Camino week 1 a
Week 1 b
horses drinking
camino week 1 c
Week 1 d
Foto 16-12-23, 12 16 46 (6) (1)
week 1 c
bridge crossing
Crossing the bridge
week 2 A
Week 2 B
week 2 C
week 2 D
Through the lush vegetation
week 2 E
week 2 F
week 2 H
week 4
Views Forever
week 4 b
week 4 c
week 4 d
week 4 e
Scenic river
week 4

The Camino de Santiago, or ‘Way of St. James’ is one of the most famous pilgrimage  horseback routes in history, and this equestrian vacation offers the chance to cover the most popular route from the Pyrenees to Santiago de Compostela on horseback. Split into 4 one-week programmes covering the whole route, horseback riders can choose to do one stage at a time, or combine several weeks as their schedule allows, to complete the pilgrimage. With plenty of time in the saddle, each stage follows the traditional trails through beautiful countryside, ancient villages and historical sites, beginning and ending at strategically important locations and staying in comfortable hotels and guesthouses along the route.

The first stage travels from Roncesvalles in the Pyrenees, across mountainous terrain and into the fertile plains of Rioja, finishing at Santo Domingo de la Calzada. As well as the stunning scenery, riders will also see many examples of masonry and architecture from medieval to Roman times and beyond. Highlights include the gothic “Puente de la Rabia” bridge, Irache monastery on the hillside and Santo Domingo de la Calzada, named for a monk who set up hotels, hospitals and even a bridge to ease the journey of pilgrims passing through.

The second stage leaves the mountains behind and travels into the plains of Castilla. The landscape opens out, dotted with medieval villages like Belorado, with its lovely 16th and 17th century churches. Pass ancient battle markers and the picturesque ruins of Convento de San Anton as the ride leads through fields of wheat, barley and sunflowers, to Leon and on to Burgo Ranero.

The third stage joins the famous regions of Castilla and Galicia together, horseback riding from Burgo Ranero to O Cebreiro along open country tracks that are great for long canters and up challenging mountain paths around Irago. The route takes the horseback adventurers into Hospital de Orbigo via the restored stone bridge, through Astorga with its Palacio Episcopal, museum of Caminos and Santa Maria Cathedral, and to the beautiful stone village of Castrillo de los Polvazares. The ride finishes riding through mountains and hills with superb views of Galicia to O Cebreiro, 1300m above sea level.

The fourth and final stage passes some of the most significant locations of the Camino de Santiago as all routes start to converge in the approach to the cathedral. Pass a Benedictine monastery, a pilgrim’s cemetery at Ligonde, and Monte do Gozo where pilgrims often cry with happiness for finally seeing towers of Santiago Cathedral. Enjoy horseback riding through forests, along country roads and small tracks which display the heart of Galicia you reach Santiago de Compostella, entering Obradoiro square on horseback, and complete the pilgrimage.

The horses are all Pure Spanish (PRE), forward-going and very responsive and ridden in Spanish style saddles. The food is typical of the region, lovingly prepared and freshly cooked. Your host on this route has bred these beautiful horses for many years and is knowledgeable and passionate about the history and culture of this area.

This Spanish horseback riding vacation will appeal to riders who are interested in a combination of scenery and culture with comfortable hotels, good company and beautiful horses.

Please Note: The opinions expressed in these reviews are the author's and do not necessarily reflect the views of Unicorn Trails Ltd. These reviews are "directly from the horses mouth" and unedited. Unicorn Trails may make additional comments for clarification clearly identified in red.

Review received from LO of Helsinki on 30/10/2023

Ride Summary
What was your overall impression of the holiday
This was one of the best holidays ever. The horses were good, and the personnel (+ other riders) made the trip so much fun.
Overall impression
Unicorn Trails sales staff

Riding tour leader

Additional Comments
Connie and Carlota were the best!
Horses and Tack

Additional Comments
Meals

Accommodation

Miscellaneous

Was this trip accurately described to you beforehand?
YES
Please give more details to explain your response:
In general the trip was as described.
Was there anything you should have known and were not told? YES
Please give more details to explain your response:
There were a lot of minor details that would have been good to know. For example that I should have a water bottle that I can attach to the saddle.
What could we do to improve this ride?
How would you rate the difficulty of this ride out of 10 where 1 is very easy and 10 is very advanced?
8
Please explain why you scored it as you did:
It was mostly easy, but there were some moments with traffic, terrain and other conditions that required horsemanship.
Would you recommend Unicorn Trails to your friends?
YES
Please give more details to explain your response:
It is clear that it's very British, but then again we don't have horse travel specialists in Finland, so I believe there's a good market for it.
May we use you as a reference for other people wishing to go on this ride?
YES
Any other comments:
I am travel blogger and I promised Connie and Carlota that I would write about this. My blog is www.olinmatkalla.fi
Unicorn comments: Thank you for the feedback, we are very pleased to hear you had such a great time. I will update our packing list to include a water bottle that attaches to the saddle for future riders :-) Freya.

