Camino de Santiago Walking Holidays
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Camino de Santiago Walking Holidays
If you are traveling from afar we recognize the limited number of days and time you can dedicate to your Camino trip so our 8 days 7 nights self guided Camino tour is an excellent starter to experience the last 110km of the famous Camino Frances. We also recognize the importance of making your Camino tour special and have used our knowledge and hotel contacts to put together one of our most popular itineraries along the famous Camino Frances and qualifying you for your Compostela Certificate.

We want you to enjoy the most authentic Camino experience without compromising on the quality offered. For this reason all our accommodations have been carefully selected to ensure you get the best. Small hotels with character, manor houses once used by the Galician gentry and family run country inns and farmhouses grasp that genuine Camino feel. Walks in Spain pride’s itself on finding only the best quality places. All rooms have private en suite bathrooms. Although we can be flexible with your start date, at popular times of the year we have pre booked set dates to guarantee our favourite hotels. Consult our Dates & Prices for the fixed start dates.

Camino Special Starter 8 Days 7 Nights

Day 1: Arrival Day Sarria or Barbadelo

Getting to the start from Madrid can never be easier. With direct trains Madrid to Sarria we will take care of making all the necessary arrangements to get you to the start. There is no better place than getting into the Camino atmosphere than Barbadelo, a pretty hamlet on the Camino 4km from Sarria with an authentic Camino feel.

Day 2: Barbadelo to Portomarin 18km / 11miles

Step outside the hotel and you are on the Camino! A great start to your Camino, easy walking from hamlet to small village being greeted by the warmth and hospitality of the Galician people. The terrain on today’s walk is easy underfoot walking on country paths and old stone tracks. Highlights include the Romanesque church of Santiago de Barbadelo, the emblematic 100km marker and the descent and crossing of the River Mino to new Portomarin.

Day 3: Portomarin to Lestedo 20km / 12miles

A day of varied terrain firstly through shaded forests climbing out of Portomarin and then quiet country roads passing small villages excellent for short stops to sample some of the local pastries (empanadas) and wine. Your final resting place is the old rectory in Lestedo, now a peaceful hotel with fantastic hosts Cesar and Susana.

Day 4: Lestedo to Coto 13km / 8miles

A shorter day’s walk offers the chance to take the Camino at a leisurely pace. Frequent stops are recommended with a visit to the Romanesque church in Palas de Rei to stamp your passport. After Palas de Rei the Camino takes you through some beautiful pastures and wooded forests. Your resting place for the night is a restored coach house featured in the film The Way.

Day 5: O Coto to Castaneda 16km / 10miles

On leaving O Coto you pass the medieval hamlet of Leboreiro. A very pretty first half to today’s walk crossing small rivers over medieval bridges and with the chance to sample Melide’s signature dish, Octupus. The second half of the walk is through shaded forest and a small detour off the Camino takes you to one of our favourite manor houses on the Camino once used by Galician gentry. Pili will ensure you’ll be looked after with a delicious home cooked dinner.

Day 6: Castaneda to Rua 23km / 14miles

You’ll find it difficult to leave the idyllic setting of the manor house but once you get started a rewarding walk awaits you of undulating green pastures, oak forests and eucalyptus trees. Men in berets and women dressed in traditional daywear greet you on your journey wishing you “Buen Camino” as they tend to their everyday chores as if time has stood still.

Day 7: Rua to Santiago 21km / 13miles

Shaded wooded forests and a final climb up to the Monte de Gozo where the first glimpses of the Cathedral spires of Santiago await you. A short walk through the pedestrian streets of the historic part of Santiago and you have reached the impressive Obradoiro Plaza where fellow pilgrims gather in awe of the beautiful cathedral and reflect on their journey through history.

At busier times of the year for the popular last 110km we pre book our favourite hotels, manor houses and country inns to ensure we can offer you the best. Below is a selection of start dates with pre booked rooms that follows our popular Camino Special Starter Itinerary detailed above. For other start dates please check with us availability.
Mar 25 £895  
April 1 £895  
April 8 £895  
April 15 £895  
April 22 £895  
April 29 £895  
May 6 £895  
May 13 £895  
May 20 £895  
May 27 £895  
June 3 £895  
June 10 £895  
June 17 £895  
June 24 £895  
for July and August please enquire about dates.
Sept 2 £895  
Sept 9 £895  
Sept 16 £895  
Sept 23 £895  
Sept 30 £895  
Oct 7 £895  
Oct 14 £895  
Oct 21 £895  

26 March £850  
2 April £850  
9 April £850  
16 April £850  
23 April £850 Last places
30 April £850  
7 May £850  
14 May £850 Last places
21 May £850  
28 May £850 Last places
4 June £850  
11 June £850  
18 June £850  
25 June £850  
for July and August please enquire about dates.
3 Sept £850  
10 Sept £850  
17 Sept £850  
24 Sept £850  
1 Oct £850  
8 Oct £850  
15 Oct £850  
22 Oct £850  

What’s included on the Camino Special Starter?

- 7 nights accommodation with good quality breakfast
- All rooms with private en suite bathrooms
- Our best accommodations from small hotels, manor houses and country inns
- 5 dinners
- Taxi transfer to Santiago airport at the end of the tour
- Information wallet containing map book, route notes, hotel vouchers, handy tips, etc
- Pilgrims Passports for your stamps and to claim your Compostela Certificate
- Expert advice on planning your tour and transfers in Spain
- Your luggage transferred each day

Prices are per person sharing a twin/double room. Single Supplement £25 per night.

Camino de Santiago Walking Holidays

Camino de Santiago Walking Holidays

Camino de Santiago Walking Holidays
Camino de Santiago Walking Holidays
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Camino de Santiago Walking Holidays