Camino de Santiago: Hiking the Way

Follow in the footsteps of generations of pilgrims and fall into sync with your mind, body, and spirit!

Join us for a life-changing experience this summer as we walk the Camino de Santiago. Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity! If you are planning on participating in our Granada summer program consider adding on the Camino to your summer program.

What is the Camino de Santiago?

The Camino de Santiago, the Way of St. James, is an ancient pilgrimage path dating back more than a thousand years with its destination as the shrine of the Apostle St. James. This route stretches across the north of Spain and has regained popularity in recent years for many reasons. More than 300,000 pilgrims complete it each year and the U.S. stands proudly as its fourth most numerous pilgrim nation. Come walk your “Camino” with us while enjoying the beautiful scenery and getting the most out of the visits along the way. Focus on your walk, your thoughts, and leave the rest to Arcos Learning Abroad!





Jul 08 - Jul 17

10 days

Camino de Santiago: Hiking the Way


Jul 29 - Aug 06

9 days

Camino de Santiago: Hiking the Way



  • Experience the intimacy and beauty of the landscapes of northern Spain walking from village to village.

  • Active program bringing into sync mind, body, and spirit through the pilgrim's walk.

  • Each day rise with the sun to your back and walk towards the sunset. You'll experience an awakening inside you that you never imagined!

  • Stops along the way include ancient churches, monasteries, and other unique romanesque buildings that have been assisting those walking The Way for centuries.


  • Arrive to the Madrid Airport (MAD) for our pick up services. Plan to arrive by 11 AM.

  • Take the the high speed train from Madrid to the village of Sarria (4 hours).

  • We will sleep in albergues (guest houses), as this is typical to the Camino experience. You will need to bring a sleeping bag.

  • You will receive a complete packing list before departure.

  • Van support for luggage, picnics, and emergencies.

  • Breakfasts (continental-European style), lunches (picnic or restaurant depending on the day), and dinners provided.

  • We must always adapt to the conditions of the places we happen to transit. Most of the times, very small villages.

  • Dedicated program guide will assist the group during the program.

  • As a cultural trip we will share interesting information to complement what we are seeing and experiencing along the way. Our friendly team members are more than happy to expand on any matters that catch your interest! There will be plenty of time for that as we make our journey.

  • Drop-off at Santiago de Compostela (SCQ) airport service.


Day 1: Airport pick up (Madrid - MAD)

Madrid to Sarria (4 hours by high-speed train)

Day 2: Sarria to Portomarín (23 km)

Day 3: Portomarín to Palas de Rei (25 km)

Day 4: Palas de Rei to Arzúa (26 km)

Day 5: Arzúa to Pedrouzo (24 km)

Day 6: Pedrouzo to Santiago (20 km)

Day 7: Santiago excursion

Day 8: Santiago to Madrid

Day 9: Airport drop off (Madrid - MAD)

*Jul 08 - Jul 17 dates include a day excursion to Finisterre.