A friend and I are really interested in riding one of the many routes on the Pilgrim trail this coming spring–we are trying to get information and while there are a few good sources and some companies that offer a lot of flexibility, I’m finding that objective reviews are scant and I’d love some feedback that is untethered from the tour outfits’ own promotional websites.
Has anyone done any of these tours? Is there a route that’s best to avoid or a favorite route? Are the horses well-cared for? Is there a particular guide or company that is trustworthy and competent? Was it fun or grueling? We are not looking for a heavy endurance ride, but are expecting hours in the saddle. We both ride regularly and have our own horses, so are pretty competent.
Any suggestions or feedback is welcome!