Camino for Groups: all you need to know

Group on the Camino

What type of Camino Groups do we work with?

We organise treks for groups on the Camino de Santiago routes, the Via Francigena (Camino to Rome) and other fantastic cycling and walking trails in Ireland and Europe. We work with walking clubs, parish groups, colleges, universities, school groups, charities, scout groups and families. Camino Groups FAQ

We also have set guided tours. If you prefer, you can join our Camino guided tours anytime. Otherwise, if you want to bring your group to the Camino, continue reading below.


Pictured: FM Phil Cawley and the Cawley Camino team are in Santiago de Compostela today.

What are the best destinations for group tours?

The most popular routes for our group treks include the last 100 km of the Camino Frances from Sarria to Santiago, the Portuguese Coastal route guided, and the Via Francigena route in Tuscany, Italy.

What do your group walking trip itineraries include?

Our itineraries include accommodation for your group, meals, luggage transfer between hotels on walking days, detailed walking notes and maps and an emergency contact number. We can also add day tours and sightseeing for your group.

What level of difficulty is there for your group?

The route or section you choose will depend on the type of vacation that you are looking for. Walking clubs and hiking clubs may choose difficult walking routes along the way, or you may be a group travelling together for fun and adventure. Both ways of experiencing the Camino are equally enjoyable. It is up to you what pace you want to go at, and we will help you decide on the best section to suit the difficulty level the group wishes to take.

Can you provide tailored itineraries?

Yes, we can fully tailor and adapt your itinerary to suit the needs of your group.

Can we have a guide?

Yes, if you feel your group trip could be made better by the presence of a local guide, we can provide one for you and your group. We recommend a guide for any group with 15 or more people.

Can you come to speak to my group?

Yes, if your group is based anywhere in Ireland, we can visit you to discuss your group tour in more detail. For groups based outside of Ireland, we can arrange a Skype call.

What meals are included?

For groups of 15+ we include both breakfasts and dinners. We do not provide lunches during your walking tour as good lunches can be found at the numerous cafes along the routes.

What are the hotels and rooms like?

Our standard tours include good quality 3-star hotels with friendly staff. We also offer 4-star and 5-star hotels if you want to upgrade for some or all of your trip. All rooms are en-suite, and we offer single rooms (1 single bed), twin-sharing rooms (2 single beds in the room) or double-sharing rooms (1 double bed).

How do luggage transfers work?

Once you confirm your trip, we will send you luggage tags for your group, which each person needs to place on their bag. Each morning before you begin your walk, you must place your bag downstairs at a reception in the hotel. The bag will be collected by the luggage transporter and brought to the next hotel.

Do you offer discounts for group tours?

We offer a discount for groups of more than 10 people as standard. Further discounts may also apply if your group is over 20 people.

How large can our group be?

We handle groups of between 10 and 120 persons.

Do you arrange airport transfers?

To make your group trip run more smoothly, we can offer airport transfers from any Spanish airport to any Camino trip’s start and finish points.
Similarly, we can arrange airport transfers for group tours on our routes in other countries (Portugal, Italy, France, etc.).

How does payment work?

Once you have confirmed your trip, payments can be made to us through the group leader or organisation, or members of your group can pay individually. Payment can be made over the phone or using our online booking form. If paying individually, the deposit for most trips will be €180 per person (this may be a slightly larger amount for longer tours). If the organisation or group leader pays directly, the deposits will generally be 20% of the total trip cost.

Do you offer fitness advice to groups travelling on the Camino?

All groups can receive a free copy of our 6-month fitness guide. You can download it here.

Read also our article for private Camino Groups.

We hope you found our Camino Groups FAQ useful. Please get in touch with us if you have any other queries. Contact us.

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