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

Training Tips for the South West Coast Path – How Fit Should I Be?

1 Feb , 2019  

The South West of England is one of the most placid and wonderful regions in the whole country. The warm summers bring bustling life to the sleepy seaside towns. Surfers brave the breaks, couples walk along the long golden beaches and restauranteurs pick the best of the days catch. Walking the South West Coast Path […]

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Macs Adventure, Tips & advice, Walking

How fit should I be for walking the Coast to Coast?

22 Feb , 2018  

Walking Alfred Wainwright’s Coast to Coast trip is not to be undertaken lightly.  It is not a simple stroll in the park, but it is also not Mount Everest, so don’t panic. Having a reasonable level of fitness makes any walking holiday much more enjoyable. Rather than wondering if you will make it to your […]

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Macs Adventure, News, Staff

My New Year’s Resolutions, and 5 Inspiring Adventures for 2018!

21 Dec , 2017  

Lis in Cornwall

December is a great time to reflect on what you have achieved over the past year. However, it is also an excellent time to look ahead and decide on what you’d like to achieve in 2018. New Year’s Resolutions, of course, are a good way to set some goals for yourself. Perhaps you’d like to […]


Health & Fitness, Macs Adventure, Tips & advice, Walking, West Highland Way

These Quick Training Tips Will Get You On Your (West Highland) Way

15 Mar , 2017  

Once you’ve committed to the challenge, the 96 miles of the West Highland Way can suddenly seem like a daunting prospect but don’t fret, the trail is non-technical, well way-marked, and very achievable for walkers of all levels. The key is to select the appropriate West Highland Way itinerary for you, taking into account your […]

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Cycling, Tips & advice

How to prepare for your first road cycling holiday

10 Jan , 2017  

Cycling is fast growing in popularity, with many more people joining the revolution of recent years and using a bicycle as a mode of transport: whether for commuting to the office, to keep fit or for holiday tours. Macs Bike sell a range of cycling tours, from family friendly cycling holidays to mountain biking trips to road cycling […]

Health & Fitness, Tips & advice, Walking

How to Get Fit for a Walking Holiday in 2017

6 Jan , 2017  

Walking is one of the easiest and most accessible ways to get fit – and offers an excellent way to enjoy a holiday with friends or family. If you are keen to book a walking holiday, or have a long distance trail planned, pledge to get a little fitter and enjoy more walking. Here we […]

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How to cycle longer (and easier)

13 Oct , 2015  

Bike Wheels

We recently blogged about a new route planner that will help cycle tourers to find the best route for the easiest bike ride from A to B. But this is still in development and in the meantime you might be wondering how you can ride further but without becoming so exhausted. Perhaps you have just started […]


Cycle training for women

11 Jul , 2013  

All the surveys and stats show that many more women are getting on their bikes. From commuters to mum and kids in bike seats, and from leisurely riders to track addicts, the numbers of women on two wheels is fast growing. Many women are also choosing to cycle with all-female groups. And why not? Traditional […]

Walking, West Highland Way

How to get fit for a walking holiday

26 Jun , 2013  

All the research shows that walking is an easy and highly accessible way to get fit. Walking is great for cardiovascular and muscular fitness and has been found to ward off depression and dementia. So, if you’re looking for a holiday that finds you returning fitter than when you went (when does that ever happen […]