Two French journalists visited Athos in November 2017 and made this report about their pilgrimage (to Vatopedi and Esfigmenou). Their entrance to the Holy Mountain and their departure are not as it should be, have a look yourself (published 18 Sept 2018 – in French).
A bit less ‘adventurous’ approach to a Athos pilgrimage is to be seen on this French documentary, recently broadcasted on the Arte channel (3-12-2018): “Monasteries of Europe, the witnesses of the invisible: Monasteries at the waterfront”. The part with the Athos monasteries starts at 30 minutes and 19 sec.
sorry this video is removed from You Tube.
An alternative video is this of the hike between Karyes and Iviron: 39 minutes of hiking, maybe a bit boring, but is it showes the lush nature and the European “rain forrest” on the Holy Mountain in a beautiful way!
The French fake journalists are unworthy of visiting Mt Athos…really disgusting.