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For more than a thousand years pilgrims have walked the Camino de Santiago seeking penance, enlightenment and adventure. Their destination is Santiago de Compostela, where it is believed the remains of the Apostle St James, patron saint of Spain, are buried. Today people still choose the Camino de Santiago as a personal gift of time: to connect with their dreams, beliefs and values, to be in nature, to find inner strength and wisdom, or to simply travel slowly through a fascinating landscape and culture.

Download a comprehensive preparation guide which will inform you on all aspects of preparing for a Camino walk including training, diet and the gear you'll need to bring plus much more!

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Discover the spiritual journey of Camino de santiago

What makes the Camino de Santiago special

1000 years of history
Follow in the footsteps of millions of pilgrims and over 1000 years of history on this historical, UNESCO World Heritage listed trail.

Camaraderie
Enjoy the camaraderie with fellow pilgrims of different ages and backgrounds from all over the world.

Spain
Enjoy the varied history, landscapes and food as you walk through four regions and seven provinces of northern Spain including the historic cities of Pamplona, Burgos, Leon and Santiago.

The Long Walk
Enjoy the satisfaction of travelling under your own power and finally walking into historic Santiago to reunite with the hundreds of pilgrims you have met along the way.

Pilgrim
Attend the pilgrims mass in the Santiago cathedral and spend some time in the Praza do Obradoiro watching fellow pilgrims arrive and reflecting on your own journey.

Escape
Take a trip in the slow lane where you move one step at a time, away from the frantic modern world in which we live.