GUIDED CAMINO DE SANTIAGO

with PAT FALVEY & Team

world renowned explorer

Embark on a fully guided journey along the Camino de Santiago with Pat Falvey and team, complete with comfortable hotel stays. Experience this historic pilgrimage with expert guidance and the comfort of well-appointed accommodations.

Trip Cost ( per person )

€ 1500 

Trip Cost ( per person )

€ 1500

Deposit

€ 500

For private guide and group booking

COUNTRY

SPAIN

GRADE

MODERATE

DURATION

7 Days

BEST SEASON

MAY, JUNE, JULY, AUGUST, SEPTEMBER 

AN ADVENTURE BEYOND THE TREK

The Camino de Santiago, a timeless pilgrimage, offers a unique blend of breathtaking landscapes, rich history, and personal reflection. Walking this historic path with Pat Falvey’s team combines expert guidance with the comfort of hotel stays, enriching your journey with both spiritual depth and relaxation.

Pat Falvey Irish and Worldwide Adventures limited is bonded and fully licenced by the Irish Commission for Aviation Regulation, TA0791.

Irish Aviation Authority

AN ADVENTURE BEYOND THE TREK

The Camino de Santiago, a timeless pilgrimage, offers a unique blend of breathtaking landscapes, rich history, and personal reflection. Walking this historic path with Pat Falvey’s team combines expert guidance with the comfort of hotel stays, enriching your journey with both spiritual depth and relaxation.

ITINERARY & FAQ's

Stage 1 St. Jean to Estella

Dublin to Biarritz & transfer to St.Jean Pied de Port.

Day 2:
Walk from St. Jean to Roncesvalles, 25km.
We take the high pass ‘Route de Napoleon’ from St.Jean and the only coffee/lunch break is after the first 9 km at Orrison. It is a constant but very manageable uphill route for the first 20 km but with stunning views of the countryside all around.

Day 3:
Walk from Roncesvalles to Zubiri. 22km.
This stage is generally downhill with a few very short steeper sections along the way. On leaving Roncesvalles, you walk along the track which runs parallel to the main road and takes us along the tree-lined route. We rejoin the main road a little further on and walk through the village of Burguete and on into the countryside. Unlike yesterday’s walk from St. Jean, there are numerous options for coffee breaks along the route.

Day 4:
Walk on to Pamplona. 20km.
Retracing our steps from the village to the path, we continue along the track which is very narrow and stony in parts, having stocked up the night before with drinks and some snacks because the services are sparse along this day’s walk. This section is quite flat and descends to the city outskirts. As in approaching any of the cities or large towns along the way, we watch carefully for the yellow arrows and Camino signs. Our entry into Pamplona brings us across the river, through the Medieval fortress grounds, and through the drawbridge gates which were the original entry point for pilgrim walkers over the centuries. We continue along the narrow streets in the old quarter, passing by the Cathedral on a side street to the left.

Day 5:
Walk from Pamplona to Puenta La Reina, 24km.
We leave Pamplona by walking along the narrow streets and eventually through the University grounds and public park area, and after a short time join the Camino path and continue to the adjoining village of Cizur Menor stopping here for a coffee break. The route then takes us to the high point with the pilgrim sculptures and wind turbines and crosses over the motorway tunnel
below. There may well be a man with a van selling drinks, but this depends on the time of year! We take particular care going down the steep stony track on the far side.

Day 6:
Puente La Reina to Estella. 22km.
You walk along the narrow main street and over the bridge, turning left before heading off into the countryside. There’s a short steep section and then mainly flat. Stop for coffee at Cirauqui after 7km, Typical Camino town built high up overlooking the surrounding countryside. 

Day 7:
Free day to explore Estella OR. Some people walk on to the next town, Los Arcos 22km, you’ll experience a change of countryside and the start of the main wine-growing regions. Have something to eat there before getting a taxi to bring you back to Estella.

Day 8:
Transfer from Estella to Biarritz for the flight home.

Final Stage Sarria to Santiago

Day 1:  Arrive in Santiago & on to Sarria.

Day 2: To Portomarin 22km

A calm walk through pretty villages and peaceful hamlets under the shade of oak trees and along quiet country roads. Along the way, you will spot many Galician traditional ‘hórreos’ (granaries). Visit the beautiful Romanesque church in the village of Barbadelo. Your destination for the night is the town of Portomarin.

Day 3: To Palas de Rei 22km.

