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WALK SPANISH CAMINO HIGHLIGHTS

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JOIN US FOR A GUIDED PACK FREE 8 DAY WALK

INCLUDED WOWS – STAY IN A 12TH CENTURY HISTORIC CASA & SPAIN’S OLDEST HOTEL, RECEIVE THE COMPOSTELA PILGRIM CERTIFICATE, SPANISH WINE TASTING NIGHT, DELICIOUS LOCAL FOOD & WINES + MORE

SAVE UP TO $500 PER COUPLE OR $250 PER PERSON WITH OUR SPOT SPECIALS ON SPECIFIC DEPARTURES*. BOOK YOUR TRIP TODAY AND SAVE. 

WALK SNAPSHOT

8 DAYS – 7 NIGHTS

PACK FREE GUIDED WALK – ONLY CARRY A DAY PACK

WALK ONLY THE BEST SECTIONS OF THE CAMINO 

WALK 4-6 HRS/DAY WITH SELF EXPLORE TIME OPTIONS

BOUTIQUE SPANISH ACCOMMODATION

ALL MEALS

LOCALLY SOURCED MEALS & WINE INCLUDED

PRIVATE TRANSFERS TO BEST WALK SECTIONS

ECO FRIENDLY – ECO TOURISM ACCREDITED

DEPARTURE DATES

REGULAR DEPARTURES FROM APR TO SEP 2023 – OUR 2024 WALKS NOW OPEN!

PRICES FROM $5549 PP*

STAY IN TRUE SPANISH STYLE

FEEL THE WARMTH OF SPANISH HOSPITALITY

A highlight of your walk will be staying in gorgeous Spanish accommodation. In each region we walk, we have hand picked the best places in each area to ensure we give a wow-mazing experience for our guests and a fabulous local meals and wines.

CASA CAXIGUERO

NIGHT 1. Located in the village of Barbadelo lies the charming Casa Caxiguero. This charming historic accommodation built in the 12th century is a typical traditional Spanish farm house with pretty stone walls and exposed timber beams. Enjoy the warm hospitality and quaint atmosphere with wonderful home-cooked meals featuring organic food produced in the garden all accompanied with local wines.

VISTALEGRE SPA HOTEL PORTOMARIN

NIGHT 2. We stay 1 night in the riverside town of Portomarin. Please note: Accommodation may change due to limited availability in this small town.

CASA CAMINO, NEAR PALAIS DE REI

NIGHT 3 & 4. Spend 2 nights at the charming Casa Camino, a beautiful ancient farmhouse which has been loving restored to create a charming and homely accommodation. With beautiful scenic views across the valley, this property offers serenity and peace. Relax in the gatehouse room which has the feel of a medieval banquet hall a great place to relax with a glass of wine. Rooms are beautifully appointed all with ensuites and choice of double or two single beds. (No single supplements are available at this accommodation).

PAZO DE BRANDESO OR PAZO DA BRIONA

NIGHT 5 & 6. We spend 2 nights in the tiny town of Arzua. The accommodation may change due to limited availability here. Guests will either stay at the Pazo De Brandeso Country Club or the Pazo da Briona in Arzua for a 2 night stay.

PARADOR DE SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA

NIGHT 7. In the main square of Santiago de Compostela overlooking the cathedral lies the Parador de Santiago de Compostela also known as the Hostal dos Reis Catolicos. Considered the oldest hotel in the world, in 1499 this building was a Royal hospital to house the walkers who were on the camino pilgrimage to Santiago. These days this accommodation is now an elegant hotel with the best location in the city offering a truly unique and exclusive place to stay.

TOUR PRICES

*Spot Special prices available on specific departures when you book and pay in full at time of booking.  See departures dates for specific dates. Normal Price requires $300 deposit only, with final payments due 8 weeks prior. 

Private group walks are available and require a minimum of 10-12 guests. You can choose a departure date subject to availability. See details and prices below.

INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS

Please note your tour price does not include flights to / from the countries visited.  We are offering our clients a service to book their international flights and any other travel plans during their holiday. If you would like our Flights Specialist to organise these requirements, please email us at flights@lifesanadventure.com.au with your requirements.

Prices in Australian Dollars
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NEXT SEASON’S DEPARTURES
May 2024 – Sept 2024
SPOT SPECIAL DEALS

Normal Price….. $5799
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FIRST TIME PASSENGERS:
Spot Special… $5649
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Spot Special prices available on specific departures when you book and pay in full at time of booking. Offer ends until sold out – limited spots available! See departure dates tab for specific dates. Normal Price requires $500 deposit only, with final payments due 12 weeks prior. Past passengers $100 extra saving also available on normal priced fares. Based on twin share – see details about Single Supplement and upgrade extras. See full ticket conditions below under Discount information.

Prices in Australian Dollars

PRIVATE GROUPS 2023
8-12 participants

Departure of your choice subject to availability.

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Normal Price……………………. $5399

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Spot Special Price…………$4999

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Spot Special prices available on specific departures when you book and pay in full at time of booking. See departures dates for specific dates. Normal Price requires $500 deposit only, with final payments due 13 weeks prior. Based on twin share – see single supplement details for groups with odd numbers.

Based on Twin Share. Additional Past Passenger discount not available for groups.

SOLO TRAVELLERS WILLING TO SHARE
If you are a solo traveller willing to share a room, we will attempt to match you with another solo traveller of the same gender. If we can’t find you a match of the same gender by around 8 weeks prior to the tour, you will be charged the single supplement cost of $650 extra.

SOLO TRAVELLERS WANTING THEIR OWN ROOM
For those wanting to guarantee their own room, a single supplement cost of $650 extra will be charged at the time of booking.

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TRAVEL INSURANCE
Travel Insurance is compulsory for all international bookings.  Travel Insurance covers items such as cancellation of tour due to minimum numbers not met, adverse weather conditions, injury, evacuation, delayed flights, illness, etc. We have partnered with Cover-More to provide travel insurance to our guests. To get a quote or purchase travel insurance directly with them CLICK HERE .

FLEXIWALK – CAN CANCEL FOR ANY REASON

Our FlexiWalk is a new optional Add-On that allows guests to cancel their tour last minute and not be penalised. Exclusively designed by Life’s An Adventure, this product gives our guests certainty in a time of uncertainty. 

Click here for full conditions on our FLEXIWALK Option.

DISCOUNT INFORMATION

PAST PASSENGER DISCOUNT

Those who have travelled with Life’s An Adventure previously, receive a past passenger discount of $100. This discount will automatically be deducted from future bookings when you book online using the same email address used for past bookings.

EARLY BIRD & SPOT SPECIAL CANCELLATIONS

Refunds or cancellations are not permitted for Earlybird Deals or Spot Specials, however, transfers to another date are permitted 8 weeks or more prior to departure. We advise taking out travel insurance, in case unexpected circumstances prior to the trip, prevent you from joining this tour. Early bird or Spot Special discounts cannot be used in conjunction with another offer. To receive these special discounts, full payment must be made at the time of initial booking. Flexiwalk Add-On option not available on these tickets.

TRAVEL INSURANCE

We strongly advise our clients travelling within Australia to take out Travel Insurance. We have partnered with Cover-More to provide travel insurance to our guests. To get a quote or purchase travel insurance directly with them CLICK HERE.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • Prices are per person in Australian dollars and include GST.
  • A deposit of $300 per person is required to secure your booking. (unless taking advantage of Earlybird or Spot Specials in which full payment is required at time of booking).
  • Note: If you are booking within 90 days of your departure date – we will require full payment at the time of booking
  • Prices are based on twin share of rooms. If you are travelling solo you may be required to share with someone of the same gender. If this is not suitable you can request to pay a single supplement, however, limited single rooms are available per trip so are on a request basis.
  • NO Credit card fees apply.
  • Payments must be made online via our NAB (National Australia Bank) secure payment page via credit card (Visa or Mastercard) or over the phone.
  • We advise taking our Travel Insurance to cover items such as cancellation of tour due to minimum numbers not met, or adverse weather conditions, injury, evacuation, delayed flights, illness, etc.

