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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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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Walk of the Week: Full Camino

16 Dec , 2015  

Camino de Santiago is one of the most popular walks in Europe, providing you with a beautiful walking route through the Spanish countryside. It is a challenge for sure, but a rewarding one at that; when you finish in Santiago you can proudly display your pilgrim’s passport, evidence of your incredible achievement. In a Nutshell Distance: 753 km, […]

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Camino Tales: Pamplona to Logrono

12 Nov , 2015   Gallery

Adventures from the Camino… After leaving Hemingway timelessly propping up the bar in the Cafe Iruna, we made our way through the streets of Pamplona, deciding against buying bull running outfits, and headed off uphill through the town parks and university campus. At 790 metres above sea level, we arrived at the famous pilgrim sculpture […]

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Walk of the Week: Camino Primitivo

21 Oct , 2015  

Camino Primitivo was the first pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela, and was first walked in the 9th century when most of Spain was under Moorish control. It is quieter and also more challenging than the Camino Frances, making it ideal for those seeking a peaceful walk, or perhaps wanting to experience a new way […]

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The Tuscany Section of Via Francigena: A pilgrimage through God’s own country

20 Jul , 2015  

by: Paul and Geraldine Godin Chianti vineyards, olive groves, woodlands, wide open fields, rolling countryside, spectacular ridge walks, manicured rows of cypress trees, hilltop medieval villages and grand walled towns, such as Lucca, San Gimignano and Siena. Walking doesn’t get much better than this. In fact, Tuscany might even be called ‘God’s own country’. Though […]

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The Camino de Santiago – What’s in a name?

9 Jun , 2015  

A couple of years ago, I walked the Camino de Santiago.  My friend walked the Way of St James and our mutual friend walked The French Way.  We all left at the same time and all arrived at the same time.  Coincidence?  No, because confusingly, they are all the same walk. Over the 1000 years […]

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Walk of the Week: The Via Francigena

27 May , 2015  

Everyone knows about the Camino de Santiago by now, it has become internationally famous over the last 1000 years and for good reason.  The spirit in which people walk it is what makes it so special and the grand feeling of accomplishment when you arrive in Santiago is second to none.  Or is it?  Would […]

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