This week, we loved the feedback and photos from our Camino walkers. Pilgrims’ tales so often highlight that the Camino is an experience of a lifetime, and we hope that their stories will encourage you take on the challenge of a pilgrimage tour. The sense of achievement is priceless!
Mary walked the Camino Portugues with her family, noting the contrasts with her experience of the Camino Frances, summarising: “Another great camino experience for us all – me, husband and teenage daughter.”
“We were a little anxious about the walking on busy main roads but this was actually very minimal and the worst was over on the first day. Otherwise, the walking was mainly on quiet country roads/tracks/woodland – very like waking in our native Perthshire except with lots of eucalyptus trees, corn fields and grape vines.”
Mary found the start of the Camino Portugues a much quieter experience than the Camino Frances, with the route getting busier closer to Santiago. “Teenage daughter and me are both vegetarians and felt we ate better than on the Camino Frances. We were staying in generally bigger towns and we weren’t restricted to the generally plain fare of peregrino menus.”
And of course, a visit to Porto should include plenty of Port. Mary’s top tip: “We followed recommendations of other travellers and avoided the walk through the urban sprawl of Porto and picked up the way from the metro stop at Vilar do Pinheiro. This gave us plenty time to explore Porto/sample port!”
Great photo too thanks – Enjoying the warm water at Fonte Caldas!
Bex from Ireland – Camino de Santiago
“I am just home from the holiday of a lifetime – however I use the word “holiday” somewhat loosely! A holiday to me is usually where I relax and spend lots of time sleeping, eating and drinking – if that’s what you want, then this is not the holiday for you. this was a challenging experience for me. I was pushed far outside my comfort zone …. and I loved it.”
Mary opted for baggage transfer, which she felt really helped her out.
“I loved the scenery of the Camino and meeting so many different people. No two days were the same. It was a complete adventure….. Thank you very much to everyone in Macs Adventure for a wonderful holiday, especially Ewan who was our primary contact.” Aw you’re very welcome! And thanks for sharing these brilliant photos Bex!
Further Adventure Stories
We love this photo from our adventurers Neil and Yvette Walking in Catalonia.
And finally, Bobby from Caithness completed the Sound of Music Cycling Holiday with his new spouse as a honeymoon cycling holiday. What a perfect honeymoon, cycling the romance of Austria’s lake district. And of course, congratulations! We think a walking or cycling honeymoon is a great idea.
Thanks for sharing this week, and don’t forget to add your photos, stories, and videos!