In the foothills of the Pyrenees in medieval times, the locals were well organised in greeting the pilgrims who had made the dangerous crossing from France. Numerous churches and monasteries mark the Compostela Trail and bring to life the unique history of this fascinating route. Our walking journey explores sections of the trail with isolated monasteries and churches that remain inaccessible to the majority of travellers.
DAY 1 Join St Jean de Pied de Port (France) DAY 2 Walk into Spain and cross three passes to Roncevaux (or Burguete) (7hrs) DAY 3 Pass through typical Basque country villages to Akerreta (5-6hrs) DAY 4 Enter Navarre and walk to Pamplona (5-6hrs) DAY 5 Rest day Pamplona DAY 6 Walk to the medieval city of Puente la Reina (6hrs) DAY 7 Walk to Estella (5hrs) DAY 8 Walk through vineyards to Los Arcos (5hrs) DAY 9 Cross into Rioja and on to Logroņo (7hrs) DAY 10 Trip concludes Logroņo
Daily departures from 1 Apr to 31 Oct
Price for departures during San Fermin, the running of the bulls in Pamplona (5-14 July) on application. The first Saturday of each month is our group self guided departure. Where possible we will match same gender singles on these departures.
*9 breakfasts, 6 dinners *9 nights in guesthouses or 2-3 star hotels, on a twin share basis generally with ensuite facilities *information pack including route notes, maps and walking guide (1 per room) *luggage transfer (1 bag of 20kg max pp) *emergency hotline