Join us for a Long walk across Spain or walk a few inches at a time.

Trip details

  • Dates 2019:

    April 27th - June 1st, 2019

  • Dates 2020:

    April 26th - May 31st, 2020

  • Days:

    36

  • Nights:

    35

  • Value:

    5600€

  • Single supplement:

    1100€

  • Group size:

    6 - 15

  • Trip pace:

    5

  • Comfort level:

    5

  • Walking distance:

    766 kilometers (476 miles)

  • Starting point:

    St. Jean Pied de Port

  • Ending point:

    Santiago de Compostela

What's included

  • 35 nights’ accommodation in great hotel and manor houses always with private bathroom 
  • Transfers from Pamplona at start of trip 
  • All breakfasts, 12 lunches and 5 dinners including wine 
  • Water and snacks along the way 
  • All baggage transport and van support if your legs need a break… 
  • Guided tours of the cathedrals of Burgos, Leon and Santiago de Compostela 
  • The Credencial or Pilgrim´s Passport and scallop shell 
  • Guide Book with full set of maps for the Camino     
  • English and Spanish speaking guide/s 

Trip description

This classic pilgrimage spans the whole breadth of Spain and is the most famous and popular route to Santiago de Compostela. Beginning in the French village of St. Jean Pied de Port we will cross the Pyrenees into Spain.  We climb the rolling hills of Navarra, cross the high plains of Castilla y León and enter the magical province of Galicia before arriving at the legendary cathedral in Santiago de Compostela.

You will be following in the footsteps of over one million 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!

This “Small Group – Long Walk” tour can be completed in several stages over the span of several years. To learn more about some of the ways that you can book this tour, click through these 3 options:

Part 1 From the Pyrenees to the Meseta

Part 2 The Glorious Meseta

Part 3 Into Galicia

Highlights

  • Being a pilgrim! You will be walking with people from all over the world all heading to the same place – one of the things that makes the Camino Francés so special.
  • The changes in landscape, architecture, language, cuisine and climate as you move through this vast and amazing country.
  • The many monuments, chapels, churches and cathedrals marking the way, from the magnificent Gothic cathedrals of Burgos and León to Romanesque gems such as Santa María de Eunate in Navarra and Vilar de Donas in Galicia.
  • The great expanse of the Meseta between Burgos and León with its haunting beauty, immense skies and vast plains of wheat.
  • Walking through the beautiful Bierzo region of Castilla y León with views of heather-covered moors and tiny villages filled with slate-roofed houses.
  • Arriving at the Plaza de Obradoiro to see the cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, along with the familiar faces of all the other pilgrims who have, like you, walked almost 500 miles to get there!

 

Itinerary

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Every Inch of the Camino Francés is walked during a 36 day period and includes one rest day in León to take in the treasures of the city.  We have divided the journey into days of similar length, and deliberately try to leave the last day a bit shorter than the others so that we arrive in Santiago de Compostela with enough time and energy to get to the pilgrims office and stroll around town before checking into the hotel.

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 family.

Day 1: Meet in Pamplona/ Drive together to St Jean Pied de Port.  Walk St Jean Pied de Port to Huntto 5km : 3m.  Welcome Dinner – Accommodation in St. Jean Pied de Port

Day 2: Huntto to Roncesvalles – 20km : 12.4m  – Accommodation in Roncesvalles

Day 3: Roncesvalles to Zubiri – 22km : 13.7m  – Accommodation in Pamplona

Day 4: Zubiri to Pamplona – 20km : 12.4m – Accommodation in Pamplona

Day 5: Pamplona to Puente la Reina – 24km : 14.9m – Accommodation in Puente la Reina

Day 6: Puente la Reina to Estella – 21km : 13m – Accommodation in Estella

Day 7: Estella to Los Arcos – 22km : 13.7m  – Accommodation in Logroño

Day 8: Los Arcos to Logroño – 27km : 16.8m  – Accommodation in Logroño

Day 9: Logroño to Nájera – 28km : 17.4m  – Accommodation in Santo Domingo de la Calzada

Day 10: Nájera to Santo Domingo de la Calzada – 21km : 13m  – Accommodation in Santo Domingo de la Calzada

Day 11: Santo Domingo de la Calzada to Belorado – 23km :14.3m  – Accommodation in Belorado

Day 12: Belorado to San Juan de Ortega – 24km : 14.9m  – Accommodation in San Juan de Ortega

Day 13: San Juan de Ortega to Burgos – 23km : 14.3m  – Accommodation in Burgos

Day 14: Burgos to Hornillos del Camino – 20km : 12.4m  – Accommodation in Burgos

Day 15: Hornillos del Camino to Castrojeriz – 18km : 11.2m – Accommodation in Castrojeriz

Day 16: Castrojeriz to Frómista – 25km : 15.5m  – Accommodation in Frómista   

Day 17: Fromista to Carrión de los Condes – 19km : 11.8m Accommodation in Carrión de los Condes

