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Walk the Camino De Santiago in Spain

Explore the stunningly beautiful countryside and charming rustic villages of Northern Spain by embarking on the thrilling pilgrimage journey of Camino de Santiago. Walk the last 100 km of the famous pilgrimage route and experience the breathtaking landscapes, rich history, and profound spirituality that await you on this incredible adventure. So, come along and unlock the wonders of Spain's picturesque northern region on this unforgettable journey of a lifetime.
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Walk the Camino De Santiago in Spain

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DEPARTURE DATE: October 6, 2024
Countries Visited: Spain

OVERVIEW

If you’re looking to take on your own pilgrimage — along a route filled with beautiful countryside and rustic villages of Northern Spain — start here, at the Camino de Santiago. On this eight-day trip, complete the last 100 km of the pilgrimage route to Santiago and receive a "compostela" at the finish to prove your accomplishment. Refuel with tasty Spanish food and take the time to stop and smell the flowers — it’s active but at a slower, more picturesque pace.

Is this tour for me?

Travel Style: Active
Hiking, trekking, biking, rafting, and kayaking adventures all over the world, made for outdoor types.

Service Level: Standard
Comfortable tourist-class accommodations with character; mix of public and private transport.

Physical Rating: 3 - Average
Some tours may include light hiking, biking, rafting, or kayaking in addition to walking.

Trip Type: Small Group
Small group experience; Max 16, Avg 10

Travel Dates & Pricing

TRAVEL DATEPRICETYPE
October 6, 2024from $1,749 CADPer Person
October 6, 2024from $1,749 CAD - (single share program)Single Traveler
October 6, 2024from $2,268 CAD - (own room)Single Traveler

What's Included

  • 7 night small group tour from Sarria to Santiago de Compostela Spain
  • 7 night hotel accommodation
  • 7 breakfast
  • Trekking along the pilgrimage route of Santiago de Compostela (6 days)
  • Luggage transport throughout
  • Taxes

Itinerary

DAYDATEPLACE
1Sun Oct 6Sarria, Spain
2Mon Oct 7Sarria/Portomarín
3Tue Oct 8Portomarín/Palas de Rei
4Wed Oct 9Palas de Rei/Melide
5Thu Oct 10Melide/Arzúa
6Fri Oct 11Arzúa/Amenal
7Sat Oct 12Amenal/Santiago de Compostela
8Sun Oct 13Santiago de Compostela

Day 1 – Sarria

Arrive at any time.

There are no planned activities until tonight’s welcome meeting.

Please ensure that your arrival flight lands with enough time to transfer from the airport to the joining hotel prior to 10PM as this is the final check-in time at the hotel.

Your Welcome Moment: Welcome Moment – Meet Your CEO and Group
Your opportunity to meet your CEO 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

Hike from Sarria to Portomarín throughout the course of the day.

Pass through many lovely towns along the way and maybe choose to have a picnic in places such as Barbadelo, Renta or Ferreiros.

Camino de Santiago Walk 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

Early start from Portomarin, continue walking through fantastic scenery with a rich history en route to Palas de Rei.

Walk from Portomarin to Palas de Rei. Weary pilgrims can get a jolt of caffeine in one Palas de Rey’s cafes or visit some of the local shops to grab some souvenirs.

Camino de Santiago Walk 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.

Accommodation: Alda Palas de Rei (or similar)Hotel
Meals included: Breakfast

Day 4 – Palas de Rei/Melide

Continue the pilgrimage westwards, walking through the lush green valleys of Galicia.

Continue walking through rural Spain. 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’.

Camino de Santiago Walk 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.

Accommodation: El Chiquitin (or similar)Hotel
Meals included: Breakfast

Day 5 – Melide/Arzúa

Follow the Camino from Melide to the village of Ribadiso and finally the town of Arzúa.

Camino de Santiago Walk 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

The Camino walk will pass through pretty woods, sleepy villages and across streams most of the day.

Camino de Santiago Walk 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

Enjoy a final day of walking through spectacular scenery towards the final destination.

Camino de Santiago Walk Amenal – Santiago de Compostela 4h – 14km

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 Santiago de Compostela 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

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