Camino

Camino Primitivo, Via de la Plata & Inglés Travel Guide

10 Feb , 2015  

Overview Here at Macs Adventure we appreciate that our customers have very busy lives.  Planning any adventure takes a lot of time and patience, therefore we have we have put together a travel blog which will hopefully take the hassle off you and help in the initial planning stages of this once in a lifetime journey! […]

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Macs Adventure, Walking

Croagh Patrick: Wear boots or be prepared to fall over.

6 Feb , 2015  

This conical/pyramid shaped Holy mountain stands out distinctly for miles around within the surrounding landscapes. At half the height of Ben Nevis, it can be climbed easily in half a day. Though the hardiest pilgrims go bare foot everybody wore footwear of all types, from boots to flip flops, on the June day we climbed […]

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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 […]

Macs Adventure, Walk of the Week, Walking

Walk of the Week – Chile’s W-Trek

4 Feb , 2015  

Welcome to Walk of the Week, where we highlight our old favourites and hidden gems to offer walking inspiration to all. This week, we head to Chile on the Torres del Paine W-Trek, so named because its route is shaped like a W. You’ll really feel like you are heading to the end of the […]

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Cycling, Kit Guide, Mountain Biking

Should I hire a bike or take my own on holiday?

29 Jan , 2015  

  If you are planning to set off on a cycling holiday, is it better to take your own bike with you or hire one when you get there? This is a question often asked by cyclists who book a Macs Adventure cycle tour. To be honest, there isn’t a definitive answer. The solution will depend […]

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Walk of the Week, Walking

Walk of the Week – The Dachstein Alpine Circuit

29 Jan , 2015  

For this weeks Walk of the Week, we are going back to the Alps.  While French, Swiss and Italian Alpine adventures are the big sell, poor Austria often gets overlooked.  However it is every bit as jaw-dropping, welcoming and well-marked and from past experience, even seems to be a bit cheaper for food and drink.   […]

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Discovery

Top Scottish food & drink bucket list

28 Jan , 2015   Gallery

This year is Scotland’s year of Food and Drink. The country is famed for its natural larder, award-winning restaurants and drinks and many other taste sensations. How many of these 27 must-tastes will you tick off in 2015? Eat a real Arbroath Smokie. Suck on a Soor Ploome (that’s a bright green, sour plum flavoured […]

Kit Guide

Great kit: Ultra lightweight insulated jackets

26 Jan , 2015  

One of the biggest advances in outdoors clothing in recent years has been lightweight insulated jackets. We have written about a number of these before. See: Six lightweight insulated jackets and Jottnar Alfar mid-layer jacket. This season, lightweight has been up-dated with “ultra” lightweight. Many brands have been busy bringing out even lighter insulated jackets that they […]

Camino

Walking the Camino Frances – Leon to Santiago de Compostela

23 Jan , 2015   Video

Leon Cathedral

When I was asked to go and experience the Camino Frances I was over the moon, I was desperate to get out there and find out just what I was missing! The adventure began in Leon which is a beautiful historic city, visiting the old part of town where the cathedral is located is a […]

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Cycling, Kit Guide

What rucksack do I take on a cycling holiday?

22 Jan , 2015  

A self-guided cycling holiday with Macs Adventure has the benefit of luggage transport between accommodations (so there is no need to ride with heavy panniers). But it is still useful to carry a smaller rucksack with you each day. You might want to carry a spare layer or a waterproof jacket, map, guide notes, snacks, […]