Culture & History, Discovery, Macs Adventure, Walking

Puglia, Land of the Olive Tree

3 Apr , 2018  

Puglia Trulli Houses

Most people today understand that oil is a strategic commodity that requires infrastructure, investment and global markets. What we recognise as the petroleum industry has existed for only two centuries, but olive oil was produced by our earliest civilisations. The requirements for olive oil production mirror those of modern petroleum and to visit Puglia is […]

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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Adventure of the Week, Macs Adventure, Walking

Adventure of the Week: Umbria – Trails to Assisi

7 Feb , 2018  

We all know about the joys of Tuscany. Its hilltop towns, its superb wines, friendly locals and outstanding cuisine.  The only issue with this is that we all know about it.  All of us. And many of us go there.  What if there was a secret Tuscany, a place where you could get all the […]

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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, Macs Adventure, Trekking, Walking

Adventure of the Week – Dolomites to Lake Garda

4 Jan , 2018  

Hmm, should you go to the Dolomites or Lake Garda?  Tough choice, both have loads to offer, both iconic Italian getaways, but which to choose?  Tell you what, why not just walk from one to the other.  It’s not too far…..honest. In a nutshell Ticking all the boxes of classic Italian walking, this trip allows […]

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Health & Fitness, Tips & advice, Walking

Tips for Walking in the Heat

2 Oct , 2017  

With a week to go before my Macs Adventure: Classic Tuscany FAM trip I found myself doing what almost every person does before they go on holiday…check the weather! Opening Google I type in “Weather in Tuscany, Italy….” and await the page loading and I am already anticipating seeing a perfect line of matching Suns […]

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Macs Adventure, Mountain Biking, Trekking, Walking

Our Top 5 Wilderness Trips

9 Aug , 2017  

pale blue lake sits in serene natural settings

Getting away from it all is something that we all need from time to time. Modern life fills our brains up with so much stuff, that it is necessary to just disappear into nature for a while and let your mind drift. But what if you really wanted to get away from it all, away […]

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Adventure of the Week, Macs Adventure, Walking

Adventure of the Week – Exploring the Italian Lakes

26 Jul , 2017  

The town of Varenna lies across lake Como

The Italian Lakes conjure up images of sophisticated vacationing in lush surroundings. And I am happy to tell you that the reality more than lives up to this vision. In a nutshell Take to the road on this stylish road trip which takes you from high mountain walks to peaceful lakeside paths. Distance: Daily walks […]

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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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Macs Adventure, Walking

Italy or France?

8 Mar , 2017  

Calanches de Piana

Over the course of the 6 Nations, considered by many to be rugby’s greatest championship, we will be comparing some of our favourite walking and cycling tours located in the competing nations: Scotland, England, Wales, Ireland, France & Italy. Italy v France   Italy: Bonassola & The Cinque Terre Walk between stunning locations, swim in the […]

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