Adventure of the Week, Macs Adventure, Walking

Adventure of the Week: The Alta Via 1

17 Jul , 2019  

Hiker admiring the views on the Alta Via 1

In Italy’s Dolomites range, soaring limestone towers reflect the golden glow of the sun, and green plateaus contrast with asperous scree. This is a showstopping European mountain range, which although adjacent, feels a world apart from the perhaps more “stereotypical” snow-capped peaks of the French & Swiss Alps. The Dolomites range is famed for its […]

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Adventure of the Week, Discovery, Walking

Adventure of the Week – Via Francigena

10 Apr , 2019  

iew of Rome from Riserva Naturale di Monte Marion the Via Francigena.

The Via Francigena is an ancient pilgrimage route which, since medieval times, has connected Canterbury in the southeast of England to Rome. Macs Adventure’s take on the Via Francigena begins in the heart of the Alps on the Swiss border before taking pilgrims on an exhilarating tour through the unique Italian regions. With BBC2 currently […]

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Macs Adventure, Trekking, Walking

Gran Paradiso National Park – the quiet side of the Alps

12 Mar , 2019  

Getting away from it all in the Alps can sometimes seem harder than it should. While we love the buzz and activity of popular mountain destinations like Chamonix, there is something to be said for finding a quiet hiking trail in the Alps. If this is what you are looking for, The Gran Paradiso National […]

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Adventure of the Week, Walking

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

23 Jan , 2019  

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 a […]

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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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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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Tips & advice, Walking

Where to walk in Southern Europe… for the best weather

26 Apr , 2017  

One of the top reasons for heading to Southern Europe for a walking holiday is for warm and sunny weather. Of course, the weather can never be accurately predicted months in advance, but there are some comforting averages that give people the confidence to book a trip. While some people like the conditions to be […]

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Discovery, Walking

Scotland or Italy?

17 Mar , 2017  

The Gourmet Highlands Tour from Macs Adventure

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.  Scotland v Italy   Scotland: Gourmet Highlands The Gourmet Highlands self-guided walking tour is a week of […]

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Cycling, Discovery, Walking

10 great cultural celebrations and festivals

17 Mar , 2017  

It is St Patrick’s Day this week (March 17) and across the world people will celebrate the day that commemorates Christianity’s arrival in Ireland, as well as highlighting the heritage and culture of the Irish. St Patrick’s Day celebrations involve public parades and festivals and the wearing of green attire or shamrocks. You might like […]

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Cycling, Tips & advice, Walking

The best of food and drink in Tuscany

3 Mar , 2017  

Many people enjoy trying new foods on holiday – and Italy is one of the best places in Europe to discover a wonderful array of gourmet delights. And one of the great things about a walking or cycling holiday is that you can enjoy more food and drink with far less concern about the calories. We […]

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