If you’d like to tick the Camino off the bucket list but are worried about fitness and keeping up with daily distances, the CaminoWays.com specialists have the perfect package for you: the Easy Camino.
Probably the most famous long-distance trail in the world, the Camino is manageable for walkers of all fitness levels and ages with a bit of preparation. Like life itself, the Camino de Santiago is more about the journey than just destination; and finding your own pace and enjoying each step of the way is key.
“The Camino experience is about seizing the day and meeting fellow pilgrims; never about getting to Santiago as quickly as possible,” explains CaminoWays.com director Roland Monsegu. “It is both an adventure and unique cultural experience and our Easy Camino packages are designed to make it as accessible as possible to everyone. If you want to do it, we can help.”
CaminoWays.com has various packages for those looking to make it to Santiago at their own pace.
The last section of the Camino Frances from Sarria is by far the most popular of the CaminoWays.com tours: it allows pilgrims to experience the last 100kms of the most famous Camino route and get their Compostela pilgrim certificate in Santiago. While the section can be walked in just 6 nights (5 walking days), CaminoWays.com also offer a few Easy Camino options:
EASY CAMINO FROM SARRIA
Type: Self-guided tour. Duration: 10 nights / 11 days.
This is the most popular ‘Easy Walk’ from Sarria to Santiago, completing 111kms required to obtain the Compostela certificate in 9 walking days, covering a manageable distance each day:
• You will walk over 100kms into Santiago so you can receive your Compostela pilgrim certificate.
• This is a 10-night trip with 9 walking days.
• The average walking distance per day is 12kms (7.4 miles).
• The shortest walking day is 10kms and the longest walking day is 18kms.
• This trip includes a few nights in Casas Rurales (Country Cottages), charming country properties in rural settings; including pick up and drop off back on the trail.
EASY WALK FROM PALAS DE REI
Type: Self-guided tour. Duration: 6 nights / 7 days.
You will get a taste for the Camino walking the last 70kms, covering an average of 12kms per day. Please note the Pilgrims Office in Santiago will only issue Compostela certificates to those walking at least the last 100kms of any of the Camino routes. You can also opt for a Short Break and walk the last 35kms from Arzua to Santiago.
CAMINO WALK & COACH
Type: Guided tour. Duration: 7 nights / 8 days.
You will enjoy the comforts of a Camino coach tour from the city of Leon to Santiago; while walking the most beautiful parts of the Camino de Santiago with a group. Each day will include an easy 1.30 to 2-hour walk on the Camino so you can experience the atmosphere of the trail. The Camino Walk & Coach departs on specific dates: June and September 2017.
Details: Camino Walk & Coach.
For some of our routes, we can add ‘Split’ days, meaning the longest walking days can be split in two, to make the distances more manageable. These are only available in selected routes and sections, depending on accommodation availability in the area for instance. Talk to the team if you would like to add split days to your trip.
WHEN AND PRICE
Price: 10 nights from €992 per person sharing for the Easy Camino from Sarria to Santiago.
Dates: Travel all year round (recommended from Spring to Autumn). *Pilgrims travelling from Ireland, please note Aer Lingus flies from Dublin to Santiago de Compostela from 11th March 2017.
Special: Book now for 2017 and get 10% OFF, *Self-guided tours.
Includes: Self-guided tours include half-board accommodation, luggage transfers and holiday pack with practical information and pilgrim passport as standard.
Does not include: Flights, insurance, transport.
Optional: Hotel upgrades, airport transfers, Superior Collection (stay in best hotels available).
For more information about our Easy Camino and other Camino de Santiago trips, contact our travel specialists