Camino de Santiago Tours

Based in Spain Since 2006

“A Fresco Start” Self-Walk Tours

I first walked the Camino de Santiago in 1999 and over the years I've seen many pilgrims on their way to Santiago de Compostela. While we are very proud of our full-service, guided cultural walking tours, we also recognize that some people do not like "group tours" and would rather be a bit more independent.

    All Self-Guided Tours Include:

    • Welcome Meeting
    • Luggage Transport
    • Private Bed & Bath
    • All Breakfasts

A Fresco Start 200KM Tour

For the more hearty souls, the A Fresco Start 200KM walk begins from the Knights Templar town of Ponferrada. The castle was donated to the city by Fernando the Second of Spain in the 12th century to protect pilgrims on their way to Santiago de Compostela.

  • 13 days / 12 nights
  • 200KMs to Santiago
  • Camino Frances
  • 1,300 EUR per person

A Fresco Start 115KM Tour

Starting from Sarria, you will cover the last 115KM of the Camino on foot, which will allow you to request de Compostela certificate in Santiago. Sarria is a market town that has all the conveniences for you to begin your journey!

  • 8 days / 7 nights
  • 115KMs to Santiago
  • Camino Frances
  • 850 EUR per person

A Fresco Start Camino Portugués Tour

On this walk, you'll cover the last 118KM to Santiago. You begin your journey from the town of Tui (Spain), which sits on the banks of the River Miño and has wonderful views of it’s neighbors across the way in Portugal.

  • 8 days / 7 nights
  • 118KMs to Santiago
  • Camino Portugués
  • 900 EUR per person

We understand that people do want to walk the Camino, but:

Would rather not sleep in albergues, the communal dormitories available along the trail. Some pilgrims enjoy having their own bedrooms with a door, an en-suite bathroom, and plenty of hot water!

Do not want or cannot carry all their belongings with them. In fact, they enjoy being able to add some extra weight to their load and have some creature comforts, such as that iPad!

Are nervous and scared! Coming to a foreign country to walk for a couple weeks is daunting no matter how many books and web forums you've read. You want more than just an Orientation Packet sent to you in the mail - you want a LIVE person to answer your questions and help you take those first steps on your journey.

Don't want to eat alone. Independence can be great when traveling, but it is also nice to have some occasional companions to share those tales from the trail and a meal or two!

"A Fresco Start" series will have set departure dates, which ensures that our favorite hotels have already been booked. Lastly, but most important, "A Fresco Start" series means just that – a Fresco Tours guide will meet you at the Start! On the first evening, we will personally meet you to give you an Orientation Meeting, answer your questions, and take you out for a fine meal of local cuisine! On the very next morning, your guide will be on hand to answer any questions that may have popped up overnight and walk with you out of town to help get your "feet wet" and introduce you to the symbols and markers of the Camino! Just a bit of experienced guidance, before you head out to Santiago on your own!

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