• SELF-GUIDED
  • 13 DAYS
  • Moderate
PRICE FROM $ 2,890 per person
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT $ 735 per person

OVERVIEW

A private, bespoke Camino trip without the crowds:  travel by private transfer on this unique tour to sample the best of the walking on three of the Northern Camino Pilgrimages – no waiting for transport or walking on busy roads through the outskirts of towns. This trip was designed to create an immersive relaxed experience for groups of 4 or more, reflected in the price per person for groups of this size.

Explore the most significant and inspiring sites and landscapes by combining the two main routes using the old connection between them, along the Caminos Vadiniense and Lebaniego, the detours often taken by pilgrims to visit the important relics.

There's a big contrast of landscapes between the drier central plateau and the lush green pastures by the Cantabrian coast, between the flatlands of Castile and Leon, and the craggy peaks of the Pyrenees and the Picos de Europa. This is a trip that's sure to leave you with an improved sense of wellbeing.

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Dedicated local and experienced support driver
  • 12 nights accommodation with an emphasis on authenticity and comfort, including 4-star hotels
  • The beautiful Basque country
  • Lush forest, olive groves, picturesque mountains and villages
  • Experience the remarkable enormity and emptiness of central Spain
  • The thrill of finishing your pilgrimage, walking up to the stunning cathedral in Santiago de Compostela
  • A delicious, diverse range of regional wine regions and cuisines

AT A GLANCE

TRIP LENGTH
13 DAYS
WALK GRADE
Moderate
PRICE FROM
$ 2890 per person twin/double share
SINGLE OCCUPANCY
$ 735 per person

ITINERARY

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • 12 nights accommodation, rooms with ensuites, handpicked hotels and guesthouses, staying in authentic Spanish villages in excellent locations
  • 12 breakfasts, 7 lunches and 2 evening meals
  • Highlights of 2 main Northern Camino trails, the Camino Frances and the Camino del Norte plus walks on the Camino Vadiniense and Lebaniego
  • The best walking possible away from the crowds
  • Meet and greet at the beginning of the walk and private tours on some days
  • Comprehensive set of walk notes with detailed walking itineraries, integrated maps and insider tips in our notes (where to get the freshest produce, the best restaurants, the best wine). We also supply a walking map app to use on the track
  • Private transport on and off the track and luggage transfers
  • Dedicated local support driver/guide and on the ground support from local representatives. Travelling this way means that if you wish you can also increase or decrease the walk lengths if desired

ACCOMMODATION & DINING DESKTOP

The accommodation on this journey has been handpicked to reflect the character and history of Spain and the Camino. They’re always very comfortable, always with an en suite, and always with lots of personality and warmth. Although star ratings are not particularly helpful when it comes to small hotels in more rustic environments, you should expect 3 and a 1/2 star standard with some 4 star upgrades along the way.

GENERAL INFO

AVAILABILITY

End of March to the beginning of November. At Easter, there may be some difficulty getting accommodation in Santiago de Compostela.

ACCESS

Ask us for our transfer information file, but in short, it is very easy to get to Bilbao from anywhere in Europe by plane or by train. International visitors may need a connecting flight. You can check the train timings at Trainline. The general rule is to book ahead for only the longer train journeys. Skyscanner and Webjet are just 2 of the many flight aggregators that might be useful in booking flights.

WALKING

We walk the most emblematic and most beautiful stretches of the Camino Frances between the Pyrenees and Santiago de Compostela as well as some sections of the Camino Vadiniense, Lebaniego and Norte. We also feel that the walks chosen convey most succinctly the changing landscapes and culture as you move along the Camino. The way the trip works is that you travel some distance by road to be dropped off at the start of a section, you are then picked up at the end of the walk with a private transfer and driven to your next hotel. By and large, these road transfers take between 30 minutes and an hour. By doing this it allows you to walk just the best bits and stay in way superior accommodations in less crowded locations. You walk seven stages over the course of this trip, each varies somewhat in length, but on average you will be walking around 15 km, with options most days to increase the day´s walks if you wish.

