Cycling, Discovery, Kit Guide, Tips & advice, Walking

6 top photo editing apps for smartphones

18 Aug , 2017  

In recent years, smartphones have replaced point-and-shoot cameras for many people – and especially when taking photographs on holiday. It’s easy to understand why the phone camera has become the gadget of choice. Phones are small, easy to carry around and since most people have one for communicating and accessing the internet, it seems obvious […]

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Bags & Rucksacks, Cycling, Kit Guide, Tips & advice, Walking

A guide to holiday luggage solutions

4 Aug , 2017  

With so many styles and sizes of suitcases to choose from, how do you know if you are packing the right one for your walking or cycling holiday? This is a guide to the right suitcase for a holiday, where you will enjoy having luggage transferred between your accommodation. What size? The first thing to […]

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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) […]

Cycling, Health & Fitness, Kit Guide, Tips & advice

5 Tips for Cycling in the Rain

21 Apr , 2017  

Cycling in the Rain | Macs Adventure

Like many of us in the Macs Adventure office, you might be feeling inspired by the upcoming Tour de Yorkshire. This is the year you will get out on the bike more often right? You’ve taken advantage of your company’s Cycle to Work scheme and invested in a new bike that you’re going to get the […]

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Kit Guide, Macs Adventure, Tips & advice, West Highland Way

What to Pack to Walk the West Highland Way

13 Mar , 2017  

West Highland Way Views

A multi-day hike in a country which regularly boasts “four seasons in one day” can be a daunting prospect for those who love an organised suitcase! This advice and the packing list below should hopefully help you avoid panic packing an unnecessarily heavy bag and have you adventuring happy (and with everything you need). One […]

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Kit Guide, Macs Adventure, Tips & advice

Packing Checklists: Don’t go walking or cycling without…

12 Mar , 2017  

There is no “definitive” packing list for a walking or cycling holiday. After all, everyone is different, and we celebrate difference! Our team however do have a lot of experience wrestling with suitcases, rummaging in rucksacks, and making a few packing faux-pas, so we’ve collaborated some of their top tips here. Hopefully this will give […]

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Cycling, Discovery, Kit Guide, Tips & advice, Walking

Top tips to prepare for an adventure holiday

8 Mar , 2017  

If you have not been on a walking or cycling holiday before you might have a few worries and questions about how to prepare for the adventure trip. Or perhaps you are stepping up a grade or going on an adventure tour where you have not been before. We bring you a wealth of tips […]

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Kit Guide, Tips & advice, Walking

Great walking kit to buy in the January sales

29 Dec , 2016  

Take advantage of the January sales to snap up a bargain for your walking kit wardrobe. If you have a walking holiday planned this year, or you a simply keen to do more walki ng in 2017, you could take advantage of cheaper products in the New Year sales. 6 tips for the January sales […]

Cycling, Kit Guide, Tips & advice, Walking

Great Christmas gifts for walkers and cyclists

14 Dec , 2016  

What do you buy your favourite walker or cyclist for Christmas? We reveal some brilliant ideas for gifts. Great Christmas gifts for men The Icebreaker Oasis Topochartic long sleeved crew top is a great baselayer for men offering warmth and breathable comfort. It is made of Merino wool and weighs 200g. £70.00, uk.icebreaker.com/en/home Cyclists are far easier seen […]

Cycling, Kit Guide, Tips & advice

Great clothing for winter cycling

11 Oct , 2016  

Many people would like to cycle through the winter months, whether as a means to get to work or for fitness and leisure, but they find it difficult to stay warm and dry. We choose three great products for winter cycling. Primal Bokeh Women’s Cycling Jersey Keep the wind and chill out while cycling this winter in […]

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

Three of the best winter walking boots

5 Oct , 2016  

As summer fades to beautiful autumn and then to winter, many walkers will be swapping their lighter, less robust summer walking boots for winter footwear. Winter walking boots need to be able to cope with colder, wetter and muddier conditions. Footwear will also fall into different categories, such as boots suitable for trail walking, boots […]

Cycling, Kit Guide, Tips & advice

Portable power chargers for travellers

7 Sep , 2016  

These days we rely on many chargeable gadgets, including mobile phones, cameras, video cams and GPS gadgets. But when you are travelling it’s not always so easy to find an electricity point for recharging these items. Even if you are staying in accommodation each night, you may find that your gadgets are drained of energy […]

Cycling, Kit Guide, Tips & advice

The right bike for your cycling holiday

3 Aug , 2016  

There is a huge choice of bikes and styles these days, and many in different designs and fits to suit men, women and children. You’ll also find a price tag to suit a wide budget range and all kinds of aspirations. In general terms, lighter weight bikes with higher quality components will cost more but […]

Footwear & Shoes, Macs Adventure, Walking

Classic Tuscany – Shoes or Boots?

19 Jul , 2016  

There are so many footwear options at our disposal now it can be quite difficult to choose the right shoe for your walking holiday, you also have to consider the terrain on your chosen walking holiday. I am recently back from our fabulous new Classic Tuscany walking holiday and as this trip has very varied […]

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