WHY WALK THE CAMINO DE SANTIAGO WITH ANDASPAIN?
Andaspain Walking Adventures is a boutique tour company based in Spain that specializes in helping people walk the Camino de Santiago. When planning your walk, we carefully consider every aspect to guarantee an intimate, personalized experience whatever the age, level or motivation.
We have walked the Camino de Santiago many times and we understand what you need to make this an unforgettable experience. Over the years we have gotten to know the best places, people, food, wine and other delights the Camino has to offer. You don´t need to worry about logistics, bags, or even food because we take care of all of that. You just walk the Camino and soak up the journey each day.
Whoever you are and however you want to walk the Camino, we want to enable you to do it your way. No judgments, no one has a better Way. It is everybody’s Way.
EXPLORE OUR CAMINO DE SANTIAGO WALKING TOURS
WALK WITH NEW FRIENDS
FULLY GUIDED WALKS
Join our bilingual qualified guides on one of our pre-organised, small group Camino de Santiago walking tours and experience a life-changing journey while meeting pilgrims walking the Way from all over the world.
WALK WITH YOUR FRIENDS
Let us create your ideal private guided Camino de Santiago walking tour specific to your group’s needs whether that be shorter walking days, time for yoga and meditation sessions, or an extra rest day in La Rioja.
WALK YOUR OWN WAY
Pick from one of our existing itineraries or let us design your ideal self-guided Camino de Santiago walking or biking tour so you can arrive to Santiago de Compostela on your own terms and independently without a guide.
DISCOVER WHY PEOPLE CHOOSE ANDASPAIN FOR THEIR CAMINO ADVENTURE!
The greatest experience
I would be happy to talk to anyone who is thinking about going to Spain or taking any other trip with Andaspain because it was the greatest experience for us and I cannot wait to go on another trip with you!! Thank you for all that everyone with Andaspain did to make this such a fantastic trip!! It was so well organized and planned and I just cannot say enough good complimentary things about it.
Andaspain Walking Adventures love what they do and it shows. They are a talented group in so many areas. They take everything to the next level. Their greatest gift is being “tour guides extraordinaire” and hopefully lifelong friends. All of us on the Feast Day Celebration 2018 – had the privilege of knowing them and having our lives enriched. They gave freely of themselves, they made us laugh, they encouraged us each day – and I am forever changed.
Excellent – Simply brilliant
The quality of the food on the trip? Excellent – (Are you kidding there is no above excellent?) Great!! Enjoyed everything from the local spots that you scoped out to the simply brilliant lunches on the trail.
I would do it again!
Thank you for your attention to all of the details. Vanessa and Ashleigh made the trip feel very personal. They cared for each and every one of us as if we were family. They brought their personal touches to the meals they prepared and arranged, to the activities in various locations, and in walking the Camino with us.
Not enough can be said
Our guides are living this trip as far as their love of the experience… without being overboard or disingenuous. I always felt they had a natural feel for our needs & their knowledge of all aspects relating to us & the Camino. The fact it was with Andaspain IS a component of the whole beautiful experience. The intimacy, comfort level, food, comraderie, professionalism.
It was exceptional in every way. I had been in many rural houses and the ones we had were the best, as well as the two hotels. The care from the two guides and “Bruce” was exceptional, as well as the group of people. There was variety and well prepared galician food!!! Loved the Picnic Salads!!! Honestly I cannot think of anything I didn’t like; always there for us tending to every detail. They spoiled us and were very knowledgeable. I am in love with Andaspain!
I will be back
The best thing about the trip – The companionship and care of the Andaspain personnel and the feeling of becoming family within our group. Your tours are excellent, every care was to be sure we were safe and cared for. I can think of no practical improvements that you could make. I highly recommend Andaspain to all I meet. It was a wonderful experience. It was great to get to know the Andaspain personnel and become friends. You make every care to make people in the group comfortable and help others along to find their way.
It was just perfect
What was the best thing about your walking tour with us? I say it was the perfect amount of “guided.” The thought of a “guided trip” made me think of being with a large group and all having to stay together. I loved that you could walk with members of the group and people you met along the way; knowing that the van would be at specific points was comforting. It was just perfect.
I would not have been able to walk the Camino without Andaspain. Fantastic. Very personable and generous with time and support; quite amazing. You worked hard for us and made it look so easy. Our group benefitted from their extensive experience with walking tours, the history and culture of Spain, and this pilgrimage in particular. Their hospitality and support helped me get the most of my pilgrimage because they managed the food and accommodation details and let me focus on putting one foot in front of the other and take in the beauty of my surroundings. It was an amazing experience. Thank you for your fantastic service.
