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

Best of the Compostela Trail Spain

The Camino de Santiago, or Compostela Trail, has for centuries represented an important pilgrimage route from France, across the Pyrenees and the north of Spain to the tomb of St James in Santiago de Compostela. Following the most interesting sections from Roncesvalles in Spain through famous pilgrimage cities such as Leon and Pamplona, the landscapes change daily from mountain trails to forests and open plains. With the camaraderie of a small group and local guide, the trip is fully supported throughout. At night stay in atmospheric towns in a selection of hand picked hotels where the local flavours are introduced by your hosts.

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Arrive Bilbao, visit Guggenheim Museum
DAY 2 Transfer to Roncesvalles, walk in the surrounds of the town (3hrs)
DAY 3 Visit Pamplona, walk to Puente la Reina (3-4hrs)
DAY 4 Walk to Estella (3-4hrs)
DAY 5 Visit the wine fountain 'Fuente del Vino' en route to Villamayor de Monjardin, drive to Burgos (2-3hrs)
DAY 6 To Rabe de las Calzadas (3hrs)
DAY 7 Continue across the Meseta to Frómista (4-5hrs)
DAY 8 Visit Leon and walk from Hospital de Orbigo to Astorga (4-5hrs)
DAY 9 Walk and visit Templar castle at Ponferrada, overnight Villafranca (4-5hrs)
DAY 10 Walk to O'Cebreiro (2-3hrs)
DAY 11 Continue to Portomarin (4hrs)
DAY 12 Walk to Arzua (4hrs)
DAY 13 Early arrival in Santiago with rest of day to explore the cathedral and historic centre (3hrs)
DAY 14 Trip concludes

traveller reviews

I appreciate the small group + being free to explore alone sometimes.
The walks were what I expected.

J Gibson Hampton, VIC

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Trip Code: BCT
Trip Grading: Moderate
Duration:  14 days
Activities:  Inn to Inn Walking
Next Trip:  17 May 2014
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price: £2,390.00 GBP

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