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 […]

Footwear & Shoes, Kit Guide, Trail Running

Three great trail running shoes

24 Mar , 2016  

If you are planning a trail running holiday or training for a long-distance running event, you’ll need a pair of trainers that are up to the job. We suggest three different trail running shoes that offer a range of important criteria, including good fit, support, cushioning and off-road grip. Inov-8 Race Ultra 290 Inov-8 have […]

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 […]

Kit Guide

5 Things to Consider When Choosing Binoculars

25 Feb , 2016  

As an avid natural historian and indeed ‘birder’ I am never without my binoculars, and having used many models over the last 40 odd years, I have learned what to look for and what works for me.  So for the benefit of those new to the concept of bringing the world closer through glass lenses, […]

Kit Guide, Walking

What to pack for your first walking holiday

18 Feb , 2016  

You have booked you first self-guided walking holiday – and now you are wondering what to pack. Here’s our guide to packing for your first walking holiday. Most Macs Adventure walking holidays include the transport of luggage between accommodation so you will not need to carry all your luggage with you as you walk. Waterproof outers: […]

Cycling, Kit Guide, Walking

Kit review: Berghaus vapourlight Hypertherm Hoody

27 Jan , 2016  

If you are looking for a light but warming insulated jacket to pop in your walking or cycling rucksack, check out the Berghaus vapourLight Hypertherm Reversible Hoody. Berghaus have created their “lightest most versatile synthetic midlayer”. It is aimed at active people and offers an insulation layer, whether it’s under another jacket or as an […]

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

Bike gear: Is it worth the money?

31 Dec , 2015  

If you know a keen cyclist then you will also know how keen they are about their kit. From super lightweight bikes to GPS gadgets to waterproof jackets, padded shorts and clip-in pedals, cycling allows people to reach new heights of super geekiness. Perhaps you are new to cycling and you are wondering if all […]

Cycling, Discovery, Kit Guide, Trekking, Walking

Great gadget: LifeStraw Steel personal water filter

17 Dec , 2015  

LifeStraw started out by making water filters for people in developing countries, where clean water is often scarce. They then moved into the outdoors and adventure market, recognising that walkers, runners, campers and cyclists might also make good use of a water bottle with a filter. Now, in celebration of LifeStraw’s 10th anniversary, the Swiss […]

Cycling, Kit Guide, Tips & advice

The best Christmas gifts for cyclists

10 Dec , 2015  

Go straight to the heart of your favourite cycling friend or partner with a present that will make them grin from ear to ear on Christmas day. Splash out on a great Christmas gift Buy your loved one the ultimate gift for Christmas when you book a MacsBike holiday. Will you choose winter sun, a […]

Cycling, Kit Guide

The best Christmas gifts for cyclists

4 Dec , 2015  

Go straight to the heart of your favourite cycling friend or partner with a present that will make them grin from ear to ear on Christmas day. Splash out on a great Christmas gift Buy your loved one the ultimate gift for Christmas when you book a MacsBike holiday. Will you choose winter sun, a […]