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  • Reviewed October 2018
    Mark Walmsley

    Huh?

    This was a very well organized trip that my wife and I greatly enjoyed.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Apart from meeting some wonderful people, the walk into Santiago de Compostela was awesome.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Did not have a group leader.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Be aware that there are some mighty hills to contend with. Also, because on some days the proprietor of the accommodation needed to come and pick you up due to the fact that the accommodation was well away from the Camino, there was often a long wait after completing the days walk/bike. A bit of a drag when all you want is a hot shower and a beer.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    We would definitely used Exodus again. Well organized and good value.
  • Reviewed October 2018
    Marjorie Barnes

    SELF GUIDED CAMINO

    A fantastic trip with easy to follow detailed notes. No map really required. The accommodation and transfers arranged by Headwater were first class. Blessed with great weather.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    The second day of walking going to O Cebreiro. The mountain scenery was stunning. Also the most wonderful groups of people met along the way.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    N/A

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Don't pay 30 Euros for a taxi from Madrid airport to Charmartin Rail Station. If you have your rail ticket to Leon then just go by free shuttle bus to Terminal 4, use the machines and get a free rail transfer to Charmartin. Staff are at the machines to help if you get stuck.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    Get to Santiago de Compostela Cathedral early as it becomes very busy. Be prepared to queue a long time in the office for your certificate/Compostela. Self guided was a great experience to be thoroughly recommended.
  • Great walk

    We will remember the comaradery on the trail, the different accommodation every night.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    When the priest in Leon cathedral blessed us before we started walking, he was very personal to us all.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    We did not have a group leader it was self guided. The notes were not always adequate.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    If you can have local maps.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    Follow the Camino signs if in doubt.aa
  • Reviewed October 2016
    Carolyn Francis

    Self guided walk on the Camino

    The service provided by Exodus was excellent. I would book with the company again. Luggage was efficiently moved each day and transfers were timed quite well. My only critique would be that daily instructions might be too detailed. In some cases it would be good to just say follow the Camino markers until......... Accommodation was fantastic at almost each location.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    It was amazing to meet so many people on the walk - from all over the world and of all ages. That alone is very inspirational.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    N/A

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    If you have a long walk planned in a day - do as much as you can before noon so you can travel more easily in the afternoon. It takes a couple of days to find your dad wn walking rhythm and then it becomes easier. If it is warm , make sure to drink lots of water.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    Thanks for the excellent organization.
  • Reviewed August 2016
    Sarah Lanchbury

    Camino di Santiago

    This was a great trip! We wanted to spend some time walking in Spain and this seemed like a good way to do it. Starting in Leon and visiting the city was a good start, taking in some bars and restaurants in the sunshine. We had a great tour of the town with Blanca, our guide, who showed us round the cathedral and other places of interest. Having our own guide really helped to find out more about this city. We opted for the short walk on the first day, which was a good decision as it was so hot that day. From Day 2 onwards, we enjoyed beautiful walking through the Galician countryside - hills and valleys to begin with, then more rolling countryside for the next few days, with lots of woodland paths and good shade. The weather was very kind to us - warm with nice breezes - ideal walking conditions. We stayed in a variety of places - all lovely rooms, and good service overall. There some beautiful historic buildings with thick granite walls, reminding us of the history of this walk and the millions of pilgrims who have travelled this route for a thousand years! The trip notes were very good, though it is easy to find your way with so many sign posts and yellow arrows to follow. We could always find somewhere to eat or drink when we needed to, and found some delightful quirky hostelries along the way. I think the route is ideal - taking in Leon to start the trip and using taxis to miss out the mundane parts of walking out of Leon made sense for us - also, having a slightly shorter day's walking in the middle of the trip helped us to catch up physically. I would recommend this trip to anyone who would like to walk part of the Camino - I feel like I have been on an interesting journey as well as completing a physical challenge which I thought I might not manage! We had a great time!

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Sunset at O Cebreiro Romanesque churches Galician countryside Local food - cheese, ham, bread, wine etc. Visiting the cathedral at Santiago Sense of achievement of completing such a long journey! I loved our room at Pazo Santa Maria! O Muino Mill and Casa de la Somoza were also nice. Food at Rectoral de Goian was excellent.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Make sure you break in your boots! Take a wide brimmed hat. Remember to stamp your pilgrim's passport!
  • Reviewed April 2016
    Keith Good

    Camino April 2016

    We took the trip that started from Leon and finished at the Cathedral in Santiago de Compostela. Though I walked with my brother-in-law, each evening we met up in the hotel with two delightful UK couples on the same trip. The walking was not demanding to experienced walkers, though the weather in early April was varied. The Camino route is not through top quality scenery all the way; it's a pilgrim route ! Most of the hotels were either excellent or very good.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Arriving at hilltop O Cebreiro in snow and seeing the C11 chapel there. Arriving soaked at the hotel in Arzua, and getting a really warm welcome. Lining up in the office in Santiago for my certificate with walkers from numerous countries.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Not applicable

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Make sure your footwear is suitable.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    Though the route guide (indeed all the paperwork) is excellent, we did get briefly lost in a couple of towns.
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