Having a guide sounds expensive…

How does FREE sound?

I don’t plan on charging or asking for a dime. Your cost will be whatever you spend on airfare, food and lodging. That’s it.

Typical 9 day Camino including airfare

Travel Company: $3,400$4,850

Our pilgrimage: $1,700
(Plus, we will have a priest!)

So what is my angle? I am passionate about Catholicism and walking. I love them both, but not quite equally. 🤣 My first Camino in 2021 with my boys was truly life-enhancing. I want to bring others to that kind of experience as well. God has blessed me with many things in life and my passion for this pilgrimage is one of those things. I want to share that gift with you. Let’s just consider it part of my stewardship.

I've heard enough, sign me up!

We will strive to keep costs low but not at the expense of the experience.

Most of the costs will depend on you and the following factors.

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Flight

Flight

$750

$750

Roundtrip Wichita-Madrid
($500 – 1,000)

Trains

Trains

$100

$100

Trains from Madrid to Start and Santiago back to Madrid

Food

Food

$25

$25

Daily menu of breakfast, Comida and light supper

Lodging

Lodging

$15

$15

Each night clean & safe accommodations

You have to try the octopus

Cost Details

I plan to have an enjoyable trip, but I’m not made of money. The estimates that I have placed above are similar to the experience that we took in 2021. The Camino has many travelers and there are certainly options if you want to be a little more pampered. No judgment!

Lodging

We plan to stay in pilgrim accommodations called Albergues. They cost between $10-$15 per night per person. There are nicer options to stay that will cost more. Usually Albergues are pretty spartan, but immaculate. At most locations we will be able to pair off into rooms for 4 to 8 men. It’s a good idea to have ear plugs just in case we get stuck in a larger sleeping dorm.

Food & Drink

Food is pretty affordable everywhere you go. We started the day off with a Cappuccino and pastry. Most times they throw in a little biscuit or egg dish for free. Welcome to the land of tapas! The big meal (Comedia or Pilgrim’s Meal) in the afternoon goes for about $12-$15 (that includes automatic tip and tax). We didn’t eat a whole lot for supper and we would often go to the grocery store to keep costs low. It is easy to get satisfied with bread, cheese, and sausage.

Wine is super cheap (about $1 / glass), but if you have a more refined pallet you can find more expensive options.