Breath of Fresh Air Retreats
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Porto to Santiago
June 1-8 2020
Santiago to Muxia
June 11-18 2020
$999 EURO PER PERSON
Join our Breath of Fresh Air family as, together, we embark on a pilgrimage that will create summer memories to last a lifetime! Step-by-step, day-by-day, experience the scenic beauty of rolling Spanish countryside combined with historical gothic architecture whilst trekking on one of the most infamous caminos in the world. Our professional photographer will be in tow to capture all of the journey highlights so you can focus on truly living in the moment. Pack your bags, take the ride, and allow us to handle every last detail of what’s sure to be a life-changing European adventure!
Discover, with your own two feet, the quaint scenery of rural Spain; rolling meadows, lush vineyards, and fragrant orchards as far as the eye can see
Leave your phone and camera behind and allow our professional photographer, EXPEDIMAGE, to capture your experience while you disconnect and focus on truly living in the moment
Hand over the responsibilities of every day life and allow us to take care of all of your basic needs. Experience the freedom that accompanies a journey where planning and considerations are handled for you
Clear your mind, settle into silence, and discover for yourself, how in just two weeks of regular practice, mindfulness tools can be instilled for a lifetime of enhanced joy and contentment
Immerse in the present moment and more effectively adjust to changing elevations with daily altitude breath training; enhancing health, well-being, and a deeper connection to one's truest nature
After a long day of walking, treat your palate to delicious local wine and tapas from a country famous for it’s savoury food and drink
Walk upon historic trails that have been travelled for centuries by pilgrims from all over the world for religious and spiritual purposes
Step outside your comfort zone, meet resistance, and move in the direction of your greatest self. Relish in the accomplishment of conquering a mountain, develop newfound appreciation for your body, and witness how physical and mental strength expands into every aspect of your life
Meet other Pilgrims
Cultivate lasting friendships, share experiences, and discover for yourself the depth of connection that unfolds when a group of people choose to live outdoors and explore the beauty of the world at a slower pace
Porto to Santiago
Welcome Dinner in Porto, Portugal! An opportunity to meet the beautiful humans you will walk alongside for the next 7 days. This is an opportunity to share tips, experiences, ensure gear is comprehensive, and collectively review the pilgrimage we are about to embark on.
Bus transfer to TUI, SPAIN (90km) and walk to O PORRINO for the evening (17km)
Trek to REDONDELLA (18km)
Trek to PONTEVEDRA (20km)
Trek to CALDAS DE REIS (21km)
Trek to PADRON (18km)
Trek to SANTIAGO Cathedral! (25km) Receive certificate of completion of last 100km of the pilgrimage. Celebratory dinner!
Santiago to Muxia
Welcome Dinner in Santiago de Compostela, Spain! An opportunity to meet the beautiful humans you will walk alongside for the next days. This is an opportunity to share tips, experiences, ensure gear is comprehensive, and collectively review the pilgrimage we are about to embark on.
Morning departure to NEGREIRA (21km)
Trek to SANTA MARINA (21km)
Trek to CEE (20km)
Trek to FINNESTRE (13km)
FARO DE FINNESTRE / Rest day
Trek to MUXIA (28km)
Bus MUXIA to SANTIAGO (75km)
*Note: we travel as a group, and therefore this itinerary is subject to change based on the needs of the collective. We have allotted additional time should we require a slowing of pace or an additional night on the trail.
Pre-trip support & preparation before departure from home
Pre-trek planning, packing, and briefing whilst in Europe
Camino de Santiago Pilgrim’s credential
Camino de Santiago certificate of completion (last 100km)
Daily guided meditation and/or yoga
Professional photography by EXPEDIMAGE
Morning check-in and intention setting
Evening empowerment discussion
Intermittent presence check-ins
One American + one Canadian guide
Transportation by bus from Porto to Tui to begin trek
7 nights albergue/ shared accommodation on camino
Two meals daily & morning tea/coffee/juice whist walking
First aid/ medical kit
Life On the Camino
Pilgrim hostels (known in Spanish as “albergues”) are a unique feature of the camino - especially on the Camino de Santiago. These dormitory-style accommodation provide an upbeat, community atmosphere and it is not uncommon to hear music and laughter amongst new and old friends in common areas in upon arrival. Most albergues have a kitchen for cooking, laundry station, and shared bathrooms.
Early departure is critical to beat afternoon heat on the trail, and therefore we will start each morning with a fresh, fruit breakfast in the albergue. June in this area of Europe is abundant with ripe, tasty apricots, plums, berries, and melons. After 1-2 hours of walking, we will stop as a group for a mid-morning coffee and/or freshly-squeezed orange juice break at a local cafe. Delicious, baked goods are readily available along the trail, as well as delicatessens making sandwiches on still-warm bread! It is recommended that you pack high-fat snacks such as energy bars and trail mix, and grocery stores can be located in almost every small town along the journey to stock up. Dinners will embrace local Spanish culture; coming together each evening to share the days highlights at a local tapas restaurant. These dinners will be hearty, mostly vegetarian, and inclusive of a glass of delicious Spanish wine to savor the flavors of this incredible country.
What's not included? These few things:
International flight to and from Porto/Santiago
Visa upon arrival (most residents outside of the Schengan area have 90-day free visa exemption)
Travel Insurance to cover any medical expenses
Personal expenses such as laundry and souvenirs
Bar and cold beverage bills
Snacks/Lunch on the walk
Meet The Team
It’s not just the mountains that will see me zipping up my jacket and pulling on a pair of boots in the icy cold hours before dawn or running up steep banks with a backpack full of extra camera gear. It's the fact that every person and every place has some kind of magic to see if you're open to it. Through my lens, I’m able to share with others the way in which I see the beauty of this world.