Frequently Asked Questions
About Your Trip
In the smaller villages we will stay in characterful family-run casas rurales and in larger towns we will be accommodated in larger hotels. All hotels will have en suite facilities. However, please note that the casa rural used on Day 3 has a limited number of rooms, so late bookers might be asked to share the bathroom.
Bethany Lees - Spain Operations
The Camino de Santiago de Compostela across northern Spain is one of the world's oldest pilgrimage routes. For more than 1000 years pilgrims have made their way to Santiago and in 1987 it was declared the first European Culture Route. Also known as 'The Way of St James', it originated in the region of Galicia where the tomb of the Apostle James the Great was discovered in the 9th Century.
The way is marked by the symbol of the scallop shell, typically found on the Galician shores, and the grooves in the shell that join together are said to represent the many different ways pilgrims travelled from to reach the tomb of Saint James. A great tradition of the route is to obtain the 'compostela', a certificate of accomplishment given to pilgrims upon
completing the way and to earn this you need to walk at least 100km of the route. On arrival we will be issued with our Pilgrim's Passport, which will need to be stamped daily at either a Refugio, church or town hall, to receive the 'compostela' in Santiago.
Charlotte Taylor - Product Manager
Spain Specific Questions
Please visit the Exodus Travel Guide to Spain where you can find out what plugs they use, as well as more detailed Country information in the menu on the left of the page.
Walking & Trekking Specific Questions
You can view the Grading System for our Walking & Trekking programme online.
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