Walking Holidays Best Enjoyed in January

Whilst we have holidays available throughout the year, in some places the weather and climate either preclude walking at certain times or at best make it very difficult.

Walking holiday in The French Way - Stage 3 - Burgos to Leon - Click Here For Full Details Alternatives to the holidays listed above

Walking Holiday in Camino - Stages Camino - Stages - The French Way - Stage 3 - Burgos to Leon  

Walking holidays  - Click Here For Full Details The Meseta, so often condemned as the most boring and uninteresting stage of the Camino, can actually be one of the most atmospheric and soulful stages.  The endless flat plains, providing the bread basket of Spain, merges with vast skies filled with soaring vultures and eagles and a hint of distant mountains to be traversed before reaching Santiago. It is a hot, harsh route to follow during the heat of summer whilst in winter strong winds sting the face of Pilgrims bracing the cold. However, the emptiness and peace during softer months can lift the spirits on high as miles are quickly covered underfoot.

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Walking Holiday in Camino - End of the World  Camino - End of the World - End of the World - Santiago de Compostela to Finisterre  

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Most pilgrims end their journey in Santiago, with few continuing onwards to the actual ending of the Camino bracing the sea air and experiencing true Galicia as the last steps are taken walking to the End of the World.  In terms of ancient pilgrimage, this final and atmospheric section of the Camino led Celts, Romans and other ancient settlers to worship the sun from a point where the earth finished and they could go no further.  Nearby, and an additional deviation, is Muxia closely associated with James the Apostle’s arrival in Spain.  It is surprising therefore, that this is the quietest section of all the Camino.

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Walking Holiday in Camino - Last 100km Camino - Last 100km - The French Way - Last 100km - Sarria to Santiago de Compostela  

Walking holidays  - Click Here For Full Details Do you wish to complete a lifelong ambition in walking part of the St James’ Way (el Camino) but have concerns about your ability to do so? This special version of the final week of the Camino walking into Santiago could be the trek for you! Here we offer a 7 night holiday during which you complete the final 100km of the St James’ Way - all you need to walk to become an official Pilgrim in Santiago and qualifying for a Pilgrim Certificate.  The days are shorter than the full version of this trek leaving you plenty of time to complete each day at your own pace and still have time to explore your destination before dinner.

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Walking Holiday in Camino - Last 100km Camino - Last 100km - The French Way - Last 100km Country Hotels - Sarria to Santiago de Compostela  

Walking holidays  - Click Here For Full Details Here we offer a 7 night holiday during which you complete the final 100km of the St James’ Way - all you need to walk to become an official Pilgrim in Santiago and to qualify for a Pilgrim Certificate.  For this Country House itinerary we have chosen unique and stylish accommodations just a short distance away from the Camino route in tranquil locations. These hotels are mainly located in a farming area and offer a more relaxing environment to the busier towns where most pilgrim accommodation is located.

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Walking Holiday in Camino - Portuguese Way  Camino - Portuguese Way - The Portuguese Way - Tui to Santiago de Compostela  

Walking holidays  - Click Here For Full DetailsThere are many pilgrim paths meandering through Europe and they all lead to the entrancing and inspiring city of Santiago de Compostela. The most well-trodden route is the Camino Frances from St Jean in France to Santiago, but this route gets busier each year. However, there exists a far quieter but intensely spiritual route, which still has close connections to the life and work of St James as he travelled from Padron to his final resting place in Santiago.  Journeying through these landscapes that border the Atlantic Ocean today can still return the pilgrim to ancient times, and indeed you will encounter sections of the original pilgrim route with shrines, ancient stone crosses and chapels along the way.

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Walking Holiday in Via Francigena - Stages Via Francigena - Stages - Lucca to Siena  

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You begin your pilgrimage in the endearing Tuscan City of Lucca, known fondly as ‘the city of 100 churches’, where as well as exploring its vast number of religious buildings (all of which represent fascinating examples of architectural Italian styles), you can also enjoy a stroll around the old city walls with panoramic views overlooking the city, well worth adding an extra night here to relax before embarking on your journey.

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Walking Holiday in Via Francigena - Stages Via Francigena - Stages - Siena to Montefiascone  

Walking holidays  - Click Here For Full DetailsThis 10 night section begins in the historic city of Siena nestled within the characteristic hills of Tuscany. Each day offers vast views across beautiful landscapes to match with the gentle walking; one day even offers the opportunity for wine tastings! Following mule tracks, country lanes and rolling vineyards, you pass through charming Italian hilltop villages as you make your way towards the hilltop town of Montefiascone.  Of course, you can also continue walking on from Montefiascone into Rome (see our next section) for another 6 or 7 nights where you can visit the striking Vatican City and gaze upon the Monte Mario (Mons Gaudii – Mount of Joy”), one of the city’s highest hills, before reaching St Peters Square to stand in awe, at journeys end, before the magnificent splendour of the Basilica. 

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Walking Holiday in Via Francigena - Stages Via Francigena - Stages - Siena to Rome  

Walking holidays  - Click Here For Full DetailsYou begin your journey in the historic city of Siena nestled within the characteristic hills of Tuscany. Each day offers vast views across beautiful landscapes to match with the gentle walking; one day even offers the opportunity for wine tastings! Following mule tracks, country lanes and rolling vineyards, you pass through charming Italian hilltop villages as you make your way towards the awaited destination of Rome where you can visit the striking Vatican City and gaze upon the Monte Mario (Mons Gaudii – Mount of Joy”), one of the city’s highest hills, before reaching St Peters Square to stand in awe, at journeys end, before the magnificent splendour of the Basilica.  By completing this section you will be eligible for your ‘Testimonium’ of pilgrimage with your pilgrim passport which we provide as part of your journey. Our standard itinerary for this section is 16 nights with your last night spent in Rome. Extra nights can be added along the trek, we particularly recommend adding extra nights in Siena, Bolsena and of course in Rome allowing you more time exploring this fascinating city and its famous landmarks such as the Colosseum, Castel Sant Angelo, the Trevi Fountain and so much more. 

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