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1145€

Have the time of your life and walk from Leon to Santiago de Compostela. Enjoy walking 15 days in Nature. This tour is for you!

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100% of guests recommend

4.3 of 5 guest rating

based on 1 review

Are you ready to walk 185 miles through Castilla and Galicia from Leon to Santiago?

This is the proper walking trip for those with two weeks holiday!

You’ll begin your journey within the Capital of Castilla Leon and walk through beautiful nature.
This trip offers an ideal mix of lovely scenery, historical sites and enough time to completely disconnect from your daily routine.
Let yourself be absorbed within the daily rhythm of walking, meeting folks on the way and taking in the Spanish culture.

 

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Contact your “Your Way Adventures” or from  US call: 1-888-502-7296

Accommodation Level:
1-2 Star Inns: 1,145€ *
2-3 Star Inns: 1,395€ *

Departures:
Every day between:
March 23rd – October 24th, 2019

Average Daily Distance:
22km – 5 to 7 hours

 

  • "Review from TripAdvisor"
    I would recommend this company to anyone walking the Camino trail! We were in Spain for a total of 16 days (five of which we walked the trail) and this company took care of everything. All our hotels were booked, all travel (high-speed trains, private cars, bus) taken care of, some tours and luggage transfer to all of our hotels. The downloadable ebook was a great source of information including all bookings and recommendations for eating and sightseeing. You were still walking the trail on your own but you have all the assistance that you would need. The hotels that were booked for us were PERFECT. You can choose your level of hotels to suit your budget. THe price for the quality of what we got was exceptional. I cannot say enough about this company (thanks Denis!).
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Tour’s Programs

- 14 nights accommodation
- All breakfasts
- Luggage transfers
- High-speed train, Madrid-Leon
- High-speed train, Santiago de Compostela-Madrid
- Pilgrims Passport (1 per person)
- Access to a 24-hour helpline
- Personalized electronic guidebook which includes:
daily route notes, elevation profiles & itinerary overview.
- informative notes and videos of sites of interest
restaurant reviews and suggestions
- Camino trail map & GPS locations of sites of interest
- Essential services locator (banks, pharmacies, water, etc)
-Food menu translator
-Common spanish phrasebook
-Tips for how to prepare & train for the Camino
-First aid & emergency situation tips
- Personal expenses
- Meals outside of breakfasts
- Data and phone plan for electronic devices
- Potential taxi services to shorten days
- Electronic Device. Rental available on demand at extra cost
- Flights
- Travel insurance
- Museum entrances & other paid visits
Arrival at Madrid Airport and transfer to León via high-speed train, a 3-hour journey. Be sure to select a flight that will land in Madrid early in the day to give you plenty of time to reach the train station by midday.
León being a large city with a sprawling urban area, we avoid it all with a quick 15 minutes transfer by car to Valverde de la Virgen. The terrain onwards is mainly a gentle downhill all the way to Hospital de Orbigo. Legendary due to its impressive medieval bridge.
Another gently sloped day to allow more time for the body to get used to walking but, more importantly, to allow plenty of time to visit some of the fascinating sites of Astorga. Astorga also holds some of the most important Roman ruins in the area and a fascinating cathedral. Those with a sweet tooth may prefer a quick tour and taste at the Chocolate Museum.
Today, things start to get more serious, as the entire day is a gradual ascension to Rabanal del Camino. As you exit the city, you’ll quickly find much more tranquillity, as the villages crossed are tiny and sparse. Your efforts are rewarded with great views of the mountainous region, a real highlight on a clear day.
First real challenging day as you continue climbing to Cruz de Hierro (the Iron cross), an emblematic place along the Camino Frances. Located atop of Mount Irago at 4,970 feet, it is the highest point along the entire Camino Frances, including the Pyrenees. Adding a stone at the foot of this cross has become an important camino ritual with many pilgrims over the centuries. A long downhill awaits on the other side.
Today’s walk is a lot more level than it has been these last few days. We pass a series of villages located in the heart of the Bierzo valley as we admire the size of the neighbouring mountains that surround us. Many enjoy spending time discovering the ancient castle of Ponferrada and the sites of Cacabelos, your home for the evening.
Don’t let the distance fool you, it’s practically all level ground.! Passing Villafranca del Bierzo, it doesn’t take long to notice why this has always been an important stop along the Camino Frances. The ‘Puerta del Perdon’ (door of forgiveness), Villafranca Castle, the XII the century Monastery of Santa Maria all await you here.
By far the most difficult section on the Camino Frances, no matter how one does it. The morning starts rather quickly with an abrupt 8.4km steep climb to OCebreiro. The good news is that once you reach the top, you arrive at one of the prettiest, and also popular, villages on the entire Camino Frances, OCebreiro. This village looks, feels, and to a certain extent, is, completely Celtic.
After yesterday’s big day and what was surely a good night’s sleep, we are greeted by a long 7 km downhill into the small town of Triacastela (the three Castles).! At this intersection comes decision-making time. If you are tired, one may opt for the shorter and more direct route for a total of 22km. If on the other hand, you are feeling strong and would like to discover Spain’s oldest and largest Monastery (Samos), then walking an extra 6km is well worth the detour.
A great start to the trip as you’ll spend most of the day in the quiet countryside, discovering the peacefulness of rural Galicia. You’ll end with a long downhill walk into Portomarin, your home for the evening, along the banks of the Mino River.
Another peaceful day in the countryside, slowly meandering through local villages and hamlets. Some interesting untended Celtic ruins can be seen along the way if one has the strength to make a short 1 km detour.
Today takes you through Melide, a village that has made Pulpo Gallego legendary throughout the country. A simple recipe of octopus, potatoes and paprika but when prepared just right, lights up your taste buds!
As you get closer to Santiago, you start walking through more and more Eucalyptus treed forests. The aroma is delightful as is the rest of the trail.
A shorter distance in walking today in order to take full advantage of the city’s sites. There is tons to see and do, on top of enjoying the fulfillment of reaching your destination!
Afternoon return via high speed train to Madrid.

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Tour type: Daily Tour
Duration: 15 days and 14 nights
Maximum number of people: 20
Location: Spain, French Way
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This tour is organised from our partner Your Way Adventures.

Your Way Adventures is a certified and officially registered tour agency (Offical Travel Agency License: CICMA 3842) and operates in Spain according to the local laws.

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Reviews

  • "Review from TripAdvisor"
    I would recommend this company to anyone walking the Camino trail! We were in Spain for a total of 16 days (five of which we walked the trail) and this company took care of everything. All our hotels were booked, all travel (high-speed trains, private cars, bus) taken care of, some tours and luggage transfer to all of our hotels. The downloadable ebook was a great source of information including all bookings and recommendations for eating and sightseeing. You were still walking the trail on your own but you have all the assistance that you would need. The hotels that were booked for us were PERFECT. You can choose your level of hotels to suit your budget. THe price for the quality of what we got was exceptional. I cannot say enough about this company (thanks Denis!).
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