The Camino de Santiago is one of those bucket list walks of the world that most people have heard of. Many don’t realise that there is a network of dozens of Camino routes crisscrossing Europe. Traditionally Christian pilgrims in the middle ages would travel from their homes, along roads, across mountains and through villages leading to the shrine of the Apostle Saint James the Great, situated in the grand cathedral Sanitago de Compostela in north-western Spain.
In modern days, people follow the route for many reasons, whether that be spiritual, self-reflection, a challenge, to mark a turning point or new phase in their life or to simply soak up the quaint villages and beautiful landscapes along the way, each person will have their own goal.
The traditional Camino routes can be 1000kms or more in length taking a month or more to complete. Life’s An Adventure have chosen the most popular routes offering routes from 5 days to 18 days (joining 2 or 3 of the options below together), so you can choose your length of pilgrimage travelling from as far as France, or shorter walks across Spain or from Portugal.
Walks have been designed specifically for Australians allowing you to maximise your time whilst travelling, staying in the best accommodation along each route, many historical buildings which were once monasteries but in modern days have been renovated as Grand Hotels in superb locations. Along the way you will savour sensational local produce perfectly matched with wines from the region.