Fun, easy going, very likeable people!
What was the best thing about your walking tour with us? The ease with which it happened and the flexibility and of course the great picnics and food choices whilst on tour. I am a fuzzy eater but always found food I liked. Also we were not forced to go out for lunch or dinner we could organise our own food even though if we wanted a booking for dinner was often made. Alex and Stefanie were great guides, dedicated to their job clearly loved the area and made sure everyone had the experience we wanted out of the Camino. They did not judge and were always jovial, calm and helpful to everyone’s whims.
A true, authentic and delightful experience!
I personally recommend Andaspain to anyone wanting a true, authentic, non- judging, cared for and delightful experience of the Camino! Being a foodie, both Alex and Stef were great guides…. to the best food spots on the Camino! Important! What was the best thing about your walking tour with us? The guides, the attention to detail, the care and attention!
They were perfect.
The whole organisation of the walk was highly professional and well thought out. Picnic food was always very yummy. – my favourite lunch. Both Stefanie and Alex were wonderful, caring and so obliging. They made every inch of Camino safe and enjoyable. Without them I doubt I would have completed the walk.
Trip of a lifetime.
From the beginning of months of preparation to the final night of dinner and fireworks in the Praza do Obradoiro, it was the most wondrous experience. Pre-trip planning was thorough but easy to follow and with immediate back-and-forth communication always available for information. There are many ways to experience the El Camino, but I can’t imagine it being better than with Andaspain. Ours was a walking tour par excellence because of Vanessa, Ashleigh, and Melissa, the most accommodating, professional, knowledgeable and efficient tour guides imaginable.
I am going to recommend Andaspain to everyone I know!
Andaspain made the entire experience so seamless and smooth. Our guides, Lily and Alex were always happy to help, offer information, support and make sure we got everything we needed. We even brought our 2 year old daughter and Andaspain made sure to have cribs at all our hotels and even found diapers when we were close to running out. It was an amazing experience and it was made better by everyone at Andaspain. The places we stayed were unbelievably beautiful, unique and complimented the Spanish/Galician region.
I hope to be back someday!!
I know constructive criticism can be helpful in bettering oneself, but I honestly can’t think of anything that could have been improved upon. The guides, Lily, Alex, and Ashleigh, were so amazing – knowledgeable, friendly, and I really enjoyed the conversations I had with all of them.Kate was really good at answering all of our questions and provided lots of good information re: the trip, what to pack, what to expect, etc. All the details seemed well-sorted, the guides were fantastic, accommodations clean and really interesting.
Another wonderful trip.
What was the best thing about your walking tour with us? The trip is fabulous and it is hard to highlight anything specific. However it is the team, the attention to detail and the expectation that any problems will be sorted quickly and with as little fuss as possible. Well organised, fun and knowledgeable guides, lovely food, amazing picnics and excellent walking. We wouldn’t consider a Camino trip with anyone else.
You guys rock!
What was the best thing about your walking tour with us? The care, attentiveness, flexibility, responsiveness, delightful and various personalities of the team and the companionship and solitude on the Camino. Absolutely. Enthusiastically. Without reservation would recommend. You guys rock! Thank you!
Never heard them say no we can’t!
I had a wonderful trip with Andaspain. Every detail was taken care of and many individualised needs were easily woven into each day without a hitch. We had delicious meals and charming accommodations each night. Our tour Guides, Vanessa & Ashleigh were just wonderful at every turn- they made each day special and worry free! Loved my week on the Camino and will definitely recommend it to friends!
Hands down, the best travel experience of my life.
Many thanks to all of you for giving me the best travel experience of my life. Already recommended the trip to several others and trying to figure out how to come back to walk with you again myself! The folks we met and the places we stayed made me feel right at home–so comfortable and friendly. Vanessa, Alex and Ashleigh were amazing and the group was so fantastic! Truly, this couldn’t have gone better!
Above all they were fun to be with!!!
What was the best thing about your walking tour with us? The ability to have an individualised tour in a group setting that allowed for flexibility in distances covered and the encouragement and support of the group leaders. Kate, Vanessa, Ashleigh and Alex were knowledgeable, enthusiastic and very professional. They were very accommodating , welcoming and genuinely involved in the participants journey. After a long, hot and tiring day it was a delight to see Ashleigh, appearing in the distance, like a mirage, coming back to see how I was doing. This act of kindness really encapsulated all of the guides genuine concern for their guests.
Going with Andaspain made it absolutely perfect!
