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Camino de Santiago

Camino de Santiago — Camino Sanabrés Route
Second Trip Added!

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October 10 - 24, 2016

CMC Members: $3,499
Non-Members: $3,604

Trip Information

Trip Itinerary

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Trip Overview

2016 has been designated by Pope Frances as a Jubilee Year of Mercy, which has increased interest in walking pilgrimages this year. We are pleased to offer a second trip to the Camino de Santiago!"  The Camino Sanabrés is one of two routes of the Camino de Santiago that branch from the Vía de la Plata and head north-west through areas of incomparable beauty and authenticity—the magnificent hills of Galicia. This route is definitely the “road less traveled”: there will be days when you’ll wonder if civilization has vanished and you are the only person left in the world.

We’ll start our adventure in Madrid, where we will enjoy a ½-day walking tour that includes a visit to the Mercado de San Miguel and some tapas-and-wine tasting. We’ll travel together by bus or train to Verín, our starting point for the Camino. Our walking route is just under 200 kilometers; our daily distance is between 13-28km (with an option of 34.7 km on one day). We will complete it in 10 days, including one rest day in a lovely village along a beautiful river and one day in the peace of a 12th-century Cistercian monastery (with chanting monks!). Once we arrive in Santiago de Compostela, we can relax and celebrate our amazing pilgrimage walk. Due to the limited availability of our unique accommodations, you are encouraged to sign up quickly! 

Activities / Difficulty

Be willing and able to walk for up to 6 hours a day over a variety of terrain and with some steep climbs/descents. Distance is between 13-28km, with an option of 34.7km on one day. Recommended training: walk/hike as much as you can prior to the trip.
B- and C- level hiking on the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage route.


4-star hotels, fabulous private casa rurals, and one active monastery!

Pre-trip Activities

Mandatory pre-trip meeting and pre-trip hike.


Trip Leader: Kris Ashton


In April-May of 2013, Kris walked the entire Camino de Santiago from St. Jean Pied du Port in France to Santiago de Compostela, a distance of 815km (~500 miles). In 2014, Kris walked the Camino Portugués from Porto (Portugal) to Santiago, the Camino Finisterre from Santiago to Finisterre/Muxia, and the Camino Frances from Ponferrada to Santiago. In 2015 Kris walked from Sarria to Finisterre/Muxia. She served as a Volunteria Hospitalera at several albergues in 2014 and 2015, taking care of other pilgrims.