Book your Camino de Santiago holiday for 2014 by December 2013 and receive a 10% discount with CaminoWays.com, the walking and cycling holiday specialists.
The Camino de Santiago is a very unique experience, a walking holiday like no other and a life-changing trip for many.
Here are 10 reasons why you should walk the Camino in 2014:
1. Simple pleasures
The Camino is about getting back to basics and enjoying the simple pleasures in life, like walking. This is what life should be about, enjoying every step of the journey, not just the destination.
Walking, walking and more walking! Not many holidays will get you back home in better shape!
3. Culture and History
The Camino trail has been walked by pilgrims for centuries and it was the first European Cultural Itinerary by the Council of Europe. Along the Camino, you will pass cities, towns and villages of all sizes with stunning churches, monuments and other cultural landmarks.
4. Amazing landscapes
The Camino de Santiago takes you across many beautiful landscapes, from the French Pyrenees to the lush hills and woodlands of Galicia, the vineyards of La Rioja or the coastal paths of the Northern Way.
5. Easy and approachable walking
If you can walk, you can do the Camino. The walking paths are well marked (particularly along the French Way) and suitable for all fitness levels. You can also adapt the daily walking distance to your ability.
6. Great food
Each route and each region has its flavours, traditional dishes and specialities. So make sure to sample the local cuisine along the way!
7. Make friends
You are guaranteed to make a few friends along the way. The social element makes it a great holiday for people travelling alone, particularly along the last stretch of the French Way, so you will never feel lonely!
8. Family friendly
It is a fantastic family holiday for bonding and spending quality time together, whether you are walking or cycling.
9. Brush up your language skills
You will encounter many different nationalities and languages along the way, including French, German, Italian, Spanish, Basque, Galician and many more.
10. All roads lead to Santiago
If you have walked the Camino de Santiago along the French Way before, there are still many more routes for you to discover, all different and with their unique sites and trails.
CaminoWays.com walking holidays start from €489pp (low season) for a 7-day walking holiday from Sarria to Santiago de Compostela, covering the last 100km of the Camino de Santiago. Packages are available all year round. Get 10% off if you book in 2013 to travel in 2014.
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