What was the best thing about your walking tour with us? It was thoughtfully planned with the walker’s best interests in mind. Because of your familiarity with the trail, you were able to choose the best route for the day and let us know exactly what to expect along the Way. Meals and picnics, accommodations, the day’s walk with map details, were great. Having our bags in our rooms at the end of a long day was wonderful! Did we mention how awesome the guides were?? We LOVED you guys! We know you put up with a lot of stuff from your clients, and you put up with us beautifully. Each one of you enhanced our walk in ways that keep us talking and joking about our walk nearly every day. Vanessa and Alex added knowledge of Spain’s culture, landscape and language that was above and beyond what we expected. We learned so much about Spain.
Consider a Camino hike and of course Andaspain!
The experience was magical in the sense that practically everything was done for us. All we had to do was the walking. Fun, in the sense that we had an absolutely terrific team of three guides and eight pilgrims that got along fabulously with each other, and rewarding because of accomplishing our goal of reaching Santiago and getting our Compostela. Vanessa, Ashleigh and Stefanie were absolutely tops! Their can-do attitude, answering all questions, doing all things (like fixing my internet settings on my tablet) and engaging in spirited and laugh-filled conversations are memories that will never fade.
A group of people at the top of their game.
The whole trip was excellent. We had high expectations but these were well exceeded. We were so well looked after by Vanessa and Ashleigh and the fact that we had checkpoints each day where we would meet up meant the walking was nicely divided up into manageable stages. It also meant that if we needed anything e.g. snacks or water, to leave a bag or to change footwear it was easy to do that. Our favourites were meals where Vanessa ordered an interesting selection of food for the whole table so that we could try local dishes.
Beyond the call of duty!
We had a wonderful time, everything was perfect. Vanessa, Ashleigh and Alex went beyond the call of duty.
The best guide I have ever been with!
I had a really good time on this trip! Vanessa and Borja were so fun and on the ball with everything and everyone. The picnics were very enjoyable! Borja was so giving of himself to everyone and never seem to be tired! He was always upbeat and cheerful and would pop up from everywhere unexpectedly on the trail! Thank you again for your help in helping me with this trip! I can’t wait to do another trip with Andaspain!
We loved it!
We can’t say enough good things about the ease and thoughtfulness of the booking process and help and guidance along the way and Vanessa/Ashleigh’s hospitality at Tabernanova. Borja is the perfect blend of motivator, calming presence, anticipator of every possible need. He was super flexible given all of the changes due to the heat and the reality of having to manage two different groups due to ability. Meals were also incredible in quality with always something new and delicious to try. This could easily have been a transactional experience but we feel like the human experience / relationships of Andaspain is your real differentiator.
Truly does create a sense of ‘family.’
Kate is marvelously available and responsive via email and telephone. She graciously takes on making arrangements for travel matters that arise outside of the tour days. Vanessa being a part of the orientation to our Camino spoke volumes about the collegiality, shared leadership, and ‘hands on’ manner Andaspain conducts business. (Our guide) was the reason our group of 6 pilgrims bonded so quickly and remained intact as far as positive group dynamics go.
Every aspect was perfect.
My camino was an amazing experience. The accommodations were wonderful and I experienced no issues. I can’t say enough about Lorenzo. His love for the Camino was so evident as well as his genuine love for people. He gave us so much insight along the way. The picnic lunches were flavorful and delicious. Andaspain provided a memorable Camino.
Over and beyond their duties…
My experience on the Camino was great. Jorge and Lu were the best guides ever. They went over and beyond their duties to make my experience awesome. All the accommodations were perfect and unique in their own way. I don’t think I could change a thing about my experience as it was just perfect.
Magical, beautiful, spiritual, and FUN!
It was everything I hoped for and more! Jorge was a 10 out of 10 – he saw to our every need and went well above his job. His picnic lunches were fabulous and his help in ordering a restaurants was so much appreciated. (The guides) were so incredibly knowledgeable, always knew the answers to our questions. I really enjoyed the different types of accommodations – wouldn’t change a thing!
I hope our paths cross again.
Special kudos to Borja, who was congenial, organized, flexible and kind. He went out of his way for many of us. Lorenzo certainly has deep knowledge of the Camino and Spanish history and added immeasurably in that regard; his passion is contagious. We loved the food, the lodging, the support. I’m trying to hard to think of a way to improve things, but honestly—it’s not coming to me.
An exquisite experience.
Once again, you and the Andaspain team have designed and pulled off an exquisite experience. Every minute of this trip was a true pleasure! Borja and Piero are amazing and took care of every detail—they also prepared the most amazing picnic lunches!!! I’m already talking to my family about my next Camino excursion with Andaspain!!!