El Camino de Santiago (also called Camino Francés/The Way of St. James/Jakobsweg)

El Camino de Santiago (The Road to Santiago) is a network of routes, all ending at Santiago de Compostela in the North West of Spain. It has long been a religious pilgrimage but is now walked by people from all around the world with differing religious beliefs.

The route described here is Camino Francés (French Way) which is the most popular of the routes.


El Camino de Santiago. Photo by Jeremy Star.

Te Araroa (also called The Long Pathway)
New Zealand3000km/1860mi

Te Araroa (The Long Pathway) is a long distance route the length of New Zealand. It begins in Cape Reinga at the top of the North Island and finishes at Bluff at the bottom of the South Island. It is currently being developed by the Te Araroa Trust and it due to be completed in 2011.

Most of the walk is already open and a number of people have walked the trail, bypassing the incomplete sections.


Te Araroa. Photo by

The Bibbulmun

The Bibbulmun Track is a wonderful, and actually quite easy, adventure, covering nearly 1000 km of ground in the south- western corner of Western Australia, from Kalamunda (an outer suburb of Perth) through to the sizeable town of Albany on the south coast.


The Pacific Crest Trail
The United States4286km/2663mi

The Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) is a trail the length of America, stretching from Mexico to Canada. The trip is extremely varied as it travels through California, Washington and Oregon.


The Pacific Crest Trail. Photo by Aaron Doss.