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Travel Awakens Wellness Camino

  • 18 October 2024
  • 7 Nights
  • 1,350.00 Per Person
  • Dublin
  • Camino | Spain

The Camino de Santiago has the power to bring about positive change in your life, and many consider embarking on a pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela in search of clarity, healing, or purpose. If you are looking for personal growth and meaningful change, the Wellness Camino is perfect for you!

Our Wellness Camino Guided Tour with travel coach Sonia from Travel Awakens is a unique and transformational experience, as pilgrims take on the Camino Portugues with Sonia's expertise and her support every step of the way.

The trip is part of a 3-month programme with a focus on transformation. The journey starts before setting foot on the trail, in June 2024 with four pre-trip preparation sessions where Sonia will help you identify your intentions, as well as getting body, mind and soul ready.

As you walk the Camino, Sonia will be there to support the group and help you find the answers and positive changes you are looking to achieve. For this week-long Wellness Camino Guided Tour the group will be walking the last 100kms of the trail from the town of O Porrino.

This is the distance required in order to receive the ‘Compostela’ pilgrim certificate in Santiago. From O Porrino, pilgrims will follow the trail through lovely towns such as Redondela and its famous market, the picturesque Old Town in Pontevedra; Caldas de Reis, named after its natural hot springs and Padron, home of the world-famous green peppers as well as Galicia’s most illustrious poet Rosalia de Castro.

This special journey will continue long after you travel back from Santiago. In Summer 2024, Sonia will host four coaching sessions with the group. With degrees in both Psychology and Leadership, Sonia will ensure the benefits of your Camino stay with you long after you return home, making it a truly transformative journey. *Watch our chat with Sonia here: WELLNESS CAMINO VIDEO INTERVIEW.

As with all our Camino de Santiago tours, we will send you your Camino pilgrim passport so you can stamp it at churches, hotels and cafes along the route to obtain your Compostela certificate at the Pilgrims Office in Santiago.

If you have always dreamt of walking the Camino de Santiago and you are looking for change, the Wellness Camino Guided tour is ideal. Please note spaces on this tour are limited, contact our travel team to book your place.

Travel Awakens Sonia Wellness Camino JWT TRAVEL

Travel Awakens Wellness Camino

The Camino de Santiago has the power to bring about positive change in your life, and many consider embarking on a pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela in search of clarity, healing, or purpose. If you are looking for personal growth and meaningful change, the Wellness Camino is perfect for you!

Our Wellness Camino Guided Tour with travel coach Sonia from Travel Awakens is a unique and transformational experience, as pilgrims take on the Camino Portugues with Sonia's expertise and her support every step of the way.

The trip is part of a 3-month programme with a focus on transformation. The journey starts before setting foot on the trail, in June 2024 with four pre-trip preparation sessions where Sonia will help you identify your intentions, as well as getting body, mind and soul ready.

As you walk the Camino, Sonia will be there to support the group and help you find the answers and positive changes you are looking to achieve. For this week-long Wellness Camino Guided Tour the group will be walking the last 100kms of the trail from the town of O Porrino.

This is the distance required in order to receive the ‘Compostela’ pilgrim certificate in Santiago. From O Porrino, pilgrims will follow the trail through lovely towns such as Redondela and its famous market, the picturesque Old Town in Pontevedra; Caldas de Reis, named after its natural hot springs and Padron, home of the world-famous green peppers as well as Galicia’s most illustrious poet Rosalia de Castro.

This special journey will continue long after you travel back from Santiago. In Summer 2024, Sonia will host four coaching sessions with the group. With degrees in both Psychology and Leadership, Sonia will ensure the benefits of your Camino stay with you long after you return home, making it a truly transformative journey. *Watch our chat with Sonia here: WELLNESS CAMINO VIDEO INTERVIEW.

As with all our Camino de Santiago tours, we will send you your Camino pilgrim passport so you can stamp it at churches, hotels and cafes along the route to obtain your Compostela certificate at the Pilgrims Office in Santiago.

If you have always dreamt of walking the Camino de Santiago and you are looking for change, the Wellness Camino Guided tour is ideal. Please note spaces on this tour are limited, contact our travel team to book your place.

Itinerary

  • Direct return flights from Dublin to Santiago de Compostela (Flights from other airports can also be arranged. Please enquire for details)
  • Hand luggage & 10kg checked luggage (subject to airline’s terms and conditions)
  • Meet & greet on arrival
  • 4 online coaching and preparation sessions before the trip and 4 post-trip sessions with Sonia Cruz Oro; psychologist and certified coach
  • Private coach transfer to your hotel with English-speaking guide assistance
  • 1 night hotel accommodation in Tui
  • 1 night hotel accommodation in Redondela
  • 1 night hotel accommodation in Pontevedra
  • 1 night hotel accommodation in Caldas de Reis
  • 1 night hotel accommodation in Padron
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation in Santiago de Compostela
  • Meals: daily breakfast and dinner at your accommodation
  • 5 walking days
  • 1 full free day in Santiago de Compostela
  • Guided walking tour of the city
  • Airport transfers on first and last day
  • Private transfers between your Tui hotel and the start point in O Porrino on your first walk day
  • Practical information and the official pilgrim passport

BEFORE THE TRIP | SEPTEMBER 2024

Weekly online preparation and coaching session with Sonia from Travel Awakens for 4 weeks.

