Walking the Camino: Roads less travelled to Santiago…

A colourful streetscape in Oporto‏

A colourful streetscape in Oporto‏

While the new film/doco ‘Six Ways to Santiago’ offers insights into how some people experience ‘being on the Camino’, those who follow Travel Enriched postings will know that it’s not necessary to be an intrepid walker to share in this unique adventure. Those who participate in our portfolio of small group Camino tours are generally aged 50 + and can choose the distances they walk each day (typically between 12-22 kms). We stay in comfortable family run hotels and guest houses and our luggage is transferred by local providers. Day trips to nearby historic and scenic sites are included.

Most people are familiar with the Camino route that runs through the French Pyrenees mountains. But this is only one of many well established, historic trails that lead to Santiago. To date Travel Enriched has led people are along the Camino Portugues commencing in Oporto; the Camino Mozarabe and the Via de la Plata starting in Granada and along the old Roman road to Salamanca; the Camino Finisterre on the Altlantic coast of Spain; and most recently, the Camino del Norte from Bilbao.

Photos of our recent planning trip along the Camino del Norte are posted below along with some snippets from our current tour along the Camino Portugues. Itineraries for 2015 are now available and the 2016 itineraries will be posted in July.

Day 1 of our June Tour along the Camino Portugues, in Oporto‏

Day 1 of our June Tour along the Camino Portugues, in Oporto‏

Livaria Lello where J.K. Rowling was inspired to write the Harry Potter series

Livaria Lello where J.K. Rowling was inspired to write the Harry Potter series

Not only port wine barrels travel along the Rio Douro these days!‏

Not only port wine barrels travel along the Rio Douro these days!‏

Oporto by night‏

Oporto by night‏

Camino del Norte

Camino del Norte

Train track beside the coast on the way to Naves‏

Train track beside the coast on the way to Naves‏

Camino del Norte

Camino del Norte

Walking into San Vicente de la Barquerra along the Camino del Norte‏

Walking into San Vicente de la Barquerra along the Camino del Norte‏

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