Luis is an expert Horse assisted education by the Montana State University (EEUU), and horse coach by Texas Success Institute (EEUU. He is also an Equestrian Guide by the Valencia University and holds a degree in Economics,
The Camino de Santiago, also called the French Way, is an ancient pilgrimage route that runs more than 790 km (490 miles) across the top of Spain, all the way to Santiago de Compostela.The Camino de Santiago has been a pilgrimage route for more than 1,000 years, and there is even evidence that there was a route here in pre-Christian times, way back in the 8th century. It is thought that this ancient route followed the Milky Way to what people believed at the time was the end of the Earth.
According to Christianity, one of the original 12 apostles – Santiago, also known as Saint James – helped to spread the religion throughout the Iberian Peninsula. One theory says that when he died, his body was put in a boat, which landed on the coast of Spain, just west of where Santiago de Compostela stands today; while the other maintains that his body was found by a Galician farmer near the town of Padrón centuries later. Either way, it is said that King Alfonso II ordered the relics be buried in a specially-built chapel, which would later become the Santiago de Compostela Cathedral, and attract pilgrims from across Europe. The Camino grew in popularity in the Middle Ages, attracting over 250,000 pilgrims every year, and it became one of the three most popular Christian pilgrimages – the other two being to Jerusalem and Rome
DIA 1: PALAS DEL REI
Welcome dinner in Palas del Rei
DIA 2: HORSERIDING FROM PALAS DEL REI TO ARZUA
After breakfast we mount our horses and follow the road to Arzua. The road follows the ancient trail and takes us through old Roman roads and over bridges to the town of Melide. Here we shall meet many other pilgrims and enjoy a special pilgrims lunch. After lunch we will pass by Castaneda, where lime for the Cathedral was sourced. Some pilgirms would take stones from here to increase their penance. If you want to do this you will have to walk from here as no horse has to do penance! From here we will then follow the road through forests and over hills to the town of Arzua, famous for its famous Spanish Cheeses and Ham
DIA 3: HORSERIDING FROM ARZUA TO SANTIAGO
After a well-deserved rest we continue our trip to our final destination the city of Santiago de Compostela. The road will be crowded with pilgrims of all nationalities on their final day of their Camino. You can imagine everybody shall be full of expectations to finally arrive at their destination. We follow the medieval trail to Labacolla and where we will leave the horses to continue the last stretch on foot with the other pilgrims to the Cathedral. If you don?t want to walk this last section into Santiago you can get a lift with the support vehicle to the Cathedral
DIA 4. SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA.
Price of the Programme 1197 euros.
If you buy before Nov 30th the final price is 1097 euros.