Adventure of the Week, Culture & History, Macs Adventure, Walk of the Week, Walking

Adventure of the Week – Speyside Whisky Trail

16 May , 2018  

May is a big month for lovers of a single malt,  May 19th is World Whisky Day. It may come as no surprise then that May is our busiest month for that fine combination of passions – walking, whisky, and the Scottish Highlands. That’s why this week, we’re looking towards the Speyside Whisky Trail for […]

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Walk of the Week, Walking

Walk of the Week: Walking the Sognefjord

29 Dec , 2016  

In a country full of fjords the Sognefjord is the longest and deepest. Stretching 205 kilometres inland from the North Sea, the Sognefjord is known in Norway as the ‘king of fjords’. The scenery here is varied, but mostly rugged; at some points steep cliffs rise to heights over 1000 metres on either side, at others the […]

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Walk of the Week: Dolomites Alta Via 1 Complete

21 Dec , 2016  

Italy’s Alta Via 1 is a classic long distance trek through the Dolomites mountain range in the northeast of Italy. The route cuts through the spectacular limestone peaks on high mountain paths that link the traditional mountain accommodation known as ‘rifugi’ together. The remote refugi of the Alta Via 1 offer spectacular views, and have been […]

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Discovery, Walk of the Week, Walking

Walk of the Week: Kumano Kodo Trail

14 Dec , 2016  

The Kumano Kodo are a series of 5 pilgrimage routes that lead to the three Grand Shrines of Kumano. The Kumano area of the Kii peninsula has been a centre of Shugendo practice for centuries and the remote region remains largely undeveloped with deep valleys, thick forests and rugged mountains. Our walking tour follows the Nakahechi route which winds […]

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Walk of the Week: Madeira – The Flower Island

6 Dec , 2016  

Year-round sunshine warms the lush green island of Madeira which is much closer to Africa than it is to Europe – even though it is a part of Portugal. The island is brimming with tropical plants and beautiful flowers which bloom around the network of waterways known as ‘levadas’ that traverse the island. The rugged coastline with […]

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Walk of the Week: Mountains & Lakes of the Julian Alps

30 Nov , 2016  

MacsMoment photo in Slovenia

Head to Slovenia for an alternative Alpine experience. The Via Alpina through the Mountains & Lakes of the Julian Alps blends all the best elements of any Alpine walking experience (snow capped peaks, flower filled meadows, deep gorges and blue-green glacial lakes) with unique traditions, food, history, and a vibrant folk culture. In a Nutshell […]

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Discovery, Walk of the Week, Walking

Walk of the Week: The King Ludwig Way

23 Nov , 2016  

Ludwig II was 18 when he became king of the independent kingdom of Bavaria. The eccentric king, who became known as the ‘Mad King’, was never interested in the affairs of state, and instead preferred to focus on music, medieval legends, and architecture. During his 20 year reign he commissioned the building of a number of lavish palaces and castles, including the […]

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Walk of the week: South Greenland Adventure

16 Nov , 2016  

Greenland is a place that conjures up so many emotions and creates amazing memories. It’s a destination for adventure, once-in-a-lifetime experiences, fabulous landscapes and spectacular sights. Find out why we have chosen it as our walk of the week. Where is Greenland? Greenland is a large island – and an autonomous Danish territory – located […]

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Walk of the Week: Saxon & Bohemian Switzerland

2 Nov , 2016  

This week’s wanderlust-inducing Walk of the Week is set in Germany’s Elbe valley. An area that was popularised in the first half of the 19th century by the artists of Germany’s Romantic School such as Caspar David Friedrich. The Saxon & Bohemian Switzerland walking tour is an 7 night adventure into the heart of the area’s unique topography.  […]

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Walk of the Week: South West Coast Path – Padstow to St. Ives

26 Oct , 2016  

Initially the South West Coast Path was used by the coastguard to combat smugglers off the south west peninsula during the 18th Century. The coastguard would regularly check every inlet and cranny, therefore their cliff-top walk became well established. In full the path measures 630 miles long and is the UK’s longest national trail. This week we look at […]