Adventure Isle http://www.adventureisle.com/ Latest Blog from Adventure Isle Sun, 22 Oct 2017 07:18:00 +0100 en-us Isle of Man thatched self catering cottage launched http://www.adventureisle.com/blog/manx-national-heritage-has-launched-a-new-unique-self-catering-cottage-on-the-isle-of-man-/ Manx National Heritage has launched a new unique self catering cottage on the Isle of Man. Sleeping up to two people "Yn Thie Thooit" is located in a peaceful setting at Lhen Bridge which is located in the North of the island. It's close to Lhen beach and Cronk y Bing Nature reserve and is a perfect base for nature lovers and bird watching. It is also an ideal location for walkers and cyclists looking to explore. The cottage has recently been fully restored and comes equipped with comfortable furniture combined with luxurious finishing touches. These include heated blankets, high-quality bedding and... Sat, 30 Jan 2016 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.adventureisle.com/blog/manx-national-heritage-has-launched-a-new-unique-self-catering-cottage-on-the-isle-of-man- Win a two night Golf break to the Isle of Man http://www.adventureisle.com/blog/win-a-two-night-golf-break-to-the-isle-of-man/ How would you like to win a 2-night golf break for two to the Isle of Man?  Regency Travel has teamed up with the 4 star Claremont Hotel in Douglas and Castletown Golf Links to offer you the chance to visit the Isle of Man in 2016.  The prize includes:  2 Return foot passenger sailings from Heysham or Liverpool  2 nights bed and breakfast accommodation at the Claremont Hotel, Douglas 1 round of golf at Castletown golf links - Included In The Top 261 Of Rolex's 1,000 Best Golf Courses In The World To enter this amazing competition, you need to like and share the Facebook page... Sat, 30 Jan 2016 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.adventureisle.com/blog/win-a-two-night-golf-break-to-the-isle-of-man Bed & Breakfast in the Isle of Man http://www.adventureisle.com/blog/bed-breakfast-in-the-isle-of-man/ Isle of Man Bed & Breakfast offers comfortable, home-from-home experiences. The island has a range of Bed & Breakfast properties that offer guests peace and quiet in a homely environment where you can rise to a hearty, home cooked breakfast before exploring the Isle of Man. Offering a personal and in some cases family run service, this is what separates Bed & Breakfast accommodation from other places to stay while on the Isle of Man. Spend the night in a rural location in the Manx countryside, some on real working farms or stay in the busiest towns such as Peel, Port Erin... Sun, 24 Jan 2016 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.adventureisle.com/blog/bed-breakfast-in-the-isle-of-man Self Catering on the Isle of Man http://www.adventureisle.com/blog/self-catering-on-the-isle-of-man/ Whether you are a visiting as a small group, family or a couple the Isle of Man has an extensive array of Self Catering properties to choose from and could prove to be an ideal choice for a relaxed or action packed weekend or longer stay. Self Catering properties on the Isle of Man all are unique and offer different types of settings, whether that be a rural or on Manx farm, in the hills, next to the sea in a coastal setting such as a lighthouse or on the beach. Some living apartments located in the islands larger towns offer... Sat, 23 Jan 2016 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.adventureisle.com/blog/self-catering-on-the-isle-of-man Visit the Isle of Man this Valentine's http://www.adventureisle.com/blog/visit-the-isle-of-man-this-valentine-s/ With Valentine's Day just around the corner, our thoughts turn to romance. If you are looking for something special to treat your better half, then a stay on the Isle of Man with with its charms and beauty could be what you are looking for. This year Valentine's Day 2016 falls on a Sunday giving you the ideal opportunity to make it a special weekend away. The Isle of Man offers a large selection of stunning places to stay, from self-catering properties to welcoming bed & breakfasts and luxury hotels. All budgets are catered for so no matter what you choose you... Fri, 22 Jan 2016 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.adventureisle.com/blog/visit-the-isle-of-man-this-valentine-s Isle of Man Packages of the week 15 October 2015 http://www.adventureisle.com/blog/isle-of-man-packages-of-the-week-15-october-2015/ We have been searching to find the best deals around and with 2016 flights and ferries now available we have put together some of the best available for next year. Isle of Man Walking Breaks 15 April 2016 - 2 NightsSee: Explore the Isle of Man by foot, take a walk along one of the self guided tracks or do as you please.Includes: Return flights from London Gatwick with early morning flight to the island and late evening return flight, Unlimited Isle of Man public transport ticket which allows travel on any of the island's public bus, tram or train. 