Culture & History, Cycling, Discovery, Tips & advice, Walking

Best regional dishes of Italy

16 Nov , 2017  

Italy is renowned for its fantastic cuisine and many people will be familiar with some of the best-loved dishes, such as pasta, pizza and gelato. Yet each region of Italy boasts its own speciality, which, for a food lover, is a must try. A walking or cycling holiday is a great way to immerse yourself […]

Culture & History, Discovery

Hallowe’en celebrations around the world

30 Oct , 2017  

Hallowe’en is traditionally celebrated on October 31 with different countries marking the day in a variety of ways. If you didn’t know, Hallowe’en is actually a contraction of All Hallows’ Evening and is also known as All Saints’ Eve, All Hallows’ Eve and Allhalloween. Hallowe’en marks the eve of the Western Christian feast of All […]

Culture & History, Cycling, Discovery, Tips & advice, Walking

A guide to expanding your cultural horizons

13 Oct , 2017  

Let me begin with a story of a trip, many years ago, to Africa. With time off between jobs, I decided on an extended solo adventure, travelling from Zimbabwe, through Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania and Kenya. I planned the trip over many weeks and read books about the countries, making a list of the must-see places. […]

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Culture & History, Macs Adventure, Walking

Why Shikoku Island Was My Ultimate Japanese Highlight

12 Oct , 2017  

Nicola on the Shikoku Trail

At Macs Adventure, our walking itineraries in Japan are based around some of the country’s ancient pilgrimage trails. One such trail is the 88 Temples Pilgrimage on Shikoku Island. The island is one of the most unspoiled areas of Japan, and I was lucky enough to spend 3 days walking there during my trip in […]

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Camino, Culture & History, Discovery, Tips & advice, Walking

The Basque Country: 15 interesting things to know

20 Jul , 2017  

The Basque Country (pronounced “Bask”) is an autonomous community in the western Pyrenees Mountains that straddles the border between France and Spain. It lies on the Atlantic coast in northern Spain. This area boasts a unique mix of cultural traditions, cuisine and language. If you are considering a holiday to the Basque Country or a […]

Culture & History, Cycling, Weekly Cycle

Weekly Cycle: Cycling Catalonia – Beaches, Wine & Dali

8 Dec , 2016  

In previous blog posts we have mentioned the sense of identity and pride in their region that Catalan people exhibit. On visiting Catalonia it becomes clear why there is such a strong sense of belonging and pride amongst the people. Catalonia is home to beautiful and diverse landscapes from mountains to beaches and everything in […]

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Bike & Boat, Culture & History, Cycling, Leisure Cycling, Weekly Cycle

Weekly Cycle: Italy Bike & Boat – The Amalfi Coast

29 Sep , 2016  

Although much of the cycling is along rolling roads there are a few uphill sections further inland, we therefore encourage our customers to take their time. Not only is it wise to take it slow in the heat but it allows for proper processing of the sensory inputs: the sights, the smells, the flavours, the warmth of the Mediterranean […]

Culture & History, Weekly Cycle

Weekly Cycle: China- Yangshuo & Guilin

22 Aug , 2016  

It’s nearly September which means the end of summer holidays; back to school, back to work, but flights are cheaper. Tourist season has ended and if you can still fit in a week of holiday why not head to China? This week we bring you Yangshuo & Guilin because the approaching autumn months are considered the optimal […]

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Culture & History, Cycling, Weekly Cycle

Weekly Cycle: New England Coastal Cycling

15 Aug , 2016  

This week we’re bringing you the charming quaint  lifestyle of coastal New England; renowned for its seafood, and autumn colors that wash the landscapes in blazing reds, oranges, and yellows. You’ll find out why small-town New England still represents that idea of small-town America. In a Nutshell: Where is it? Starting in the small colonial city of Newburyport, Massachusetts, […]

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Culture & History, Cycling

International Beer Day

5 Aug , 2016  

In honor of International Beer Day today we here at Macs Bike have asked around the office for people’s favorite beer and where it comes from. First up, with a beautiful background is Dan. Dan’s favorite beer is Tusker Lager from Kenya. For him it is not only the taste, but the sentiment. While camping […]

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Culture & History, Leisure Cycling, Weekly Cycle

Weekly Cycle: Croatia- Istria’s Wine Roads

1 Aug , 2016  

This week we’re taking you wine lovers to the ‘Adriatic Tuscany’ where Malvasia grapes for the local wine are ripened by the Mediterranean sun. Discover the beauty that is Istria Peninsula as you cycle roads winding through vineyards. In a Nutshell: Where is it? You begin your trip in the town of Buje and from there you will […]

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Culture & History, Cycling, Weekly Cycle

Weekly Cycle: Cycling Camino Frances- Leon to Santiago

25 Jul , 2016  

This week we’re bringing you the Camino de Santiago, or St. James’ Way, for St. James’ Day today. Every turn of the wheel on this adventure brings you discovery of medieval villages full of character and charm, sacred monuments, Romanesque masterpieces and the secrets behind the country’s culinary diversity. In a Nutshell: Where is it? Your Journey […]

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Culture & History, Leisure Cycling, Weekly Cycle

Weekly Cycle: Cycling Tuscany – Chianti & Siena

21 Jul , 2016  

This week we’re turning water into wine to showcase our tour through Italy’s wine region of Tuscany.  Home to sumptuous cuisine, and famed Chianti, Brunello and Nobile wines, this tour is sure to please cyclists that our also foodies or wine enthusiasts! In a Nutshell: Where is it? Starting your journey in Poggibonsi in the heart […]

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Culture & History, Cycling, Tips & advice

12 things to do near Split, Croatia

10 Jul , 2016  

The Croatian city of Split is a great place to chill out and see a few sights.  Many travellers treat the city as a stopover for going on to other places – but they are missing  treat. Why not take the time to enjoy a few attractions in and around the city when planning a […]