New Experience Pilgrimages

We provide a wide range of sections on each of our pilgrimages which all have varying levels of difficulty dependent on which route you opt for. You can either scroll down the page or use the quick links provided below to find out more about each intriguing Pilgrimage. .

 


Walking Holidays Camino - All the Way - The French Way - St Jean Pied-de-Port to Santiago de Compostela  

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Journeying in a westward direction, many aspects of Spain will be witnessed from the high mountains of the Pyrenees to the flat plains of the Meseta; vast Gothic Cathedrals and tiny ‘ermitas’; differing cultures from the colourful Basque lands to mystical Celtic Galicia. Walking the full route from St Jean Pied-de-Port in France to Santiago in one go takes at least 35 days, but offers the ultimate Camino experience. However, time and practicality dictate that most can only manage one stage at a time taking several years to complete the full route.  For this reason we have divided the Camino into stages of 7-11 nights to offer flexibility, depending on time available and ease of access to/from start and end points.

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

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

Walking holidays in Camino - Last 100km -  The French Way - Last 100km Country Hotels - Sarria to Santiago de Compostela - 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 Holidays Camino - Portuguese Way - The Portuguese Way - Tui to Santiago de Compostela  

Walking holidays in Camino - Portuguese Way  - The Portuguese Way - Tui to Santiago de Compostela - 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 Holidays Camino - Stages - The French Way - Stage 1 - St Jean Pied-de-Port to Pamplona  

Walking holidays in Camino - Stages - The French Way - Stage 1 - St Jean Pied-de-Port to Pamplona - Click Here For Full Details For those with little time to spare who wish to start at the beginning  and hope or plan to return to walk further, this section is a superb introduction to walking the Camino and passes through delightful mountain and pastoral landscapes from the high Pyrenees to the lower hills surrounding Pamplona.

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Walking Holidays Camino - Stages - The French Way - Stage 2 - Pamplona to Burgos  

Walking holidays in Camino - Stages - The French Way - Stage 2 - Pamplona to Burgos - Click Here For Full Details Wandering through the world famous wine lands of Rioja sets the scene for the stage of the Camino between the walled city of Pamplona, famous for its bull running Fiesta de San Fermin, and the bustling city of Burgos with its majestic Gothic Cathedral. Most of the route between these two cities follows rural paths which link hill top villages set amongst the vineyards and is a much favored section by many Pilgrims.  This may because of the promise of the Fuente de Irache where delicious Rioja wine flows freely and constantly enabling Pilgrims to drink to their hearts content! Logrono, is the wine capital of Rioja where eating, drinking and merrymaking can continue in one of the many Bodegas lining the narrow streets. 

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

Walking holidays in Camino - Stages - The French Way - Stage 3 - Burgos to Leon - 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 Holidays Camino - Stages - The French Way - Stage 4 - Leon to O Cebreiro  

Walking holidays in Camino - Stages - The French Way - Stage 4 - Leon to O Cebreiro - Click Here For Full Details Along this stretch the Pilgrim is faced with the major challenge of crossing the Cordillera Cantabria at over 1500m. Departing culturally rich Leon, the Camino winds its way over mountain and moorland with the weather contrasting between sun and snow, wind and rain.  Nestling between the mountains is the Bierzo Valley where milder weather and easier walking provides a welcome break from the higher paths. Fresh, locally produced white wines quench the thirst after a long day in the mountains.  

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Walking Holidays Camino - Stages - The French Way - Stage 5 - O Cebreiro to Santiago de Compostela  

Walking holidays in Camino - Stages - The French Way - Stage 5 - O Cebreiro to Santiago de Compostela - Click Here For Full Details The final stage of the Camino and one which is walked by more Pilgrims than the rest of the route passes entirely through Galicia – a land with Celtic origins and weather!  Green and lush, warm and moist, Galicia is a verdant part of Spain with its own language of Galega.  Many characteristics of Galicia resemble Wales, Ireland and Brittany as Celtic influences come through in their language, music and lifestyle. Farming is the main occupation and most houses cultivate even the smallest parcel of land around their homes. Grain is stored in ‘horreos’ which rise like tombs through the mist creating a mysterious scene.

