Walk The Full Spanish Camino

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Traverse the centuries of time as well as Northern Spain on the medieval Camino de Santiago pilgrim trail. This trip offers a chance to walk the entire length of the Spanish Camino, from St Jean Pied de Port in France, across the Pyrenees and onwards to Santiago. The entire trip can be done over a month, or you can break it down further as this itinerary comprises of our separate self-guided walks along the Camino in the Pyrenees, to Logroño, Burgos, Leon and Santiago de Compostela. The fascinating route will bring to life the unique history that you’ll discover along this famous pilgrimage trail. Known as ‘The Way of St James’ in France, the Camino de Santiago winds its way across borders, following in the footsteps of thousands of medieval pilgrims through the beautiful Sierras of Navarre and Aragon. The route passes a multitude of churches and monasteries that mark the Compostela Trail, resembling a travelling museum of Romanesque art.

Trip Highlights

  • Walk through stunning scenery, visiting mountain villages
  • Experience the history of the trail marked by crosses, statues and grain silos
  • Enjoying the camaraderie of fellow hikers and pilgrims
  • Arrival into Santiago and experience the satisfaction of reaching the end of the ‘Camino’


Day 1: Arrival in Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port (France)

Day 2: Enter Spain, cross 3 passes to Roncesvalles (7hrs, 22km/13.7 mi)

Day 3: Through typical Basque country to Zubiri or Akarreta (5 or 6hrs, 22 or 27km/13.7 or 16.7mi)

Day 4: To Pamplona (3-4hrs, 16km/9.9mi)

Day 5: To Puente la Reina (6hrs, 22km/13.7mi)

Day 6: To Estella (5hrs, 21km/13mi)

Day 7: To Los Arcos (5hrs, 22km/13.7mi)

Day 8: To Logroño (7hrs, 27km/16.8mi)

Day 9: Walk to Najera (7-8hrs, 30km/18.6mi)

Day 10: Continue to Santo Domingo (5-6hrs, 21km/13mi)

Day 11: Walk to Belorado (6-7hrs, 23km/14.3mi)

Day 12: To San Juan de Ortega/Atapuerca (8-9hrs, 27km/16.7mi)

Day 13: Arrive Burgos (5-6hrs, 23km/14.3mi)

Day 14: Walk from Burgos to Hornillos, transfer to Isar (6hrs, 21km/13mi)

Day 15: Morning transfer to Hornillos, walk to Castrojeriz (5hrs, 20km/12.4mi)

Day 16: Walk to Fromista (8hrs, 27km/16.8mi)

Day 17: Continue to Carrion de los Condes (5.5hrs, 19km/11.8mi)

Day 18: Walk to Calzadilla de la Cueza (4.5hrs, 16km/9.9mi)

Day 19: Walk to Sahagún (6.5hrs, 22km/13.7mi)

Day 20: Walk to El Burgo Ranero, transfer to Sahagún (5.5hrs, 18km/11.2mi)

Day 21: Transfer to El Burgo Ranero, walk to Mansilla de las Mulas (5.5hrs, 19km/11.8mi)

Day 22: Walk to León (5hrs, 18.6km/11.5mi)

Day 23: To Villadangos del Paramo or Villar de Mazarife (5-6hrs, 22km/13.7mi)

Day 24: Walk Villadangos to Astorga, home to Roman mosaics (6hrs, 26km/16mi)

Day 25: To Rabanal Del Camino, a mountain village (5-6hrs, 19km/11.8mi)

Day 26: To Molinaseca (6hrs, 25km/15.5mi)

Day 27: To Villafranca del Bierzo via Templar castle (7hrs, 30km/18.6mi)

Day 28: The last stage in Castilla to O Cebreiro (8hrs, 28km/17.4mi)

Day 29: To Samos (6-7hrs, 30km/18.6mi)

Day 30: To Sarria (3hrs, 12km/7.5mi)

Day 31: Walk through the hills of Galicia to Portomarin (6hrs, 22km/13.7mi)

Day 32: Through the brooms to Palas de Rei (6-7hrs, 24km/14.9mi)

Day 33: Leave Lugo province to enter La Coruña, on to Arzúa (8hrs, 28km/17.4mi)

Day 34: Continue to Rúa or Pedrouzo (5-6hrs, 18km/11.2mi)

Day 35: Arrive Santiago (5-6hrs, 21km/13mi)

Day 36: Trip concludes Santiago de Compostela


  • 35 breakfasts, 33 dinners: Breakfasts are usually continental inclusive of breads, cheese, ham, tea, coffee & juices. Dinner will consist of 3 courses, usually starting with a salad, followed by a chicken, red meat, fish or pasta dish & finishing with a dessert of fruit or cakes. Dinner is not included in Santiago or Pamplona.
  • 35 nights in 2-3 star hotels, farmhouse B&Bs and guesthouses on a twin share basis generally with private facilities. Occasionally facilities may be shared with one or two other rooms.
  • Information pack including route notes & guidebook per room booked
  • Luggage transfer (1 bag of 20kg max pp – additional bags and excess weight will attract a surcharge)
  • Transfers as noted in itinerary on days 14 & 15, 20 & 21 and 23 & 24
  • Emergency hotline
  • Pilgrim’s Passport


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