Camino de Santiago:
Hiking the Way

| Spain

Active Discovery

Follow in the footsteps of generations of pilgrims and fall into sync with your mind, body, and spirit!

The Camino de Santiago, the Way of St. James, is an ancient pilgrimage path dating back more than a thousand years with its destination as Santiago and the shrine of the apostle St. James. This route stretches across the north of Spain and has regained popularity in recent years. More than 300,000 pilgrims complete it each year and the U.S. stands proudly as its fourth most numerous pilgrimage nation. Come walk your “Camino” with us while enjoying the beautiful scenery and getting the most out of the visits along the way with the help of our learned staff. Focus on your walk, your thoughts, and leave the rest to Arcos Journeys Abroad! Before or after your Camino consider extending your time in Spain and adding on one of our Spanish Immersion, Active or Cultural Discovery programs!

Dates & Prices

jul 08 - Jul 17 (10 days) $2,095

jul 29 - Aug 06 (9 days) $1,995

Program at a Glance

Ages: 14 - 18
Minimum Group Size: 4 participants
Maximum Group Size: 10 participants
Focus: Hiking, historical discovery
Level of Spanish: No requirement
Level of Physical Activity: This program involves daily walking (10-15 miles) with varied terrain and requires a moderate level of physical fitness.
Accommodation: Hostels / Guest Houses
Airport Code: MAD (Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport)

What's Included

Meals | Accommodation | Airport Transfers | Onsite Directors | Safety & Supervision | Guided Visits

Highlights

  • Experience the intimacy and beauty of the landscapes of northern Spain walking from village to village.

  • Active program bringing into sync mind, body, and spirit through the pilgrim's walk.

  • Each day rise with the sun to your back and walk towards the sunset. You'll experience an awakening inside you that you never imagined!

  • Stops along the way include ancient churches, monasteries, and other unique romanesque buildings that have been assisting those walking The Way for centuries.

Details

  • Arrive to the Madrid Airport (MAD) for our pick up services. Plan to arrive by 11 AM.

  • We will sleep in albergues (guest houses), as this is typical to the Camino experience. You will need to bring a sleep sack or lightweight sleeping bag.

  • You will receive a complete packing list before departure.

  • Delivery service to mail luggage to from albergue to albergue (optional).

  • Breakfasts (continental-European style), lunches (picnic or restaurant depending on the day), and dinners provided.

  • We must always adapt to the conditions of the places we happen to transit. Most of the times, very small villages.

  • Dedicated program guide will assist the group during the program.

  • As a cultural trip we will share interesting information to complement what we are seeing and experiencing along the way. Our friendly team members are more than happy to expand on any matters that catch your interest! There will be plenty of time for that as we make our journey.

  • Drop-off at MAD (Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport) airport service.

Itinerary

Day 1: Airport pick up (Madrid - MAD)

Madrid to Sarria (4 hours by high-speed train)

Day 2: Sarria to Portomarín (23 km)

Day 3: Portomarín to Palas de Rei (25 km)

Day 4: Palas de Rei to Arzúa (26 km)

Day 5: Arzúa to Pedrouzo (24 km)

Day 6: Pedrouzo to Santiago (20 km)

Day 7: Santiago excursion

Day 8: Santiago to Madrid

Day 9: Airport drop off (Madrid - MAD)

*Jul 08 - Jul 17 dates include a day excursion to Finisterre.


Hikers on the Camino de Santiago

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