Camino Frances – Highlights

Camino Frances – The Way of St. James


26 MAY- 17 JUNE 2025 | From $4995 twin share

The spirit and camaraderie of the pilgrims you will meet along the route is what makes Camino such a unique experience.  Whatever your reason for walking (physical, spiritual, religious) you will be following in the footsteps of thousands of pilgrims to the resting place of St James in Santiago de Compostela.

There are many ways to walk Camino – from the last 100km, to choosing different stages or the full 800km – it just depends on the time you have.  Our program takes the best bits, 500km over 30 days – it is challenging, time consuming and rewarding – it requires you to be selfish – to put yourself first and give yourself time to undertake this amazing adventure.  Yes, there are shorter, more time efficient routes but this one will take you to a different place – emotionally physically, mentally and spiritually.   They say all good things come to those who wait – so go you good thing!

Along the way you will have some personal challenges such as ordering a meal in Spanish, blisters, lugging bags upstairs, purchasing new items you have lost or simply learning to make do without. We have chosen our accommodation carefully; many are family run that might involve an extra bit of walking at the end of a long day – but it’s the experience and the hospitality we will receive that makes the extra steps worth it – and the hot shower!

Don’t come to Camino looking for answers. Instead come with an open heart. You may be surprised by what you find…



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Arrive at this delightful mountain town at the foothills of the Pyrenees after your journey from Pamplona or Bayonne.

The old town of St Jean Pied de Port winds down the hill with narrow cobbled streets that are a delight to explore.

Take in the views from the Citadel which looks across the wooded valleys as you meet pilgrims from all over the world ready to embark on their Camino.

Before you start make sure you light a candle at the church for good luck and get your first stamp in your pilgrims’ passport.

Set off in the predawn darkness through the old streets and under the statue of St James, follow in the footsteps of millions of others who have preceded you over the centuries. The streets are full of pilgrims walking towards the hills, it is a magical feeling as you cross the old bridge and head out of town.

Today will be the first time you follow the famous yellow arrows which mark the 800km journey all the way to Santiago; you will get very practiced at looking out for the markings and for other pilgrims along the route. 

The first section today is steep as you follow country lanes and pass farmland up out of the Valley of St Jean.

We are only doing a small leg today as we only have one option to get food and that is at Orrison – it’s a tough day so I am breaking it up as the scenery over the Pyrenees needs time to be enjoyed.

We head into open country above the tree line, where sheep, cattle and pony’s graze. The inconspicuous border crossing from France to Spain lies within a patch of forest marked by an old stone sign stating the distance to Santiago and a small drinking fountain.

Continue onwards to the highest point at the Col De Lepoeder (1450m) and take some time to enjoy the extensive views over the Pyrenees.

After this, you start your descent through woodlands to the monastery at Roncesvalles which beckons enticingly between the trees on your downhill climb. Arrive at Roncesvalles and enjoy a well-earned drink at the Posada before checking into your accommodation. Roncesvalles or ‘the valley of thorns’ is a beautiful spot still cloaked in a medieval atmosphere.

Make sure you visit the beautiful 12th century church, cloisters and museum before dinner, where you will share tales with fellow pilgrims from every corner of the world, all relieved to have finished today’s section and some would say the hardest day of all the Camino!

After yesterday’s efforts, today’s walk is mostly undulating downhill as you head down through valleys and enjoy delightful woodland walking.

Meander on country paths, following the River Arga and climb two small hills with plenty of shade and drinking fountains en route. It is very pleasant , largely shaded walking and not as strenuous as the day before.  

We leave the peace of the countryside and approach the famous city of Pamplona. You will walk through many bridges over the Arga River along this stage. This river is the most famous in Navarre and its abundant tributaries will guide you up to Pamplona.

There are some beautiful old bridges along today’s route and as we climb a small hill, the city comes into view. The excitement builds as you walk through the outskirts of the city, over the river and through the old city walls.

Once inside the city, you are immediately immersed in the narrow-cobbled streets which burst with colour and life. The Camino passes through famous streets for the running of the bulls.

The route from Pamplona is a mixture of countryside and busy roads, and one of the best views that you are ever likely to have. Leaving Pamplona the route is well marked out of the city and takes you across some local parks before heading into a small valley.