CREDIT FOR CANCELLED ACTIVITIES

If a tour activity has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances a credit for this missed activity can be applied to any future bookings. Click here.

BOOKING TERMS & CONDITIONS

Before you book please read our Booking Terms and Conditions. Click here.

CHECK OUT THE WOW-MAZINGS YOU'LL EXPERIENCE

Explore the Pilgrim Trail along the Way of St James. This Camino walk has been specifically designed for Australians who want to experience the famous Camino track with limited time.

On this 8 day Pack Free walk, we follow the popular pilgrim route of the Way of St James from the Spanish towns of Sarria to the end of the camino at Santiago de Compostela in the Spanish province of Galicia. 

This walking tour covers 114kms, including walking the last 100kms which entitles you to receive the pilgrim certificate – the Compostela.

Following in the footsteps of pilgrims over the past 1000 years, we will walk through beautiful forests, farmlands and rustic villages following trails and paths that are surrounded by stonewalls.

We have hand-picked each hotel along the journey to ensure you will stay in the best accommodation available in each town, where you will enjoy local produce and wines, as well as warm Spanish hospitality.

Each day is flexible allowing our guests to opt-out of any day’s walking and travel with our host guide to explore the towns.

When you walk with Life’s An Adventure you can be sure that our aim is to deliver a tour beyond your expectations. When comparing other tours in this region be sure you check that you don’t you have to carry your own gear and that your accommodation is not a long distance from where you are walking. We believe our tours deliver exceptional value for money, with all the creature comforts you are after.

Your 8 day walking holiday includes:

  • Pack Free fully supported walk with no heavy packs to carry
  • 1 night accommodation at the charming Casa Caxiguero
  • 1 night accommodation at Portomarin
  • 2 nights accommodation at homely Casa Camino
  • 2 nights accommodation at Azrua
  • 1 night accommodation Santiago de Compostela
  • 7 x delicious lunches
  • 7 x Dinners every evening featuring local produce
  • Complimentary wines with evening meals
  • 7 x breakfasts
  • Pilgrims Passport and shell
  • Camino guidebook with maps (on book per couple)
  • Professional and passionate guides
  • Celebratory dinner on the last night in the vault restaurant.
  • Return transfers to and from Santiago de Compostela
  • Luggage transported to your accommodation each day

Note: Accomodation may change due to unforeseen circumstances.

Guests will need to organise their own flights into Santiago de Compostela to meet the group. Direct flights operate from Madrid (1 hour 15 min flight) or Barcelona (1 hours 40 mins) to Santiago de Compostela.

WALK NOTES:

Walk 6km. 3hrs. 

WALK ITINERARY:

You’ll meet your guide at 11.00am in the foyer of the Parador de Santiago Hotel or alternatively we can pick you up from Santiago de Compostela airport at 11.45am.

We transfer to Sarria (1.5 hours drive) where we collect our pilgrims’ passport and begin our walk.

Today’s walk takes us from the town of Sarria to the village of Barbadelo. Before leaving Sarria we do a short walk through the town. With its Celtic origins, Sarria was a major medieval centre for pilgrims with several churches, chapels, monasteries and 7 pilgrim hospitals, these days it is a bustling modern city.

From here our walk takes us out of town and on an uphill stretch to the countryside. We walk along peaceful country roads, past tiny villages and through charming woodlands.

We arrive at our accommodation in the afternoon, the charming Casa Caxiguero a 12th century typical traditional Spanish farmhouse.

Enjoy the warm hospitality and quaint atmosphere with wonderful home-cooked meals featuring organic food produced in the garden all accompanied with local wines.

