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JOIN THE PILGRIMS ON THE CAMINO DE SANTIAGO
THE WAY OF SAINT JAMES

WALK OR CYCLE ROUTES IN
FRANCE - SPAIN - PORTUGAL
Self-guided or small group walking or cycling holidays

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Camino de Santiago  *  Chemin St Jacques  *   Way of St James  *  Camino Frances


This wonderful pilgrimage route to the shrine of St James the Apostle in north-west Spain has attracted pilgrims from all over Europe since the 12th Century when an estimated two million people each year walked, rode or were carried along the many routes to the city of Santiago de Compostela.

One of the major pilgrimage routes in France was from Le Puy crossing the Pyrenees at the Roncesvalles Pass, joining other trails at Puente la Reina in Navarra (near Pamplona) to form a single path across northern Spain to the shrine at Santiago de Compostela. The fascinating Spanish part of El Camino de Santiago runs some 800km from the Roncesvalles pass through Puente la Reina, La Rioja, Burgos, Leon and finally crossing Galicia to Santiago.

Today, it is possible to experience the same route as the medieval travellers, walking the most unspoiled sections of the route either on a small group guided walk - either with or without a support vehicle with a variety of standards of accommodation - or on a self-guided ‘inn to inn’ walk staying in 1 or 2-star hotels with your baggage transferred each day.

Share in the sheer scale, the mystery and the history of this great medieval pilgrimage phenomenon. Take a journey where you can imagine the hardships, the pleasures and interests of those early pilgrims. Follow an infinitely varied succession of paths and trails that link cities and villages, great cathedrals, fine churches and ancient monuments. Travel through the wooded valleys of central France, cross the Pyrenees and the great Navarre plains, see the Montes de Leon, the vineyards of Rioja and the Bierzo, before reaching the fertile valleys of Galicia and - like millions of others have done through history - the sacred shrine of St James.


Self-guided walking holidays from 7-days to 10-weeks with daily departures

For our self-guided walks we offer one or two week easy to moderate walking sections from Le Puy in central France, south to the Pyrenees and along the northern coast of Spain to Santiago, on the road to Compostela.

Self-guided tour cost includes:

  • Self-guided Inn-to-Inn walking
  • 1, 2 or 3-star accommodation with private bathrooms
  • Local shuttle-bus transfers
  • Detailed route maps & information
  • Daily baggage transfers
  • Mostly breakfast & dinner each day


FRANCE: LE PUY – NASBINALS – 7-days / 6-nights (5-days walking in France)

DAY 1 Arrive at Le Puy in time for dinner.
DAY 2 Le Puy – St Privat d’Allier, 24km
DAY 3 St Priva d’Allier – Saugues, 20km
DAY 4 Saugues – Les Faux, 25km
DAY 5 Les Faux – Aumont, 19km
DAY 6 Aumont – Nasbinals, 26km
DAY 7 Trip ends after breakfast.

Arrival point: Le Puy en Velay.
Nearest train station: Le Puy en Velay
Departure point: Nasbinals
Difficulty: 4 to 7-hours easy to moderate walking each day (150 - 500metres of elevation)
Accommodation: 6-nights: 1 or 2-star hotels


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FRANCE: NASBINALS – CONQUES – 7-days / 6-nights (5-days walking)


DAY 1 Arrive at Nasbinals in time for dinner.
DAY 2 Nasbinals – St Chély d’Aubrac, 17km
DAY 3 St Chély d’Aubrac – Espalion, 24km
DAY 4 Espalion – Estaing, 13km
DAY 5 Estaing – Espeyrac, 24km
DAY 6 Espeyrac – Conques, 13km
DAY 7 Trip ends after breakfast

Arrival point: Nasbinals
Nearest train station: Aumont-Aubrac or St Christophe
Departure point: Conques
Difficulty: 3 to 6-hours of easy to moderate walking each day (150 - 450metres of elevation)
Accommodation: 6-nights: 1 or 2-star hotels


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FRANCE: CONQUES – CAHORS – 8-days / 7-nights (6-days of walking)


DAY 1 Arrival at Conques in time for dinner
DAY 2 Conques – Decazeville, 17km
DAY 3 Decazeville – Figeac, 32km
DAY 4 Figeac – Cajarc, 32km
DAY 5 Cajarc – Limogne, 17km
DAY 6 Limogne – Lalbenque, 22km
DAY 7 Lalbenque – Cahors, 19km
DAY 8 Trip ends after breakfast.

