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Camino de Santiago Tours

Camino de Santiago Tours

On Foot in Spain Walking Tours & Hiking Educational Adventures specializes in small group (7 to 15 people) walking holidays, Camino de Santiago pilgrimage tours and hiking vacations in northern Spain since 1999.
On the Camino de Santiago tour we bring to life the fascinating cultural heritage (art, architecture, history, folklore, flora & fauna) of the medieval Camino de Santiago pilgrimage, aka the Way of St James, from Pamplona to Santiago de Compostela, Spain.
You can earn the Compostela Certificate on the Compostela tour walking the rustic trails of Galicia from Leon.
Hiking the stunning, isolated coastal and mountain trails of Galicia and walking along the Camino in Portugal (Camino Portuguese) you’ll learn about the culture and rural life first hand. Both the avant-garde and rustic Basque Country & Pyrenees walks as well as the emerald, limestone heights found while hiking the Picos de Europa will dazzle for their beauty and stimulate all of your senses. Let us share our Spain with you!

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NANCY FREY WITH SIMON REEVE of the BBC

In December 2013 the BBC aired a three part pilgrimage documentary with adventure traveler and writer Simon Reeve as the presenter. I was consulted by the BBC for their film preparation as an expert on the Camino de Santiago and then interviewed by Simon Reeve in Santiago de Compostela in June 2013.

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Movie Review - The Way

Nancy Frey with Martin Sheen

Emilio Estevez's film The Way set on the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage route, and starring his father Martin Sheen premiered in Santiago de Compostela on 8 November 2010. Nancy was there and met them both.

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Emilio Estevez comments on Nancy's Review!

Bravo! Thank you so very much for your wonderful and thoughtful review of "The Way."
Nancy Frey with Emilio EstevezA love letter to a love letter, as it were!
As someone who is so invested, so intimately connected to The Camino, I am both pleased and quite humbled by your remarks.
Your own personal story of finding your heart-mate while on pilgrimage is yet again, another miracle of St. James!.... I truly enjoyed our meeting at the after-party and I wish you much continued success as you take pilgrims through their (literal) paces along this most extraordinary journey.
I hope to one day join you, without the cumbersome crew of 50 following along with cameras, so that I might enjoy "a true pilgrims experience" along this most magical route. A road to the center of one's own being and one's own heart. Thank you, again, for your most gracious feedback! Buen Camino y Gracias!
Emilio

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Martin Codax: Waves of Vigo

Waves of the Sea of Vigo: A 13th C piece of sung love poetry Text and Photos: Nancy Louise FreyMusic: The Dufay Collective, Album: Music for Alfonso the Wise, Song #12 When I lead each tour I enjoy incorporating a new story or some piece of fascinating history. Tomorrow we will be starting our Camino in Portugal tour and for the last couple of weeks I’ve been listening to the haunting love songs of medieval Galician jongleur Martín Codax. Little factual information is known about him except that his writing and composition style places him...

Stories & Legends

  GALICIAHow the Costa da Morte (Death Coast) Got its NameAccording to legend, Roman explorers named this coastal area Finisterrae or land's end because it appeared to to be the Peninsula's most western point. This place, where the land ends and the open sea begins, was in Roman belief the symbolic transition point between life and death, beginning and end, light and darkness. It also appears that pre-Roman (Celtic and Greek) ancestors appreciated the spectacular sunsets and the dramatic coastline as the place is also home to an ancient Ara So...

Serra do Courel: Galicia's Wild Frontier

  In 2003 Nancy wrote this article about the Sierra do Courel in eastern Galicia. Unfortunately, the site it was published on – www.wild-spain.com – is now defunct but here is the original article. To see photos of the Courel, please look at the Galicia gallery.Author: Nancy L. Frey Date: April 02, 2003  Serra do Courel: Galicia’s Wild Frontier by Nancy L. Frey, PhD The Serra do Courel is a place to come to without rush, to discover its ample modesty found in its flora and fauna, ancient villages hanging on by a thread, walking trails, rive...

Nancy and Jose

Nancy and Jose

Cultural anthropologist Nancy Frey (PhD, UC Berkeley) and writer, mountaineer Jose Placer (co-author Walking in Spain, Lonely Planet, 1999, 2003 & 2009 and Walking in Scotland, LP, 2001) personally lead ALL of their walking and hiking tours in Spain to guarantee high quality, excellence of service and knowledge as well as the personal, caring touch that has become our standard.

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2013 Year in Review

Nancy Frey and Burt Wolf

Marina de Almeida Prado

Marina de Almeida Prado

Brazilian photographer Marina de Almeida Prado joined us in June 2012 along the Camino de Santiago. Here she shares with us and comments on some of her favorite photos from her pilgrimage along the Camino de Santiago. To see more of her work, please visit her website: http://www.marinadealmeidaprado.com.

Book Review

Nancy reviews Thom Hartmann’s Walking Your Blues Away in relation to her own research on the healing aspects of walking the Camino de Santiago.

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A Few Words from Dee Nolan

Camino de SantiagoIn 2008 Australian journalist and organic olive oil producer Dee Nolan journeyed with us on our Camino de Santiago tour.
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