Camino Frances

Burgos to Santiago de Compostela

25 Days | 25 April 2022 – 19 May 2022 | 1180€


Day 1 | Meet in Burgos

Monday 25 April 2022 | hotel room for sole use | breakfast included

Burgos is one of the many historical jewels of the Camino with numerous monuments to be explored. It was originally founded at the end of the 9th century in a bid to repopulate the northern plains and it quickly became one of Castile’s most important cities. In the hills surrounding Burgos you’ll discover some of the oldest human settlements ever found and the Museum of the Human Evolution is well worth a visit.

We’ll meet in the afternoon and once we’ve checked into our hotel rooms we can explore or meet in one of the bars that line Plaza Mayor. In the evening we’ll have dinner together in a very nice restaurant I know near the cathedral and we’ll toast the start of our Camino adventure.

Day 2 | Burgos to Hornillos del Camino (21.1 kms)

Tuesday 26 April 2022 | bunk beds in pilgrim accommodation | breakfast included

The exit from Burgos is a comfortable stroll through the modern city, through a park (made famous in the film The Way) and out into open countryside. From there we’ll follow long paths into the cereal-producing lands of Castile. It is the beginning of the high plateau, or the Meseta with its endless plains of wheat and opportunities for peaceful contemplation. We’ll walk through a few villages enroute today with opportunities for a rest and refreshments.

Our bed tonight will be in the little village Hornillos del Camino (the little oven) which was once a Roman vicus and then a Visigothic town. In the 11th century it was called Fornellos and is now considered the gateway of the meseta. We are sleeping in a pilgrim Albergue tonight in bunk beds but I have reserved a large bedroom (for 10) complete with our own bathroom for our group only. Once we’ve showered and changed and explored the village we’ll come together with other pilgrims for a communal dinner.

Day 3 | Hornillos del Camino to Castrojeriz (20.1 kms)

Wednesday 27 April 2022 | shared twin hotel rooms | breakfast included

We leave Hornillos del Camino after breakfast and make our way along country trails towards Castrojeriz. We’ll walk beside seemingly endless paths of cereal fields and on a clear day we’ll see for miles and miles. After about an hour there is an option to take a very small detour to San Bol, a small and secluded place that now exists only for pilgrims.

Onwards we walk to the little town of Hontanas, where we’ll find a choice of cafes. The camino continues onwards through grassy trails until we reach the Monastery of San Antón, now run as a small basic alburgue, but was once the Palace of King Pedro I of Castile. After leaving San Anton you’ll see Castrojeriz on the hillside ahead, along with the ruins of the gothic Castillo de Castrojeriz.

Tonight we’re staying in a Hotel overlooking the valley and if the weather is good we can enjoy a pilgrim dinner on the terrace of the hotel looking out at the big hill that we have to climb tomorrow.

Day 4 | Castrojeriz to Frómista (25.3 kms)

Thursday 28 April 2022 | shared triple and twin hotel rooms | breakfast included

Today we leave the province of Burgos behind and walk into the huge horizons of Palencia. This area is rural and often called the bread basket of Spain for good reason; wheat fields stretch as far as you can see. We’ll pass through small hamlets and adobe villages that characterize this region. But first we must tackle the Alto de Mostelares, at the exit of Castrojeriz.

We’ll walk as the sun rises and by the time we reach the top the sun will be high and we’ll see the plateau extend forever in front of us. Thankfully the views as you climb as so fabulous that you’ll want to pause often just to admire them and as a reward for your climb. We walk on to the Ermita of San Nicolás, and like the ruins of San Anton before Castrojeriz, this little church and albergue has a long history of taking care of pilgrims.

Onwards to Boadilla with it’s albergue with a really cool garden full of modern art and sculpture… it’s worth a stop for a cool drink before tacking the last part of the day. From Boadilla the camino runs alongside the Canal de Castilla and we’ll follow the canal until the outskirts of Frómista, where you cross at one of the locks before entering town.

Day 5 | Frómista to Carrión de los Condes (19.6 kms)

Friday 29 April 2022 | shared triple and twin hotel rooms | breakfast included

We continue along the expanse of wheat fields today with more distant horizons and big skies for company. The camino takes us along a provincial road for the most part and to avoid this many pilgrims opt for a variant that runs away from the road beside a river. In Villalcázar de Sirga, where the paths join again, we can pause for a cold drink and visit the beautiful Templar church of Santa María la Blanca, with its fabulous 13th century portal, declared a National Asset of Cultural Interest.

