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The famous Camino de Santiago, also known as the St James’ Way and the French Way, is a wonderful five hundred mile trail across northern Spain which has been walked by pilgrims for over 1000 years. For most, the Camino ends at the magnificent Romanesque Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela – reputedly the final resting place of St. James the Apostle, although a further few days of walking takes the pilgrim to ‘the end of the earth’ at Finisterre with its downward pointing scallop shell signifying the actual ending and where pilgrims once burned their boots.  

Journeying in a westward direction, many aspects of Spain will be witnessed from the high mountains of the Pyrenees to the flat plains of the Meseta; vast Gothic Cathedrals and tiny ‘ermitas’; differing cultures from the colourful Basque lands to mystical Celtic Galicia. Walking the full route from St Jean Pied-de-Port in France to Santiago in one go takes at least 35 days, but offers the ultimate Camino experience. However, time and practicality dictate that most can only manage one stage at a time taking several years to complete the full route.  For this reason we have divided the Camino into stages of 7-11 nights to offer flexibility, depending on time available and ease of access to/from start and end points.

The Experience 

Without doubt this journey is about more than the usual joys of walking! The Camino may be walked for religious or non-religious reasons or perhaps just the desire to hop out of the fast lane to reflect on life and refresh the soul. For whatever reason, a very special atmosphere arises from the comradeship quickly established between pilgrims of many nationalities - each walking for their own personal reasons. With our fully flexible stages and accommodation grades you can walk all or part of the Camino – many walk a week each year until completed… and then start over again! The experience is recommended for everyone from Church Groups to the solo walker, all joining together at the Cathedral in Santiago to witness or participate in the daily Pilgrims’ Mass – an intensely memorable and moving experience.

The Walking

Walking the Camino involves average daily distances of about 14 miles and follows well marked paths with good surfaces. Some days are longer and where possible we offer a split with accommodation midway. In more remote regions, where accommodation is sparse, this is not always possible and it is necessary to keep on going. We provide a step by step guide to the trek and location of your overnight hotel along with other supporting notes such as language and history. You may wish to spend an extra night in one of the cities exploring its architecture and culture, especially Santiago at the journey’s end to relax and reflect on your journey.  

Variations

Our basic itineraries can be varied when possible. You may make the walking days shorter by adding additional nights, take rest days in one of the existing stops or stay longer at the beginning or end to explore the historical and vibrant cities. When available, an upgrade in accommodation standard can be made for those seeking a more luxurious experience, luggage may be transferred or carried and accommodation can be on a room and breakfast basis or with dinner booked (except in cities) to ensure the hungry pilgrim is well fed at the end of a long day. Just contact us with your wishes and we will provide a quotation.

Luggage Transfers

Luggage may be transported from each hotel to the next enabling you to travel with a day rucksack. Unlike our other treks, baggage transfer is an optional extra as many Perigrinos (Pilgrims) prefer to travel light and carry their own. See price section for costs.

Walk Grading

St Jean Pied-de-Port to Pamplona – Challenging with Moderate option. Total for standard itinerary:- Ascent 1960m, Descent 1670m, 42 miles.

Pamplona to Burgos - Easy, with long days. Total for standard itinerary:- Ascent 2580m, Descent 1930m, 135 miles.

Burgos to Leon - Easy, with long days. Total for standard itinerary:- Ascent 1250m, Descent 990m, 112 miles.

Leon to O Cebreiro - Moderate, with long days. Total for standard itinerary:- Ascent 1930m, Descent 1570m, 77 miles.

O Cebreiro to Santiago - Easy, with long days. Total for standard itinerary:- Ascent 1590m, Descent 2270m, 92 miles. 


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Camino de Santiago

Your hotels have been selected to be friendly welcoming and comfortable.

We offer standard and higher grade hotel options.  Our standard grade hotels all have rooms with private bathroom, and are generally 2* in category. The higher graded options utilises superior accommodation (where available) that is generally 3*. In Santiago the higher grade option included is a 4* hotel.

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Day 1 Travel to St Jean Pied-de-Port and overnight in the city centre.

