Adventure of the Week, Cycling, Road Cycling

Adventure of the Week: Tour of Tuscany: Florence to Montepulciano

15 Feb , 2018  

Want to see the very best of Tuscany in a week? Well, it is either you spend the time fretting over directions and parking in an expensive hire car, or you could pack yourself onto a coach tour and elbow people for the best camera position to get that snap.  Or, you could push yourself, […]

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Cycling, Leisure Cycling, Road Cycling, Tips & advice

E-bikes: Why it’s not cheating

5 Jan , 2018  

There’s a myth, most likely created by those that have never tried them, that e-biking is cheating. I disagree! Let me tell you why e-bikes are one of the best inventions of the 21st century. I love to ride my pedal-powered “ordinary” bike. It keeps me fit and offers an excellent form of transport for […]

Adventure of the Week, Cycling, Discovery, Macs Adventure, Road Cycling

Adventure of the Week: Road Cycling Coast & Volcanoes of Lanzarote

5 Oct , 2017  

If you want to keep the road cycling legs ticking over when dark and cold conditions keep you from your usual rides, this is the perfect adventure for you. Descending sweeping downhills, cycling through lava fields, volcanic valleys and vineyards, the island of “Eternal Spring” will give you everything you need. In a nutshell  Cycle […]

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Cycling, Road Cycling, Weekly Cycle

Weekly Cycle: Road Cycling – Mont Ventoux in Luxury

14 Dec , 2016  

The most legendary of all the climbs in Tour de France is Mont Ventoux. This hill, otherwise known as ‘The Giant of Provence’  is revered by all and feared by many! Macs Adventure offers a special package for those who want to give Mont Ventoux their best. This short cycling tour is designed for enthusiasts who want to […]

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Cycling, Road Cycling

Cycle of the Week: Road Cycling – Florence to Siena

20 Oct , 2016  

When in Tuscany there are a few things that you are guaranteed to see whilst peddling along; an Italian pensioner sitting at the side of the road with an espresso (or a vino) watching the world go by, one of those three-wheeled Ape Piaggios, and quite a few road cyclists. Road cycling has long been […]

Cycling, Leisure Cycling, Road Cycling, Tips & advice

15 things I learned while cycling the Scottish islands

20 Sep , 2016  

Scotland’s islands are very popular with cyclists. There is a real sense of adventure as you leave the mainland by ferry or boat, taking a bike with you, to enjoy a day, two days or a week of island hopping. In addition, the islands, such as Arran, Mull, Skye, the Outer Hebrides, Shetland and Orkney, boast […]

Cycling, Macs Bike Team, Road Cycling

David’s Cycle Challenge

26 Aug , 2016  

The Challenge This weekend our very own David Gilliland is participating in the inaugural race for the Marmotte Granfondo Pyrénées. This Sunday will mark the start of this 4 day timed cycling event covering a distance of 160km, and climbing a total of 5,600 altimeters over a total of 5 cols. There will be over 5,000 other cyclists, but we […]

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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 […]

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. […]

Cycling, Road Cycling, Tips & advice

Did you know?: 10 facts about Mont Ventoux

1 Jun , 2016  

Mont Ventoux in France is famed as a must-do ride for keen cyclists. The famously tough climb will feature again in the Tour de France 2016. Here we reveal a few of the facts and things to know about Mt Ventoux. Why not give it a try yourself as part of a Macs Bikes cycling […]