2 Nights... Thu, 15 Oct 2015 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.adventureisle.com/blog/isle-of-man-packages-of-the-week-15-october-2015 Isle of Man Steam Packet Sailing available for 2016 http://www.adventureisle.com/blog/isle-of-man-steam-packet-sailing-available-for-2016/ The Isle of Man Steam Packet has announced that all sailings for 2016 are now available to book.  More than 900,000 seats can be booked in 2016 as sailing schedules have now been confirmed. Once again Ben-my-Chree will operate daily sailings between Heysham and Douglas, as well as winter shedules between Douglas and Birkenhead while Mannanan will resume its 2016 schedule to Liverpool from 17 Marhc 2016. Fares start at just £18 one way for an adult traveling on foot while a child can travel for just £9. Special Offers are in place for familes with free child places available throughout summer... Mon, 12 Oct 2015 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.adventureisle.com/blog/isle-of-man-steam-packet-sailing-available-for-2016 New Manx Electric Railway Walks http://www.adventureisle.com/blog/new-manx-electric-railway-walks/ 8 new Isle of Man self-guided walks has been released which focus on the north and east of the island. Each walk connects with the Manx Electric Railway (MER) starting from different stations. All are perfect when combining Victorian travel with walks in the country. The walks can be found under our Isle of Man Walking Trail section, each walk has a downloaded fact sheet with instructions and a map. More Railway walks are available via the Isle of Man Steam Railway and you can find information for these here. Like us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/adventureisleFollow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/adventureIOM... Fri, 09 Oct 2015 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.adventureisle.com/blog/new-manx-electric-railway-walks Isle of Man Golf breaks from £149pp http://www.adventureisle.com/blog/isle-of-man-golf-breaks-from-149pp/ We are delighted to be launching Isle of Man golf breaks for 2016, with golf holidays starting from just £149pp. You can now book your 2016 golf holiday to the Isle of Man with a range of great packages available throughout next year. All packages include a choice of hotel accommodation, on island transfers and rounds of golf at a choice of Isle of Man golf courses. All packages feature at least 2 round of golf at Castletown Golf Links, the course is the island's premier place to play set in a stunning coastal location in the south of the island and... Tue, 29 Sep 2015 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.adventureisle.com/blog/isle-of-man-golf-breaks-from-149pp A lap of the TT circuit with Peter Kennaugh http://www.adventureisle.com/blog/a-lap-of-the-tt-circuit-with-peter-kennaugh/ This is an old story but still relevant, just look how young Pete look's!  A great story about cycling on the Isle of Man.  http://www.cyclingweekly.co.uk/routes/north/isle-of-man-tt-circuit-with-peter-kennaugh-87872  We are on Facebook, Twitter and Google +. Follow us for great deals and up to date event news. We have great cycling breaks to the Isle of Man starting from just £99 per person. ... Fri, 03 Jul 2015 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.adventureisle.com/blog/a-lap-of-the-tt-circuit-with-peter-kennaugh Great family breaks to the Isle of Man this Easter http://www.adventureisle.com/blog/great-family-breaks-to-the-isle-of-man-this-easter/ Treat the family this Easter and explore the Isle of Man with some of our great family offers. The island is a great place to explore with lots to see and do. Let the kids run free at Ape Mann, or take a trip on the Isle of Man Steam Railway to Port Erin. Bring the car so that you can visit every corner of the island, visit Peel with its castle or spot Seal's at the Sound. What ever you choose, let Regency Travel do all the hardwork for you. We have hand picked some of the best family offers available below. 