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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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Who We Are

  Both Nancy and Jose have always held both walking and learning close to their hearts. Their paths crossed while Nancy was conducting her doctoral dissertation research on the Camino de Santiago in the hamlet of Roncesvalles (Navarre) and Jose was just beginning a 450 mile walk across Spain. Their paths rejoined a month later in Santiago de Compostela and since then have not diverged. Together they co-authored the chapters on Galicia, Cordillera Cantabrica (Picos de Europa) and the Camino de Santiago for Lonely Planet’s Walking in Spain (19...

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  To prepare for and enjoy more your walking and hiking tour in Spain, along the Camino de Santiago or in Portugal, here are some of the brochures from these area’s official tourism websites (www.spain.info, www.turgalicia.es, www.visitportugal.com, www.turismo.navarra.es, www.tourism.euskadi.net). They are great resources and will help you with trip planning and anticipation of your holiday in Spain and/or Portugal. Find many additional brochures not listed here through the tourism websites. Art Galicia Basque Country Food and Wine Basque ...

The Way: A Love Letter to Spain and Galicia

By Nancy Frey When I heard that Emilio Estevez’s new film, The Way, set on the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage route in Spain would be premiered in Santiago de Compostela on November 8th, I was eager to go. Starring his father Martin Sheen, Estevez wrote and directed the film as well as appears in it as Sheen’s on-screen son. I knew that in 2009 they had been filming along the route and I wondered what kind of Camino film two Hollywood notables would make. I invited my friend María Santos and off we went to the elegant 19th century Teatro Princi...

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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