• SELF-GUIDED
  • 17 DAYS
  • Moderate to Challenging
PRICE FROM £ 1,395 per person
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT £ 450 per person

OVERVIEW

Walk from Leon to Santiago de Compostela crossing through the regions of Castilla y Leon and Galicia as you complete the last 300km of the Camino Frances. Join this iconic route in the vibrant city of Leon, beginning with a visit to its exquisite 18th-century cathedral. From here, follow the centuries-old route across the northern Spain rolling landscape, spending each night in the medieval towns and villages which have a long tradition of welcoming Camino walkers.

Crossing into Galicia, the iconic scallop shell markers will guide you through fertile valleys and across rolling hills through a succession of typical Celtic stone villages and medieval monasteries. Dine on typical dishes of Galician stew and fresh seafood platters.  Experience the euphoric buzz when walking into Santiago's Plaza de Obradoiro, joining other pilgrims and walkers having just completed the world's most famous pilgrim trail.

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Walk the world-famous Camino from Leon to Santiago de Compostela
  • Explore the architecture of Gaudi in Leon and Astorga
  • Sample the Verdejo white wines of Castilla y Leon
  • End your journey in the atmospheric Plaza de Obradoiro, Santiago
  • One of the world’s best treks to complete solo or with friends
  • Follow old Roman roads into medieval towns and hilltop villages
  • Try local tapas dishes of Padrón Peppers and Galician style octopus

AT A GLANCE

TRIP LENGTH
17 DAYS
WALK GRADE
Moderate to Challenging
PRICE FROM
£ 1395 per person twin/double share
SINGLE OCCUPANCY
£ 450 per person

ITINERARY

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • 15 nights accommodation
  • 15 breakfasts
  • Luggage transfers as described
  • Pilgrim Passport
  • Flexible itinerary to add days
  • Receiving your Compostela certificate for completing 300km of the Camino
  • Route Notes, Maps and GPX tracks
  • 24/7 telephone support
  • Walk the world-famous Camino from Leon to Santiago de Compostela
  • Explore the architecture of Gaudi in Leon and Astorga
  • Follow old Roman roads into medieval towns and hilltop villages

ACCOMMODATION & DINING DESKTOP

During this tour, you will stay in simple, small family-run hotels and guest houses that have been welcoming walkers of the Camino for many years. All rooms are en-suited and typically, in the style of the Camino, accommodations have a great atmosphere as the majority of other guests will be fellow walkers. As this walk is a very busy route it is usual for similar accommodations to be used other than that listed.

Single Rooms
If you are travelling with family and/or friends but would like single rooms, we would advise booking as soon as your plans are finalised to secure your rooming preferences. Single rooms incur an additional single occupancy fee.

Dining
You will be provided with 15 breakfasts. If you have any food allergies or intolerances, please let us know at the time of booking so we can let your hosts know. Should you have severe food allergies, it’s always worth bringing a few of your own snacks with you.

You will find many of the accommodations have their own restaurant which serves regional dishes, using local ingredients. Although dinners aren’t included in this tour, dinners can be included each evening as a supplement if you wish. Lunches can be purchased locally; this is a great part of the experience. You can either order lunch from your accommodation or buy local cheeses and meats along with a wide variety of different breads you will find along the Camino.

GENERAL INFO

AVAILABILITY

This tour is available from the start of April through October. Regardless of when you travel there are often celebrations along the Camino, specific to the individual towns or regions. From Galician literature festivals through to the nationwide celebrations of Semana Santa, walking the Camino is a colourful experience.

WEATHER

The route runs across northern Spain and through a variety of terrain. During the early and latter part of the season, conditions can be changeable from temperate warms days through to frosty mornings and very cool nights. From May to September, rainy days are less frequent and temperatures are steadily between 20-24 degrees, however, it is possible that you may experience a few cloudy days.

THE WALKING

We grade this walk as Moderate to Challenging. The Camino is a well-trodden route, so the trails are very well defined for the most part. You will follow an ancient pilgrim trail and therefore, whilst sections of the walk will take you deep into the picturesque countryside, you will also walk through urban environments and alongside roads, as you follow the truest route possible.

You should be used to walking up to 30km with up to 500m of ascent and descent. On any typical day, you will hike on rocky trails, farm and forest tracks and cover long sections in the open countryside. You will make sustained climbs to hilltop towns, villages and across the rolling countryside. You will also walk on some roads, so please be mindful of all road users at all times.

A moderate active lifestyle makes walking more enjoyable, an exercise regime of 2 to 3 times a week is needed, in addition to your usual walks. The route is very well waymarked by the iconic scallop-shell markers and with many other walkers on the trail, it’s very easy to find your way.
For each of the walks, you will be provided with daily walk notes, a map and the GPX tracks if you wish to use them for your own device.

