Latest Reviews of Walking the Camino De Santiago with RAW Travel

Walked Sarria to Santiago – May 2015

Overall a great experience. Highlights were amazing.

– Jennifer Facciolo Kew VIC

Walked Sarria to Santiago – May 2015

Wonderful, thoroughly appreciated the path and the journey.Our 115 kms suited us perfectly from Sarria, it was just the right distance for us 70+yr olds. Loved the countryside and appreciated the history. We found walking a great meditation, calming, clearing, energising etc. Found all our accommodation superb, especially the converted homes and gentlemen’s residences. A wonderful, contemplative time made even better by superb accommodation & thoughtful organization.

– B Ann and Michael Court (Crafers West SA)

Walked Sarria to Santiago – May 2015

All aspects of the trip were great. From the bookings, the trial weekend walk on the Great Ocean Road, the documentation received prior to the walk, the arrangements on the walk and the walk itself were first rate.The walking distances were very manageable and the accommodation, maps, transporting of bags, breakfasts etc were all good.The pre-planning and information received was very good and very informative. This was a trip which covered so many wonderful aspects of living. In a physical sense it was brilliant; a lovely country, lovely people, lovely walk. In a spiritual sense I took my time and discovered a great deal more about myself.

– B Ann and Michael Court (Crafers West SA)

Walked Pamplona to Santiago – May 2015

As first time walkers with limited time, this was a good initial section of the Camino. Smooth accommodation and luggage transport arrangements and good weather. Daniel was great in Santiago. Training was very worthwhile. Highlights were the cooler weather, green countryside, charming villages hotels and people. Great entry level experience – leaving me wanting more and wanting to give more.

– Christopher Meibusch (Toowoomba QLD)

Walked St Jean Pied de Port to Santiago – May 2015

Was impressed that luggage arrived each day with no slip ups. All accommodation was clean. Liked that most rest days accommodation was a little special. Walking the Camino was an adventure which was made easier by the smoothness of luggage transfers and good accommodation.

– Sharon Anne Holley Ashmore QLD

Walked St Jean Pied de Port to Santiago – May 2015

The Camino walk helped us to realize a dream we have had for a number of years. We will hold very fond memories of the people we met and journeyed with from all around the world, the quaint cobblestoned villages and the Spanish people who welcomed us along the way. We were very happy with our itinerary, the rest days in between and the hotels at which we stayed were a nice mixture. There wasn’t one place we stayed at that I wouldn’t recommend. Your advice to us about how to prepare was effective as was your information that you sent to us that we needed to use while we were on the walk. Distances to be walked were achievable. Both written and phone connections were good in preparing us for the Camino. I loved the views, the plazas, the birdsong and the freedom of walking at my own pace – meeting different people from all over the world – and in all of this doing something physically rewarding for my body. Luggage labels and baggage transport service worked well. I found the raw travel team accommodating, efficient and very knowledgeable. Their advice was apt on and the support they gave was very helpful when needed. The warmth of the Spanish people and the history and respect given to pilgrims walking the Camino were a highlight. Buen Camino!!

– David and Nerida Murray (Stafford Heights QLD)

Walked Sarria to Santiago – May 2015

The scenery was brilliant, the accommodation good, the walking was great. The camaraderie along the Camino made it special. Knowing our accommodation was booked took any worries on that front out of the equation. Luggage transfers worked well. Having an extra night in Sarria gave us time to mentally get ready for the walk, with the excitement of seeing others already on the Camino. Having some shorter days at the start of the walk got us into the whole experience without pain. The overnight stops were good with opportunities in most places to mix with others and experience the towns.Trip notes and accommodation location maps were good. Mel was good to talk to before booking with her knowledge and enthusiasm. A highlight was the scenery which was more green and verdant than I expected. It was beautiful. I also enjoyed meeting other pilgrims on the trail and sharing time with them. The pilgrim’s mass in Santiago was a wonderful conclusion to the whole experience. It was soft Camino, but it was our Camino, and an experience we will never regret or forget.

– Douglas and Pamela Toms Buderim QLD

Walked Sarria to Santiago – May 2015

Everything just worked beautifully & the whole experience was awe inspiring.It was ideal for our fitness level with the daily distances just right. Every aspect of our Camino worked perfectly thanks to the arrangements made so well by Raw Travel.

– Lindsay and Kaye Ilton McCrae VIC

Full Camino April 2015

We are well on our way on the Camino. Our first day, Monday 27th April, was a horror day with teeming rain all day and sleet and fog over the mountains. We don’t know of anyone who stayed dry. Thank goodness for Icebreaker clothing. Cool, overcast days since then have been great for walking and the scenery and wildflowers amazing.

We really just wanted to contact you to thank you for the standard of accommodation we have had so far. It has been brilliant and so good to arrive at the end of the day and nearly always find the backpacks already in our room. Especially loved the Hotel Rural Latorrien de Ane last night.

– Mary and Paul Turner (Brisbane, QLD)

Camino trek with Raw Travel – 2015

We have completed our brief Camino trek and wish to thank all of you at Raw Travel for the arrangements made and support given. We had a fabulous time and could have ( should have!) walked on and on. We have plans for more Camino in the future and shall be in touch.  We met with Daniel in Santiago and found him most capable and sensitive to what makes for a great trip.

– Janet Meibusch

Madrid – Santiago May 2015

Stephen and I have finished the Camino and are now continuing our travels in Ireland. We would just like to say thank you to you and the team at Raw Travel for the work you did in organising our Camino Experience. we had an amazing time. All the accommodation that was organised was wonderful and we had no problems with our luggage transfers. Our bags were even delivered to our rooms in most cases! The directions to the accommodation were clear and we had no trouble finding them.
When we first enquired about walking the Camino, I asked a question about being able to access gluten free food, as I am a coeliac. If you get an enquiry like that in the future, please let the person know that in my experience, there are no problems. I carried my own small snacks, but was easily able to find suitable meals for breakfast at all the accommodation and then lunch and dinner at places on the way. At Palas de Rai, hotel Casa Benilde, they even had a labeled gluten free selection at the breakfast buffet. The owner of this hotel was an exceptional host.

Once again, thank you to all at Raw Travel.

– Elizabeth and Stephen Dale (Bundaberg, QLD)

Sarria to Santiago May 2015

The accommodation excellent, great locations and a variety.
RAW Travel was most informative and we had plenty of material to assist us. The highlight was the people I met on the way, the Spanish people themselves, mastering some Spanish to assist with interaction. Spending time with my oldest friend and sharing it and it gave me time to take stock of where I’m at in life and make some adjustments.

– Louise Brennan (Horsham, VIC)

Leon to Santiago,  April / May 2015

Overall this trip had great hotels, good distances each day, good friends as companions, great country,scenery, and food. The hotels were chosen in great locations and the hotels were also great. I gained fitness on walk which wasn’t too steep but rain and cold was unexpected. The highlight was O Cebreiro and the history of towns and especially the excavations at casto de castomajor. Also the Santiago markets and museum.
We had magnificent service and a great experience.

– Peter Whelan (Nighcliff NT)

St Jean pied de Port to Logrono – Sarria to Santiago guided trip – May 2015

Just wanted to let you know what a wonderful trip we had and especially to tell you how good it was having Sol to guide us. She was always so professional and informative and nothing we asked was ever a problem. Her knowledge of the history and culture of Spain and she was Basque added to our enjoyment of the trek. Thank you also for arranging everything, I couldn’t fault anything and will certainly recommend Raw Travel.

– Deidra Robertson, Sarah Sullivan (Adelaide, SA)