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Camino de Santiago Travel Guide

11 Dec , 2017  

Here at Macs Adventure, we understand that our customers have hectic lives!  Planning any adventure takes a lot of time and patience. Therefore we have we have put together a travel blog which will hopefully reduce the hassle and help in the initial planning stages of this once in a lifetime journey. Travelling to Spain is […]

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Eating and Drinking on the Camino Frances – Sarria to Santiago

11 Dec , 2017  

I have recently joined a club whose alumni span centuries. Earlier this year I completed the final 100km of the Camino Frances, earning my Compostela from Santiago de Compostela cathedral. I could easily list through my personal highlights of the 7 Day walk, but I would ramble on for a long time (and probably will […]

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Essential Phrases for the Camino de Santiago

8 Dec , 2017  

Learning the local language will definitely improve the quality of your trip. Being able to interact with local people, even if it is just the pleasantries, will make all the difference and in Spain, if you try to speak a few words of Spanish, you will be rewarded for your efforts. We would suggest getting […]

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Camino, Macs Adventure, Tips & advice

Eating and Drinking on the Camino de Santiago

8 Dec , 2017  

The route to Santiago is filled with wonder. There are sights and sounds to lose yourself in; there are glorious hills and ice-blue rivers and the most fantastic, generous and welcoming people.  There is no doubt that whatever stage of the Camino Frances you walk, you will enjoy your time on the route. While this […]

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#MacsMoment – Best of the Camino de Santiago 2017

5 Dec , 2017  

Macs Adventure’s annual photography competition, #MacsMoment, encourages people to send in photos of their trip that best emphasise what their adventure has been all about. It doesn’t require you to be the greatest photographer in the world, just to capture the moment and share it with fellow Macs Adventure customers. We have had a ton […]

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Camino, Kit Guide

What Should I Pack for the Camino de Santiago?

5 Dec , 2017  

What do I need to take on the Camino? As a general rule, no matter the distance and difficulty of your Camino, you should travel light. The less you carry the more you will enjoy the experience. Things to consider: Planning what to take with you will largely depend on your accommodation and whether you […]

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Camino, Walking

How fit do I need to be to walk the Camino?

5 Dec , 2017  

walkers on the camino de santiago

There are some who travel the Camino without any physical preparation, and they get through it and reach the tomb of St James in Santiago de Compostela. You will have, however, a far more pleasant experience if you do some hill-walking or aerobic exercise in the months before going on the Camino! If you intend […]

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Which stage of the Camino de Santiago should I walk?

5 Dec , 2017  

The Camino de Santiago or Camino Frances (or any one of hundreds of names for this trip) is one of the world’s greatest pilgrim routes. It starts in France, crossing the border high in the Pyrenees before stretching right across the north of Spain until it reaches Santiago de Compostela in Galicia, north-west Spain. The […]

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Six Reasons to Walk the Camino Solo!

16 Oct , 2017  

I recently walked the final stage of the Camino Frances from Sarria to Santiago by myself and as we are often asked by people wanting to walk the Camino solo if it is safe I thought I would summarise why this is the perfect trip for solo walkers and how I found my experience! Time […]

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Camino, Discovery, Walking

9 movies to inspire a trip to the wilderness

11 Aug , 2017  

Big screen films can evoke many emotions, such as excitement, anticipation, poignancy and longing, or a mix of all of these. But we think some of the best movies are the ones that inspire you to go out and do something different. Here we reveal 9 films to motivate you to get into the wild […]

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Which Camino is for you? Our “just for fun” quiz

25 Jul , 2017  

Many people refer to the “French way“, the Camino Frances from St Jean Pied de Port on the French & Spanish border, as “the Camino”, but the Camino de Santiago is in fact a network of routes from all over Europe and beyond which lead to Santiago de Compostela. Try a fun quiz to find […]

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Camino, Discovery, Walking

Why choose a pilgrimage walk?

21 Jul , 2017  

While a walking holiday as we know it today is a relatively new concept, people have been undertaking walking trips in the form of pilgrimages for many centuries. For some people, a pilgrimage was the only opportunity they had to leave their home villages and was closely associated with their religious beliefs. Today, many pilgrimage […]

Camino, Culture & History, Discovery, Tips & advice, Walking

The Basque Country: 15 interesting things to know

20 Jul , 2017  

The Basque Country (pronounced “Bask”) is an autonomous community in the western Pyrenees Mountains that straddles the border between France and Spain. It lies on the Atlantic coast in northern Spain. This area boasts a unique mix of cultural traditions, cuisine and language. If you are considering a holiday to the Basque Country or a […]

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Adventure of the Week: Camino le Puy Way

19 Jul , 2017  

Le Puy en Velay

As an alternative to walking the most popular Spanish section of the Camino de Santiago, walk through rural France to St Jean Pied de Port (instead of from it!). In a nutshell Get back to the authentic roots of the world renowned journey of body & mind, walking the Camino le Puy Route (also known […]

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