The first and easiest climb of today brings you to Cizur Menor a small village and suburb of Pamplona. The climb up the Alto del Perdon leaves the Atlantic Basin behind and the scenery changes after the decent to mostly crop fields.  At the top there are various statues of pilgrims from the past.

You will change from the Arga to the Sadar River and the oaks for beach trees and cereal lands. Wind will be with you on your way and is the reason why the first wind farm of the community was installed here.

After crossing the Sierra del Perdón Mountain pass you will get to the same place as the pilgrims that come from the Camino Aragones Way, to Obanos, after this village you will walk with them to Puente la Reina.

Firstly, climbing steeply to 450m after leaving Puente la Reina drops back to 400m then climbs again to 500m this time, and finally drops to about 430m entering Estella. 

This day is much quieter than the last two now that we are away from Pamplona, most of today is along tracks through farmland and sometimes on the special pilgrims’ footpaths that is constructed from compacted earth.

This stage will be a little bit difficult because now the cereal fields will disappear, but you will be accompanied by lots of colourful olive trees and vineyards. There are a lot of rivers and bridges that hide of secrets and medieval legends. Estella will welcome you with poppy and wheat fields.

Just outside Estella you will find Bodegas Irache, the Wine Museum and its free wine fountain, stop for a rest and sip of the local Rioja!

Most of your walk today will be along nice tracks, among vineyards, olive trees and cereal fields.

From Villamayor de Monjardín to Los Arcos, you will cover approximately 12kms without passing a single village so make sure you have plenty of water and a few snacks.

Most of today and tomorrow’s route is on natural paths and dirt tracks and is very enjoyable walking with some steep sections as you cross a set of hills prior to crossing the river valleys of the Rio Linares and Valdearas.

At Torres del Río you’ll pass another architectural wonder of the Camino, the 12th century, 8-sided Holy Sepulchral Church, associated with the Knights Templar. Further on you reach Viana, a well-preserved historical town whose centre has changed little over the centuries.

We are splitting this stage over two days so we have time to enjoy Viana and Logroño’s  famous pintxo’s.

Our goal is Logroño – the capital of the La Rioja region and home of some of Spain’s most celebrated red wines. Logroño has one of the most distinguished culinary traditions in Spain and there are over 50 taperías  located within a four-block area close to the town centre.

The traditional tapas restaurants often serve only one tapa (such as mushroom), served as pincho (pintxo in Basque) and meaning one serving.

A nice shorter walk today. Soon after leaving Logroño you will come across the restored ruins of the Hospital de Peregrinos which was founded in 1185 to administer to the Peregrinos (pilgrims) undertaking the Camino.

Navarette is another town where efforts have been made to preserve the original period homes. The 16th century Church of Assumption takes a commanding position at the top square.

On the main road on the other side of town, there is another busy square with a number of cafes and restaurants, and we will stop here for the day.

Historically important, Najera was used by Navarran kings during medieval times after King Garcia Sanchez chose it as his base. The town is built on the banks of the river Najerilla and along its banks, you will find the Monasterio and Iglesia de Santa María La Real built in 1032.

You enter this town via the modern eastern quarter and the old town sandwiched between the river Najerila and the towering rock face that acts as a spectacular backdrop with its ancient Castillo.

Today we walk along wonderful wide country tracks passing through remote gently rolling farmland. The first 5km is leisurely and brings you to the town of Azofra –  a tiny village with an approximate population of 500 which relies on the Camino for its survival.

In medieval times Azofra was the site of many pilgrim hospitals and a hostel has been here since 1168 when it was founded by Isabel la Católica. From Azofra you pass over the river Rio Tuerto and continue on a pleasant winding track to the village of Ciruena.

From here you start an enjoyable descent into Santo Domingo de la Calzada which owes its inspiration to Saint Dominic of the Road who dedicated his life to improving the physical route for the pilgrims and built a pilgrim’s hospital (now the Parador) and a church which has now evolved into the Cathedral. Both buildings are located in the historic town square Plaza del Santo is where you will find a good variety of places to eat and shop.

Once in Burgos make sure you stop at the cathedral as the 13th century Catedral de Santa Maria is one of Spain’s largest and most beautiful and combines many different architectural styles but is predominantly Gothic. Rest in Burgos for the evening and have tomorrow to explore and recuperate.

Spend your rest day exploring all that Burgos has to offer including the beauty of the city’s many buildings. Burgos is sometimes known as the Gothic capital of Spain and has a growing population of around 200,000. The week either side of the 29 June is the city’s main festival of San Pedro y Pablo. Caution is recommended in Burgos with common stories of theft and overcharging, so it’s best to keep your wits about you.

