How was your Explore Tour Leader?
Enthusiastic about the cycling but not helpful or informative about the requirement to validate a pilgrim passport, for those who wanted to do this as part of the trip.
What tips would you give to someone else booking this tour?
For those interested in qualifying for the pilgrim certificate, it is necessary to obtain a pilgrim passport in Villafranca del Bierzo (or anywhere earlier along the Camino) and get it validated. You can then get it stamped in various churches and refugios along the way. This passport also makes a lovely souvenir from the trip, even if you do not wish to cycle the optional extra distance to qualify for the certificate.