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41 Days

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Moderate - Challenging

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from $6295pp

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41 Days

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difficulty

Moderate - Challenging

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trip cost

from $6295pp

Self-Guided Trip

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  • Overview
  • Highlights
  • On the trail
  • Client experiences
  • Itinerary
  • Inclusions
  • Camino resources
  • Exclusive Guide
  • Similar walks

Overview

The Full Camino Women's Trip

This is a self-guided walking trip that is for people who prefer the company on their walk. The friendly nature of the Camino means it’s ideal for single travellers who would like the details of their trip well planned but do not want a fully guided walk.

Follow in the footsteps of millions of pilgrims and over 1,000 years of history on the world’s greatest historical trail. Following scenic country roads and forest tracks crossing old villages and cities born from the Camino trail, it is difficult to imagine a better way to enjoy Spain’s rich legacy of history, culture, food and art than to follow your own Camino.

Join people from all walks and life and nationalities as they embark on this great adventure, you don’t have to be religious just a keen walker!

On the Camino trail

Highlights

Get Ready For

  • Follow in the footsteps of millions of pilgrims
  • Walk the full 800km of the French Camino Trail
  • 1,000 years of history on the world’s greatest historical trail
  • Pamplona; former centre of a fiercely independent kingdom
  • Santiago; finish in this historic city and visit the final end point of your walk at the Cathedral
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On the trail

The experience

The Camino Frances covers a lot of different terrain over it’s 789km length so it’s difficult to succinctly describe all the different trail conditions you will encounter along its length, except to say there is a great variety! Sometimes you will walk on Sheperd’s tracks through mountains, dirt paths through a forest or more commonly gravel tracks and roads. As you approach towns and cities you will follow roads more and footpaths in the cities.  There are 3 significant sets of Mountains to cross with passes upto 1500m and great open expanses, ‘the Meseta‘, in the middle of the route. Often it is through rolling hills particularly in Galicia.

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Client experiences

What do people Say?

Hear from people about their experiences who have walked the Camino de Santiago with us in recent years. Also a blog article link here with photos. 

Itinerary

The Camino

SECTION 1: ST JEAN PIED DE PORT TO PAMPLONA

Day 1: Arrive in St Jean Pied de Port

Day 2: Walk St Jean Pied de Port to Roncesvalles (25km)

Day 3: Walk Roncesvalles to Akerreta (28km)

Day 4: Walk Akerreta to Pamplona (16km)

Day 5: Rest day in Pamplona

SECTION 2: PAMPLONA TO BURGOS

Day 6: Walk Pamplona to Puente la Reina (24km)

Day 7: Walk Puente de la Reina to Estella (22km)

Day 8: Walk Estella to Los Arcos (22km)

Day 9: Walk Los Arcos to Logrono (28km)

Day 10: Walk Logrono to Najera (29km)

Day 11: Walk Nájera to Santo Domingo de la Calzada (21km)

Day 12: Walk Santo Domingo de la Calzada to Belorado (22km)

Day 13: Walk Belorado to San Juan Ortega (24km)

Day 14: Walk San Juan de Ortega to Burgos (26km)

Day 15: Rest day in Burgos

SECTION 3: BURGOS TO LEON

Day 16: Walk Burgos to Hornillos del Camino (21km)

Day 17: Walk Hornillos del Camino to Castrojeriz (20km)

Day 18: Walk Castrojeriz to Boadilla del Camino (19km) or Fromista (25km)

Day 19: Walk Boadilla del Camino to Carrion de los Condes (25km)

Day 20: Walk Carrion de los Condes to Terradillos de Templarios (27km)

Day 21: Walk Terradillos de Templarios to Calzadilla de los Hermanillos (27km)

Day 22: Walk Calzadilla de los Hermanillos to Mansilla de las Mulos (24km)

Day 23: Walk Mansilla de las Mulos to Leon (18km)

Day 24: Rest day in Leon

SECTION 4: LEON TO SARRIA

Day 25: Walk Leon to Villavante (22km)

Day 26: Walk Villavante to Astorga (21km)

Day 27: Walk Astorga to Rabanal del Camino (21km)

Day 28: Walk Rabanal del Camino to Molinaseca (26km)

Day 29: Walk Molinaseca to Villafranca del Bierzo (31km)

Day 30: Walk Villafranca del Bierzo to Herrerias (21km) .

Day 31: Walk Herrerias to O Cebreiro (9km)

Day 32: Walk O Cebreiro to Triacastela (21km)

Day 33: Walk Triacastela to Sarria (19km)

Day 34: Rest day in Sarria

SECTION 5: SARRIA TO SANTIAGO

Day 35: Walk Sarria to Portomarin (22km)

Day 36: Walk Portomarin to Palas de Rei (25km)

Day 37: Walk Palas de Rei to Arzua (29km)

Day 38: Walk Arzua to O Pedrouzo (21km)

Day 39: Walk O Pedrouzo to Santiago (20km)

Day 40: Free day in Santiago

Day 41: Depart from Santiago

Inclusions

What you get

Included
  • 40 nights excellent accommodation including historic hotels and character country houses
  • Private en suite rooms on a twin share basis
  • Daily breakfast
  • Pre-trip group briefing in St Jean with RAW Travel representative
  • Luggage transfer each day from hotel to hotel (1 x 20kg bag per person)
  • RAW Travel navigation APP with maps of your hotel locations and emergency contact numbers
  • Local and Australian emergency contact numbers
  • Pre-trip Camino guidance and planning
  • Dedicated local support person in Spain for reassurance
Excluded
  • Single supplement
  • Travel insurance
  • Flights to/from Spain
Added Extras

For an extra indulgence, upgrade your hotel in Santiago to a Parador from $150 per person/per night twin share and $220 per person/per night single occupancy, when booked 6 months in advance (subject to availability).

