Walking Tours

El Camino Santiago –The Way

 

A popular activity in Spain is going on a pilgrimage traveling the Way of St James. The French Way is the best known route in Europe to make the pilgrimage to Santiago. This path, usually done on foot, runs from the Pyrenees Mountains to the city of Santiago de Compostela, while going through the northern Spanish regions of Aragon, Navarra, Rioja Castilla-León and Galicia. The Way of St James started out as a religious pilgrimage in which many devout Christians and people seeking penance went in search of the saint apostle hoping to attain purification of their souls to get closer to God. It is more the case now that the Way of St James is the path that thousands of people throughout the year choose in order to make a personal development or spiritual journey. Many people travel this route on foot, others ride bikes, and some go by other means.

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We are the Camino specialists. Our personal experience walking the Camino means you have access to first hand knowledge about the experience of life on the Camino.  There are lots of options, comfort levels, routes and accommodation which we can tailor to suit your needs. The Camino is our passion, there's not a travel agency in Australia that will look after your needs more thoroughly or thoughtfully than Surf Coast Travel and Cruise.

Camino Options

There are lots of different ways to experience the Camino and we can arrange any of them for you.

Other options you may wish to consider are punctuating the route with the beautiful Parador Hotel chain, or a gastronomic tour.

You can also do the alternate Camino routes such the the coastal scenic North route, or start the Portuguese Camino from Lisbon or Porto.

Other southern Spanish routes exist with popular starting places

Seville

Cordoba

Murcia

Valencia

Hadrian’s Wall

One of the most popular walks in the UK is the path across the northern stretches of England adjacent to Hadrians Wall. The walk is 84 miles from coast to coast following the World Heritage Site of Hadrian’s Wall, past Roman settlements and forts. There’s history every step of the way, and traditional English pubs, bustling market towns and the views are spectacular of the ever changing scenery. It is generally recommend to allow 6 or 7 days to complete the full walk, although you might want to allow some extra time to visit some of the Roman sites that you pass. A great way to finish your trip is to wind up in the Lakes District for some well earned RnR.

Mount Blanc

The region around Mont Blanc is home to some of the best alpine walking in Europe and being right at the corner junction of France, Switzerland and Italy, it gives walkers the chance to experience the different cultures and cuisine of these cultures all at once. Walks here give views of the highest peaks in the Alps including permantly white-capped Mont Blanc itself.

Again there’s a couple of options depending on time and inclination.

Mount Blanc Classic
One of the most popular for “casual” walkers is 7 night itinerary from Trient to Chamonix round trip.

Tour du Mont Blanc
11 day walk starts in Les Houches and finishes in Chamonix

Mount Blanc Comfort
5 night round trip including Mount Blanc circumnavigation. Averaging 6-7 hours walking a day