Biking, Discovery, Walking

18 interesting facts about American Independence Day

4 Jul , 2019  

Today is the 4th of July, which means it is American Independence Day. Across America, people will be celebrating with fireworks, parades, barbecues and other festivities. Here are 18 interesting facts to share with your friends this Independence Day. 1 – On July 4, 1776, the American colonies were declared free and independent States from […]

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Biking, Culture & History, Macs Adventure

Cycle Kyoto to the Coast: All you need to know

19 Jun , 2019  

Nara

Most people visiting Japan will focus on the cities and for good reason.  The contrast between the traditional and the ultra-modern is more prevalent here than in any other country. However, the cities only show one side to this remarkable culture and to truly explore Japan; you need to get out into the more rural […]

Bike & Boat, Biking, Leisure Cycling, Macs Adventure

Top tips for your Danube Bike & Boat adventure

18 Jun , 2019  

I was lucky enough to spend some time out of the office and cycled along the Danube river in April on our Passau to Budapest Bike and Boat tour. I traded my flat for a river cruiser and called ship MV Carissima my new home for the week. 4 countries, 3 capitals and countless charming […]

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Biking, Leisure Cycling

3 Reasons Biking in Vermont is the best

7 Jun , 2019  

Vermont

Within the rolling green mountains and along the calm shores of Lake Champlain, Vermont keeps hidden charming towns, colorful forests, and quiet meandering back roads. The slow pace of life and the peaceful scenery make this one of the best destinations for cyclists looking for a truly local experience yet great point to point rides. […]

Biking, Discovery, Macs Adventure, Tips & advice

The Best Wineries near Niagara Falls

24 Apr , 2019  

Niagara Falls

Over the past thirty years, Ontario’s wine and grape industry has expanded greatly and currently produced over 65% of all Canadian wine. The Niagara Peninsula – one of Ontario’s four officially recognized Vintners Quality Alliance areas – has developed into a major food & wine destination. This is due to both the high-quality wine and […]

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Biking, Culture & History, Macs Adventure

Biking in Nova Scotia: My top 4 highlights

17 Apr , 2019  

Nova Scotia, in eastern Canada, is a cyclists dream. The old railroad paths have been converted into gravel bike paths. A cyclist of any level of riding experience, can easily travel from town to town along the Province’s South Shore. These pathways are the site of remarkable landmarks and legends, giving your biking experience an […]

Biking, Macs Adventure

Connor’s Top 5 reasons to bike Washington State’s San Juan Islands

16 Aug , 2018  

Connor with his bike, sunset, San Juan Islands

My recent bike trip to the San Juan Islands was my first taste of the wildly popular Pacific Northwest island chain. I wasn’t too sure what to expect, aside from what friends and colleagues had told me: killer seafood, gorgeous views, and mellow island vibes. Little did I know how right they were, and how […]

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Biking, Leisure Cycling, Macs Adventure

5 Reasons to visit the San Juan Islands

13 Mar , 2018  

We’ve recently launched a small collection of bike tours around Washington State’s San Juan islands. Having spent our time researching, route-finding, and setting up great itineraries on the islands, we’ve fallen in love! Here are our top reasons to make the San Juan islands your next biking destination: Perfect biking weather In the rainshadow of […]

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Kit Guide, Mountain Biking, Walking, West Highland Way

All the most-asked questions on the West Highland Way

9 Mar , 2018  

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 […]

Biking, Discovery, Tips & advice, Walking

18 things to know about Robert Burns

25 Jan , 2018  

Today, 25th January 2017, 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 on January […]

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