Camino guided tours 2016 announced

camino-guided-tour-camino-de-santiago-caminowaysOur new dates for 2016 Camino guided tours are now available. Departing on selected dates, our Guided Tours 2016 start in March to coincide with Easter celebrations and will be running regularly until the end of October.

Camino guided tours are ideal for solo travellers and walkers looking to share this unique experience with a group. All CaminoWays.com guided tours include experienced local English-speaking guides with knowledge of the history, and culture of the region.

Here’s an overview of the routes we have selected for our Camino guided tours 2016:

FRENCH WAY from Sarria

This is the most popular guided tour, covering the last 100km of the famous French Way, the Camino Francés. Join fellow pilgrims in the historic town of Sarria, the most popular Camino starting point; venture through the beautiful countryside, sampling delicious food and wine and discovering local customs as you go.

pontedeume-camino-ingles-caminowaysNEW: ENGLISH WAY

New this year, we have a guided tour departing from the coastal city of Ferrol in Galicia in June. The English Way or Camino Inglés is a route traditionally taken by pilgrims from Ireland and Britain and passes picturesque coastal towns such as Betanzos and Pontedeume.

FINISTERRE WAY

The Finisterre Way tour is unique as it’s the only one beginning in Santiago de Compostela. Pilgrims head West towards the stunning craggy coastline of the Atlantic, discovering fascinating traditions, delicious seafood and incredible landscapes on the way.

PORTUGUESE COASTAL WAY

Starting in the pretty seaside resort of Baiona in Galicia, the Portuguese Coastal Way is a popular choice for walkers looking for a less travelled Camino path. Explore Monte Real castle and enjoy the breath-taking views of the magnificent Illas Cíes and Vigo Bay on your adventure.

CAMINO WALK & COACH

With manageable 8-10km walks each day, combined with sight seeing and plenty of rest time and support bus, the Walk and Coach is the easiest Camino guided tour of all. Take in the historical architecture and majestic monuments of León, visit the famous Templars Castle in Ponferrada and be wowed by the traditional dwellings in O Cebreiro.

CAMINO ACROSS THE PYRENEES

Beginning in St Jean Pied de Port in the French Basque Country, this tour crosses the Pyrenees and finishes in the legendary city of Pamplona, famous for its annual bull run. This section of the French Way, the famous Camino Francés, is ideal for trekkers who want a challenge – the amazing views are definitely worth the effort!

 

Guided tours on the Camino to Rome, or Via Francigena, are also available at francigenaways.com. These cover two wonderful sections of the medieval pilgrimage trail: walking Tuscany from San Miniato to Siena and the last section of the Via Francigena into Rome.

For full schedule: CAMINO GUIDED TOURS 2016.

Please note 2016 is an Extraordinary Holy Year to Rome and Rome will be a popular destination for the year. We advise to book well in advance, particularly special dates such as Easter.

When and price: March to October 2016. Departures on selected dates.

Price from €690pp on a 8-day guided tour from Sarria to Santiago de Compostela and €790pp for a 8-day guided tour on the Via Francigena.

Price includes: Airport transfers, English-speaking local guide, luggage transfers, half board accommodation with dinner each night and holiday pack with practical information.

Price does not include: flights and insurance.

Group size: Between 6 and 12 people.

If you don’t want to be restricted to a group or departure dates, you can choose a self-guided Camino instead. CaminoWays.com organise both walking and cycling tours along many different Camino de Santiago routes and Via Francigena, the Camino to Rome, all year round. Talk to the CaminoWays.com travel specialists for more Camino ideas.

For more information about Camino guided tours, self-guided tours or to book your Camino trip, contact the CaminoWays.com travel specialists

Comments

  1. By Kathleen

    I have recently looked into walking the French Way and I’m 60 and quite fit. I’m a little apprehensive being a lone female but would also like to do this Apr-Jun.

  2. By Jane

    Hi Linda,
    I’m thinking of joining a small group, I’m a fitish 64 !
    I’d like to go next year in maybe April/-June.
    Jane

  3. By Steve Poss

    Thanks for your reply. There are a lot of factors that determine the date of my walk. The only think I know for sure until now is that I want to do it next year but it will most probably be in Autumn to have the chance to regain my fitness.
    If you’re interested, contact me on:
    stephenposs@hotmail.com

  4. By Maria

    Hi Madan, thank you for your note. May/June would be ideal so temperatures aren’t too high in the Meseta section of the Camino Frances. You can get an overview of the full trail here: http://caminoways.com/ways/french-way-camino-frances/french-way-full-way. Let us know if you’d like a quote, kind regards.

  5. By Madan Gopal Madabhushi

    My wife and me would like you take full tour of 780 km, during 2016. I am 60 and wife is 54, we are from Bangalore, India. What will be the best season ? please advise.

  6. By Debbie Margozewitz

    I want to go

  7. By Linda

    Hi Steve

    I am looking to do the tour in 2016 either alone or in a small group. Perhaps we can get a small group together? I’m slightly older than you and I’m sure we can manage 115 km with ease. Would you and your friend be interested to join?

  8. By Maria

    Hi Cate, we don’t offer hostel accommodation as part of our packages. To give you an idea our standard packages include accommodation in guest houses and family-run and independent hotels (depending on the size of towns, availability, etc… this would be typically a 3-star property or the closest available). We also have a Country Cottages and Superior Collection option for some sections. We have a good blog post explaining the different types of accommodation available on the Camino here: http://caminoways.com/types-of-camino-de-santiago-accommodation. Let us know what you think and if you need any additional information. Kindest regards.

  9. By cate

    Can you please provide some examples of the type of accommodation provided – is it 2 star, 3 star, hostel? Thank you. Cate

  10. By Maria

    Hi Steve, you can either join our guided tours (if it’s only 2 of you) or set up a private guided tour for your group (if you are 6 or more for instance), if you prefer. You are probably looking at doing the last 100km from Sarria on the famous French Way. You can see dates and prices here: http://caminoways.com/our-services/camino-de-santiago-guided-tours. Let us know if you need help or specific information about groups. Kind regards.

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