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Camino de Santiago Tours

Experience the life-changing journey to Santiago de Compostela on bucket-list Camino de Santiago tours with local experts.
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Ken Lavin
 • June 2022

Wonderful Camino walk with excellent accommodations. The best were hotel Ferromenteiro in Portomarin and the Boutique in Arzua. Having the van take our bags from town to town was extremely helpful in completing the daily walks.

Heather M
 • June 2023

Just returned from cycling the Portuguese Camino from Porto to Santiago del Compostelo. Wonderful experience and made easier by Follow the Camino who organised the whole thing including hotels, carriage of luggage and cycle hire. They were easy to contact and responsive to any queries both before the event and during the holiday. Would highly recommend.

maarb0l

My husband and I decided to do the Camino de Santiago in celebration of our 20th wedding anniversary and we could not have picked a better outfit to help us make a very special one.
We did not have a lot of time, so we decided to do the Camino on bikes. Follow el Camino were very accurate in describing what we should expect. The bikes that were delivered to our first hotel for us to use were perfectly sized and in great condition. They include the tools and spare parts necessary for the road and they came in handy. The accommodations were expertly picked, very comfortable and always close enough to the center of the action without being in the middle of it. We had a fantastic time. The only thing I would change for the next time is not to have such long rides each day to be able to spend more tine in each town.

Julian

We thoroughly enjoyed the holiday- it was a wonderful experience made more so by the great choice of guides that you have. We found the same last year with the two guides for the UK coast to coast trip. They were so helpful, when my battery failed on my own bike the guides could not have done more in terms of helping me find a new e bike so that I could continue my journey comfortably. Also, the lunches provided could not have been better and were prepared beautifully by the guides. Thank you so much for providing such a good service all round.

Samantha Morton

Follow the Camino did a great job organizing and managing our trip. All accommodations were outstanding and all logistics were punctual and reliable. Highly recommend!

Jeff Boyce

Follow The Camino helped us with the trip of a lifetime. We had started planning our Portuguese Coastal Camino way back in early 2020. The pandemic put a hold on our trip until September 2022. I have to say that from a logistical, financial, and overall level, everything was perfect. The hotels were nice. The luggage arrived every day on-time. The included meals were all fine. And the overall value was outstanding. I would highly recommend anyone wanting to do the Portugal to Spain Camino to consider using Follow the Camino as their agent. Buen Camino!

darragh o’neill

My first time doing the Camino and the professional way FOLLOW THE CAMINO handled our trip from start to finish was second to none. The communication made it so easy to understand what we needed to do to prepare and gave us plenty of hints and tips to make the walks more enjoyable and make the most of the stunning scenery along the way. They also supplied a luggage transfer to our next hotel and the hotels were very clean, great food and excellent prices. We were given a kit with Camino Passport, Camino shell and a bandana which came in handy protecting from the sun. Over all FOLLOW THE CAMINO made this an experience we will never forget and would highly recommend them to groups or solo for a life time of memories.

Martin Jones

Our group had a fabulous time on our Camino Way walk. The support, guidance and pre-trip information were excellent. The roadbook with maps was a great help although there were plenty of markers and hundreds of fellow travellers to keep us on the right track. The most welcome surprise was the accommodation which, in each case, was very good and, in some cases, outstanding!

Tony Dunne

I am just back from a truly memorable and incredible 7 day experience which was made so good by the attention to detail and going beyond my needs in relation to a holiday package from the people in “Follow the Camino “ from the pick up drivers to hotel staff to the quality of service I cannot fault one bit. My bag was taking daily and dropped off at the next destination. Breakfast was had daily. The quality of the hotels was comfortable and clean & tidy. I individual reviewed them all. This is not my first trip with “follow the Camino” and certainly won’t be my last.. well done – Gold star.

Tony Dunne

I am just back from a truly memorable and incredible 7 day experience which was made so good by the attention to detail and going beyond my needs in relation to a holiday package from the people in “Follow the Camino “ from the pick up drivers to hotel staff to the quality of service I cannot fault one bit. My bag was taking daily and dropped off at the next destination. Breakfast was had daily.
The quality of the hotels was comfortable and clean & tidy. I individual reviewed them all .
This is not my first trip with “follow the Camino” and certainly won’t be my last.. well done – Gold star.

A spiritual journey through the heart of Spain

The most famous pilgrimage in Europe

Sprawling over 800 kilometers across the Iberian Peninsula, the Camino is Europe’s most legendary trail network. Roman vias, Moorish monuments, ancient churches, sprawling fields – each turn you take on the Camino is a new adventure.

