Hike Norfolk: Long Distance Walk -The Camino de Santiago / 4 to 11 September

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I'm intending to lead a walk along the final section (total distance 75miles) of the Camino de Santiago. We will be walking from Sarria to Santiago.

The Camino de Santiago (the Way of St. James) is a large network of ancient pilgrim routes stretching across Europe and coming together at the tomb of St. James (Santiago in Spanish) in Santiago de Compostela in north-west Spain.

This section of the walk is graded moderate (by professional walking companies) and includes daily walks of 11–18 miles so we will be walking for between 5 and 8 hours each day.

The pace will not be brisk to allow us time to enjoy our surroundings. The trail consists of a mixture of dirt tracks, minor roads and footpaths.

Dates - Wednesday 4 to Wednesday 11 September 2019.

Flights - Rynair fly from Stanstead to Santiago. Currnet prices range for £25 to £75

Travel from Santiago Airport to Sarria - We will travel from Santiago Airport to Sarria by bus. The bus fares are currently around 3 euro.

Accomodation - Hostels are approx 10 euro, with B&B / hotels from around 30 euros. The plan will be to stay in town and villages on the pathway.

I will provide details of the flights and hotels, which I will be using, but you will need to book your own flights and hotels.

There will be a WhatsApp group setup so people can see what arrangements others are making in case they want to go on the same flight, stay in the same hotel, etc.

Please RSVP if you would like to join us on this adventure but ONLY if you are confident that you can complete a long distance walk of this type.

Whilst I know the trip is a long way off, this section of the Camino is very popular so flights and accommodation get booked up early. I will be looking at booking fights and hotels in January. I would ask everyone does the same.

Other bits:
Ramblers - Everyone going on this walk will need to be a member of the Ramblers - it doesn't have to be Hike Norfolk, it can be any Ramblers group.

Maximum numbers - The maximum number of people I can take on this walk is 8, so sorry in advance for that. We've found that larger groups on overseas long-distance walks don't work well and it requires a different level of organisation in terms of resolving travel, accommodation and dining options.

Waitlist - If you would like to come but the walk is showing full please add your name to the waiting list just in case there is a cancelation.

Note: In the interest of the wider group I may decline places if I believe the walk is not suited to the person booking or if anyone fails to commit by the end of January. In which case I will offer the place to someone else on the waiting list.

Any questions please just ask me.

Thanks - Steve