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Cycle The Camino De Santiago CCDS
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Cycle the Camino De Santiago
What Was The Highlight Or Most Memorable Moment Of Your Tour
Laughter, this is a challenging country for cycling and the tour guide provided great support and gelled the group together to tackle some fantastic rides.
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How Was Your Explore Tour Leader
The tour leader was grand. He managed everyone's expectations, ensured we all remained safe, and was very knowledgeable about the area and culture
What Tips Would You Give To Someone Else Booking This Tour
Some hill climbing on your bike before you come, there are some good climbs. Bilbao is well worth a look, so consider land only to get more time in the city. This will also give you more time in Santiago. Breakfast in Spain is not their speciality, consider bringing some cereal from home.
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Friends, Amigos, Pilgrims, Heros,one and all. Having just finished a fantastic trip along The Camino, I would highly recommend this trip. The tour guide was a credit to Explore, the hotels were of good standard, and the country is a pleasure, with some really breathtaking views. This is a terrific cycle tour that ticks all the boxes
What was the highlight or most memorable moment of your tour?
Freewheeling from Cruz de Ferro to Molinaseca after the hard work of the climb from Astorga and two punctures that morning. Also the delicious pulpo (octopus) and other tapas in the pulperia in Melide made a welcome and restorative lunch stop, not to mention the refreshing local wine, served in bowls!
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.
Do ask the tour leader for assistance with getting a pilgrim passport at the start of the trip if you would like to receive the certificate at the end.