1.... Tue, 03 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.adventureisle.com/blog/great-family-breaks-to-the-isle-of-man-this-easter Top Isle of Man Cycle Friendly Accommodtion http://www.adventureisle.com/blog/top-isle-of-man-cycle-friendly-accommodtion/ All the properties listed below are properties that have been recommended and also have taken part in the Isle of Man Tourism departments Welcome scheme for Cyclists. The properties are located in different areas of the Isle of Man which features great cycling from their doors. All have  areas where you can store your bike. Inglewood Guest House 4 Star Gold, Douglas The Inglewood guest house is located at the quieter end of Douglas promenade and offers more of a personal touch for its guests. Bike storage is available to guests, Twin, Single and Double rooms are available. Cycling from here is great... Tue, 03 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.adventureisle.com/blog/top-isle-of-man-cycle-friendly-accommodtion Top Isle of Man Instagram's of the week http://www.adventureisle.com/blog/top-isle-of-man-instagram-s-of-the-week/ We love seeing your images around the Isle of Man on Instragram, so much so here are our top images from the past week.  If you are on the Isle of Man and post a picture please always remember to hashtag #iom or #isleofman so that we can show off your brilliant images and of course the Isle of Man to the world.  Port Erin taken by Annette Christian Groudle Beach taken by Lee Corkill Signs of Spring by Lee Corkill  Douglas Harbour taken by Annette Christian Mountain Bike Boardwak in South Barrule Plantation By Thomas Kneen Ramsey Harbour taken by manxie1 We are on Instagram https://instagram.com/adventureisle @adventureisle  Like us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/adventureisle Follow... Mon, 02 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.adventureisle.com/blog/top-isle-of-man-instagram-s-of-the-week Spring to the Isle of Man this March http://www.adventureisle.com/blog/spring-to-the-isle-of-man-this-march-/ Today (01 March 2015) marks the start of Spring, March has started with the sun shining and signs that the weather has started to warm. March signals the opening of the Isle of Man Railways with the full season on the Steam Railway starting 6th March to 8th November. Manx Electric railway runs from 20 March to 08 November and the Sneafell Mountain Railway opens Friday 27 March to Sunday 08 November. Also opening its site is the Manx National Heritage, all the seasons attractions open daily from 28th March and include Castle Rushen, House of Manannan and the Laxey Wheel. With the... Sun, 01 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.adventureisle.com/blog/spring-to-the-isle-of-man-this-march- Isle of Man Walking Weekends http://www.adventureisle.com/blog/isle-of-man-walking-weekends/ Starting this April you can take advantage of new guided walks with Dr Andrew Foxon from www.go-mannadventures.com.  Each walking weekend consists of 2 x 5 hour guided walks, during the month of April the walks will take in stunning countryside with amazing sea views plus you will learn about the history of the island and a real insight of times gone by.  April will see walks in St Johns home of Tynwald where the islands law's are read each year at the Tynwald open ceremony, Slieau Whalllian and the Big Braaid Circle in which you will learn about the Celtic and Norse farmstead which... Sat, 21 Feb 2015 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.adventureisle.com/blog/isle-of-man-walking-weekends Manx Telecom End2End from £109pp http://www.adventureisle.com/blog/manx-telecom-end2end-from-109pp/ You can now sign up for the 2015 Manx Telecom End2End Mountain bike challenge with the booking system opening today 14 February 2015.  Entries start from £30 for adults looking to finish just half of the race or £40 per person for anyone looking to complete the full 75k challenge.  We here at adventureisle want to make it as easier as possible to get to the island, so we are able to offer 2 night stays starting from just £109 per person, which includes return travel by sea and 2 nights in a guesthouse on a bed & breakfast basis.  The End2end mountain... Sat, 14 Feb 2015 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.adventureisle.com/blog/manx-telecom-end2end-from-109pp Spectacular finish planned for 2015 Manx Telecom End2End MTB race! http://www.adventureisle.com/blog/spectacular-finish-planned-for-2015-manx-telecom-end2end-mtb-race-/ The annual Manx Telecom End2End Mountain Bike Challenge will  finish in Port Erin for the first time in its recenthistory. The 20th anniversary edition of the race will take place on Sunday September 13,with organisers introducing some exciting changes including moving the finish from Cregneash to the Lower Prom in Port Erin.The traditional start at the Point of Ayre remains, and the course will be largely the same as in recent years heading through Brandywell and the half-way point at St Johns, but more off-road sections are promised! Exact details of the new route will be confirmed at a later date. To... Wed, 04 Feb 2015 