Culture & History, Macs Adventure, Walking

Why Shikoku Island Was My Ultimate Japanese Highlight

12 Oct , 2017  

Nicola on the Shikoku Trail

At Macs Adventure, our walking itineraries in Japan are based around some of the country’s ancient pilgrimage trails. One such trail is the 88 Temples Pilgrimage on Shikoku Island. The island is one of the most unspoiled areas of Japan, and I was lucky enough to spend 3 days walking there during my trip in […]

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Adventure of the Week: Shikoku, Kyoto, and Osaka

11 Oct , 2017  

Walking on Shikoku Island, Gokurakuji temple

Travel should offer new experiences, a tangible taste of a different culture, and a chance to realign your understanding of the world around you. This walking trip does all of this and more in one truly unforgettable week. In a nutshell Walk the highlights of the Shikoku pilgrimage trail, with time to explore Kyoto, a […]

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Adventure of the Week, Camino, Macs Adventure, Walking

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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Adventure of the Week, Discovery, Walking

Adventure of the Week – Via Francigena

1 Mar , 2017  

iew of Rome from Riserva Naturale di Monte Marion the Via Francigena.

The Via Francigena is an ancient pilgrimage route which, since medieval times, has connected Canterbury in the southeast of England to Rome. Macs Adventure’s take on the Via Francigena begins in the heart of the Alps on the Swiss border before taking pilgrims on an exhilarating tour through the unique Italian regions. The full Italian […]

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Walk of the Week: Camino del Norte

18 Feb , 2015  

Welcome to this week’s Walk of the Week. This week we’re looking at that most inspirational of journeys, the Camino, but not as you may know it. The Camino del Norte is one of the many routes across Spain towards Santiago in the north-west, although as the name suggests, this particular route is situated further north […]

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Camino

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 Frances

13 Feb , 2014  

PART 3: WHICH ROUTE SHOULD I TAKE Summary Primarily the Camino Francés, Portugés and Via Podiensis (Le Puy Route) are more suited to first-time pilgrims as there is a well established infrastructure and clear way marking supporting these routes. The less popular Camino Levante and Via de Plata offer the returning pilgrim new challenges and […]

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Walking

Simon Reeve’s Pilgrimage – Episode 2

11 Dec , 2013  

Walkers Relaxing

The simple act of walking, stated Simon, is much underrated, now that we all rely on our cars. Too true, and I’m probably guilty of that over-reliance myself. Simon Reeve’s absorbing Pilgrimage series continued on BBC2 last night, and once again I was hooked. The first pilgrim Simon introduced was Ian Broderick. This was, I […]

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Camino, Macs Adventure, Walking

Simon Reeve’s Pilgrimage – Episode 1

4 Dec , 2013  

It is hard to put oneself in the mindset of a Medieval pilgrim. The ability to travel, even just to the nearest big town, is a privilege I certainly take for granted. Watching Simon Reeve’s Pilgrimage documentary on BBC2, I was struck by his observation that pilgrimage was probably our Medieval ancestors’ one chance for […]

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Macs Adventure, Walking

Walking the Via Francigena to Rome: A Short Film

19 Nov , 2013  

Frances and Alex walked the Via Francigena final stage from Montefiascone to the “eternal city” of Rome with Macs Adventure. Join Alex and Frances as they walk the final stage of this beautiful pilgrimage route through rural Italy, encountering ancient monuments, thermal spa pools, and delightful towns and villages along the way. Watch the video, […]

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Camino, Macs Adventure, Walking

Diary of a Pilgrimage

7 Jun , 2013  

Liz Gill began her walk of the famous Way of St James to Santiago de Compostela with Macs Adventure in April 2013. Liz and her companion Maureen (known as Mo) chose to walk the final stage from Sarria to Santiago through Galicia’s beautiful landscapes. Walking the ancient pilgrims’ path, the 8th Century Camino de Santiago, […]

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Camino

New Walk: Camino de Santiago Le Puy Route

1 Feb , 2012  

We are chuffed to announce the launch of the Le Puy Route of the Camino de Santiago from Le Puy to St Jean Pied de Port through the south of France. Its been a few years since we added the hugely popular Camino de Santiago from St Jean Pied de Port to Santiago de Compostela […]

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