I planned to complete the French Camino myself, sleeping in albergues/hostels and walking the Way in about 40 days.
Unfortunately, I injured my right knee and contemplated going home after completing about 200 km. I checked in with friends in the U.S., one of whom had completed the Sarria to Santiago de Compostela stage with Fresco Tours. After speaking with her, I decided to book the Fresco Tours tour about a week prior to its start.
The meal and lodging arrangements were first class but I liked the lunch picnics the best. We enjoyed guide prepared regional dishes and specialties plus dessert! Once I joined the tour, I did not worry about one thing – not even my second backpack, weighing about 15 kg. It was moved and waiting in my luxe room after each day’s walk. I was injured but was able to complete several stages and 80% of most days. They always circled back to make sure I was safe.
I am so happy I did not let my injury stop me from completing my dream – the feeling of walking into the square in Santiago is one I will long remember. The only way I was able to accomplish this was with the help and support of Raul and Hector, my competent Fresco Tours guides.