The English Way hiking vacation

Price
€750To€775 excluding flights
Duration
8 Days
Type
Tailor made
Reviews
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Mid Season - May, June, Sept & Oct €750p.p based on two people sharing. Single Room Supplement of €210. High Season - July & Aug €775p.p based on two people sharing. Single Room Supplement of €245.
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Description of The English Way hiking vacation

Price information

€750To€775 excluding flights
Mid Season - May, June, Sept & Oct €750p.p based on two people sharing. Single Room Supplement of €210. High Season - July & Aug €775p.p based on two people sharing. Single Room Supplement of €245.
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Departure information

This trip can be tailor madefrom the end of March to mid October

Travel guides

Spain walking
Walking in Spain unearths the secret scenery, delicious cuisine and captivating wildlife known only to the Spanish. Coastal trails, high ridges and wo...
Camino de Santiago
The Camino is a vast network of tributary roads and paths along which pilgrims flow from across Europe, before being channelled across northern Spain ...

Reviews

2 Reviews of The English Way hiking vacation

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Reviewed on 24 May 2022 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?


It was actually getting there after 2 years because of Covid

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?


The vacation is much more than you could have expected

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


Huge benefit to local people from the many pilgrims we experienced at the many
shops and catering facilities

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?


Much better than we expected and as good as the other 2 routes we have walked

Reviewed on 08 May 2022 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?


Impossible to single out a highlight, the whole trip was memorable and exciting.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?


Good socks are just as important as the right boots. Adequate preparation will make all the difference to your experience. Pain is not mandatory.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


I feel that the accommodation used benefited the local economy and that walking is essentially a low environmental impact activity. I wish people wouldn't drop litter though - I regretted not bringing a litter picker!

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?


An unforgettable experience allowing plenty of opportunity for both physical challenge and unplugging from daily life

Responsible Travel

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) vacation so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.

Planet

We focus on selecting local suppliers who are committed to preserve the environment. The transport companies we hire use modern vehicles with low CO2 emissions. We also ration transport so we minimise the number of vehicles in use.

When sending our 'Camino Information Pack' and 'Detailed Itinerary Pack' to our clients, we use electronic format and not paper format. Our paper use is restricted to the Pilgrim's credential as this is necessary for them to collect their stamps in the different towns where they are staying.

Travelers are briefed on local environmental considerations including appropriate waste disposal. They are asked to be considerate not only with the local customs and culture but with the Camino trail they will use.

To reduce international travel:
- We encourage clients to consider taking the train to get to the start of their Camino, when possible.
- We provide details of public transport options to clients for all our trips.
- We use family run accommodation providers and hire local guides.

We ask our clients to:
- Not waste running water
- Not to litter and dispose of rubbish in the appropriate bins
- Pick up litter they encounter on the trails to help keep these beautiful environments clean
- Use ecological re-usable bags in supermarket, not plastic bags, or to put items directly inside their rucksack when possible
- Reuse materials where possible
- Take a reusable bottle and fill it up at the numerous fountains along the Camino,
- Respect all animals that they encounter along the Camino
- Respect all flora and fauna along the trail
- Stay on the sign posted path at all times.

People

Our business model supports suppliers at a local level so the majority of your money goes directly towards helping local businesses and their families in the Galician region. We believe this is the best way to benefit the local economy. For example, we work primarily with small family run/owned hotels in these regions instead of large hotel chains.

For transport we work with local taxis/drivers who are self employed and receive a fair price as regulated by the regional Government instead of large transport companies which tend to pay low wages to their drivers.

These type of hiking packages offer a greater contribution to the local economy and help create more jobs in the local community compared to traditional vacations packages that concentrate the money spent by tourists in one single location. According to researchers, 65% of your money as a hiker stays in the community on Hiking/Walking vacations compared to 15% for traditional beach-resort vacations.

In each town where they spend the night, we recommend three local restaurants so that clients can enjoy the regional cuisine as well as benefiting the local community, avoiding large franchise restaurants. For example, in this package clients can dine in local restaurants in the town of Pontedeume or the unique specialised Spanish omelette restaurants of Betanzos which is considered one of the best towns to eat Spanish omelettes in the country.

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