Spend your day exploring this beautiful city and its incredible Gothic cathedral which is renowned for its marvellous stained glass windows. In the evening the narrow streets and plazas come alive when locals flood the local bodegas, cafes and restaurants.

Today we leave our 30 Day Camino encompassed group as we begin our last 150km into Santiago.

Sarria is a busy, modern town with plenty of shops, hotels, restaurants and bars, but its origins are Celtic and it was an important and major medieval centre for pilgrims. Remnants of its ancient past can still be seen in the old quarter along Rua Major. The church of Igrexia de Santa Maria has an ancient pilgrim’s mural. If you follow the Camino route to the top end of town you will see the ancient convent Monasterio da Madalena, the ruins of the Castle and the medieval bridge Ponte Aspera that crosses the River Celerio.

Nowadays the town is bustling with peregrinos, from those that started their Camino 100’s of kilometre’s back, to the large number that walk the final 100 kilometres to Santiago de Compostela to qualify for their Compostela.

The majority of this walk is on sheltered woodland pathways or quiet country roads and passes through many hamlets and small villages. The scenery along the way is wonderfully green and lush and very rural. The trail climbs and falls repeatedly as it passes tiny hamlets full of history.

In the final section is the high point of the day (660m) Pat Pina dos Corvos which has wonderful views over the reservoir and surrounding countryside.

The Portomarín in which you will stay tonight is not the Portomarín that pilgrims in the Middle Ages knew; the old village lies below the waters of the reservoir in the valley below the present-day village, built in 1960.The impressive fortified church of St. Nicholas, built by the monk-knights of the Order of St. John of Jerusalem in the 12th century, was disassembled stone by stone and moved up the hill to its present location, together with the balcony of the village’s town hall and the Romanesque façade of the Church of St. Peter. Shortly before reaching Portomarín today you will pass the final 100-kilometre mark on the Camino.

Today’s walk is uphill for 15km however the gradient is never too steep, and you gradually climb to a height of 720m at Sierra Ligonde.

The walk is now downhill to Ligonde and Eirexe and onto A Calzada. There is a detour here of 4km to the National Monument, Vilar de Donas where the Knights of Santiago are buried and is worthy of a visit if we have time.

A gentle climb now takes you through several small hamlets to Alto Rosario and there are good vantage points on a clear day and then down into Palas de Rei. 

We catch a early morning bus to bring this down to a manageable 22km.
it is mostly on paths through quiet woodland, crossing over the main road to Arzua several times and guiding you through six river valleys to reach a high point of 515m at Coto. On route you will pass Melide, famous for Pulpo Gallego, octopus cooked Galician style and reputed to be the best in Spain.

Much of the path after Melide winds through woodlands of oak, pine and eucalypt, passing over several valleys though Boente, Castañeda and then Ribadiso from where you can see the Hospital San Anton, one of the oldest pilgrim hospitals in existence.

From Ribadiso follow the country road on a steep uphill climb and through the outer suburbs before entering Arzua. With a population of around 7000 is the last large town before you reach Santiago. 

The majority of today’s walk is through wonderful pine and eucalyptus scented woodland – it smells like home!

 The path is mostly level, passing through three shallow river valleys with a gradual climb up to Alto de Santa Irene at 404m.

The final section climbs steeply to a main road, into eucalyptus woodland. O Pedrouzo is a small but busy town with plenty of shops, restaurants and bars and the staging point for the last section of the Camino before entering Santiago de Compostela. 

Today’s route will be a busy as pilgrims begin the last stage of their walk into Santiago. Lavacolla village is where pilgrims traditionally washed to purify themselves before entering Santiago and Lavacolla literally means to wash your tail.

At Monte Gozo, Mount of Joy, you will first sight the stunning Catedral de Santiago spires. This is where you can leave another pilgrims stone if you wish.

The walk into Santiago is emotional as you come to terms that you have walked over 500km from France to Spain – you are amazing !!