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.adventureisle.com/blog/spectacular-finish-planned-for-2015-manx-telecom-end2end-mtb-race- Isle of Man – Two Day Gravity Enduro Announced http://www.adventureisle.com/blog/isle-of-man-two-day-gravity-enduro-announced/ The Manx Gravity Enduro team are pleased to announce that they will be hosting the first ever 2day Gravity Enduro in the south of the Isle of Man, it is our second year of running events here, all past competitions have proved popular and the sport has seen major growth. The event will be run with similar length and severity to a day of a UKGE event, what makes are event stand out is that it's 2 full days for £50, there are 10 separate stages, food, a beer and tee shirt included, also it's in the wonderful Isle of Man. Event... Tue, 03 Feb 2015 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.adventureisle.com/blog/isle-of-man-two-day-gravity-enduro-announced Top 5 Isle of Man Walker friendly accommodation: South http://www.adventureisle.com/blog/top-5-isle-of-man-walker-friendly-accommodation-south/ All the properties listed below are properties that have been recommended and also have taken part in the Isle of Man Tourism departments Welcome scheme for walkers. The properties are located in the South of the Isle of Man which features great walks either coastal or walks heading in the hills. All feature walk good walking options from the door. Patchwork Cafe & Guest House - 3 star bed & breakfast - Port St Mary Located in the small fishing village of Port St Mary the Patchwork Guest House is sat over looking Chapel beach in the centre of Port St Mary. Patchwork... Tue, 03 Feb 2015 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.adventureisle.com/blog/top-5-isle-of-man-walker-friendly-accommodation-south Isle of Man Coastal Walk in the South http://www.adventureisle.com/blog/isle-of-man-coastal-walk/ Port Erin, Bradda Glen, Bradda Head and Fleshwick Bay This moderate 4.7 mile walk incorporates a section of the Raad ny Foillan (coastal footpath), with stunning views from Milners Tower along the coastline which are worth the climb. Download a PDF of this walk here Points of Interest:Bradda: Milner's Tower. William Milner was a Liverpool safe-maker who was active in the erection of a breakwater during the 19th century. As thanks, the tower was built during his lifetime. It is in the shape of one of his earlier keys. Port Erin Railway Museum:A unique museum that will take you back in time to a... Tue, 03 Feb 2015 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.adventureisle.com/blog/isle-of-man-coastal-walk Step on it if you want to get Manx Telecom Parish Walk discount! http://www.adventureisle.com/blog/step-on-it-if-you-want-to-get-manx-telecom-parish-walk-discount-/ Time is running out if you want to get the maximum discount on the entry fee for this year's Manx Telecom Parish Walk. Those entering before January 31 will pay just £30, and Manx Telecom customers entering before that date will receive an additional £5 discount. From February 1 the entry fee will be £35 and the Manx Telecom discount ceases. All entries must be made online at www.parishwalk.com.The 85-mile race is on Saturday June 20, starting as usual from the NSC.Certificates will be awarded to all walkers who complete the full 85-miles in under 24 hours. Sub 18 hour finishers... Tue, 13 Jan 2015 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.adventureisle.com/blog/step-on-it-if-you-want-to-get-manx-telecom-parish-walk-discount- New Isle of Man Walking Holidays http://www.adventureisle.com/blog/new-isle-of-man-walking-holidays/ Regency Travel are delighted to be partnering with Andrew Foxon of Go-Mann Adventures to offer exclusive guided walking weekends on the Isle of Man.  The walks differ from month to month and offer something for everyone from wildlife, past history of the island and of course stunning views. Each weekend will start with a welcome meeting with Andrew on a Friday evening and will then follow with 5 hours of guided walks on the Saturday and Sunday of each weekend.  