Taking a Pilgrimage is unlike any other walking holiday. The Camino de Santiago in Spain is the heart of the modern pilgrimage world and every year thousands take to its various paths to trek to Santiago de Compostela. There is no single section of any Camino de Santiago walk that is not bursting with regional culture, historic cities and some of the greatest food available, from Michelin Star quality to hearty regional classics.
There is more still to a pilgrimage. A deep spiritual sense that accompanies the walk, whether you are looking for it or not. People undertake pilgrimages for a multitude of reasons and it is meeting these fellow pilgrims, hearing their stories and sharing your adventure with them that makes a Camino tour a life-changing event. On the Camino de Santiago, the most popular is the French Way or Camino Frances or for a more peaceful route, there is the quiet, enchanting coastal beauty of the Camino del Norte. However, there are pilgrimages around the world from the Shikoku Trail in Japan to the Via Francigena in Italy, each with their own unique cultural and spiritual experience.