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Following The Way

If you loved watching "The Way" on the big screen, imagine how you'll feel when you see it in the real life. On this tour we'll walk through all the familiar sites from Saint Jean to Muxía.

Camino de Santiago, World Heritage, Medieval route, Inspirational paths, Wine regions, Local producers, Tapas tours, Experiences with sommeliers, Romanesque art, Exclusive accommodations, Michelin stars, National hostels ..

DATES & AVAILIBILITY

May 2020   Sold out

Jun 2020    Sold out

Wed 02 Sep 2020 - Mon 14 Sep 2020   Fully booked    

Mon 19 Oct 2020 - Sat 31 Oct 2020     8 places left!     3.950€

Mon 31 May  2021 - Sat 13 Jun 2021    Available            4.100€

Single Supplement + 740€

We are sure you will be happy with the accommodation we have hand-picked to give you the best possible experience. Paradores, Boutique hotels or Manor Houses set in townships along the way, surrounded in nature to compliment your Camino. They generally offer home-cooking meals using local or home-grown produce. Each accommodation has en-suite bathrooms for your privacy. You will be welcomed by the owners who are renowned for their hospitality.

You walk your Camino at your own pace, and you can choose to walk alone or with others as you wish. You will be provided with maps and a briefing of the terrain before you begin each day’s walk. Along the Way, you will also be guided by the yellow arrows, so you need not worry about getting lost. We have meeting points along the day's walk where our support vehicle will be waiting with snacks, fruit and water and to make sure everything is OK. If along the Way, you do not want to keep walking for any reason, you can hop on the support vehicle for a rest and re-commence when you feel up to it.

Come to discover a different way of seeing the ancient French Way

JERO FERNÁNDEZ

Our Camino expert!!

INFORMATION

Groups           Customized 8 -16

Start/Finish   St. Jean - Pamplona - Santiago - Muxía

Duration        13 Days

Difficulty       Moderate

Price              Per person - twin share

ITINERARY:

Day 1: Pamplona

Meeting at 11:00am in the Pamplona train station, we will travel to Saint Jean Pied du Port. On arrival to St Jean we will settle into our hotel then enjoy lunch together. In the afternoon, our guide will show us around the town pointing out all of the sites in Saint Jean that appear in the film. After the visit, we will have a briefing to discuss the logistics of our tour. In the evening we will enjoy a welcome dinner together (included).

Day 2: Roncesvalles

Breakfast. Today we will experience the most mythical stage of the French Way, the Route of Napoleon to Roncesvalles. We will climb our way to the Virgin of Biakorri, walking from the Cross of Thibault (10 kms to Roncesvalles). In this section, we will visit the mountain landscapes where Tom's son disappears. In addition we will enter Spain from France crossing the border to the Alto de Lepoeder. This stage on foot is the hardest of all the Camino de Santiago, but the chosen section has only a medium difficulty. Those who wish can go to Roncesvalles in our transport. Arrival in Roncesvalles. Accommodation and time to eat and rest. In the afternoon, we will visit Roncesvalles and its main attractions, as well as all the places that appear in THE WAY. Today we will attend the powerful Pilgrim's Mass in the Collegiate Church and receive the pilgrim's blessing. Dinner at the hotel.

Day 3: Pamplona

Breakfast at the hotel. Travel in our vehicle to the starting point of our walk. Today we will walk 13 km through the beautiful forests and landscapes of the Navarrese Pyrenees until we reach the Bridge of Rabies in Zubiri. This is where our hero's backpack falls into the water and he has to swim to recover it. After this stage on foot we will move to Pamplona. Arrival at our accommodation and time to rest before visiting the city with a local guide. Pamplona, famous for its bull enclosures in San Fermín, immortalized by Hemingway, will show us all its charms. At the end of the visit, we will enjoy a pintxo and wine in a typical tavern to learn about this Spanish custom. Free time for dinner.

Day 4: Logroño

Breakfast. Departure from the hotel in our vehicle to the stage departure point. Today our stage on foot will be 11 km to the Church of Santa Maria de Eunate. We will ascend the famous Alto del perdón, ``Where the Way of the Wind joins the Way of the Stars``. This beautiful stage sees us cross cultivated fields and typical villages full of stories and legends related to the Camino de Santiago. After the stage on foot, we will travel to Puente la Reina for a visit of its historic center and to see the most famous bridge of the Camino, the symbol of the A.P.O.C. (American Pilgrims on the Way). Free time to eat. After lunch we will continue on the Camino, visiting the famous wine fountain in Irache, other locations of the film and the beautiful Church of Los Arcos, one of the jewels of the French Way. Arrival to our accommodation in Logroño. Free time for dinner where our guide will offer to accompany you to one of the best-known pintxos routes in Spain on Laurel Street, very close to the hotel.

Day 5: Santo Domingo

Breakfast. Visit of the center of Logroño experiencing the most important parts of the city and sites that are along the Camino. After this visit, we will travel to Haro, capital of the world famous Rioja wine, spending time at one of its best known wineries, where we will enjoy a Rioja tasting menu paired with its excellent wines. Today, like the Dutchman in The Way, we will enjoy some excellent lamb. After lunch we will travel to one of the most important towns on the French Way, Santo Domingo de la Calzada. Here we will learn its legends and experience its magnificent cathedral. Dinner and accommodation in Santo Domingo.

Day 6: Burgos

Breakfast. Our transport will take us to the point on the Camino where we will start our stage today (9 Kms). We will walk the Montes de Oca to the Monastery of San Juan de Ortega, full of history and the site of one of the most beautiful Romanesque capitals of Spain. We will finish the stage in Agés, a typical Castilian town near the Burgos capital. After the walk we will travel to Burgos. Accommodation at the hotel and lunch included in a typical Castilian restaurant closely related to the movie THE WAY. After lunch we will visit the city with a local guide to see its main monuments as well as the different locations of THE WAY. Free time for dinner accompanied by the guide, if you choose, visiting the various tapas area of the city center.

