Spain, South to North, the Roman Way
15th February 2022
‘What have the Romans ever done for us?’ scoffed John Cleese in the Monty Python sketch. Plenty, discovered Paul and son Joseph, who cycled 800 miles from Cadiz to Santiago along the Roman routes Via Augusta and Via de la Plata.
Along the way they pass changing landscapes, ancient villages and great cities where the Romans have more than left their mark.
Their journey reveals some fascinating insights into Spain’s past and they enjoy the company of fellow pilgrims with stories to tell who are also heading for Santiago de Compostela.
Formerly a teacher and broadcast journalist, Paul has written extensively on history and travel across all media. In retirement he enjoys long-distance cycling, albeit at a snail’s pace.