The first walking weekend starts in April and will run until September 2015, the full list of the walks can be found... Thu, 08 Jan 2015 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.adventureisle.com/blog/new-isle-of-man-walking-holidays 10 of the best cycling apps for your smartphone http://www.adventureisle.com/blog/10-of-the-best-cycling-apps-for-your-smartphone/ Do you use a Smartphone to track your cycling? They are becoming increasingly popular with cyclists, useful for tracking and recording rides or navigational services. For many people a smartphone has replaced the humble bicycle computer, and there are a wealth of cycling-specific apps to choose from that make a smartphone a highly functional cycling device. We've rounded up some of the more useful cycling apps currently available, and there's a wealth of variety to choose from. Whether you want to track speed and distance, plot a route, report a pothole, fix a bike or hire a bike, there's an app for... Thu, 08 Jan 2015 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.adventureisle.com/blog/10-of-the-best-cycling-apps-for-your-smartphone Isle of Man beach group tackles coastal path repairs http://www.adventureisle.com/blog/isle-of-man-beach-group-tackles-coastal-path-repairs/ Beach Buddies a Isle of Man based cleaning charity is starting the new year with a new project and volunteers are being sought to help with reconstruction of the coastal footpath at Niarbyl which was damaged by last year's winter storms.  "This is something rather different than normal, but it's still important," said Beach Buddies founder Bill Dale. "We are very keen to open our Visitor Centre at Niarbyl to visitors, but the damage to the footpath caused by last year's storms has held back the opening. "This is a beautiful part of the Island, with lots of people visiting all year... Thu, 08 Jan 2015 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.adventureisle.com/blog/isle-of-man-beach-group-tackles-coastal-path-repairs Manx Geocaching Event Packages http://www.adventureisle.com/blog/manx-geocaching-event-2015/ Regency Travel are delighted to partner the very first Isle of Man Geocahing Event MANXCACHEFEST.  The week long festival starting 15th August 2015 will feature a week of geocaching fun for all the family and friends.  Pacakges for this event are now available through Regency Travel and suit all budgets, prices based on a 3 star guesthouse for 5 nights and return foot passenger sailing start from £269 per person.  Upgrades to bring cars, motorhomes or even fly to the Isle of Man are also available.  You can enquiry or book yourplace today by contact Regency Travel calling +44 (0) 1624 694456 or email hello@adventureisle.com.  Book a trip... Thu, 08 Jan 2015 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.adventureisle.com/blog/manx-geocaching-event-2015 Isle of Man Food and Drink http://www.adventureisle.com/blog/isle-of-man-food-and-drink-/ The Isle of Man produces a wide range of home grown products, from Queenies and kippers, cheese, milk and cream, to pork, lamb and beef, vegetables and herbs, honey, eggs, flour and bread, ice cream and more.The Isle of Man has an independently quality assurance scheme called Taste which is designed to help you make an informed choice about where to eat and drink during your visit to the Island. Through Taste Isle of Man, eateries Island-wide are awarded 'quality assured' or 'highest quality assured' accolades in recognition of the firstrate dining experiences that they offer visitors. Taste establishments are easily... Fri, 19 Dec 2014 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.adventureisle.com/blog/isle-of-man-food-and-drink- Manx Telecom Parish Walk 2015 countdown is on http://www.adventureisle.com/blog/manx-telecom-parish-walk-2015-countdown-is-on/ The countdown to the Manx Telecom Parish Walk 2015 has begun! Entries open on December 1 and there are discounts available for those who sign-up early. Those entering before January 31 will pay £30, entry before March 31 costs £35, and after that it is £40. Manx Telecom customers entering before January 31 will receive an additional £5 discount. All entries must be made online at www.parishwalk.com and the final closing date is May 10. The 85-mile race is on Saturday June 20, starting as usual from the NSC. Certificates will be awarded to all walkers who complete the full 85-miles... Sun, 16 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.adventureisle.com/blog/manx-telecom-parish-walk-2015-countdown-is-on Walking on the Isle of Man - A real walking adventure http://www.adventureisle.com/blog/walking-on-the-isle-of-man---a-real-walking-adventure/ Leisurely rambles or energetic hikes the Isle of Man has is all and is perfect place for a walking adventure. The Isle of Man has something for everyone, walks or circular trials that take just a few hours or less, to conquering the 95 miles of coastal footpath - the Raad Ny Foillan - or striving to reach the summit of Snaefell the islands highest point. Its often said that all type of landscapes found in the British isles can be found on the Isle of Man. Purple mountains, layered cliffs, gorse clad valley slopes, sandy beaches and woodland glens. Walkers can... Sun, 09 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.adventureisle.com/blog/walking-on-the-isle-of-man---a-real-walking-adventure