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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Tips & advice, Trekking, Walking

How to avoid altitude sickness

26 Mar , 2015  

Altitude sickness usually occurs at heights of more than 2,430m (8,000ft) and can affect anyone, fit or unfit, experienced or not. It is usually avoidable if you take the correct steps. The aim of this article is to give you the best chance of enjoying a trip that includes higher altitudes, such as Peru’s Salkantay Rek […]

Macs Adventure, Trekking, Walking

Trekking in Style and Comfort in Nepal

8 Mar , 2015  

The Himalayas have long been thought of as one of the remotest places to travel to in the world – indeed what else would you expect of the highest mountain range on the planet? And, whilst this perception is still true, increased interest in trekking in this region has prompted a new form of trekking […]

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Macs Adventure, Trekking, Walking

10 must haves for Trekking in Nepal

5 Mar , 2015  

Packing for a walking holiday can be hectic enough, without having to factor in the cultural and practical differences that travelling to some countries entails. Here’s a wee list to make your preparations slightly easier! 1. Kitbag Because porters will be carrying your main bag whilst you are trekking, it is important that it is […]

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Trekking

Andy’s Trip on the Walker’s Haute Route

23 Feb , 2015   Video

Andy and his mate John walked the Walker’s Haute Route from Chamonix to Zermatt. Macs Adventure have a selection of itineraries to let you choose the perfect tour on the route often voted as one of the world’s top walks. It is chock full of glorious mountain vistas, crisp air, challenging terrain, and a truly rewarding experience […]

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Kit Guide, Trekking, Walking

10 more top phone apps for walkers

13 Feb , 2015  

Smartphones, Tablets and their associated apps have become a travelling essential.  From translation services to working out currency exchange. From picking up an Uber in L.A to using Google Maps to find your hotel, we almost can’t live without our Apps when we go travelling. While you can’t beat a map for proper old-fashioned route […]

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Kit Guide, Trekking, Walking

How to avoid blisters on a walking holiday

6 Feb , 2015  

If you are worried about blisters from walking boots while on holiday, here are 10 top tips for avoidance. It is far better to avoid blisters than to have to treat them. All mod-cons: Gone are the days of hiking boots that are so stiff and uncomfortable that they take years – and a lot […]

Trekking, Walking

Walk of the Week: Walking in La Gomera, Spain

10 Sep , 2014  

Welcome to this week’s, Walk of the Week. Not that we wish to cast a cloud over the end of the summer, but winter is coming and with that prospect looming on the horizon we thought that this week we would focus on our most popular Winter Sun destination.  The Canary Isles are well known […]

Camino, Trekking, Walking, West Highland Way

Our Top Ten Bucket List Walking & Cycling Adventures

3 Jan , 2013  

I know it’s a cliché but the New Year is a great time to look ahead and dream about, plan or perhaps even book your next adventure. With this in mind the team at Macs sat down and after hours of debate we have settled on our top 10 bucket list adventures. 1.   The Camino de […]

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Trekking, Walking

Top 5 Hut to Hut Hikes

7 Dec , 2012  

Hiking in some of Europe’s highest mountains is difficult to beat. The fabulous scenery, aerial views and the rewards of sometimes challenging day treks reveal a trekking holiday that will bring long-lasting memories. On such holidays, lifetime friends are often made and many people discover a life-long yearning to pursue other similar routes. The traditional […]

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