Adventure of the Week, Cycling, Discovery

Adventure of the Week – Windermere on Two Wheels

19 Apr , 2017  

Sunset over Lake Windermere on the Windermere on Two Wheels Cycling Tour | Macs Adventure

With the Tour de Yorkshire 2017 starting on the 28th of April, this week we celebrate English cycling by taking a look at a tour that explores one of the most picturesque areas in the Lake District National Park in Cumbria – Lake Windermere. The Location Macs Adventure’s Windermere on Two Wheels self-guided cycling tour explores the area around […]

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Adventure of the Week, Cycling

Adventure of the Week – Lake Constance & The Danube

11 Jan , 2017  

Continuing with our celebration of the bicentenary of the bicycle we take a closer look at a cycling tour that is predominantly set in southwest Germany, the same region that the inventor Karl Drais was from. The Lake Constance & The Danube cycling tour involves bike rides on two of Europe’s top cycle paths with stunning […]

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Cycling, Discovery, Tips & advice, Walking

Trips to Look Out for in 2017

26 Dec , 2016  

We hope you had a relaxing Christmas day and are now looking forward to the next celebration. Here at Macs Adventure HQ we are filled with anticipation for the year ahead, looking forward to another year of adventures and the chance to try out our brand new gear on the trail! Keep an eye on […]

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Cycling

The E-Bike Revolution: What is an E-Bike?

6 Jul , 2015  

E-bikes, or electric bikes, are big news at the moment with sales increasing faster than any other type of bike in Europe. I like to think of myself as fairly fit, so when I was charged with testing out an e-bike whilst on a recent cycling trip to Greece, I have to admit I perhaps […]

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Cycling

Think you know Italy? Discover more in Puglia

19 Dec , 2013  

Recently I attended a research trip to Puglia (pronounced Poolia – silent “g”). I am sure that all of you well-travelled people out there know where Puglia is, but for those of you who don’t, Puglia is the area often referred to as Italy’s “heel of the boot”, because of the way it is shaped […]

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Cycling

Cycling Holidays in the Lake District: A Short Film

21 Nov , 2013  

Neil Lapping, our Chief Adventure Officer here at Macs Adventure, recently made this short film whilst visiting the Lakes, about why cycling in the Lake District is the perfect cycling holiday for all. Whether you are thinking of taking on the challenge of the C2C, or looking for a more relaxing cycling holiday in the […]

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Cycling

How fit do I need to be for the C2C cycle tour?

8 Nov , 2013  

If you’re looking for a cycling challenge for 2014, the C2C should be high on your wishlist. Having cycled it recently, I can see why it’s one of the most popular – if not, the most popular – multi-day cycling routes in the UK. The route, from the west to the east coast of England, […]

Cycling

Guide to cycling the C2C

1 Nov , 2013  

The C2C cycle route across northern England is claimed as one of the most popular in the UK, with an average of 12,000 to 15,000 cyclists completing the coast-to-coast trail each year. Many thousands more riders, both road and mountain bikers, cycle shorter sections of the total 140-mile route that heads from Whitehaven on the […]

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Cycling

First cycling holiday: At the age of 60

16 Aug , 2013  

walker in the cotswolds

As a kid I was always out on my bike (very different world back in the 1960s). Then, many years later, when the central line suffered a long time closure, I took back to cycling to commute to work. However, I never got into cycling as a leisure activity. I never invest in a good […]

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Cycling

The Lakes & Hadrian’s Wall Cycle Tour (Part 2)

16 May , 2013  

Cycle Day 4 – Keswick to Alston: Waking up to torrential rain and it forecast for the whole day I decided to throw in the towel. I am not normally a defeatist but the thought of several hours exposed to the elements didn’t appeal. We got the bus to Carlisle, picked up the car and […]

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