Macs Adventure, News

Macs Adventure’s Neil Wins “Scale Up Entrepreneur of the Year”

23 Jun , 2017  

Entrepreneur of the Year Macs Adventure

Our Chief Adventure Officer Neil Lapping’s vision and drive in developing a customer focused adventure travel business has been rewarded at the Entrepreneur of the Year awards ceremony in Scotland, which celebrates the individuals behind successful and dynamic businesses. Congratulations Neil Lapping @macsadventure the judges loved your unique scalable business and focus on customer experience #EOY2017UK […]

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Cycling, Discovery, Walking

Top spots for enjoying National Picnic Week

22 Jun , 2017  

With National Picnic Week 2017 taking place until June 25, why not pack a few of your favourite outdoors foods into a rucksack and head off for a walk or bike ride to one of these top picnic spots? In the 12th year of National Picnic Week, the campaign to encourage more people to eat […]

Macs Adventure, Tips & advice, Walking

13 Things you can do in the Bernese Oberland (besides the epic walking!)

22 Jun , 2017  

Views walking the Bernese Oberland

Being an adventure travel specialist has its benefits. Recently I was lucky enough to be charged with walking the routes and writing up route descriptions for our walking holidays in the Swiss Bernese Oberland. To say it beats a day at the desk would be an understatement! Due to my job, when I travel I […]

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Macs Adventure, News, Walking

Hayley’s Coast to Coast Walk Raises Money for Tanzanian Orphanage

21 Jun , 2017  

Hayley checks her map on the Coast to Coast Walk

In 2010 Hayley Rudd visited Tanzania on a volunteer trip, where she worked with the children from Karama Orphanage and her life was transformed. Most of the kids at the orphanage are HIV positive and every year since her first visit, Hayley has taken on an epic fundraising challenge. The money she raises provides medicine, […]

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Adventure of the Week, Macs Adventure, Walking

Adventure of the Week: Two Sides of the Matterhorn

20 Jun , 2017  

Matterhorn looms over Zermatt

To get a real insight into the culture and customs of a region, it pays to immerse yourself in it for a few days. We prefer to do this the active way of course, so what better way to capture the essence of Switzerland than with a twin-centre walking holiday in the shadow of the […]

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Footwear & Shoes, Kit Guide, Tips & advice, Walking

Three of the best summer walking boots

16 Jun , 2017  

If you are looking for new hiking boots for the summer trails, here are three ideal summer boots to consider. We have chosen lightweight boots made from fabric and fitted with Gore-Tex lining for waterproofing and breathability. La Sportiva Core High GTX hiking boots Weight per pair: 830g (men’s size 42); 720g (women’s size 38) […]

Macs Adventure, Tips & advice, Trekking, Walking

Tour du Mont Blanc: Weather & Conditions June 2017

13 Jun , 2017  

Views on the Tour du Mont Blanc

June is “early season” on the Tour du Mont Blanc, which can often mean snow on the trail, or even late season fresh snow falls. In June 2017, the good news is that the conditions are far less snowy than in previous years. In our Webinar of 2nd June, we covered early predictions for conditions […]

Cycling, Tips & advice

8 Great benefits of cycling

12 Jun , 2017  

Couple cycling

This week is the UK’s annual Bike Week, a huge campaign that aims to encourage more people to get on their bikes to discover the many benefits of cycling. Bike Week is the biggest nationwide cycling event in the UK and it’s expected that more than half a million people will join in. Many will […]

Discovery, Tips & advice, Walking

There’s more than one way to complete a long-distance trail

2 Jun , 2017  

The sense of achievement on the completion of a famous long-distance walk is hard to beat. Indeed, for many people, a long-distance trail, such as the famous West Highland Way in Scotland or America’s iconic Pacific Crest Trail (PCT), will be rated as one of the biggest achievements of their life (as well as the […]

Health & Fitness, Macs Adventure, Walking

10 Reasons to Take a Hike (All the Way Across England)

29 May , 2017  

Coast to Coast, Coast to Coast Walk, Walking the Coast to Coast, Walking holidays England, walking holidays in England

Why would anyone embark on a challenging walking adventure? And why on earth would you want to walk almost 200 miles on your holiday, when you could sit back and relax instead? These are some of the questions Macs Adventure customers may get asked by friends and family when booking one of our walking or cycling holidays. So […]

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Cycling, Tips & advice, Walking, West Highland Way

How to squeeze more adventure into your weekend

26 May , 2017  

Weekends are very precious for most people living in the busy 21st century. Many people work hard during the week and look forward to lots of fun, play and adventure at the weekends. So how can we ensure that we make the most of our weekends? And how can enjoy the best adventures when the […]

Adventure of the Week, Macs Adventure, Walking

Adventure of the Week: A Lake District Short Walking Break

24 May , 2017  

Short breaks are just the tonic. Your mind & body will always thank you for a little “get away from it all” escape, and of course, we prefer to do it the active way! Here’s an English mini-adventure idea for you to make space for in your busy calendar. You won’t regret it. In a Nutshell […]

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Drive & hike, Walking

Why a Hiking Holiday in Norway is a Must for All Adventure-Seekers

23 May , 2017  

Kinga hiking in Norway

Hiking in Norway is a truly unique experience; with its spectacular nature, fjords and the remote but jaw-dropping scenes. Due to the vast size of the country and the large uninhabited territories, when travelling at any time outside peak holiday season,  Norway will give you that great remote feeling which many of us are looking for. Having […]

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Discovery, Tips & advice, Walking, West Highland Way

Where to walk & cycle in 5 whisky regions

20 May , 2017  

macallan distillery

To mark World Whisky Day on May 20 we’re sharing some active inspiration for the 5 whisky regions of Scotland: Highland, Lowland, Speyside, Islay and Campbeltown. It’s the natural resources of land and water, as well as the cereals that grow, along with the special process of distillation and barrelling in each region that combine to create […]