Camino de Santiago is a lifetime experience

Join our retreat
and make it unforgettable!

Camino de Santiago is a lifetime experience

Join our retreat
and make it unforgettable!

Why should you join our retreat?

We understand the Camino’s challenges. That’s why we designed this retreat, ensuring your journey is truly unforgettable.

WHY

Why choose our retreat?

It is the perfect start to your Camino journey. Reset, rediscover and awaken your sense of wonder.

WHAT

What makes this retreat different?

It uniquely blends physical readiness with profound spiritual exploration, precisely tailored for the Camino’s challenges.

HOW

How will it enhance your experience?

The retreat will transform your Camino journey into a moving meditation, deepening your spiritual insights.

About the retreat

The Camino de Santiago, an ancient pilgrimage attracting over 400,000 people yearly, is more than a trek; it’s a journey to self-discovery. Many embark on this path seeking connection, meaning, or peace amidst life’s turmoil. Our retreat, set in the picturesque Pyrenees, has a holistic approach. It offers serene mindful nature immersions, reflective sessions, and practices like Qi Gong, guiding you towards inner peace, clarity, and a deeper understanding of your spiritual journey. You’ll leave feeling connected, empowered, and ready to embrace the profound transformations the Camino promises, equipped with new insights and a supportive community for the journey ahead. Join us, and let the journey within begin. Feel the call, answer with your spirit, and step into the journey of a lifetime.

About the retreat

The Camino de Santiago, an ancient pilgrimage attracting over 400,000 people yearly, is more than a trek; it’s a journey to self-discovery. Many embark on this path seeking connection, meaning, or peace amidst life’s turmoil. Our retreat, set in the picturesque Pyrenees, has a holistic approach. It offers serene mindful nature immersions, reflective sessions, and practices like Qi Gong, guiding you towards inner peace, clarity, and a deeper understanding of your spiritual journey. You’ll leave feeling connected, empowered, and ready to embrace the profound transformations the Camino promises, equipped with new insights and a supportive community for the journey ahead. Join us, and let the journey within begin. Feel the call, answer with your spirit, and step into the journey of a lifetime.

The Journey Within Retreat
Available dates 2024:

*the dates don’t suit your schedule? You can still join our pre-Camino support and preparation. CLICK HERE

Accommodation:

Our carefully selected accommodation blend comfort with authenticity, offering you a true Camino experience. Rest easy and rejuvenate each night as we prepare for the journey ahead.

What is included in this Retreat?

Accommodation

Accommodation surrounded by breathtaking nature. Options available for both communal living (maximum 3 people per room) and private spaces, ensuring comfort and serenity.

Community Meals

From the moment you arrive, enjoy a variety of community meals, from energizing welcome snacks to nourishing farewell breakfasts, designed to foster deep connections and shared joy.

Group Sessions

Participate in daily group sessions led by the experienced duo, Erica and Ricky, offering unparalleled guidance, motivation, and a safe space for introspection on the Camino’s physical, mental, and spiritual dimensions.

Mindful WalkING SESSION

Immerse yourself in nature with our mindful walking session, designed to reconnect you with the earth, awaken your senses, and enhance mindfulness.

Body and Mind Sessions

Engage in Qi Gong, sharing circles and other intentional activities to release physical tension and mental blockages, preparing your body, mind, and spirit for the journey ahead.

Sharing Circles

Dive into meaningful activities like intention setting and sharing circles, fostering a sense of community and personal growth.

Letting Go Ceremony

Transformative Letting Go Ceremony focused on release and renewal, setting you on a path of transformation and readiness for the Camino.

What is included in this Retreat?

Accommodation

Accommodation surrounded by breathtaking nature. Options available for both communal living (maximum 3 people per room) and private spaces, ensuring comfort and serenity.

Community Meals

From the moment you arrive, enjoy a variety of community meals, from energizing welcome snacks to nourishing farewell breakfasts, designed to foster deep connections and shared joy.

Group Sessions

Participate in daily group sessions led by the experienced duo, Erica and Ricky, offering unparalleled guidance, motivation, and a safe space for introspection on the Camino’s physical, mental, and spiritual dimensions.

Mindful Walking Session

Immerse yourself in nature with our mindful walking session, designed to reconnect you with the earth, awaken your senses, and enhance mindfulness.

Body and Mind Sessions

Engage in Qi Gong, sharing circles and other intentional activities to release physical tension and mental blockages, preparing your body, mind, and spirit for the journey ahead.

Sharing Circles

Dive into meaningful activities like intention setting and sharing circles, fostering a sense of community and personal growth.

Letting Go Ceremony

Transformative Letting Go Ceremony focused on release and renewal, setting you on a path of transformation and readiness for the Camino.

