2 independent reviews for Spain walking holiday, Leon to Santiago de Compostela

Reviews for Spain walking holiday, Leon to Santiago de Compostela

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review 10 Oct 2017

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

Most of it. The beautiful countryside, lovely little villages, friendly people, and many of the hotels were beyond all expectations.

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

Walk only 20-25 km. Any more is too much. Have your pack transported between hotels and carry a day pack, it does make the journey easier. And go with the flow- no early starts in Hotels in Camino Norte, earliest breakfast was at 9am. It doesn’t get dark until late and you have all day to walk. Stay 3 days at Bi-Terra Hotel and break that journey into 20 km days, not 30 kms. The dinners there are the best in Spain and the people there are just lovely. I was told the Finistère was the most beautiful part- but most of Camino Norte was just as beautiful and quieter- so if doing this again, I would stop the journey at Santiago.

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

Yes

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

Just wonderful, I want to do it again!

review 12 Oct 2016

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

Beautiful scenery, wonderful walking, the friendship of fellow walkers/pilgrims.

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

Book a rest day in one of the beautiful Spanish cities you'll pass through.

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

Unemployment is high in Spain so tourism is a big source of jobs.

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

I had a brilliant time and will be going back to complete the rest of the Camino pilgrimage next year. It'll be with the holiday provider again, their flawless organisation did all the hard work and left me to simply enjoy the walking.

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