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20 Apr | Fabienne

Coronavirus Travel Update

At Follow the Camino and One Foot Abroad we value the safety of our customers and the confidence they put in us. We hear and share your concern about how the spread of Coronavirus, and resulting travel restrictions, are affecting all of you.   The travel industry has been heavily impacted by outbreak of Covid-19 …

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7 Apr | Geraldine

Rota Vicentina Trail – A Walking Holiday with Adventurer Barbara O’Shea

I had itchy feet and needed to step out of the dullness of Dublin in winter so I took a cheap flight to Faro on the sunny south-west coast of Portugal and walked for four glorious walking days on the Rota Vicentina trail.   Rota Vicentina is a famous walking route that stretches from Porto Covo right ...

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10 Feb | Marine

Fun facts about Mont Blanc

What makes Mont Blanc so famous? Located in the Alps, the mountain stands at 4,810 meters, making it the highest peak in Europe. Mont Blanc sits nestled in the mountains on the border of Italy and France. But that’s not all, there are some very interesting facts about Mont Blanc that makes this trip so …

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7 Feb | Teresa

The Ultimate Tour du Mont Blanc Packing List

What do you pack for the adventure of a lifetime on the Tour du Mont Blanc? What size should my bag be? Should I wear waterproof boots, or not? How many water bottles should I bring? As you start preparing everything for your trip, new thoughts and questions might come up. If you are wondering …

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6 Feb | Teresa

Training for The Mont Blanc Tour

Congratulations! You have decided to do one of the most beautiful and exciting hikes in Europe – the Tour de Mont Blanc!   This journey through three countries will blow your mind with amazing views and experiences. It is one of the most challenging walking holidays we offer, but this unique experience is on the …

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5 Feb | Marine

Top 5 things to do on Mont Blanc

The Tour du Mont Blanc is much more than a simple walking trip, it is about discovering three different countries with their own cultures, traditions, food and festivals. So we’ve made a top 5 of things to do on Mont Blanc.   Sip the fabulous water of Courmayeur at the feet of the Mont Blanc …

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6 Sep | Wanda

Why Autumn is the Best Season for Walking Holidays

When is the best time to go on a walking holiday? This is one of the most frequently asked questions here at One Foot Abroad. There is not a single answer; it depends on a number of factors like your personal taste, availability, weather conditions.   Every season has its own beauty that is worth …

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6 May | Gail

Travel Diary: Verdon Gorge, France

My sister Emma and I decided we are ready for a shorter walking holiday, so we picked the Verdon Gorge in France which is home to some of the most breathtaking natural beauty in all of Europe.   We have previously been on walking holidays the Dolomites in Northern Italy and also the Transylvania Carpathians …

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4 Apr | Geraldine

A Brief Explanation of the Via Francigena

What is the Via Francigena?   The Via Francigena is a walking pilgrimage route to Rome. It was established as the centre of Catholicism in the 1st Century when Christians arrived.  Since then pilgrims have been making their way through various routes to visit the Eternal City. The route itself has changed over time and ...

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1 Apr | Shannon

Completing the Via Francigena in 9 Days: My Cycling Tour

For the past few years, I have headed out on walking holidays, exploring and experiencing the beauty of Europe. This year, however, I wanted to try something different. Instead of hiking or walking, I wanted to do a cycling holiday. I chose to complete the Via Francigena in 9 Days, and it was one of ...

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