How many miles or kilometers do we hike per day?
We average between 12-24 kilometers per day. We will have the luxury of a fully supported van, which carries our baggage from hotel to hotel, and carries us the extra mile if one needs to jump in the van.
What kind of hotels/inns can you expect?
We will stay at beautifully restored farm houses known as Casa Rurales, and family run Pazos, Galician manor homes and hotels. They are located along the Camino de Santiago in small towns. All rooms have private baths. The smaller inns have no phone or TV in the room.
Lunches During the Tour:
Lunches are not included while on the trail; however, there are plenty of shops along the trail to purchase sandwich items and fruit, or plan to eat at one of the many cafes that cater to pilgrims. The van will be stocked with healthy snacks and water.
The hikes are not fancy. You will be supplied with an equipment list of basic items to pack. You are limited to one bag weighing 30 lbs and one day pack to hold items such as your camera, rain gear and water bottle. Hiking boots will be most important. Please be sure they are well broken in and that you have proper socks before arriving in Spain.
Most people travel with an ATM card. Money machines are everywhere in Spain, but be sure you know your PIN number (not letters) before departing the US. NO TRAVELLERS CHEQUES. Most expenses are already built in. Lunches will be a separate expense; and will cost between 9 and 12 Euros. These are three course meals with wine and water included – a great value!