Stage 1: Pyrenean Stage

Day 1
The group will be met at Bilboa Airport and be transferred to Roncesvalles. Settle into the overnight accommodation and get you know your fellow riders over dinner.

Day 2: Roncesvalles – Huarte
Today starts the tour through one of the most beautiful sections of the whole Camino with alpine meadows and picturesque forest. After breakfast the  group will start this mountainous ride by descending 950m from Roncesvalles and climb up again to Alto de Mezkiritz (922m) and Erro (801m). Continue the ride over 22 km until reaching Zubiri wand the gothic “Puente de la Rabia” bridge over the Arga river, the perfect place for to enjoy lunch. After lunch, ride to Huarte  Tonight's stop for diner and overnight accommodation at Hotel Iriguibel (or similar)

Day 3: Huarte – Puente la Reina
After breakfast and mounting up the journey takes riders to Pamplona, one of five province capitals on Camino de Santiago. Enter the town across a medieval Magdalena bridge and ride past the Cathedral, Portal de Francia and the Citadel. From the fertile basin of Pamplona the trail climbs 13 km to Alto del Perdon at nearly 800m where the unwary pilgrim may be tested by an offer of water in exchange for his faith. Be aware of the local demon! Better to ride down for next 4km to Uterga (500m) where and a stop for lunch and a guilt-free drink! After lunch, continue to descend another 7km to Puente la Reina, an emblematic town where two pathways meet; the Camino from Navarra and the Camino from Aragon. This is the stop for dinner and overnight accommodation at Jakue Hotel (or similar).

Day 4: Puente la Reina – Estelle
After breakfast the ride starts with a short but steep climb and continues through the hills and bridges to Villatuerta, today's stop for lunch. Continue for another 13km, passing villages that appear to have stopped in time, until  reaching the beautiful town of Estella. The ascent continues slowly up past the monastery of Irache and the only fountain in the world that sometimes flows with wine! Casa Luisa rural hotel (or similar)

Day 5: Estella  - Viana
Today the ride sets out through open fields between the provinces of Navarra and Rioja. It is so rural here that you will not pass a village for nearly 20 km until reaching Torres del Rio where one of the most remarkable churches of Santo Sepulco is situated This is today's lunch venue. In the afternoon, cross 11km of hills to Viana for diner and overnight stay at Pujadas Palace Hotel (or similar).

Day 6: Viana – Najera
After breakfast set off on a 10km ride to Logrono, the capital of Rioja, and continue through fertile hills and wine plantations for 13 km to Navarrete famous for its ceramics and vineyards. After having lunch, the trail follows another 17km over the last hill, Alto de San Anton, and down to the old capital of Rioja, Najera, the overnight stop at the La Calera Rural Hotel (or similar)

Day 7
Najera – St, Domingo de Calzada
Today is a morning ride, trekking 22 km to Santo Domingo de la Calzada, home of an important figure of the Camino in Rioja who marked the road, took care of pilgrims and constructed churches and hospitals. Here the ride comes to an end, allowing the horses to rest and giving riders time to visit this splendid town before diner and overnight at the Hotel Parador Bernado de Fresneda (or similar).

Day 8: St, Domingo de Calzada – Madrid Airport
Transfer to Bilbao Airport in 2024 after breakfast


Stage 2: The Plains of Castilla

Day 1
The group will be met at  Bilbao Airport for a 5pm transfer to St. Domingo de la Calzada (approx. 3h). Check in to the  accommodation for the night and enjoy dinner with your fellow riders.