Our destination of Carrión de los Condes has a rich, prosperous and colorful, history and even Charlemagne is reported to have used the fields along the river as an encampment.

Day 6 | Carrión de los Condes to Legidos (23.4 kms)

Saturday 30 April 2022 |shared twin rooms in rural hotel | breakfast included

It is said that the meseta will test us mentally in a way that the walk from France may test us physically; the vast openness of the landscape forces the pilgrim to look inward, so today you may find yourself lost in your own thoughts. The route out of Carrión de los Condes to Calzadilla de la Cueza is the longest stage on the Camino Frances without any services; there is nothing for 17kms.

It’s an easy walk along a gravel trail but I can tell you that every pilgrim is very happy to see the rooftops of Calzadilla appear on the horizon and most will stop at the first bar for a glass of something cold. From here we’ll meander onwards, forever westwards towards our destination this evening of Ledigos. The path remains fairly flat and we stay on the high plains at around 800m above sea level. We have shared rooms in a fabulous little albergue/hotel created to honour the owner’s grandmother.

Day 7 | Legidos to Bercianos del Real Camino (26.8 kms)

Sunday 1 May 2022 | 2 quad rooms with single beds in pilgrim albergue

Today’s stage will take us into the province of León and as we approach, the meseta begins to wind down and soon the mountain ranges that form the border of Leon with Asturias and Galicia come into sight. At Terradillo de los Templarios we can stop for a morning café con leche before continuing onwards through Moratinos with its little wine cellars that look like hobbit houses.

Just before Sahagun we’ll walk through the sanctuary of Facundo y Primitivo, a site of cultural interest; pause awhile and have a look because many pilgrims just keep on walking. From here it’s a short stroll into Sahagun. It’s not the prettiest of towns but it’s worth spending a little time wandering around the old centre, maybe stop for lunch and take some time to find some of the amazing ancient churches and ruins that litter the town. With Sahagún behind us we’ll continue on towards our stop for the night, a popular alburgue at Bercianos del Real Camino.

Day 8 | Bercianos del Real Camino to Mansilla de las Mulas (26.3 kms)

Monday 2 May 2022 | private holiday rental

Today will be our last day on the meseta; in a few days, as we climb into the mountains that we can see on the horizon, we’ll miss these flat trails. In spring, the sun rises early but maybe before heading to breakfast you might like to step outside and try to catch a sunrise. On the meseta, as there is so much sky to see, the colours can be amazing!

We won’t find many places to stop today so ensure you have water and snacks before leaving the albergue. Our first town is Burgo Ranero, it feels so remote and so lost in time and yet it’s really not that far from the large city of Leon. In Reliegos there is a bar that is very popular with pilgrims and is full of messages of encouragement left by previous visitors; folks say it’s one of those places that we cannot miss but it was closed when I last walked through. I’m hoping it’s open today!

Tonight we have a house all to ourselves and we’ll enjoy a great pilgrim dinner together to celebrate our last night of the meseta.

Day 9 | Mansilla de las Mulas to León (non-walking day)

Tuesday 3 May 2022 | bunk beds in private room in pilgrim albergue

John Brierley has helped shape the modern camino with his walking guides, indeed pilgrims consider his books to be the definitive guide. For today’s stage he recommends that pilgrims skip the walk into Leon beside the motorway and instead, he suggests we take a bus and spend our day exploring the amazing city of Leon… and that is exactly what we’re going to do.

Leon is amazing! It has a modern shopping centre with wide avenues and fancy shops but it also has an old centre with narrow streets, a magnificent cathedral, tapas bars, wide plazas and city walls. Spend some time discovering this glorious camino city, you won’t be disappointed!

Day 10 | Hospital de Orbigo to Astorga (17 kms)

Wednesday 4 May 2022 | private duplex apartment | breakfast included

I’ve spent four camino days in Leon and I’m looking forward to my fifth… and I’ve yet to walk out of the city. The group could choose to spend an entire day walking out of town, or we can take a bus and skip right out into the open countryside; of course we’re opting for the latter.

We’ll start walking at Hospital de Órbigo where we’ll head for the Puente del Paso Honoroso, perhaps one of the most photographed bridges of the Camino Frances. Leaving Orbigo we’ll notice the change in landscape as we walk towards more mountainous terrain. Instead of the familiar wide open plains we’ll spot distant mountains. The last time I walked this route in May there was snow on their peaks; it’s beautiful countryside.

