Walk the Camino de Santiago

September 2022
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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: $1150 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.”

Tour Highlights

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

monument showing the pilgrims on the camino de santiago

Itinerary – September 2022 (tour dates not posted yet)

map of tour camino de santiago

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

Sarria – Portomarín 6h-8h 23km

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
Meals included:
 Breakfast

 

Day 3 Portomarín/Palas de Rei

Portomarín – Palas de Rei 6h 22km
Get those walking shoes back on! Leave Portomarin behind in the early light of the morning to make the most of the day. This stretch is a mix of ups and downs through beautiful scenery. The entire area has a rich history, especially during the Middle Ages. Enjoy the local shops and cafes in Palas de Rey.

 

Accommodation Complejo la Cabana (or similar) Hotel
Meals included:
 Breakfast

 

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

Meals included:

 Breakfast

 

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

Meals included:

 Breakfast

 

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

Meals included:

 Breakfast

 

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.

Plaza Obradoiro Visit – 15m-30m

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

Meals included:

 Breakfast

 

Day 8 Santiago de Compostela

Depart at any time.

 

Meals included:

 Breakfast

Pricing:

 

$1150 per person based on double occupancy. (tour price may change slightly once 2022 tour dates are available) 

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. 

Cancellation policy and information:

https://www.gadventures.com/book-with-confidence/

 

 

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