Day 2: St. Domingo de la Calzada – Villafranca Montes de Oca
After breakfast the adventure starts in the beautiful town of St. Domingo de la Calzada, named after a monk whose devotion to the Camino was enormous. Continue through the outlying vineyards of Rioja, fertile valleys and hills on the way towards the plains of Castilla. After 23 km the group will stop for lunch in Belorado, a medieval village with lovely 16th and 17th century churches, and then continue another 12km to Villa Franca Montes de Oca (or similar) where for diner and overnight stay.

Day 3: Villafranca Montes de Oca – Burgos
Today starts with a 24 km trek over the mountains of Orca, from 950m to 1150m at Alto de la Pedraja. The ride will pass the famous church of San Juan de Ortega and standing stones marking battle of 1054 between the King of Castilla y Leon, Fernando the first and the King of Navarra don Garcia. After stopping for lunch in Cardenuela Rio Pico, ride on 11km to Burgos. Dinner and overnight at Posada Casa Beliin Tardajos.

Day 4: Rabe de las Calzadas – Castrojeriz
After breakfast, meet up with the horses in the nearby village of Rabe de las Calzadas (just next to Tardajos). Enter the open space of Castilla y Leon and ride for 18 km through the fields of wheat, barley and sunflowers to Horitamas before stopping for lunch. Another 10 km riding, passing the picturesque ruins of Convento de San Anton along the way, brings riders to Castrojeriz. It is a beautifully situated village with ruins of a castle on the top of the hill and the 18th century Colegiata de Nuestra Señora del Manzano. Overnight at Posada de Castrojeriz rural hotel (or similar)

Day 5: Castrojeriz – Carrion de los Condes
Today begins with a 29 km ride with an open horizon to Poblaion de Campos. The route includes a climb up Alto de Mostelares and crosses over the 11th century bridge “Puente Fitero” that spans the river Pisuerga into Palencia municipio. After lunch, ride 15km alongside the national road to Carrion de los Condes (a town with 12 churches and a  stunning monastery). Overnight at the Monasterio de San Zolio Hotel (or similar)

Day 6: Carrion de los Condes - Calzadilla de la Vueza
Today is just a 22km trek to Calzadilla de la Cueza for lunch and sightseeing in the area. Dinner and overnight at the Camino Real Hotel (or similar)

Day 7: Calzadilla de la Vueza - Sahagun
Depart after breakfast for a morning ride to Sahagun for lunch. Explore this village with its Moorish influences during the afternoon. Say goodbye to the horses and enjoy a farewell dinner and overnight at Domus Viatoris Hotel (or similar)

Day 8
Breakfast and transfer back to Bilboa airport


Stage 3: Castillo to Galicia

Day 1
The group will be met at Madrid Airport and transferred to Sahagun (270km) to check in to the hotel an introduction dinner with the guides and riders.

Day 2: El Burgo Ranero – Arcahueja (Leon)
After breakfast the adventure starts with a 13km ride from El Burgo Ranero, through the dry open landscape of Leon to Reliegos and a stop for lunch. A further 6km riding brings the group to Virgen del Camino for diner and overnight stay at the Central Hotel

Day 3: Virgen del Camino – Hospital de Orbigo
Today’s ride sets out across 14 km of open fields that provide a good opportunity for some lovely canters to Villar de Mazarife. After lunch the rides continues for another 15km until reaching a stone bridge over the River Orbigo leading to Hospital de Orbigo for dinner and overnight (or similar).

Day 4: Hospital de Orbigo – Astorga
After breakfast the trail starts out from Hospital de Orbigo and continues 16 km through small villages to the large town of Astorga with its Palacio Episcopal, museum of Caminos and Santa Maria Cathedral, today's lunch stop. After lunch, ride to Castrillo de los Polvazares Dinner and overnight at Cuca La Vaina (or similar)

Day 5: Astorga – Rabanal Del Camino
Today's ride sets out from the big plains towards the mountains of Leon. Riders can enjoy the view of Picos de Europa for 20 km all the way to Rabanal de Camino, which is tonight's dinner and overnight stop at the Casa Gaspar hotel (or similar)

Day 6: Rabanal Del Camino - Molinaseca
Today's ride follows a 26km route through picturesque hills to the lovely Molinaseca where the group stops for lunch and dinner. Overnight at the la Casa del Reloji rural hotel (or similar)

Day 7: Molinaseca – O'Cebreiro
After breakfast the group travels a 20km route to Las Herreirias for lunch. After a rest, trek 8km to arrive at O'Cebreiro (1300m), a stone Galician village with stunning views to finish the ride. Say goodbye to the horses and enjoy a farewell dinner and overnight at Casa Carolo rural hotel (or similar) 

Day 8:
Transfer to Madrid Airport after breakfast (430km)


Stage 4: Santiago De Compostella Finale

Day 1 SA:
Riders are met at Santiago de Compostela Airport and transferred to O'Cebreiro (150km), for check in at the accommodation and dinner with the fellow riders.

