An interest in culture, a personal challenge, contact with nature, a spiritual journey… There are as many reasons for taking the Way as there are pilgrims. Whatever the reason, it’s sure to be an unusual and different experience, worth doing at least once in your life. Thousands of people each year discover the diversity of Spain on St James’ Way. Many of them come back and do it again. The Jacobean pilgrimage route is a fascinating journey to Santiago de Compostela, with the opportunity to admire imposing heritage buildings, explore varied landscapes, enjoy delicious local cuisine, and visit cities and destinations steeped in history. The are different ways to do it: on foot, by bicycle, on horseback… Choose your option and enjoy the experience in the way that best suits you.
It’s no exaggeration to say that Don Quixote de la Mancha is one of the most famous books in the history of literature. This novel, which tells the adventures and especially the misfortunes of a man who wanted to be a knight-errant in the land of La Mancha, was written by Miguel de Cervantes in the 17th century, and is among the world’s most translated tales. That period in Spanish literature is known as the Golden Age, and 400 years on we suggest following in the footsteps of the "Knight of the Sad Countenance", who could not distinguish fantasy from reality.
Get ready, because you'll have to fight giants that are actually windmills, try to win Dulcinea's heart, and taste dishes like "duelos y quebrantos" (scrambled eggs with chorizo). Because it's not just a literary route – it's a journey through some of the most magical landscapes in Spain. But it's up to you to create that story. You choose the main characters and the length. The main plot is taken from what is possibly the greatest book of all time.
Explore the routes that reveal the legacy of the many civilizations which have made their home in Spain.
You're reading while being served a coffee or a delicious dinner, listening to a piano play in the background, and then suddenly you look out of the window of a historic carriage and see the sun set on the horizon, and everything seems perfect. This scene, or something similar, is what you can expect to experience on several tourist trains around Spain, and these trains mean the journey is as exciting as the destination. You can go on luxury week-long journeys that hark back to the long railway journeys of the past and day trips that are brought to life by actors. Traveling by train is one of the greatest pleasures a traveler can experience, especially if it comes with a buffet breakfast, product tastings, exclusive tours, and so on.
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