Post by: Jo Payne

Cycling, Macs Bike Team, Road Cycling

Jo’s Tips for Road Cycle Trips

13 Jul , 2016  

Packing & prep for a hassle free trip! I’m heading out soon to the rolling hills of Tuscany, home of Strade Bianchi and cycling legend Gino Bartelli and as the rain pounds the office window, I can’t wait! Besides carefully calculating fresh clothing required, hiring or taking my own bike is always my main consideration. […]

Bike & Boat

Team Travels: David’s Bike & Boat, Mantova to Venice

7 Jul , 2016  

Allegedly, people told the guys behind the ‘Italy Bike and Boat’ that they were mad setting it up in the first place, with a small Dutch barge, just back in 2009. “It will never work, who wants to cycle around and spend a holiday on a boat”.  Hundreds of happy customers filling the cabins of […]

Culture & History

A Local’s Guide to Holland: 11 Things You Need to Know

27 Apr , 2016  

Happy King’s Day everyone! As Holland is one of our most popular cycling destinations, we thought we’d sit down with our Executive Assistant, Heleen for a chat about her homeland to learn about King’s Day, the local food and why the Dutch are so crazy about cycling. On King’s Day: 1) Amsterdam is the place […]

Bike & Boat, Weekly Cycle

Weekly Cycle: Croatia Bike & Boat – Southern Island Hopping

20 Apr , 2016  

This week we’re off to sunny Croatia for a look at our latest bike and boat adventure. All aboard!   In a Nutshell: Where is it? Starting at Trogir Harbour, you’ll anchor up and be on your way sailing south to the islands of Brač, Hvar, Korčula and Vis for 7 days before heading north back […]

Culture & History, Cycling, Macs Bike Team, News

Cycling the Spirit of Scotland

7 Apr , 2016  

Scotland’s Castle Trail – Giants of history but even bigger on hospitality. It’s a cliché but it’s always the small things in life that count. I’ve just returned from our newest UK trip, Scotland’s Castle Trail. The tour links together some of Scotland’s most significant castles; Scone Palace (the crowning place of 42 Scottish kings), […]

Culture & History, Cycling, Leisure Cycling, Weekly Cycle

Weekly Cycle: Pedalling Prosecco, Padova & Venice

4 Apr , 2016  

This week we’re off Italy for some sun, cycling and a taste of la dolce vita on our Pedalling Prosecco, Padova & Venice tour. In a Nutshell: Where is it?  Starting in Vicenza (30 minutes from Venice by train) or Mestre (Venice) you will discover the magic of Italy’s Veneto region on this week long cycling tour. You’ll […]

Weekly Cycle

Weekly Cycle: Provence: Villages and Landscapes Cycling

5 Feb , 2016  

This week we’re heading to the land of love, lavender and Van Gogh with our Weekly Cycle: Provence: Villages and Landscapes Cycling. In a Nutshell: Where is it?  Starting in St Rémy (55 miles north of Marseille, 12 miles south of Avignon) you will experience the best of Provence on this relaxing cycling tour of the […]

Bike & Boat, Cycling, Weekly Cycle

Weekly Cycle: Holland Bike & Boat

7 Jan , 2016  

Holland was created for cycling. Flat easy going cycle paths meander alongside a network of picturesque waterways, windmills and tulip fields. In a nutshell Distance: Average daily distances range from 25km to 50km Grading: Easy, Easy to Moderate Where is it? Bordering Belgium to the west, Germany to the East and rugged North Sea coastline, […]

Cycling, Leisure Cycling, Weekly Cycle

Weekly Cycle: Land of the Conquistadors: Cycling the Paradors

31 Dec , 2015  

From the depths of winter, spring into luxury with our newest cycling trip, Land of the Conquistadors Cycling the Paradors. Each day of riding links luxury Parador hotels deep in the heart of historic Spain. In a nutshell Distance: 292km / 342 km Grading: Moderate Where is it? Extremadura, Western Spain. Why? If you enjoy […]

Macs Bike Team

Meet the Team: David Gilliland

18 Dec , 2015  

David, one of our newest team members, talks about his passion for skiing and cycling. Describe your role at Macs Adventure in 10 words. Enjoying a day to day passion that helps our customers. How long have you worked at Macs? Approaching 7 months now. What’s the best thing about working at Macs Adventure? The […]