CYCLE THE CAMINO DE SANTIAGO
What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?
Sharing the Camino with people who had been walking for up to 4 weeks and cycling on a route where thousands of pilgrims had walked before was a very thought provoking experience. Not having to worry about the speed of the front runners ( there were some very keen experienced cyclists up front) wasn't a problem ...you simply cycled with those who were the same pace as you! Grinding out the long steep slopes after lunch one afternoon in 30 degrees of heat with 2 similar paced cyclists and sharing the job of being the leader along the climb was a great 'mini' team effort ( thanks Richard and Rose).
What did you think of your group leader?
A couple of decent Spaniards, well informed and who new the way to Santiago ...thanks guys! Thank heavens for the yellow arrows that marked the route the whole distance.
Do you have any advice for potential travellers?
Try to be fit before the trip to enjoy the whole week long experience. I think because of the heat I would have graded the trip 'challenging' rather than 'moderate / challenging'.
Is there anything else you would like to add?
Would have liked to have stayed on an extra night in Santigo to see the whole town and spent some time watching the pilgrims arriving in the square. The Cathedrals and Churches along the way were breathtakingly beautiful. Dont forget to fill your pilgrims passport with stamps from everywhere along the route. Buen Camino