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Bicycle by Santiago de Compostela Cathedral in Galicia, Spain. This church is the finish of the 'Camino de Santiago' (Santiago Path) pilgrimage route, which some pilgrims decide to take by bike.
Lonely Pilgrim with backpack walking the Camino de Santiago in Spain, Way of St James

The Camino any way you want it

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  • Walking or cycling, all-women or 50+ groups – we’re here to make it happen. 

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  • Choose a guided or self-guided trip, backed and supported by expert local tour operators.

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  • You’ll never miss a good restaurant, historical site, or natural vista.
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The best Camino de Santiago routes

Camino Frances

The most popular route, attracting over 60% of all pilgrims. The route boasts good infrastructure and well-marked paths, with villages and towns for rest and cultural immersion.

Camino Portugues

Also known as the Portugues Coastal Route, the path winds through charming towns, vineyards, and historical cities like Porto. The latter part along the coast offers beautiful beachside views and seafood.

Camino Primitivo

This is the oldest Camino route, used by King Alfonso II in the 9th century. History buffs will love the medieval atmosphere, ancient villages, and historical landmarks.

 

 

A map of the Camino de Santiago and the 3 most popular routes.

Frequently Asked Questions About the Camino de Santiago

  • The amount of time it takes to walk the Camino de Santiago depends on several factors, including which route you choose, your walking pace, and whether you take rest and sightseeing days.

    For example, most people take between 30 and 45 days to walk the Camino Francés, hiking the Camino Portuguese takes around 30-40 days, while the Camino Ingles lasts only 5-7 days on average.

    Many adventurers also choose to walk the final 100 km of the Camino Frances or the Camino Portuguese, as this is enough to get your pilgrim’s passport! When booking your Camino de Santiago trip, mind your fitness level, how much time you have available, and what you want to get out of the experience.

  • The difficulty of your Camino de Santiago tour depends on what route you choose.

    For example, the Camino Francés, the most popular route, features rolling hills and some steeper sections, like the Pyrenees crossing. The Portuguese Way is known for its gentler terrain, while the Primitivo is more challenging with steeper climbs and descents.

    With the right preparation and mindset, anyone can conquer the Camino and embark on a transformative walk to Santiago de Compostella.

  • Almost anyone can walk the Camino de Santiago – with a few caveats.

    While you don’t need to be a super athlete, a certain level of fitness is essential. The Camino involves walking or biking long distances every day, often on uneven terrain. While the difficulty varies depending on the route, even the shorter routes require several hours of daily activity. Good general fitness will help you enjoy the experience more and avoid injuries.

    Mental resilience is needed, too. You should be prepared for long days, discomfort, and unexpected situations on your Camino tour. Dealing with changing weather, unforeseen circumstances, and potential language barriers is part of the adventure!

    If you’re not sure if you can manage the guided Camino trip, opt for shorter itineraries like the 100 KM tours, or choose a supported tour and travel at your own pace!

  • Your Camino de Santiago holidays can be an affordable adventure or a luxurious one, depending on your choices.

    Accommodations are the biggest factor. Pilgrim hostels, or “albergues”, are the most budget-friendly option, costing around €10-20 per night. Private rooms, hotels, and other types of lodging can range from €30 to €100+ per night.

    Regarding the food, you can cook your own meals in Albergue kitchens to save money, or eat at restaurants and cafes, which can vary in price depending on location and type of cuisine. Expect to spend €10-30 per day on food.

    Other costs, such as museum entrance fees, transportation, and gear, are all up to you. Logically, luxury Camino de Santiago tours will be more expensive than standard guided tours, but local guides will usually tell you about all the more affordable options if you ask them.

    With careful planning and budgeting, you can have an amazing experience without breaking the bank!

  • Walking the Camino alone is considered to be extremely safe!

    First off, The Camino is well-maintained and well-marked, with a steady flow of pilgrims throughout the year. This means you’re at a lower risk of getting lost or being isolated.

    Also, the Camino fosters a strong sense of community among pilgrims. You’ll often encounter others walking alone, and there are opportunities to connect and share experiences.

    Finally, the towns and villages along the Camino are familiar with pilgrims and offer a welcoming and secure environment, while the authorities keep the Camino’s popularity in mind and take steps to ensure the safety of pilgrims.

    The Camino de Santiago is one of the safest trails you could tackle on your own. However, if you’re thinking of walking the Camino alone, you should weigh your comfort level, risk tolerance, and desired experience to make the best decision for yourself. Remember, safety is paramount, so be prepared and exercise good judgment throughout your pilgrimage.

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