Our Self Guided Tour packages are the best way that we could think to put our knowledge to use for the soon-to-be pilgrim who is unable to join a scheduled trip or that prefers to travel solo.
We spend the majority of the year on foot along the Camino and know it better than we know our own backyard. Over the years we have fostered personal relationships with the shop-keepers, restaurant staff, and B&B owners that support pilgrims on their journey.
Self-guided tour packages offer complete flexibility with regards to your starting day, your ending day, the distance you want to travel in a day, preferred accommodation type, possible rest days, and options to skip certain sections. We pride ourselves in putting together one of a kind trips to suit your needs.
For the cycling enthusiast we also offer the option to complete your camino (all or just part) by bicycle.
Fixed vs Custom Self Guided Itineraries
The two most popular “fixed itineraries” we offer are the “Last 100 Kilometers” and “Every Inch of the Camino Francés,” which are also the the two most popular stretches of the Camino de Santiago.
We can also provide fixed itineraries for the Camino Portugués, Walk to the End of the World-Finisterre/Muxia, Camino Inglés, Camino del Norte, Camino Primitivo and the Camino Mozarabe.
If your self-guided camino calls for more detailed planning we arrange a “custom itinerary” unique to you.
what we provide
After getting to know what you are looking for (see survey below) and agreeing on all of the options, we put together a package detailing your itinerary. We book and confirm all accommodations, provide luggage tags for transport, and most importantly we deliver to you a package detailing your journey. This package includes a detailed description of every accommodation, a description of the terrain on that day of walking including highlights along the way, as well as maps which detail how to get to your destination. If a taxi is required to get you to your preferred accommodation we arrange that as well.
At the end of it all you are free to walk without hurry or worry. If something should go wrong along the way we also provide a contact number to reach us directly.
Eat and Sleep
All of the self guided accommodation is carefully chosen for its proximity to the camino, for its charm and for the quality of service provided.
It is categorised into three levels:
- 1-2 star accommodation
- 3-4 star accommodation
- Casa Rural or Bed & Breakfast accommodation located off the Camino (approx. 150€ supplement per person)
Breakfast is included every morning for all accommodation types.
LUGGAGE & TRANSPORTATION
Fixed Self Guided Itineraries
Custom Self Guided Itineraries
We can customise your own self-guided itinerary as we know that one’s Camino can be very different to another’s. Please contact us for inspiration if you need help deciding the best walk for you. Use the form below. We'll be in touch with you as soon as humanly possible.
Start your Camino here
We have put together a short survey to help us understand what your camino needs are. Fill it out, whack submit, and relax. We will put together an estimate and send it your way. If you like what you see we will begin making plans on your behalf.
Beginning and End Dates
The Self Guided Camino de Santiago tour offers complete flexibility with regard to when you want to begin your pilgrimage and by what day you want to arrive in your destination.
Method and Distance
You know your capabilities better than anyone. How far would you like to walk or ride, on average, during the course of a day.
Keep in mind that the final itinerary will preserve this request as closely as possible; the location of the accommodation may require that some days be longer or shorter, or for a taxi to shuttle you to and from your point of lodging.
Not all beds were created equally. Neither were all budgets.
We offer three different levels of accommodation and allow you to mix and match to suit your needs. Choose between 1-2 star private lodging, 3-4 star private lodging or casa rurals. If you prefer to keep the cost down but splurge from time to time (perhaps on a rest day) we understand completely.
If you plan to cover a large distance, or if your journey takes you through cities with a large number of sights to take in, it might be nice to take a pause.
We will advise if your journey takes you through any of those places, and of course you can schedule your own in advance.
Skip a section
It is not always possible to complete the entire 800 kilometers of the Camino Francés at one time. Real world time and budget constraints often limit how much can be walked.
We offer the option to skip over certain sections of the Camino and we arrange for your transportation as well. Please keep in mind that if you would like to receive the Compostella Certificate you are obliged to walk at least the last 100 contiguous kilometers.
How we price your Self Guided Camino
Fixed Itinerary – A number of our self guided walking tours follow a fixed itinerary and therefore have a fixed price. Scroll to the fixed itineraries to see the pricing.
Custom Itinerary – Our custom made to suit your wishes and therefor the price cannot be calculated without getting a bit more information from you. The custom itineraries below also give an estimate of what the total might look like.