Before you depart try and go to the Pilgrim’s Mass in the cathedral at noon. Before Mass, if you wish to do so, head over to the Pilgrim’s Office to receive your Compostela

“Don’t cry because it is over, smile because it happened”

Dr Seuss

Tour Cost

Wildlime Wellness Extra's

Early bird sign up before 1st June and get it for just $1675- valued at over $2,200

We have put together a wellness schedule to help you get the best prepared for Camino. It covers all the things that people who have walked with us before wish they had done and by signing up you are giving yourself the best chance to prepare for this challenging journey.

  • 6-week nutritional challenge
  • 2 x podiatry sessions
  • 2 x nutrition sessions
  • 2 x ‘fitness fundamentals’ sessions
  • 1 private Camino preparation day
  • 3 x weekend training sessions including all meals and accommodation (choice of 5 weekends)
  • Invitation to monthly wildlime walks

6-week nutritional challenge with More with Morro

This is a 6-week challenge that works to develop the fundamentals, so that when you finish it, you are ready to continue all of your growth and learnings. A habit takes 6 weeks to build, and that’s exactly what we are going to do!!


  • 1 x 30 minute Challenge Prep group session via zoom
  • Access to SENPRO app – to monitor your habits, nutrition and progress
  • Access to a library of recipes
  • Facebook group set up for education, weekly Q&A and meal inspo
  • Body scan at beginning and end of challenge (optional – in Benalla)
  • 1 x 30 min 1:1 zoom or face to face in Benalla consult during the challenge
  • Pre challenge questionnaire to establish your goals for this challenge

What this ISN’T:

  • It isn’t a magic crash diet to lose 10kgs in 6 weeks, get skinny ‘quick’, a fad or a trick. There is no tracking macros or counting calories. It’s not restrictive, and it isn’t 6 weeks of meal plans.
  • We will be working on consistently practicing these healthy habits, with the group vibe to really give you that extra push!
  • These habits work together to create an effect in your life that is hard to overstate – after a few weeks you will feel rested, energetic, present, strong, healthy (and perhaps even happier!).
  • Even better, you will have a base knowledge about health and wellness that will last longer than the challenge, giving you the tools to lead a healthier lifestyle for years to come!
  • We are going to work on 6 healthy habits to work on for the duration of the 42-day Challenge. Our goal with this challenge is helping you encompass the whole aspect of health and well-being.
  • Habit tracking will be done using an app called SENPRO, which we will go over in the initial zoom call.
  • Every Friday, a video focusing on the next week’s topic will be posted in the facebook group
  • In-Body Scans are included at beginning and end (if you choose this option).

2 x podiatry sessions with Alyce

I have heard it be said that your feet are your bridge to get to Santiago – out of anything your purchase your shoes are the most important piece of equipment and the way you respect your feet is paramount to Camino success.

Alyce will join us at our Camino preparation day on 26 May to help you decide which hiking shoe/boot is best for you as well as provide expert advice on footwear, nail care and tips to help you to avoid injuries, chafing or blisters.

She will also touch base via zoom in November to go over how you are going, if you need to change anything and just provide the support that your most important asset – your feet- need.

2 x online nutrition sessions with Kristy

During a hike your body will use lots of energy so it’s important to refuel regularly. Separate to the six week challenge, here Kristy will talk about fuelling our body right for training and on the Camino – looking at the mix of carbohydrates, protein, sugars and foods with healthy fats.

Our second session will focus more on dietary requirements – preparing for Camino, looking at the foods available on trail and what we should be looking out for subject to your dietary needs.

2 x ‘fitness fundamentals’ sessions with Kirsten + Lauren

Kirsten + Lauren will focus on the way we need to prepare our body to get the most out of it. From metabolism to menopause, fitness to feeling good, these sessions will provide you with the fundamentals to get the most out of you and give you tips and ideas on how to best use you training time.

Knowing where your body currently is and where it needs to go will allow you to put the tools into place to get there. By investing in getting your body right is an investment in Camino success and these sessions will give you the directions on how to get there.

3 x weekend training sessions including all meals and accommodation (choice of 5 weekends)

With 5 weekends to choose from, our training weekends will undertake walks to challenge your body and feed you well to nourish the mind. You will be introduced to multiday hiking as we take you on daily walks designed to inspire, motivate and sometimes challenge you – you can achieve more than you know!

All your meals will be provided, and we will explain why they were selected, why products were chosen and how to prepare them. All meals will be nutritional, healthy but incredibly tasty and designed around the energy you will expend on our walks.