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Pre-Camino Support Call

Dive deep into planning your Camino stages through calls and spreadsheets, from starting points to optimal stops across various routes like the Camino Francés, Inglés, or Portuguese. Benefit from our Daily Stages Planning to map out distances, accommodations, and must-see highlights. This call is crucial for uncovering hidden gems and maximizing your Camino experience.

Fitness Training Access

Ignite your training with a fitness challenge designed to boost your motivation and purpose. Plus, a specialized support call with a fitness expert ensures personalized training optimization, tailored to fit any lifestyle, from desk-bound to active walkers.

Mindful Packing Session

Together, we’ll meticulously review your gear, ensuring nothing essential is missed and avoiding unnecessary burdens. Learn to organize and fit your pack perfectly, making your first steps on the trail confident and prepared.

Safety and Emergency Preparedness Call

Essential for all pilgrims, especially solo travelers, this session covers emergency contacts, must-have apps, foot care, and nutrition & hydration strategies to keep you safe and healthy.

Pre-Departure Q&A Session

Address any lingering questions to ensure you embark on your journey with complete peace of mind.

Extra Online Sessions

Engage in activities designed to align body, mind, and spirit, perfectly prepping you for the physical and spiritual journey ahead.

Exclusive Online Community Access

Engage with fellow passionate pilgrims in our exclusive online community. Share your intentions, express your concerns, post your photographs. Participate in fitness challenges designed to enhance your Camino preparation. Receive supportive feedback and continual inspiration to fuel your journey on the Camino de Santiago.

We’ve helped thousands of people plan for their Camino de Santiago.

Unlock the full potential of  YOUR JOURNEY

We’ve helped thousands of people plan for their Camino de Santiago.

Unlock the full potential of  YOUR JOURNEY

Schedule:

DAY 1

14:00 Check-in

15:00 Welcome ceremony and snacks

16:30 Rest

17:30 Session “Activation and Connections”  

19:00 Community Bonfire Dinner

20:30 Sharing Circle 

DAY 2

06:45 Sunrise Dynamic Qi Gong Session 

07:30 Community Breakfast – Nutritious Start with Energy-Boosting Foods

09:30 Free Movement Session

12:30 Community Lunch 

14:00 Break

15:30 Tea and snacks

16:00 Trail Mastery Session

19:00 Community Bonfire Dinner 

20:30 Sharing Circle 

DAY 3

06:45 Sunrise Qi Gong Revival

07:30 Community Breakfast 

09:30 Mindful Walking Session

12:30 Community Lunch 

14:00 Break

16:00 Letting Go Ceremony

19:00 Community Bonfire Dinner   

20:30 Sharing Circle

DAY 4

06:00 Sunrise Qi Gong Session

6:30 Community Breakfast – Farewell Gathering

9:00 Buen Camino!

Please note that this schedule is subject to change.

Location:

Bo. Gaindola, s/n, 31660 Valcarlos, Navarra, España

Packages:

Standard Shared Room

595 per person
  • Accommodation in shared rooms (twin or triple room options)
  • 1 Welcome Ceremony and snacks on Day 1
  • 1 "Activation and Connections" session
  • 3 Sunrise Dynamic Qi Gong sessions
  • 1 Mindful Guided Nature Walk
  • 1 Forest Session for Harmonizing Energy Flow
  • 1 Free Movement Session
  • 3 Integration Group Work & Sharing Circles
  • 1 Letting Go Bonfire Ceremony
  • 1 Trail Mastery Workshop
  • 3 Community Breakfasts, 2 Community Lunches, 3 Community Dinners (Including Bonfire Dinner)
  • Tea and snacks during breaks

Private Double Room

1150 per couple
  • Accommodation in a private double room
  • 1 Welcome Ceremony and snacks on Day 1
  • 1 "Activation and Connections" session
  • 3 Sunrise Dynamic Qi Gong sessions
  • 1 Mindful Guided Nature Walk
  • 1 Forest Session for Harmonizing Energy Flow
  • 1 Free Movement Session
  • 3 Integration Group Work & Sharing Circles
  • 1 Letting Go Bonfire Ceremony
  • 1 Trail Mastery Workshop
  • 3 Community Breakfasts, 2 Community Lunches, 3 Community Dinners (Including Bonfire Dinner)
  • Tea and snacks during breaks

Private Single Room

850 per person
  • Accommodation in a private single room
  • 1 Welcome Ceremony and snacks on Day 1
  • 1 "Activation and Connections" session
  • 3 Sunrise Dynamic Qi Gong sessions
  • 1 Mindful Guided Nature Walk
  • 1 Forest Session for Harmonizing Energy Flow
  • 1 Free Movement Session
  • 3 Integration Group Work & Sharing Circles
  • 1 Letting Go Bonfire Ceremony
  • 1 Trail Mastery Workshop
  • 3 Community Breakfasts, 2 Community Lunches, 3 Community Dinners (Including Bonfire Dinner)
  • Tea and snacks during breaks

*spaces for this retreat are limited to ensure an intimate and meaningful experience. Whether you choose the May or September retreat, rest assured that you’ll be embarking on a journey that blends adventure, self-discovery, and connection.

