The Camino Santiago has been enjoying a strong revival in the last 20 years. Pilgrims and people from all walks of life come to live the experience. We offer you the chance to get into the spirit for a shorter time, with 6 walks covering the last 115km to Santiago de Compostela. Suggested accommodation is in hotels of 2 and 3 star category throughout.
Arrive in Santiago airport and transfer to our first hotel in Sarria where we might have the opportunity to visit the nearby Samos monastery
We start the walking through authentic Galician countryside and pass the famous 100km landmark indicating what’s left to Santiago. In the afternoon we reach Portomarin, an important village on the Camino situated next to a reservoir lake.
After crossing the lake and later the village Castromaior we reach the final pass on the camino, at 702m altitude. From now on its more downhill and the landscape changes with more Eucalyptus trees and cruceiros – the typical Galician stone crosses .
We walk through an oak grove before crossing the provincial border and enter A Coruña province this morning. At the town of Fuerlos we cross a medieval bridge with four arches before reaching our overnight stop in Melide – famous for its typical dish of Galician Octopus.
Today we will pass many horreos, typical barns of the region that dot this beautiful countryside. We will start to see more signs of our proximity to Santiago and pass through many pilgrim villages. Finally we will cross the River Iso before arriving to Aruza.
Santiago is getting closer and we will pass many pilgrim sites including Guillermo Watt’s memorial; he died here whilst on the pilgrimage and his shoes can be found in the stone wall. Before getting to our night stop we can stop at the Santa Irene chapel to see some interesting statues of St James.
First we’ll pass through Lavacolla, the village where in the past pilgrims would wash and change into their best clothes for the final stretch of their journey. Later we reach the Monte Gozo, site from where pilgrims could first get a glimpse of Santiago’s cathedral before finishing the last 5km.
Extend your stay or transfer to Santiago airport and fly home.