Costa Rica Traverse

The trip was wonderful, thanks!

The local operator, Coast to Coast, were very well organised and especially Danny, the lead guide, was the best guide I have ever seen in action. It was a privilege to be guided by such a well-rounded and versatile person - from navigating and motivating the group, to cooking (delicious food) and patching up blisters. And always with a smile on his face.

I am already planning my next trip with World Expeditions - rafting on the Franklin River in Tasmania.

Nick | London

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 / 30mi)
DAY 3 Gentle uphill to the top of Foncebadón then cycle through wine country to Villafranca (75km / 46.5mi)
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 / 35.5 or 53mi)
DAY 5 A more relaxing cycle through Galicia's rural landscape to Arzúa (51km / 31.5mi)
DAY 6 A short but demanding cycle to the Pórtico de la Gloria ('The Façade of Glory') at the Cathedral of Santiago (38km / 23.5mi)
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
Activities:  Cycling
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price: £890.00 GBP

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