Camino de Santiago - The Way of St James
Spain, Trek & Walk, 8 days - from £895 (land only) - from €1,075 (land only) - from $1,475 (land only)
- Walk northern Spain`s famous pilgrimage route
- On foot to the famous Santiago de Compostela Cathedral
- Full baggage support and hotel/guesthouse accommodation
- Qualify for your Compostela certificate by walking the last 100km
- Visit churches, chapels and cathedrals steeped in history
Also known as the ‘Way of Saint James', the Camino de Santiago is one of the world's oldest pilgrimages. Our version of this famous route takes us from Sarria all the way to Santiago de Compostela, over the last 100 kilometre stretch that qualifies us for the ‘Compostela' - the pilgrimage certificate. From the pretty, tree-shaded streets of Sarria, we follow the iconic scallop-shell way-marks, beside waterways, through woodland and by way of scattered, picturesque villages. Finally arriving at the ancient town of Santiago, with its cobbled streets and welcoming cafes, we have the chance to visit the impressive Baroque Cathedral, now a shrine to Saint Paul. During our walk, we stay in small family run hotels and our baggage is transferred for us. Involving some long days on easy terrain, this fully guided walking holiday is steeped in the religious history of this 1000 year-old pilgrimage route.
Is this holiday for you?
This hotel & guesthouse based walking holiday week involves 6 days of walking along well marked and good paths which can be anything from forest tracks to cobbled pathways. The route is signed with the classic scallop shell of the route. Most of the walking on these days are along undulating or relatively flat paths. Each of these days has between 4 - 7 hrs of walking, some days are 23km and others are only 15km. The holiday is fully guided and includes baggage transfers on all days.