The days are very long and hot here in Andalusia just a few days before we commence our May Tour. By mid afternoon the temperature is well above 30 degrees. People in these parts generally have lunch around 3.00pm followed by a siesta. It’s easy to see why and even easier to adopt this custom! After all the evenings are cooler and the sun doesn’t go down until almost 10.00pm.
Our Camino journey begins in the small city of Granada with its magnificent Islamic fortress, the Alhambra. A key focus for the first 10 days is to explore the fascinating history and the beauty of the art and culture in some principal locations in the Provinces of Andalusia and Extremadura, including Cordoba, Seville and Merida. We also visit the beautiful sandstone city of Salamanca, home to one of the first Universities in Western Europe.
On this stretch our daily walks are limited to historic and artistic endeavour and we make full use of the minibus that accompanies us to Santiago. Where possible we will follow the route of the Camino Mozarabe which covers a distance of over 1,000 Kms. One day there is an option to walk long distance on the ancient pilgrim route, the Rua de la Plata or Roman road. From here we travel on to Oporto where our focus shifts to walking longer distances along the Camino Portugues to Santiago de Compostela.
If you want to join us there are still a few places on the first of our September-October Tours. Alternatively the 2015 itineraries are on the Travel Enriched website. Those who book early can take advantage of discounted prices, so don’t delay! We’d be pleased to hear from you and happy to provide you with further information.