In just over three months our next tour group meets in the attractive World Heritage listed small city of Oporto in northern Portugal. From here we commence our 10-day journey northward along the Camino Portugues to the historic city of Santiago de Compostela. This is arguably the most significant, yet much less travelled trail that leads to this ancient pilgrimage site – the path originally taken by St James the Apostle when he arrived in Galicia.
There is something truly amazing about walking in the footsteps of Celtic, Roman, Islamic and Christian wayfarers stretching back over thousands of years. Modern pilgrims are motivated to follow this trail for many different reasons. Some seek religious or spiritual renewal, while others simply want to experience the beauty and peacefulness of rural landscapes and village life. On this tour participants have the option of joining in some journaling activities facilitated by Creative Writing professional, Heather Wearne. Another highlight is a day-trip beside the picturesque Atlantic coast, conducted by a local Galician guide. See itinerary.
Our second May tour commences in Bilbao on the northern coast of Spain. This 14-day tour follows the Camino del Norte beside the Bay of Biscay. Even fewer pilgrims walk along this trail that passes through fascinating rural landscapes with the azure sea always on our right and the high rugged peaks of Spain’s highest mountains, the Picos of Europa on our left.
Part way along this route the Camino del Norte meets the Camino Primitivo. Here, participants have a choice of remaining with the group walking beside the coast or venturing solo on the Camino Primitivo into more mountainous terrain towards Santiago de Compostela. Those who remain with the group have the option to extend the basic tour once they reach Santiago. This extension includes three days walking on especially selected scenic pathways along the Camino Finisterre, visiting the famous light house at ‘the end of the earth’ and the remote fishing town of Muxia. See itinerary.
The third and final Camino tour for the year is scheduled in September, in the European Autumn. This 13-day tour also follows the Camino Portugues (for 10 days) from Oporto to Santiago. Our journey includes five days walking through farming areas and vineyards in the Portuguese countryside. The remainder of our time is spent in the equally delightful rural Spanish region of Galicia, including two days walking on especially selected scenic pathways along the Camino Finisterre, visiting the famous light house at ‘the end of the earth’ and the remote fishing town of Muxia. See itinerary.
Like all our tours, places are strictly limited to 14 people, accommodation is in comfortable small hotels and family run guesthouses and luggage is transferred daily. Avoid disappointment – Book Now!