Day 2: O'Cebreiro – Samos
After breakfast the ride starts from the tiny but spectacular stone village of O Cebreiro at an altitude of 1300m. The first leg of the journey takes a 20 km route through lush green Galician hills with Oak and Chestnut trees, down to Tricastela where riders stop for lunch. After lunch, continue for 9 km along a beautiful path through a forest, enjoying the genuine Galicia with its variety of tracks and country roads.The ride then reaches the Camino to Samos, a village famous for its 6th century Benedictine monastery, which is the stop for dinner and overnight stay. Veiga Hotel or similar

Day 3: Samos – Porto Marin
This morning follows a 19 km ride past the town of Sarria to Barbadelo. After stopping for lunch the group will pass the significant “100km” point of the Camino where many people start their walk, and continue 18km to new Porto Marin. Unfortunately the old original medieval village was flooded by the waters of an artificial lake in 1960. Dinner and overnight at Santa Marina Hotel (or similar)

Day 4: Porto Marin – Palas de Rei
After breakfast the trail heads uphill for 17 km to Ligonde and a lunch stop. The well-preserved pilgrim cemetery that was linked to a nearby pilgrim hospital is testament to how tough a four-week pilgrimage was for medieval people . After lunch the trail continues another 9 km to Palas de Rei for diner and overnight at La Cabana Hotel (or similar).

Day 5: Palas de Rei - Arzuga
Today starts from Palas de Rei and covers 15 km, crossing to muncipio A-Coruña before arriving to the modern village of Melide, famous for its octopus dish. Enjoy lunch at a well known restaurant before continuing across the hills for 14 km to Arzua where the group stops for diner and overnight at La Puerta de Arzua (or similar)

Day 6: Arzua – Monte do Gozo
After breakfast, ride 20 km through forests and villages from Arzua to O'Pdrouzo before stopping for lunch. Ride the last 15 km before reaching Santiago de Compostella and crossing the River Amenal to arrive at Monte do Gozo, where pilgrims can finally see the towers of Santiago Cathedral. Dinner and overnight at the Santiago Apostol Hotel (or similar)

Day 7: Santiago de Compostella
On the last day the riders enter the Obradoiro square, the monumental centre of Santiago de Compostela. One must start early to be able to enter the Plaza Obradoiro on horse before the crowds of pilgrims appear. Ride through the city centre and through the cathedral square before saying a fond farewell to the horses, which get loaded into the trucks and return home. Riders are free to enjoy the rest of the day exploring Santiago de Compostella. Dinner and overnight at Santiago Apostol Hotel (or similar)

Day 8 
Transfer back to Santiago de Compostella Airport after breakfast (7km)

Please note: All itineraries are given for your guidance only and it may be altered on the ground and in accordance with the prevailing conditions by the organising team.

Horses & Riding

The owner breeds and competes Pure Spanish horses (PRE). The horses are Spanish, Arab X and some Andalusian X, There are 35 excellent riding horses to choose from ranging in height from 15hh-16.2hh with some ponies also available. They are all in excellent condition and are lovingly groomed on a daily basis and have traditional flowing manes, Horses are mainly kept stabled, shod all round and very well mannered.



Horses are ridden in traditional deep seated Spanish saddles with soft sheepskin covers and traditional big stirrups. The bridles are mainly curb bits and the horses are ridden loose reined and respond easily to weight shifts and subtle signals. This is a very easy and relaxing style of riding similar to Western, some instruction will be given if wanted. The horses are all experienced and sure footed trail horses with temperaments that vary from quiet and reliable through responsive to fiery and showy.



With 35 horses to choose from you are sure to find your ideal partner for the week. The riding is mainly at a walk due to varying terrain, but there are plenty of opportunities (4-6) for long and fast canters every day. The riding starts late morning, after 2-3 hours a break is made for lunch followed by a siesta and a similar length afternoon session to arrive late afternoon at your destination. All saddling and grooming is done for you although you are welcome to assist with your own horse.


