A bear, however hard he tries, grows tubby without exercise.

~ A.A. Milne

About Distant Journeys


For 24 years Distant Journeys has specialized in offering hiking trips along some of Europe’s most classic and well-loved, long distance routes. In partnership with Distant Journeys, FitTrips of Maine gets hikers ready. Sarah MacColl and LIz Bradford have enjoyed the thousands of hours they’ve spent teaching step aerobics and working in their private gyms with clients of all ages. However, the most rewarding aspect of fitness training is when it helps clients successfully reach goals. If your goal this year is to hike from Chamonix to Zermatt or to complete the Coast to Coast walk in England, we can help.

Get Fit Challenge

If you're interested in participating in the Distant Journeys Get Fit Challenge, great.  This is an option for anyone signed up for a May 2014 trip.  Email Sarah MacColl at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

We start Monday, March 17.

Visit the Distant Journeys website for more information about international hiking trips for the active traveler.