Posted on Wednesday, November 20, 2013 by Heather Dodd
Camino de Santiago, also known as The Way of St. James was one of the most important Christian pilgrimage routes during medieval times, leading to the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in Galicia in northwestern Spain, where tradition has it that the remains of the apostle Saint James are buried. The route is popular to this day with travellers on foot, bicycle or horseback.
The First ever Camino and pilgrimage to Santiago was travelled by King Alfonso II of Asturias, during the 9th Century. As a king, he journeyed the Camino by horse.
Now you can follow his track but on the French Way, from the magnificent mountains of O’Cebreiro to the Holy city of Santiago de Compostela. You could feel like a King, Queen or a Knight going on your very own pilgrimage with Follow the Camino’s guided ride over the last 150 km of the journey.
If you enjoy horse riding, want to experience the Camino and have a passion for history, don’t hesitate to experience this unique Camino by Horse. 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.
This unique experience with Follow the Camino includes: 7 days/ 6 nights accommodation in a rustic charm guesthouse, transfers in and out ( airport, train station or bus station), horse-riding tour guide, breakfast , lunch and great dinners with local foods, luggage transfers from hotel to hotel, horses, car support, waterproof gear, pilgrim passport, insurance and 24/7 Customer service.