Costa Rica Traverse

The trip was an amazing experience. As expected it was physically tough but worth every drop of sweat and mud (no blood fortunately). For me personally, I found the heat hard to adjust to. I expected us to benefit from the shade of the rainforest more than we did and I guess going from a Scottish winter to an equatorial country didn't help. Having said that it didn't detract from my enjoyment, just made it harder work. We were also lucky because all 13 of us got on very well and it was a good mix of people. A special mention has to go to the guides and Danny in particular. I remember when we did the Cycling in the Andes that the guides were good but Danny was excellent. As well as being extraordinarily fit and knowledgeable about adventure stuff he was passionate about Costa Rica, it's environment and future. He had a great sense of humour and as if all that weren't enough he and his team were superb cooks. Although this wasn't everyone's idea of a relaxing holiday I came home envigorated and motivated with stacks of energy - apart from having to negotiate Terminal 5 on it's second day of chaos! I've already been on your website looking for the next potential challenge, if only work didn't get in the way.


J Dunthorne | UK
 
 

Food Lover's Spanish Camino

This unique approach to a classic pilgrimage route combines a passion for good food and produce, with the incredible history of the trail crossing northern Spain. With fully supported day walks on the best sections of the pilgrimage trail paths, including the original route from Oviedo, the coastal and the classic French Route. The walking is combined with numerous samplings of the local cuisine from the heart of Spanish modern cuisine in the Basque region to the small rural villages on the Camino. In the company of local gastronomic experts, there will be many insights into the local culinary scene, with a dinner experience in a Michelin Star restaurant.

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Join Bilbao
DAY 2 To Logroño via Pamplona (2hrs)
DAY 3 Wine tasting in the Rioja area and walk through classic Camino landscapes (2hrs)
DAY 4 Visit Santo Domingo, walk along the Camino, overnight Burgos (3hrs)
DAY 5 Morning walk on the meseta, visit Leon, drive to Arriondas (1-2hrs)
DAY 6 Transfer to the coast, walk a section of the Camino Norte, continue to Oviedo (4hrs)
DAY 7 Walk part of the Camino Primitivo, return to Oviedo (5.5hrs)
DAY 8 Walk to the abandoned monastery of Obona, overnight Tineo (5hrs)
DAY 9 Ascend the El Palo Pass (5-6hrs)
DAY 10 Walk the high route to O Cadavo, transfer to Castroverde (5hrs)
DAY 11 Camino walk or rest day (3.5hrs)
DAY 12 Walk to Gondar and continue to Lugo on the French Route (5hrs)
DAY 13 Wine tasting in the Ribeira Sacra region, overnight near Santiago
DAY 14 Markets and Pilgrims mass in Santiago (1hr)
DAY 15 Trip concludes

traveller reviews

If the Camino is on your bucket list, contact UTracks for an experience of a lifetime. We did and enjoyed it greatly. The itinerary catered for experienced and less experienced walkers. The support provided throughout the walk was exceptional. And the food experience was even better! If I had to score, I would give a 9.9 out of 10!

L. Hermans. Chirnside Park, VIC. Australia

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Trip Code: CCT
Trip Grading: Introductory to Moderate
Duration:  15 days
Activities:  Day Walking Culinary Tours
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Next Trip:  10 September 2016
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