Spain walking holiday, Sarria to Santiago de Compostela

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Responsible tourism: Spain walking holiday, Sarria to Santiago de Compostela

Environment

Apart of the historic and social aspects of this wonderful walking holiday, this route is 100% environmentally friendly. As most the walk goes through the countryside, and as the route during high season is very popular, it important to maintain the route clean and ready for the next pilgrims. We request our guests not to litter, as garbage can make up a serious environmental problem for the route and the impressions for future pilgrims.

Our guests typically look for a different experience and an alternative to large-resort-commercial-travels. The peacefulness, the small villages, the local food, “secret” beaches and amazing mountain hikes and not least 100% customized pilgrimage and keywords in our philosophy and daily work visiting and discovering new places for our guests.
A wonderful side-effect is that we assist developing local tourist-based economies to smaller societies by using their local taxi-services, local guides, bars, restaurants etc. by showing our guests local specialities and hidden places, that you will never find in “normal” guidebooks.

Before their journey our guests receive a personal guidebook regarding the vacation, which takes in consideration the wishes of each traveller. E.g. if the traveller would like to visit small ecological wineries or discover the best examples of local architecture, our suggestions are all provided in the guidebook.

We are located in the heart of Northern Spain, in the old historic town of León. Our prime focus is to show our guests the most authentic, most beautiful and loveliest parts of Northern Spain. We always share our guest’s experiences with the hotel and other collaborations partners we work with, to help develop local tourism into a sustainable and healthy destination, that is differentiated from similar areas in Spain, Italy and France. Its important for Us to give our guests an experience that is not reachable in other parts of Europe, though showing the real local life and hidden places, which our guest would never have found without our help.

Community

A large part of our travels has a touch off (or is entirely) an active holiday, in the mountains or by the ocean. The wonderful enthusiastic work, which is being done to protect and maintain wildlife and national parks etc. are all dependent visitors and money to keep everything financially to improve. Quality tourism means for Us quality tourists, which are interested in not only to see secret, hidden places, but also has the knowledge to know what it takes to maintain these wonderful sight Northern Spain can offer.
Fortunately, our collaborators and we agree, that we are bringing sympatric and intelligent tourists to Northern Spain. We are making more and more whale-, brown bear-, bird- watching, fishing from a fishing boat, collecting and preparing local food and gastronomy with ecological products, sustainable wine-tourism etc. And we hope we add our part of improving each field and at the same time, maintaining the small-scale business authentic and “something special”.
A large part of our travels has a touch off (or is entirely) an active holiday, in the mountains or by the ocean. The wonderful enthusiastic work, which is being done to protect and maintain wildlife and national parks etc. are all dependent visitors and money to keep everything financially to improve. Quality tourism means for Us quality tourists, which are interested in not only to see secret, hidden places, but also has the knowledge to know what it takes to maintain these wonderful sight Northern Spain can offer.

Reviews of Spain walking holiday, Sarria to Santiago de Compostela

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I am reborn! Simply the best holiday I have ever been on
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
Very enjoyable
It was OK
A bit disappointing really

Reviewed on 10 May 2015 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?


Getting to Santiago to the Cathedral after a long and sometimes demanding walk.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?


For those in their sixties I would suggest a walk duration of 11-12 days from Porto to Santiago.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


Local people benefitted certainly from the additional business they got from us. We were extremely careful to respect the environment we were in and were generally impressed with the level of cleanliness and respect shown to it.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


This was a wonderful holiday, with all arrangements in place. The operator did a fantastic job of managing logistics, getting us hotels which were brilliantly located and which carried their own history (in a number of cases).

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