Day 2 St Jean Pied-de-Port to Roncesvalles A choice of two routes today to cross the Pyrenees into Spain. Take the easier and/or poor weather Route de Valcarlos,

Distance 15 miles Ascent 990m Descent 200m Time 6 hours

or the higher, more physically demanding but breathtakingly beautiful Route de Napoleon.

Distance 17 miles Ascent 1390m Descent 500m Time 7 hours

Either way you will cross the mountains into Spain to arrive at the medieval settlement of Roncesvalles.

Day 3 Roncesvalles to Aquerreta Easier walking today takes you along quiet country tracks through forests and alongside tranquil rivers as the landscape flattens into rolling farmland. Pretty Basque villages offer stopping off points for refreshments. The day ends in a beautifully restored Basque house (featured in the film “The Way”). (Day may be shortened by 3 miles/5km to overnight Zubiri)

Distance 17 miles Ascent 270m Descent 320m Time 7 hours

Day 4 Aquerreta to Pamplona A shorter day of 15km takes you into the walled city of Pamplona. Spend the afternoon wandering the narrow streets exploring the many historical monuments and museums and absorbing the atmosphere of this vibrant city.

Distance 12.5 miles Ascent 300m Descent 450m Time 4 hours

Day 5 Pamplona to Puente la Reina Join the Camino in front of the awesome but somewhat morbid façade of Pamplona’s Cathedral and leaving the city you are soon amongst rolling green hills. These later give way to vineyards before a stiff climb over Alto de Perdon. Look back for stunning views of  Pamplona. Continue on, perhaps detouring to visit the spectacular church of Eunate before arrival in Puente la Reina.

Distance 14.5 miles Ascent 550m Descent 650m Time 5.5 hours

Day 6 Puente la Reina to Estella A fairly easy day wandering through olive groves and vineyards, passing through pretty villages with Romanesque Churches, crossing rivers by ancient bridges and walking a section of the most well preserved Roman Road along the entire Camino. Overnight in Estella with its numerous churches, antique shops and spectacular Palacio de los Reyes de Navarra.

Distance 13.5 miles Ascent 300m Descent 120m Time 5.5 hours

Day 7 Estella to Los Arcos Wine cellars, vineyards and vultures are on offer today (as well as a fountain of free wine provided by a certain Bodega to revive thirsty Pilgrims). Climb up to castellated Villamayor de Monjardin pausing to admire some exquisite silverwork in the Iglesia de San Andres. Continue to Los Arcos for overnight.

Distance 13.5 miles Ascent 350m Descent 200m Time 6 hours

Day 8 Los Arcos to Logrono A pleasant walk today, although on the long side, through vineyards and rolling farmland with skylarks, red kites and kestrels for company. The village of Sansol, with its lovely Baroque architecture makes a good stopping point. As the day progresses, you are rewarded with fine views of the distant Sierra de la Demanda and Logrono in the distance.

Distance 17.5 miles Ascent 300m Descent 270m Time 7.5 hours

Day 9 Logrono to Najera Leave Logrono – the principal centre of wine production for La Rioja and continue through vineyards to the fortified hillside town of Navarette. Caves used for cooling wines and storage of the regions’ famous mushrooms riddle the hill itself. From here the Camino continues on to Najera attractively nestling into pink cliffs with the Rio Najerilla below.

Distance 18.5 miles Ascent 270m Descent 150m Time 8 hours

Day 10 Najera to Santo Domingo de la Calzada An easier day as most of the route crosses a plateau between the valleys bordering Najera and Santo Domingo. Your destination for the night is a bustling and attractive town where, if time allows, you can explore its graceful squares and grand 16th century houses.

Distance 13 miles Ascent 300m Descent 110m Time 5.5 hours

Day 11 Santo Domingo de la Calzada to Belorado Another relatively flat day as vineyards give way to farmland with a diverse variety of crops. Rolling hills lead you from La Rioja into Castilla y Leon and on to Belorada. A town once famous for its leather industry it has a wide open square with numerous bars and cafes and fine views from the ruined castle above.

