Walking The Camino
On this trail, we will walk the last 150 km. Of the French Way, that was declared World Heritage by the UNESCO. Once there, meet pilgrims from all around the world with a wide range of motivations: adventurers, sport or nature lovers or the ones interested in art, history or legends, join those moved by a religious spirit. The Way of Saint James is a one of a kind experience that will lead you over the steps of millions of pilgrims through History.
Back in the 11th Century, a hermit saw a star pointing at a burial mound where some human remains were found afterwards and attributed to Santiago apostle. There, Alfoso II ordered the building of a small church, starting the confluence of people coming from all around the world to venerate these relics. During the Middle Ages, the number of pilgrims kept increasing and, after the decadence during the modern Centuries, the Camino experiences a new apogee nowadays. Today those walking the Camino do so on a voyage of self discovery.
B&B: €850 per person in double room
The price includes:
- Welcome meeting with the local guide
- B&B or half-board
- Maps for each day
- Transfers from Lugo to O Cebreiro
- All the touristic information
- A contact number
- Transfer of belonging between overnight stays
The price does not include:
- Extra drinks
Arrival at Lugo and accommodation. Welcome meeting with the local guide who will provide you with all the information for your trip. Free time to visit the city
DAY 2. O CEBREIRO – TRIACASTELA (stretch 1)
Distance ; 21km
We will leave Lugo early in the morning and transferred to O Cebreiro, where we will start today’s stage. We will penetrate into the Galician land, with its fog and it “orballo”; with its Celtics settlements and the mines the romans longed for; its infinite mounds and oak and chestnuts forests.
We will enjoy a landscape full of ferns, oaks, chestnuts and pastures. After O Biduedo, the prominent curve that the path describes will allow us to see the Oribio mountain, 1443 metres high, in front of us. We will keep going downhill through a wooded area full of birches, oaks, chestnuts and poplars, until we arrive at Triacastela.
Accommodation at Triacastela in a rural hotel with swimming pool.
DAY 3. TRIACASTELA – SARRIA (stretch 2)
Distance: 19 km.
The chestnuts and oaks forests will characterise the landscape we will cross today. We will arrive at Sarria, an emblematic place in the Camino. Populated since prehistoric times, if offers remains from different periods in both town and surroundings: Celtic settlements, medieval churches, mansions and the Magdalena monastery, the most representative monument in the town.
Accommodation in the town centre.
DAY 4. SARRIA – PORTOMARIN (stretch 3)
Distance: 23 km
We will start our route from Sarria. Today’s stage is considered one of the most beautiful stretches. You will find stone villages, great examples of Romanesque architecture, medieval bridges and a great landscape variety with forests, orchards and meadows.
We will cross Miño River though a bridge longer than 350 metres that will lead us straight to Portomarin gates. We will get in the village through one of the old roman-medieval bridge’s arches, rebuilt to place a stairway and a small chapel.
DAY 5. PORTOMARÍN – PALAS DO REI (stretch 4)
Distance: 25 km
Today we will start with a smooth ascent to San Antonio Mountain. From there on we will find some good examples of Romanesque churches, old pilgrims hospitals and the Lameiros cross, from the 17thCentury, that shows on its base a hammer, nails, thorns and skulls reliefs that represent the Calvary and Jesus’ death. In contrast, the relief on the cross represents the maternity and the life.
Arrival at Palas do Rei and accommodation.
Day 6. PALAS DO REI – SEDOR (etapa 5)
Distance: 24 km
We will go back to the Camino to enter A Coruña through a green landscape sprinkled with Romanesque churches. We could point out Melide, where we can find the Old Pilgrims Hospital that is currently house of a museum; the Sancti Spiritus Convent; the City Hall from the 18th Century; the San Antonio chapel and the Santa María de Melide Church.
We will end up our route at our accommodation, a 17thcentury Galician house.
DAY 7. SEDOR – A RUA (stretch 6)
Distance: 25 km
Santiago is nearing and the pilgrims increase on the way. In the landscape the eucalyptus will become more frequents.
Beside the way we will find the hermitage of Santa Irene (17thCentury) surrounded by a magnificent oak trees forest. Very near there is the Santa Irene fountain, very popular among pilgrims because it is known as the Fountain of Eternal Youth so, according to the legend, all those who wash themselves up with its water will stay young forever.
We will keep walking to A Rua where we will find our hotel.
DAY 8. A RUA – SANTIAGO (stretch 7)
Distance: 21 Km
We will set out on the last stretch to Santiago de Compostela. From Monte do Gozo you will enjoy the first panoramic of Santiago. Then, an urban descendant walk starts and goes down to Plaza del Obradoiro, finishing in front of the baroque façade of the cathedral, final destiny of all pilgrims. It is a magic moment for all those who walked the Camino.
Accommodation in Santiago de Compostela.
DAY 9. SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA
In the morning, we will enjoy a visit in Santiago with a local guide. After the visit, free time to keep discovering the city on your own, walking on its medieval streets or enjoying its museums, shops and wonderful restaurants.
accommodation in Santiago.
DAY 10. DEPARTURE
Our trip is coming to its end; we hope to see you again!