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ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
While all of our learning adventures offer extraordinary value, our "Best Value" programs were rated by our participants themselves who thought their dollar went particularly far.
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. Minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding, and rewarding, programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
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Sharon Davenport Oct 12, 2015 at 10:13 PM

I'm on the 10/20-11/2/15 trip and will be flying on Delta from Buffalo to JFK and then on Iberia 6252 from JFK to Madrid, arriving in Madrid at 10:15am on 10/21. Is there anyone else out there on that Iberia flight to Madrid?

Penelope McGuire Sep 07, 2015 at 07:34 PM

Wow, I cant believe it is almost time for my Sept 29th tip to commence. I am really looking forward to it. I am leaving from SF, CA. Taking a couple days in London visiting a relative and getting adjusted time wise, then off the Madrid with my boots in tow. Where are other people coming from?

David Warner Jul 30, 2015 at 04:39 PM

We are on the September 8 to 21st trip. We are travelling from Toronto to Madrid on September 7 so we can make the transfer to Burgos on the 9th. We understand that there is another couple travelling from Toronto on the same date and staying at the same hotel as we in Madrid on September 8. We wanted to connect to make sure that we both get to the right place at the airport on September 9. If you get this post, please reach out to us. Trudy and Dave Warner

Bill Kast Mar 18, 2015 at 03:43 PM

Hi all, I am signed up for the September 29 to October 12 trip for 2015, and I look forward to meeting some of my fellow participants. Bill.r.kast@earthlink.net

Anne Gaither Jan 09, 2015 at 02:49 PM

Jacqueline, I took this trip last May. I am a non-smoker, and never had a problem. All my rooms were smoke free as were all the common areas - I would describe the entire trip as smoke-free. I doubt you need to worry, and FYI, it is a wonderful trip in every way!
Jacqueline Goodkin Jan 09, 2015 at 02:52 PM

Thanks Anne, that's a relief!

Jacqueline Goodkin Jan 09, 2015 at 12:00 PM

I am signed up for the Oct 20 trip & noticed that 3 of the hotels allow smoking. Do they have non smoking rooms? Are there non smoking areas in hotels?

John and Kate Strefeler Jan 08, 2015 at 04:57 PM

Hi. We have signed up for the Sept 8-21, 2015 trip. We would like to emeet others going on that trip. Kate and John P.S. Has anyone read "Grandma's on the Camino?" It is by Mary O'Hara Wyman who walked from St. Jean de Pied Port to Santiago in the spring of her 70th year. A lovely read.

Barbara Slayter Dec 05, 2014 at 12:31 PM

Hi Lori, I believe the minimum walking required for the Compostela is 70 miles and for bicycling 50 but you should check. Probably, in total, we walked between 40 and 50 miles. You can complete the requisite number of miles at different times so you could join the Road Scholar tour, get the Compostela and keep track of your miles on this trip and return another time if you wish. Or you could go early and walk a portion and then join the tour. I imagine Road Scholar would be willing to advise you.

Lori Del Greco Dec 05, 2014 at 05:40 PM

thank you so much!
Barbara Slayter Jan 08, 2015 at 05:44 PM

Hi John and Kate, I went on the Road Scholar El Camino trip with four friends last October, and loved it. We wrote up an account of our trip, and if you would like me to send it to you , let me know at bslayter@comcast.net. Have a wonderful time. I am sure you will love the countryside, the history and culture, and the Road Scholar leadership. Barbara

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