Spain’s Camino de Santiago, or the Way of St. James, has existed for over a thousand years. According to legend, the remains of St. James were buried on the site of what is now the city of Santiago de Compostela. Today thousands of travelers set out each year to make their way to Santiago. Most travel by foot, some by bicycle, and some on horseback. The reasons for their pilgrimage are as varied as the travelers themselves; adventure, exploration, personal challenge & self-discovery, interest in history & culture, love of nature, and spiritual fulfillment.
Camino de Santiago Tours offer a truly different way of discovering northern Spain. These independent travel packages allow you to choose from several established routes and itineraries, which vary in length and degree of difficulty. Most routes take 8 days, and can be done at any time of year, though the best months are March through June, and September through October. The tours also include nightly hotel accommodations, daily breakfast, luggage transportation from city to city, a complete and detailed route description including your Pilgrim Passport, local 24 hour telephone assistance, and medical insurance while on tour. All the routes are well-marked and offer areas of stunning beauty as well as the hospitality of charming Galician villages and towns. The end of the journey is rewarded with a stay in the breathtaking city of Santiago, where all those who have walked at least 100 kilometers, or biked at least 200km, can receive the “Compostela”, or stamp, on their Pilgrim Passport.
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