The total costs for the trip come out at £854, £257 was spent getting to the start of the walk - some of which could have been avoided, £327 was spent getting home. This leaves £270 spent during the walk, of which £110 was spent on the rest day (2nts hotel plus meals).
Costs prior to leaving
I decided that rather than tie myself down to dates I would book the outward journey and get myself back to the UK from wherever and whenever I decided to finish, pre-trip expenditure was therefore minimal. Also - having done the trip to Gavarnie in reverse last year I was happy not to book anything other than flights.
|REST DAY AT SALARDU|
|Supermarket - food for Section 4||08/08/10||e53.00|
|Accommodation - 2 nights, hotel||e84.00|
|Meals - 2 nights, 1 day||e51.00|
|Refuge Certascan, breakfast||12/08/10||e8.70|
Costs to get home
I followed the guides recommendation to take the night train to Paris, paid for a berth - a great way to travel and not much more than a Hotel for the night. As I was travelling on a Sunday though there wasn't the opportunity to buy food or a meal until the following morning, in fact when I bought my Eurostar ticket a First Class ticket (which included a meal) was actually cheaper than a standard ticket.
|Night Train to Paris||18/08/10||e106.00|
|Eurostar to London||19/08/10||e149.00|
|British Rail fare to Darlington||19/08/10||£99.40|