The last section of a epic journey across Spain.
Stage 3 – A Small Group Walking Tour from León to Santiago de Compostela
- days: 15
- nights 14
- walking distance: 306km (190 miles)
- value: 2.700€
- single supplement: 500€
May 17th – June 1st
This last section of the classic pilgrimage which spans the whole breadth of Spain and is perhaps the most famous and certainly the most popular route to Santiago de Compostela. Beginning in the majestic city of León we will cross the Maragata region into the beautiful Bierzo valley and into Galicia for the Last 100km of the Camino. You will be following in the footsteps of hundreds of thousands of pilgrims who have made the journey on foot since the 8th Century. The Camino is for many a life-changing experience and always an unforgettable adventure!
- Being a part of the Camino! You will be walking with people from all over the world all heading to the same place – one of the things that make the Camino Francés so special.
- The changes in landscape, architecture, language, cuisine and climate as you move through Castilla y León through the Maragata and Astorga, the slate-roofed villages of the Bierzo region and up to O Cebreiro the hilltop Celtic village and our first stopping point in magical Galicia.
- Tasting the amazing food in these regions, typical cured meats like cecina, fantastic cheeses, Tarta de Santiago and Ribeiro and Albariño wines.
- 15 nights’ accommodation in great hotel and manor houses always with private bathroom
- All breakfasts, 5 lunches, 2 dinners including wine
- Guided tour of the Cathedrals in Leon and Santiago de Compostela
- Water and snacks along the way
- All baggage transport and van support if your legs need a break…
- The Credencial or Pilgrim´s Passport and scallop shell
- Guide Book for you to keep
- English and Spanish speaking guide/s
Part 3 of Every Inch of the Camino Francés passes through Castilla y León and Galicia. Each region does food differently and all of them cook with great pride.
From the “backwards” Cocido Maragato to handmade Quiexo do Cebreiro con membrillo we go out of our way to track down the best to share with you.
All of the accommodation is carefully chosen for its proximity to the camino, for its charm and for the quality of service provided. We try to use small rural farmhouses or manor houses wherever possible. These are similar to bed and breakfasts and are usually traditional houses typical of the region, full of character and run by local people.
On some nights we use hotels so you will experience a mix, always of good quality! The amenities vary from location to location, meaning that not all places will necessarily have a bathtub. They are all up to our standards.
Extra days before or after
If you are traveling at a busy time of year it´s best to reserve. For hotels in León and Santiago de Compostela it´s certainly better to reserve in advance. We can help if you need advice or assistance booking a room – just let us know.
From the starting point in León, to the ending point in Santiago de Compostela we take care of all luggage handling and transportation.
For the luggage this means leaving your bags by the hotel door and starting your walk; we handle the details of getting them into the next hotel room. We also find it handy to keep a small bag in the van with stuff you might need throughout the day.
For you this means being able to take a rest by shuttling ahead to the lunch spot, or if the need arises to get you straight to your room.
Inbound and Outbound Transportation
We can advise the best ways to get to the starting point from your arrival city as well as back to your departure city from the ending point.
Preparing for a walk of this magnitude can be a daunting task. Part of our booking process involves ensuring that all of the details are considered. We’ll discuss transportation to and from the starting point too.
You do the walking, we’ll take care of the rest.
This, Part 3 of Every Inch of the Camino Francés is fully guided walking tour along the Camino Francés. That means that from beginning to end we will be there to make sure everything goes smoothly.
Everyone at AndaSpain was a pilgrim before they became a guide, in fact most of us spent a few years returning to the camino before setting out to help others do the same. For all of us the Camino de Santiago was a life changing experience and we consider the act of walking purposefully to be one of our most cherished activities. Every Inch of the Camino Francés, and every other walking tour we offer, is always led by a qualified and bilingual guide.
Other Professional Guides
Along Every Inch of the Camino Francés we pass several cathedrals of significance. For such important pieces of the camino we defer to the locals for their expertise. These guides walk you through the following cathedrals:
- Santiago de Compostela
Part 3 of Every Inch of the Camino Francés is walked during a 16 day period. We have divided the journey into days of similar length.
Below is the city to city itinerary, but please note that specific hotels vary between dates and are therefore not published here. They are provided at the time of booking, along with a more detailed schedule that you can share with your friends and families.
Our booking process
BEFORE THE WALK, WE TALK
this is STEP 1
The journey to Santiago de Compostela is one of nearly one million steps. We feel strongly that learning more about your expectations should be the first.
To make sure that AndaSpain is an ideal fit for the adventure ahead please tell us when you can be reached by phone and we will call you.
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Other Small Group Walking Tours.
Every Inch of the Camino Francés is our longest tour. As such there isn’t much to compare it to without creating a custom walking tour. Below is a selection of our shorter tours and a link to explore other long tour options.