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Monday, 26 October 2015

Via de la Plata from Sevilla to Santiago de Compostela

You find me on a wet and windy street in Santiago de Compostela last month, September 2015 with my wife Angela and elder daughter Shayne. Shayne and I had just finished the Via de la Plata, a 1000km walk and ride pilgrims’ route from Sevilla to Santiago. We started it together back in May 2011 so it's taken us four years and a lot of planning and coordination to get  us there. I can now say I know the east side of Spain really wel!  It was a fantastic father and daughter experience. I can really recommend it. 

Most pilgrims do the Camino Francés, made famous in the film ‘The Way.’ That’s just over 900kms across the top of Spain, starting in Saint Jean Pied de Port just over the Pyrenees in France and finishing in Santiago de Compostela. I’ve done that as well. 

It might seem strange but from experience I've found that sometimes the hardest part of a trek is getting to the start line and that’s why I’m always pleased to help Gomarbella pilgrims to get from Pamplona bus station in Spain to Saint Jean Pied de Port to start their Camino.  Come on, what are you waiting for? You'll find expert travel advice right here on these pages.

For any online bus reservations on the major routes in Portugal, Spain and France, check in on the Gomarbella online busreservations page. 

Saturday, 24 January 2015

Holiday apartments and villas to rent

A good friend of mine Chris Hutchinson has run for many years a successful holiday rental business - he has a number of properties across price brackets from 1 bed room apartments in Fuengirola with fantastic sea views to luxury villas with private pools. You can view the properties he has to offer via his web site

If you fancy something front line beach in the centre of Marbella we also have a lovely 2 bedroom apartment - privately managed with a very personal touch.

Enjoy your next vacation on the Costa del Sol and if you need any travel advice or local tips head over to our Gomarbella Facebook page where you can make contact with Mike directly.