Camino de Santiago

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Spain

Highlights on this trip include: 

  • The camaraderie of sharing this experience with people from all over the world, all walks of life and everybody there for their own individual reasons.
  • Quaint Spanish and Galician villages
  • Fantastic food and drink at very reasonable cost all along the way.
  • History, Culture, pleasant climate
  • A life changing experience for some but definitely a bucket list walk for all.

& so much more….

Grade
No Walks Available
Distance
790km (491 miles)
Duration
No Walks Available
Dates
01 Mar - 12 Oct
Type
Self Guided
Rating
No Ratings

Camino de Santiago - Overview

Mountain Ways Ireland Guide Lorraine walking with long road stretching ahead on the Camino,golden wheat fields

The Camino de Santiago and particularly the Camino Frances is one of the best long-distance walking experiences that you can find anywhere in the world. Join a route that has been carrying pilgrims for over 1000 years and more, you can sense the history and the people who have walked before you.

The terrain is varied from well-maintained paths, to quiet country roads and stunning Galician hills. Regardless of religion, your purpose there or indeed you may have no purpose at all apart from walking…regardless of all of that, there is undoubtedly a magic along the way.

You can walk for hours in complete solitude or indeed meet a new friend on every turn, it’s up to you.

If you want a trip to remember for a lifetime, trust the team at Mountain ways Ireland. Why …. because we have walked all 790 km of the way from France across the Pyrenees. We have stayed in the same accommodation as you. We carried our bags all of the way so know how much you’ll appreciate us transferring your luggage for you every day. We speak Spanish so can support you with any problems.

Overview Trail Details
  • Self-Guided Walking Holidays from € 299 per person
  • 22 different itineraries to suit all abilities
  • Choose Leisurely, Moderate or Challenging hiking itineraries.
  • Waymarking -excellent. Mountain Ways Ireland will provide detailed and comprehensive route notes.
  • Terrain: well-maintained paths, some asphalt, some ascent both gradual and steep.
  • Begin your hike anytime between 1st March – 12th October

Camino de Santiago - Available Hikes

Sorry, there are no walks available right now.

Overview Trail Details
  • Self-Guided Walking Holidays from € 299 per person
  • 22 different itineraries to suit all abilities
  • Choose Leisurely, Moderate or Challenging hiking itineraries.
  • Waymarking -excellent. Mountain Ways Ireland will provide detailed and comprehensive route notes.
  • Terrain: well-maintained paths, some asphalt, some ascent both gradual and steep.
  • Begin your hike anytime between 1st March – 12th October

Camino de Santiago - Travel

Quirky bearded cyclist on Camino

Mountain Ways Ireland will provide all necessary public transport details so that you can easily travel within Spain to and from The Camino Frances for your hiking tour.

If you’re one of those people who just can’t wait, then by all means you can start planning yourself now…

Spain is a country in Europe that is very well served by all major worldwide airlines.

These are some of the airports that you might consider:

  1. Santiago de Compostela Airport
  2. Madrid-Barajas Airport
  3. A Coruna Airport
  4. Vigo Airport

The Public Transport Websites:

  1. ALSA Bus
  2. Monbus
  3. Empresa Freire Bus
  4. https://renfe.spainrail.com/

Please note that you may need to use a private taxi depending on time of arrival in certain destinations in order to arrive at your start point.

How to Get to travel onwards at the end of your Hiking Tour:

Santiago de Compostela itself is well connected with bus, rail and airport.

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Camino de Santiago - Accommodation

Santiago Cathedral - Camino walking holiday

We understand that a well selected Inn or guesthouse can make all the difference.

When we arrange accommodation in Spain then we expect a warm welcome the same as we would expect in Ireland. A friendly, welcoming smile is one thing that crosses all barriers and needs no translation.We have personally checked each accommodation you will stay at, we have in fact stayed in most of them ourselves. You will experience a mix of small family-owned hotels, boutique pensiones (guesthouses), casas rurales (country cottages) and traditional pazos (manor houses).