Day 18: Carrión de los Condes to Ledigos – 22km : 13.7m  – Accommodation in Carrión de los Condes

Day 19: Ledigos to Sahagún – 15km : 9.3m  – Accommodation in Sahagún

Day 20: Sahagún to Religios – 30km : 18.6m  – Accommodation in León

Day 21: Religios to León – 23km : 14.3m  – Accommodation in León

Day 22: Rest day in León  – Accommodation in León

Day 23: León to Villar de Mazarife – 24km : 14.9m  – Accommodation in Astorga

Day 24: Villar de Mazarife to Astorga – 26km : 16.1m  – Accommodation in Astorga

Day 25: Astorga to Foncebadón – 25km : 15.5m – Accommodation in Rabanal del Camino

Day 26: Foncebadón to Ponferrada – 28km : 17.4m  – Accommodation in Ponferrada

Day 27: Ponferrada to Villafranca del Bierzo – 24km : 14.9m –  Accommodation in Villafranca del Bierzo

Day 28: Villafranca del Bierzo to Las Herrerías – 22km : 13.7m – Accommodation in Las Herrerías

Day 29: Las Herrerías to Fonfria – 25km : 15.5m  – Accommodation in Sarria

Day 30: Fonfria to Sarria – 27km : 16.8m  – Accommodation in Sarria

Day 31: Sarria to Portomarín – 22km : 13.7m  – Accommodation in Portomarín

Day 32: Portomarín to Palas do Rei – 24km : 14.9m  – Accommodation in Palas do Rei

Day 33: Palas do Rei to Ribadiso – 25km : 15.5m – Accommodation in Arzua

Day 34: Ribadiso to Arca – 22km : 13.7m –  Accommodation in Arzua 

Day 35: Arca to Santiago de Compostela – 20km : 12.4m  – Accommodation in Santiago de Compostela

Day 36: Guided Private Tour of the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela. Tour Ends.

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Let´s hear from some Happy Andaspain Pilgrims

Rhonda Cawthorn

Every Inch of the Camino, May 2018

Enjoyed every second and inch of the Camino with Andaspain. Vanessa Ash Alex and Justin made the trip wonderful and I would recommend Andaspain to anyone thinking of giving The Camino a crack.

Susan Alexander

The Last 100 KM, Sept 2017

I cannot say enough about how wonderful this experience was and how awesome Vanessa, Ashleigh and Stephanie are. I could not imagine a better team or tour group.

Bruce Berschmann

The Last 100km, June 2017

The experience was magical in the sense that practically everything was done for us. All we had to do was the walking.[…] Van, Ash, and Steph were absolutely tops! Their can-do attitude, answering all questions, doing all things and engaging in spirited and laugh-filled conversations are memories that will never fade.

Accommodation

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.

On our Every Inch of the Camino, we try to stay multiple nights in the same location to make packing and unpacking a little less hectic.

Food

Every Inch of the Camino Francés covers the full breadth of Spain and bisects 4 of its more colorful autonomous regions (Navarra, La Rioja, Castilla y León, and Galicia).  Each region does food differently and all of them cook with great pride.  Along the way we also cross the meseta, a highland plateau known as Spain’s breadbasket.

From the world famous wines of La Rioja to the equally famous cheeses of Galicia, and everything in between (Burgos is renowned for a particular blood sausage) we go out of our way to track down the best to share with you.

INCLUDED IN EVERY INCH OF THE CAMINO FRANCÉS

All Breakfasts
12 Lunches with wine
5 Dinners with wine
& water and snacks throughout the day.

Luggage

From the starting point in Pamplona, 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.

We have our support vehicle which 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.

To the Start, and From the finish
Although the walk starts in St. Jean Pied de Port, we meet in Pamplona for ease.  From there we drive east across the French border.

Inbound and Outbound Transportation
We can advise the best ways to get to Pamplona from your arrival city as well as back to your departure city from Santiago de Compostela.

Guidance

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.

Every Inch of the Camino Francés is fully supported walking tour along the Camino Francés.  That means that from beginning to end we will be there to make sure everything goes smoothly.

Our guides

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.

Our Booking process

  • Step 1

    Complete the form on the right to schedule a phone call.  We’re kind of sticklers about this step and promise to make it the best phone call you ever had.

  • Step 2

    After we’ve gotten to know each other, we will email you a link to our top-secret and very secure booking page. That of course is why we are asking for your email address in step 1. By the end of this step you will have confirmed your place on your chosen trip, and the places of anybody that will be joining you.  This is done by means of a deposit of €300 per person (depending on trip length).

  • Step 3

    Once your booking is confirmed you will immediately be presented with step 3, which can be completed at any time but at least 1 month prior to the departure date. You will get this link in your booking confirmation in case you are a procrastinator. In step 3 we collect a bit more personal information to make sure that everything on the trip goes smoothly. This includes any medical allergies, old injuries that might give you grief, and lastly your passport number for the sake of expediting our hotel check-ins.

BEFORE THE WALK, WE TALK

This is STEP 1
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