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On Foot - Camino de Santiago by Ross, 12 Nov 2019
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Camino Primitivo - The Camino Primitivo to Santiago

We walked the Camino Primitivo from Oviedo to Santiago de Compostela. We had a great time. It was a great opportunity to really get to know this area of Spain. The opportunity to interact with local people, experience local foods and customs was priceless.

We walked the Camino Primitivo from Oviedo to Santiago de Compostela. We had a great time. It was a great opportunity to really get to know this area of Spain. The opportunity to interact with local people, experience local foods and customs was priceless.

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On Foot Holidays was great. They provided us with everything we needed to be fully prepared for our walk. The combination of pre walk information and tools that we could use while on the walk were perfect. The local support was a great addition to the other resources. The local knowledge and experience was invaluable to our trip. We recommend On Foot Holidays without reservation.

On Foot - Camino de Santiago by Camino Companions, 9 Jul 2018
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A well-prepared walking pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela in northern Spain.

A group of eight mature ladies walked 142 km to Santiago over six days. We stayed in a variety of local hotels or farmhouses, all with ensuite rooms, within a short distance from the well-marked Camino to Santiago route. The additional information and local maps provided by the tour operator were clear and well used. Our hosts were all obliging, friendly and offered us different menus for breakfast and dinner. Unfortunately we used the facili...

A group of eight mature ladies walked 142 km to Santiago over six days. We stayed in a variety of local hotels or farmhouses, all with ensuite rooms, within a short distance from the well-marked Camino to Santiago route. The additional information and local maps provided by the tour operator were clear and well used. Our hosts were all obliging, friendly and offered us different menus for breakfast and dinner. Unfortunately we used the facilities to dry clothing at the end of some days but one was helpful and mended a walking pole for us too.

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On Foot Holidays of Salisbury provided a friendly, professional and thoroughly-researched package for us and our needs. They were very happy for us to visit the office and discuss any concerns that we had; emails and phone calls were answered quickly and efficiently. The walking packs they provide are comprehensive and clear, giving detailed background information, guidance notes and the mobile number for the English-speaking local contact, who responded when needed.

On Foot - Camino de Santiago by LissyW, 17 Oct 2017
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Met every expectation and beyond and we want to do it all over again!

Our holiday was to walk the 334km Camino Primitivo to Santiago de Compostela over 13 days. The route was fabulous and the views to die for. We were blessed with sunny weather, considering we were in North Spain in mountains in September/October. We saw the real Spain and met some fantastic people along the way. It was a walk you could spend lots of time by yourself along the way or tag along with people as and when. The food was delicious ...

Our holiday was to walk the 334km Camino Primitivo to Santiago de Compostela over 13 days. The route was fabulous and the views to die for. We were blessed with sunny weather, considering we were in North Spain in mountains in September/October. We saw the real Spain and met some fantastic people along the way. It was a walk you could spend lots of time by yourself along the way or tag along with people as and when. The food was delicious too!

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We booked the Camino Primitivo walking holiday and from starting the 'holiday research' stage through to finishing our holiday, On Foot have been amazing. I can honestly say they're the best company I've booked with. The accommodation they found was fabulous, they were always quick to respond to queries and requests for information and you felt fully supported whilst on holiday through their local representative. Nothing was too much trouble for them and you can tell they have a real passion for the holidays they offer.

On Foot - Camino de Santiago by Pellegrino, 11 Oct 2017
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A seven-day hike through the Asturias section of the Camino Primitivo

I chose (since I had previously cycled the main Camino)to restrict myself to the Asturias section of the Primitivo - Oviedo (more precisely, Salas) to Lugo. I had read a journalistic account of this route some years ago, which stressed the physical challenge of the Primitivo. I approached the week with some trepidation given my age (72) but in fact it didn't prove particularly difficult. More important than the distances are the Cumulative ...

I chose (since I had previously cycled the main Camino)to restrict myself to the Asturias section of the Primitivo - Oviedo (more precisely, Salas) to Lugo. I had read a journalistic account of this route some years ago, which stressed the physical challenge of the Primitivo. I approached the week with some trepidation given my age (72) but in fact it didn't prove particularly difficult. More important than the distances are the Cumulative Uphill Stretches; in effect, one is climbing a decent-sized hill and doing a long-distance walk. Bag transfer and pre-booked accommodation removes stress. I was entranced by the scenery and pastoral nature of the landscape; at one point I foun d myself virtually walking through a huge milking parlour!

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My first contacts with On Foot were by phone and the fact that I was speaking to someone who had recently walked the route was very helpful. The company tailored the week to my requirements and the various arrangements (taxi transfers etc.) worked very satisfactorily. My one engagement with the local representative (over delayed bag transfer) proved highly effective.

On Foot - Camino de Santiago by Kez, 20 Jul 2017
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Camino Primitivo

I decided on a walking holiday being too old to lie on the beach, having seen too many cathedrals and I enjoy a good walk to stay fit. Camino primitivo with On Foot Holidays appealed to me, as from previous internet searching the scenery looked wonderful and although some of the days seemed a bit challenging there was always the option of jumping on a local bus to decrease the distance. I was up for a challenge and a bit of adventure and I ...

I decided on a walking holiday being too old to lie on the beach, having seen too many cathedrals and I enjoy a good walk to stay fit. Camino primitivo with On Foot Holidays appealed to me, as from previous internet searching the scenery looked wonderful and although some of the days seemed a bit challenging there was always the option of jumping on a local bus to decrease the distance. I was up for a challenge and a bit of adventure and I was not disappointed. I meandered through fern forests, marvelled at huge dams, climbed through a misty scenic mountain range and ordered an embarrassing amount of Spanish wines and tapas. My inadequate Spanish was always met with good humour and I enjoyed true Spanish hospitality most evenings. A holiday is not complete without good shopping of course and I was delighted to find Spain has the most amazing range of shoes! I thought it wise to support the Spanish economy and buy as many as I could fit in my bag. Shoes don't weigh much!

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I completed the Camino Primitivo through the support of On Foot Holidays. Salisbury. I received a prompt reply to my initial email enquiry. My questions were always answered by the same small team and I am pleased to say I was never asked, 'who I was' or 'what is your client number'. On Foot Holidays provided excellent detailed walking notes, maps, gps support, English speaking contact in Spain, accommodation, daily transfer of my pack, taxi pick up if required and information on language, currency, embassy support and travel tips. A number of hotel owners along the way let me know that if you were going to do a walking holiday with a tour company, On Foot Holidays was the one to choose. I am aware On Foot Holidays has completed the walk themselves which of course allows them the insight to provide the best advise to me, the client. On Foot Holidays contacted me on the completion of my holiday and I received a personal email reply from the owner. With the guidance and support of On Foot Holidays I enjoyed one of the most satisfying holidays I have had.