Ricky & Erica – Your Facilitators

In the realm of the Camino, Erica and Ricky, both storytellers, embarked on transformative journeys.

Erica, a former event manager, sought solace and purpose on sacred pilgrimages, ultimately finding her true home within herself. She now empowers others to pursue their dreams.

Ricky, a seasoned traveler and digital storyteller, overcame adversity and discovered his passion for storytelling on the Camino. Together, they share their experiences on CaminoTellers, inspiring countless pilgrims worldwide.

Erica and Ricky are dedicated to guiding fellow pilgrims on quests of self-discovery. Join them on a remarkable exploration of the human spirit’s potential. The journey awaits.

Your Facilitators

Erica and Ricky, seasoned travelers and seekers of inner peace, have journeyed on numerous spiritual journeys, including the Camino de Santiago in Spain, the Shikoku Pilgrimage in Japan, and transformative walks in India, in pursuit of healing and self-discovery. Erica, seeking solace from a stressful job, and Ricky, overcoming a debilitating back injury through the therapeutic power of walking, found their paths converging on a shared quest for tranquility and fulfillment.

From a young age, they delved into meditation, mind training, and spiritual practices, cultivating a deep-rooted passion for holistic well-being. Their global travels have enriched their knowledge of body and mind practices, including Meditation, Yoga, Qi Gong, Hiking, and more, shaping their belief in the transformative power of slow travel and mindful walking. With each step of their journey, Erica and Ricky have embraced the challenges of physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual growth, viewing travel not merely as a means of exploration but as a tool for profound self-development. Their mission is to guide others seeking transformation, whether embarking on the Camino de Santiago or making any life-altering decision, encouraging them to step out of their comfort zones and take that courageous leap towards a more fulfilling existence.

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We’ve helped thousands of people plan for their Camino de Santiago.

Unlock the full potential of  YOUR JOURNEY

We’ve helped thousands of people plan for their Camino de Santiago.

Unlock the full potential of  YOUR JOURNEY

Considering our retreat? Let’s talk!

Book a call with us. We will be happy to answer all your questions!

Our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee

We’re so confident in our retreat’s power to prepare you for the Camino de Santiago that we offer a full money-back guarantee. If you don’t leave from the retreat feeling recharged, energized, renewed, and empowered for your journey, we’ll refund your payment in full. Join us with peace of mind, knowing that your satisfaction is our promise to you. Embrace your journey, risk-free.

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

To secure your spot on our transformative retreat, simply click here and complete the registration process. We’ll guide you through the necessary steps, and once your registration is confirmed, you’ll receive a confirmation email with further details.

Our retreat is designed to cater to individuals of all levels, whether you’re a seasoned Camino pilgrim or taking your first steps. We offer comprehensive guidance and support, ensuring everyone benefits from the experience.

To maintain an intimate and personalized experience, we limit our group size. Generally, we have a limited number of spots available, so we encourage early registration to secure your place.

Once you’ve registered, we’ll provide you with a detailed packing list and all the essential information you need to prepare for the retreat. We’ll also hold pre-departure calls to answer any questions and assist with your preparations.

While some physical fitness is advantageous, our retreat is designed to accommodate a range of fitness levels. We focus on holistic well-being, including mental and emotional preparedness, so you can tailor your experience to your individual needs.

We welcome participants of various ages and backgrounds.

Our retreat schedule is designed to be adaptable. In the event of inclement weather, we’ll have alternative indoor activities and exercises to ensure you have a meaningful experience.

While we have a structured program to maximize your transformational experience, we also recognize the importance of personal downtime. You’ll have opportunities to explore, relax, and reflect at your own pace.

If you plan to arrive one day before the retreat start date and would like to stay at the retreat location, please don’t hesitate to contact us in advance. We will check the availability for you. Please note that an additional supplement may apply for the extra night’s accommodation. We recommend reaching out to us as soon as possible to make the necessary arrangements and ensure a smooth transition into your retreat experience.

