When Planning Your Camino de Santiago Pilgrimage, Look No Further Than Santiago Ways

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(Newswire.net — November 15, 2018) — When you make the decision to complete the Camino de Santiago, it can seem a little daunting. The pilgrimage to the shrine of the apostle St James in the cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in Galicia is perfect for spiritual growth, physical exercise for hiking and cycling enthusiasts and all those wishing to see amazing scenery and culture.

Yet the reason it can be complicated is because rather than one route, it is a whole network of routes, each starting in a different location and taking a different path. You will need to choose a start point, get yourself there and then complete the pilgrimage over a course of days, with different accommodation, finding interesting places to eat and new things to see along the way. Booking an organised route with Santiagoways means that you can make the most of your trip by relying on the experts to help with the small details.

There are many organised routes to choose from

With Santiago Ways, you have several different options to choose from. The Camino Frances, or the French Way is the most famous. The official start point is the town of Sarria in Galicia, approximately 111km from Santiago. As a popular option, it is a great introductory route for those experiencing the Camino de Santiago. Along the way you can discover beautiful cities and towns, charming medieval villages and awe inspiring landscapes of the Pyrenees, the famous vineyards of Rioja and the rugged mountains of León.

Alternatively, there is the Camino Portugues, a great route for those looking for a more rural experience, starting in the city of Lisbon, travelling up and across the border into Spain, stopping at the city of Pontevedra and the church of the Pilgrim Virgin, who protects pilgrims on their journey to Santiago de Compostela. Known for scenic beauty, the quality of accommodation and rich exciting cuisine. 

There is also the Portuguese Camino Coastal Route, takes a slightly different route through Portugal that means you can enjoy the beautiful Atlantic coast. Starting in Oporto and heading through 150 kms of cliffs, mountains and estuaries to Redondela before joining the inner Portuguese Camino for the remainder of the journey through to Santiago de Compostela.

Or as an alternative coastal route, the Camino del Norte, also known as the Northern Way runs along the northern coast of Spain. The route has five sections and cross through the beautiful and intriguing cities of San Sebastian, Bilbao, Santander and Oviedo. This route is especially good for gastronomy lovers as San Sebastian is one of the top 10 cities in Europe for Michelin starred restaurants. You can also see many lovely fishing villages and try amazing seafood.

And there are still more, the Camino Ingles, the Camino de Finisterre, the Camino Lebaniego, the Via de la Plata and many more. Then you also need to choose where you wish to join the route, and SantiagoWays can assist with all of this.

Everything you need for your journey is taken care of

Once you have settled on your choice of route, you can rely on Santiago Ways to take care of the rest. They work directly with amazing hotels, country houses, rural houses and guest houses to make sure that you are sure to stay in the best quality locations.

They will even transfer your luggage from stage to stage of the route for you and provide 24-hour emergency telephone assistance should you need it.

Great for different groups and interests

Santiago Ways is great if you want to join a group to meet new people, with organised group tours being scheduled regularly for up to 15 people. A guide is provided to accompany the group and a support car to travel the last 100 km from Sarria to Santiago de Compostela. For keen cyclists, they can also help with luggage transfer and support with the itinerary designed to meet your needs. 

Every single traveller is provided with a full information dossier, containing a complete complete guide of your chosen route, maps, historical information and the pilgrims credentials. So what are you waiting for, begin planning your trip now.