Rider requirements

Riders need to be able to walk, trot and canter. These horses are trained in the Spanish style and are used to being ridden with a loose rein when at walk and a light contact at canter. There are some large and strong horses, so there is a higher than usual weight limit of 105kg. Due to the long rides this ride is not suitable for children under 12 and all children should be competent riders. There is no need to saddle or clean your own horse on this ride unless you wish to. Assistance is available for mounting and dismounting and minimal walking next to your horses is required.

Weight Limit

The weight limit for this ride is 231 lb/105 kg, please enquire if you are an experienced rider exceeding this weight.

The hotels used en-route are all very comfortable with twin or double rooms and en-suite shower, toilet, bidet and basin in the bathrooms. They are always located in spots of particular interest and have a local character all of their own. The meals cover a range of local dishes and are always freshly prepared. Continental breakfasts, extensive lunches and 3 course dinners are the norm.


Vegetarian or other dietary requirements within reason can be accommodated with advance notice. Please contact Unicorn Trails with requests before booking.

Documents - Visa and Consulate Info

Please note that it is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct documentation in place for your trip.

NB: Be sure to check the COVID status of the country you plan to visit including entry procedures

Passport and Visa requirements can change from year to year depending on diplomatic relations. Please request information from the appropriate Consulate in your home country.

Unicorn Trails will assist with any questions you have or supply any necessary supporting documents as required by the consulate should you need a visa.

In the UK the British Foreign Office gives advice: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/spain

In the US: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/international-travel/International-Travel-Country-Information-Pages/Spain.html

In Canada: https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/spain

Climate Summary

July is the hottest month in Galicia with an average temperature of 18°C (64°F) and the coldest is January at 7°C (45°F) with the most daily sunshine hours at 8 in August. The wettest month is December with an average of 135mm of rain. Due to its exposed north-westerly location, the climate is still very cool by Spanish standards.

Climate Chart

Health

COVID: Be sure to check the latest COVID regulations for travelling in any country you visit.

You should always bring any regular prescription drugs you may need with you.

Please refer to your country’s latest health guideline for travel in Spain and contact your own GP for up to date advice on vaccinations and prophylaxis prior to travel.

Electricity



In Spain the supply voltage is 230V. If the appliance is a single voltage rated appliance, it will need to operate at the same voltage as the supply voltage of the country i.e. 230V. If this is not the case it should be used alongside a voltage transformer or converter to allow the appliance to work safely and properly

Mobile, WiFi and charging

There is electricity in the hotel rooms where phones and camera equipment can be recharged each night. Most towns and villages will sell some batteries and film.

Packing List

We have put together a suggested packing list for your trip. This should be used as a guideline as requirements may very according to how many stages of the Camino you are riding and your preferences.

• Riding Helmet - we strongly recommend that you wear a properly fitted riding helmet of the current standard which is PAS015 or BSEN1384. Helmets are available to borrow if you do not have your own
• Jodhpurs - jodhpurs, breeches or other comfortable trousers (jeans may rub and can also be quite hot)
• Riding Boots - it is important to have correct shoes or boots for horse riding. Jodhpur or ankle boots with a rubber sole are recommended but sturdy shoes with a definite heel are acceptable (such as walking boots)
• Half Chaps - these are great when worn with ankle boots and help prevent the stirrup leathers rubbing against your legs
• T-shirts and long-sleeved shirts
• Sunhat
• Sunglasses
• Fleece - Although the weather is generally very warm, the evenings can be a bit cooler
• Warm layers - At times the evening temperature drops significantly
• Casual Clothes - for when out of the saddle
• Water Bottle (we recommend one that can attach to a saddle) - it's very important to drink a lot of water when it's hot, especially when doing physical activities
• Personal Items - toiletries, any medicines you require and please be sure to take inset repellent and plenty of sun cream
• Camera and Spare Batteries/Charger - an absolute must! It is also a good idea to take a camera case you can strap around your waist or onto a belt for whilst you are riding
• A copy of your passport


Programmes

8 days / 7 nights and 6 days riding per stage on set dates for this programme. Other dates may be arranged for groups of 6 or more.

Departure Dates

2024 Pyrenean Stage 1: 6 Apr;
2024 Plains of Castilla Stage 2: 13 Apr;
2024 Castillo to Galicia Stage 3 : 20 Apr; 14 Sept.
2024 Santiago De Compostella Finale Stage 4: 27 Apr; 21 Sept.
2024 Full Pilgrimage (4 weeks) 6 April - 4 May, second half 14 - 28 Sept.

