Self-Guided Walking on the Camino de Santiago

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  • duration 11 days
  • tour type Self-guided
  • age requirement 12+ yrs
  • guiding method Self guided/Independent
  • Starts Leon, Spain
  • Ends Santiago De Compostela, Spain
  • Follow one of the most ancient pilgrimage routes in the world!
  • Stay in converted water mills, hilltop monasteries and stylish farmhouses
  • Soaring cathedrals, Roman bridges, country chapels and thatched Galician villages
  • Poppysprinkled wheat fields, orchidrich water meadows, pinescented woodland
The trip Self-Guided Walking On The Camino De Santiago starts in Leon and ends in Santiago De Compostela. It is a trekking trip that takes 11 days taking you through Molinaseca, Leon, Portomarín and 6 other destinations in Spain. Self-Guided Walking On The Camino De Santiago is a self-guided trip that includes accommodation in hotels, meals and others.

The Camino de Santiago de Compostela is one of the world's oldest pilgrimage routes, and in 1987 was declared the first European Culture Route. Since Apostle James’ tomb was discovered in the ninth century, the route has also been known as 'The Way of St James'. The symbol of the scallop shell, typically found on the Galician shores, marks the way. On completion of at least 100km of the route, it is a great tradition to receive a certificate or ‘compostela’. Taking a self-guided walk along the Camino is a perfect way to meet travellers from all over the world, as they journey from far and wide to walk this important route.
4.5 - Very Good
Based on 4 reviews
Self guided walk on the Camino
5 - Excellent
“The service provided by Exodus was excellent. I would book with the company again. Luggage was efficiently moved each day and transfers were timed quite well. My only critique would be that daily instructions might be too detailed. In some cases it would be good to just say follow the Camino markers until......... Accommodation was fantastic at almost each location.”
Camino di Santiago
4 - Very Good
“This was a great trip! We wanted to spend some time walking in Spain and this seemed like a good way to do it. Starting in Leon and visiting the city was a good start, taking in some bars and restaurants in the sunshine. We had a great tour of the town with Blanca, our guide, who showed us round the cathedral and other places of interest. Having our own guide really helped to find out more about this city. We opted for the short walk on the first day, which was a good decision as it was so hot that day. From Day 2 onwards, we enjoyed beautiful walking through the Galician countryside - hills and valleys to begin with, then more rolling countryside for the next few days, with lots of woodland paths and good shade. The weather was very kind to us - warm with nice breezes - ideal walking conditions. We stayed in a variety of places - all lovely rooms, and good service overall. There some beautiful historic buildings with thick granite walls, reminding us of the history of this walk and the millions of pilgrims who have travelled this route for a thousand years! The trip notes were very good, though it is easy to find your way with so many sign posts and yellow arrows to follow. We could always find somewhere to eat or drink when we needed to, and found some delightful quirky hostelries along the way. I think the route is ideal - taking in Leon to start the trip and using taxis to miss out the mundane parts of walking out of Leon made sense for us - also, having a slightly shorter day's walking in the middle of the trip helped us to catch up physically. I would recommend this trip to anyone who would like to walk part of the Camino - I feel like I have been on an interesting journey as well as completing a physical challenge which I thought I might not manage! We had a great time!”
Camino April 2016
4 - Very Good
“We took the trip that started from Leon and finished at the Cathedral in Santiago de Compostela. Though I walked with my brother-in-law, each evening we met up in the hotel with two delightful UK couples on the same trip. The walking was not demanding to experienced walkers, though the weather in early April was varied. The Camino route is not through top quality scenery all the way; it's a pilgrim route ! Most of the hotels were either excellent or very good.”
Great walk
4 - Very Good
“We will remember the comaradery on the trail, the different accommodation every night.”
  • Day 1: Start Leon.
  • Day 2: Trek from Cruz de Ferro to Molinaseca.
  • Day 3: Ascend the Rio Valcarce Valley to O'Cebreiro; sunset viewpoint.
  • Day 4: Walk between villages overlooking the Monastery of Samos; continue to Sarria.
  • Day 5: Head up the Celerio Valley; descend into Portomarin.
  • Day 6: Walk up Torres Valley to the delightfully rural farmhouse at Lestedo.
  • Day 7: Hike to O'Coto via Palas del Rei.
  • Day 8: Leave hamlet of O'Coto; walk to Arzua.
  • Day 9: From Arzua walk to a converted watermill in Rua.
  • Day 10: Walk to Santiago via Monte do Gozo; visit the cathedral.
  • Day 11: End Santiago de Compostela.
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  • 10 nights in 2 to 4-star hotels , All accommodation
  • All buffet breakfasts and 7 dinners
  • 9 days point-to-point walking
  • Altitude max. 1300m, average 700m
  • Self-guided holiday. Min age 12 yrs
  • Route notes
  • Any international flights to Leon and from Santiago De Compostela are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Self-Guided Walking on the Camino de Santiago tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Self-Guided Walking on the Camino de Santiago tour. You can cancel the tour up to 62 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 61 days of departure.


A deposit of 258 USD is required to confirm this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 61 days before departure. For any departures within 31 May 2020 full payment is required.

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Self-Guided Walking on the Camino de Santiago tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.


For this Self-Guided Walking on the Camino de Santiago tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

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