Camino, Walking

How fit do I need to be to walk the Camino?

5 Dec , 2017  

walkers on the camino de santiago

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, a far more pleasant experience if you do some hill-walking or aerobic exercise in the months before going on the Camino! If you intend […]

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Camino, Macs Adventure, Tips & advice, Walking

Which stage of the Camino de Santiago should I walk?

5 Dec , 2017  

Camino Frances

The Camino de Santiago or Camino Frances (or any one of hundreds of names for this trip) is one of the world’s greatest pilgrim routes. It starts in France, crossing the border high in the Pyrenees before stretching right across the north of Spain until it reaches Santiago de Compostela in Galicia, north-west Spain. The […]

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Culture & History, Discovery, Macs Adventure, Tips & advice, Walking

Pilgrimage walks: The Camino and many others

23 Nov , 2017  

A new book, Pilgrimage: The Great Pilgrim Routes of Britain and Europe, documents 10 European pilgrimages, as detailed and photographed by Derry Brabbs. The Yorkshire photographer has perfectly captured many highlight attractions and landscapes of the increasingly popular European pilgrimage routes. While The Camino, which stretches through France and Spain to Santiago de Compostela, remains […]

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Camino, Macs Adventure, Tips & advice, Walking

Six Reasons to Walk the Camino Solo!

16 Oct , 2017  

I recently walked the final stage of the Camino Frances from Sarria to Santiago by myself and as we are often asked by people wanting to walk the Camino solo if it is safe I thought I would summarise why this is the perfect trip for solo walkers and how I found my experience! Time […]

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Cycling, Discovery, Macs Adventure, Walking

The 8 Best Adventure Holidays for Meeting People

30 Jul , 2017  

Cheers Camino

To celebrate International Day of Friendship on 30th July, we wanted to reveal the best walking and cycling trips for camaraderie. While scenery, culture, food and the trails and routes themselves are always to be relished, there is nothing like meeting up with like-minded people and sharing your experience on the trail. While walking peaceful […]

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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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Macs Adventure

Macs Moment 2017

3 May , 2017  

The Macs Moment competition | Macs Adventure

As part of the Macs Moment photo sharing competition, we receive hundreds of photos from our clients each year. We are extremely grateful to those who take the time to enter the competition but so we can award a great prize each month, there can only be one monthly winner. Here are a selection of […]

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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 […]

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Adventure of the Week, Camino, Discovery, Walking

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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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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