Bike & Boat, Cycling

Cycling the Danube: Inn to Inn or Bike and Boat?

19 Oct , 2012  

The River Danube is a great choice for a cycle touring holiday, especially if you’re a novice cyclist or a family of riders. The flat, mostly downhill route is generally traffic-free and takes you through a wealth of glorious countryside and within easy cycling distance of many, many attractions. So, you have made a good […]

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Cycling

Cycling: 10 great benefits

16 Oct , 2012  

Cycling is one of the fastest growing sports right now – and is tipped to keep on free-wheeling. Even if you’re not yet a cyclist you will have seen so many more riders out on their bikes in recent years. This summer, with the Olympics inspiring so many more people to get into sport, cycling […]

Cycling

Why families will love cycling the River Danube

10 Oct , 2012  

One of Europe’s most popular cycle paths, especially among families, heads along the beautiful River Danube, between Bavaria and Hungary. And even a quick glance of the profile reveals why parents with young children flock to ride the route. For most of the River Danube Cycle Way, especially through Upper and Lower Austria and into Slovakia, is […]

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Cycling

Easy-going cycling in south-west France

4 Oct , 2012  

One of our regular bloggers, FionaOutdoors, offers her thoughts on cycling in France on two waymarked cycle paths. She writes: France knows how to wow cyclists, whether you’re looking for high-rise riding challenges in the Pyrenees and Alps, or easier-going routes along delightful rivers and canals. After a few days tackling some of the infamous Tour […]

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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 […]

Cycling

Prolong your summer with an autumn escape

14 Sep , 2012  

  Prolong your summer with an autumn escape.   Autumn walking in the Mediterranean is sublime with warm days, cool evenings and tables laden with the rich summer harvest. Turquoise seas, relaxed harbour side dinners and coastal walking come as standard on our island hopping walking holidays in Greece. Pack your bags for Naxos and Santorini orCorfu and […]

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Cycling

Italian Adventure – Part 2 – Walking in the Amalfi Coast

30 Nov , 2010  

The second part of my Italian adventure beckoned. I finally arrived on the Amalfi Coast, after a train from Naples to Sorrento and then the local bus along the breathtakingly beautiful and just a tiny bit scary coastal roads to Amalfi. This was my first time visiting the Amalfi Coast and although I thought I had a […]

Cycling, Macs Adventure, Walking

Italian Adventure Part 1 – Walking & Cycling in Umbria and Tuscany

30 Nov , 2010  

My much anticipated Italian adventure began as my Ryanair flight thudded down on the runway at Pisa airport (the landing was enough to make me purchase a pack of the smokeless cigarettes which are mercilessly plugged on board!).  I was met by the charming Beppe our local agent for Tuscany and Umbria, with a friendly […]