Distance 14.5 miles Ascent 220m Descent 180m Time 6 hours

Day 12 El Belorado to Atapuerca The longest day of this section is initially uphill before descending to the beautiful village of Villafranca Montes. From here a superb ridge walk takes you onwards to pretty San Juan de Ortega before a final forested section into Atapuerco where in 1997 archeologists discovered some of the best preserved human remains ever found – 800,000 years old! The findings are now a UNES CO World Heritage Site.

Distance 18.5 miles Ascent 500m Descent 200m Time 8 hours

Day 13 Atapuerca to Burgos The final day into Burgos is shorter, easier and mostly downhill …….after a short climb over the Sierra de Atapuerca. Stunning views towards Burgos and the vast expanse of Spain’s Meseta greet you from the summit. Continue down to Burgos where you spend your last night.

Distance 13 miles Ascent 140m Descent 200m Time 5 hours

Day 14 Burgos to Hornillos del Camino The Camino soon leaves the city and passes through attractive rolling farmland. Cross a few rivers, climb a few hills before reaching the pretty village of Hornillos. As no accommodation here, transfer to Burgos for overnight and opportunity to explore more of the city.

Distance 12.5 miles Ascent 250m Descent 200m Time 4.5 hours

Day 15 Hornillos del Camino to Castrojeriz A day of remoteness crossing typical ‘paramo’ landscapes of bleak moorland. Folds in the gentle hills hide picturesque villages – some of the most beautiful along the Camino.

Distance 12 miles Ascent 120m Descent 150m Time 5 hours

Day 16 Castrojeriz to Fromista Depart the beautiful castellated village of Castrojeriz by crossing a Roman walkway and bridge over the river before a short, sharp climb to Alto de Mostelares brings the reward of magnificent views. Descending across rolling hills of many shades to walk alongside a canal to Fromista with its fine examples of Romanesque architecture.

Distance 15 miles Ascent 290m Descent 260m Time 6 hours

Day 17 Fromista to Carrion de los Condes Two options of route are available today as the Camino splits between a quiet but longer path with a distinct mediaeval feel to it, or a shorter faster roadside route. Both converge at the beautiful village of Villacalzar de Sirga. Overnight in the mediaeval town of Carrion de los Condes.

Distance 12.5 miles Ascent 60m Descent 60m Time 5 hours

Day 18 Carrion de los Condes to Calzadilla de la Cueza An easy day of absolute flatness, much of the route following a Roman Road, but if skies are clear you will see the Cordillera Cantabrica in the far distance – stunning if snowcapped.

Distance 10.5 miles Ascent Minimal Descent Minimal Time 4 hours

Day 19 Calzadilla de la Cueza to Sahagun Endless flatness, endless views and a birdwatchers’ paradise.

Distance 14 miles Ascent 180m Descent 200m Time 5.5 hours

Day 20 Sahagun to El Burgo Ranero A choice of routes again, either follow the road or detour through the isolated village of Calzadilla de los Hermanillos with its fine examples of adobe houses. A few small hills, groves of trees and flowing streams signify a change in the landscape as you approach El Burgo Ranero.

Distance 11 miles Ascent 100m Descent 30m Time 5 hours

Day 21 El Burgo Ranero to Mansilla de las Mulas The sweeping, open countryside gives constant views of the horizon and the Cordillera Cantabrica ahead. The complete absence of settlements and trees creates an almost desert like landscape with the land becoming more fertile as you draw closer to the walled town of Mansilla.

Distance 12 miles Ascent 90m Descent 90m Time 5 hours

Day 22 Mansilla de las Mulas to Leon Hills and mountains now fill the horizon as you continue on to Leon. At the end of this stage, there are magnificent views as you descend into the city. Overnight in Leon.

Distance 11.5 miles Ascent 160m Descent 80m Time 4 hours

Day 23 Leon to Villadangos 
Starting from the historic cathedral you walk out through the suburbs to Villadangos.

Distance 14.5 miles Ascent 255m Descent 30m Time 5 hours

Day 24 Villadangos to Astorga
Today is an easy and fairly level walk which takes you to Astorga - another beautiful town to explore!