We’ll walk through a few small villages before reaching our destination of Astorga, yet another beautiful city with a fabulous cathedral, lots of roman history and Episcopal Palace created by Antoni Gaudí… and they make chocolate here.

Day 11 | Astorga to Rabanal del Camino (20.8 kms)

Thursday 5 May 2022 | twin rooms in hotel | breakfast included

Although we’re only walking 20 kilometers today it will be mostly uphill and our legs might start to feel the ascent after our days in the meseta… but don’t worry it is very gentle and the trails are good. Not long after we leave Astorga we reach the tiny village of Valdeviejas and a few kilometers on we encounter the villages of Murias de Rechivaldo, Santa Catalina de Somoza and then El Gamso where another iconic camino bar will be found; the cowboy bar.

Onwards to our village of Rabanal del Camino. There is a fabulous albergue here run by the British Confraternity of Saint James, the albergue is built on the site of a 12th century Hospital of San Gregorio. They serve afternoon tea on the terrace to tired pilgrims but sadly they do not accept reservations… so no tea for us! But to compensate, vespers are sung by the monks every night at 7pm at the small parish Iglesia de Santa María.

Day 12 | Rabanal del Camino to El Acebo (16.9 kms)

Friday 6 May 2022 | shared twin rooms | breakfast included

Today’s full stage is long and one of the more difficult stages that we’d face; each time that I’ve walked this route I split the stage over two days and our group will do the same. It gives us plenty of time and we won’t feel rushed and it means that we can relax and enjoy the spectacular mountain scenery as we have all day to walk.

It’s a magnificent stage which sees us crossing the Montes de León, a natural barrier between the regions of Maragatería and El Bierzo. The first village we encounter is small and was almost abandoned until the modern camino brought it back to life; Foncebadon is the perfect spot for a drink. Shortly after Foncebadon we’ll find one of the most emblematic Camino landmarks, Cruz de Ferro or the Iron Cross. It is here that many pilgrims stop to pray or place a stone from home. Cruz de Ferro is one of the highest points on the Camino Frances at 1,520 meters; that’s almost 200m higher than Ben Nevis!

After the cross, we’ll walk on to the abandoned village of Manjarin, run by Tómas, who professes to be the last of the Knights Templar. From here we start our descent down to El Acebo, our first town in the beautiful El Bierzo region. Before El Acebo we’ll have a difficult few kilometres. Be careful and take your time! It’s better for us to arrive a little late than risk tripping on a tree root or a loose stone. I find that I pause a great deal during this section, because it’s so beautiful and I really hope the distant mountains still have snow, as it is a glorious sight. Our little hotel is at the entrance of El Acebo but if you’re feeling hot we do have access to their sister albergue’s swimming pool 500m further on.

Day 13 | El Acebo to Ponferrada (16 kms)

Saturday 7 May 2022 | shared private triple & twin rooms in private albergue

As with yesterday , we have a shorter distance to walk but also like yesterday there is a difficult descent and being able to go slow makes the stage much easier. We can leave El Acebo after breakfast and slowly make our way down through the little hillside villages towards Molinaseca and our final destination of Ponferrada. We will have a mix of terrain today; in some places we’ll walk along the road, other times we’ll walk on gravel trails, or through grassy tracks and meadows and sometimes it feels like we’re walking on giant slabs of slate and rock.

The trail will test us today, our knees will feel the downhill and our toes will push hard against the inside of our shoes. Thankfully the views are magnificent so, like yesterday, we can pause often just to soak it all in and enjoy the wild beauty of this landscape.

We’ll arrive in Ponferrada almost opposite the incredible Templar Castle that dominates the landscape; I would recommend a visit as it’s so well preserved and there are a number of exhibits and information panels inside. As well as the castle we can wander into the old town and plaza mayor and find a large selection of bars and restaurants… no doubt we’ll be returning here for dinner later! Our bed for the night is about 1km from the castle but right on the camino for the start in the morning.

Day 14 | Ponferrada to Villafranca del Bierzo (23.9 kms)

Sunday 8 May 2022 | triple & twin rooms in hotel

Compared to our last few days, our walk today will be much easier. We’re walking into wine country, the Bierzo region of Spain and I’m told the local wine is excellent. After Cacabelos the vineyards dominate the landscape and when I walked here before I was reminded of Tuscany rather than northern Spain; keep your camera ready as I imagine you’ll be taking lots of photos.