Walking through the outskirts of cities, for instance, is never a lovely prospect, nor are the hundreds of kilometres of the plains of Castille.  The nature of the walking depends on the region you are passing through, but by and large, it is on very good, wide paths and tracks. On one of the days, the walk is almost entirely uphill as you cross into Galicia but the gradient is steady. For details of daily walking distances and height, gains see the itinerary.

WEATHER

Since you are travelling essentially the width of northern Spain over the course of this trip, the weather will change from day too day.  During the months we run this trip, we expect the weather to be basically dry until you get into Galicia where rain is much more common. Temperatures at the very start and very end of the trip should be around 10°- 20°, as you travel across the plains of Castile, things can get warmer with daytime highs of around 25°- 30°. We also time the walks to avoid the heat. The shoulder season, spring and autumn, is by far the best time as the weather is perfect for walking and the added advantage of being less crowded in the villages and towns.

See the weather average temperatures and rainfall at different times of the year.

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.

INFORMATION PACK

For nearly 30 years we have taken pride in providing seamlessly organised walking holidays, but we know, even with that in mind, that you’ll have many more questions. You will receive a very detailed information pack and itinerary approximately 6 weeks out from departure outlining all the fine detail and much more.

CONTACT

If you have any questions, feel free to ask one of our destination consultants or to speak with one of our guides. 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 - 30 Nov 2024
    AVAILABLE

    from $ 2890

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $ 735

    P/Per for 4 Pax

  • 1 Mar 2024 - 30 Nov 2024
    AVAILABLE

    from $ 2890

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $ 735

    P/Per for 2 Pax

  • 1 Mar 2024 - 30 Nov 2024
    AVAILABLE

    from $ 2890

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $ 735

    P/Per for 2 Pax

  • 1 Mar 2025 - 30 Nov 2025
    AVAILABLE

    from $ 3910

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $ 735

    P/Per for 2 Pax

sections

Overview

A private, bespoke Camino trip without the crowds:  travel by private transfer on this unique tour to sample the best of the walking on three of the Northern Camino Pilgrimages – no waiting for transport or walking on busy roads through the outskirts of towns. This trip was designed to create an immersive relaxed experience for groups of 4 or more, reflected in the price per person for groups of this size.

Explore the most significant and inspiring sites and landscapes by combining the two main routes using the old connection between them, along the Caminos Vadiniense and Lebaniego, the detours often taken by pilgrims to visit the important relics.

There's a big contrast of landscapes between the drier central plateau and the lush green pastures by the Cantabrian coast, between the flatlands of Castile and Leon, and the craggy peaks of the Pyrenees and the Picos de Europa. This is a trip that's sure to leave you with an improved sense of wellbeing.

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Dedicated local and experienced support driver
  • 12 nights accommodation with an emphasis on authenticity and comfort, including 4-star hotels
  • The beautiful Basque country
  • Lush forest, olive groves, picturesque mountains and villages
  • Experience the remarkable enormity and emptiness of central Spain
  • The thrill of finishing your pilgrimage, walking up to the stunning cathedral in Santiago de Compostela
  • A delicious, diverse range of regional wine regions and cuisines
Itinerary
What’s Included
  • 12 nights accommodation, rooms with ensuites, handpicked hotels and guesthouses, staying in authentic Spanish villages in excellent locations
  • 12 breakfasts, 7 lunches and 2 evening meals
  • Highlights of 2 main Northern Camino trails, the Camino Frances and the Camino del Norte plus walks on the Camino Vadiniense and Lebaniego
  • The best walking possible away from the crowds
  • Meet and greet at the beginning of the walk and private tours on some days
  • Comprehensive set of walk notes with detailed walking itineraries, integrated maps and insider tips in our notes (where to get the freshest produce, the best restaurants, the best wine). We also supply a walking map app to use on the track
  • Private transport on and off the track and luggage transfers
  • Dedicated local support driver/guide and on the ground support from local representatives. Travelling this way means that if you wish you can also increase or decrease the walk lengths if desired
Accommodation & Dining

The accommodation on this journey has been handpicked to reflect the character and history of Spain and the Camino. They’re always very comfortable, always with an en suite, and always with lots of personality and warmth. Although star ratings are not particularly helpful when it comes to small hotels in more rustic environments, you should expect 3 and a 1/2 star standard with some 4 star upgrades along the way.