Arrival point: Conques
Nearest train station: Rodez
Departure point: Cahors
Difficulty: 4 to 8-hours easy to moderate walking each day (50 - 350metres of elevation)
Accommodation: 7-nights: 1 or 2-star hotels


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FRANCE: CAHORS – LECTOURE – 7-days / 6-nights (5-days of walking)

DAY 1 Arrival at Cahors in time for dinner
DAY 2 Cahors - Montcuq, 32km
DAY 3 Montcuq - Durfort, 26km
DAY 4 Durfort - Moissac, 14km
DAY 5 Moissac - Auvillar, 19km
DAY 6 Auvillar - Lectoure, 34km
DAY 7 End of the trip after breakfast

Arrival Point: Cahors
Nearest train station: Cahors
Departure: Lectoure
Difficulty: 4 to 8-hours easy to moderate walking each day (50 to 150metres of elevation)
Accommodation: 6-nights: 1, 2 or 3-star hotels


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FRANCE: LECTOURE — AIRE-SUR-ADOUR – 8-days / 7-nights (6-days of walking)

DAY 1 Arrival at Lectoure in time for dinner
DAY 2 Lectoure - La Romieu, 19km.
DAY 3 La Romieu - Condom, 16km.
DAY 4 Condom - Montréal du Gers, 16km.
DAY 5 Montréal du Gers - Eauze, 17km
DAY 6 Eauze – Nogaro, 20km
DAY 7 Nogaro - Aire-sur-Adour, 30km
DAY 8 Trip ends after breakfast.

Arrival point: Lectoure
Nearest train station: Agen or Auch
Departure point: Aire-sur-Adour.
Difficulty: 4 to 8-hours easy to moderate walking each day (50 to 150metres of elevation)
Accommodation: 7-nights, 1 or 2-star hotels & a country cottage


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FRANCE: AIRE-SUR-ADOUR – ST JEAN PIED DE PORT – 8-days / 7-nights (6-days walking)

DAY 1 Arrival at Aire-sur-Adour in time for dinner
DAY 2 Aire - Adour - Arzacq, 32km
DAY 3 Arzacq - Maslacq : 40km
DAY 4 Maslacq - Navarrenx, 22km
DAY 5 Navarrenx - St Palais, 30km
DAY 6 St Palais - Larceveau, 15km
DAY 7 Larceveau - St Jean Pied de Port, 18km
DAY 8 Trip ends after breakfast.

Arrival point: Aire-sur-Adour
Nearest train station: Aire-sur-Adour
Departure point: St Jean Pied de Port
Difficulty: 4 to 10-hours of easy to moderate walking each day (50 to 150m)
Accommodation: 7-nights, 1 & 2-star hotels


FRANCE TO SPAIN: ST JEAN PIED DE PORT – LOGRONO 8-days / 7-nights (6-days walking)

DAY 1 Arrival at St Jean Pied de Port in time for dinner
DAY 2 St Jean Pied de Port – Roncesvalles, 25km
DAY 3 Roncesvalles – Zubiri, 22km
DAY 4 Zubiri – Pamplona, 21km
DAY 5 Pamplona - Puente La Reina, 24km
DAY 6 Puente La Reina – Estella, 22km
DAY 7 Estella - Los Arcos, 22km
DAY 8 Los Arcos – Logrono, 28km.

Arrival point: St Jean Pied de Port
Nearest train station: St Jean Pied de Port
Departure point: Logrono
Difficulty: 6 to 8-hours of moderate walking daily
Accommodation: 7-nights, 1 & 2-star hotels


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SPAIN: LOGRONO – BURGOS – 7-days / 6-nights (5-days of walking)

DAY 1 Arrival at Logrono in time for dinner
DAY 2 Logrono – Najera, 29km
DAY 3 Najera-Santo Domingo de la Calzada, 21km
DAY 4 Santo Domingo de la Calzada-Belorado, 23km
DAY 5 Belarado - San Juan de Ortega, 24km
DAY 6 San Juan de Ortega - Burgos, 28km
DAY 7 Walk ends in Burgos after breakfast

Arrival point: Logrono
Nearest train station: Logrono
Departure point: Burgos
Difficulty: 4 to 7-hours of flat easy walking each day
Accommodation: 6-nights, 1 & 2-star hotels


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SPAIN: BURGOS – LEON – 8-days / 7-nights (7-days of walking)

DAY 1 Arrival at Burgos in time for dinner
DAY 2 Burgos - Castrojeriz, 39km
DAY 3 Castrojeriz – Fromista, 25km
DAY 4 Fromista : Carrion de los Condes, 19km
DAY 5 Carrion – Moratinos, 30km
DAY 6 Moratinos - El Burgo Ranero, 28km
DAY 7 El Burgo Ranero - Mansillas de las Mulas, 22km
DAY 8 Mansillas – Leon, 19km

