What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

Walking from the valley up to O Cebriero - I had fantastic views before the clouds came down. The arrival in Santiago and knowing that the challenge had been met.

What did you think of your group leader?

A superb group leader and backup person who couldn't do enough for us; everything planned to make each stage of the journey achievable and flexible enough to sort out any bike problems along the way.

Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

Ensure you get in some practice climbing hills before the trip; not totally essential, because the backup vehicle is a fail safe. If not, be prepared to walk fast and push!

Is there anything else you would like to add?

For a first time visitor to mainland Spain, the whole experience was a joy and a challenge; every day was superb and as it happens, the weather and temperatures couldn't have been kinder to us.