Day 7: León

Breakfast. After breakfast we will travel to our starting point for our stage on foot. Today we will experience the central section of the French Way, which crosses the Plateau. For some, this section can be the hardest part of the Camino but for others, it is the most special because of its solitude and infinite spaces. We will walk 10.4 km through the empty landscapes of the cereal fields. After the walk, we will continue to the restaurant where we will have a lunch in a typical Meson del Camino. After lunch we will continue our route to Leon, stopping to see those places traversed by the characters of our beloved movie, some of the most beautiful points on the way. Arrival in Leon and accommodation. Free time for dinner, with our guide being available to take you to the famous ``Barrio Humedo`` of Leon and its magnificent menu, if you choose.

Day 8: Astorga

Breakfast. Visit Leon with a local guide. Today we will experience what is probably the most beautiful Gothic cathedral along the whole Way, as well as other architectural gems from the Romanesque period of the 10th century to Gaudí in the 19th century. After the visit of Leon we will travel to Astorga, stopping at Puente Orbigo, the longest medieval bridge in Europe and an obligatory passage for pilgrims for more than 1000 years. We will then journey to Castrillo de los Polvazares, another typical village of the Camino where we will enjoy a typical cocido maragato. After lunch, arrival at the hotel in Astorga and free afternoon to visit the Cathedral and various monuments such as the Museum of the Ways located in the Episcopal Palace, another of Gaudi's architectural masterpieces. Free time for dinner.

Day 9: Molinaseca

Breakfast. Today we resume our pilgrimage on foot to walk 7.5 km to the point probably most special for pilgrims, the Cruz de Ferro. We will start our walk taking a coffee in a typical pilgrim hostel on the Camino. Then we will walk to the highest point of the Camino de Santiago where for centuries pilgrims have deposited a stone, full of symbolism and meaning, brought with them from their places of origin. After the walk we will drive to the town of Molinaseca with its Roman bridge, one of the most charming villages on the Camino. Free time for lunch in Molinaseca. In the afternoon, we will visit the center of Ponferrada to visit the Templar Castle and the Basilica of Our Lady of the Oak. Dinner and accommodation in Molinaseca.

Day 10: Monte do Gozo

On this day we will walk to the very gates of Santiago de Compostela; walking from Pedrouzo to Lavacolla (10 km). We will visit the Monte do Gozo, a place from which we will see the towers of the Cathedral and share the emotion that so many millions of pilgrims have experienced for centuries when they see their longed-for goal. We will eat lunch in the restaurant there before moving to our accommodation. In the afternoon, we will attend a cooking class in the establishment, taught by an exceptional cook, with dinner included.

Day 11: Santiago

Finally, our big day arrives, our entrance into Santiago. Departing from Monte do Gozo, we will walk the last 5 km to reach the Cathedral and attend the Pilgrim's Mass, after which we will admire the flight of the famous Botafumeiro, (guaranteed whenever it is operational). After this we will arrive, like medieval pilgrims of old, to our lodging in the Parador de los Reyes Católicos, in the beautiful Plaza del Obradoiro. The afternoon is free to enable you to explore this World Heritage city. At night, we will have a very special farewell dinner , full of surprises, where we will receive our certificate of visit to the Cathedral issued by the Cathedral Chapter. Accommodation at the Parador.

Day 12: Finisterre

After breakfast, we will have a complete visit of the historical center on foot with a local guide, to discover its hidden corners and get to know the history of this Holy City, created around the Sepulcher of the Apostle. We will finish this tour with a visit to the roof of the Cathedral, where we will learn all the intricacies of the construction of this magnificent church that took centuries to complete. After these visits, we will go to Finisterre, the perfect epilogue of our pilgrimage. It was known as the end of the world by the Romans and today it is the final goal of many pilgrims, who continue walking until they reach antiquity's end of the world. We will have a lunch in the port of Finisterre, enjoying the best seafood that the Galician coast has to offer, after which we will visit the lighthouse, its cliffs and the famous 0 (zero) km mark of the Camino de Santiago. Before returning to Santiago, we will make another brief stop in Muxía, another Jacobean landmark, to see the Sanctuary of the Virgin of La Barca, who appeared to Santiago in a stone boat in the sea when he was preaching on Iberian lands . Return to Santiago and accommodation at the Parador.

Day 13: Santiago

Farewell and end of our tour. Buen Camino!!

WHAT DO WE INCLUDE?

Transport

PRIVATE BUS . LUGGAGE TRANSFER.

Guides

BILINGUAL GUIDES. 24H ASSISTANCE

Accomodation

SELECTED ACCOMMODATIONS. PARADORES.

Meals

BREAKFAST . MEALS AND DINNERS (*) . SNACKS AND FRUITS. WINE TASTES

ActIvities

GUIDED VISITS TO HISTORICAL SITES. EXCLUSIVE ACTIVITIES.

Insurance & More

TRAVEL INSURANCE . MAPS & INFO. PILGRIM KIT. PHOTOGRAPHIC PORTFOLIO.

GUEST STORIES

James Fair. Oct 19

This was a fantastic trip with lots of free time to explore the cities on your own. The local transport used was extremely good and the included activities, particularly the tapas and the Camino walk, were excellent.

Susan and Dave. May19

A great trip, with a wonderful group of fellow travellers. Incredibly well lead by Helder. Enabled an opportunity to get to know a little about Spain and to appreciate the diverse nature and history of the country.

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