Close

29th March 2018

Caminos and Via Francigena

camino-portugeus

Looking for the best European walking holidays? EasyWays have a range of walks in Europe, but in the run-up to Easter, why not experience one of our historic pilgrim routes! The Camino Frances, Camino Portugues and the Via Francigena are beautiful places to visit at this time of year.

EasyWays are passionate about ensuring walkers have the most memorable experience possible!  We will support you at each stage, it doesn’t matter if you are walking the West Highland Way or the Camino Frances. We dedicate time to ensure walkers are happy with their planned route overcoming any hurdles that may be thrown at us to the best of our ability!

Best European Walking Holidays with EasyWays

Camino Frances

best european walking holidays

The Camino Frances has so much history!

The Camino Frances is part of the Camino de Santiago, which translates into the St James Way, in English. Your experience will begin in the region of Galicia in Northern Spain, working your way east towards the town Santiago De Compostela. The entire Camino Frances route starts from Saint Jean Pied de Port in France, but this EasyWays route only takes 6 days! Walking 116 km from the starting point in the town of Sarria, you will be eligible to be given a Pilgrim passport which will be stamped along the route, as a special memento of your walk! The Camino Frances is one of the best European walking holidays, that gives you a taste of just how beautiful and historical Spain can be.

Camino Portugeus

camino portugues

Camino Portugeus has stunning views over Northern Spain!

Another way you can complete part of the Camino is by opting for the Camino Portugues! This part begins in Tui, which is on the Portugal/Spain border, and heads North towards Santiago de Compostela. Like the Camino Frances, the route lasts 6 days and is 117 km long! Throughout your trek, you will encounter lots of smaller, traditionally Spanish towns, where you can expect to see lots of historical architecture and be surrounded an abundance of Spanish charm! The highlight of both the Camino Frances and Portugues is the chance to see the stunning, historic cathedral in Santiago de Compostela, it is where St James ended his journey and where thousands have visited since.

Via Francigena

via francigena

The Piazza del Campo is beautiful!

The Via Francigena is located in Tuscany. Your journey will begin in the famous town of Pisa and ends up in the city of Siena, which is the perfect place to immerse yourself in Tuscan culture. While you are in Siena, be sure to visit the Piazza del Campo, the heart and soul of the medieval city! The route we offer includes guided city tour of Siena and Pisa. The entire Via dates back to the Middle Ages, beginning in Canterbury in England, the route is throughout France, Switzerland and the Alps before ending up in Rome. It is a much quieter path than the Camino, the perfect way to relax!

Also, EasyWays have a pilgrim route in the UK! To learn more about how you can celebrate Easter with EasyWays and the St Cuthbert’s Way, look at our last post.

Experience a trip with a wealth of culture and heritage with help from EasyWays!