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

The Basque Country: 15 interesting things to know

20 Oct , 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 […]

Camino, Macs Adventure, Tips & advice, Walking

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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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 […]

Camino, Macs Adventure

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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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 […]

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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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Highlight route: Camino Portugués

13 Apr , 2017  

Camino Portugues | Macs Adventure

European pilgrimage walking holidays are popular, which means they can be busy at the height of the season. There are, however, routes that are less travelled, such as the Camino Portugués (or Portuguese Camino). No less inspiring than other busier pilgrimage routes, the Camino Portugués, leaves the vibrant capital city of Lisbon to head north […]

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Seven Holidays for a 2017 Bucket List

7 Apr , 2017  

Many people have a bucket list of places to see and holidays to take. Whether you write it down in an important place or maintain it in your head, the chances are you move places around every so often to accommodate new ideas and suggestions. Here we reveal some of our top 2017-bucket list walking holidays. The […]

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Adventure of the Week – Full Camino: St Jean Pied de Port to Santiago

6 Apr , 2017  

There are a few pilgrimage trails that are known the world over – the Kumano Kodo in Japan or the Inca Trail in Peru are notable examples – but in terms of notoriety and popularity the Camino de Santiago is the king of the pilgrimage trails. Read on to learn more about the full Camino de […]

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Camino, Cycling, Discovery, Tips & advice, Walking

Romantic walking & cycling tours

14 Feb , 2017  

With love in the air this week as we celebrate Valentine’s Day, here are six of our favourite romantic walking and cycling tours. Bicycles made for two A tandem cycle tour must surely be one of the most romantic ways to enjoy an active holiday as a couple. Choose a flatter, more leisurely route and […]

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Walking the Camino de Santiago – the many options

27 Dec , 2016  

Many walkers are inspired by a network of established pilgrimage trails that criss-cross Europe. The most famous is Camino de Santiago (Way of St James), a journey that has been followed by millions of pilgrims over thousands of years and culminates in Santiago de Compostela. Indeed, the “compostela” is today highly prized by pilgrimage walkers. […]

Camino, Discovery, Walking

Hopes of a Caledonian Camino

26 Aug , 2016  

A new so-called Caledonian Camino is being developed across Scotland, mirroring the world famous Spanish Camino de Santiago. The Camino de Santiago trail is a top destination for walkers and has attracted pilgrims since the Middle Ages. Now Scotland wants to create its own long-distance path, which will following in the footsteps of medieval pilgrims […]

Camino, Cycling, Discovery, Walking

La joie de vivre – 7 ways to experience France

13 Jan , 2016  

7 Ways to Experience France

There is no doubting the appeal of France among our customers – and the latest figures from the United Nations World Tourism Organisation underline the European country’s appeal. France is by far the world’s most visited country, recording 83.7 million visitors at the last count in 2014, and well above the second placed US with […]

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Hello, 2016! Best Walking, Cycling and Camino Destinations

7 Jan , 2016  

Does your holiday destination bucket list grow by the month, or even the week? Are you forever spotting new places to visit and discovering other locations that friends or family have been to and you simply must head to yourself? If so, you might not thank us for adding another 10 truly amazing places to […]