Arrival point: Burgos
Nearest train station: Burgos
Departure point: Leon
Difficulty: 6 to 8-hours of moderate walking each day
Accommodation: 6-nights, 1 & 2-star hotels


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SPAIN: LEON – SANTIAGO de COMPOSTELA – 15-days / 14-nights (13-days walking)

DAY 1 Arrival at Leon in time for dinner
DAY 2 Léon - Hospital de Orbigo, 44km
DAY 3 Hospital de Orbigo – Astorga, 14km
DAY 4 Astorga - Rabanal del Camino, 20km
DAY 5 Rabanal - Ponferrada: 33km
DAY 6 Ponferrada - Vilafranca del Bierzo, 25km
DAY 7 Vilafranca del Bierzo - O Cebreiro, 30km
DAY 8 O Cebreiro – Triascastela, 21km.
DAY 9 Triascatela – Sarria, 21km
DAY 10 Sarria – Portomarin, 22km
DAY 11 Portomarin – Palas de Rei, 25km
DAY 12 Palas de Rei – Arzua, 29km
DAY 13 Arzua – Lavacolla, 29km
DAY 14 Lavacolla – Santiago de Compostela, 10km
DAY 15 Trip ends after breakfast

Arrival point: Leon
Nearest train station: Leon
Departure point: Santiago
Difficulty: 4 to 8-hours of easy to moderate walking each day
Accommodation: 14-nights, 1 & 2-star hotels or upgrade to 5-star Paradors where available


SPAIN: SARRIA – SANTIAGO de COMPOSTELA – 7-days / 6-nights (5-days walking)

DAY 1 Arrive Sarria (ask about transfers from Santiago Airport)
DAY 2 Sarria – Portomarin, 22km
DAY 3 Portomarin – Palas de Rei, 25km
DAY 4 Palas de Rei – Arzua, 29km
DAY 5 Arzua – Lavacolla, 29km
DAY 6 Lavacolla – Santiago de Compostela, 10km
DAY 7 Trip ends after breakfast

Arrival point: Sarria
Nearest train station: Santiago
Nearest bus station: Sarria (via Lugo)
Departure point: Santiago
Difficulty: 4 to 8-hours of easy to moderate walking each day
Accommodation: 6-nights in 1 & 2-star hotels or upgrade to the 5-star Parador in Santiago


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Outdoor Travel also offer several small group guided walks on sections of the Camino route – mostly in Spain – on set departure dates throughout the year. Some offer challenging walking, some using a support vehicle with the best accommodation and meals, some ‘value’ tours, some offer specialist guides with expert knowledge and some offer cycling instead of walking.

You might like to read comments from clients who have previously walked the Camino with accommodation & luggage transfers etc booked through Outdoor Travel:

The walk was fantastic. A very emotional experience and I thoroughly recommend the walk into Santiago (the last stretch), which really is what it’s all about. To complete the walk in to the Santiago Square is something quite special, and whilst the Pyrenees may be attractive, there is no doubt that the final section is also extremely attractive with most of the walk from say 3,000 to 4,500ft above sea level through lovely countryside which could have been anywhere in Europe or the UK. The weather was good with only one wet day and daily temps no more than say 25 to 28 deg. maximums.

The accommodation was the surprise. We had four stopover hotels and they were all excellent. All old medieval type inns, which have been done up, and more than adequate. The food also was very good - generally you had a limited choice of dishes but the quality was good.
Chris (Self-guided Camino de Santiago walk)

Just wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed my walk to Santiago! Your service was really great and I have already recommended you to several colleagues. My suitcase was always at the hotel waiting for me.

Many thanks for helping to make my trip so memorable and I will certainly use Outdoor Travel again in the future.
Mary (Self-guided Camino de Santiago walk)

We have recently returned from our walk on the Camino and would like to thank you for organising our booking. First and foremost, though, we would like to congratulate the wonderful coordination and itinerary. We could not fault anything.

Our accommodation was excellent. Having our own ensuite every night was an absolute blessing! Having our meals (and that bottle of red!) there every night - marvellous. Having our luggage carried on - ecstasy!

We thought the pricing well worth every cent. Special mention must be made for the extra care (and marvellous food) at Casa Mendez, Villafranca del Bierzo and the excellent meal at Hotel Roma, Sarria.
Lesley and Ian (Self-guided Camino de Santiago walk)

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