Walking the Camino de Santiago
If you’re considering walking the entire Camino de Santiago following the French Way you’ll need to allow in the region of six weeks to complete it assuming a daily progress of 20-25km and with few rest days. Unfortunately, few people have that much time on their hands and/or they simply aren’t fit enough for such an expedition.
Therefore, a very interesting alternative is to arrange a tour with a specialist company which will arrange for you to walk some of the route at your own pace without a rucksack in sight. They will transfer your luggage daily to that night’s accommodation whilst you stroll along at leisure. Here are some of the most popular Camino de Santiago tours.
Walking the Camino de Santiago with Baggage Transfers
Duration: 8 Days / 7 Nights | Tour Ref: 1119
This is the best choice for independent travellers who’d like to walk the final 100km of the Camino de Santiago. Your baggage is transferred between hotels so you get the best of both worlds as you walk by day without having to carry anything and enjoy the luxury of fine accommodation in the evening.
Private Camino de Santiago Tour from Bilbao with Driver
Duration: 7 Days / 6 Nights | Tour Ref: 1033
This private tour begins in Bilbao and takes you through the most scenic parts of the ancient French way pilgrimage to Santiago. You can walk independently whilst your driver and support vehicle transfer your luggage to your next hotel where you will be able to savour excellent cuisine and fine Rioja wines.
Self-Drive Camino de Santiago Tour from Bilbao
Duration: 7 Days / 6 Nights | Tour Ref: 1034
This is a self drive tour along the ancient French way pilgrimage to Santiago. Ideal for a small group who take turns at driving so that you all get a chance to walk some of the most scenic sections of the Way of St James. Evening accommodation in quality hotels will be most welcome after a day on the road.
Walking isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. But don’t be put off, there are plenty other ways to participate in this great pilgrimage.
Horseriding the Camino de Santiago
What about heading directly to Galicia and riding part of the route on horseback. There can be no better way to experience the Way of St James. As in the tours above your luggage will be transferred to your accommodation for that night. A few horse riding tours follow which are organised by a specialist company based in Galicia.
Horse Riding the Camino de Santiago from Astorga
Duration: 10 Days / 9 Nights | Tour Ref: 1083
The French Way is the longest established of the various Caminos de Santiago and remains the most popular amongst pilgrims. On this horse riding trail you begin in Astorga and ride all the way to Santiago de Compostela.
Riding Along The French Trail to Santiago
Duration: 7 Days / 6 Nights | Tour Ref: 1017
This horse riding trail begins on the border with Galicia from where you will ride the final section of the Camino through unspoilt countryside into Santiago.
Horse Riding The Portuguese Camino de Santiago Trail from Porto
Duration: 9 Days / 8 Nights | Tour Ref: 1187
On this Portuguese route you can ride from Porto through the green countryside bordering the coast crossing the Spanish border and continuing north to Santiago.
Riding Along The Portuguese Trail to Santiago
Duration: 7 Days / 6 Nights | Tour Ref: 1018
This ride begins in Braga and continues north through the beautiful countryside of Portugal’s Green Coast on the way to Santiago de Compostela.