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Cycling Madrid

Bravo Bike in Madrid

Jason was recently in Spain to cycle the Camino. Before starting he had a few days in Madrid so, of course, he went for a bike ride. I’ve become a lazy tourist. Arriving into Madrid and spending two nights before heading to the Camino meant I had some time to explore the city.  I did...

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Cycling the Camino

Walk & Cycle The Camino Group Trip

Do you want to set yourself a challenge for 2017? How about doing a mix of walking and off-road cycling along the incredibly diverse 800km trail of the Camino de Santiago! We have set up a special self-guided group trip on the 31-day Walk/Cycle Adventure which has you walking over the Pyrenees, off-road cycling through...

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Mel Reynolds

Mel Reynolds Featured in Great Walks Magazine

Our own Mel Reynolds was featured in this months Great Walks magazine (Oct-Nov 2016). Great Walks were looking for a Camino expert to interview and Mel fitted the requirements easily having been on multiple trips to walk the Camino and advised and booked hundreds of clients for their own Camino experience.

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Great Ocean Walk Still Open

Our Great Ocean Walk team have had a couple of calls this week from clients that are worried about the Great Ocean Road because of land slides. In a nut shell the media is around the road (namely around Wye River), not the walk (which starts at Apollo Bay). It is understandable to get confused about...

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Cycle the Camino

Overview of RAW’s Camino Bikes

Learn about the bikes and equipment that are supplied are any of RAW’s Camino bike trips. The bikes supplied are high quality Specialized Crave 29er mountain bikes – the perfect machine for the variety of terrain that you will be exposed to when riding the Camino.

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Life on the Road

This year Dale Webb joined the RAW team in France as our dedicated luggage transfer service and support person. While our clients were high up in the mountains trekking, Dale was on the ground moving luggage from place to place and acting as a backup person for the occasional transfer of people. The Alps are...

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Treking the Mont Blanc Circuit

Packing for the European Alps

Generally speaking, you should pack as lightly as possible and we recommend keeping the weight under 12kg for your main luggage. Because of limited space available in the vehicle for luggage transfers you should only bring essential items on the trip. If you need to bring a bag for extra items/clothing this can be left...

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A Local Insight in Sarria: Pannaderia Pallares

On my recent trip to the Camino I discovered this gorgeous bakery in Sarria called ‘Panaderia Pallares’ on Calle Matias Lopez No.94. In the bakery you can see the bread being made and your mouth will water at the array of delicious baked treats on display! Here you will experience old school hospitality and no...

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What to take on the Kumano Kodo

The ancient Kumano region is nestled in the verdant mountains of Wakayama Prefecture — the spiritual heartland of Japan. This lush and rugged area has been considered the abode of the gods and worshipped for centuries. Walking the Kumano Kodo is similar to preparing for any multi-day walk, with the exception that your wet weather...

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