Walk the Camino de Santiago

7 Days | Embark on Europe’s greatest pilgrimage

4.9 out of 5 based on 123 reviews submitted.
Walking & trekking
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NZD $1,586
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Whether you’re looking for a cultural odyssey, physical challenge, religious pilgrimage or to meet interesting travel companions, walking the Camino de Santiago is sure to be a life-affirming and personally enriching adventure. Over seven days, undertake a journey along the final 100km of Spain’s Camino de Santiago, travelling with a small group of likeminded travellers and a local leader to add a deeper layer to your discoveries. Follow in the footsteps of ancient pilgrims as you walk through beautiful Galician countryside, passing quaint hamlets, roman ruins and stilted horreos. The feeling of arriving at the finishing point in Santiago de Compostela simply can’t be beat.

Trip overview

Map of Walk The Camino De Santiago including Spain
Start
Sarria, Spain
Finish
Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Theme
Walking & trekking
Destinations
Spain
Physical rating
Indicates how physically exerting a trip is, and how fit you will need to be to enjoy it. More info on physical ratings
Style
Original
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
Trip code
ZMXJ
This trip generates 12 kg of CO2-e per person per day.
We offset these emissions on your behalf. But we know that is not enough, so we also have a carbon reduction target.

Why you'll love this trip
  • Walk the final 100km of the iconic Camino de Santiago with a local leader to provide historical context and add a deeper layer of understanding to your discoveries.
  • Uncover scenes of the real Galicia as you walk through traditional countryside, quaint hamlets, ancient bridges, roman ruins and beautifully preserved horreos on stilts.
  • Fuel your journey with unique Galician specialties, including traditional polbo a feira octopus in Melide and world-renowned cheese in Arzua.
  • Take a load off – literally! Your luggage will be transferred between your accommodation each day, meaning you’ll only have to carry a day pack, and your luggage will be waiting at your hotel.
  • Take a sip of Galicia’s Celtic history as your leader shows you how to make the traditional and mythical Queimada drink – prepare for a fiery show!
  • Feel an unbeatable sense of accomplishment as you complete your journey in the fascinating ancient city of Santiago de Compostela and collect your Camino certificate.
  • By travelling on this trip, you’ll learn about our Intrepid Foundation partner, Open Arms. Donations help them safeguard the physical integrity and rights of migrant people in imminent danger who have fled their homes across the Mediterranean Sea. Intrepid will double the impact by dollar-matching all post-trip donations made to The Intrepid Foundation.

Is this trip right for you?
  • This trip involves plenty of walking and is best suited to travellers with a good level of mobility. Good footwear is a must.
  • There will be some long walking days and we recommend reading descriptions of all walks carefully. Your longest walking day is 29km, but there will be the option to take a taxi to shorten the walking distance.
  • During your trip you will visit numerous religious sites. You will need to bring clothes that cover the shoulders and knees. A light scarf is a good idea for covering shoulders and arms when it’s hot. Your leader will be able to advise when such clothing is necessary.
  • On this trip you must pack as lightly as possible because you will be expected to carry your own bag and although you won't be required to walk long distances with your luggage (max 30 minutes), we strongly recommend keeping the weight under 15kg / 33lb. Most travellers carry their luggage in a backpack, although an overnight bag with a shoulder strap would suffice if you travel lightly. Smaller bags or backpacks with wheels are convenient although we recommend your bag has carry straps to accommodate the cobbled streets, uneven surfaces, stairs and steps you are likely to encounter while carrying your luggage. You'll also need a day pack/bag to carry water and a camera etc for day trips.

Itinerary

Map of Walk The Camino De Santiago including Spain

Inclusions

Meals

6 breakfasts, 1 lunch

Transport

On Foot

Accommodation

Hotel (5 nights), Pension (1 night)

Activities
  • Santiago de Compostela - Pilgrim passport collection
  • Camino de Santiago - Sarria to Portomarin guided walk
  • Camino de Santiago - Portomarin to Palas de Rei guided walk
  • Castromaior - Roman ruins of Castro de Castromaior visit
  • Palas de Rei - Queimada drink preparation & tasting
  • Camino de Santiago - Palas de Rei to Arzúa guided walk
  • Camino de Santiago - Arzúa to O Pedrouzo guided walk
  • Camino de Santiago - O Pedrouzo to Santiago de Compostela guided walk
  • Santiago de Compostela - Pilgrim's museum visit

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Important notes

1. This trip starts with a welcome meeting at 6pm on Day 1 in Sarria.
2. This trip ends on Day 7 and you are free to leave at any time.
3. A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip and subject to availability at the time of booking. Please note that due to the small properties we use in Europe there is only a limited amount of single supplements available per trip departure. If you would like to book a single supplement and enquire about availability please speak to your booking agent for further information.
4. We will transport your luggage between hotels, but you are only allowed one bag/suitcase of maximum weight 18kg. No items should be strapped to your luggage, such shoes, walking poles, etc. Transport of any extra luggage will incur small fee charged at the Welcome Meeting.

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Reviews

4.9 out of 5 based on 123 reviews submitted.
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Kristina · Traveled May 2024
What an amazing, eye-opening, spiritual trip! The Camino was of course excellent, but the group, the people I met along the way, and out guide Oswaldo truly made the trip what it was!
Review submitted 01 Jun 2024

Amy · Traveled May 2024
I was impressed with Intrepid’s trip itinerary, accommodations and meals. Every detail of our trip was carefully planned and our guide Ossy was phenomenal! I will definitely travel with them again!
Review submitted 03 Jun 2024

Margaret · Traveled May 2024
Review submitted 27 May 2024

Janet · Traveled May 2024
Our intrepid tour guide was exceptionally organised, took us to excellent places to eat, sampling gala Ian food. She was well informed of the area and enthusiastic to share her knowledge.
Review submitted 19 May 2024

Lucy · Traveled May 2024
This trip was fantastic -the group, the walking and the Spanish food and wine! Don't underestimate the walking itself, you are walking from 8am to 4pm with a few stops along the way. Also be prepared for the Galician weather....as much rain as well as sun. Ponchos and waterproof trousers are helpful! We averaged about 4km an hour in pace, with a lot of up and down hills. Make sure to get some training in beforehand to ensure you enjoy it whilst there!
Review submitted 20 May 2024
Walk the Camino de Santiago
From
NZD $1,586