THE TRIP

Sonia will travel with the group and will guide you every step of the way, incorporating important daily rituals for the participants.

DAY 1 | Dublin to Tui 

Today you will travel to Dublin airport and take a flight to Santiago de Compostela (flights are available from Dublin or London; but can also be organised from a different airport, talk to our team for advice). The group will be collected at Santiago Airport and travel to the hotel in Tui, where you will have time to explore the town.

DAY 2 | Walking from O Porrino to Redondela (16.5km)

This morning after breakfast, you will be transferred from Tui to O Porrino, from where you’ll begin your Camino experience with a walk to Redondela. After a slight climb early in the day you reach the chapel of Santiaguiño de Antas, beyond which the group enter a expansive woodland area. Surrounded by trees, from there, the Camino starts its descent to Redondela. 

DAY 3 | Walking from Redondela to Pontevedra (19.5km)

After leaving Redondela, you will proceed to the village of Arcade. Arcade is a great spot to stop for a break or an early lunch. After Arcade, you’ll pass the hamlet of Santa Marta Bertola just over half way through your walk day, and 5km further on you’ll reach the beautiful Old Town in Pontevedra city. After checking into your accommodation, take some time to stroll to town and admire its cobbled streets, squares, Romanesque churches and the Pilgrim Virgin church, Virxe da Peregrina, looking after pilgrims on their way to Santiago.

DAY 4 | Walking from Pontevedra to Caldas de Reis (22kms)

After Pontevedra, the route continues inland and through pine forests. You can stamp your passport in the pretty chapels and churches along the way such as Santa Maria de Alba and San Mamede Church in Portela. After Portela, depending on the time, it might be possible to take a detour to visit the waterfalls at the Ría Barosa Natural Park. Your finish line for today is the town of Caldas de Reis, famous for its hot springs.

DAY 5 | Walking from Caldas de Reis to Padron (20km)

Today is a shorter walking stage than previous days and you will be passing various hamlets and villages where you will be able to take a coffee break and get your pilgrim passport stamped. From the village of Santa Marina the Camino trail takes pilgrims along lovely forest paths into Padron, home of the famous small green peppers and Galicia’s most illustrious poet: Rosalia de Castro. In the town’s Alameda Park you will find a statue dedicated to 19th century poet Rosalia de Castro as well as Camilo Jose Cela, Nobel Prize of Literature and also a native of Padron. Your accommodation is a couple of kilometres north of the town centre, so be sure to take a little time to explore the town before continuing to the hotel. By staying a little outside the town, you last walk day into Santiago will be a little shorter.

DAY 6 | Walking from Padron to Santiago de Compostela (23km)

While the day starts along similar forest paths to previous walking days, as you get closer to the outskirts of Santiago de Compostela the stage becomes gradually more urban, with asphalt replacing the forest tracks and countryside we’ve become accustomed to. It is an exciting day as we tackle the last into Santiago. As the group nears Santiago’s Old Town and approaches Obradoiro Square and the Cathedral, the excitement and joy of all pilgrims is palpable. Walking into Obradoiro Square, you will finally reach Santiago Cathedral where the atmosphere of exhilaration and jubilation is something special, a memory that you will treasure forever. Enjoy and savour this moment, you have arrived!

DAY 7 | Exploring Santiago de Compostela

Santiago de Compostela, destination of pilgrims for centuries and capital of Galicia is a city full of wonders, with beautiful cobbled squares, arched streets and cosy nooks and crannies. Originally built in the 9th century on the spot where the remains of Saint James were found, the Cathedral is the city’s most important landmark and monument but there are many other wonderful places not be missed in Santiago’s Old Town such as the Abastos Market, the Alameda Park, the University Buildings and its many museums.

In the lively streets of the Old Town such as Rua do Vilar, Rua Nova and Rua do Franco you will find a vibrant mix of pilgrims, locals and students enjoying the many cafes, bars and restaurants. Galicia’s traditional cuisine can be found everywhere; the famous Galician octopus, empanadas (savory pastries), Padrón peppers, caldo galego and Tarta de Santiago almond cake are just some of the region’s many unmissable delicacies you should sample. Santiago city is split in two areas: the Old Town (Zona Vella), and the New Town (Zona Nova).
You can also venture into the New Town, wrapped around the historic quarter and a short walk away where you will find many stores.

DAY 8 | Santiago de Compostela to Dublin

This morning after breakfast and check out, a local guide will take the group on a walking tour of the city, the best way to discover its magnificent UNESCO-listed Old Town. You’ll then have a little free time for lunch before being transported to the Santiago Airport for your flight home.

AFTER YOUR TRIP | MEANINGFUL CHANGE 2024

Weekly online post-trip coaching session with Sonia from Travel Awakens for 4 weeks.
 

  • Price per person based on two adults sharing rooms 
  • Single occupancy is available on request at a supplement (enquire for details)
  • Airport taxes, charges and airline related fees included
  • Travel insurance is available as optional extra
  • Deposit of €300 is required at the time of booking
  • Meals where not stated, in-flight catering and expenses of personal nature are not included
  • Itinerary may be subject to change
  • Bookings are financially protected under our license and bond held with the Irish Aviation Authority

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