Happy St Patrick's Day! ☘️ Here's 15 things you should know about the Emerald Isle 👇
🌎Walking the Full Camino de Santiago takes over a month to walk, and while we would wholeheartedly recommend walking the full Way to get the whole and best experience, we know it's not possible for everyone to take this much time out of their lives. That's why in this blog post, we give you the pros and cons of the 5 stages of the Camino. Which one do you choose? 🤔
Get the Wanderlust feeling with one of these 17 best travel books recommended by Expert Vagabond 📚. What's the best travel book you've ever read? 👇
With ever-changing views over the sea and the mountains, this fascinating part of Ireland lies at the entrance to the magnificent Bantry Bay...Walk the Beara Way, a dramatic peninsula located in Ireland's south-west corner and one of the country's best-kept secrets 😉. Check today's Adventure of the Week if you want to find out more about this trip 👇
🚲We’ve recently launched a collection of bike tours around Washington State’s San Juan Islands. After spending our time researching, route-finding and setting up great itineraries on the islands, we’ve fallen in love and we can't wait to go back! Here's our top reason why biking in San Juan Islands should be next on your bucket list 👇
🌿Creating great walking and cycling adventures doesn’t just happen, it takes a lot of research and work behind the scenes by talented product managers to make your trip! To explain how great tours are developed, we’ve interviewed Claire, a member of our team based in Boulder, Colorado. Read more about it here!👇
Can you guess where in the world we are for this #ThursdayThought? 🤔
🔵 Reminder: Rescheduled Webinars 🔵
✔️Tomorrow Thursday 8th March we will be hosting the rescheduled West Highland Way webinar @ 2:00pm GMT. You still have time to register :) you just need to click the following link: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/6607131782967115777
✔️We will also be hosting the rescheduled Camino de Santiago webinar tomorrow Thursday 8th March @ 3:30pm GMT. If you would like to attend, you can register by clicking this link: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/6745337096043370754
Would you like to tick off your bucket list Germany, Austria and Switzerland at the same time? ✔️ Look no further, you can do so by cycling round Lake Constance🚲. Read more about it in today's Adventure of the Week👇
⛰️ 'Climbing up-n-over the very icy Thorung La Pass on the Annapurna Circuit trek in March was an important moment for two over-60- year-olds. You can see that our faces aren’t gleeful, just sort of "OMG! How cold and crazy is this?!”. ...but what an adventure, thank you Macs😃!' Thank you Sonya & Bernie for this fantastic #MacsMoment picture of your adventure in Nepal👍. For more info about trekking in Nepal, check our website: https://www.macsadventure.com/walking-holiday/asi/nepal/
Some #MondayMotivation to help us start the week strong! 💪❤️
Travel like if you were in a movie!🎬
All eyes are on Hollywood this weekend for the movie industry's biggest night 💫 we hope you're inspired by Oscars fever to seek out some movie-quality locations and create your own stories!
➡️Try the West Highland Way to visit Glen Coe - featured in many productions from Skyfall to Braveheart
➡️The Alta Via 1 to trek in Italy's Dolomites Range, featured in James Bond movies, and many more.
➡️Or, take a rail adventure in Scotland to feel just like Harry Potter!
Check the link below to find out more about these trips and many more!👇
Are you considering taking on the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu? If so (you should, it's one of those once-in-a-lifetime experiences👍) the Peruvian authorities release a limited number of Inca Trail permits each year. These permits help limit the numbers of tourists to protect the fragile environment from erosion.🍃
What happens if the permits sell out? How do they work? Find out all this information and more on today's blog post 👇
❄️We are an adventurous bunch at Macs Adventure, however, with the travel impacts of #snowmaggedon we only have a skeleton staff of brave souls in the UK office...we can't guarantee responding as quickly as we normally do, but we are trying our best to answer calls and enquiries as quickly as we can! 👍😊
Thank you for your patience and understanding!
