Riding the Camino Pilgrimage from Astorga

 
 
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10 Days / 09 Nights

Santiago de Compostela

Price from: 3105.00 euros

 
Riding from Astorga through the un-spoilt countryside of hills, rivers, valleys, monasteries arriving in Santiago de Compostela as horse-riding pilgrims of the past
 
Highlights
 
  • Enter the Obradoiro square on horseback just like Santiago did
  • We take care of the pilgrims' credentials, stamping it along the way to obtain the Compostela at the end of it. 
  • Ride along the final section of this ancient route just starting at the point where this route reaches Galicia 
  • Revive a part of the history of old Europe.
  • Different Starting points
 
 

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General Overview


Country: Spain
Region: Galicia
City: Santiago de Compostela
Duration: 10 Days / 09 Nights
Type: Private Group Tour
Theme: Horse Back Riding and Walking Trails
Group Size: 4 to 12 People
Price from: 3105.00€
 

Introduction

We will travel through an un-spoilt countryside of hills, rivers, mountain ranges and valleys with lush vegetation and visit sanctuaries, fortresses, manor houses and see a wide range of Romanic architecture to arrive in the evening of the tenth day in Santiago de Compostela where we will visit the city and the cathedral.

The itineraries include accommodation and full board, plus professional guides, escorts and insurance, fully-kitted horses and cross-country vehicles. 

This way was the oldest and most important cultural route of Europe. All the spiritual and cultural grounds are alive today so one thousand years after this pilgrimage way is still in use. 

We shall ride along the final section of this route just starting from Astorga. As a horse-riding pilgrims we shall revive a part of the history of old Europe. 

We shall cross along some of the best conservated natural environments of Southern  Europe. Remote old villages and historic remains will be reached by us and we shall enjoy nature and wildlife as the ancients did. 

NOTE: A minimum of 4 people is required for this tour.

Day by day itinerary

ITINERARY: 

OPTION 1 (10 Days / 9 Nights): VIGO OR SANTIAGO - ASTORGA - PONFERRADA - VILLAFRANCA -  O CEBREIRO / TRIACASTELA -  SAMOS - PORTOMARÍN O COTO - SALCEDA - SANTIAGO

DAY 1:

  • Transfer from the airport, train station, bus stations, hotels, etc... in Santiago or Vigo.
  • Start riding from Astorga (10 Days / 9 Nights)
  • On arrival at our accommodation, we will check in our rooms
  • Some free time before dinner
  • 08:30PM: Dinner at the accommodation
  • 10:00PM: After dinner time to get some sleep for our next day of riding the Camino de Santiago
  • Overnight

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*DAYS 2 - 9 (*Number of days depending on the option you choose, the daily routine would be the same each day.):

  • 08:00AM: Breakfast
  • 09:00AM: Saddle up and start our horse-riding 
  • 11:00AM: Morning stop (A break for a drink, snack, coffee, etc...)
  • 11:30AM: We continue on our ride after the short break
  • 02:00PM: Stop for Lunch and to rest a bit
  • 04:00PM: Afternoon back on our horse and we continue on the way.
  • 06:00PM-06:30PM approx.: Ending the day at our accommodation to stay overnight.
  • Free time to rest and relax
  • 08:30PM: Dinner at the accommodation
  • 10:00PM: After dinner time to get some sleep for our next day of riding the Camino de Santiago
  • Overnights

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DAY 10:

  • This morning you could make the final ride into the Obradoiro square by horseback to end your Camino de Santiago.
  • Back to the hotel for breakfast
  • 12:00PM: Transfer to Santiago airport, train or bus station, etc... If you would prefer to stay further nights in Santiago see our add-on section for a short stay in Santiago with a guided tour of the Cathedral, etc...
  • End of our services.

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Prices and Dates

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From
3105.00€
(Price per person)
 
 

Included

  • 09 nights in Standard double room within accommodation listed in itinerary above (in a variety of best hotels, rural houses, pazos, inns) A list with all the details will be provided at the time of booking (See Lodging Section)
  • English-Speaking Guide accompanying the group for the duration of the tour
  • 4wd vehicle for equipment and support for the duration of the tour
  • Detailed tour information at the time of the final booking
  • Transfers from the airport (Santiago de Compostela or Vigo), train or bus station to the point where the journey will start.
  • Horses,  equipment, saddlebags on the saddles, and water clothing if necessary.
  • Guide on horseback.
  • Staff to take care of the horses and change luggage daily between accommodations.
  • Truck prepared with boxes and spare horses, if necessary. We consider that having the horse plays such a leading role in this event, it may be necessary to prevent and keep them on hand.
  • Activity and civil liability insurance.
  • We take care of the pilgrims' credentials, stamping it along the way to obtain the Compostela at the end of it.
  • Local Taxes

FURTHER DETAILS:

  • We provide you with a fully equipped horse well adapted to this land. You can also bring your own horse (Ask for details!). You don`t need to be an expert rider but some riding experience is preferable. 
  • Weather in Galicia is variable but mild. Anyway, a light coat and waterproof wear are recommended. Recommended season for mild weather is from March to October

Excluded

  • Transfers not specified in the itinerary
  • Beverages not specified in selected meals
  • Meals not specified in itinerary
  • Personal & Travel Insurance
  • Tip and Gratuities to Chauffeur and Local guide

Pick up

  • Airport, Train or Bus  Stations, or Hotels in Santiago, Vigo or previously agreed point

Drop off

  • Airport, Train or Bus  Stations, or Hotels in Santiago, Vigo or previously agreed point

Lodging

  • Best country homes, hotels or inns available at the time of booking. 

Overnights (example, or similar hotels) 

  • Rabanal del Camino( Astorga): Posada La Candela / Posada de Gaspar.
  • Ponferrada: Hotel El Castillo.
  • Villafranca: Hotel Plaza.
  • Cebreiro / Triascastela: : Hotel Cebreiro / Venta del Celta / Casa Carolo, Hotel duerming Triacastela.
  • Samos : Hotel Veiga.
  • Portomarín: Casa rural Santa Mariña.
  • O Coto ( Palas de Rey): Casa De Los Somoza
  • Salceda: Pousada de Salceda.
  • Santiago de Compostela: Gran Hotel Los Abetos.

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