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.
Oía – Start of your journey
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.
Oía to Baiona – 19km (5h)
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.
Baiona to Vigo – 22km (5h15)
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.
From Vigo – transfer to Redondela. Redondela to Pontevedra – 19km (5h00)
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!
Caldas De Rei to Padron – 20km (5h00)
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.
Padron to Santiago de Compostela – 20km (5h00)
The Camino passes through many small villages and hamlets before arriving at the Baroque sanctuary of A Esclavitude. On a hilltop to the left stands the mysterious, abandoned ruins of the hillfort Castro Lupario, and couple of kilometres later, we come to the oldest wayside crosses in Galicia. As we near Agro dos Monteiros , it is now possible to see the towers of the cathedral. Finally the Camino passes by the ruins of a castle known as A Rocha Vella, before entering the city of the Apostle.
Santiago de Compostela (End of your Camino Zen)
All done, have some good breakfast and practice some asanas before you begin your journey home.
- 7 nights B&B in 2-3* accommodations and casa rurales
- All 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
- Extra nights
- Upgrade to authentic & luxury accommodation
Option 1 – Santiago de Compostela
Santiago de Compostela airport with Aer Lingus or Ryanair (can book return flights).