Join us on this gay hiking tour and follow in the footsteps of countless others since the 9th century. Hike through gorgeous mountain landscapes, visit medieval towns and obtain your Compostela certificate of completion. During the middle ages, the Camino was the main source of moving people in Europe; millions; rich and poor. Enjoy the journey with HE Travel and meet a variety of people along the way.
We will be hiking a lot of miles, please make sure you are physically fit enough to walk multiple days in a row and up to 18 miles in a single day. There will be a support van with you for the duration of the tour if needed.
The Camino de Santiago or Way of St. James is a pilgrimage that has been undertaken by millions of people since the middle ages. This spiritual hiking journey will start in Leon, where we will transfer to the city of Ponferrada. It is here that we will obtain our pilgrim passports and begin our trek. We’ll hike from town to town along the traditional route, stopping to take in the beautiful architecture and natural beauty of this region of Spain. Enjoy the charming village of O Cebreiro where it seems that time has stopped. View the still-active medieval monastery at Samos. We’ll shout for joy when we reach Monte de Gozo and see Santiago de Compostela in the distance. We’ll make new friends and unforgettable memories on this journey of the mind, body, and spirit.
September 3 to 14 – $6698.00 USD
Duration: 12 Days
Starts In: Leon, Spain
Ends In: Santiago, Spain
Deposit: $1000 USD
Comfortable B&B style accommodation for 11 nights; Services of a full-time bilingual tour guide; All breakfasts and lunches, and 8 dinners; Beer/Wine; Support vehicle and driver to transport luggage to destination; All entrances shown as included in the itinerary; Arrival transfers in Leon; Transfer to Santiago de Compostela airport or train station at the end of the tour; Services of a knowledgeable HE Travel tour host (with a minimum number of participants); HE Travel provides complimentary Medical & Evacuation Insurance for every US Resident on our group tours who does not have other coverage.
Transportation to and from start/end points; 3 dinners; liquor at meals; souvenirs, snacks; Gratuities for guides and host.
We’ll then move on to spend our afternoon surrounded by mountains in Ponferrada. Here, we will be given our pilgrim’s passports, so that we may receive our Compostela at the end of our journey. We’ll also take a tour around this historic city full of stunning medieval architecture. Later in the evening, we will make our way to the small, picturesque village of Cacabelos where we will spend the night in country-style accommodations.
No testimonials at this time. 2020 is our inaugural launch of this tour.
What if I am traveling alone?
Most of our trips draw more single travelers than couples. When couples do join us, it’s usually because they’re looking forward to interacting with a gay group; if they wanted a holiday by themselves, they wouldn’t have signed up to travel with us. Furthermore, the activities included with our trips serve as natural ice-breakers. Within a day, you’ll be traveling with friends. You don’t need to pay the single supplement if you’re traveling alone. We’ll be happy to match you with a roommate. Pay the single supplement only if you want a bedroom to yourself.
For selected trips, including cruises, we will charge half the single supplement if you request a roommate but we can’t match you with someone.
Where does the tour start and end?
This tour starts in Leon, Spain and ends in Santiago, Spain.
What is the Activity Level of This Tour?
Hiking along the Santiago de Compostela is an extreme challenge. You should be comfortable hiking in warm weather over rolling to hilly terrain 11-18 miles per day. A support vehicle will be with you for the duration of the tour if needed.
What will the hotels be like?
We will stay at lodging all the path, they will be small B&B type hotels.
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