Adventure of the Week, Walking

How fit do I need to be for the Tour du Mont Blanc?

20 Jan , 2018  

Acclaimed as one of Europe’s best Alpine treks, the Tour du Mont Blanc is on the bucket list of many walkers. But so many people are put off the higher-level hiking tour because they worry they will not be fit enough, however with such a broad range of itineraries Macs Adventure is allowing increasing numbers […]

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Macs Adventure, Walking, West Highland Way

Giving Back to our Most Walked Way

7 Nov , 2017  

West Highland Way

Two weeks ago, twelve Macs staff began the work day a little different. Instead of heading into the office, we donned our best wet-weather gear, stocked ourselves with bin bags and litter pickers, and headed out for a hike. This past year, Macs Adventure helped put 1,897 pairs of boots on the West Highland Way. […]

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Drive & hike, Macs Adventure, Tips & advice, Walking

Favourite Finds on the North Coast 500

21 Aug , 2017  

Torridon Walks

Scotland’s Northern Highlands are perhaps the wildest, most dramatic cross-section of the entire country, and the now-famous North Coast 500 road trip provides direct access to this remote landscape. If you happen to be experiencing the route on a drive and hike tour, you’ll find your itinerary packed full as you attempt to artfully balance the […]

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Macs Adventure, Staff, Tips & advice

Macs Weekend Away: A Winter Skills Adventure

12 Mar , 2017  

Winter hiking in the Cairngorms.

It was halfway through our first day on the Macs Adventure winter skills weekend in the Cairngorms when our instructor, Matt, explained the difference between type one and type two fun.  Type one is the kind of fun you enjoy in the moment. There’s a smile on your face. Type two is the kind that’s […]

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Trekking, Walking

Top of the World on the Dolomites Alta Via 1 Classic

13 Oct , 2015  

Alta Via 1 views.

The Alta Via 1 is one of the most celebrated long distance walks in Europe and this version involves 8 days of walking, from refuge to refuge, carrying all your gear. I fly into Venice, then it’s a bus journey to Cortina and then two further buses to the start of Alta Via 1 Classic.  […]

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Rise in visitors to Scotland’s great outdoors

7 Mar , 2014  

Scotland is at it again! Last month we reported on how the Scottish islands have topped a TripAdvisor league of the best isles to visit in the world. Now a new report reveals that visits to Scotland’s outdoors attractions rose by eight per cent between 2012 and 2013. The Association of Leading Visitor Attractions (ALVA) […]

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Cycling, Kit Guide

Top outdoors cases for mobile phones

14 Mar , 2013  

How do you protect your mobile phone when enjoying the great outdoors?  Do you seal it in a plastic bag, wrap it in clingfilm (I have seen this done!) or do you have a special mobile phone protector? I have lost two mobile phones to the Scottish elements. Some people might call me stupid but […]

Macs Adventure

Become a Macs Adventure Pathfinder and enjoy free walking and cycling trips

2 Feb , 2013  

We are looking for experienced walkers, cyclists and travellers to join our team of Pathfinders. pathfinder [ˈpɑːθˌfaɪndə] n 1. a person who makes or finds a way, esp through unexplored areas or fields of knowledge As part of our mission to deliver outstanding self guided walking, cycling and activity holidays we thoroughly research our new trips and […]

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Walking, West Highland Way

Cash boost for two Scottish walking trails

14 Jan , 2013  

Two of Scotland’s popular long-distance walking trails have been awarded a cash injection. The original and much-loved waymarked route, the West Highland Way is set to benefit from a £750,000 Government funding boost, while the Great Glen Way is to receive £1million. The money will be spent on improving sections of the walking trails, and […]

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