Join this historic pilgrimage, bringing a sense of accomplishment and time for reflection. Amazing people, food, drink, and landscapes will be part of every day.
Duration: 8 days
Investment: $1329 per person double (will pair same gender roommates) Call for Solo supplement.
The Camino de Santiago, or the Way of Saint James, is an epic 500 mile Catholic pilgrimage to the Spanish city of Santiago de Compostela. We will walk the The last 100 km (62 miles) the required minimum to get the Compostela certificate.
Take this chance to “slow down” and join a bit of history. Maybe this will bring a sense of self discovery or just a feeling of great accomplishment.
For sure we will pass beautiful historic sites, savor delicious food and drink, and meet fascinating people along “The Way.”
1. Enjoy fantastic scenery with rich history, walking in the footsteps of pilgrims
2. Sleepy villages, lush green valleys, wooded areas, across streams, natures beauty abounds
3. Enjoy fellow pilgrims making their way along the trail. Savor delicious food and drink and a good night’s rest
4. End with a visit to the magnificent cathedral of Praza do Obradoiro, housing the tomb of St. James the Apostle
5. Participate in the pilrim’s mass and get your certificate, the Compostelo
Itinerary – September 2022 (tour dates not posted yet)
Day 1 Sarria
Arrive at any time. There are no planned activities until tonight’s welcome meeting.
Your opportunity to meet your guide and fellow travellers, and learn more about your tour. Opt to join the group for a local meal afterwards. Don’t forget to see the notice in the lobby (or ask reception) for the official time and place to meet up with the group.
Accommodation La Casona de Sarria (or similar) Hotel
Day 2 Sarria/Portomarín
Start hiking from Sarria to Portomarín, covering about 23km (14 mi) over the course of the day. Pass through many lovely towns along the way and choose to have a picnic in places such as Barbadelo, Renta or Ferreiros. Spend the night in the riverside city of Portomarin.
Accommodation Hotel Villajardin (or similar) Hotel
Day 3 Portomarín/Palas de Rei
Accommodation Complejo la Cabana (or similar) Hotel
Day 4 Palas de Rei/Melide
Palas de Rei – Melide 4h 15km
Head west and continue the pilgrimage, passing through the lush green valleys of Galicia. Covering about 15 km today, the day again passes through many lovely villages and towns along the way, offering ample opportunity for rest stops and time to pick up any needed supplies before arriving to Melide. Take a break in the lively market town of Melide (454m), and try octopus, Galicia’s most classic dish, in one of the many ‘pulperías’.
Accommodation El Chiquitin (or similar) Hotel
Day 5 Melide/Arzúa
Melide – Arzúa 4h 13km
Leaving Melide, the Camino crosses several streams and follows a forest track to the village of Boente with its church of Santiago. Next is the scenic medieval village of Ribadiso and finally the town of Arzúa (389m). In Arzúa, visit the churches of Santa María and A Magdalena.
Accommodation Pensión Domus Gallery (or similar) Hotel
Day 6 Arzúa/Amenal
Arzúa – Amenal 6h 26km
Walk through pretty woods, sleepy villages and across streams most of the day. The chapel of Santa Irene, with its unique statue of Santiago, is worth a visit. En-route, don’t miss the lovely hamlet of Rúa (310m). The rest of the route to Amenal is along a mix of good and calm country roads and forest tracks.
Accommodation Amenal Hotel (or similar) Hotel
Day 7 Amenal/Santiago de Compostela
Amenal – Santiago de Compostela 4h 14km
Enjoy a final day of walking through spectacular scenery towards the final destination. Leave early in order to reach Santiago de Compostela in time for the pilgrim’s mass. Walk the last part of the pilgrimage and enjoy the scenery before the baroque, painted towers of the cathedral come into view. Later, explore this fascinating city and sip some wine in a café to celebrate the incredible journey. Upon reaching our goal, the pilgrimage is not complete without a visit to the cathedral on the magnificent Praza do Obradoiro, which houses the supposed tomb of St. James the Apostle.
Visit the cathedral on the magnificent Praza do Obradoiro, which houses the supposed tomb of St. James the Apostle. It is widely believed that his remains were buried here in the 1st century AD; from then onwards he became the patron saint of the Christian Crusades.
Accommodation A Tafona do Peregrino (or similar) Hotel
Day 8 Santiago de Compostela
Depart at any time.
$1329 per person based on double occupancy.
Solo travelers will be matched with same gender roommates. If you want your own room, it is $180 additional.
$350 deposit with final payment date due on July 1, 2022.
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