Discovery, Macs Adventure, Walking

Why Provence is a walker’s paradise

23 Mar , 2018  

Town-to-town walking was a new concept to me prior to starting at Macs. My idea of adventuring had always been of a more mountainous nature. The Classic Provence town-to-town walking experience was a refreshing change of perspective for what traveling adventurously could mean.   The Luberon To drive in between the quaint hilltop towns, it […]

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Macs Adventure, Staff, Tips & advice, Walking

3 Takeaways from My Self-Guided Tour du Mont Blanc

7 Feb , 2018  

Toddler being carried through mountain valley.

Hiking in the Alps always seemed like a far-flung dream to my wife, Kelly, and I. New jobs, a cross-country move, and the birth of our son always seemed to put that dream just out of reach. When I started working at Macs, however, I realized there was no reason to put off the trip […]

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Kit Guide, Macs Adventure, Tips & advice, Walking

Packing List for the Tour du Mont Blanc

22 Jan , 2018  

A multi-day hike through three countries, high in the Alps can be a daunting prospect for those who love an organised suitcase! This advice and the packing list below should hopefully help you avoid panic packing an unnecessarily heavy bag and have you adventuring happy (and with everything you need). What Bag? You’ll need two […]

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Tips & advice, Walking

Which Tour du Mont Blanc Trip is Right For Me?

21 Jan , 2018  

The Tour du Mont Blanc is a bucket-list hike for many walkers and rightly so. The 170km tour, with 10km of ascent and descent, follows a stunningly scenic route around the Mont Blanc massif and through France, Italy and Switzerland.   Walkers hike between accommodations, and Macs Adventure offer baggage transfer each day to make […]

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Adventure of the Week, Camino, Macs Adventure, Walking

Adventure of the Week: Camino le Puy Way

19 Jul , 2017  

Le Puy en Velay

As an alternative to walking the most popular Spanish section of the Camino de Santiago, walk through rural France to St Jean Pied de Port (instead of from it!). In a nutshell Get back to the authentic roots of the world renowned journey of body & mind, walking the Camino le Puy Route (also known […]

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Adventure of the Week, Cycling, Discovery, Walking

Hotspots for adventure in France

14 Jul , 2017  

France offers a country of diverse terrains, from valleys to mountains, and a fabulous coastline. Discover some of the best places for enjoying an adventure. Eiffel Tower Of course, you can take the lift up to the top of the famous 324m Eiffel Tower in Paris but for more of an adventure why not walk […]

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Adventure of the Week, Macs Adventure, Walking

Adventure of the week – Burgundy vineyard trails

12 Jul , 2017  

Château and vineyards, Burgundy

Looking for stunning landscapes, vineyards, exquisite food and the best wines? Look no further, we’ve got the right walking trip for you. In a nutshell Discover the best of Burgundy walking from Dijon to Meursault, stopping along the way for tastings in local caves and relax at the end of the day in charming hotels […]

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Cycling, Macs Adventure, Tips & advice

5 Tips for Taking a Toddler on a Family Cycling Holiday

18 May , 2017  

Cycling with family in the Loire Valley

I admit, half way through packing for my first overseas family holiday with a child in tow, I did question our sanity in selecting a cycling holiday! However I think it’s only natural to be a little daunted by travel with little ones, and I learned a few things on our travels which I hope will […]

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Cycling, Discovery, Walking

France or Wales?

18 Mar , 2017  

Over the course of the 6 Nations, considered by many to be rugby’s greatest championship, we have been comparing some of our favourite walking and cycling tours located in the competing nations: Scotland, England, Wales, Ireland, France & Italy.  France v Wales   France: Carcassonne & Cathar Trails Make your way on foot from the fortified […]

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Adventure of the Week, Walking

Adventure of the Week – Classic Tour du Mont Blanc in Comfort

23 Feb , 2017  

Europe’s classic long distance trek the Tour du Mont Blanc passes through 3 countries and provides superb mountain views of the Mont Blanc Massif and the surrounding valleys. This version of the Tour du Mont Blanc is perfect for those who want to enjoy all of the Tour du Mont Blanc whilst staying in comfortable accommodations. In […]

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