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Camino de Santiago Pilgrimage

Thank you for your interest in the St. Bart's 2024 Camino de Santiago Pilgrimage.  We are currently full.  However, if you would like to have your name placed on a waiting list, please email camino .  We will contact you if a space becomes available.

You are invited to join the Reverend Peter D. Thompson and Rob Radtke as they walk the final 130 miles of the Camino de Santiago.

October 12–27, 2024

The Itinerary

(subject to change)

Saturday, October 12

Pilgrims assemble in León, Spain.

Monday, October 14

Pilgrims travel by train to Ponferrada, where we will be met by a guide who will accompany us as we walk.

Tuesday, October 15 to Friday, October 25

The pilgrim group walks to Santiago de Compostela, covering on average about 15 miles per day. Among the towns we will visit are O Cebreiro, Triacastela, Portomarín, Palas de Rei, and Rua. We will walk through some of Spain’s most beautiful countryside and mountains.

Sunday, October 27

The pilgrimage ends, and people are free to depart.

What’s included

  • all accommodations (private room with a private bath)
  • breakfast every day most dinners (but not all)
  • luggage transfer (one bag per person, max weight 15kg)
  • online pre-departure briefing with a Camino expert from Follow the Camino (the company making the on-the-ground arrangements)
  • detailed walking notes or guidebook
  • hotel vouchers
  • pilgrim passport
  • 24/7 support from Follow the Camino

What’s not included

  • travel to León, Spain from your home
  • the cost of the train from León to Ponferrada (not much)
  • lunches and drinks
  • gratuities
  • return travel from Santiago de Compostela to your home
  • travel insurance (strongly recommended).

Please Note

Walking the Camino de Santiago can be a physically challenging experience for anyone, no matter one’s age, level of fitness, or overall health. Before you start the walk, kindly consult with your medical advisors to see if they have any concerns about your health that might impact your ability to walk approximately 15 miles a day. Follow the Camino will also provide a training plan to build up your fitness for the Camino. You should heed their advice as being in good physical condition will greatly enhance your safety and enjoyment of the experience.

This pilgrimage has reached capacity and registration is now closed.


To cover St. Bartholomew’s costs to sponsor this pilgrimage, pilgrims are asked to pay a non-refundable US$500 per person fee to St. Bart’s designated for the Camino pilgrimage. Once you have paid your fee, you will be invited to formally register for the pilgrimage with Follow the Camino, the travel and logistics company. They will collect all pilgrimage fees and make hotel and other bookings for the group.

  • Single accommodation is: 2,678 Euros per person
  • Shared accommodation is: 2,022 Euros per person

Pricing is subject to change. To secure your place, Follow the Camino requires a 30% non-refundable deposit.

Pilgrims are responsible for making their own travel arrangements to and from the pilgrimage starting and end points.

Pilgrims are asked to assemble in León, Spain on Saturday, October 12th. You can reach León by train from Madrid. It is possible to land at Madrid airport in the morning on the 12th and connect to a train that will get you to León that afternoon.

For the return leg, there is an airport in Santiago de Compostela with flights to a number of European cities, including Madrid. Alternatively, there is a train from Santiago de Compostela to Madrid. Depending on when your flight departs, it may be possible to take the train on the morning of Sunday, October 27th to catch a flight late in the afternoon from Madrid.

Once you have paid your fee to St. Bart’s you will receive information on how to register with Follow the Camino.

For more information or questions, please contact