Distance 17.5 miles Ascent 140m Descent 90m Time 6 hours

Day 25 Astorga to Rabanal del Camino Gently ascend to Rabanal del Camino crossing open countryside with far reaching views and ancient Maragato villages.

Distance 13.5 miles Ascent 250m Descent 30m Time 5.5 hours

Day 26 Rabanal del Camino to Molinaseca A more challenging day, ascending to the highest point on the Cordillera Cantabrica, before descending to Molinaseca in the beautiful and fertile El Bierzo valley.

Distance 15 miles Ascent 500m Descent 900m Time 5.5 hours

Day 27 Molinaseca to Villafranca del Bierzo A long but reasonably level day through the El Bierzo valley to Villafranca del Bierzo – one of Spain’s most beautiful villages. 20 miles (day can be split).

Distance 19.5 miles Ascent 140m Descent 250m Time 7.5 hours

Day 28 Villafranca del Bierzo to O Cebreiro It’s a long, rewarding day with stunning scenery in all directions, ending with the climb up to O Cebreiro where you stay overnight to experience this unique location. (day can be split)

Distance 19 miles Ascent 900m Descent 300m Time 8 hours

Day 29 O Cebreiro to Triacastela
After an early climb up to Alto de la Roque with its imposing statue of a windswept pilgrim, descend through stunning green hills to the remote village of Triacastela noting the interesting ‘horreos’ (grain stores) along the way.
Distance 13 miles Ascent 150m Descent 570m Time 7 hours

Day 30 Triacastella to Sarria A day of lush river valleys and hilltop views to the town of Sarria – 100 km from Santiago. This is the last point from which you can walk to gain the Pilgrim’s Compostela.

Distance 11 miles Ascent 300m Descent 460m Time 6 hours

Day 31 Sarria to Portomarin Follow winding cart tracks to reach Portomarin, a town raised from the valley floor stone by stone to make way for the Mino reservoir. The village can still be seen when the reservoir is low A good stop for a rest day with historic Lugo nearby.

Distance 13 miles Ascent 240m Descent 340m Time 7 hours

Day 32 Portomarin to Palas de Rey Quiet country lanes and tracks lead over the Sierra Ligonde to Palas de Rey.

Distance 15 miles Ascent 450m Descent 180m Time 8 hours

Day 33 Palas de Rey to Arzua A long day of gently rolling hills as the Camino winds its way through ancient villages and farming communities. The day may be split in Melide – famous for its delicious stewed  Octopus!

Distance 17.5 miles Ascent 200m Descent 380m Time 8.5 hours

Day 34 Arzua to Lavacolla Continuing through rolling farmland and forests you become ever closer to Santiago. Lavacolla is where Pilgrims reputedly washed away weeks of dirt before entering the city.

Distance 16 miles Ascent 200m Descent 250m Time 8 hours

Day 35 Lavacolla to Santiago Feel a special sense of achievement as you enter Santiago through the Pilgrims’ Gate and finally stand in front of the Cathedral – the sensation is quite overwhelming.

Distance 6 miles Ascent 50m Descent 90m Time 2 hours

Day 36 Return home, stay on in Santiago… or keep walking to Finisterre!

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Crossing the Pyrenees is best avoided in the winter months, December to February. There is a chance of snow impeding the high route in March and November. July and August will be hot when out of the mountains. The Cordillera Cantabrica and Galicia both share a climate which is influenced by its surrounding seas which generally gives more variable weather than the rest of Spain. Summer days are usually warm, but on some days temperatures may reach 30-35C. Rainy days are more likely in spring and autumn but both seasons offer warm, sunny days, ideal for walking. Some snow and harsher conditions may be expected in winter in the O Cebreiro area. Burgos to Leon can be walked all year although summer temperatures may be too hot for enjoyable walking. Winter can be cold but clear and bright.



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The nearest airports for St Jean Pied-de-Port are Biarritz and Pau in France and Bilbao in Spain. The best option is to fly to Biarritz.

Bilbao has non-stop flights from London and Manchester. Outbound, take a taxi/bus at own expense to Bayonne railway station from where there is a train to St Jean.

Pau you can fly to from Southampton, London City and London Stansted. Outbound, take the bus to Pau, then train to Bayonne for the connection to St Jean, all payable locally.