HOW TO GET THERE AND AWAY

The tour starts in Leon and finishes in Santiago. The best way to reach Leon is by arriving at one of the following airports: Madrid, Santiago de Compostela or Bilbao Airport.

From Madrid Airport train station, a 3 to 4-hour train journey connects through to Leon (changing once at Madrid Chamartin station). If travelling from Bilbao Airport there is a bus journey which is around 5 hours and should you be flying in and out of Santiago de Compostela; we can arrange a private transfer for you to Leon.

INSURANCE

We require that you have adequate travel insurance against potential losses, damage or injury, including cancellation costs and loss of luggage.

For all trips that require international travel, you must have purchased travel insurance that also includes medical evacuation coverage.

We also charge a cancellation fee if you cancel your walking holiday after we have confirmed it to cover costs incurred from our suppliers and in the office.  See the FAQ section for more information.

CONTACT

If you have any questions, feel free to ask one of our destination consultants. You can get in touch with us via our contact form or email us at info@stroll.com

DEPARTURE DATES

  • DATES
    AVAILABILITY
    PRICE
    Single Occupancy
    Details
  • 1 Mar 2024 - 31 Oct 2024
    AVAILABLE

    from £ 1395

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    £ 450
  • 1 Mar 2025 - 31 Oct 2025
    AVAILABLE

    from £ 1470

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    £ 475

sections

Overview

Walk from Leon to Santiago de Compostela crossing through the regions of Castilla y Leon and Galicia as you complete the last 300km of the Camino Frances. Join this iconic route in the vibrant city of Leon, beginning with a visit to its exquisite 18th-century cathedral. From here, follow the centuries-old route across the northern Spain rolling landscape, spending each night in the medieval towns and villages which have a long tradition of welcoming Camino walkers.

Crossing into Galicia, the iconic scallop shell markers will guide you through fertile valleys and across rolling hills through a succession of typical Celtic stone villages and medieval monasteries. Dine on typical dishes of Galician stew and fresh seafood platters.  Experience the euphoric buzz when walking into Santiago's Plaza de Obradoiro, joining other pilgrims and walkers having just completed the world's most famous pilgrim trail.

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Walk the world-famous Camino from Leon to Santiago de Compostela
  • Explore the architecture of Gaudi in Leon and Astorga
  • Sample the Verdejo white wines of Castilla y Leon
  • End your journey in the atmospheric Plaza de Obradoiro, Santiago
  • One of the world’s best treks to complete solo or with friends
  • Follow old Roman roads into medieval towns and hilltop villages
  • Try local tapas dishes of Padrón Peppers and Galician style octopus
Itinerary
What’s Included
  • 15 nights accommodation
  • 15 breakfasts
  • Luggage transfers as described
  • Pilgrim Passport
  • Flexible itinerary to add days
  • Receiving your Compostela certificate for completing 300km of the Camino
  • Route Notes, Maps and GPX tracks
  • 24/7 telephone support
  • Walk the world-famous Camino from Leon to Santiago de Compostela
  • Explore the architecture of Gaudi in Leon and Astorga
  • Follow old Roman roads into medieval towns and hilltop villages
Accommodation & Dining

During this tour, you will stay in simple, small family-run hotels and guest houses that have been welcoming walkers of the Camino for many years. All rooms are en-suited and typically, in the style of the Camino, accommodations have a great atmosphere as the majority of other guests will be fellow walkers. As this walk is a very busy route it is usual for similar accommodations to be used other than that listed.

Single Rooms
If you are travelling with family and/or friends but would like single rooms, we would advise booking as soon as your plans are finalised to secure your rooming preferences. Single rooms incur an additional single occupancy fee.

Dining
You will be provided with 15 breakfasts. If you have any food allergies or intolerances, please let us know at the time of booking so we can let your hosts know. Should you have severe food allergies, it’s always worth bringing a few of your own snacks with you.

You will find many of the accommodations have their own restaurant which serves regional dishes, using local ingredients. Although dinners aren’t included in this tour, dinners can be included each evening as a supplement if you wish. Lunches can be purchased locally; this is a great part of the experience. You can either order lunch from your accommodation or buy local cheeses and meats along with a wide variety of different breads you will find along the Camino.

General Info

AVAILABILITY

This tour is available from the start of April through October. Regardless of when you travel there are often celebrations along the Camino, specific to the individual towns or regions. From Galician literature festivals through to the nationwide celebrations of Semana Santa, walking the Camino is a colourful experience.

