The pilgrimage route Shikoku, Japan The Shikoku Pilgrimage, a centuries-old Buddhist Pilgrimage route on the island of Shikoku, south of the Japanese mainland. The trek takes whole 2 months and during this long walk, covering over 1200 km, you visit all Buddhist 88 temples with beautiful Japanese gardens. An exhausted person will be able to find …
Walking the Camino de Santiago solo is an epic adventure for women. Flex your sense of adventure and travel on your own terms as you enjoy your time on the pilgrimage. A girlfriend of mine recently took this pilgrimage solo and loved it.
While tourism as we know it today is a relatively new concept, travelers around the world have been undertaking walking pilgrimages for millennia. Here are five of the world's most epic pilgrimage walks.
Holy Sepulchre in Golgatha (Jerusalem) Church of Holy Sepulchre (Israel): One of the most holiest churches, located in Jerusalem at the traditional site of Golgotha - the place of Jesus Crucifixion and burial.
Pilgrim's Walk to Santiago de Compostela, through Ages village, Burgos, Castilla, Spain. The pilgrimage route to the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in Galicia in northwestern Spain is where the remains of the apostle Saint James are buried.
When Harold Fry nips out one morning to post a letter, leaving his wife hoovering upstairs, he has no idea that he is about to walk from one end of the country to the other. He has no hiking boots or map, let alone a compass, waterproof or mobile phone.