Instagram super users hit the Isle of Man http://www.adventureisle.com/blog/instagram-super-users-hit-the-isle-of-man/ Leading users of Instagram returned to the Isle of Man for a second visit to photograph the wildlife, panoramas, towns and people in all their glory. With just under 1.5 million followers between them, Finn Beales (@finn), Jiri Siftar (@jeera), Dan Rubin (@Danrubin) and Adrienne Pitts (@hellopoe) are four of the most influential personalities on Instagram. The photographers spent two days exploring the Island from countryside to coastline, posting a selection of stunning images to document their journey. Between them, their pictures received over 205,000 likes and a total of 1630 comments. David Cretney MHK, the Political Member in the Department of Economic... Sat, 08 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.adventureisle.com/blog/instagram-super-users-hit-the-isle-of-man Cycling holidays becoming more popular than golf breaks http://www.adventureisle.com/blog/cycling-holidays-becoming-more-popular-than-golf-breaks/ Cycling Holidays are becoming more popular the golf breaks according to a report by World Travel Market. The rise in popularity for cycling holidays has come at the expense of golfing breaks, with certain middle-aged men leaving their clubs behind in favour of two-wheeled excursions. America in particular is feeling the boom, with the number of cycling enthusiasts climbing from 3.5m to 3.8m between 2012 and 2013, while golf has fallen in popularity to 19m, dropping by six million since the early 2000s. The report claims that golf's target market – affluent middle-aged men – are moving towards cycling as a leisure pursuit,... Fri, 07 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.adventureisle.com/blog/cycling-holidays-becoming-more-popular-than-golf-breaks New Isle of Man Railway Walks & Breaks http://www.adventureisle.com/blog/new-isle-of-man-railway-walks-breaks/ A set of brand new self-guided walks have been released connecting the Isle of Man Steam Railway with a range of walks in the south of the island. The islands Steam Railway connects the islands capital with the southern towns of Castletown and picturesque Port Erin. All 11 of the new walks have been designed to start at many of the railways stations. These walks are a perfect way to combine Victorian travel with a stroll and then a leisurely journey home. Each walk can be downloaded and each has a description and map which can be taken with you. All the walks have... Thu, 30 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.adventureisle.com/blog/new-isle-of-man-railway-walks-breaks Isle of Man by Air captured via GoPro http://www.adventureisle.com/blog/isle-of-man-by-air-captured-via-gopro/ An amazing new video has been released on YouTube showing the Isle of Man from the air. Captured using a GoPro and a DJI Quadcopter the video shows off the islands stunning landscapes and has been release by 3Eleven Productions the same company who released a video with Enduro 4 times world champion David Knight called Lifes a beach which was also shot on the island.  See the amazing video here.  Lifes a Beach video featuring David Knight  Adventureisle.com Book a trip to the Isle of Man by contacting us here http://www.adventureisle.com/contact Like us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/adventureisle Follow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/adventureIOM Check us out on Google+ https://plus.google.com/106262632185999548380/posts ... Thu, 30 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.adventureisle.com/blog/isle-of-man-by-air-captured-via-gopro Isle of Man Granite Mann Triathlon rocks! http://www.adventureisle.com/blog/isle-of-man-granite-mann-triathlon-rocks-/ Over 100 competitors battled it out in the Island's first ever off-road triathlon on Sunday October 26. The Granite Mann event – organised by The Children's Centre and sponsored by PwC, one of the leading firms of chartered accountants on the Island – featured more than 50 individual competitors and 30 teams. It began with a 400metre swim in the chilly waters of Cringle Reservoir, the first time a competitive swimming event has been held in the reservoir. The triathletes then tackled a 10km mountain bike ride along fantastic trails through Cringle Plantation, and a 5km run along plantation tracks. There were... Wed, 29 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.adventureisle.com/blog/isle-of-man-granite-mann-triathlon-rocks- Commitment to develop Mountain Bike racing on the Isle of Man http://www.adventureisle.com/blog/commitment-to-develop-mountain-bike-racing-on-the-isle-of-man/ Zurich International have commited to developing youth mountain bike