Okay, I feel like I have expertise in few subjects, but the outdoors is most assuredly one of them. I can tell you that motorbiking through backcountry roads where you sip on 'artisinal' foods at the end of the day is bollocks. You want to reclaim masculinity? You want to go outdoors? Carry your own food for eight days, food that's probably almost terrible for you, chock full of calories and sugar and protein. Guess what? You aren't carrying alcohol, you're treking over the mountains with 30+ lbs on your back, you all roll into the camp exhausted and then maybe, maybe, you get a fire going (but probably not as most places worth going don't allow backcountry fires because the amount of, ahem, "gentlebros" burning shit down) and then you pass out in your tiny, tiny tent and wake up at the crack of dawn and drink terrible goddamn instant coffee, probably cold. And then you do it all again.
Only at the end of all of this (say, 5 days or so) do you get to smoke a cigar you brought. Oh, and there's no support team, no film crew secretly giving you food off camera. You do this all by yourself and during the day, you hike alone and it's lonely and beautiful and terrible and great. And maybe you don't motorbike 344, you hike 2179. And you do it because you want to, not because you're trying to reclaim masculinity or something ridiculous like that.