What Makes Our Camino de Santiago Journey Special?

We’ve taken our legendary itinerary design to one of the most iconic pilgrimages of the world, El Camino de Santiago.

  • We have handcrafted a journey that in just 9 days brings you to the best of the landscapes and villages, skipping areas that parallel highways or developed areas.
  • Our expert Trip Leaders share phenomenal knowledge of the culture and history of the region and bring El Camino and its traditions to life.
  • Our support van is available several times a day to provide refreshments or to give you a lift if you’d like to shorten the hiking day.
  • You’ll be welcomed each night in our carefully selected hotels and paradors, including two nights at the extraordinary Parador Dos Reis Catolicos. No barebones hostels, we want you to rest in comfort as you make this historic pilgrimage!
  • We bring you all the way to legendary Finisterre, with a grand finale at “the end of the earth,” mythical Kilometer 0 on the pilgrim trail.
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Our Route to Santiago

We begin in Spain’s historic town of Burgos, then head out on the trail, bypassing urbanized areas and sections where highways pass near the trail. Your Trip Leader will give you a document known as the “Pilgrim’s Passport,” which you will carry with you and can have stamped at points along the journey, such as monuments, churches, and restaurants. Each of these places has its own unique stamp and your stamped passport—a continuation of a venerable medieval tradition—makes a wonderful memento of your journey.

Absolutely EVERYTHING about this trip was perfect: itinerary, food, lodgings, trip leaders, educational opportunities. A perfect example of why Wilderness Travel will always be our first choice when planning adventures.
Susan W., Albuquerque, NM

Our paths wind through foothills and forests, past ancient monasteries and exquisite Romanesque and Gothic churches. Trails are marked with scallop shells, the symbol of St. James. One of the joys of this journey is sharing the trail with pilgrims from all over the world, hiking alongside them, and hearing their stories.

When we reach our goal, the holy city of Santiago, we’ll enter its soaring cathedral and witness the moving spectacle of the noon pilgrim mass (possibly accompanied by the botafumeiro ceremony—our local sources keep us posted on which days this will occur, and adjust our schedule). After Santiago, our special finish at legendary Finisterre (the “end of the earth” in Latin), the rock promontory on the Galician Coast that is Kilometer 0 of the pilgrim trail. We’ll walk these last two miles of our pilgrimage barefoot along the sands of Langosteira Beach, as pilgrims traditionally do—a fitting end to our journey!

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Download our Pilgrim’s Way itinerary to learn more about our day-to-day itinerary, prices and dates, lodging, and leaders.