Mindfulness and slowing down on a pilgrimage
Centuries ago, pilgrimage was the only way to discover the world. Today, the slowness of this way of travelling is what makes pilgrimage so appealing – even away from the Catholic faith. Chapels, monasteries and other ecclesiastical sites are always significant spiritual places. So it is hardly surprising that more and more people are longing for a pilgrimage. The Eurohike Hiking Plus guarantees that you can fully concentrate on your relaxation and active time out, while everything else is taken care of. This includes personal on-site support, luggage transfer, detailed travel documents, as well as cosy hotels and accommodation during your pilgrimage hiking tour.
The Way of St. James does not follow a single, strictly prescribed route. Rather, it forms a network of pilgrimage routes throughout Europe. You can also find branches of the Way of St. James for pilgrimage in Austria and for a pilgrimage hiking tour in Germany, which Eurohike has explored for you.
The most beautiful pilgrim hiking tours
Pilgrimage on the Way of St. James: Pilgrim Trail from Salzburg to Tyrol
This varied hiking holiday Pilgrim Trail from Salzburg to Tyrol guarantees you plenty of soothing moments in nature and a wonderful break on the wonderful hiking paths along the Way of St. James between Salzburg and Tyrol. The starting point of your active journey is in the Trumer lakes area. Starting from Oberhofen am Irrsee, you hike to the Wallersee and finally to Eugendorf. The following day, the route leads to the once prince-archbishop city of Salzburg and on the fourth day of your journey to Bad Reichenhall in Bavaria. The next stage leads you back to the Salzburger Land and after an overnight stay in Unken, you hike to Waidring in Tyrol the next day. The last day's stage on the Way of St. James will also impress you: the dreamlike route leads past the Pillersee lake to St. Jakob and ultimately to St. Johann in Tyrol.
Pilgrimage on the Way of St. James: From Munich into Allgäu
On our hiking holiday from Munich into Allgäu, you will experience a diverse selection of monasteries, churches, chapels worth seeing and one very special thing – the wonderful natural landscape, which will provide a soothing feeling for body and soul. In eight days, this active tour will take you from Munich first to Schäftlarn and the following day from Starnberg to Dießen. From the fourth day of your hiking tour, the stages will lead you through the southern Bavarian region of Pfaffenwinkel with plenty of important pilgrimage churches. After a restful night in Weilheim, you march along the Way of St. James first to Hoher Peißenberg, with an impressive mountain panorama of the Zugspitze, and finally to Peiting. The destination of your next hiking day is Halblech. Something special awaits you on this route – the pilgrimage Church of Wies, also called the Wieskirche, which is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The last stage of this hiking tour on the Way of St. James takes you to Lake Forggensee and to your final destination in Füssen. Special highlights of this stage are the King Ludwig castles of Hohenschwangau and Neuschwanstein.
- Our hiking tip: This hiking holiday on the Way of St. James is also ideal for hiking with a dog.
Pilgrimage on the Way of St. James: Camino de Santiago „Camino Francés“
Explore the classic section of what is probably the most famous pilgrimage route in all of Europe on our walking holiday Camino de Santiago „Camino Francés“. You will walk from Sarria to Santiago de Compostela on the last hundred kilometres of the "Camino Francés" and immerse yourself in a particularly relaxing time-out in Spain. Along the entire route on the Way of St. James, you will get to know the best of the country, people, culture and, of course, the typical Galician cuisine. The stage towns of this active tour are Sarria, Portomarín, Palas de Rei, Arzúa, Arca and finally the destination of all pilgrims - Santiago de Compostela. The last day of your hiking tour offers you the opportunity to visit the imposing cathedral of Santiago, as well as the historic old town, which is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Pilgrimage hiking in Portugal
The dreamlike natural landscapes between Valença and Santiago de Compostela await you on our eight-day walking tour Portuguese Way of St James. On good pilgrimage routes, you will walk through the green landscape of Galicia and discover the regional cultural treasures as well as the unmistakable culinary delights of the country. You can enjoy all of this at your own pace, and with a bit of basic fitness, this walking tour is the perfect getaway in Portugal.
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Therefore hiking holidays with Eurohike benefits that convince
Perfectly organized hiking tours
In Eurohike hiking vacations, you enjoy that extra level of service and comfort. From start to finish, our Eurohike travel specialists plan and organize your active vacation, giving you even more time to enjoy your active getaway. During your hiking tour, you can focus worry-free on what truly matters: the joy of hiking with your loved ones.
Comprehensive guidance from our travel specialists
Our experienced travel specialists are available to assist you at any time, both during the selection of your tour and throughout the booking process. Your wishes and concerns are our top priority, ensuring that your journey becomes the most beautiful time of the year.
Well-prepared travel information and route descriptions
All guests receive a comprehensive information package with detailed walking maps and travel documents including tips and information on culture, cuisine, country and people - tailored to the respective region and requirements of the individual walking tour. Every year, we review the route meticulously, and continually develop new variations that provide even more insights into the land and culture.
Accommodations with feel-good factor
After a wonderful day of cycling, you will be welcomed in our carefully selected accommodations in the evening. We choose our accommodations with care and consideration, always with a focus on their special orientation towards active vacationers and opportunities for evening relaxation. You'll experience that extra level of comfort on our charming hiking tours, where you can enjoy even more feel-good facilities and an added touch of indulgence.
Hiking without luggage
With us, you'll enjoy the most comfortable form of active vacation. Eurohike transports your luggage to the next accommodation every day. Leave the hotel in the morning with ease, and by evening, your bags will already be waiting at the next lodging. Experience a completely carefree hiking adventure across Europe with our luggage transfer!
Personal on-site support
Our Eurohike original tours are characterized above all by the personal touch for which we have been known for many years. For our original tours, you will be personally welcomed by our team members at the arrival destination. In an informational meeting, all details about the tour and the itinerary will be explained. Our on-site team is also available for tips and recommendations.
Exploring the most beautiful routes with our on Tour-App
We invest a lot of time and effort in crafting our routes and meticulously review them regularly. Thanks to the Eurobike & Eurohike on Tour app, navigating the most beautiful cycling routes in Europe becomes child's play, ensuring you don't miss any of the highlights along the way.