Tips & advice, Walking

Tour du Mont Blanc Travel Guide

20 Jan , 2018  

Travelling to take on the challenge of the Tour du Mont Blanc could not be more straightforward. Les Houches is the gateway to your Tour du Mont Blanc Experience and is easily accessible from nearby Geneva. Below is a simple list of how to get to and from your start/end points. Getting to Les Houches/from […]

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Macs Adventure, Tips & advice, Walking

Weather Conditions on the Tour du Mont Blanc

19 Jan , 2018  

The Tour du Mont Blanc is one of the most exhilarating walks in Europe. It is a challenging walk that reveals Alpine splendour every step of the way, but it has a notoriously short season. There is basically one reason for this: Snow! Weather is one of the most frequently asked questions about the tour, so […]

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Macs Adventure, Staff, Tips & advice, Walking

3 Reasons to go Self-Guided in England

18 Jan , 2018  

Selfie at the end of my self-guided Cotswold Way.

This past fall, I discovered the sweet spot between structure and spontaneity. After working at Macs Adventure for a few months, I embarked on my first self-guided tour to learn why this style of travel offers the richest experience to travelers. My adventure took place on undeniably beautiful Cotswold Way in south central England. I’d […]

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Cycling, Macs Adventure, Staff, Tips & advice

Solo Biking the Danube: My Top 3 Takeaways

6 Jan , 2018  

Shan cycling in front of the Danube

On my first day of biking from Vienna to Budapest along the Danube Cycle Path, I was a bit nervous about undertaking the journey by myself. There were couples enjoying a scenic getaway, groups of friends enjoying an active reunion and families enjoying some quality time together along the Danube. I began to think, would […]

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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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Cycling, Leisure Cycling, Macs Adventure, Tips & advice

14 Essential Facts about Cycling Holidays

5 Jan , 2018  

Who are cycling holidays for? Cycling holidays are for everyone. There is no age barrier and no particularly strict fitness barriers. You could be relatively new to cycling, be a family with young children or someone returning to cycling in later life. Perhaps you’re already an accomplished cyclist, but you would like a holiday that […]

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Cycling, Leisure Cycling, Road Cycling, Tips & advice

E-bikes: Why it’s not cheating

5 Jan , 2018  

There’s a myth, most likely created by those that have never tried them, that e-biking is cheating. I disagree! Let me tell you why e-bikes are one of the best inventions of the 21st century. I love to ride my pedal-powered “ordinary” bike. It keeps me fit and offers an excellent form of transport for […]

Cycling, Macs Adventure, Tips & advice

Which Grade of Cycling Holiday is for me?

29 Dec , 2017  

Taking your next holiday by bike is a wonderful idea, but a significant commitment and we want to make sure you choose the trip that is perfect for you.  The grade of the trip is a great place to start.  This determines how tough the trip is going to be as you don’t want to head […]

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Camino, Macs Adventure, Tips & advice

Eating and Drinking on the Camino Frances – Sarria to Santiago

11 Dec , 2017  

I have recently joined a club whose alumni span centuries. Earlier this year I completed the final 100km of the Camino Frances, earning my Compostela from Santiago de Compostela cathedral. I could easily list through my personal highlights of the 7 Day walk, but I would ramble on for a long time (and probably will […]

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Camino, Macs Adventure, Tips & advice

Essential Phrases for the Camino de Santiago

8 Dec , 2017  

Learning the local language will definitely improve the quality of your trip. Being able to interact with local people, even if it is just the pleasantries, will make all the difference and in Spain, if you try to speak a few words of Spanish, you will be rewarded for your efforts. We would suggest getting […]

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