It’s one of the key ingredients that can make a good vacation into a great one.

A welcoming smile, a warm hello and a comfortable bed to take the weight off those feet is what you deserve.

Remember that we are hikers and we only want for you the same value for money standards that we would expect ourselves.

Mountain Ways Ireland have carefully selected the accommodations for a range of reasons; it may be their location, their reviews and what other customers tell us, or the all-around local and authentic Galician hospitality.

Wherever possible, rooms are generally en-suite, but if booked out already we will endeavour to have a private bathroom outside your own bedroom.

Because of limited accommodation options along the Camino, we may need to book you into the same location for more than one night, with transfers to and from the trailheads. These transfers are usually carried out by your host or a local taxi company, and the cost is covered in your tour price. This will not affect your trail itinerary.

We always try to book accommodation which is as close to the local amenities as possible if it meets with our high standards of course. If the accommodation is relatively remote (where access to local pubs/restaurants is not an option), the owner of the accommodation that you are staying at will ensure that you are well fed.

Overview Trail Details
  • Self-Guided Walking Holidays from € 299 per person
  • 22 different itineraries to suit all abilities
  • Choose Leisurely, Moderate or Challenging hiking itineraries.
  • Waymarking -excellent. Mountain Ways Ireland will provide detailed and comprehensive route notes.
  • Terrain: well-maintained paths, some asphalt, some ascent both gradual and steep.
  • Begin your hike anytime between 1st March – 12th October

Camino de Santiago - Additional Activities

Medieval 4 arched stone bridge Camino de Santiago walking holiday

Suggested Activities / Extra days

It pays sometimes to just take a rest for a day, The Camino Frances offers a wide range of ways to fill your day off, much too many to list but here are a few suggestions:

Sarria: Why not spend an extra night in this bustling modern but historical town with its Celtic roots and visit the old quarter to soak up the atmosphere. This is the starting point for many pilgrims as it is the town placed more than 100 km from Santiago,the requisite distance to achieve the ‘Compostela’.

Melide: This is a good halfway point between Sarria and Santiago and also a ‘junction’ town where pilgrims coming from Oviedo on the Camino Primitivo route join the path on the way to Santiago.The many ‘Pulperias’ serve delicious octopus served in the galician style,’Pulpo Gallega’ all along the medieval, narrow, winding streets.

Santiago de Compostela: Take a day off and spend it in this historical city that draws so many people year on year for centuries. This is a UNESCO world heritage site and it really is worth sitting down and people watching as new faces appear in front of the Cathedral, minute by minute, hour by hour, day on day. These ‘Peregrinos’ all have their own reasons, experiences, stories ,emotions.You all have one thing in common now.

Buen camino !

 

How to Book an Extra day or Activity:

  • Choose your activity or where you want to spend an extra night or two to make this happen.
  • Go to our BOOKING FORM and simply tell us about the additional nights required as part of your Walking Holiday package.

The price of an extra night on the Camino Frances depends on location and time of year but varies from € 45 – € 65 pps with a € 15 – € 25 single supplement.

We can give you a better indication when you are booking and we would ask you to contact us before committing to an extra night along the way so that you are happy with any extra costs incurred.

Please note that if you choose to book your own extra nights’ accommodation elsewhere and not listed as part of The Mountain Ways Ireland package then luggage and transfers must be arranged by yourself.

Overview Trail Details
  • Self-Guided Walking Holidays from € 299 per person
  • 22 different itineraries to suit all abilities
  • Choose Leisurely, Moderate or Challenging hiking itineraries.
  • Waymarking -excellent. Mountain Ways Ireland will provide detailed and comprehensive route notes.
  • Terrain: well-maintained paths, some asphalt, some ascent both gradual and steep.
  • Begin your hike anytime between 1st March – 12th October

Camino de Santiago - Photos

Camino de Santiago - Guide Price List

Camino de Santiago
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