WEATHER

The route runs across northern Spain and through a variety of terrain. During the early and latter part of the season, conditions can be changeable from temperate warms days through to frosty mornings and very cool nights. From May to September, rainy days are less frequent and temperatures are steadily between 20-24 degrees, however, it is possible that you may experience a few cloudy days.

THE WALKING

We grade this walk as Moderate to Challenging. The Camino is a well-trodden route, so the trails are very well defined for the most part. You will follow an ancient pilgrim trail and therefore, whilst sections of the walk will take you deep into the picturesque countryside, you will also walk through urban environments and alongside roads, as you follow the truest route possible.

You should be used to walking up to 30km with up to 500m of ascent and descent. On any typical day, you will hike on rocky trails, farm and forest tracks and cover long sections in the open countryside. You will make sustained climbs to hilltop towns, villages and across the rolling countryside. You will also walk on some roads, so please be mindful of all road users at all times.

A moderate active lifestyle makes walking more enjoyable, an exercise regime of 2 to 3 times a week is needed, in addition to your usual walks. The route is very well waymarked by the iconic scallop-shell markers and with many other walkers on the trail, it’s very easy to find your way.
For each of the walks, you will be provided with daily walk notes, a map and the GPX tracks if you wish to use them for your own device.

HOW TO GET THERE AND AWAY

The tour starts in Leon and finishes in Santiago. The best way to reach Leon is by arriving at one of the following airports: Madrid, Santiago de Compostela or Bilbao Airport.

From Madrid Airport train station, a 3 to 4-hour train journey connects through to Leon (changing once at Madrid Chamartin station). If travelling from Bilbao Airport there is a bus journey which is around 5 hours and should you be flying in and out of Santiago de Compostela; we can arrange a private transfer for you to Leon.

INSURANCE

We require that you have adequate travel insurance against potential losses, damage or injury, including cancellation costs and loss of luggage.

For all trips that require international travel, you must have purchased travel insurance that also includes medical evacuation coverage.

We also charge a cancellation fee if you cancel your walking holiday after we have confirmed it to cover costs incurred from our suppliers and in the office.  See the FAQ section for more information.

CONTACT

If you have any questions, feel free to ask one of our destination consultants. You can get in touch with us via our contact form or email us at info@stroll.com

Departure Dates
  • DATES
    AVAILABILITY
    PRICE
    Single Occupancy
    DETAILS
  • Date
    1 Mar 2024 - 31 Oct 2024
    AVAILIBILITY
    AVAILABLE
    PRICE
    from £ 1395
    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    £ 450
    DETAILS
  • Date
    1 Mar 2025 - 31 Oct 2025
    AVAILIBILITY
    AVAILABLE
    PRICE
    from £ 1470
    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    £ 475
    DETAILS
Faqs

FAQS

Q: Where would you suggest adding an extra night?

Leon a vibrant city, which has been welcoming Camino walkers for centuries! The two major sights of Leon is the Casa de Botines, designed by Antoni Guadi and Hostal San Marcos (a former monastery and shelter for pilgrims during the middle ages. This exquisite property is now a luxury parador hotel). If you wish to start your Camino in style, we can arrange an upgrade for you to this luxury hotel. Traicastela if you really want to do nothing and relax by the pool, this is the perfect hotel to do so. Once walkers have departed for the day, there really is little more to do other than to take up residence by the pool and recharge in the peace of the countryside. Santiago, of course! This city is worthy of an extra day and not just to further explore the grand cathedral. Santiago boasts a wealth of medieval architecture, tapas bars and restaurants. We can also arrange an onward walk to the coastal point of Finisterre. Regarded as the end of the world by the Romans, many pilgrims continue on walking for several days to reach Finisterre. Having completed the Camino, it is an extra 4 days to reach Finisterre with a transfer back to Santiago on the fifth day.

Q: Can you extend our stay in Santiago de Compostela?

Of course, please let us know at the time of booking if you would like to extend your time in Santiago.

Q: Can my children walk with me?

We don't allow children under the age of 16 to do this walk.

Q: Is this tour OK for solo walkers?

Absolutely. Many people choose to complete stages of the Camino as a solo walker. There are many people walking the route and many of the overnight stays welcome hordes of walkers which means you can choose to walk your own journey or join in the camaraderie of walking with others.

Q: We’re travelling as friends but would like single rooms?

Subject to a single occupancy payment, single rooms are available. However, due to the limited accommodation single rooms might not always be available for every night of the tour, but we will let you know your options throughout the booking process.

Q: Can we reduce the days walked?

We wouldn’t suggest completing the itinerary in less than 16 days and 15 nights.

Q: Can we extend the days walked?

Of course, we’re happy to discuss your needs. If you feel you would prefer the ultimate Camino walk, you may wish to look at walking the full Camino route for 40 days.

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