If you're planning or thinking about walking the Coast to Coast you might have a few questions... 🤔How many days to walk the Coast to Coast? Where is best to eat while I'm walking the Coast to Coast? How fit do I need to be? Which itinerary should I choose?💭. Don't worry, you are just a click away from all these answers! Click the link below to start downloading the Coast to Coast Guide 👇
If you want to visit Skye, you want to avoid the crowds and still see some of the beautiful, hidden corners Skye has to offer, look no further!🌿
Read today's Adventure of the Week about our trip "Across the Isle of Skye" to find out more 👇
Are you walking the Camino soon? And/or the West Highland Way? Or are you thinking of doing it? If you answered yes to any of these questions, the information below might be of your interest 👇
🔵 West Highland Way webinar: Thursday, 1st March 2018 at 2:00 PM GMT - The West Highland Way is arguably the greatest walking route in the UK. Our specialists know the WHW better than anyone else and they are going to share their knowledge, tips and experience with you on this webinar. Click here to register➡️ https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/6607131782967115777
🔴Camino de Santiago webinar: Thursday, 1st March 2018 at 3:30 PM GMT - Our team will share useful information and advice for anyone walking the Camino de Santiago in Spain or Portugal. Click here to register ➡️
Are you joining us?
Don’t worry if you missed the boat this time!👍🛥️
'The Danube Cyclepath: Vienna to Budapest' is a fantastic alternative trip to appease your Danube river cycle craving🚲. Our Destination & Adventure specialist Craig was lucky enough to do this trip last August... he cannot speak highly enough about it! Read more about his experience in today's blog post👇
"As a history enthusiast, I was excited thinking about the lives of those who have passed through these times and on these trails. As an adventurer, I was looking forward to a new experience and some time to reflect". Read about Gayle's Scottish adventure walking St Cuthbert's Way 🍃👉https://www.macsadventure.com/walking-holidays/st-cuthberts-way-time-tide-waits-no-man/
— Products shown: St Cuthbert's Way.
The North Coast 500 (NC500) route is Scotland’s answer to the famous American Route 66🚙⛰️. Starting and finishing in Inverness, the route takes in just over 500 miles of fabulous north-west Scotland scenery and numerous attractions. Find out more in today's blog post👇.
— Products shown: Drive & Hike: North Coast 500.
Today, part of the team at the Glasgow office, donated our lunchtime hour for litter picking in Glasgow! We cleaned up the cycle lane and the play park that's just minutes away from our office doorstep in Finnieston 🍃 Community Safety Glasgow Envtaskforce 🙂
The Rob Roy Way is one of the top Scottish hikes (apart from the West Highland Way, of course!) that will take you from the pretty market town of Drymen to Pitlochry following the infamous Rob Roy's steps.🍃 Wild and beautiful scenery, enjoy a relaxing week in historical Scotland 👌. Find our more in today's Adventure of the Week 👇.
— Products shown: The Rob Roy Way.
A less frequented Scottish way, the Speyside Way follows the River Spey from the Moray coast to the magnificent Cairngorms National Park 🍃. Oh, and as this is the most concentrated region of Whisky production in Scotland, it would be rude not to savour the odd dram! 👌Read today's blog post and find out why you should walk the Speyside Way! 👇
A little #MondayMotivation to start off the week. 💭🗺 If your daydream is travel-related, maybe we can help! Thank you Lizzie for sharing this photo you took during your Rob Roy Way adventure!
On this National Drink Wine Day we're here to help you celebrate. For wine enthusiasts of all kinds, we suggest our Provence Walking & Wine tour. It's sure to be grape! 😉🍇. Check our website for more info 👇
Forbes called Piedmont "Italy's Hidden Foodie Hotspot" and we couldn't agree more!🍦 Check out our Barolo walking and cycling tours and you will find why 😋: http://bit.ly/2BsUtwt
It looks like our destination & adventure specialist Janey is in love..."Calling home to let them know I was in love, their first thought was probably not with this new city, landscape or adventure...adventure travel is something you can really love". 💕 Have you fallen in love with adventure? 👇
💕Adventure travel makes a great Valentine, but so do the people you share it with. Thank you to all of these #MacsMoment entries for showing us all kinds of relationships from their time on the trail. Whether you are travelling with another or journeying solo, travel is as much the people you meet as the places you go.😍 Thank you Barbara Bennett for sharing this fantastic #MacsMoment with us! :)
In different regions of Spain they celebrate the "Funeral de la Sardina" or the "Sardine Funeral", in New Orleans (Louisiana) crowds of people line up to snag as many beaded necklaces as their necks can hold, and everything is decorated with colourful beads and in Binche (Belgium), the "Gilles" throw blood oranges to the crowd during the afternoon parade, and in English-speaking countries like the UK, Ireland, Australia and Canada, it's Pancake Day. Of course, we are talking about Carnival/Mardi Gras. How you do celebrate?🎉🎭
Seven of the Macs team headed to the Cairngorms for training with Lakeland Mountain Guides, building winter mountain confidence and skills and enjoying the views of the Scottish Highlands. A lot of respect for the power of winter weather conditions!
