Does the price include air
are not included in the cost of the walking tour. If you need assistance
with travel arrangements Teachers' Travel / Walkers' World would be glad
to help. We are IATA travel agents and can book flight tickets.
How do I get to Porto?
There are flights to Porto
(sometimes called Oporto) by connecting through European cities such as
Frankfurt. Both Air Canada and Air Transat have direct flights from Toronto to
Porto (but not every day).
How do I get home from Santiago
de Compostela? You could take
a local bus back to Porto or you could fly from Santiago to Madrid and
from there connect to your home city. Or there are trains from Santiago to Madrid.
The bus to Porto can be reserved online.
What equipment do I need?
Your luggage is carried by bus for you from hotel to hotel so you only
need a small back-pack to carry water and extra clothing. You
need comfortable hiking boots. A walking stick is helpful.
How many people are in a group?
We find the ideal number is 20. We have two guides and most days the group
breaks into two sections, one faster, one walking at a slower pace and not
What sort of people are usually in the group?
Ages vary. There have been thirty year-olds and people well into their
seventies. Sometimes the seventy-somethings outwalk the thirty-somethings.
Mostly they are Canadians but we have had Australians, New Zealanders and
Americans. Some travel as couples, some as singles.
How do I qualify for the Compostela
On this walk you have the opportunity to walk the entire last 100
kilometres thus qualifying for the certificate. Before starting you will be given a "Camino passport" which you can have
stamped along the way at hotels, restaurants and bars. If you
present it to the Pilgrim Office in Santiago you will get the certificate.
What if I don't want to walk every day?
Our support vehicle can give you a ride to the next hotel.
Is it better to walk the Camino with a group or
If you are traveling alone it is definitely better to walk with a group.
If there are two or more of you you could choose to do an independent
walk. Keep in mind, however, that if you are walking independently
everyone in your party must walk at the same speed. For an independent
walk it is necessary to decide in advance on daily distances so hotels can
be pre-booked and arrangements made to transfer your luggage. If you
prefer to walk independently Walkers' World can arrange a self-guided walk
where accommodation is pre-booked and luggage transported.