Spain hiking vacation, Leon to Santiago de Compostela

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Responsible tourism: Spain hiking vacation, Leon to Santiago de Compostela

Environment

Apart of the historic and social aspects of this wonderful walking vacation, this route is 100% environmentally friendly. As most the walk goes through the countryside, and as the route during high season is very popular, it important to maintain the route clean and ready for the next pilgrims. We request our guests not to litter, as garbage can make up a serious environmental problem for the route and the impressions for future pilgrims.

All of our travels are individual, tailor-made vacations, which basically give our guest the chance to discover Northern Spain their way.
In many aspects Northern Spain is less developed, tourism wise, than southern Spain. This is, however, a considerable competitive parameter, as the experiences get unique. We spend a lot of time finding the most interesting, most knowledgeable and most service-minded partners in the area, to help us to give our guests truly exceptional vacation in Northern Spain.

Using this approach, we are able to offer whale-, brown bear-, bird- watching, fishing from a fishing boat, collecting and preparing local food and gastronomy with ecological products, sustainable wine-tourism etc. Each local person assisting us, is truly enthusiastic about his/her field and by working with these people, we support the activity, the animals, the park or the local community, as most of the guides as well are archaeologist, ornithologist, geologist, restaurant owner, local farmer etc.

We are proud to be able to develop and support small societies and not least enthusiastic people that make a difference, and that support and commits to our environmental values.

Community

Our guests typically look for a different experience and an alternative to large-resort-commercial-travels. The peacefulness, the small villages, the local food, “secret” beaches and amazing mountain hikes and not least 100% customized pilgrimage are keywords in our philosophy and daily work visiting and discovering new places for our guests.

All of our guest receive, prior to departure, a comprehensive guidebook describing norms and hint, how to get the most out of their vacation.
In this guidebook we describe our recommendation on where to find local craftwork, where to find smaller interesting museums as well as tips for the larger ones.
We describe as well how to experience things, which are impossible to find for foreigners, like how and where to witness the local wildlife in a respectful manner.
Local gastronomy is an important part of the local culture, and across Northern Spain, the variety is great and very exciting. We intent always to be up-to-date on the best local restaurants, and we guide you through local dishes, wines etc.

Our office is located in the heart of Northern Spain, in the old historic town of León. Our prime focus is to show our guests the most authentic, most beautiful and loveliest parts of Northern Spain. We always share our guest’s experiences with the hotel and other collaborations partners we work with, to help develop local tourism into a sustainable and healthy destination, that is differentiated from similar areas in Spain, Italy and France. Its important for Us to give our guests an experience that is not reachable in other parts of Europe, though showing the real local life and hidden places. We cant wait to welcome you to Northern Spain.

Reviews of Spain hiking vacation, Leon to Santiago de Compostela

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I am reborn! Simply the best vacation I have ever been on
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
Very enjoyable
It was OK
A bit disappointing really

Reviewed on 12 Oct 2016 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?


Beautiful scenery, wonderful walking, the friendship of fellow walkers/pilgrims.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?


Book a rest day in one of the beautiful Spanish cities you'll pass through.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


Unemployment is high in Spain so tourism is a big source of jobs.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?


I had a brilliant time and will be going back to complete the rest of the Camino pilgrimage next year. It'll be with the vacation provider again, their flawless
organisation did all the hard work and left me to simply enjoy the walking.

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