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Insights

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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10 Things You Need to Know About Travel Insurance

1. Is it adequate for our active trips? Does it include emergency evacuation for mountain trips? Does it cover extreme weather contingencies like typhoons that will cause disruption to your travel plans and leave you out of pocket?  Ensure your insurance provider has its own in-house emergency team to provide assistance should you require it….

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Women’s Camino & Kumano Kodo Trips

After a number of successful trips in 2016 we are pleased to announce a series of women’s trips for 2017. Our women’s only trips are self-guided walks but bring together a group of like-minded women who would like to travel in a group but still have the freedom to experience the trail on their own…

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Camino Comida

Lunches on the Camino One of the delights of walking the Camino de Santiago is the anticipation and enjoyment of the delicious foods you will sample along the way. As the kilometres pass by and your stomach starts to rumble, the topic of camino conversation invariably turns to what scrumptious morsels are on the menu…

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Alfred Wainwright

Alfred Wainwright first published his guide book ‘A Coast to Coast Walk’ in 1973 and described it as “a book for walkers with a liking for long distance unofficial expeditions.” Wainwright devised the 190 mile walk by linking a series of right of way pathways through three of England’s most beautiful national parks. Wainwright was…

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Camino Spain Omlette

The Camino and Vegetarian Food

The Spanish are passionate about their food which varies from region to region. They generally don’t understand the concept of vegetarianism as they do not class cured meat (jamon) or even chicken as meat. The following phrases will be very helpful to vegetarian pilgrims: I’m vegetarian – Soy vegeteriano/a I don’t eat meat or fish…

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