Our destination today is Villafranca del Bierzo and you’ll notice how the landscape and the architecture has changed from the Meseta. Villafranca is a compact little mountain town and it’s worth a wander around her old streets, I imagine we’ll find our way downto Plaza Mayor for an afternoon glass of wine and our pilgrims dinner.

Day 15 | Villafranca del Bierzo to Las Herrerías (20.3 kms)

Monday 9 May 2022 | bunk beds in a private room for the group in hotel/albergue

Leaving Villafranca we cross the river Burbia, and shortly after we are offered a choice of paths. We can stay on the original camino which tracks along beside a river and a quiet road and through a sleepy village or we can take the Ruta Pradela, which offers fabulous chestnut forests and beautiful panoramic views of the Valcarce valley below but the views come at a cost, you have a steep incline upwards to reach the plateau and a bit of a descent at the end to rejoin the camino. It is 1km longer but it’s not too difficult and you can decide on the day how your legs are feeling because both routes join in Trabadelo. If it has been raining, pilgrims are advised is to stick with the original route.

We’re walking in the foothills of the mountains today towards the Sierra de los Ancares, the mountains that form the border between Castilla y Leon and Galicia. Today isn’t particularly steep (unless you walk the variant), and the trail follows through a valley for the most part but all around is beautiful scenery, farms, streams, rivers and lots of hills. At day’s end we’ll cross a small Roman bridge into the little village of Las Herrerias, which owes its name to the blacksmiths who worked with the local iron and other metals. We’re staying at both a hotel and albergue tonight so for those who wish to treat themselves to a private room the choice is there (if rooms are still available).

Day 16 | Las Herrerías to Fonfría (20 kms) Tuesday

10 May 2022 | twin and triple rooms in albergue | breakfast included

Today is called the queen stage of the Camino Frances. A glorious route that takes us up through the mountains to O Cebreiro. Today will be one of those memorable camino days, regardless of the weather. I’ve walked here in rain and thick fog, in sunshine with cold air and blue skies and the last time I walked in May we had heavy snow! And every time has been wonderful.

The first time I walked I feared the long 12 km ascent and the trail afterwards with all its ups and downs. In the end I needn’t have worried, my legs had grown strong and I coped well with the climb. The first few kilometres are steep but after that it’s easier. Today we leave Castilla y León to walk into Galicia and the first Galician village we enter is at the top of the climb.

O Cebreiro is special because of its location, its views, its church, its cobbled streets and thatch rooves and its folklore and legends; it wouldn’t look out of place on the set of Lord of the Rings. Until the 1980s it was a sleepy place and home to mainly dairy farmers. But it was here that the parish priest, Father Elías Valiña Sampedro, planned for the resurgence of the camino and it was he who first painted yellow arrows to guide pilgrims across Spain. We’re not staying overnight but we’ll have time to explore and enjoy lunch before moving onwards. The remaining half of our day sees us walking up and down the hills that make this region so beautiful. The views remain fabulous, and the kilometres will slip away as you spend your time looking out at the green green pastures that are so very Galician.

Our destination tonight is Fronfria. I love this little albergue. We will share private ensuite bedrooms but they are under the same roof as the albergue. Best of all, every evening pilgrims walk across the road to a large building they call the Pallazo for dinner. We’ll enjoy three courses of traditional Galician fayre, sitting around a very large table, sharing our experiences with our fellow travellers. It’s a wonderful destination.

Day 17 | Fonfría to Samos (19.1 kms)

Wednesday 11 May 2022 | shared twin & triple hotel rooms | breakfast included

We can enjoy breakfast with our fellow pilgrims before starting our first full day in Galicia. We start our descent today, but gently so. Walking along quiet roads and trails, with more fabulous views and sleepy villages. We can pause in Triacastela for a drink before we take yet another variant away from the Camino Frances. I have walked both of the options offered and both are glorious but the monastery at Samos and the walk through the Oribio valley is just too wonderful to miss. We’ll walk through corridors of chestnuts and poplars before arriving at the Benedictine monastery of Samos, one of the oldest in Spain.

