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 transformative experience this summer as we walk the Camino de Santiago in this 2021 Jubilee year (next one isn't until 2027). Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity! If you are planning on participating in our Summer I Spain program consider arriving early and walking the Camino with us before starting your classes in Granada.

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 pilgriming nation. Come walk your “Camino” with us while enjoying the beautiful scenery and getting the most out of the visits along the way with the help of our learned staff. Focus on your walk, your thoughts, and leave the rest to Arcos Learning Abroad! Two start dates are offered.

PROGRAM DATES

DURATION

PROGRAM NAME

PRICE

May 09 - May 28

20 days

Camino de Santiago: Hiking the Way

$2,750

May 16 - May 28

13 days

Camino de Santiago: Hiking the Way

$1,995

Highlights

  • 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. For example, the impressive León Cathedral.

Details

  • Plan to arrive and depart from Madrid Airport (MAD) for our pick up and drop off services.

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

  • More information about what to pack is provided in the handbook you receive before departure.

  • We will take care of carrying and keeping custody of your luggage while you walk. Luggage is picked up after breakfast and delivered at your next albergue.

  • Full van support for luggage, picnics, and emergencies.

  • All breakfasts (continental European style), lunches (picnic or box lunch 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 directors will accompany the group at all times.

  • 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.

Itinerary

May 09 (airport pick up)

  1. Carrión to Terradillos

  2. Terradillos to Bercianos

  3. Bercianos to Mansillas de las Mulas

  4. Mansilla de las Mulas to León

  5. León to San Martín del Camino

  6. San Martín del Camino to Astorga

  7. Astorga to Foncebadón

May 16 (airport pick up)

  1. Foncebadón to Ponferrada

  2. Ponferrada to Villafranca

  3. Villafranca to O Cebreiro

  4. O Cebreiro to Triacastela.

  5. Triacastela to Sarria

  6. Sarria to Portomarín

  7. Portomarín to Palas de Rei

  8. Palas de Rei to Arzúa

  9. Arzúa to Pedrouzo

  10. Pedrouzo to Santiago

  11. Santiago de Compostela

  12. End of Program (airport drop off)