Macs Adventure, Trekking

The Ultimate Trekking Year?

6 Sep , 2018  

The World’s Best Treks by Month If you had a year to take on the best treks in the World. Where would you go? What would you do? Here is my list of the world’s best treks by month. So if you are looking for inspiration for a year or just a month here is […]

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Macs Adventure, Trekking, Walking

Inca Trail Permits: How do they work, and what if they sell out?

27 Feb , 2018  

Do I need a permit to walk the Inca Trail? Yes. If you are considering taking on the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu (one of those once-in-a-lifetime experiences), you will need to ensure that you have an Official Inca Trail Permit to walk the trail. The Peruvian authorities release a limited number of Inca Trail […]

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Tips & advice, Walking

Tour du Mont Blanc Travel Guide

20 Jan , 2018  

Travelling to take on the challenge of the Tour du Mont Blanc could not be more straightforward. Les Houches is the gateway to your Tour du Mont Blanc Experience and is easily accessible from nearby Geneva. Below is a simple list of how to get to and from your start/end points. Getting to Les Houches/from […]

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Accommodation, Discovery, Walking

Walking to Japan’s Unique Accommodation

30 Jun , 2017  

Walking in Japan - A typical room in a Japanese Ryokan Accommodation

There are a multitude of reasons to take a walking trip in Japan. The scenery, the people and the food are all exceptional, however, the most unexpected joy for us was discovering the unique and comfortable accommodation along the trails. I’m Nicola, Destination Specialist for Japan here at Macs Adventure and I’ve just returned from […]

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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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Macs Adventure, Trekking, Walking

Travelling to Nepal – After the Earthquakes

10 Nov , 2015  

Nepal continues to recover and rebuild following the devastating earthquakes of April & May 2015, and remains one of the world’s most magical destinations, with a strengthened heart and soul which any adventurer should experience at least once. In October 2015, experts gave the green light for travellers to return, and the FCO advice on […]

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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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Macs Adventure, Trekking, Walking

Walk of the Week: The Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu

8 Apr , 2015   Gallery

How about one of National Geographic Magazine’s ‘Best 25 Treks in the World’ for this week’s Walk of the Week? This feature gives a little bit of the limelight to some of our favourite walking trails, and this one, the Salkantay Trek, is one of those “tick off the list” lifetime achievements. In a Nutshell […]

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Macs Adventure, Trekking, Walking

Trekking in Style and Comfort in Nepal

8 Mar , 2015  

The Himalayas have long been thought of as one of the remotest places to travel to in the world – indeed what else would you expect of the highest mountain range on the planet? And, whilst this perception is still true, increased interest in trekking in this region has prompted a new form of trekking […]

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Macs Adventure, Trekking, Walking

10 must haves for Trekking in Nepal

5 Mar , 2015  

Packing for a walking holiday can be hectic enough, without having to factor in the cultural and practical differences that travelling to some countries entails. Here’s a wee list to make your preparations slightly easier! 1. Kitbag Because porters will be carrying your main bag whilst you are trekking, it is important that it is […]

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