Are you looking for an alternative to the classic Camino de Santiago pilgrimage? Check out this expertly guided Camino by Horseback trip by specialist tour operator, Follow the Camino.

Why go: 

It is said the first ever pilgrim to complete the Camino de Santiago was King Alphonse II, the Chaste, who rode his horse from Oviedo in Asturias to pay respect to the Apostle Saint James the Great during the 9th century. Follow his track, but on the French Way, from the magnificent mountains of O’Cebreiro to the Holy city of Santiago de Compostela. Travelling on horseback allows you to cover a lot of ground, around 30km per day, and provides you with an elevated viewpoint from which you can admire the French Way scenery.

Trip details:

Priced at 1,995 euros (currently $2,661* USD/via, the fully inclusive tour includes 7 days/6 nights, rustic charm B&B accommodation, lunches and dinners, transfers, guides, van support, and more. *Rates are subject to change. This price was valid at the the time of publication.

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Follow The Camino™, a world-wide leading tour operator, founded in 2006 in Dublin, Ireland, specialises in organising walking, cycling and horse riding holidays along the Camino de Santiago and the Via Francigena. We invented a new approach to this ancestral pilgrimage, respecting its spirit and enhancing its values, while making it more accessible, enjoyable and achievable for all.

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