Cycling, Macs Adventure

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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Cycling

Seven great reasons to walk or cycle in Italy

9 Apr , 2013  

Italy is a fabulously diverse country offering magnificent mountains, wonderful coastlines, rolling countryside, history, culture, cuisine and wines. What more could you want from a walking or cycling holiday? Here we bring you seven top reasons for booking a walk or cycle trip to Italy this summer. Walking holidays: Hike between picturesque villages on Tuscan Hills or […]

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Cycling

Festivals and summer walking holidays

1 Mar , 2013  

With spring just around the corner – and summer holidays fast approaching – many people will be thinking about where to go for a walking or cycling holiday. This year, why not combine one of Europe’s impressive festivals with a self-guided walk or cycling tour in the area? June 7 to 9 is the weekend […]

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Cycling

New American Genius cycle route

12 Feb , 2013  

We may have said this before but we are always delighted to hear about new cycle-friendly routes across the world. Cycling tours are a brilliant way to see new countries, whether you travel with a cycling holiday company or on your own. The American Genius Highway is a new 260-mile bike route Hannibal and St […]

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Cycling

The ups of a cycling holiday on the Tour de France cols

31 Dec , 2012  

One of our frequent bloggers, FionaOutdoors, reveals why she can think of nothing better than cycling mountains on a summer holiday: Until a few years ago, I had only watched in awe as the Tour de France riders pushed themselves to the limits over the cols (mountain passes) of the Pyrenees and Alps. I had never […]

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Cycling

Top 5 luxury cycling and walking holidays for 2013

18 Dec , 2012  

A walking or cycling holiday means something different to every holidaymaker. While some can think of nothing more exciting than a high-level mountain trek with accommodation in welcoming huts, or an adventurous mountain biking tour,  others believe that a holiday should be as luxurious as possible. Surprisingly luxury and walking or cycling can combine, offering […]

Cycling

8 must-do Road Biking trips for 2013

11 Dec , 2012  

One of the fastest growing activities in the UK is undoubtedly cycling. While retailers have seen sales of bikes and kit going up in the last year or two, cycling sportives and cycling holiday tours have witnessed a surge in participants. We reckon the boom in cycling is due to a several reasons. Firstly, we’ve all […]

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Macs Adventure, Walking

5 Warm Winter Walking and Cycling Holidays

3 Nov , 2012  

Last weekend the clocks went back and that means it’s time for me to start planning my winter escape. Here are my top 5 winter escapes. 1. Walking on Gran Canaria: Island of Contrasts Often referred to as a continent in miniature the Canary Island of Gran Canaria offers a unique walking experience, from the […]

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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

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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