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TOMA & COE on the Metro Hotlist with our Camino Mozarabe Tour

If you follow us on FacebookTwitter or Instagram you will have probably already heard our news, if not here it is… Metro.co.uk added our Camino Mozarabe tour to their hotlist. This is huge news for us as the estimated readership is 3.2 million.

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The press release is about our new pilgrimage tour of the Camino Mozarabe from Malaga to Cordoba. This is an 8-night, 7-day walking tour, following an ancient pilgrim´s path and experiencing the stunning countryside of Andalucia in the cooler temperatures of spring or autumn. Along the way, we stay in beautiful boutique accommodation and our experienced tour guides make your pilgrimage extra special. If you would like to learn more about this tour or book your very own, take a look here.

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This special tour is not for the casual walker. There is a lot of preparation needed for months in advance to make sure you are ‘camino ready’ such as hardening your feet, walking EVERY day and making sure you get used to carrying a day pack. A lot of people who are already fit because they run, cycle or swim every day often think that walking between 10 and 20 kilometres a day would be easy for them. This isn’t always the case, you need to train your body to be able to maintain walking this long distance, every day for 7 days, carrying a load on your back. Manni and Pablo recommend that you take these steps (excuse the pun) a few months in advance to prepare for your pilgrimage.

  • Break in your walking shoes/boots. I CANNOT STRESS THIS ENOUGH. DO NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES WEAR NEW BOOTS. YOU NEED A PAIR OF OLD FAITHFULS. IF YOU HAVEN’T BOUGHT THEM, BUY THEM NOW AND START WEARING THEM IN WITH YOUR TRAINING. NOTE: insoles must also be worn in. DO NOT BUY NEW INSOLES JUST BEFORE THE TRIP. THAT’S A BIG NO NO.
  • The only way to prepare for this trip is to walk, walk, walk, even if you’re very fit in other disciplines such as swimming, cycling and even running, it doesn’t mean that this will be easy for you. Please start to prepare for this trip by hiking, with your back pack on and build up to 10 miles. It’s the accumulation of a 10 mile walk on top of another 10 mile walk, day after day, that puts stress on our bodies, so we need to prepare our feet, ankles, legs and back and the only way to do that is to walk with our back packs on.

The Camino Mozarabe is unlike any other tour we have done before, it’s a special experience, but a hard one to complete. If you think you’re up for the challenge why not get in touch.

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