I might as well continue this thread. Four years ago I walked the Camino de Santiago, I did it what is considered the oldest and most conventional way, that is walked every step of it, from St Jean Pied du Port to Santiago de Compostela. There are some that cycle it, take buses, use equine power, even guided tours. When I was about 3 weeks on the Camino one morning I had two couples walking in front of me, they looked very clean and fresh, not your typical Pilgrim. I also noticed the women were wearing little backpacks, the kind maybe a young child may wear to kindergarten, not near big enough to carry anything they would actually need except maybe a small amount of food or water, and they were walking at quite a fast pace. A couple of hours into the day I was probably 5 to 10 minutes ahead of them, at this point I noticed a van pulling up and stopping for a while, a little while later the van would do the same thing, then it dawned me his was with the 2 couples. A little while later I arrived in a village and stopped at a small park to refill my water bottle, he soon arrived and started setting up a picnic, the couples arrived a short time later and had their lunch. My point is this is not how I would do the Camino, I never even thought of that prior to seeing it, but it didn't affect me in the least, these people weren't staying in the alburgues that cost 2 to 7 euro so they weren't going to take my bed. All that is required to receive a Compostela is walk the final 100 KM or if cycling, the final 200 KM. This is what they were doing so that was a great thing for them, they were doing their Camino. Later on my Camino after I entered Galicia I started to see buses drop off large groups of people so they could walk for the day, since I only saw them on a Saturday and Sunday I think they were just out for the weekend, not walking to get their Compostela, however they were bothersome because they talked nonstop and they were in front of and behind me, very annoying when trying to enjoy the solitude of the Camino.. There is a saying on the Camino de Santiago that is in reference to the various ways to do it. "It's your Camino, do it as you please", this is very true as long as it doesn't impact someone else, except for the incessant talkers that was the case for all roughly 790 KM/500 miles of the Camino. So in relation to RS, there is a way to see Europe for everyone, it's their vacation/holiday, let them do it as they please.