Camino Half Way
Half Way in 15 days!
This is the half-Camino for those who don’t have time to do the entire journey. This tour is perfect for anyone wishing to experience a few days more that the last 100 kilometers.
Day 1: We meet in Pamplona and spend some time sightseeing in the city known for “los San Fermines” or the running of the bulls. This evening is your official welcome dinner and you’ll be introduced to all things of the Camino.
Day 2: We start our journey in Cizur where we stop to collect our “credencial” which is our passport for the Camino. There is much to see along this walk including the beautiful view over the Pamplona basin from the Sierra del Perdón.
Today’s walk is about 18 kms
Day 3: We complete another entire stage of the Camino de Santiago today and the reward is a shuttle to the heart of the Rioja for some wine tasting and fine regional cuisine.
Today’s walk is about 19kms
Day 4: Enjoy a shorter walk today and then we’ll shuttle to Burgos, home of Spain’s favorite son, El Cid. A visit to the magnificent Gothic cathedral with the best art historian in Burgos and later a stroll along the sycamore tree lined promenade.
Today’s walk is about 13 Kms
Day 5: We leave Burgos this morning and exit the city along tree lined paths that take us to Castrojeriz. This road takes us past the ruins of the 14th century monastery of San Antón. We shuttle to Frómista to visit the Romanesque church of San Martin and on to Carrion de los Cóndes where we spend the night in a Monastery. Now we have completed one third of our Camino de Santiago journey.
Day 6: Our walk today takes us through the mesetas of Leon which feature small villages, wheat fields, an oak forest and in the springtime wildflowers galore! Leon a city with so much to see and do, two days hardly seem enough!
Day 7: This morning there is a guided visit to the Gothic cathedral, San Isidoro and then the afternoon is yours to explore. We meet again to have a night out on the town in the “barrio humedo” for great tapas.
This is the first day of the short tour.
Day 8: Our walk begins in the Bierzo and we make our way up to a beautiful little hamlet of Celtic houses “pallozas” and a church which houses the Chalice of a legendary Miracle that dates back to the 14th century. The afternoon is yours to explore.
Today’s walk: 13.2 kms 8.2 miles
Day 9: Our shuttle is waiting to take us to our starting point on the Camino. We spend the day in the charming town after making several cultural stops, one of them to visit a 16th century Benedictine Monastery. From this point on we must walk every day in order to assure that we receive the Compostela.
Today’s walk: 14.5 kms 9.5 miles
Day 10: Our destination, a town rebuilt stone by stone exactly as it was in 993A.D. Today the roads will take us through lush green forests and primitive farms still worked as they were a thousand years ago. Tonight we dine with our friends in a very rustic farms house and watch wide-eyed as we are offered a special queimada a tradition of Galicia, which conjures up tales of witches and spirits.
Today’s walk: 21.5 kms 13 miles
Day 11 & 12: Our journey today is marked by cruceiros and many historical remnants along the way. This area is one of the most important to art historians throughout the world because of its’ abundance of Romanesque architecture. When we arrive in Palas de Rei, our shuttle is waiting to take us to our accommodations for this evening, a traditional, magical pazo owned by the same family for 300 years.
Today’s walk: 23.9 kms 14.8 miles
Day 13: Arzua-SantiagoWe awaken with the knowledge that today we begin our final walk on our Camino de Santiago to reach our destination. Walking through eucalyptus forests we ascend the Monte de Gozo where, from the top of the mountain we see Santiago de Compostela for the very first time. We enter the city and continue to follow the familiar yellow arrows that have guided us for many days until at last we see the cathedral before us.
Today’s walk: 38.4 kms 16-23 miles
Day 14: SantiagoThe day is yours to enjoy this city, visit the museums, shop the silver shops, or just relax. Tonight we meet for our farewell dinner and our celebration of a journey along the Camino de Santiago we are certain you’ll remember always!
Day 15: Departures after breakfast. Buen Camino!
• PICNIC LUNCH DAILY
• SNACKS ON ROUTE
• BOTTLED WATER
• BI-LINGUAL GUIDE
• SUPPORT VEHICLE
• FAREWELL DINNER
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OCT 23-NOV 05
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15 days/14 nights
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AVERAGE MILES PER DAY: 16.3 LIMITED TO 14 PEOPLE
Price : $3495.00
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