Every inch of the Camino Francés
Join us for a Long walk across Spain,
or walk a few inches at a time (more on that below)
Do not be daunted by the thought of walking the breadth of the Spanish Heartland.
This “Small Group – Long Walk” tour can be completed in several stages over the span of several years. To learn more about all of the ways that you can book this option, click through these 3 options:
A Small Group Walking Tour from St. Jean Pied de Port to Santiago de Compostela
- days: 36
- nights 35
- walking distance: 766 kilometers (476 miles)
- value: 5.500€
- single supplement: 1.100€
April 27th – June 1st
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!
- 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!
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
12 Lunches with wine
4 Dinners with wine
& water and snacks throughout the day.
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.
Included in Every Inch of The Camino Francés
35 nights of accommodation: This includes the last night in Santiago.
Extra days before or after
If you are traveling at a busy time of year it´s best to reserve. For hotels in 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 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.
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.
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.
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 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
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 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.
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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.