Cycling, Kit Guide, Tips & advice

Portable power chargers for travellers

7 Sep , 2016  

These days we rely on many chargeable gadgets, including mobile phones, cameras, video cams and GPS gadgets. But when you are travelling it’s not always so easy to find an electricity point for recharging these items. Even if you are staying in accommodation each night, you may find that your gadgets are drained of energy […]

Cycling, Kit Guide, Tips & advice

The right bike for your cycling holiday

3 Aug , 2016  

There is a huge choice of bikes and styles these days, and many in different designs and fits to suit men, women and children. You’ll also find a price tag to suit a wide budget range and all kinds of aspirations. In general terms, lighter weight bikes with higher quality components will cost more but […]

Footwear & Shoes, Macs Adventure, Walking

Classic Tuscany – Shoes or Boots?

19 Jul , 2016  

There are so many footwear options at our disposal now it can be quite difficult to choose the right shoe for your walking holiday, you also have to consider the terrain on your chosen walking holiday. I am recently back from our fabulous new Classic Tuscany walking holiday and as this trip has very varied […]

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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 […]

Kit Guide, Tips & advice, Walking

8 great summer walking products

29 Jun , 2016  

Summer walking usually means you can shed a few layers and wear gear that weighs less. It feels good to be out in the sunshine on a walking holiday. Lightweight walking poles Walking poles have many benefits, including balance and endurance. In the summer months you can use poles that are lighter but make sure […]

Kit Guide, Tips & advice, Walking

12 of the best free apps for your holiday

23 Jun , 2016  

Most people carry smartphones with them on holiday. As well as being useful for communication and taking photographs, there are numerous apps that can benefit your trip. We choose 12 of the best free apps for a great holiday. All the apps are available free in the App Store or on Google Play. 1 Skyscanner Skyscanner is […]

Cycling, Kit Guide, Tips & advice

12 top summer cycling products

14 Jun , 2016  

Summer cycling means you can shed a few layers and enjoy the warm sunshine on your skin. To be sure that you enjoy the best of riding in warm weather pick the right kit and products. Cycling shorts You can dare to bare the legs for summer cycling. It’s up to you whether you choose waist high […]

Kit Guide, Tips & advice, Tools, Walking

Komperdell Carbon Ultralite Vario 4 walking poles

23 May , 2016  

We take a closer look at the new Komperdell Carbon Ultralite Vario 4 walking poles. The brand states: “When packing light for your next outdoor adventure is a priority and everything has to be extremely lightweight, Komperdell has the answer with its Carbon Ultralite Vario 4 poles.” Why use walking poles? Walking/trekking poles can be a […]

Cycling, Kit Guide, Tips & advice

Tips for your first road cycling tour

13 May , 2016   Gallery

Cycling is enjoying a boom time and many more riders are keen to take their bikes on holiday with them. A cycle touring holiday offers all kinds of benefits. Read our 9 reasons to book a cycling tour blog. But if it’s your first road cycling tour you might be wondering where to go, how […]

Kit Guide, Walking

Today is… Lost Sock Memorial Day

9 May , 2016  

It’s almost inevitable, isn’t it? For every load of laundry that you sort through there is often an odd sock – or two or three. It has happened so many times in my family that we each have a rather forlorn pile of single socks sitting on top of a chest of drawers. We wait […]