Camino de Santiago – Walking

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.

Day 1
¡Bo camiño! Have a good camino!

Arrive in Santiago airport and transfer to our first hotel in Sarria where we might have the opportunity to  visit the nearby Samos monastery  

Day 2
Sarria to Portomarin (5 hrs walking)

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. 

Day 3
Portomarin to Palas do Rei

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 . 

Day 4
Palas do Rei to Melide (4 hrs walking)

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. 

Day 5
Melide to Arzua (4 hrs walking)

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. 

Day 6
Arzua to A Rua (5 hrs walking)

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.  

Day 7
A Rua to Santiago (6 hrs walking)

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. 

Day 8
Adeus Santiago! Good bye Santiago!

Extend your stay or transfer to Santiago airport and fly  home. 

Tour facts

Grading: moderate
Recommended airports: in & out – Santiago de Compostella
Highlights: The Camino itself, Santiago de Compostela
Season: from April to October

 

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