Cycling, Discovery, Walking

Let’s talk about food – and love!

17 Feb , 2017  

Food and love have always gone hand in hand – and through the centuries there are particular foods that are believed to be aphrodisiacs. Aphrodisiacs are named after Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love and beauty. Indeed, almost every year and around the time that we celebrate Valentine’s Day, new products are added to the list. […]

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Camino, Cycling, Discovery, Tips & advice, Walking

Romantic walking & cycling tours

14 Feb , 2017  

With love in the air this week as we celebrate Valentine’s Day, here are six of our favourite romantic walking and cycling tours. Bicycles made for two A tandem cycle tour must surely be one of the most romantic ways to enjoy an active holiday as a couple. Choose a flatter, more leisurely route and […]

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Cycling, Discovery, Macs Adventure, Walking

5 of the Best Walking & Cycling Tours in Scotland

27 Jan , 2017  

The geologist and writer Archibald Geikie once noted; “nowhere in Europe does colour come more notably forward in landscape than in Scotland.” From the Scottish Borders through the highlands and islands a walking or cycling tour in Scotland is a truly unforgettable experience. We pick our top 5 Scottish walking and cycling tours.  1. The West Highland […]

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Cycling, Discovery, Tips & advice, Walking

18 things to know about Robert Burns

24 Jan , 2017  

This week, on Wednesday January 25, 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. Here we reveal 18 interesting facts about Robert Burns. 1 Robert Burns was born […]

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Cycling, Discovery, Walking

Scotland’s Great Trails

20 Jan , 2017  

The John Muir Way has been officially recognised as one of Scotland’s Great Trails (SGTs). The 134-mile route – which stretches across Scotland between Helensburgh in the west and Muir’s birthplace in Dunbar on the east coast – joins a stable of other celebrated Great Trails of Scotland, as listed by Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH). […]

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Cycling, Discovery, Tips & advice, Walking

Nine European foodie highlights

20 Jan , 2017  

Trying new foods and discovering the traditional dishes of different countries is a highlight for many holidaymakers. Fortunately, if you are on a walking or cycling holiday you can enjoy these meals guilt free because you will be burning extra calories with each day’s activity. We take you on a whistle-stop tour of some of […]

Adventure of the Week, Cycling

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

18 Jan , 2017  

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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Cycling, Discovery, Walking

2017 Adventure Inspiration

17 Jan , 2017  

Following the publication of the Guardian’s Hot List, a selection of global destinations that are expected to be popular in 2017, and Macs Adventure’s interactive magazine Route Notes Travel, we decided to take a closer look at 5 of 2017’s top destinations that can be explored via a walking or cycling tour.  1. St. Ives […]

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Cycling, Tips & advice

10 great trends in a 21st century cycling revolution

13 Jan , 2017  

Cycling has become far more popular in the 21st century with a wealth of exciting trends. We reveal some of the most notable changes. 1) There is no shame in being a MAMIL (a Middle Aged Man in Lycra). Indeed, these male cyclists represent one of the largest growth areas in cycling in the last […]

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Cycling, Discovery

Friday Quiz: Pedal Power

13 Jan , 2017  

Whether you are an experienced cyclist who has been on a cycling holiday in the past or are looking to do something a bit different in 2017, a cycling holiday is a great way to explore a destination. We have a range of cycling tours that vary in difficulty and focus. From culinary tours through wine […]

Adventure of the Week, Cycling

Adventure of the Week – Lake Constance & The Danube

11 Jan , 2017  

Continuing with our celebration of the bicentenary of the bicycle we take a closer look at a cycling tour that is predominantly set in southwest Germany, the same region that the inventor Karl Drais was from. The Lake Constance & The Danube cycling tour involves bike rides on two of Europe’s top cycle paths with stunning […]

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Cycling, Macs Bike, Tips & advice

How to prepare for your first road cycling holiday

10 Jan , 2017  

Cycling is fast growing in popularity, with many more people joining the revolution of recent years and using a bicycle as a mode of transport: whether for commuting to the office, to keep fit or for holiday tours. Macs Bike sell a range of cycling tours, from family friendly cycling holidays to mountain biking trips to road cycling […]

Cycling, Discovery, Tips & advice

Celebrating the Bicycle: 4 Cycling Holidays for 2017

9 Jan , 2017  

2017 marks the bicentenary of the bike and here at Macs Adventure we’ll always be grateful to the innovator who came up with the earliest incarnation of the bicycle. More recently, bicycles are getting comfier, Ebikes are readily available and cycling holidays are growing in popularity. We have built a range of itineraries for those looking for an […]

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Cycling, Discovery, Walking

Five of the best family adventure holidays

8 Jan , 2017  

Family holidays should be filled with fun and activities, as well as offering lots of room for exploring, questioning and finding out more. We suggest five trips that are ideal for active parents and children. Las Alpujarras Escape The holiday is based in southern Spain in the scenic area called Andalucia. You’ll stay in the lovely […]