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Walking Holidays Camino - Stages - The French Way - Stages 2 to 5 - Pamplona to Santiago de Compostela  

Walking holidays in Camino - Stages - The French Way - Stages 2 to 5 - Pamplona to Santiago de Compostela - Click Here For Full Details Pamplona is an ideal starting point for those who wish to eliminate the more challenging start of crossing the Pyrenees. It is also an easier access point than St Jean. Wandering through the world famous wine lands of Rioja sets the scene for the start point of the Camino in the walled city of Pamplona, famous for its bull running Fiesta de San Fermin.  From here you will follow rural paths which link hill top villages set amongst the vineyards to Burgos with its imposing Gothic Cathedral.  This is a much favoured stage of the Camino possibly due to the promise of the Fuente de Irache where delicious Rioja wine flows freely and constantly enabling Pilgrims to drink to their hearts content! Logrono is the wine capital of Rioja where eating, drinking and merrymaking can continue in one of the many Bodegas lining the narrow streets. 

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Walking Holidays Camino - Stages - The French Way - Stages 3 to 5 - Burgos to Santiago de Compostela  

Walking holidays in Camino - Stages - The French Way - Stages 3 to 5 - Burgos to Santiago de Compostela - Click Here For Full Details With easy access from Madrid, Burgos makes an excellent start point to walk part of the Camino.  It is a large, cosmopolitan city with endless historical buildings to explore as well as its vast Gothic Cathedral dating back to the 13th century and designated a UNESCO Heritage Building. The walk to Santiago starts with easy days crossing the Meseta, so often condemned as the most boring and uninteresting stage of the Camino, but which can actually be one of the most atmospheric and soulful stages.  The endless flat plains merge 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 Holidays Camino - Stages - The French Way - Stages 4 to 5 - Leon to Santiago de Compostela  

Walking holidays in Camino - Stages - The French Way - Stages 4 to 5 - Leon to Santiago de Compostela - Click Here For Full Details Along this stretch the Pilgrim is faced with the major challenge of crossing the Cordillera Cantabria at over 1500m. Time should be allowed to visit at least one or two of Leon’s stunning historical buildings especially the Cathedral complete with its superb stained glass windows. Departing culturally rich Leon, the Camino winds its way over mountain and moorland with the weather contrasting  between sun and snow, wind and rain.  Nestling between the mountains is the Bierzo Valley where milder weather and easier walking provides a welcome break from the higher paths. Fresh, locally produced white wines quench the thirst after a long day in the mountains.

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Walking Holidays Via Francigena - Last 130km - Montefiascone to Rome - Last 130km  

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This 7 night trip covers the last section of this route into Rome so that you can immerse yourself in the Italian culture, enjoy delicious rustic food and learn about the historical significance of this famous pilgrimage. 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 is 7 nights with your last night spent in Rome. Extra nights in Rome can easily be added if you wish to spend more time exploring this fascinating city and its famous landmarks - the Colosseum, Castel Sant Angelo, the Trevi Fountain and so much more.

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Walking Holidays 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 Holidays Via Francigena - Stages - Montefiascone to Rome - Last 130km  

Walking holidays in Via Francigena - Stages - Montefiascone to Rome - Last 130km  - Click Here For Full DetailsThis 7 night trip covers the last section of this route into Rome so that you can immerse yourself in the Italian culture, enjoy delicious rustic food and learn about the historical significance of this famous pilgrimage. 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 is 7 nights with your last night spent in Rome. Extra nights in Rome can easily be added if you wish to spend more time exploring this fascinating city and its famous landmarks - the Colosseum, Castel Sant Angelo, the Trevi Fountain and so much more.

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Walking Holidays Via Francigena - Stages - Siena to Montefiascone  

Walking holidays in Via Francigena - Stages - Siena to Montefiascone - 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 Holidays Via Francigena - Stages - Siena to Rome  

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