Note this walk can be added to our 5 day Camino walk to create a longer journey across Spain and our French Camino walk.

WALK NOTES:

Walk 16km, 4.5hrs. Easier 9.5km walk option to Ferreiros.

WALK ITINERARY:

After a delicious breakfast, we farewell our hosts and start our walk from the village of Barbadelo to the town Portomarin.

We follow country lanes through rural setting and shady wooded forests. We pass through many quaint hamlets and villages including Ferreiros with it’s small church.

The path ascends to Pena dos Corvos where you can enjoy magnificent views before descending into the Rio Mino valley. We cross the bridge and walk towards the historic town of Portomarin.

The original town is now underwater due to a dam built in the 1960s to create a reservoir. A decision was made to move the most important of the old historic building to the new town higher on the hill. Painstakingly buildings were moved brick by brick and reconstructed. When the dam is low remnants of the old town can still be seen on the waterfront.

Guests will love this quaint town with its cobbled-stone streets and homes decorated with colourful flower boxes. Tonight we will dine in a local restaurant featuring fresh regional produce and wines.

EASIER OPTION: For those after an easier option today walk 9.5kms to Ferreiros.

WALK NOTES:

Walk 24kms. 6Hrs.  Optional easier walk 13km to Ventas de Naron.

WALK ITINERARY:

After breakfast we farewell Portomarin and head towards the town of Palas de Rei.

Our day starts with a steady uphill climb taking in views of pretty Portomarin. The route takes us through the brooms, with their magnificent fragrance.

Our path then follows the road to Gonzar and past Castromaior, known for its Romanesque church. Along the path you will pass charming hamlets and calvaries.

Over this stage, we will pass through Ventas de Naron, over the gentle Sierra de Ligonde, then downhill through Ligonde to see the church dedicated to the apostle St James. Emperor Charles V stayed here in the modest village of Ligonde in 1520.

Our guide will meet us today towards the end of the walk for our short transfer (15 mins) to our accommodation for the next 2 nights at Casa Camino, a charming Spanish Country House set on the hill overlooking the valley.

Tonight enjoy a home-cooked dinner with local wines.

EASIER OPTION: For those after an easier option today walk 13kms to Ventas de Naron.

WALK NOTES:

Total Walk 15kms. 4.5Hrs.

WALK ITINERARY:

Enjoy breakfast before we transfer back to the trail (15 mins). Today’s walk takes us from Palais de Rei to Melide.

We traverse the land encountering pretty woodlands of chestnut and oak. We pass hamlets and small towns of Casanova, O Coto and Leboreiro and travel through various valleys.

We finally arrive in the 10th-century village of Melide with its historic churches and building. From here we will be met and transferred back to our accommodation at Casa Camino (20mins).

Tonight enjoy wine tasting of some regional wines before enjoying a relaxing dinner at this charming location.

WALK NOTES:

Walk: 14km. 4hrs.

WALK ITINERARY:

After breakfast, we farewell our hosts and transfer back to the trail at Melide.

Today’s walk takes us from the town of Melide to Arzúa. The terrain becomes much easier today as we walk through the villages of Carballal, San Xuilan do Camino with its cute 12th Century church and the village of Lebereiro.

We wind our walk through woodlands of oaks, pine and Eucalyptus trees. We will stop at one of the local villages along the way for lunch.

Crossing over the River Seco on the Magdalena Bridge we will reach Furelos and continue on to Arzúa, in the province of La Coruña, famous for its local cheese.

From here we are transferred to our accommodation for the next two nights at Arzua at Pazo de brandesco or Pazo da Briona. Tonight we dine in the grand dining room enjoying a three-course meal served with local wine.

WALK NOTES:

Walk: 18km. 5.5 Hrs. Easier walk option: 11km to Salceda.

WALK ITINERARY:

After a good night’s rest, we enjoy breakfast.

