Camino Primitivo
Self-guided

Camino de Santiago - 5 Stages
Self-guided

Camino de Santiago, Sarria to Santiago de Compostela
Guided

Santiago de Compostela to Finistere
Guided & Self Guided

This route through Gren Asturias and Galicia is one of several other historic trails that were known as the Camino Primitivo. Used by the Asturian King Alfonso ll in 829 on the first pilgrimage from Asturias to Santiago del Compostela, it is a scenic, less busy route from Oviedo through picturesque villages, hilly landscapes dotted with pre-Romanesque churches that combines cultural heritage, folklore and nature.

The historic Camino de Santiago is an epic journey on foot across the Iberian Peninsula, in the North West of Spain, following the pathways of European priests, monarchs and peasants whose pilgrimages to the tomb of St James at Santiago de Compostela, spawned a Christian Renaissance. It was one of the busiest trunk roads in Europe during the 12th and 13th centuries when between 500,000 and two million devotees each year, from every part of Europe, walked, rode, or were carried along the ‘Camino’ to Santiago de Compostela.

Walk the final 100km of the Camino de Santiago. From Sarria the Camino enters woodlands, following paths lined with stone walls, and dirt tracks running through farmlands and hamlets. The green undulating landscape of Galicia will be part of every day’s walk, until the final day when you reach the mythical city of Santiago de Compostela.

Whereas Santiago de Compostela is the final destination for most pilgrims on The Way Of St James, many people choose to continue to the westernmost coast of Spain at Cape Finisterre to dip their toes into the Atlantic Ocean. This particular area is known as the "Coast of Death" and was at one time considered to be the edge of the world! This quiet route crosses Roman bridges, ancient villages, stunning coastal paths and mountain scenery.

 

 

 

 

Southern Spain
Self-guided

Camino del Norte
Self-guided

Seville to Granada
Guided

Highlights of Morocco
Guided

Walking and Culture. As seen in The Listener. Madrid to Granada; Granada & walking in the Alpujarra; Ronda to Madrid. Experience the proud heritage of Southern Spain’s splendid cities like Seville, Cordoba and Granada then discover pretty white-washed villages, the stunning Sierras and beautiful Grazelema National Park. Andalucía has a wealth of Moorish and Roman monuments and culture. Truly a combination to excite all the senses!

As seen in The Listener. A guided walking holiday from Bilbao to Santiago de Compostela This journey across Northern Spain, known as Green Spain for its verdant forests and meadows, starts in the stylish city of Bilbao where a visit to the renowned Guggenheim Museum is an artistic and architectural highlight.

Bullfights, guitars and flamenco epitomise Southern Spain’s Andalucia region. Brilliant white-washed villages are draped over the hills, their narrow maze-like streets and alleyways exuding a distinctly Moorish air, the legacy of the Muslim occupation centuries ago.

In this guided adventure you cross over where Europe, Africa and the Middle East meet and experience two very different worlds that are only miles apart. Andalucia’s strong Moorish influences and wild hilly landscapes dotted with brilliant white-washed villages, are a short flight across the Straits of Gibraltar from Morocco’s old medinas, grand mosques, colourful souks (bazaars) and majestic minarets.

 

Picos de Europa
Self-guided

From Catalonia Across the French Border
Self-guided

The Way of St James
Self-guided

Coastal Wandering on the Costa Brava
Self-guided

A footloose walking trip in the mountain range of the Picos de Europe – just 20 kms from the northern Spanish coast. Legend says it was named by the early explorers whose first site of Europe on their returning voyages was the ranges high peaks. There are three major massifs and deep glacial valleys. Walking trails abound and link attractive mountain villages and a network of mountain refuges.

Bathed in warm Mediterranean sunshine, and with the final peaks of the Pyrenees providing a dramatic backdrop, the coast either side of the Franco-Spanish border invites exploration by foot. This is Catalonia, vibrant and proud of its distinct culture, and to walk between the charming fishing villages that nestle along its coast on both sides of the frontier is an absolute joy.

The very first pilgrims’ way to Santiago de Compostela dates from the early Middle Ages when devotees coming from northern Europe traversed the Iberian Peninsula on their way to the holy shrine.This unguided walking holiday follows part of the coastal St. James Way in green Asturias, through picturesque fishing villages, hilly landscapes dotted with Pre-Romanesque churches – and combines cultural heritage, folklore and nature.

You will visit beautiful fishing villages along the way, such as Llafranc and Calella de Palafrugell, which still preserve their original charm. Enjoy fine Catalan cuisine in wonderful settings, frequent swim stops in the clear Mediterranean and charming hotel and guesthouse accommodation.

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A Walker’s World has been offering walking holidays in Europe and around the world since 1991.

  • Our experts Jill, Therese and Michele have over 65 years combined experience working within the travel industry.
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