 

App

Camino resources

Finding your way

Our unique RAW Travel walking app has been designed to help you navigate easily on the French Way. Simply download your map with the unique link we send you and you’ll be able to follow your route with ease, showing your location in real-time without any internet connection needed or cumbersome pages of notes. The app has many great features; it shows the location of each night’s accommodation, and weather forecasts localised for each of your overnight stops. There is information on how and where to catch the trains you need ( if any) and there are important reminders, safety information, videos and emergency contact information for your route. It also has a unique audio feature that can tell you about places and points of interest as you approach them on the trail.

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Exclusive Guide

get inspired

Discover inspiration, travel essentials, practical information and more in our free Destination Guide. All you need to know about walking the Camino de Santiago routes through Spain, Portugal and France!

Walking the Camino is an incredible journey that will immerse you not only in Europe’s grand history, food and culture but most importantly the extraordinary camaraderie that exists along these routes. The spirit of the Camino de Santiago is alive and well among people from all over the world. It is a ‘bucket list’ experience you will never forget!

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Customer Star Rating of 5   

Customer Testimonials

Thoroughly had the best holiday on the Camino Frances thanks to you all! Everything you organised was perfect, no luggage late or misplaced. Food was great and we met some wonderful people along the way. Some of the accommodation, like the monastery, was unbelievably good.

Debbie Cowell, Wynnum (QLD) – October 2022

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Customer Testimonials

Just completed the Camino de Santiago and it’s my second outing with RAW Travel. Lilia organised everything so well. Our accommodation all went without a hitch, the bag pick-up and drop off was flawless and we had the most amazing time. It was great knowing that our accommodation was sorted each night as we were doing the Camino at a busy time (started on Good Friday so the Holy Week meant it was super busy) and there were quite a few villages in the first days that were completely booked out. In fact, on the second night, there were apparently 50 people sleeping on a church floor due to lack of accommodation. Loved the hotels and there were some great hosts and meals along the way. It was also great to meet other RAW Travel pilgrims and spend time with them. Only advice I would have is book early. The Camino is getting busier every year and if you want the really good accommodation it does book out early. I can’t recommend RAW Travel highly enough. Wonderful to have knowledgeable and organised people sorting the trip for us.

Donna Fyfe, Parnell (New Zealand) – April 2019

Customer Star Rating of 5   

Customer Testimonials

RAW took out the logistics labour for me. As I had already decided that I would not be trying to get a bunk bed at the end of each day it was a no brainer to go ahead with RAW and have their experts source and manage my accommodation for me. My only job in the whole wide world whilst enjoying my Camino experience was to get myself out of bed, pull on my gear and get walking. All the tedious stuff was sorted by RAW. I thoroughly enjoyed my experience with both RAW and on Camino Francés. Having ‘on the ground’ RAW team members in Spain was also a plus. Both Daniel and Germán were fantastic; in particular Daniel. He went above and beyond the call of duty for our little band of pilgrims. Such a delight when we got to spend some time with him, too.

Kellie-Anne Briggs, Rutherglen (VIC) – September 2018

Customer Star Rating of 5   

Customer Testimonials

We absolutely loved our RAW Travel self-guided trek across Spain. The accommodation was fantastic. One of the highlights each day was to see where we would be staying. The mix of rustic country houses to renovated monasteries was great. The organisation of moving luggage worked like clockwork. I would highly recommend RAW to other travellers and look forward to my next trekking holiday with them.

Julie Fitzsimmons, Avoca Beach (NSW) – April 2017

Customer Star Rating of 5   

Customer Testimonials

What an amazing trip we all had with RAW Travel. Your organisation, choice of accommodation and handling of the luggage was flawless. We sang your praises throughout Spain and wish to congratulate you and your company. Thank you for our amazing adventure!

Ruth Thompson, NSW – April 2017

Customer Star Rating of 5   

Customer Testimonials

I think it is quite unique as a walking experience. As always it depends very much on the individual and your perspective. I would recommend this to all people who love walking and meeting people from all over the world.

Lani Van Dalsen, Brisbane – August 2016

Customer Star Rating of 5   

Customer Testimonials

I loved all of it! The mountains, the scenery, churches and of course the company of the other ladies. I enjoyed the challenge that presented itself everyday and the great satisfaction of walking into Santiago de Compostella knowing I had walked every kilometre.

Brenda, NSW – May 2016

Customer Star Rating of 5   

Customer Testimonials

The hotels were wonderful. An awesome journey. I loved every minute, even with my new daily blisters. Have been on such a ‘high’ since I got home.

Julie Jaques, Safety Beach (VIC) – May 2017

Customer Star Rating of 5   

Customer Testimonials

Seamless service before and during my entire Camino experience.

Caroline Austin, Havelock North (New Zealand) – April 2019

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