Cycling, Discovery, Walking

Discover: Spain’s fabulous ferias

23 Mar , 2017  

In spring, many towns in southern Spanish celebrate with a colourful festival, or feria. If you enjoy traditional events, this could be a good time to book a walking or cycling holiday to the region of Andalucia. We reveal more about the annual extravaganza. The most famous fair is the Feria de Abril in the […]

Macs Adventure, Staff, Walking

My 4 Must-Go Routes or Regions for Adventure in Spain

23 Mar , 2017  

As a bit of a travel addict, it is definitely a testament to Spain that I have returned over and over again to enjoy the vast variety of experiences and adventures on offer. Although I’ve enjoyed many attributes of this wonderful country, I still have a long list of places to visit! Here are some of my […]

#MacsMoment, Macs Adventure

7 Photos that will make you book a flight to Spain!

22 Mar , 2017  

One of the most passionate, friendly, and culturally rich countries anywhere in the world, Spain has an adventure waiting for all. With landscapes to die for, it’s no wonder the Spanish people celebrate their lands (and the bounties of food and wine it provides) so regularly. This country loves a Fiesta! The people and the […]

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Adventure of the Week, Cycling

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

22 Mar , 2017  

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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Discovery, Walking

Ireland or England?

18 Mar , 2017  

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.  Ireland v England   Ireland: Antrim Glens and Causeway Coast The Antrim Glens and Causeway Coast walking tour […]

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Cycling, Discovery, Walking

France or Wales?

18 Mar , 2017  

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.  France v Wales   France: Carcassonne & Cathar Trails Make your way on foot from the fortified […]

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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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Macs Adventure, Walking, West Highland Way

10 Top Tips for the West Highland Way

17 Mar , 2017  

When you undertake walking holidays in Scotland or indeed walking holidays anywhere it is always beneficial to have tips from the experts! So, here are my 10 top tips for a walking holiday along the West Highland Way: 1. Pack for inclement weather.  Walking the West Highland Way you will find that you are exposed […]

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Discovery, Drive & hike, Walking

5 Things you need to know for a driving holiday in Ireland

16 Mar , 2017  

The Cliffs of Moher

I am just back from our fantastic Best of Ireland tour, an 8-night trip that explores southern Ireland including Dublin, Kilkenny, Killarney and Galway! This is one of our drive and hike options and although very excited to see some of Ireland’s top sights, as my trip grew closer I found myself getting slightly anxious with regards […]

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Adventure of the Week, Discovery, Walking

Adventure of the Week – The Dingle Way

15 Mar , 2017  

The Dingle Peninsula

Wild and rugged coastlines, long sandy beaches, lush green fields of wildflowers and heather, the Blanket Islands, ruined castles, archaeological monuments, warm Irish hospitality, and plenty of Guinness. In County Kerry on the southwest coast of Ireland the Dingle Peninsula is a spectacular stretch of coastline that forms the westernmost point in Europe – National Geographic Traveller once […]

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Health & Fitness, Macs Adventure, Tips & advice, Walking, West Highland Way

These Quick Training Tips Will Get You On Your (West Highland) Way

15 Mar , 2017  

Once you’ve committed to the challenge, the 96 miles of the West Highland Way can suddenly seem like a daunting prospect, but don’t fret, the trail is non-technical, well way-marked, and very achievable for walkers of all levels. The key is to select the appropriate West Highland Way itinerary for you, taking into account your […]

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Kit Guide, Macs Adventure, Tips & advice, West Highland Way

What to Pack to Walk the West Highland Way

13 Mar , 2017  

West Highland Way Views

A multi-day hike in a country which regularly boasts “four seasons in one day” can be a daunting prospect for those who love an organised suitcase! This advice and the packing list below should hopefully help you avoid panic packing an unnecessarily heavy bag and have you adventuring happy (and with everything you need). One […]

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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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