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Camino Zen, Yoga

Walk away the Blues with Camino Zen : Walk & Yoga on the Last 100 km to Santiago!  The Camino de Santiago is a medieval pilgrimage, inspiring millions of pilgrims through the centuries.  It also has been a unique source of healing to all of those who walk it.  Many pilgrims still use this pilgrimage as a way to balance their life, find some answers or simply take some time away from their overly busy life-style.  So we thought about bringing you a new way to experience the Camino, getting that plenitude or zenitude we are all aspiring to.

For the Camino Zen, we suggest following the last part of The Portugues Way, coastal route from Oía to Santiago.  This Camino heads north following the Atlantic coast of Portugal & Spain. The Camino Portugues gently winds along ancient tracks & paths, running through woodlands, villages, farmlands & historic towns.  As you walk the Camino Zen, the practice of yoga will help you reconnect and centre yourself. Classes will include a balance of Pranayama (breathing techniques), Asanas (physical postures) and Meditation. Classes will take place in the morning prior to the walk and then at arrival of the daily walk. (2 sessions of 1h per walking day)

Camino Zen yoga, guided tour – We can assit you with arranging a guided yoga trip on the Camino
On this tour your yoga instructor will travel the Camino along with you, taking you through a morning and evening asanas session each day.  We can arrange this package for any time of year once you have a group of at least 8 people.

2019 Availability (Start – End)
14 Sep 19 – 21 Sep 19 (Available)

Important: Follow The Camino Yoga guided trips are guaranteed at a minimum of 9 people registered. In case we do not reach this number, the tour will continue as self guided and we will refund the price of the guide to you.

Camino Zen yoga, self-guided tour
We’ll book you on the same trip but, without instructor.  We’ll ensure you have a private room at each location so you can practice yoga in solitude.

Camino Zen  Aromatic – Self-guided walking
Includes one aromatic package.

 

 

Trip Stats

120km

distance to walk

6

days of walking

difficulty level

Day 1

Oía
(Arrival)

You will be booked into a chilled hotel right in the heart of Oia.  Your rooms will be all en-suite.  From Oia, you walk along a coastal path away from the main road. After 10km you will then continue along gorgeous coast line on boardwalk with picturesque views on the Atlantic Ocean and the Cies islands.

Day 2
19km

Oía
to
Baiona

From Oia, you will walk along a coastal footpath away from the main road. After 10km you will then continue along gorgeous coast line on boardwalk with stunning views on the Atlantic Ocean and the Cies islands.

Day 3
22km

Baiona
to
Vigo

The way out of the pretty town of Baiona keeps you along sandy beach for most
of the day. You will have regular opportunity to stop in a local cafe along the beach.
You will then enter a typical galician entrance of Vigo and maze of streets before entering Vigo via its wide sandy beach. Vigo is a very active city that you will reach after 3km walk through the harbour.

Day 4
19km

Vigo
to
Redondela

Reaching the historic site of Ponte Sampaio, the Camino crosses the Verdugo River. During the War of Independence, Napoleon’s army suffered one of its greatest defeats in Galicia at this bridge, at the hands of the armed populace. Heading up a cobbled footpath we come to the 13th Century church of Santa Maria. Views of the Bay of Vigo are fabulous!

Day 5
20km

Redondela
to
Padron

Exiting the town, we take a bridge over the river Umia that leads us to a fountain of hot spring water that has lent the town its name since Roman times. Entering the woods once more, the Camino make its way gently uphill to the hamlet of Santa Marina. Going downhill, we then cross the river Fontenlo . Finally, following a Camino lined with pine trees, we catch up again with the river as we arrive in Padron. Padron is famous for being the first land sighted by the ship bearing the body of Saint James.

Day 6

Padron

After breakfast, we bid you farewell.

Section 1

Oía
to
Baiona

You will be booked into a chilled hotel right in the heart of Oia.  Your rooms will be all en-suite.  From Oia, you walk along a coastal path away from the main road. After 10km you will then continue along gorgeous coast line on boardwalk with picturesque views on the Atlantic Ocean and the Cies islands.

Section 2

Baiona
to
Vigo

From Oia, you will walk along a coastal footpath away from the main road. After 10km you will then continue along gorgeous coast line on boardwalk with stunning views on the Atlantic Ocean and the Cies islands.

Section 3

Vigo
to
Redondela

The way out of the pretty town of Baiona keeps you along sandy beach for most
of the day. You will have regular opportunity to stop in a local cafe along the beach.
You will then enter a typical galician entrance of Vigo and maze of streets before entering Vigo via its wide sandy beach. Vigo is a very active city that you will reach after 3km walk through the harbour.

Section 4

Redondela
to
Padron

Reaching the historic site of Ponte Sampaio, the Camino crosses the Verdugo River. During the War of Independence, Napoleon’s army suffered one of its greatest defeats in Galicia at this bridge, at the hands of the armed populace. Heading up a cobbled footpath we come to the 13th Century church of Santa Maria. Views of the Bay of Vigo are fabulous!

How to get there

Fly In

Option 1 – Santiago de Compostela
Santiago de Compostela airport with Aer Lingus or Ryanair (can book return flights).



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What you get with us

Included

  • Great mix of comfortable stay in 2-3* hotels or equivalent
  • All Breakfasts and Dinners
  • Luggage transfers from hotel to hotel
  • Airport transfer from Santiago
  • 24/7 Customer Service
  • Yoga lessons (1hr in the morning, 1hr in the afternoon)
  • Camino Zen Holiday Pack with Pilgrim Passport

Not Included

  • Flights/train
  • Insurance
  • Drinks/Lunch

Add-On Options

Airport Private Pick Up

Airport Pick-up

Upgrade to 4 star hotel

Premium Accommodation

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Earn Certificate of Completion upon reaching Santiago de Compostela

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Tim Begbie – Australia

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Frances Black, Senator & CEO of The Rise Foundation – Ireland

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John Dillon, Pilgrim – Ireland.

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Jamie and Flo McIvor – UK

“Our team leader Geraldine O’Callaghan was fantastic – pretty, bubbly, tireless – efficient and very kind. Arriving at the great cathedral of Santiago was an exhilarating, emotional finale to a completely mad week.” Read more.
Joan Flynn, retired – Ireland

“Thank you for helping us plan our journey in Spain. What a wonderful time we had trekking through the countryside. The places we stayed were wonderful!
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Georgia Meckes – USA

“Thank you Umberto and the Follow the Camino crew. It was an absolute pleasure to have you make our arrangements, and support us so magnificently along the way, in our efforts to raise awareness for Well Ways. You are all fabulous!" Read more.
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