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15 Days Self-Guided Camino Tour from Leon to Santiago, Spain

Leon, Spain

Breathtaking Hiking and Spiritual Camino Tour Spain

Experience the classic Camino tour! Walk 305 kilometers following the French Way, for 15 days from Léon to Santiago de Compostela. You will be hiking through Spain’s most fascinating landscapes, from the city of Léon in Castilia to the green and amazing hills of Galicia. The tour will take you through breathtaking landscapes and nature, as well as historic monuments, amazing little villages, and dynamic cities such as Léon, Astorga, Ponferrada, and Santiago de Compostela. Discover spiritual enlightenment, adventure, freedom, and history on this path.

Key information

  • Self-guided tour
  • Type of transportation: on foot
  • Starts in: San Martin del Camino
  • Ends in: Arca (O Pino)
  • Minimum number of participants: 4

Highlights

  • Discover Spain's countryside
  • Enjoy the authentic Camino experience
  • Wak from Leon to Santiago and get your "Compostela" certificate
  • Dig deep into the priceless cultural heritage
  • 14 days accommodation
  • Daily breakfasts

15 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: French, Portuguese, Spanish
The maximum participants in the group is 10
Airport transfer available: Asturias Airport
Airport transfer available: Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport
Airport transfer available: Santander Airport
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Accommodation

You will be provided with various accommodation options for the duration of 14 nights at different destination stops. The type of accommodations will vary between three to four-star hotels, country manors, and / or B&B. The rooms will be double rooms with private bathrooms, comfort, and a great location. Additional charges for individual occupancy will apply.

Program

The day starts with breakfast at your accommodation between 7:00 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. The tour guide will provide you with a map of each walking stage every morning and meet you at the end of your stage, also there will be meeting points throughout the way to make sure you are doing okay. Every stage may be completed in three to four hours depending on your walking pace or the different breaks you take throughout the way. The tour guide will be within reach to support you as needed all day long.

You will start walking from your accommodation every morning. There will be just a few exceptions where you will be taken to the starting point a few miles to the path. Lunch is at the end of the walk which is from 2:00 p.m. or 3:00 p.m. depending on each person’s pace.

After taking lunch, you will be transported to your accommodation where you will be able to take some time to relax, shower, nap, take a walk around town, or just chill and get rested to be ready for the next day’s walk.

Tour stops

  • Leon to San Martin del Camino 25 kilometers (16 miles)
  • San Martin del Camino to Astorga 24 kilometers (15 miles)
  • Astorga to Rabanal del Camino 20 kilometers (12 miles)
  • Rabanal del Camino to El Acebo 17 kilometers (11 miles)
  • El Acebo to Ponferrada 17 kilometers (11 miles)
  • Ponferrada to Villafranca del Bierzo 23 kilometers (14 miles)
  • Villafranca del Bierzo to O Cebreiro kilometer 29 kilometers (18 miles)
  • O Cebreiro to Triacastela 22 kilometers (14 miles)
  • Triacastela to Sarria 18 kilometers (11 miles)
  • Sarria to Portomarin 23 kilometers (14 miles)
  • Portomarin to Palas de Rei 25 kilometers (16 miles)
  • Palas de Rei to Arzua 29 kilometers (18 miles)
  • Arzua to Lavacolla 29 kilometers (18 miles)
  • Lavacolla to Santiago de Compostela 11 kilometers (7 miles)

Location

This tour will take place in the following locations: León, San Martín del Camino, Astorga, Rabanal del Camino, Acebo, Ponferrada, Villafranca del Bierzo, O Cebreiro, Triacastela, Sarria, Portomarín, Palas de Rei, Arzúa, Arca (O Pino), and finally Santiago de Compostela.

Food

Daily breakfast, two dinners for the first and last night are included in this tour. Snacks and water are provided during the journey when possible.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Snacks
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Tea

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • Pilgrim credentials
  • Full itinerary and maps including the advice of the daily route provided every morning
  • Daily luggage transfer between accommodations throughout the tour
  • Phone assistance on the route as well as a support van, also the tour guide will be on the road for any assistance
  • 14 nights accommodation
  • Daily breakfasts
  • First and last night dinner
  • Snacks and water during the journey at several checkpoints along the way
  • 24 / 7 customer service
  • Limited group sizes
  • Sales tax (IVA)

What's not included

  • Airplane tickets and / or any related expenses to flights
  • Transportation to the start point of the tour and from the finish point onward. An extra charge is applicable for transportation
  • Hotel surcharges such as laundry, phone, bar, restaurant, and tips
  • Medical expenses
  • Travel and cancellation insurance
  • Lunches
  • Dinners (except first and last night)
  • Single room occupancy is provided for an extra cost
  • Extra night in Santiago

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Asturias Airport (OVD). Transfer from and to this airport is available upon request. The airport is 125 kilometers from your departure point in Léon. You can take a bus from the Asturias Airport (OVD), with one change at Oviedo bus station, to Léon.

Please book your flight to arrive at Santander Airport (SDR). Transfer from and to this airport is available upon request. The airport is 256 kilometers from your departure point in Léon. You can take a bus from the Santander Airport (SDR), with one change at Oviedo bus station, to Léon.

Please book your flight to arrive at Madrid Airport (MAD). Transfer from and to this airport is available upon request. The airport is 337 kilometers from your departure point in Léon. To travel to Léon, you should take a train from Madrid Airport (MAD) at Terminal four to Madrid - Chamartin train station, and then take another train from Madrid - Chamartin to Léon.

Airport: Asturias Airport Airport transfer available: Asturias Airport Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.
Airport: Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport Airport transfer available: Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.
Airport: Santander Airport Airport transfer available: Santander Airport Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 60 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 60 days before arrival.
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Availability

Arrival: Wednesday October 23, 2019
Departure: Wednesday November 6, 2019

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