Nepal - Community Project Travel

From beginning to the end the trip was fantastic. We had two wonderful guides with completely different strengths. Both leaders were very professional and caring. The trek was magnificent. It was well worth climbing to see the wonderful views once we reached Namche Bazaar. Our guides were wonderful. They did a great job of looking out for us on the trek and a fantastic job of looking after us in camp. The food was amazing. The porters were also really friendly and helpful and deserve medals for lugging all our gear around.


The local villagers at Jumbesi made us feel really welcome and put on a special dinner at the monastery. We were overwhelmed with the welcome they gave us and also the thank you. We had a great bunch of other trekkers on the trip and we were all matched up well with our room mates. We were very lucky with the weather and had day after day of awe inspiring views. There is not one bad thing that I can say about the trip. The trip was a life changing experience and I would love to do it all again. I would like to thank everyone involved. And I hope that one day I get to travel again with World Expeditions.

K. Venables | New Zealand
 
 

Spanish Camino by Bike: Stage 2

Set off on the exciting ride from the cathedral city of Leon to the ultimate destination for most modern day pilgrims on the Camino, Santiago de Compostela, on this exciting cycling trip. This itinerary is Stage 2 of our epic full length ride of the Spanish Camino. For more than 1000 years the Camino de Santiago has represented the ultimate adventure for pilgrims and history buffs alike. While the 783km French route from Roncesvalles to the Cathedral of Santiago has been well trodden by hiking boots and horse hoofs through the centuries in more recent times the pilgrimage route has become a natural magnet for cyclists seeking out iconic routes. Beginning just over half way along the route in the historic city of Leon, this exhilarating cycle takes in some of the most breathtaking landscapes, unique monuments and typical villages of northern Spain. There are some challenging days, such as the O'Cebreiro Pass, but you will be more than rewarded when you savour the rich Spanish gastronomy, traditional regional cuisine and excellent wines. Each night you'll return to comfortable, atmospheric hotels, which at the end of a hard day's cycle is intrinsic to this cycle itinerary.

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Arrive Leon
DAY 2 Cycle through Castilian landscapes to Astorga (48km)
DAY 3 Gentle uphill to the top of Foncebadón then cycle through wine country to Villafranca (75km)
DAY 4 A demanding cycle across the mythical O Cebreiro pass (or optional taxi transfer) and downhill via Sarria to Portomarín (57.5km or 85km)
DAY 5 A more relaxing cycle through Galicia's rural landscape to Arzúa (51km)
DAY 6 A short but demanding cycle to the Pórtico de la Gloria ('The Façade of Glory') at the Cathedral of Santiago (38km)
DAY 7 In Santiago de Compostela
DAY 8 Trip concludes

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Trip Code: UHC
Trip Grading: Moderate to Challenging
Duration:  8 days
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price: £780.00 GBP

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