Biarritz you can fly from London Gatwick, London Stansted, Manchester and Dublin. We can arrange a transfer or you can take a bus to Bayonne then train to St Jean, all payable locally, approximately 10€.

You can fly from Santiago to London Stansted or La Coruna to London Heathrow. You will be transferred by car  to the airport from Santiago at the end of the holiday (Santiago 15 minutes La Coruna 1 hour).  Or you can fly to Madrid and then onward to a number of UK airports. We do not recommend the bus to Madrid due to the journey time.

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Our prices as shown below; are available in GBP, USD, EUR, AUD, CAD and NZD and we accept payment in all these currencies.

St Jean - Santiago

2017/18

All Pilgrim prices include:

o    Accommodation in the grade indicated

o    Breakfast every day

o    Hotel location maps and useful notes

o    Our unique walking book compiled by one of our team from personal experience walking this stage

o    Experience of Camino specialist consultant in arranging the right trip for you

o    Walking map

o    All documents sent to your home in advance to travel

o    Pilgrims Passport (so you can claim your compostela)

o    24 Hour support line, manned by English speakers

o    General useful notes for your journey

Optional:

o    Baggage transfer between hotels, so you just walk with a day pack (1 bag per person @20kg)

                  o    Transfers to the local airport or bus station at the end*

o    Flight, train or bus arrangements to/from Santiago, from a Spanish city or the UK*

o    Dinner on each night in non-city hotels, recommended to ensure a meal is available at the end of a long day walking

o    Taxi transfer from Biarritz to St Jean Pied de Port

*we can provide rail/bus timetables for your arrival but cannot book tickets

Prices are per person

Prices in US Dollar (USD), Euro (EUR), Australian Dollar (AUD), Canadian Dollar (CAD) and New Zealand Dollar (NZD) include all bank charges and costs of couriering documentation to your home. This enables you to study them before you set off and peace of mind as you will not have to worry that the documents will not be at your first hotel.

 
    Prices Include Following   GBP   USD   EUR   AUD   CAD   NZD
                             
Standard Grade   Bed and Breakfast based on two   1978   2363   2079   3172   3185   3601
accommodation   sharing a twin/double room                        
                             
    Supplement for Half Board/   657   792   701   1090   1042   1176
    Dinner/MAP                        
                             
    Single room Supplment   947   1154   1021   1508   1517   1712
                             
Higher Grade    Bed and Breakfast based on two   2018   2555   2249   3431   3446   3895
accommodation   sharing a twin/double room                        
                             
    Supplement fro Half Board/   679   844   747   1104   1110   1253
    Dinner/MAP                        
                             
    Single room Supplement   989   1234   1092   1614   1623   1832
                             
Baggage   Transfer of Baggage Maximum    466   580   513   759   763   861
    20kg per bag                        
                             
Flights from UK   Approximate cost of flights to   160   209   185   273   274   309
    return between London &                        
    Santiago                        
                             
Local Access   Taxi transfer from Biarritz   POA   POA   POA   POA   POA   POA
    to St Jean Pied de Port                        
                             














 













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Service: Excellent     Hotels: Average     Documentation: Good     Mr WA, Henley

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Service: Good/Excellent     Hotels: Good     Documentation: Good     Ms JT, London

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Service: Excellent     Hotels: Average     Documentation: Good/Excellent     Mr KB, Sheffield

A sheer delight.
Service: Good/Excellent     Hotels: Good     Documentation: Excellent     DR IG, Devon

Really appreciated personal service + speed of communication + advice + suggestions during booking process - Great!
Service: Excellent     Hotels: Average/Good     Documentation: Excellent     Miss LB, Kent

Service when booking: Helpfulness 5/5 Efficiency 5/5
Service: Excellent     Hotels: Good/Excellent     Documentation: Average/Good     Miss GC, Belfast

It was an excellent trip and I would have no hesitation in booking with New Experience again. In fact my husband has already looked at some of their other walking holidays.
Service: Good/Excellent     Hotels: Good     Documentation: Good     Mrs CM, Guildford

