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Camino de Santiago

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A network of paths leading to a church holding the remains of St. James...

A network of paths leading to a church holding the remains of St. James (Santo Iago), the patron saint of Spain...

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Beautiful day to day walk, especially during the Lenten season.

This being my first time to walk the Camino, I started the walk in Sarria, Spain. It was 110 km from Sarria to Santiago de Compestela and I was not quite trained as I thought I... read more

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El Paso, Texas
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This being my first time to walk the Camino, I started the walk in Sarria, Spain. It was 110 km from Sarria to Santiago de Compestela and I was not quite trained as I thought I was. The downhill descents was tougher on my body that the climbing in the hills. But, even with the pain, the trip was well... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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136 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I "only" traveled from Sarria due to time constraints. As a female solo traveler I was hesitant but felt as ease walking through Northern Spain. I stayed in hotels versus albergues. I stopped at several cafes along the way for food and rest and found them all to be clean and hospitable and with wonderful food. The cafes are a... More 

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North Wales, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Walked the last part of the Camino de Santiago with a company called Walks in Spain, in 2013. This was my first walking holiday. Walks in Spain made this holiday all the more amazing because of the carefully chosen hotels and guest houses and the local restaurants serving traditional Spanish food. There is something special about the Camino de Santiago.... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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Reviewed 15 February 2017

Not to be missed. It takes a long time, but to embark on this type of experience in life where we rely on things other than ourselves and what is familiar, to find gratitude in the small things again, is critical. It is a sacred and protected space, a metaphor for life in every day. It will reset your soul,... More 

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Lummi Island, Washington
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Reviewed 13 February 2017

Having walked two routes of the Camino, French Route and Northern route, I believe it should be on everyones bucket list. So if you have the time to do the entire route I would highly recommend it. It will change your life, bring a new sense of what is important in this world, enrich you with wonderful scenery and new... More 

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California
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Reviewed 9 February 2017

This is a questions I have been asked many times and having covered various stages over a period of a few years (yes, I have the Camino bug!) one of my favourite months for walking the Camino is June. I was between Astorga and Sarria with my 2 fabulous girlfriends and had a fantastic experience, the weather was ideal for... More 

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Vilnius, Lithuania
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Reviewed 2 February 2017

I have travelled a lot, but did not have anything comapared to the experience which I have got on the Camino. It is unusual, it is spiritual, it is wonderful and I am very happy that I have made it. In 30 days, we went from SJPDP to Finestre and it was one of the best days in my life.... More 

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Ciudad de Mexico, México
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Reviewed 29 December 2016

"Buen Camino" is a phrase that gets more sense after some kilometers walking aparently alone, but always surounded by pilgrims from all around the world. It does not matter the reason you choose to do it, El Camino de Santiago has a personal meaning and very unique answers for everyone. I found people doing it for loosing weight, some others... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 December 2016

this was one of the best experience we have done. thansk to Dawn and Glennyce from Australia. the company great and the overall experience just fantastic, we will do it again but next time from Porto in Portugal.

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 December 2016

This trial was designed for those on foot. Some operators like SaddleSkedaddle pass this route off as for both walker and cyclist. Warning, the descents can be lethal with little room for escape, loose stones under the wheel and a very hard landing. If doing the trail, do as the pilgrims always have - walk it.

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