Camino, Discovery, Walking, West Highland Way

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 Camino

The popular Camino pilgrimage journey.

The famous pilgrimage journey of the Camino de Santiago (Way of St James) offers a multi-day walk that everyone describes as a very special, spiritual and uplifting experience. The full walk of the Camino Frances, the most popular route, runs almost 800km across Northern Spain from St Jean Pied de Port on the French border to the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela. It would take 40 days to do this amazing hike but there are plenty of shorter options offer by Macs Adventure.

See the many Camino Tours

Everest Base Camp

So many people dream of visiting the mountain region of Everest – and rightly so. It’s a place of stunning views and the sight of Everest itself, the world’s highest peak, is the stuff of lifetime memories. Trekking in this area also offers the chance to engage with the Buddhist culture and walk with friendly Sherpa hosts.

Macs Adventure offer a number of Everest base Camp private treks for groups of two to 20. You can choose a classic lodge trek or more luxurious walking holiday based in trekking lodges. See a range of Everest trekking holidays.

Tour de Mont Blanc

A great walk around the Mont Blanc massif.

Another great summit, albeit rather smaller than Everest is the focus of another bucket list destination. Mont Blanc is Europe’s highest peak and considered by many to be the continent’s finest alpine trek. The Tour de Mont Blanc circles the beautiful Mont Blanc Massif, covering a distance of some 170km and with a total ascent and descent of some 10,000m.

The full Tour du Mont Blanc takes walkers through France, Italy and Switzerland. There are various walking holiday option for a Macs Adventure Tour de Mont Blanc trip.

Grand Canyon

Spectacular Grand Canyon.

The Grand Canyon is a sight of natural magnificence in Arizona, in North America. Over almost two billion years, the mighty Colorado River has carved a canyon that is 446 km long and up to 29km wide with a depth of more than a mile, or 1.8km deep.

The destination is on many people’s bucket lists and Macs Adventure can make it happen on the Grand Canyon to San Francisco holiday.

West Highland Way

Walking the West Highland Way.

Scotland’s original – and still the most walked – long-distance trail, the West Highland Way is a must-do for many walkers. If you have not yet found the time to walk this 96-mile route from just north of Glasgow to Fort William in the Highlands why not plan to very soon?

It’s a waymarked trail that takes you through ever-changing scenery with many spectacular mountain ranges to view from the route that mostly heads through glens and valleys. See Macs Adventure West Highland Way options.

Inca Trail

Historically significant Machu Picchu.

In ancient times, the Incas built a network of some 40,000kms of trails as links to many parts of their vast South American empire, stretching from Quito in Ecuador to Santiago in Chile and east to Mendoza in Argentina.

Cusco was at the heart of this empire and almost all of the main trails in the mountains surround this now famous archaeological site.   There is a 43km section of mountain trail that is most often hiked via other sites to reach Machu Picchu in Peru. This is the most popular Inca Trail but to access it you need to go with an authorised trekking company.

Macs Adventure organises walking holidays to Peru, including The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu; Tailormade Peru: Machu Picchu, Cusco & Titicaca; The Inca Trail, Machu Picchu & The Sacred Valley; Machu Picchu by Train and an alternative trek via Salkantay to Machu Picchu.

 

Do tell us about your bucket list trips.


If you have any queries about the trips featured in this article get in touch with our team on [email protected] or by calling +44(0)141 530 3631 or, if you are in North America +1-855-240-1509. 

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A journalist, web copywriter blogger and social media chatterbox, Fiona combines her love of the outdoors – especially Scotland – with a diverse freelance work life. If she's not at her desk writing about the outdoors, she'll be outside cycling, running, kayaking, snowboarding and walking Munros. She shares her outdoors passion with partner, the G-Force. Sometimes her teenage daughter Little Miss Outdoors tags along, too.