be for a cycling holiday?

5 Jan , 2018  

A cycling holiday can be as leisurely or full-on as you like, which means there are different fitness requirements for your trip of choice. General tips are that you should have spent some time on a bike – similar to the one you will be riding – before setting off on your cycling holiday. This […]

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Health & Fitness, Tips & advice, Walking

Tips for Walking in the Heat

2 Oct , 2017  

With a week to go before my Macs Adventure: Classic Tuscany FAM trip I found myself doing what almost every person does before they go on holiday…check the weather! Opening Google I type in “Weather in Tuscany, Italy….” and await the page loading and I am already anticipating seeing a perfect line of matching Suns […]

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Health & Fitness, Macs Adventure, Walking

10 Reasons to Take a Hike (All the Way Across England)

29 May , 2017  

Coast to Coast, Coast to Coast Walk, Walking the Coast to Coast, Walking holidays England, walking holidays in England

Why would anyone embark on a challenging walking adventure? And why on earth would you want to walk almost 200 miles on your holiday, when you could sit back and relax instead? These are some of the questions Macs Adventure customers may get asked by friends and family when booking one of our walking or cycling holidays. So […]

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