Hiking the Camino to Santiago
An educational journey across history and another fascinating route, the ancient pilgrimage roads to Santiago de Compostela. Join us for 12 nights and walk some of the paths, while also learning about its art and history, discovering the legends about the ancient pilgrimage in Europe, and meeting today´s pilgrims on the road back again. A route that started way before the discovery of the relics of St James, where Europeans first arrived following the sunset and the stars.Highlights:We titled this program as Hiking the Camino, as everyday participants will hike some of the ancient pilgrim's paths we selected or will enjoy some walking tours in medieval cities. The hiking paths we will suggest are not as long as regular pilgrims are doing daily as they are shorter in distance but are selected for the beauty of its legends around. The average of daily hiking distances along the Camino is about 5 -7 kilometers rather than the 15-25 kilometers regular pilgrim walk daily.The selected accommodation is based on first-class and charming historic hotels along the Camino. We will normally spend more than one night in each hotel and we do the daily activities starting and ending in the same hotels we stay in.This is a program that is focused on learning about this historic route, the French Way, that was considered among the oldest pilgrimage routes in the dark ages and medieval times and it is focused on learning activities and seminars about this period of history and art.We will, of course, meet pilgrims along our way as we will follow the same route and we will find spaces and moments of interaction between us and them where we will learn also about what makes the Camino a pilgrimage destination today.This opportunity will make us learn about the differences between medieval and today pilgrim's experiences.We invite you to discover and click over the itinerary and learn more about the Natural reserves and its descriptions.