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Explore specialise in small group adventure holidays, with around 500 tours on offer in 120 countries. They have a wide range of adventure travel options including walking and trekking tours, cycling tours, polar voyages, family adventure holidays and much more.

Travel is in small groups of around 14-16 people, minimising impact on the environment and creating a better experience fot the travellers. All tours are led by an Explore Tour Leader who knows the country they are leading in like the back of their hand.

Cycle The Camino De Santiago

8 Day Cycling Holiday in Northern Spain

Cycle the Camino de Santiago with Explore!Follow the route of ancient pilgrims and cycle sections of the legendary trail to Santiago de Compostela - the resting place of Saint James. The trip follows the last 200 kilometres of the scenic route through northern Spain, starting on the high plains of the Castilian meseta. Ascend into the fertile region of the Bierzo and traverse the rolling hills of Galicia to the delightful city of Santiago completing your pilgrims' passport as you go.

Cycles are included, no need to bring your own.

Group size generally 10 to 16.


  • The legendary Camino de Santiago route - Beautiful scenery and cultural highlights, cherry picking the best bits of the route
  • Santiago De Compostela - Lively historic town and 'holy shrine' of the pilgrims
  • Leon - Imposing Gothic Cathedral with stunning stained glass windows
  • Astorga - Magnificent Bishop's Palace designed by Antoni Gaudi
  • Cruz de Ferro - The famous iron cross at the highest point of the Camino
  • O Cebreiro - Charming mountain village with cobbled streets, round stone thatched houses and picturesque valley views
  • Pilgrims' Passport - collect local stamps as you go and fill up your passport

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