Afterwards, we transfer back to Arzúa (10 mins) to recommence our walk to A Rua.

Today’s walk is mostly flat and follows country trails through pretty forests of towering oak trees and Eucalyptus trees.

As we most previous day we discover an array of traditional hamlets and small villages along the way. Along the way see the Baroque fountain of healing waters.

Our walk brings you to the small town of Rua which has a population of only 50 people. The walk today is lovely, as you pass large green fields and rural landscapes.

After our walk, we are transferred back (20 mins) to our accommodation at Pazo De Brandeso or Pazo da Briona where you can relax after another day walking.

Enjoy dinner in the dining room served with local wines and chatting about the day’s adventures.

EASIER OPTION: For those after an easier option today walk 11kms to Salceda.

WALK NOTES:

Walk: 21km. 5.5 Hrs. Easier walk option: 10km.

WALK ITINERARY:

Today is the final leg of our camino walk as we make our way to our destination at Santiago de Compostela.

After breakfast we transfer back to the trail (20 mins) to start our walk.

Today you will pass many ancient sites including monuments, chapels and bridges, all have a story to tell. Follow country lanes and forest paths through increasingly populated countryside.

We walk through Lavacolla village, a place where pilgrims traditionally stopped to wash in the river and purify themselves before entering the city of Santiago.

We reach Monte del Gozo (Mount of Joy) where we will see impressive views of the impressive Cathedral of Santiago.

We walk into Santiago though the cobbled streets of the Old Quarter and feel the elation as we reach the Plaza del Obradoiro, one of the most beautiful and renowned squares in Spain and the end of our walk.

Enjoy the views in front of you of the magnificent Cathedral of Santiago. To the left of the cathedral in the square is our impressive accommodation for the night at the Parador (also knowns as the Hostal dos Reis Catolicos.) Considered the oldest hotel in the world, in 1499 this building was a Royal hospital to house the walkers who were on the camino pilgrimage to Santiago.

These days this accommodation is now an elegant hotel with the best location in the city offering a truly unique and exclusive place to stay.

Tonight we join the pilgrims service at 6.30pm before enjoying a celebratory dinner in the grand vault restaurant at the Parador Hotel.

An easier option of approximately 10kms walking is also available.

After breakfast your tour concludes. enjoy free time to explore Santiago de Compostela at leisure. Additional nights can be booked at the Parador hotel if requested.

Guests will need to organise flights from Santiago to Barcelona or Madrid to connect with international flights. The airport is a short 15 minute taxi from the city.

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PERSONALISED TOURS

Our tours are curated to be personal and intimate with a maximum group size of 12 – 16 guests. However, if you’d like to have a bigger group, contact us for more details.

CEO GUIDES

Our guides are CEOs – Chief Experience Officers – and their passion is to give you a world-class walk. We pride ourselves on employing a talented team of passionate CEOs who all have a passion for their tour. They’re committed to your safety and have a genuine desire to provide an enriching, immersive and wow-mazing walking experience.

21 TOURISM AWARDS

We don’t mean to boast but it is awesome to be recognised for having tours that people love walking on. We’ve won 21 Tourism Awards of Excellence including the Qantas Australian Tourism Award for Australia’s Best Adventure Company. Awards are great, but our biggest accolade which we value even more, is that our clients come back and travel with us time and time again.

GENUINE ALL-INCLUSIVE

Our walking tours are all genuinely all-inclusive – so once you pay for your tour there are no hidden extras. During your evening meals, you won’t need to put your hand in your pocket to pay for wine as it’s included in the price of the tour and if you tour has a stunning scenic chopper flight or eco wildlife cruise – it’s 100% part of your tour package. What’s more – there are No Credit Cards fees.

FLEXIWALK

Our FlexiWalk is a new optional Add-On that allows guests to cancel their tour last minute and not be penalised. Exclusively designed by Life’s An Adventure, this product gives our guests certainty in a time of uncertainty. 

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