racing on the Isle of Man. The company has committed to supporting the 'Zurich Youth Mountain Bike Series' during the 2014-2015 race season, helping to develop the sport which is growing rapidly in popularity with Manx children. The Zurich Youth Mountain Bike Series is held over eight rounds between October and February, and takes place in four of the Island's plantations. There are seven race categories – balance bikes (children aged around four), U6, U8, U10, U12, U14 and U16 – with competitors having to complete the most laps of the track in... Wed, 29 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.adventureisle.com/blog/commitment-to-develop-mountain-bike-racing-on-the-isle-of-man Glow in the dark cycle lanes could be coming to the UK http://www.adventureisle.com/blog/glow-in-the-dark-cycle-lanes-could-be-coming-to-the-uk/ Cycle lanes that glow in the dark first installed in the Netherlands could be coming to the UK. Route 66 of the Future uses special green paint, that charges during the day and glows at night. It is designed to be clearer than existing cat's eye reflective spheres. You can view a video of it below. A stretch of road at Oss, near Nijmegen in the south of the country, is being used to showcase the design. The first cycle highway, called the Van Gogh-Roosegaarde Light Emitting Bicycle Path, is due to be launched in December in Nuenen, which was once home to... Tue, 28 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.adventureisle.com/blog/glow-in-the-dark-cycle-lanes-could-be-coming-to-the-uk Danny MacAskill releases new video with friends http://www.adventureisle.com/blog/danny-macaskill-releases-new-video-with-friends/ Danny MacAskill has released another video this time with the Drop and Roll crew.  Fellow riders Duncan Shew  and Fabio Wibmer join MacAskill put in a trials demo at Eurobike before takling obstivles around Rotterdam.  The riding and stunts are breathtaking as ever! ... Tue, 28 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.adventureisle.com/blog/danny-macaskill-releases-new-video-with-friends Everything you need to know as a beginner mountain biker http://www.adventureisle.com/blog/everything-you-need-to-know-as-a-beginner-mountain-biker/ Mountain biking is awesome, there are very few activites that come close to matching the combiation of fitness benefits with the freedom and the fun factor that riding a mountain bike can provide.  Get the right bike and kit, and you can find yourself hooked.  Bikeradar have complied a complete guide to getting into the sport, they cover everything from where to start, where to do it and how to choose a bike.  If you are new to the sport, or moving over from road cycling then check out this short video.  Mountain biking in the Isle of Man.  Like us on Twitter or follow... Sat, 25 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.adventureisle.com/blog/everything-you-need-to-know-as-a-beginner-mountain-biker New 2015 Tour de France yellow jersey http://www.adventureisle.com/blog/new-2015-tour-de-france-yellow-jersey/ A new yellow jersey to celebrate the 40th Tour de France finish on the Champs-Elysees has been designed and launched at the recent launch of the 2015 Tour de France route.  The jersey has a "unique collar and a silhouette with a filigree design of the Arc de Triomphe". There's also the traditional flocked Le Coq Sportif logo. The jersey is cut in a close-to-the-body anatomical shape for maximum aerodynamic peformance, and the sleeves are completely seamless. There are two rear vents – a smaller triangular section at the back of the neck as well as a full back vent made of... Sat, 25 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.adventureisle.com/blog/new-2015-tour-de-france-yellow-jersey Cavendish pleased with 2015 Tour de France route http://www.adventureisle.com/blog/cavendish-please-with-2015-tour-de-france-route/ Mark Cavendish is pleased with the route for the 2015 Tour de France with starts in the city of Utrecht on Saturday 4th July 2015.  Speaking at the Tour de France route presentation in Paris along side Omega Pharma-Quickstep sport director Wilfried Peeters and fellow sprinters Marcel Kittel (Giant-Shimano) and Alexander Kristoff (Katusha). After crashing out of this year's race in Harrogate – denying him the chance to add to his 25 career stage wins – Cavendish is pleased with the route for the 2015 race, which will roll out of Utrecht on Saturday July 4. "The number of chances for a sprint... Sat, 25 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.adventureisle.com/blog/cavendish-please-with-2015-tour-de-france-route Road cycling on the Isle of Man http://www.adventureisle.com/blog/road-cycling-on-the-isle-of-man/ Ever wanted to know what its like to cycle on the training ground of Mark Cavendish or Team Sky's Peter Kennaugh and Ben Swift? If yes then we have discovered this great video by BikeIt UK. The ride starts in the north of the island takling some of the Isle of Man's best climbs upto the islands highest points. The ride then quickly descends into Douglas before heading West to the small town of Peel.  