Excellent service with a very helpful personal touch.
Service: Excellent     Hotels: Average     Documentation: Good/Excellent     Mr KB, Sheffield

The luggage handling was faultless. Most certainly we will return.
Service: Good/Excellent     Hotels: Good     Documentation: Excellent     DR IG, Devon

Travel documentation: Quality 5/5 On time delivery 5/5
Service: Excellent     Hotels: Average/Good     Documentation: Good/Excellent     Mrs CC-T, Shropshire

Having walked with several other companies, we were very impressed with implementation and arrangements provided by New Experience.
Service: Excellent     Hotels: Average     Documentation: Good/Excellent     Mr KB, Sheffield

Service when booking: Helpfulness 5/5 Efficiency 5/5
Service: Good/Excellent     Hotels: Good     Documentation: Good     Mr AC, Surrey

Very happy with the service provided & prompt response to emails.
Service: Excellent     Hotels: Average/Good     Documentation: Good/Excellent     Mrs MM, London

The organisation was absolutely brilliant. The transfer of our luggage was a very slick operation from hotel to hotel and could not have been better.
Service: Good/Excellent     Hotels: Good     Documentation: Good     Mrs CM, Guildford

Very friendly and helpful.
Service: Excellent     Hotels: Good/Excellent     Documentation: Excellent     Mrs AP, Walsall

Travel documentation: Quality 5/5 On time delivery 5/5
Service: Excellent     Hotels: Good/Excellent     Documentation: Good/Excellent     Mr WD, Surrey

Everything went like clockwork. Excellent - Well done.
Service: Excellent     Hotels: Average/Good     Documentation: Average     Mr RK, County Down

Very happy with personal service I received.
Service: Excellent     Hotels: Good/Excellent     Documentation: Excellent     Miss JS, Staffordshire

Very smooth & well thought out. Wonderful experience.
Service: Excellent     Hotels: Excellent     Documentation: Excellent     Miss DL, Surrey

The hotel accommodation was far better than I had anticipated, locations were good and the food was absolutely excellent.
Service: Good/Excellent     Hotels: Good     Documentation: Good     Mrs CM, Guildford

I was VERY impressed with the whole service. It was personal & tailored for me. This was my first solo walking trip & I felt supported.
Service: Excellent     Hotels: Average     Documentation: Excellent     Mrs LR, Leeds

For a first time using a package holiday like this we were very impressed with the hassle free way it was organised.
Service: Good     Hotels: Good/Excellent     Documentation: Excellent     Mr RB, Belfast

We really enjoyed our holiday. All hotels were very clean and comfortable.
Service: Good/Excellent     Hotels: Average/Good     Documentation: Excellent     Mrs LH, County Down

All hotels ideally situated and were more than suitable for our needs.
Service: Excellent     Hotels: Excellent     Documentation: Excellent     Mr GT, Merthyr

The hotels were all very varied and obviously chosen with care. Well situated on the route.
Service: Average/Good     Hotels: Good     Documentation: Good     Mrs SM, Newcastle

Overall, an excellent and very well organised holiday. We loved the experience.
Service: Good/Excellent     Hotels: Good     Documentation: Excellent     Mr PG, Oxfordshire

We've really enjoyed the walks we've done so far. We felt all the hotels were well chosen and it was reassuring to know, while walking, that at the end of a long, hot day the hotels were going to be comfortable and welcoming.
Service: Excellent     Hotels: Good/Excellent     Documentation: Excellent     Mr DF, Berkshire

We had an excellent holiday! Everything went just as it should and the Parador was amazing.
Service: Excellent     Mrs LM, Ayrshire

(Re documentation) Easily understood, useful notes and tips!
Service: Excellent     Hotels: Good     Documentation: Excellent     Mrs LT, Denbighshire

Clear and prompt information given to me as I was a late booking.
Service: Good/Excellent     Hotels: Good/Excellent     Documentation: Excellent     Mrs JP, Denbighshire

Thanks for the unfogettable holiday, and for all the help and encouragement. I had the best time ever.
Service: Good/Excellent     Hotels: Good/Excellent     Documentation: Excellent     Mrs JP, Denbighshire



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