Pilgrim's Way

Ancient Trails and Paradors of Northern Spain’s Camino de Santiago

Trip Level

This trip is Level 3, moderate, according to our trip grading system, with hikes of 7-8 miles on most days. You'll just carry a light daypack on the trail, and our van will meet us at points along the trail during the day with a supply of refreshing snacks and drinks. Your should be fully prepared for the hikes and accustomed to walking in sturdy hiking boots. Please note it is not possible to create alternative hiking or touring programs on any given day. If you are not up for hiking on certain days, or wish to shorten your hike, you can continue to the next stop in our van. We'll enjoy lunches in cafés along the way that incorporate local foods including cheeses, fresh vegetables, salamis, copa, and ham, fresh fruit, and bread. We often don’t convene for our lunches until around 1:00 pm. Please note that in Spain, the dinner hour is considerably later than what it is in the US. We do our best to secure early reservations for our groups, but most often the evening meal will be at 8:00 pm.

Since our hotels are often in historic buildings, the rooms are not always of uniform size. Our Trip Leaders always do their best to assign rooms so that all participants experience an equal advantage throughout the trip. If you require a single room, please make the request as early as possible. European single rooms are often smaller than US singles.


The weather is likely to be changeable! In general, we expect warm and balmy conditions, with cooling breezes and occasional showers. We should encounter warm and dry weather in Castile, with always a chance for showers in Galicia.

Choosing the Right Trip

We work hard to help you choose the right trip for you, paying attention to your individual interests, abilities, and needs. If you have questions about the level of comfort or any of the activities described in this itinerary, please contact us.


We are proud to have an exceptionally high rate of repeat travelers. For more information, we would be happy to put you in touch with a client who has traveled with us.