To prepare for and enjoy more your walking and hiking tour in Spain, along the Camino de Santiago or in Portugal, here are some of the brochures from these area’s official tourism websites (www.spain.info, www.turgalicia.es, www.visitportugal.com, www.turismo.navarra.es, www.tourism.euskadi.net).
They are great resources and will help you with trip planning and anticipation of your holiday in Spain and/or Portugal. Find many additional brochures not listed here through the tourism websites.
In 2008 Australian journalist and organic olive oil producer Dee Nolan journeyed with us on our On Glory Roads: Camino de Santiago pilgrimage tour.
She has crafted an extraordinarily beautiful book detailing her pilgrimage to Compostela - A Food Lover’s Pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela (Penguin, 2010). Read More....
Camino de Santiago
Best vacation of his life!Mary & Terry Schuler, Pasadena, California, June 2011 Camino
This is not a tour, but a life changing experience. I have to tell you that on the way home, Terry said this trip was the "best vacation of his life". He may have mentioned it at our farewell dinner as well, but I wanted to make sure that you knew it.
One day, I hope to put my thoughts and feelings about the Camino into words. In the meantime, just know that you are awesome, your family is awesome and you have given so much of yourselves to all of us as we explored a unique and treasured bit of world history and current pop fascination across Northern Spain.
How lucky are we! Nancy, you are a wonder. You have made this trip unforgettable! You are bright, articulate, organized, helpful and just an overall pleasure to be with.”
This is not a tour, but a life changing experience. You made me realize that I could challenge myself physically more than I ever had. Loved the fellow pilgrims, the food, the history, the culture, sites and your lovely family. What a gift! Thank you so much.
You have a special gift that brings people from all over the world to walk together in harmony while simultaneously fostering the individual perception of the Camino.
I think of our experience as "community on foot." Your graciousness, careful planning and preparation, timing & flexibility and extensive knowledge made the trip outstanding and allowed all of us to be together in a mysteriously beautiful way. I really miss everybody.
M. Voorhies, Portland, Oregon, USA, May 2012 Camino de Santiago
you made (it) happen with a bit of magic weaving…
I'm feeling very nostalgic for yellow arrows, warmth, wild flowers, space and wonderful scenery, soaring and magnificent cathedrals, so many stories, history lessons, music, our songs, no decisions, Jose's lunches, Sam's funniness and cuteness, long walks, great company and so much more...... We have been so privileged, I do appreciate it all, and you made all that happen with a bit of magic weaving, .... you gave us all a lot more than most holiday companies would, so thank you so much for making my holiday so special and memorable.
O. Bovill, Suffolk, UK, May 2012 Camino de Santiago
I am still savoring…
I am still savoring all the experiences and delights of walking the Camino with you. For as long as I have memory I will recall and retaste the many lovely and profound moments of our journey. You are an angel.
B. Spiller, Santa Monica, Calif., USA June - July 2012 Compostela
these trips [are] such life-affirming experiences
Nancy and Jose, we owe you a special thanks for all of the behind the scenes work that goes into making these trips such life-affirming experiences and for sharing with all of us your special passions and your family. Sam was a joy to be with.
MB Davis, Vienna, Virginia, May 2012 Camino de Santiago
you engendered a love of place and being…
We said last night that our time on the Camino with you was the best holiday we'd ever had …… you engendered a love of place and being that I haven't felt for such a sustained period anywhere or at any time in my life!! We were all caught up in it and so I fervently hope the bond will draw us back together again some other time and place....
J. Clutterbuck, North Yorkshire, UK, May 2012 Camino de Santiago
You truly have a gift for what you and your husband do…
You truly have a gift for what you and your husband do…. You made the trip the best with allowing us to get to know ourselves, individuals and the group. You gave us space and yet knew when to come in for a talk, or encouragement or just to experience with us…. Good teamwork. Miss his lunches!!! They just aren't the same here…. Thank you for everything you and your family did to make it a most memorable trip.
B. Cak, Crown Point, Indiana, USA, Compostela June – July 2012
the best [tour] ever
5 [of 5] is not high enough. We have been on other tours and this is the best one ever. We hope we can join you for other tours.
A Kithrades and Y. Sinanoglou, Wilton, CT, USA, May 2012 Camino de Santiago
picnic lunches were so exciting with new discoveries each day
Thanks for a wonderful time on the Camino. Your planning was meticulous, yet flexible...The structure of the whole journey was excellent with plenty of time for each of us to be alone or with whomsoever we chose.
The walks that you selected were clearly representative of the whole trail, as we saw in the movie “The Way” which we saw recently. It brought back great memories – the cut out metal statues near the windmills, the villages, and “our” Romanesque church.
The length and timing of the walks was excellent ...
The picnic lunches were so exciting with new discoveries each day, including the alliterate salad. The accommodation and evening meals were top rate and we very much enjoyed our last nights in the Parador.
G & S Paul, Chatswood West, NSW, Australia, Camino May 2012