General Info

AVAILABILITY

End of March to the beginning of November. At Easter, there may be some difficulty getting accommodation in Santiago de Compostela.

ACCESS

Ask us for our transfer information file, but in short, it is very easy to get to Bilbao from anywhere in Europe by plane or by train. International visitors may need a connecting flight. You can check the train timings at Trainline. The general rule is to book ahead for only the longer train journeys. Skyscanner and Webjet are just 2 of the many flight aggregators that might be useful in booking flights.

WALKING

We walk the most emblematic and most beautiful stretches of the Camino Frances between the Pyrenees and Santiago de Compostela as well as some sections of the Camino Vadiniense, Lebaniego and Norte. We also feel that the walks chosen convey most succinctly the changing landscapes and culture as you move along the Camino. The way the trip works is that you travel some distance by road to be dropped off at the start of a section, you are then picked up at the end of the walk with a private transfer and driven to your next hotel. By and large, these road transfers take between 30 minutes and an hour. By doing this it allows you to walk just the best bits and stay in way superior accommodations in less crowded locations. You walk seven stages over the course of this trip, each varies somewhat in length, but on average you will be walking around 15 km, with options most days to increase the day´s walks if you wish.

Walking through the outskirts of cities, for instance, is never a lovely prospect, nor are the hundreds of kilometres of the plains of Castille.  The nature of the walking depends on the region you are passing through, but by and large, it is on very good, wide paths and tracks. On one of the days, the walk is almost entirely uphill as you cross into Galicia but the gradient is steady. For details of daily walking distances and height, gains see the itinerary.

WEATHER

Since you are travelling essentially the width of northern Spain over the course of this trip, the weather will change from day too day.  During the months we run this trip, we expect the weather to be basically dry until you get into Galicia where rain is much more common. Temperatures at the very start and very end of the trip should be around 10°- 20°, as you travel across the plains of Castile, things can get warmer with daytime highs of around 25°- 30°. We also time the walks to avoid the heat. The shoulder season, spring and autumn, is by far the best time as the weather is perfect for walking and the added advantage of being less crowded in the villages and towns.

See the weather average temperatures and rainfall at different times of the year.

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.

INFORMATION PACK

For nearly 30 years we have taken pride in providing seamlessly organised walking holidays, but we know, even with that in mind, that you’ll have many more questions. You will receive a very detailed information pack and itinerary approximately 6 weeks out from departure outlining all the fine detail and much more.

CONTACT

If you have any questions, feel free to ask one of our destination consultants or to speak with one of our guides. 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 - 30 Nov 2024
    AVAILIBILITY
    AVAILABLE
    PRICE
    from $ 2890
    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $ 735
    DETAILS

    P/Per for 4 Pax

  • Date
    1 Mar 2024 - 30 Nov 2024
    AVAILIBILITY
    AVAILABLE
    PRICE
    from $ 2890
    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $ 735
    DETAILS

    P/Per for 2 Pax

  • Date
    1 Mar 2024 - 30 Nov 2024
    AVAILIBILITY
    AVAILABLE
    PRICE
    from $ 2890
    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $ 735
    DETAILS

    P/Per for 2 Pax

  • Date
    1 Mar 2025 - 30 Nov 2025
    AVAILIBILITY
    AVAILABLE
    PRICE
    from $ 3910
    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $ 735
    DETAILS

    P/Per for 2 Pax

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