Cycling, Leisure Cycling, Road Cycling, Tips & advice

Croatia cycling: The Island of Hvar

14 Jul , 2016  

The beautiful Croatian island of Hvar is a superb location for road cycling. There are both hilly and flatter routes to explore – and the tarmac is mostly smooth. Because the island, situated in the Adriatic Sea, is just 65.5km by 10.5km (at its widest) you can easily ride between coasts and settlements. Did you know the coastline […]

Bike & Boat, Leisure Cycling, Weekly Cycle

Weekly Cycle: Italy Bike & Boat- Sicily & the Aeolian Islands

13 Jul , 2016  

This week we’re sailing off to the sunny Sicilian archipelago of the Aeolian Islands just in time for the height of summer! Join us for a brand new beautiful 8 day & 7 night holiday that combines sailing, cycling and hiking. In a Nutshell: Where is it? Embarking in the Port of Milazzo you’ll island hop […]

Cycling, Kit Guide, Leisure Cycling

Bike buying tips for cycling re-starters

1 Jul , 2016  

Does this sound like you? You rode a bicycle as a child and at university – but then came the family years when you were busy working and looking after the domestic chores. Holidays were a chance to lie on the beach or by the pool in the sunshine. Now, though, you have more time and […]

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, Kit Guide, Leisure Cycling, Road Cycling, Tips & advice

15 tips for happier cycling holidays

28 Apr , 2016  

It is only when you are on a cycling holiday (Mallorca in April, if you’re asking!) that you discover all the little – and sometimes bigger – things that can make your cycling holiday just that bit happier. Here are 15 tips. Right time to go If you like your cycling holidays with sunshine but […]

Cycling, Leisure Cycling, Road Cycling, Tips & advice

14 things I have learned while cycle touring

14 Apr , 2016  

I have enjoyed many cycle tours, both carrying my own kit and relishing the luxury of my luggage being transferred between accommodations. Here are 14 things I have discovered about cycle touring. 1 Cycle touring offers an amazing sense of freedom. You can ride as far as you want each day and according to your own […]

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 […]

Cycling, Kit Guide, Leisure Cycling, Road Cycling, Tips & advice

Nine steps to comfort in the saddle

4 Mar , 2016  

Comfort is vital for an enjoyable cycling holiday but so many people complain of being saddle sore. Here we tackle the topic of how to gain good comfort in the saddle on a cycling tour or holiday. 1 The right shorts: Padded shorts are a good idea but make sure you buy shorts to suit the […]

Cycling, Leisure Cycling, Road Cycling, Tips & advice

21 great things to know about Bavaria

2 Mar , 2016  

Downton Abbey to Bath

Bavaria, in southeastern Germany, is acclaimed for great castles, fantastic beer and fairytale countryside. It’s the location for a new MacsBike cycle tour, the Bicycle Beer Trail of Bavaria. Here we reveal 21 great things you might not know about Bavaria. 1 Writer and Nobel laureate Thomas Mann called his chosen home of Bavaria “notoriously wonderful”. 2 […]

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

9 great reasons to go on a cycling holiday!

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 why you should consider to holiday by bicycle. The right pace: Cycling, at somewhere between 10mph and 20mph, is the perfect speed for taking in your surroundings. There […]