My husband and I are looking for areas where it would be possible to take several days and walk between towns/lodging - covering 8-12 miles a day. We are looking for an area where the towns are reasonably close together and connected by walkable roads.
I can't think of any place in northern or central to do this, so I am asking for some help to identify some possibilities. We live in San Jose, so preferably someplace within 4 hours or so of home.
The motivation is for preparation for walking the Camino de Santiago, which is a pilgirmage route through northern Spain. For that trip, we will we walking for about 3 weeks, staying in inns, pilgrim dorms, etc. along the way. We want to do sort of an introduction to get a feel for the journey - condition our bodies to carrying light packs over multiple days without actually going wilderness backpacking, help decide what we really need to bring, etc.
Thanks for any ideas that you have.