PORTUGAL - SPAIN
(RETREAT + CAMINO de santiago pilgrimage)

SEPTEMBER 6-16

Retreat + Camino Pilgrimage
September 6-16, 2020

Trust me – this is something you want to be a part of!  In 2018 & 2019 we watched as God broke chains and brought freedom and transformation to the people who attended our Faithfully Rooted Retreats. Then In September of 2019 I saw God do so many powerful things as I hiked with a group of friends along the Camino de Santiago.  The idea of combining the retreat WITH the Camino is something I know will be so life changing. 

We will begin with a few days in Porto. During this retreat section you will attend teachings on purpose, joy, freedom, nutrition, and workout. You’ll dine on amazing food and drink, float down the Douro River, taste port wines and get a chance to explore the city. 

During the Camino Pilgrimage you’ll have time to reflect in solitude, go deep in conversation, worship and laugh between the days of walking. We truly are so excited to host you, and are already praying that you will be eager to come and experience the life-changing power of rooting yourself in God’s love and then experiencing him along the journey!!  Leave the planning up to us just get yourself to Porto, and we’ll take care of the rest. 

Join US!

$2,675 / person  
*Includes everything except airfare

Camino Retreat Video

Schedule

September 6th 

**Arrive any time this day and plan to start at 5:00pm.
Relax by the pool, walk the grounds, enjoy a light lunch. 
Starting at 5:00pm 1st Retreat Session 
Gourmet dinner and wine 

Sept 7th  

Breakfast offered from 8:00am – 9:00am 
9am – 11:30pm  Retreat Sessions
11:30 – 12:15 Strength Workout
12:15 – 1:15 Lunch
2pm depart for a cruise on the beautiful Duoro river. Wine & port tastings included.
Dinner and Fun

September 8th 

Breakfast offered from 8:00am – 9:00am 
9am – 11:30pm  Retreat Sessions
11:30 – 12;30 Lunch
12:30 – 4:30 free time
4:30 – 5:30 retreat
5:30 – 6:15 Yoga
6:15 appetizers and dinner

September 9th 

7:30 – 8:30am breakfast
8:30am depart and drive to Valenca to begin hike.  

Valença – Porriño – 12.5 miles

September 10th 

Porriño – Arcade –13.5 miles 

September 11 

Arcade – Pontevedra –8 Miles
Retreat Sessions beginning 4:00pm 
Yoga & Dinner

September 12 

Breakfast
Retreat from 9:00am – 11:30am
Free day & night in Pontevedra 

There are beautiful churches, walks by the water, food markets and plenty of shopping and restaurants to enjoy with your free time.

September 13 with photo

Pontevedra – Caldas de Reis –13.5 miles

 

September 14 

Caldas de Reis – Padron – 12 miles

September 15

Padron – Santiago de Compostela – 14 miles

September 16th

**End of Your Trip Of a Lifetime**

If your travel ends here we will transfer you back to Porto for your flight home

Flight Information

FLY IN TO PORTO September 6th

**If you choose to fly in a day early, the house is ready on the 5th after 5pm. 

 

FLY OUT OF PORTO September 16th
We will leave by car from Santiago back to Porto around 12 noon for a 2.5 hour drive back to Porto for flights out that evening.  You can choose to stay longer in Santiago or travel other places on your own starting the 16th. *There is also an airport in Santiago if you choose to fly out from Santiago or another location at a later date.

What to Expect

WHAT’S INCLUDED:

  • Accommodations for 10 nights in a shared room with someone of the same gender or friend/spouse (hotels, not hostels)
    *Luggage will be transferred for our group while we walk from town to town. 
  • 3 nights in Porto at the Casa de Vilela
    • A river cruise on Duoro River with wine & port tastings included
    • You will have a few hours to walk the streets and shop in Porto
  • Walking tour of The Camino from Porto to Santiago 
    • 1 free afternoon and evening in Pontevedra to enjoy local food, shopping and beauty
  • 10 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 9 dinners 
  • See Old churches, unique architecture, vineyards, and lots of beautiful flowers and nature along your Trek.
  • 11 Days of Inspirational Teaching, Encouraging Coaching & Uplifting Community
  • Amazing food, drinks and fun the entire time
  • One on One Coaching Sessions
  • Exercise Equipment Package: Exercise Band, Fitness Loop, Ball
  • Time Alone to Think, Pray, Journal & Recommit
  • Faithfully Rooted Trip leaders

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED

  • Flights To & From Porto, Portugal
  • 1 lunch & 1 dinner not included (Budget for 1 lunch & 1 dinner out along with personal shopping. You can find inexpensive cafes or pricier restaurants – its up to you how much you spend!) 

SOME GOOD THINGS TO KNOW:

  • The national language is Portuguese in Portugal and Spanish in Spain, but most can speak some English as well
  • The national currency is euros
  • Tipping is unnecessary but it is common to round up to the nearest euro when settling a bill (we will really handle all meals together as a group, but good to know when on your own:)
  • Visas are unnecessary for North American travelers
  • Double check your passport is valid for 3-months after your return date
  • Please note walking schedule is a bit tentative and may change from day to day. The total distance for the Camino walk our group is doing is 75 miles!  

Accomodations IN Porta

Casa de Vilela***We will have the whole place to ourselves including the pool and many places to sit and relax outside. 

This extraordinary 18th century Manor house, is located near Porto. Steeped in history and with many beautiful artifacts. This property was originally built in 1731 but it has been thoroughly renovated and well furnished.

Amongst the many features, there is an exceptionally well-equipped kitchen with  bright and attractive gathering rooms throughout the house. 9 spacious, ensuite bedrooms included.

On the ground level the original stone wine cellar has been converted into three, comfortable drawing rooms, one of them a games room with a snooker table and card tables. Outside the spacious grounds, the swimming pool and garden sit amidst well kept lawns and terraces, and an ornate chapel adjoins the house. Wonderful hiking trails and quiet sitting spots are found on the property.