The Camino de Santiago is a journey for the soul. This ancient trail is a network of historical pilgrimages that traverse across Europe and converge in Santiago de Compostela in Spain. It is here, in the Cathedral that the remains of St. James are said to be buried.
Ancient pilgrims walked the trail in the name of religion. Today, modern pilgrims lace their boots and set off on the trail for a wide range of reasons. Spirituality is a serious influence for some of these Camino enthusiasts. Others credit a thirst for fitness, while travel and culture also play a role.
Planning Your Camino
Whatever your reason, there is a Camino for you. There are so many trails to choose from that you’ll need to do your homework to choose the perfect trip. Don’t worry, we are here to help. Our new downloadable Camino Map details the routes and includes a section that you can use to jot some notes.
Download your Camino map pdf here and contact our team of Camino experts to start planning your trip.
Walking (or cycling) a full Camino route can sometimes take a few months, depending on the route. For some people this is unmanageable. However, to achieve your Compostela, you only need to walk 100km or cycle 200km into Santiago. This can be done in around 8 days in most cases.
If you are planning on walking the Camino, don’t forget you can also download our Camino Beginners Guide and Camino Fitness eBook free of charge. Print them out or read them on your phone and get ready for the trip of a lifetime!
The Top Camino Routes for 2019
- Classic Camino last 100km
- Camino del Norte Basque Country
- Portuguese Coastal Camino
- Finisterre Camino to Muxia
- Via Francigena in Tuscany
For more information on any of our walking or cycling tours, please contact the travel specialists.