Family on the Camino

The Camino de Santiago, one of the most famous walking trails in the world, is an unforgettable adventure; perfect for families looking for a special holiday together.

More than just a religious or spiritual pilgrimage, the Camino is a very unique cultural experience. Followed by pilgrims from all over the globe for centuries, the many Camino routes today attract people from all walks of life: single travellers, friends, couples and families.

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Whether celebrating an important anniversary, taking the children on a big adventure or planning a once in a lifetime family reunion… walking the Camino as a family will be a memorable trip.

Looking for ideas to take your family on the Camino? We have selected a few suggestions:

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Walk the last 100km of the Camino Portugues from the town of Tui, on the border between Galicia and Portugal, to Santiago de Compostela. The Portuguese Way is the second most popular Camino route and takes walkers through peaceful woodland, farmland and hamlets as well as fantastic historic towns and cities. You will also reach the coast with views of Pontevedra Bay before continuing on your way to Santiago de Compostela.

Price from €746pps for 7 nights. For more information: Camino Portugues from Tui.

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Camino with teenagers

Irish journalist Peter Murtagh and his daughter Natasha walked the Camino Francés French Way together when she was 18. The ‘father and daughter’ team then co-wrote the book ‘Buen Camino!’ together, about their Camino adventure. Teenagers will be up for a Camino challenge and they’ll enjoy the social aspect of the Camino Francés.

You can walk the full Camino Frances route from St Jean Pied de Port (35 nights) or start your Camino closer to Santiago, for instance you can walk from the city of Ponferrada to Santiago in 11 days.

Price from €982pps for 10 nights. For more information: Camino Frances.

A Camino adventure with children

If you are travelling with younger children, you may wish to walk a shorter section such as our short break from Porto in Portugal; or cycle any of our Camino routes for a week. Covering an average of 14 to 20kms per day by bike which is a fun adventure for the younger ‘pilgrims’.

Here’s an idea for a short break walking the Camino from Porto:
Spend two nights in Porto and walk two days on the Camino Portugués. Price from €393 per adult sharing for 4 nights. For more information: Camino Portugues from Porto.

Cycle the Portuguese Way from Tui to Santiago de Compostela:
Price from €746 per adult sharing for 7 nights. Fore more information: Camino Portugues from Tui.

At CaminoWays.com we have special discounts for young pilgrims: children up to 2 years of age travel free and children from 3 to 12 get 20% OFF.

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Details

When and Price: All year round.

Includes: accommodation on half-board basis, luggage transfer from hotel to hotel, holiday pack with walking notes and practical information.

Does not include: Flights, transport, insurance.

Also available: hotel upgrades, airport transfers, bike rental.

For more information to plan your Family on the Camino trip, different Camino routes or to book your Camino de Santiago walk, contact our travel specialists.

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Comments

  1. By Maria

    Hi Keith, our director Roland has cycled both the Camino Frances from Sarria to Santiago and the Portuguese Coastal route from Baiona to Santiago with his family and friends, with children ranging from 3 to 10 in age. Both these routes would take just a week to complete at a leisurely pace. Here’s some useful information: https://caminoways.com/the-camino-with-children. We would recommend cycling approximately 25kms per day amd you would be following the walking itinerary but on the bikes, see: https://caminoways.com/ways/portuguese-coastal-way-caminho-da-costa/portuguese-coastal-way-section-2 and https://caminoways.com/ways/french-way-camino-frances/french-way-section-8. Our team will email you more details. Kind regards

  2. By Keith O'Meara

    Hello
    Im thinking of cycling a section of the Camino with my family in July 2019.. Thete would be 6 of us in total. The children’s ages are 15, 13, 10 and 9. Would you have any suggestions where we should start and finish?

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