Walking long-distance along Camino trails to Santiago de Compostela is becoming increasingly popular. Most ‘Wayfarers’ follow the ‘Camino Frances’, some travelling over 800kms from the Pyrenees mountains.
But there are many different ‘Ways’ to get to Santiago. For more than a millennium countless thousands of people have followed trails from all over Europe to reach this historic pilgrimage site.
Many have arrived on foot but other modes of transport such as bicycle, horse and donkey are not uncommon!
“There is not one Camino – but many…”
Travel Enriched conducts guided small group Camino tours along several of these lesser-known pilgrim pathways. Each tour is carefully planned to ensure that participants can experience the joys of walking along ancient trails without the need to carry a heavy backpack or to arrive footsore. Most days we walk between 3-6 hours depending on individual preferences. On occasion we take a side-trip by vehicle to enjoy nearby scenic and historic sites.
Moving at a slow pace we walk through peaceful hamlets and farming areas. There is ample opportunity to experience the hospitality of café owners and hoteliers, sample local delicacies and to absorb the local culture. The final days of our journey are through the fascinating Galician region. After reaching Santiago de Compostela some tours visit Finisterre.
Accommodation is in comfortable 2-3 star hotels. Daily options allow participants to walk short or longer distances. Luggage is transported daily between hotels. Participants carry a day-pack with only essentials such as a water bottle, a snack, a camera and sun-cream. After all, our tours are both a stimulating journey and a well-deserved vacation!