Post by: FionaOutdoors

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 […]

Adventure of the Week, Cycling, Discovery, Walking

Hotspots for adventure in France

14 Jul , 2017  

France offers a country of diverse terrains, from valleys to mountains, and a fabulous coastline. Discover some of the best places for enjoying an adventure. Eiffel Tower Of course, you can take the lift up to the top of the famous 324m Eiffel Tower in Paris but for more of an adventure why not walk […]

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Cycling, Discovery, Walking

18 interesting facts about American Independence Day

3 Jul , 2017  

Tomorrow is the 4th of July, which means it is American Independence Day. Across America, people will be celebrating with fireworks, parades, barbeques and other festivities. Here are 18 interesting facts to share with your friends this Independence Day. 1 – On July 4, 1776, the American colonies were declared free and independent States from […]

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Cycling, Discovery, Tips & advice

18 things to know about the Tour de France 2017

30 Jun , 2017  

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The 104th edition of the Tour de France starts tomorrow with the Grand Depart being an individual time trial of 14km in Düsseldorf, Germany. It finishes with a Champs-Élysées stage in Paris on July 23. Many people will enjoy watching the professionals take on many thousands of gruelling miles – and hopefully, the famous race […]

Cycling, Discovery, Walking

Top spots for enjoying National Picnic Week

22 Jun , 2017  

With National Picnic Week 2017 taking place until June 25, why not pack a few of your favourite outdoors foods into a rucksack and head off for a walk or bike ride to one of these top picnic spots? In the 12th year of National Picnic Week, the campaign to encourage more people to eat […]

Footwear & Shoes, Kit Guide, Tips & advice, Walking

Three of the best summer walking boots

16 Jun , 2017  

If you are looking for new hiking boots for the summer trails, here are three ideal summer boots to consider. We have chosen lightweight boots made from fabric and fitted with Gore-Tex lining for waterproofing and breathability. La Sportiva Core High GTX hiking boots Weight per pair: 830g (men’s size 42); 720g (women’s size 38) […]

Cycling, Discovery, Tips & advice, Walking

How to achieve the Southern European lifestyle – on holiday

5 Jun , 2017  

If we could jet off to a life in southern Europe, leaving behind the high-paced life of home and work and enjoying a far more relaxed lifestyle, I am sure we all would. But few people can, due to family and financial pressures, which is why many head to the Mediterranean countries for a well-earned […]

Discovery, Tips & advice, Walking

There’s more than one way to complete a long-distance trail

2 Jun , 2017  

The sense of achievement on the completion of a famous long-distance walk is hard to beat. Indeed, for many people, a long-distance trail, such as the famous West Highland Way in Scotland or America’s iconic Pacific Crest Trail (PCT), will be rated as one of the biggest achievements of their life (as well as the […]

Cycling, Tips & advice, Walking, West Highland Way

How to squeeze more adventure into your weekend

26 May , 2017  

Weekends are very precious for most people living in the busy 21st century. Many people work hard during the week and look forward to lots of fun, play and adventure at the weekends. So how can we ensure that we make the most of our weekends? And how can enjoy the best adventures when the […]