What should you expect from walking the Camino?
Walking the Camino is an incredibly memorable and unique experience. A positive energy and warm sense of community can be felt all along the Camino, allowing you to meet like-minded people and build new friendships. Putting one foot in front of the other, among some of nature’s most beautiful surroundings, is extremely relaxing and therapeutic. Many have boasted moments of sheer clarity, creativity, and calm whilst walking the Camino de Santiago.
Walking the Camino conjures images of pilgrims weighed down by a backpack, blisters on their feet and tired from not enough sleep. That is not how it has to be.
To receive your Compostela you simply need to show the stamps you have collected while walking or cycling the Camino. You can sleep in hotels or guesthouses and you can have your bags transferred between your accommodation. Both of these things are included in our standard packages, and we can customise your Camino trip to suit any level of fitness.
Check out the various routes we offer and get in touch with any questions or to receive a no-obligations quote.
To read more about the history of the Camino check out our Quick history of the Camino de Santiago. The network of Camino routes runs all across Europe to Santiago de Compostela in Spain, where the Apostle Saint James is buried.
Follow the Camino offer active holiday packages on the nine main routes. Each route is broken down into manageable walking stages.
There are six main Camino walk routes that finish in Santiago de Compostela:
- Camino Frances is the most widely known and popular route into Santiago.
- Camino Portugues is the second most popular.
- Camino Portugues Coastal Way is incredibly scenic.
- Camino Ingles.
- Camino Primitivo.
- Via de la Plata.
The two Camino walk routes that don’t end in Santiago are:
- Camino del Norte, which covers the northern coast of Spain and ends in Oviedo.
- Le Puy Camino which traverses France from Le Puy en Velay to St-Jean-Pied-de-Port.
The final Camino route, Camino Finisterre, is the only one to begin in Santiago and extends out to the coast and Cape Finisterre – also know as the end of the world!