"(...) The fact that self-guided itineraries offer flexibility, an authentic experience and provide personalized support, helped us focus on spending time with each other. " Read about Connor's Tour du Mont Blanc self-guided adventure! 👇
The Tour du Mont Blanc always makes us jump for joy. Thank you Mel Seale for this incredible #MacsMoment! Click here to download our Guide to the Tour du Mont Blanc: all you need to know in one document 👉https://www.macsadventure.com/tour-du-mont-blanc-download/
🤔Can you imagine a 'secret' Tuscany? A place where you could get all the same joy, but without the bustle and tourism and with added tranquillity? Well, look no further: this week's Adventure of the Week is a trip to Umbria, the 'Green Heart of Italy'. Are you up for it? Read more about it in today's blog post👇
Coming in at #2 on Nat Geo's "10 Hiking Trails that Will Blow Your Mind," the Tour du Mont Blanc is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience (that we can help you plan 😊). Thank you Neer Ziskind for sharing this wonderful #MacsMoment during your TMB adventure!
There's nothing better than a day spent in the saddle. What's your favourite thing about cycling? 🚴🚲 We hope you all have a fantastic week!
Find out more about our cycling adventures: https://www.macsadventure.com/cycling-holidays/
"With the endless highlights in Scotland, I quickly discovered my biggest problem as an American with 10 days to travel. How do I explore this country without spreading myself thin or missing the parts that I’ve been so excited about?" Read Chase's experience walking the West Highland Way & discovering Scotland in 10 days! 👇
We're delighted to announce that this month's #MacsMoment is Hilary Craven's photo!👏 Congratulations, Hilary! 🎉Thank you for sharing with us this pretty photo of your adventure in Tenerife, checking the route very carefully before starting a new walking day.
Thank you very much everyone for participating and sharing your moments and adventures with us. We've received lots of amazing photos and can't wait to see more! Check our website for more info about our #MacsMoment contest: https://www.macsadventure.com/macsmoment
If you are planning to walk the West Highland Way, you might have a few questions..."What should I pack🤔? How can I repel the midges?"
Don't worry, we've got you covered. In today's blog post we give you 10 top tips for walking the West Highland Way.
Are you up for it?👍
January is almost over and we're still holding to our New Year's resolutions. Are you? 👍(Thank you Barb Hvizdak for this #MacsMoment photo!) Check out some of our top trips for 2018 to hold to your adventure resolutions:
All the people you meet along the way, the stories you share with them and the challenges you overcome...that's what makes a pilgrimage special. Need some inspiration? Here you can see our top 5 🖐️ pilgrimage tours, and if you click the link below you will find other fascinating and very worthwhile pilgrimages around the world 🌏
That's how we celebrated Burns Night in our Glasgow office yesterday:)
We "addressed" the Haggis and we enjoyed tasty Haggis, Neeps & Tatties and delicious Cranachan!
"(...) But, if ye wish her gratefu' prayer
Gie her a haggis!"
Thank you Talisk for letting us use your wonderful song "Echo" (http://www.talisk.co.uk/)
Today, the birthday of Scotland’s most famous poet Robert Burns is celebrated with Burns Night. The traditional supper includes a meal of haggis, neeps and tatties, whisky and reciting poetry written by the 18th-century poet. We reveal 18 interesting facts about him. How many did you know?