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

The health benefits of being outdoors

14 Aug , 2016  

John Muir Knew

Spending time in nature isn’t a luxury: it’s essential Even the calmest and most level-headed people suffer from stress on occasion, and it is no wonder, as we live in a stressful world. The cardiovascular benefits of being active in nature are clear. But what are the effects of walking and cycling in an area […]

Cycling, Trekking, Walking, West Highland Way

8 ideas for your 2016 holiday bucket list

24 Dec , 2015  

So many people now have a bucket list of trips that they would like to take and places they would like to see. Here are eight great walking and cycling trips to add to your bucket list in 2016. Tour du Mont Blanc Acclaimed as Europe’s best alpine trek the walk, the route circles the epic […]

Cycling, Discovery, Kit Guide, Trekking, Walking

Great gadget: LifeStraw Steel personal water filter

17 Dec , 2015  

LifeStraw started out by making water filters for people in developing countries, where clean water is often scarce. They then moved into the outdoors and adventure market, recognising that walkers, runners, campers and cyclists might also make good use of a water bottle with a filter. Now, in celebration of LifeStraw’s 10th anniversary, the Swiss […]

Macs Adventure, Trekking, Walking

Travelling to Nepal – After the Earthquakes

10 Nov , 2015  

Nepal continues to recover and rebuild following the devastating earthquakes of April & May 2015, and remains one of the world’s most magical destinations, with a strengthened heart and soul which any adventurer should experience at least once. In October 2015, experts gave the green light for travellers to return, and the FCO advice on […]

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Tips & advice, Trekking, Walking

Getting to the Alta Via- An Adventure in itself!

23 Oct , 2015  

The Dolomites is not the easiest European mountain range to reach-unless you are travelling by car.  Perhaps this adds the charm and appeal for many people? As the saying goes- if it were easy, everyone would do it! To get to Lago di Braies, the start of the Alta Via 1, we recommend flying to […]

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Trekking, Walking

Top of the World on the Dolomites Alta Via 1 Classic

13 Oct , 2015  

Alta Via 1 views.

The Alta Via 1 is one of the most celebrated long distance walks in Europe and this version involves 8 days of walking, from refuge to refuge, carrying all your gear. I fly into Venice, then it’s a bus journey to Cortina and then two further buses to the start of Alta Via 1 Classic.  […]

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Discovery, Trekking, Walking

10 reasons to visit Patagonia

25 Aug , 2015  

Patagonia is a region at the southern end of South America, shared by the countries of Argentina and Chile. It is a place of immense beauty and the ideal destination for exploring on foot. Here we reveal 10 of the best attractions on a walking holiday in Patagonia. For fabulous landscapes: Patagonia is home to […]

Kit Guide, Trekking, Walking

Kit review: Montane Allez Micro hoodie

8 Jul , 2015  

A new base-layer by Montane could be just the thing for packing in your walking holiday suitcase. The Allez Micro hoodie ticks all the right boxes for versatility, warmth-to-weight ratios, breathability and good looks. It also comes in male and female fit and in a range of appealing colours. The hoodie can be worn against […]

Trekking

Nepal Earthquake Emergency Appeals

27 Apr , 2015  

Prayer Wheels Nepal

We are deeply shocked and saddened by the worsening updates on conditions following the devastating earthquake in Nepal on Saturday April 25th, which has affected Kathmandu, Pokhara, and many remote mountain regions including Everest Base Camp. Update 12 May 2015: Another major earthquake has affected the area. If you’d like donate to the emergency appeals, […]

Macs Adventure, Trekking, Walking

Walk of the Week: The Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu

8 Apr , 2015   Gallery

How about one of National Geographic Magazine’s ‘Best 25 Treks in the World’ for this week’s Walk of the Week? This feature gives a little bit of the limelight to some of our favourite walking trails, and this one, the Salkantay Trek, is one of those “tick off the list” lifetime achievements. In a Nutshell […]

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