Ultreya Tours won the Tour Operator of the Year for Galicia Awards!

Ultreya Tours is delighted to announce we have received today the prestigious Tour Operator of the Year for Galicia Award in the 2016 Holiday & Tour Specialist Awards!

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Ultimate Camino de Santiago Light Summer Packing List

Lost when it comes to decide what to pack for the Camino de Santiago?

We have you covered with this Packing List for pilgrims planning to walk the Camino de Santiago in Summer:

Clothing:

The best clothing for the Camino are wicking materials which dry quickly, such as synthetic materials or merino wool. Avoid cotton as it takes much longer to dry and does not wick sweat away from the body.

Plan to bring at least two pairs of pants/shorts and two shirts, so that you can “wash one, wear one, repeat” day after day.

During the Summer in Galicia, expect between 20 and 27 degrees during the day with cool breezes and sunshine and 12 to 18 at night so remember to bring at least one warmer top, such as a long-sleeved t-shirt or fleece, for chilly evenings.

I would also recommend bringing a hat and sunglasses to protect yourself from the sun and a good lightweight rain jacket that packs small in case the weather changes. Continue reading Ultimate Camino de Santiago Light Summer Packing List

Pros and Cons Cycling vs Walking the Camino de Santiago

You decided you wanted to “do” the Camino de Santiago and you choose the right route for you (the French Way, Portuguese Way, Northern Way or any less travelled route) but should you cycle or walk?

cycle the full French Way

Well, let’s be honest this depends on what you are really looking for in the Camino and your physical health. Don’t be fooled cycling the Camino is harder than walking but apart from the physical challenge it is also a totally different experience.

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