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A Walking Pilgrimage - 2019

House of Balda, Azkoitia

This is a pilgrimage; participants will need to be able to walk without strain at a reasonable walking speed on paved streets. We walk up to couple of miles or so at a time. We also travel by bus so the ability to negotiate steps is also necessary.
July and August in Manresa and Barcelona will be hot 25-35°C, so be prepared to dress to keep cool; but remember we are visiting many religious shrines, so no very short shorts and keep the shoulders covered.

What to Bring

A sunhat and sunscreen lotion A pair of comfortable walking shoes
Minimum €100 Euro - the Spanish currency
You may want a lightweight rainproof or small umbrella for Loyola.
A European Health Insurance Card and or Travel/Health Insurance
Passport and Airline tickets/boarding cards

There is an opportunity to do a little shopping in Azpeitia and Barcelona.

What is Included

  • Transfers from airport at agreed time
  • Hotel accommodation in en-suite bedrooms (private toilet and shower), full-board in Loyola and first day in Montserrat, other days with breakfast and evening meal.
  • Entrance fees to the Holy House, Loyola, Seu Church Manresa etc.
  • Transport by air-conditioned bus across Spain, and to Manresa and Barcelona
  • Guided walks of Ignatian Spain

Costs for 2019

€750 (£695)
Single room supplement €70 (£65) *

As an add-on to the 30-day retreat the cost is €560 (£525) - This assumes the single room rate

Once bookings start to fill up, if there are only twin rooms available at the hotels then there would be a further supplement of €15 per night required for single people in a twin room; so early booking is advised.
(Costs for 2020 will be available in the Autumn of 2019)

We are now able to accept payments in euro € - please ask us for details when making a payment

Travel for 2019

Our Pilgrimage starts in Loyola on the 27th of July. 
We suggest flying to Bilbao. 
We offer one direct transfer bus from Bilbao to Loyola, probably just after the arrival of the KLM flight from Amsterdam at 16.45.
Direct flights are available from :
Aer lingus from Dublin - Arrives 16.15
Easyjet from London Stansted - Arrives 14.50
British Airways from Gatwick - Arrives 10.20
From Scotland via Amsterdam on KLM - Arrives 16.45

On our return we leave Montserrat at 9am and hope to arrive in Barcelona Airport at 10.30am.
So return flights should be booked from Barcelona El Prat airport on the 3rd of August to depart after 12.30pm.

*The pilgrimage costs are paid in Euro. Current costs are based on £1=€1.07 (Royal Bank of Scotland Exchange Rate).
If currency rates fluctuate by +/- 5% then the above cost would be adjusted accordingly.

We require full payment of all fees 6 weeks before the Pilgrimage

If you are sending payments to us from overseas we recommend Transferwise:

link Transferwise details

link ISC Cancellation Policy

link Booking Form 2019

link Booking Form 2020 (full details to follow, pilgrimage cost is €770 & single room supplement of €72)

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