Pricing
Single supplement must be paid if booking alone.


No of   
days/nights
Riding days Product item description £
2024 First Stage8d/7n6double pp1,975
2024 First Stage8d/7n6single supplement189
2024 Second Stage8d/7n6double pp1,885
2024 Second Stage8d/7n6single supplement189
2024 Third Stage8d/7n6double pp1,975
2024 Third Stage8d/7n6single supplement189
2024 Fourth Stage8d/7n6double pp1,975
2024 Fourth Stage8d/7n6single supplement189
No of   
days/nights
Riding days Product item description
2024 First Stage8d/7n6double pp2,259
2024 First Stage8d/7n6single supplement219
2024 Second Stage8d/7n6double pp2,155
2024 Second Stage8d/7n6single supplement219
2024 Third Stage8d/7n6double pp2,259
2024 Third Stage8d/7n6single supplement219
2024 Fourth Stage8d/7n6double pp2,259
2024 Fourth Stage8d/7n6single supplement219
No of   
days/nights
Riding days Product item description US $
2024 First Stage8d/7n6double pp2,595
2024 First Stage8d/7n6single supplement249
2024 Second Stage8d/7n6double pp2,475
2024 Second Stage8d/7n6single supplement249
2024 Third Stage8d/7n6double pp2,595
2024 Third Stage8d/7n6single supplement249
2024 Fourth Stage8d/7n6double pp2,595
2024 Fourth Stage8d/7n6single supplement249
No of   
days/nights
Riding days Product item description SEK
2024 First Stage8d/7n6double pp26,475
2024 First Stage8d/7n6single supplement2,559
2024 Second Stage8d/7n6double pp25,269
2024 Second Stage8d/7n6single supplement2,559
2024 Third Stage8d/7n6double pp26,475
2024 Third Stage8d/7n6single supplement2,559
2024 Fourth Stage8d/7n6double pp26,475
2024 Fourth Stage8d/7n6single supplement2,559
Recommended Reading

`The New Spaniards’ –John Hooper, ‘Driving over Lemons’- Chris Stewart, ‘The Story of Spain’- Mark Williams, ‘South of Granada’ – Gerald Brenan, ‘For Whom The Bell Tolls’ – Ernest Hemmingway, ‘As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning’- Laurie Lee and ‘Don Quijote de la Mancha’ – Miguel de Cervantes. For the equestrian traveller who would like to see what is possible on horseback visit www.thelongridersguild.com also a fantastic place to acquire your equestrian travel books is www.horsetravelbooks.com


Other Activities

Non-riders are welcome to accompany the ride in the luggage transfer vehicle. Each night is spent in interesting local villages and hotels and there is plenty to do and see. The main cultural items are visited with your guide en route and non riders can join in here.

Other Country Information

Spain is a beautiful and diverse country, the second largest in Europe. The official language is Castilian Spanish but Catalan, Galician and Basque are also spoken. Territory includes two island archipelagos – the Balearics and the Canaries – and two enclaves on the North African coast, bordering Morocco – Ceuta and Melilla. The African influence can be found throughout Spain but especially in the south, for example the guitar was invented by the Spanish when they added a sixth string to the Arab lute. Music and art permeates Spanish culture, most obviously displayed in the fire and passion of the Flamenco and the stunning modern architecture found in the cities.

The famous siesta is still enjoyed by the majority of Spaniards, most shops close at lunchtime for two or three hours so everyone can escape the often scorching afternoon sun. Evening meals are served late into the evening with plenty of wine or sangria. Often meals can last two or three hours, especially if your host is serving Tapas, small and varied dishes of meats, bread, vegetables. Paella is also a delight and very popular across the country.

Spain is one hour ahead of GMT and they use the metric weights and measures system, so kilometres and kilograms instead of miles and pounds. There is approximately 1.6 kilometres in a mile and 2.2 pounds in a kilogram. The international dialling code for Spain is +34.

Travel Summary

Meeting-point (getting there):
Stage 1 & 2 Bilbao Airport
Stage 3 Madrid Airport
Stage 4 Santiago Compostela Airport
Transfer:
Included from meeting point.
Flight Guide:
London - Madrid from £60
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