Most walking historic routes were built and traversed for the purpose of trade or pilgrimage. The Silk Route is a famous example of an ancient trade route that can still be followed over mountain and across valley today. The Camino de Santiago (or The Way of Saint James) is a famous European pilgrimage route that leads to the Santiago de Compostela Cathedral in Spain where it is said that the remains of St. James are buried. You don’t have to be particularly interested in history or spirituality to enjoy these routes as both are packed with draw dropping views and cover some of the most stunning landscapes in the world. The great thing about walking tours like this is that you can choose to do as much or as little of the route as you want depending on your skill level and experience. Have a look at our infographic for more great historic walking route ideas!
Infographic courtesy of http://www.worldwalks.com/
Women’s travel can take many forms. Sometimes the perfect getaway for long time friends is one that can give them some cultural and historical awareness along with a little fitness in the process such as walking historic routes. Get away from the typical spa getaway or lounging on the beach and stumble onto something more enriching allowing you and your girlfriends to connect at a deeper, more profound level. And the best part of all, you won’t have to schedule any extra time for working out because it is already part of the vacation. Wellness vacations at their best. Traveling to improve your overall well-being? Explore an historic route today.