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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Camino Guide Part 3: Which Pilgrimage Route? – Via de la Plata

25 Mar , 2014  

The Via de la Plata is one of the longest alternatives to the Camino Francés. The route begins in Seville and is a 1000km long journey to Santiago de Compostela. It offers the pilgrim a long and rather secluded walk from Andalucía to the very north of Spain in Galicia. Once at Astorga in Galicia […]

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Walking

Mapping a walking route on Loch Ness

25 Mar , 2013  

Walking in Scotland just got better with the unveiling of a new map detailing many miles of waymarked walking routes on the south side of iconic Loch Ness.The new Harveys map details the 28-mile South Loch Ness Trail and the 50-mile Trail of the Seven Lochs route. More about the South Loch Ness Trail The South Loch […]

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Cycling

Top tips for bicycle maintenance

8 Mar , 2013  

More bicycles are bought in the UK than cars yet almost half end up lying unused in sheds and garages. Reports reveal that the use of bikes has been on the increase in recent years yet still there are millions of bicycles languishing in people’s garages and sheds.  But with spring on the way and […]

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Cycling

Best destinations for winter sunshine cycling

22 Feb , 2013  

Cycling in the Algarve

If you’re a cyclist based in the UK, you will probably fall into the “fairweather” or “hard as nails” camp. And no other season splits these groups further than winter. While the “fairweather” riders steadfastly avoid the outdoors and turbo train or attend spin fit classes for hour after boring hour, the “hard as nails” cyclists […]

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, Kit Guide

Choosing a synthetic or wool baselayer

9 Feb , 2013  

We’ve blogged about how and why a good baselayers is an essential item of walking and cycling gear. This is because they help to keep you warm and dry. Read the Benefits of a Baselayer for Walkers and Cyclists. But with so many different baselayers on the market how do you choose the right one […]

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Become a Macs Adventure Pathfinder and enjoy free walking and cycling trips

2 Feb , 2013  

We are looking for experienced walkers, cyclists and travellers to join our team of Pathfinders. pathfinder [ˈpɑːθˌfaɪndə] n 1. a person who makes or finds a way, esp through unexplored areas or fields of knowledge As part of our mission to deliver outstanding self guided walking, cycling and activity holidays we thoroughly research our new trips and […]

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Cycling

5 great cycling apps for smartphones

3 Jan , 2013  

Whether you have an iPhone or Android-based phone, you’ll have a growing interest in apps. If you don’t know, an app is an “application” that is downloaded to your device  – for free or for a charge – and can be used for a huge range of activities. This blog looks at some of the […]

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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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