Culture & History, Cycling, Weekly Cycle

Weekly Cycle: Cycling Camino Frances- Leon to Santiago

25 Jul , 2016  

This week we’re bringing you the Camino de Santiago, or St. James’ Way, for St. James’ Day today. Every turn of the wheel on this adventure brings you discovery of medieval villages full of character and charm, sacred monuments, Romanesque masterpieces and the secrets behind the country’s culinary diversity. In a Nutshell: Where is it? Your Journey […]

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Culture & History, Leisure Cycling, Weekly Cycle

Weekly Cycle: Cycling Tuscany – Chianti & Siena

21 Jul , 2016  

This week we’re turning water into wine to showcase our tour through Italy’s wine region of Tuscany.  Home to sumptuous cuisine, and famed Chianti, Brunello and Nobile wines, this tour is sure to please cyclists that our also foodies or wine enthusiasts! In a Nutshell: Where is it? Starting your journey in Poggibonsi in the heart […]

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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, Kit Guide, Tips & advice

What to pack for a European cycling holiday

25 May , 2015  

I recently embarked on a cycling tour to Greece on Macs Adventure’s Wine Roads of Ancient Greece route. I’d been training at home, but this was my first actual cycling holiday, where I’d need to consider a bit further ahead than one day’s supplies of a waterproof jacket and a sandwich. The weather forecast said […]

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To walk or cycle the Camino?

30 Oct , 2014  

The Camino can be walked or cycled, and though walking is the most popular way to travel, there are many people who cycle. Walking Pros: Traditional pilgrim experience. Time to take in the sites and environment. The best way to experience the camaraderie of the Camino. All paths are suitable for walkers. More sociable. Cons: […]

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Macs Adventure

Make your own tasty energy bars

15 Aug , 2014  

Ask any of our team at Macs Adventure for a top 10 “don’t leave home without” list, and food (usually in the form of energy bars or cereal bars) is always a pretty high priority. It isn’t that we’re greedy (well, maybe a bit), but we know how important it is to be prepared on […]

Cycling

The Diversity of Provence

29 Apr , 2014  

When embarking on a research trip we try to cover as much ground as possible. As Macs Adventure have quite a number of different walking and cycling tours in Provence, and we are looking to add a few more, I wanted to see a lot in only 9 days! I had travelled to Provence before […]

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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

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

Walk More, Cycle More, See More: Walking and Cycling Route Planners

17 Sep , 2013  

The “A Better Way To Work” initiative recently visited Macs Adventure’s head office to help us with advice on getting around on a day to day basis on our own steam! Much as we are all an active bunch, taking part in a range of active recreations, it was great to get a bit of […]