Macs Adventure, Mountain Biking, Trekking, Walking

Top 5 Wilderness Adventures

9 Aug , 2017  

pale blue lake sits in serene natural settings

Getting away from it all is something that we all need from time to time. Modern life fills our brains up with so much stuff, that it is necessary to just disappear into nature for a while and let your mind drift. But what if you really wanted to get away from it all, away […]

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Cycling, Leisure Cycling, Mountain Biking, Road Cycling, Tips & advice, West Highland Way

Five iconic #ScotSpirit cycle routes

5 May , 2016  

Join Scotland as it celebrates #ScotSpirit 2016 by cycling one of five classic Scottish routes. #ScotSpirit captures those special moments, places and sights that offer a Spirit of Scotland feeling. If you find yourself in an #ScotSpirit moment, make sure you take a photograph and post to social media with the hashtag. Scottish Coast to Coast […]

Cycling, Mountain Biking, News, Tips & advice

Discover a #ScotSpirit moment while cycling

11 Feb , 2016  

We recently revealed news of a campaign by VisitScotland to create a #ScotSpirit movement. The aim is to encourage people worldwide to share their experience of the “spirit of Scotland” through photos and messages on social media using the hashtag #ScotSpirit. It was found through research of visitors to Scotland that they believe the country has a […]

Bike & Boat, Cycling, Leisure Cycling, Mountain Biking, Road Cycling, Tips & advice

9 great reasons to holiday by bicycle

28 Jan , 2016  

Are you new to cycling holidays or keen to find out why so many more people are booking a cycling tour? Here we bring you nine reasons to holiday by bicycle. The right pace: Cycling, at somewhere between 10mph and 20mph, is the perfect speed for taking in your surroundings. There is a sense of really […]

Cycling, Mountain Biking

Easier cycling tours (and without too many hills)

7 Apr , 2015  

Cycling doesn’t need to be all about pushing your limits and climbing big hills. In fact, cycling can be a delightful and easy-going means of transport to visit new places. If we go back to the invention of the bicycle, the reason for this new form of transport in the 1800s was as an affordable […]

Kit Guide, Mountain Biking, Walking, West Highland Way

Ask us: 12 questions on the West Highland Way

5 Mar , 2015  

The West Highland Way is acclaimed as the most walked long-distance trail in Scotland. It attracts about 85,000 people every year, of whom more than 30,000 walk the entire route. Despite being so popular it is still possible to walk for miles along the 96-mile route between Milngavie and Fort William and pass only a […]

Cycling, Kit Guide, Mountain Biking

Should I hire a bike or take my own on holiday?

29 Jan , 2015  

  If you are planning to set off on a cycling holiday, is it better to take your own bike with you or hire one when you get there? This is a question often asked by cyclists who book a Macs Adventure cycle tour. To be honest, there isn’t a definitive answer. The solution will depend […]

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Cycling, Mountain Biking

The joys of biking and hiking

9 Oct , 2014  

I am on a bit of a hiking mission at the moment. Having steadfastly refused to count the number of Scotland’s Munros (Scottish hills with a summit of more than 3,000ft) that I’d walked I suddenly decided to do so. After a few hours down memory lane – and some assistance from my map smart partner […]

Cycling, Mountain Biking, News

What did you love about Glasgow 2014?

5 Aug , 2014  

Eleven days flew by in Glasgow as the Scottish city hosted the Commonwealth Games 2014.  There was a huge sense of pride and a wonderfully welcoming atmosphere in Scotland’s largest city as thousands of athletes and many, many thousands of spectators enjoyed a superb Glasgow 2014. Macs Adventure is based in Glasgow, at the heart of […]

Cycling, Mountain Biking

Beginners’ guide to fixing a bike puncture

20 Nov , 2013  

In your dream, a cycling holiday is filled with only sunny days and miles of easy going cycling (even the hills are easy). But then this idyllic picture is suddenly punctured (literally!) by a flat tyre. Luckily the supplied hire bike with Macs Adventure cycling holidays comes with a handy puncture repair kit and pump, […]

Cycling, Mountain Biking

5 activity holidays for families in 2013

27 Dec , 2012  

Research shows that both parents and children want to spend more time outdoors. Kids say they would relish the freedom to climb trees, build dens and try new activities such as mountain biking and canoeing. Meanwhile, adults see the outdoors environment as the perfect place to enjoy quality time with their family. In 2013, why […]

Cycling, Kit Guide, Mountain Biking

What to pack for a cycle touring holiday

2 Oct , 2012  

Cycle touring is a great way to travel. By bike you can go at a speed that allows you to experience the country at first-hand. Travelling on two wheels is also cost-effective and environmentally friendly. But all these plus-points can so easily be spoiled by panniers that are TOO HEAVY! Fortunately, Macs Adventure organises cycle […]

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Cycling, Mountain Biking

Huge boom in UK cyclists

1 Oct , 2012  

It’s as we have been predicting – cycling is witnessing a boomtime! After a summer of cycling fabulousness at the Tour de France – with Bradley Wiggins smashing the field – and the many, many British cycling medals of the London Olympics and Paralympics, a new study has revealed that many more people are keen […]

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Cycling, Kit Guide, Mountain Biking

Benefits of baselayers for walkers and cyclists

24 Sep , 2012  

People talk about baselayers, especially people who enjoy walking and cycling. But do you know what a baselayer is? And do you have a clue as to how the system of baselayering works – and how it will help you? There is no need to be embarrassed if you don’t, because few people actually know […]