After your night in Portomarin, your Camino will cross the river Miño (Galicia’s longest river) and rise uphill steadily towards the Serra de Ligonde. You will pass nice hamlets such as Gonzar and Ventas de Narón. Stop to visit the Romanesque Church of Santa María in Castromaior and the Romanesque church in Eirexe, with its portal featuring a sculpture of Daniel with animals, as well as Pilgrim Santiago.

Day 4: To Arzúa 28 km.

After your night in Palas de Rei, the Camino trail continues downhill, passing the village of Casanova and the delightful village of Leboreiro. You should take a break in the lively market town of Melide (454m), where you should try octopus, Galicia’s most classic dish, in one of the many ‘pulperías’. The Camino crosses several streams and follows a forest track bringing you to the village of Boente and the church of Santiago. Next is the pretty medieval hamlet of Ribadiso and finally the town of Arzúa (389m), famous for its local cheese. In Arzúa, you should visit the churches of Santa María and A Magdalena.

Day 5: To Pedrouzo 18Km.

On this step, you will pass through quiet forest tracks to encounter small linking villages and hamlets. The distribution of the houses is such that in some sections it is difficult to know where one ends and the next begins.

Day 6: To Santiago.

Your next point of interest is Lavacolla in the outskirts of Santiago, where pilgrims used to wash in the river in preparation for their arrival in Santiago de Compostela. Rows of tall eucalyptus trees line your journey to Monte do Gozo (‘Mount of Joy’ 368m) and it is from here that will catch your first glimpse of the spires of the cathedral in Santiago. When you arrive in the city (264m, population 80,000), explore this UNESCO World Heritage Site’s architecture and delight in the wonderful atmosphere of this spiritual and cultural city. With only 16.5km to walk today, you should be in Santiago in time for the pilgrim mass (12 pm). After visiting Santiago Cathedral and recovering from your walk, take time to explore this gem of a city, small and vibrant. Its old town will enchant you. In Santiago the Compostela you will find not only pilgrims but also locals and students, enjoying a few bites and socializing over a glass of wine in the many bars, restaurants, and cozy cafes.

Day 7: Free day to explore Santiago.

Day 8: Transfer for the flight home.

  • You have the flexibility to pay your deposit and balance using any legal method. Please note, if you choose to pay via electronic bank transfer, you are responsible for any associated transfer fees. This ensures that the company receives the full invoiced amount in the specified currency. 
  • Cancellations 90 days or more before departure: Full deposit refund if paid in advance. After 90 days, 30% of the deposit is non-refundable.
  • Cancellations 60 days before departure: 50% of the deposit is non-refundable.
  • Cancellations 45 days before departure: Full deposit is non-refundable, plus an additional 30% of the total trip cost.
  • Cancellations 30 days or less before departure: 100% of the total trip cost is non-refundable.

Fixed Trip Starting Date

TRIP DATES
September 21, 2024 - September 28, 2024
September 21, 2025 - September 28, 2025

Trip Cost ( per person )

€ 3850

Deposit

€ 500

For private guide and group booking

WHAT'S INCLUDED?

Land only €1,500

The land-only cost is €1500, and additional details about inclusions/exclusions can be provided upon request. If booking your own flights, note that airport transfer costs apply. Secure your spot with a refundable €500 deposit at booking. Flight expenses are settled upon confirmation. Full payment is due 16 weeks before departure.

INCLUDED

  • Flights and hotels
  • Airport pick-ups
  • B&B in Hotels along the way (Twin Sharing)
  • Private transfer to/from Airports
  • Luggage transfers to the next Hotel along the route
  • Guide
  • Dinner allowance €20 per day
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EXCLUDED

    • Visa fee (~ €50)

    • Travel Insurance

    • Single Supplements Apply €150 limited rooms
    • Personal gear

    • Medication

    • Insurance liability and hospital costs

    • Independent flights: Pick-up and drop-off costs to the airport are not included.

    • Our trips are designed to avoid any extra cost to the client. If you choose to leave the trip early, there will be additional expenses.

    • Optional extras

FREE INFORMATION WEBINAR

Learn about the climb, Itinerary, route, the guides, food, the training, and what it takes to succeed.

WHY TREK CAMINO DE SANTIAGO WITH PAT FALVEY & TEAM​

A top-notch guiding team

With 25+ years of global travel, we love sharing adventure knowledge and exploring new places.

High Altitude Specialists

Experts in high-altitude trekking, we prioritise your success with a comprehensive acclimatisation formula.

Licensed & Bonded

Pat Falvey Irish & Worldwide Adventures is licensed and bonded by the Irish Commission for Aviation Regulation (TA0791).

Dedicated Support

Available round the clock, we go the extra mile to prioritise your adventure and satisfaction.

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