Leon to Santiago de Compostela walking holiday, Spain
Daily breakfast. Guided trip to Finisterre. Transport: León to Hospital de Orbigo Detailed guidebook. 24/7 assistance. Luggage transport optional:+100€/luggage. Single supplement: 250 euros.
Description of Leon to Santiago de Compostela walking holiday, Spain
One of the most well-known pilgrimage walks in the world, Spain’s Camino de Santiago can be undertaken by a variety of different routes. This tailor made, two-week tour is a Leon to Santiago de Compostela walking holiday that gives you a true flavour of the Camino’s heritage and atmosphere, as well as the culture and landscapes of northern Spain.
Across 15 days you’ll embark on the Camino’s final 356km (227 miles), which is more than enough time to fully immerse yourself in the Camino spirit, as well as to make plenty of new friends along the way. Many you’ll bump into again and again, particularly if they happen to be sharing your hotel.
Accommodation on your Camino holiday is in a succession of welcoming hotels and guesthouses, all arranged in advance so you don’t need to organise anything. There is also the option to have your luggage conveniently transferred between hotels every day, so you can walk with just a daypack.
Finishing in Santiago de Compostela, you’ll receive your official pilgrims’ certificate, the ‘Compostela’, and then take a guided tour to Finisterre, the ‘World’s End’ which many consider the true end of the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage.
This is a tailor made Camino walking holiday, so you can travel whenever suits you, all year-round. And of course the itinerary can be adjusted according to your interests and ability. If you want to add in a rest day here or there, walk shorter or longer daily distances, it’s easy to arrange – you set the pace.
Lastly, because this is a self-guided trip, you have the peace of mind that comes from knowing the itinerary is arranged by experienced professionals. You’ll receive your ‘pilgrim’s passport’ in advance by post, as well as detailed route notes, maps and a personalised guidebook along with all of the dates and arrangements you need to know.
There’s no easier, or more enjoyable, way to experience the iconic Camino de Santiago.
4 Reviews of Leon to Santiago de Compostela walking holiday, Spain
Reviewed on 23 May 2019 by Roger ForrestStanding in front of the cathedral in Santiago was memorable. The trip was a once in a lifetime experience. Read full review
Reviewed on 28 Oct 2017 by Philip FrancisThere were many memorable moments. Crossing the Pyrenees on the first day, from St.John pied de port to Roncevalle. Also battling through a bit of a snow storm when going over the mountains from Rabanal del Camino to Molinaseca and passing the famous iron cross en-route... Read full review
Reviewed on 10 Oct 2017 by Wendy WilliamsThere were many highlights. The beautiful countryside, lovely little villages, friendly people, and many of the hotels were beyond all expectations. Read full review
Reviewed on 12 Oct 2016 by John FurlongBeautiful scenery, wonderful walking, the friendship of fellow walkers/pilgrims. Read full review
PlanetBeside the historic and social aspects of this wonderful walking holiday, this route is 100% environmentally friendly. As most of the walk goes through the countryside, and as the route during high season is very popular, it is important to keep the route clean for other pilgrims. We request our guests not to litter, as garbage is a serious environmental problem for the route. Please make your own contribution to responsible tourism by staying on the marked paths and use reusable water bottles, which you can fill up for free at the water fountains along the way.
Our guests typically look for a different experience and an alternative to large-resort-commercial-travels. The peacefulness, the small villages, the local food, “secret” beaches and amazing mountain hikes and last but not least 100% customized pilgrimages are keywords in our philosophy.
A wonderful side-effect is that we assist developing local tourist-based economies by using their local taxi-services, local guides, bars, restaurants etc. by showing our guests local specialities and hidden places, that you will never find in “normal” guidebooks. Some of the hotel accommodations are located in historical buildings and the tourism helps to preserve them and their history.
Before starting your journey, you will receive a personal guidebook regarding the vacation, which takes in consideration the wishes of each traveller. E.g. if the traveller would like to visit small ecological wineries or discover the best examples of local architecture, our suggestions are all provided in the guidebook.
We are located in the heart of Northern Spain, in the old historic town of León. Our prime focus is to show our guests the most authentic, most beautiful and loveliest parts of Northern Spain. We always share our guest’s experiences with the hotels and other collaboration partners we work with, to help develop local tourism into a sustainable and healthy destination. Its important for us to give our guests an experience that is not reachable in other parts of Europe, through showing them the real local life and hidden places, which our guest would never have found without our help.
PeopleA large part of our travels has a touch off (or is entirely) an active holiday, in the mountains or by the ocean. The wonderful and enthusiastic work, which is being done to protect and maintain wildlife and national parks is dependent from visitors and their financial support. Quality tourism means for us quality tourists, which are interested not only to see secret, hidden places, but also have the knowledge to understand what it takes to maintain these wonderful sights Northern Spain can offer.
We also offer activities which always respect nature and are guided by an expert, like whale-, brown bear-, bird- watching or fishing from a fishing boat. We also support local food and gastronomy with ecological products, sustainable wine-tourism etc. And we hope we add our part of improving each field and at the same time, maintaining the small-scale business authentic and “something special”.
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