I recently completed The Way of St. James bike tour, and it could not have been a better experience. We were a large group, over twenty, but Sergio, Jose, Tiago and Pedro all worked incredibly hard to not only keep us all safe and on course but to feel personally cared for in spite of such a large group. I was one of two vegetarians on the trip, and even though lunch and dinner were technically "on your own" our guides took great care to make sure we were well fed.
The route itself was beautiful and varied. The first few days were remarkable for their beautiful ocean views. Crossing into Spain, and moving inland we cycled down country roads through small town and villages, and through the woods on beautiful paths.
The accommodations beat all my expectations, we stayed in some truly special hotels, a real treat after a day on the bike.
The bikes were all in great shape and checked out every night. I had an issue one day with my bike not shifting properly (most likely because I knocked the derailleur after a clumsy little spill that morning) It was fixed immediately and worked perfectly for the rest of the trip.
All in all, this was a great trip thanks to the excellent work of Sergio, Pedro, Tiago, and Jose. They provided first rate customer service, but felt like friends!
Janice L. Canada
I found this trip to be fabulous from start to finish. Sergio, Jose and Pedro went out of their way to be helpful, and to meet the different needs of everyone in the large group.The route had its challenges, with cobblestones, some steep dirt pathways and some city streets to maneuver, but Jose and Sergio worked very professionally to keep the group safe no matter what the terrain or riding conditions. Pedro would meet us with the support van at designated spots to top us up with water and snacks. The bikes were very well maintained, and got the once over by our guides after every day of riding to
make sure they were ready to go for the next morning. Our hotel accommodations were very well appointed, (with an extensive buffet breakfast always included), and every day we had a hearty lunch at a restaurant en route, as well as multi-course dinner at each of our destination cities along the way.
With the spectacular coastal scenery, the top notch guides, and the camaraderie of the group, this was one of the best cycling tours I have ever experienced.