Day 18 | Samos to Mogade (27.3 kms)

Thursday 12 May 2022 | shared twin rooms | breakfast included

From Samos we return to the Camino Frances and we’ll notice a increase in pilgrim traffic, we’re at Sarria which is the starting point for many pilgrims who only have time to walk the last 100 kilometres into Santiago.

Galicia is quite hilly so the terrain today will be undulating but beautiful nonetheless. We pass through several Galician villages with opportunities to stop for refreshments. Over the next few days I’ve chosen for us to stay in between stages so tonight we’re in a little rural hotel where we will enjoy the peace of this beautiful corner of Spain.

Day 19 | Morgade to Castromaior (19.9 kms)

Friday 13 May 2022 | private house for the group

We have more glorious rural splendour, more dairy farms, more little stone and slate houses and if you’re lucky the occasional shepherd moving his sheep. The trail meanders through little hamlets and villages with one exception; Portomarin is a good sized town and a great place for a lunch break. It also holds the distinction of being the newest oldest town along the camino.

The Portomarín we see today is a transplanted version of the original town that was settled in the valley below. It was moved when the valley was flooded and whilst most of the town is new, the church and a few smaller buildings were relocated stone by stone. Before we reach the town we must cross the bridge over the flooded valley.

Tonight we’re staying in a house, all to ourselves, including a kitchen! It might be an idea to purchase a few items for dinner and breakfast whilst in Portomarin… Dinner at home will be quite a treat after eating out so often.

Day 20 | Castromaior to O Coto (24.6 kms)

Saturday 14 May 2022 | shared triple & twin rooms | breakfast included

The trail continues upwards for the first part of the day before a more gentle terrain later. A few kilometres along the trail, make sure you stop at the Cruceiro de Lameiros, or the cross of Lameiro, it’s on the left side of the Camino and next to an old oak tree.

The usual end stage for today is Palas del Rei but keeping with my desire to stay off the busy end stages we’re walking a little further. However, we can stop for refreshments in town before walking onwards to our destination. We’re staying in a very lovely little rural hotel and I think there maybe a nice dinner with wine tonight… as I celebrate my 59th birthday!

Day 21 | O Coto to Arzúa (20.8 kms)

Sunday 15 May 2022 | shared twin rooms in rural hotel

After breakfast we’ll continue onwards and before long we’ll reach the town of Melide. Melide is a busy bustling little town and the most famous thing on the menu is Pulpo, galician octopus. It is often served in the traditional way, on a wooden plate, garnished only with a healthy drizzle of olive oil and a shake of paprika, served with a chunk of Galician bread and a glass of the local Ribeiro wine. We’ll arrive too early for lunch but you should stop and have a little look around and maybe try a little Pulpo tapas before walking on.

We continue through more little villages, with old houses and even older churches; if we’re lucky one maybe open and you might even get a stamp for your credentials.

Just before we finish today we cross an old bridge into Ribadiso da Baixo, a charming little hamlet with an old albergue right on the river. I have vivid and fond memories of sitting beside the river here with a gaggle of other pilgrims, it was a hot day and we were soaking our feet in the cold water and laughing and just enjoying the moment. Leaving the river we have one more hill to climb before we reach the pilgrim town of Arzua. We’re back on the main stages now and very close to our journey’s end.

Day 22 | Arzúa to O Pedrouza (19.6 kms)

Monday 16 May 2022 | shared quad or twin rooms in small hotel

Today will feel very different to any other day. Today is the last day that you will start and finish as pilgrims because tomorrow we’ll reach Santiago. But for today we have more meadows and villages and farms and forests to walk. As with yesterday we’re following the main road into Santiago although we do leave it often to walk on quieter trails.

As we are starting and ending in Pilgrim towns we will notice a lot more people on the trail walking with us. We’ll spot many familiar faces and we’ll chat with strangers who will become friends. Take your time today and enjoy the quiet moments. Pause often for refreshments and soak up the atmosphere. Don’t rush today. Tomorrow will be very different. We’ll end our day in O Pedrouza. This little town has an air of excitement about. All of the pilgrims staying here know that they have just one more day on the road. If you pay attention at the entrance of town there is a road sign, a simple everyday kind of road sign… it says Santiago 20km… we’re nearly there.

Day 23 | O Pedrouza to Santiago de Compostela (20.3 kms)

Tuesday 17 May 2022 | pilgrim single ensuite rooms | breakfast included

As last days go this one is a bit of a mixed bag. Most pilgrims leave O Pedrouza at first light when the sky is still grey and the sun has yet to rise; there is a bar a few kilometres along the trail that makes a good stop for breakfast. If you’re leaving early take a torch as you’ll walk through a forest and it is quite dark in the early morning.

