Cycling the Camino de Santiago
What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?
Arriving at the top of a 12 km climb to the view from O Cebreiro. A beautiful old stone village with cobbled streets and awesome views across the mountains. Well worth the pain of the climb in 31 degree heat
What did you think of your group leader?
Jose was fantastic, tireless and very patient. He was great company in the evenings and certainly knew the best places to eat. He seems still really enthusiatic and passionate about the tour and the region, despite having done it many times before.
Do you have any advice for potential travellers?
Make sure you have general all round fitness, but if you go steady you should manage it. Also dont eat a three course meal at lunch and then try to bike up a big hill!!
Is there anything else you would like to add?
I was really lucky to have the chance to go with a small group, which worked out great. I'm not sure how it would work out with pacing if you are a fit and fast cyclist in a larger group, I think you would need to expect quite a few waits for the others.