If you cancel more than 30 days before the retreat’s arrival date the entire paid amount will be exchanged for CAMINOTELLERS VOUCHER so that you can come to another retreat. If you cancel less than 30 days before the retreat’s start date the paid amount is lost. The CAMINOTELLERS VOUCHER is valid for reserving any other retreats whenever you want. If you cannot attend the retreat, you may have someone substitute for your participation in the program. Get in contact with us at hello@caminotellers.com and we will get you and your friend sorted. If the retreat or event is cancelled due to a situation of force majeure, the full paid amount is reimbursed.

Yes, we highly recommend that all participants have comprehensive travel and health insurance coverage before joining our retreat. Travel and health insurance can provide you with peace of mind and financial protection in case of unforeseen events or emergencies during your journey. It’s essential to ensure you’re adequately covered for any potential situations that may arise. Please make sure to have your insurance details readily available and share them with our team before the retreat begins. Your safety and well-being are our top priorities, and having insurance is an important part of ensuring a secure and enjoyable experience. Please verify whether your current health insurance provides coverage while abroad. Alternatively, we recommend IATI health insurance, known for its excellent coverage and customer service. By using this link, you can enjoy a 5% discount on the policy.

This transformative event will be held in the Casa Rural Toki-Ona in the town of Valcarlos, in the heart of the Pyrenees.

There are several ways to get to us:

  • If you are flying to Pamplona, take the bus for Saint Jean Pied de Port (from alsa.es). From Saint Jean Pied de Port you can call us and we will come and pick you up.
  • If you are flying to Paris, take the train for Saint Jean Pied de Port (through Bayonne). From Saint Jean Pied de Port you can call us and we will come and pick you up.
  • If you are flying to Madrid, take the train or bus to Pamplona, then a bus for Saint Jean Pied de Port (from Alsa.es). From Saint Jean Pied de Port you can call us and we will come and pick you up.

If you can share your arrival time in Saint Jean Pied de Port, we can arrange a unique pick up time for all the participants.

You can also walk to the venue from Saint Jean Pied de Port (and after the retreat you can start walking from the venue). It takes 11 km from SJPDP to Valcarlos.

If you need help in finding timetables for trains / buses, email us and we will help you to find the easiest way and time to commute to us.

We made the decision to offer retreats instead of organizing guided tours along the Camino de Santiago after much contemplation, considering feedback from numerous individuals who approached us. This decision was not taken lightly and has been in the making for over a year. Fundamentally, it aligns with our belief that the Camino de Santiago is a transformational journey. To truly meet your authentic self, you may need to momentarily lose yourself. It’s about embracing the unknown and the unexpected. When every stage of your journey is meticulously planned and structured, the opportunity for genuine self-discovery can be limited. The Camino is a well-marked path, accompanied by fellow pilgrims, and supported by welcoming locals who are accustomed to helping those who may lose their way. It’s a journey that can be undertaken independently, and we believe in empowering individuals to do just that. Our role is to provide comprehensive support, sharing our knowledge, creating journals, and conducting live Q&A sessions to assist you in your preparation. However, once you embark on the Camino, it’s your journey to define. We’re here to hold your hand in preparation, but when it comes to the actual experience, it’s about reclaiming ownership of your own Camino, embracing the freedom to choose your path, and discovering your unique transformation along the way.

Of course, just email us at hello@caminotellers.com and we’ll have you sorted!

We’re so confident in the transformative power of our retreat that we offer a full satisfaction guarantee. Provided you join all the preparation calls, utilize the material and resources provided, and commit fully to the program, if after all of this you don’t feel recharged, energized, renewed, and empowered for your Camino journey by the end of the retreat, we offer a complete refund. We ask that any requests for refunds be made within 15 days following the retreat’s conclusion. This policy ensures that you have enough time to fully process your experience and make an informed decision about the value you received. If you find yourself not completely satisfied, please reach out to us, and we’ll guide you through the refund process. Your journey to satisfaction and empowerment is our utmost priority.

Of course, we are offering it for a fee of €150, you’ll gain access to a wealth of resources and support, including: 1. Monthly Group Calls: Our monthly group calls starting in late December/January will cover all aspects of planning and preparation for your Camino journey in 2024. 2. Immediate Access to a Private Group: You’ll join a community of like-minded individuals who are also preparing for their Camino journeys. This camaraderie and the mutual support from us and everybody in the group will be invaluable in your pre-Camino journey. 3. Expert Guidance: We’ll provide insights, tips, and guidance to ensure you’re well-prepared for the Camino (daily in the group) and in the monthly zoom calls. Although you won’t be attending the retreat in 2024, this pre-Camino support program is designed to ensure you have a seamless and rewarding experience when you embark on your Camino adventure. You can book your pre-Camino support spot through THIS LINK.

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