Cycling on the island is brilliant, no other place has produced such great riders as Cavendish and Kennaugh.  Here at adventureisle.com can tailor make a break to the island... Sat, 25 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.adventureisle.com/blog/road-cycling-on-the-isle-of-man Regency Travel launch adventureisle.com http://www.adventureisle.com/blog/regency-travel-launch-adventureisle-com/ Regency Travel have launched a brand new website offering a range of year round active short breaks to the Isle of Man which will promote the island as an adventure playground for lovers of the outdoors. Regency Travel have partnered with a number of local businesses to offer walking, mountain biking, road cycling and golf breaks to the Isle of Man. More active breaks offering a wide range of outdoor pursuits will be added to the overall portfolio in the coming months. Richard Howarth of Regency Travel stated "The Isle of Man offers so much as an active short break destination. With... Tue, 07 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.adventureisle.com/blog/regency-travel-launch-adventureisle-com Heritage Open Days 2014 – FREE to explore http://www.adventureisle.com/blog/heritage-open-days-2014-free-to-explore/ Heritage Open Days returns this autumn for its fifth year, with this year's events scheduled for Friday 3th – Sunday 5th October and Friday 10th – Sunday 12th October. The two weekends offer the Manx public and visitors to the Island the opportunity to explore some of the unusual or less publicity accessible historic properties, lands and buildings that celebrate the Isle of Man's rich heritage and culture. Heritage organisations and private owners of exciting collections Island-wide have joined together to open their doors and share their knowledge of these historic treasures and offer cultural tours and activities. There is something... Fri, 19 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.adventureisle.com/blog/heritage-open-days-2014-free-to-explore Singletrack Mountain Biking Magazine: The Isle of Man http://www.adventureisle.com/blog/singletrack-mountain-biking-magazine-the-isle-of-man-/ The guys from Singletrack magazine came over to the Isle of Man to sample the islands great Mountain bike routes, and here is what they wrote our island.  Singletrack magazine do the Isle of Man There are some overseas places that as a mountain biker you are predetermined – and determined – to try to visit. Last time I checked the list on MTB-Wikipedia (no doubt you've bookmarked this site already) these were Moab, Chamonix, Whistler and Todmorden. I don't recall the Isle Of Man ever appearing on anyone's list of places to ride. Even though I pride myself on 'keeping it UK'... Thu, 18 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.adventureisle.com/blog/singletrack-mountain-biking-magazine-the-isle-of-man- The Manx 100 Mountain Bike challenge date set for 2015 http://www.adventureisle.com/blog/the-manx-100-mountain-bike-challenge-date-set-for-2015/ The date for the 2015 Manx 100 mountain bike challenge has been announced and will take place on Sunday 26th July 2015.  The Manx 100 is a 100 mile or 100 kilometre mountain bike adventure. The full 100 mile event will take the riders on a journey of over 16,000 feet of ascent (the 100 kilometre option takes in 3,500 metres of ascent) through the best tracks the Isle of Man has to offer. Packages for this event will be available soon, keep an eye on the website for full details.  www.manx100.com... Mon, 15 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.adventureisle.com/blog/the-manx-100-mountain-bike-challenge-date-set-for-2015 Ben Thomas wins annual End to End MTB Challenge http://www.adventureisle.com/blog/ben-thomas-wins-annual-end-to-end-mtb-challenge/ Ben Thomas and Isaac Pucci scored a one-two for the Mountain Trax - Vauxhall Motors Cycling team in Sunday's Manx Telecom End to End mountain bike challenge. The pair led home leading locals Ed Perry and teenager Leon Mazzone in the 47-mile event from the Point of Ayre to Cregneash. In glorious conditions, with a favourable tail wind, times were extremely quick and the first 12 home all completed the course inside three hours.... Mon, 15 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.adventureisle.com/blog/ben-thomas-wins-annual-end-to-end-mtb-challenge