Travel to Bilbao
Upon arrival in Bilbao, you will be met by our local representative who will accompany you on your coach transfer to your hotel. After a brief rest period, our guide will give you a walking tour of the Old Town district of Bilbao, before dinner in a local restaurant.
Nervión River & Guggenheim Museum
Begin your trip with a morning guided walking tour along the banks of the Nervión River, followed by a visit to one of the world’s most famous art galleries. One of the most admired works of contemporary architecture, the Guggenheim Museum boasts some of Europe’s most exciting and unusual art, including Richard Serra’s 340ft Snake.
Walking Day - Rioja & Local Winery
Today, you will enjoy a guided tour through the most prestigious wine region of Spain, Haro in Rioja. Take in the stunning vineyards and rich vegetable gardens in the lush country side before partaking in a tour of a local bodega (winery.) Complete your day with an afternoon walk from Montedeoca to San Juan de Ortega before onward coach transfer to your hotel in Burgos. Expect grassy and dusty terrain, with mild inclines.
Walking Day - Castillian wheat plains, Castrojeriz & León
Walk through the Castillian wheat plains, with guide assistance, as you enjoy the spectacular scenery. There will be free time before continuing on to Castroieriz. Afterwards, continue to León and take a guided walking tour through the narrow streets and beautiful buildings of the old town.
Walking Day - Leon to Ponferrada
On this morning hike, you will cross the magnificent bridge at Puente de Órbigo (Walk 3km) before travelling onwards across the Castilian Plain with visits to Astorga, Monte Irago, Cruz de Fierro (The Iron Cross) and El Bierzo en route. In El Bierzo begin your second walk of the day from El Acebo to Molinascea (Walk 8km) before travelling onwards by coach to your hotel in Ponferrada.
Evening meal included in a local restaurant in Molinaseca.
Walking Day - Ponferrada to Santiago de Compostela
After breakfast depart your hotel for a coach transfer and morning guided tour along the Pilgrim Road to Cebreiro where you will begin your walk to the village of Hospital (Walk 5km) before continuing onwards by coach to Santiago with a visit to Portomarin en route.
Afternoon guided walk of the final stretch of the Camino finishing at Plaza del Obradoiro and cathedral in Santiago de Compostela. (Walk 5km)
On a guided tour of the historic centre, you can see the grave of St. James at the church of San Justo de la Vega, and if you wish you may partake in the Pilgrims Mass.
You will be transferred to Santiago de Compostela airport from your hotel for your flight home, with guide assistance.