(locations will be determined once we know the capabilities of our group)


  • 14-16 June
  • 3-5 August
  • 1-4 November


  • 7-9 February
  • 5-8 April

Please note:

  • Due to the locations selected accommodation may mean sharing a queen or king bed
  • Some locations will be selected due to the walks and accommodation options will be limited, so please be flexible

Why take a walk on the Wildlime side?

When you take a walk on the Wildlime side with us you will be looked after well. We know what it takes to start, what you need when things get tough and the importance of laughter to get you through the tough times.

We have coordinated numerous small group walks including Mont Blanc, Annapurna Track (Nepal) Scottish Highlands , Camino De Santiago, Portuguese Camino,  Sicily and Via Francigena (Italian pilgrimage).

We are passionate about getting people into hiking- good laughs and lifelong memories await you.

Why walk a pilgrimage?

When you walk the slow pilgrim way, it is not just getting there, it’s actually getting to see and experience every single place you go through. If you are the type of person who’s just curious about the world, about how different people live, then walking is perfect!

It takes you through busy streets, quiet areas, remote paths and high breathtaking peaks – it can show you things you did not know you wanted to see, and the whole scope of the world and its citizens unfolds before you. Smells, views, tastes and sounds – all your senses are heightened the more you move.

A pilgrim walk is an ancient walk, and you will come across such roads and paths that can feel more important than their destinations – the beauty, history and sense of calm just overwhelms.

It gives you time to think and to breathe – it’s not just for your physical health, but mental too.

Your body and mind get into a rhythm – it’s like your brain slows down to mirror the steady beat of your feet. Join a pilgrim walk and you might just be able get away – and get your mind, body and soul together.

With walking – it is not the distance that’s the achievement, where you start or finish doesn’t matter – the sense of achievement that comes from just doing it!

The key is just starting – once you move forward you won’t ever look back!

So what is stopping you from walking on the wildlime side with me?

Wildlime Director + Tour Leader

Want more? Camino de Finisterre

5 days from $995

The final part of the Camino de Santiago journey. Since ancient times pilgrims have been making their way beyond Santiago to Finisterre (Fisterra in Galician) literally the ‘end of the world’. It is the most westerly point in Europe and a fitting end to the epic Camino walk.

Many pilgrims say, that if you have reached Santiago, your path will not be complete if you do not continue until you reach Finisterre. This is an ancient pilgrimage, since it was started by the Romans and its destination is the End of the World (Finisterre).

During 4 stages you will travel through the Galician interior until you reach Costa da Morte where four days of walking brings you to the sea and the rugged coastal landscapes of Galicia.

The path leaves Santiago from the Praza do Obradoira taking you out past the stately homes of San Lourenz. You soon enter the country lanes and oak woodland areas. After 6km in the small hamlet of Sarela de Abaxio you have an amazing view back over Santiago with the cathedral silhouetted against the skyline. The route continues through small villages, on quiet roads and on country paths.

From Mar de Ovellas you will be rewarded with magnificent views over the valleys below. Cross the magnificent 14th century bridge Ponte Maceira over the River Tambre and enjoy this beautiful hamlet in Galicia. From here the Camino takes you to Negreira, home to the medieval fortress of Pazo de Coton.

From Negreira the path leads through small, picturesque villages, dairy and corn farms while gently rising to the highest point of the Camino de Finisterre at Monte Aro where you can enjoy a panoramic view over the region.

The local architecture of the region’s numerous granaries are on display as the route winds its way through this rich agricultural area.

Today the trail continues along the high plateau of Terre de Xallas  before finally descending to the Ponte Olveiroa where you cross the Xallas River. A 10km gravel path through open fields and plantations is both scenic and quiet where solitude can truly be enjoyed before tackling the steep descent down to Cee while enjoying the first view of Finisterre and the bay in the distance.

A short journey today takes you from Cee to Corcubion and on to Finisterre. Take time to enjoy the old heritage listed area in Corcubion. Along the way enjoy views over the bay and Cape Finisterre with the town nestled below.

As you come to the shore, leave the road and take to the sand with your approach to the “End of the World” along the beach of A Langosteira. Another 4km along the path beside the road leads to the lighthouse and the end of your journey before you return to Finisterre and your overnight accommodation.

You can catch a local bus which departs throughout the day for the one-hour drive back to Santiago or book a private transfer

To register or ask Q’s

Please contact Kellie Kadaoui on 0422 165 271.


May 26 2025 - Jun 17 2025


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