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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Macs Adventure, Walk of the Week

Walk of the Week: Via de la Plata

22 Jul , 2015  

This week brings the Feast of St James, which is not exactly the world’s best known festival, but in Galicia and the Basque Country in Spain, this day of celebration (and the week leading up to it, this is Spain after all!) is a party not to be missed. St James, whose bones allegedly lie in the […]

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Camino, Macs Adventure

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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Walking the Camino Frances – Leon to Santiago de Compostela

23 Jan , 2015   Video

Leon Cathedral

When I was asked to go and experience the Camino Frances I was over the moon, I was desperate to get out there and find out just what I was missing! The adventure began in Leon which is a beautiful historic city, visiting the old part of town where the cathedral is located is a […]

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Camino, Walking

6 Reasons Why you Should Pre-book the Camino

8 Jan , 2015  

Before I worked with Macs Adventure I walked the Camino Frances.  I didn’t book, I just went, walked with my bag on my back and stayed in hostels every night.  Then after joining Macs, I walked the Le Puy Route in France that connects to the Camino Frances, but this time, my bags were carried, my […]

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Walk of the Week – Camino Frances

31 Dec , 2014  

As an inspiration for your New Year resolutions, we though that today we would focus on the mother of all inspirational trips, the Camino Frances.  If there is one life changing experience to take, the Camino Frances is the one to go for. Everyone that walks the Camino has nothing but good things to say […]

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Differences Between The Camino Frances and The Le Puy Way

2 Dec , 2014  

Having gained my Compostela on the Camino Frances in July 2011, I walked a section of the Camino Le Puy in 2014. Here are my thoughts on the differences between the two pilgrim trails. The Camino Le Puy is a much quieter route than the Camino Frances. It is a less travelled route compared to […]

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Camino, Walking

Camino Guide Part 5: How fit do I need to be for the Camino?

7 Apr , 2014  

How fit do you need to be for the Camino, and are there any health issues you should consider? Very important questions indeed! Fitness 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, […]

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Camino, Kit Guide

Camino Guide Part 5: Preparation – Kit list for the Camino

2 Apr , 2014  

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 depends on your accommodation and whether you […]

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Camino Guide Part 4: How to travel to the Camino de Santiago

31 Mar , 2014  

Please note, as of 2015 we have an updated Camino guide available. Download the full guide here, or access travel information on our more up to date blog. Part 4: Travel Information It is easy to access the Camino de Santiago; no matter where you are travelling from. With so many different Caminos on offer, […]

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Camino Guide Part 3: Which Pilgrimage Route? – Camino de Levante / Camino Ingles / Camino Finisterre

27 Mar , 2014  

Camino de Levante The Camino de Levante is arguably the most intensive and longest of all the individual Camino routes in Spain. It takes 1100km to reach Santiago de Compostela from Valencia on the Mediterranean coast. From the Mediterranean Coast the route makes its way through barren and remote landscapes of La Mancha, passing through […]

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Camino Guide Part 3: Which Pilgrimage Route? – Camino Del Norte & Camino Primativo

18 Mar , 2014  

The Camino del Norte The Camino del Norte offers a great maritime walking experience through Northern Spain. Starting in Irun, at the French border, the route runs parallel to the sea and passes through the stunning seaside town of San-Sebastián; the cosmopolitan Basque city of Bilbao; and the elegant city of Santander in Cantabria. The […]

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Camino Guide Part 3: Which Pilgrimage Route? – Camino Aragonés and Camí de Sant Jaume

11 Mar , 2014  

This serialised installment of our comprehensive Guide to the Camino de Santiago focuses on the Camino Aragonés from the Pyrenees and the Catalan route, the Camí de Sant Jaume. Camino Aragonés The Camino Aragonés begins high in the Pyrenees at Somport on the French-Spanish Border. The route descends from the Pyrenees to the town of […]

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Cycling

Ride a world best cycle route: Camino de Santiago

10 Mar , 2014  

The Way of St James – or the El Camino de Santiago – in Spain has been recognised as one of the most epic bike rides in the world. This is a mighty claim by the leading travel guide book publisher Rough Guides, especially given the many superb bike routes across the globe, but nonetheless […]

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