"Yes we are going again! What an experience our first trip to the Camino was, great challenge, great friends and great fun, love Sharon "
DEPOSIT NEEDED ASAP to book your place
We are going with Into the West Adventures, please read all details carefully below and note flights have to be booked separately by each person with Aer Lingus - https://www.aerlingus.com Dublin to Santiago De Compostela, Spain from Tues 3rd to Tues 10th April
(flights are seperate to cost of Camino Trip)
Please read through carefully and if you are making a deposit payment, please ensure you have put your full name and also that you are with Sharon's group
Our guided trip to the Camino, Sarria to Santiago (116km approx) costs €620 per person sharing. There is a €120 single supplement. (We will share twin rooms unless anyone really wants to have their own room)
The price includes;
- 7 nights B&B with a continental breakfast
- Transfer from Santiago airport to Sarria(116km)
- Luggage transfer each day
- Transfer to Santiago airport for return flight(11km)
- Irish issued Camino Passport.
The price does not include;
- Flights (apporx 240 euro return)
- Travel insurance
Flights can be booked on aerlingus.com and we will be flying from Dublin to Santiago de Compostela. .(flights not available to buy until end of July or start of August 2016)
A €200 deposit must be paid for each person to secure a place. Deposits are non refundable. Balance must be paid six weeks prior to trip.
Deposits are non refundable. If a person cancels 4-6 weeks before departure there will be a 100% refund of the balance payment. If a person cancels 2-4 weeks before departure there will be 50% refund of the balance payment. If a person cancels within 2 weeks of departure there will be no refund. The 'balance payment' is the amount payable after the deposit is paid.
The deposit can be paid by bank transfer to my account
Bank Of Ireland
Name: Mark Reynolds T/A Into the West Adventures
IBAN: IE29 BOFI 90387594671322
Please put your name on the transfer.
The itinerary is as follows;
Day 1: Arrive at Santiago airport and transfer to Sarria
Day 2: Sarria to Portomarin 22.5 km
Day 3: Portomarin to Palas de Rei 23.5 km
Day 4: Palas de Rei to Arzua 27.5 km
Day 5: Arzua to O Pino 19 km
Day 6: O Pino to Santiago de Compostela 20.5 km
Day 7: Free day in Santiago
Day 8: Transfer to airport at 2.30 pm
What to bring on your trip -
-Walking trousers(zip off legs are handy)
-Walking shoes/light boots
-After walk footwear(sandals/trainers)
-Short sleeved shirts/t shirts/long sleeved shirts
Clothes for evening (may need warmer clothes in April time)
Advise from our guide-
The average temperature for April in Galicia is 11C and there is a 50% chance of rain. Those are the official figures, personally from experience I would say there is a 30% chance of rain.
I always tell people to pack a light fleece in there day pack with their rain gear, just in case they feel cold , particularly when we stop for coffee or lunch. People should have a rain cover on their day pack or bring a bin liner for inside to keep things dry.
Whether or not there is need to check in a large bag or not is a personal thing for each individual. Some people can get by with hand luggage and others require more clothes for the week. Personally I think if you can afford to pay for the check in luggage then bring it and have enough gear with you, it is after all being transferred each day.
With regards to walking poles, the official line from Aer Lingus is that you cannot bring them on the plane, they must be in check in luggage. That said, you might get them through security. It depends on the staff member you are dealing with. I won`t take any responsibility for confiscated walking poles. Using walking poles is again a personal choice.
-Small day pack