After the forest we skirt around the edges of Santiago Airport before heading off again into rural Galicia. We’ll find a few lovely stops today for refreshments and there is an atmosphere like no other day. A few kilometres from Santiago we reach Mont de Gozo. A huge albergue was built here for a holy year (when pilgrim numbers can increase ten fold). Many pilgrims pause at the little church and get a stamp for their credentials but then continue on, but they miss seeing the enormous pilgrim statues that look out over the city below. Wander down through the park and you’ll find them.

Onwards and onwards through the modern fringes. You’ll spot the spires of the cathedral often but it seems an age before you reach the old town. My advice would be don’t rush. There is a temptation to just get there but slow down and savour the moment and look at the history that surrounds you. You’ll dodge crowds of locals, and workers, and pilgrims and many many tourists and then, before you know it you’ll arrive.

The emotion after so many kilometres is surprising, nothing can tarnish your feelings as you enter into the Plaza del Obradoiro. Look up at the Pórtico de la Gloria, a masterpiece of Spanish Romanesque design, only recently renovated. Just enjoy being in the historic centre of Santiago de Compostela with its cathedral, which houses the tomb of the Apostle Santiago. We will have walked more than 450kms across Northern Spain, crossed the high plains and two mountain ranges! That deserves a drink!

Day 24 | Santiago de Compostela

Wednesday 18 May 2022 | pilgrim single ensuite rooms | breakfast included

There is no walking today. We have a day to explore this ancient city and I thoroughly recommend a rooftop tour of the cathedral. But there are many other options, for example you can take a tour to Fisterra or Muxia on the coast? No matter what you decide, we will all gather at the end of the day and enjoy one last dinner together and celebrate the end of our amazing adventure!

Day 25 | Home Thursday 19 May 2022

Together we will have completed an incredible journey across Northern Spain and the memories and friendships will last a lifetime. Most people find that the journey home is not an end, but a beginning and it won’t be too long before you start planning your next epic adventure.


IMPORTANT INFORMATION

  • Long distance trail walking is a physically active sport. You should seek advice from your doctor before embarking on this adventure. Those walking with me will receive a training schedule to help ensure that you’re ready for your camino.
  • You should have full and adequate travel and health insurance before you start your camino.
  • I am not a holiday company. I am a pilgrim helping other pilgrims. When you book with me you are accepting that you do so entirely at your own risk and that it is your responsibility to ensure that you are fit and able to participate. I will reserve beds along the route on your behalf; whilst some can be cancelled not all can and I cannot guarantee refunds.
  • Our group will be between 8 people in total, including myself. Whilst we start and end our days as a group, you should walk at your own pace and at a speed that is comfortable for you.
  • The costs includes shared pilgrim accommodation in albergues, where bunk beds are standard. I have tried to book a room for the group in the albergues. When meals are included it is shown in the description. You should allow for additional food and drink throughout the day.
  • If you prefer to not carry your rucksack, luggage transfer can be arranged; you should allow 7€ a day. Tell me if you’d like to use this service.
  • I have already reserved and confirmed all of the accommodation as shown in the description. But, COVID has affected many of the businesses along the Camino and if an albergue doesn’t open it’s doors in 2022 then I will exchange the accommodation for another of equal quality
  • Finally – these are difficult times and COVID restrictions maybe in place.

THE ABOVE PRICE INCLUDES :

• Assisting with booking luggage transfer (if you are not keen on carrying your backpack) allow approx 7€ per day.

• Pilgrim accommodation and meals as listed above

• Myself as an experienced pilgrim to offer guidance

• Pre-camino information pack with guidance on clothes, equipment, training and budgets

• Pilgrims passport and credential

• Zoom chats to meet the group and ask questions

THE ABOVE PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE :

• Health or travel insurance

• Travel to and from the camino

• Upgraded accommodation

• Additional expenses for drinks and food

• Bus, taxis or transfers unless specified

And just to re-iterate; I’m not a holiday or travel company. I’m a pilgrim and I offer a hand holding service, helping other pilgrims. If you’re seeking the services of a travel agent, there are a number of companies that operate along the Camino Frances and I’m happy to provide details for you.

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