Camino De Santiago
WALK IN THE PATH OF SPIRITUAL HISTORY
8 Days | Camino de Santiago, Spain
For centuries, pilgrims have been walking the Camino de Santiago, following the many paths to Santiago de Compostela and St. James’ Tomb. Today, you can walk the Camino for spiritual reasons, as a physical challenge, to experience its unique old-world culture and beauty, or all of the former. The Camino, often referred to as The Way, is a profound, picturebook journey that inspires many, young and older.
Whatever your reason for making this journey, it is a regenerative experience that will remain with you long after you have returned home. The warmth shown by locals and fellow pilgrims is indeed a metaphor for how life should be lived.
A time to slow down and reflect on life, calmly walking through pretty villages and peaceful hamlets under the shade of oak trees and along quiet country roads. The tranquility is the ideal atmosphere to embrace both an inner and outer experience.
Personalized, guided reflective practices will support you in making the most of your journey. Expect to walk four to five hours a day with several stops to enjoy the serene landscape, visit churches, or rest your feet while sipping an espresso.
This Camino is perfect as a guided solo journey or for small groups. We can add or delete experiences to suit you. The price varies depending on the time of year, the number of guests, and special requests.
To walk the entire Camino de Santiago is 790 kilometers and takes about a month to complete. However, we understand that most people do not have that kind of time or want to walk for thirty days. Yet you still want to experience this historic pilgrimage. To taste what it is like to carry the pilgrim’s symbol pointing you toward Santiago, a scalloped shell on your backpack, and wish others who are also following The Way, a Buen Camino.
We have thoughtfully curated a transformative journey covering the last 100 kilometers of its most popular route, The French Way. We also chose this route because it is doable for almost anyone, no matter your age.
Your day’s walk will be rewarded by staying at quaint, centuries-old guesthouses that have been beautifully restored, offering delicious homemade local cuisine.
A MEDIEVAL BEGINNING
The region of Galicia, in Sarria, a favorite starting point of the Camino de Santiago. Explore the town center where you will find churches, chapels, and monasteries. The main street, Rúa Maior, has a friendly atmosphere, where you can relax while enjoying a drink or bite in one of the relaxing cafes around. Visit the Igrexa de Santa Mariña with its evocative pilgrim mural, the castle fortress, and the Magdalena Monastery.
All pilgrims carry one thing with them. A pilgrim’s passport used to fill with stamps from the places you stop at along your journey. It also serves as proof that you have completed your Camino. In the end, you will be awarded a certificate of completion. You will get your first stamp in Sarria.
A PILGRIM’S SOJOURN
The final day is spent taking a private car to Kilometer 0 at the water’s edge of Cape Finisterre. The location serene. The air refreshing. So welcoming after days of walking on dusty paths. Fill your lungs with negative ions, allowing for an overwhelming sense of peace.
The day and sojourn come to a close with a sunset sail around the cape. If we are lucky, a pod of playful dolphins will pay a visit as the sun brilliantly lowers in the sky.