Macs Adventure, Walking

Great Glen Escape – Monster Hunting on Foot

16 Sep , 2019  

You’ll be hard-pressed to find something more quintessentially Scottish than the Loch Ness monster herself (I’ve always liked to think of it as a she!) so I was excited to hear that I’d be walking the high route of the Great Glen Way this summer.  Following the banks of Loch Ness, Scotland’s second-largest Loch and […]

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Adventure of the Week, Cycling

Adventure of the Week – Danube Bike & Boat: Passau to Vienna

11 Sep , 2019  

The Danube Bike and Boat: Passau to Vienna tour is a relaxed cycling tour along a route that meanders eastward passing through quaint towns and villages towards two of the Danube’s great and historical cities; Vienna and Bratislava. Cycling during the day and sailing on an authentic river boat at night allows you to enjoy the […]

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Macs Adventure

The Safari Less Travelled – A Rare Find?

9 Sep , 2019  

You are heading out in the direction of Holy Isle, your last leg on the splendid St Cuthbert’s Way walk. The early morning mist rises ahead of you, slowly burning off in the hazy sun. The slippery damp grass folds underfoot as you follow the trail between the dripping overhanging shrubs and dense verdant bushes, […]

Adventure of the Week, Walking

Adventure of the Week: Bavarian Alps: Hiking the Salt Trail

4 Sep , 2019  

Overtoursim is something that we are hearing about more and more. With the rise of Air B&B culture, there are very few Venetians left in Venice, young people in Barcelona and the Isle of Skye are struggling to stay in the place they were born because they can’t afford the house prices. Many canny holidaymakers […]

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Macs Adventure

Island Hopping in Scotland – The Macs Adventure Way

2 Sep , 2019  

As a keen cyclist, I was very excited to do the Scottish Island Hopscotch Trip!  Arran, Islay and Jura all offer a unique cycling experience with scenic routes, quiet roads, beautiful beaches and history to explore… not to mention, an abundance of Whisky Distilleries! We started our trip by getting the ferry from Ardrossan across […]

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Health & Fitness, Macs Adventure

How to avoid the perils associated with ticks?

30 Aug , 2019  

While I am a huge fan of all things wild and wonderful and tend to spend much of my walking time studying the fauna, there is one family of animals that I do tend to shy away from, the ticks! While all wildlife has its attractions, the fact that ticks pose dangerous health risks is […]

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Adventure of the Week, Cycling

Adventure of the Week – Land of the Conquistadors: Cycling the Paradors

28 Aug , 2019  

Conquistador Francisco Pizarro in Caceres

Go back in time and explore a region that was at the forefront of Spain’s historic ‘Golden Era’ on this week-long adventure that takes in the perfectly preserved medieval towns, restored medieval palaces, castles and convents of Extemadura.  In a nutshell Cycling through the rolling terrain of Extremadura by day with daily distances ranging between 32 […]

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Macs Adventure, Walking

Hiking in Style – You’re worth it!

26 Aug , 2019  

Last week I was lucky enough to go on our Walking the Catalan Coast in Style trip. There are not enough superlatives to describe this trip and for me, it was worth every penny. Each day exceeded our expectations! Most people associate the Costa Brava coast with high-rise hotels and stag and hen parties. However, […]

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Macs Adventure

5 Great Reads for Those Who Love Adventure!

26 Aug , 2019  

Whilst it’s always important to pack a great book (or load your kindle/other bit of reading tech) when you head off on your travels, reading can also get you in the mood for adventures. Inspiring stories can motivate you to be your best self, to explore, to discover, and to re-assess your priorities. Here are […]

Adventure of the Week, Macs Adventure, Trekking, Walking

Adventure of the Week: Classic Walks of Gran Paradiso

21 Aug , 2019  

Alpine mountain trails arguably provide the greatest scenery. With the extra effort of walking up there, you are generally rewarded with a little bit more in the scenery department. However, often with this amazing scenery comes extra people, all wishing to bask in the glorious surroundings. Wouldn’t it be lovely to find a quieter part […]