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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Cycling, Discovery, Walking

Discover the Highlights of Tuscany

3 Mar , 2017  

The Italian region of Tuscany is located at the heart of the beautiful and historic country. It is much loved for its famous cities, picturesque towns and villages and also boasts a diverse variety of gourmet treats and landscapes. We reveal some of the highlights of this very special region. Cities and towns to visit in Tuscany […]

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Drive & hike, Walking

5 Walking Tours in Italy for 2017

2 Mar , 2017  

Siena, Tuscany

If you are looking to visit Italy in 2017 you may want to consider one of our new Italian itineraries, starting in the north of the country and heading southward we have added a range of new trips based around Italy’s lakes, a classic Tuscan tour loaded with culture and a week of stunning views & indulgence on […]

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Adventure of the Week, Discovery, Walking

Adventure of the Week – Via Francigena

1 Mar , 2017  

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. The full Italian […]

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Discovery, Walking

5 top tips to get the most from your Cinque Terre experience

24 Feb , 2017  

Portovenere and Palmaira Island

The Cinque Terre is so accessible from most parts of Italy, this often means its spent as a short break before hopping off to your next destination (which is what I did last September) I want to share some tips to help you have the most authentic experience possible….. 1. Food! Food! Food! Forget your […]

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