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Spain - Walking the Camino, 7. days

This is the most popular part of the walking route the Camino de Santiago. Perfect for those looking to capture the essence of the Camino: a challenging trip with good food and wine along the pilgrim route, where you can experience local customs, meet other pilgrims and enjoy the unique atmosphere of it all. You will remember every single minute of it!
This part of the Camino de Santiago starts in Sarria and covers the last 100 km of the Camino Francés (French Way), which is the minimum required for the Compostela certificate. The Camino will take you across forests, farmland and rustic villages along tracks and paths flanked by stone walls. The green rolling hills of Galicia is a part of each walking day until you approach the trip's final destination: the mythical city of Santiago de Compostela.
With 5 days of hiking you cover an average of 23 km per day. 
 
  • The most famous part of the pilgrims route from Sarria to Santiago de Compostela
  • The last 116 km of the camino qualify for Compostela certificate
  • Pilgrim Pass included
  • Taste of Galicia's most famous dish with squid seasoned with paprika
  • Hand-picked family-run hotels and guesthouses
  • Delicious 3 course dinner (except. first and last evening)
  • Transport of luggage from hotel to hotel included
  • Quaint villages, small churches and green landscape
  • Mass in the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela
  • Optional start day
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Day 1 Arrival Sarria

Thousands of people start their pilgrimage in Sarria every year. Explore the old city center, where you will find churches, chapels, monasteries and ancient pilgrim hospitals. Visit the church Igrexa de Santa Marina, the old fortress, Magdalena Monastery and the main street Rua Maior, where you can enjoy a drink and tapas in one of the cozy cafes.

Day 2 Hiking from Sarria to Portomarin

Walking: 23 km, about 6 hours

Today you can expect an easy walk through picturesque villages in the shade of old oak trees and along quiet minor roads. You'll pass the many "hórreos" which is traditional storehouses. Visit the church in the village Barbadelo. When you have arrived in Porto Marin you can relax on one of the many terraces on the square. The current Portomarin is new. The old town of Porto Marin was flooded . When the water level is low, you can get a glimpse of the remains of the flooded village and bridge.

Day 3 Hiking from Portomarin to Palas do Rei

Walking: 23 km, about 6 hours

Today the pilgrims route will first cross the river Miño and then it goes steadily uphill through ancient oak forests and across green meadows towards Sierra de Ligonde. You will pass neat little villages such as Gonzar and Ventas de Narón. Do stop to visit the Romanesque church of Santa Maria in Castromaior. The small stone church in Eirexe with its stone portal featuring a sculpture of Daniel with animals and the pilgrim Santiago.

 

 

Day 4 Hiking from Palas do Rei to Arzúa

Walking: 28 km, about 7 hours

The Pilgrim route continues downhill past the village of Casanova and the lovely village Leboreiro. In Melide you should take a break and taste some local specialities in one of the many pulperias. The Camino crosses several streams and a forest road brings you to the village of Boente and the church, which has the patron Santiago. The next town is the village Ribadiso. From here it is not far up the hill to the town of Arzúa for your overnight stay.

Day 5 Hiking from Arzúa to Amenal

Walking: 23 km, about 5½ hours

Today's route goes most of the day through beautiful forests, sleepy villages and across streams. The chapel of Santa Irene, with its unique statue of Santiago, is worth a visit. Along the way, you should not miss the charming and tranquil village Rúa with old stone houses and where traffic often stops when the cattle block the road. The rest of the route to Amenal follows a mixture of good and quiet minor roads and forest trails.

 
Day 6 Hiking from Amenal Santiago de Compostela

Walking: 16 km, about 4 hours

After Amenal the next interesting place is Lavacolla on the outskirts of Santiago, where pilgrims in the old days used to wash in the river in preparation for their arrival in Santiago de Compostela. Rows of tall eucalyptus trees line the route up to the Monte do Gozo (Mountain of Joy), and it is from here that you get your first glimpse of the Cathedral of Santiago. With only 14 kilometers of hiking today, you should arrive in time for the pilgrims mass at lunchtime.
Spend some time exploring Santiago's old town with its beautiful architecture that is protected as UNESCO World Heritage and enjoy the wonderful atmosphere of this spiritual and cultural mecca.

 
Day 7 Return or extension
If along the way have made sure to get your pilgrim's passport stamped (your routes notes will remind you regularly about it), you can have a Compostela Certificate issued at the Pilgrim Office.
I may want. extend your stay in Santiago de Compostela.

Price includes

  • 6 nights in a double room in 2-3 star hotels
  • Half board in the small towns
  • Detailed route descriptions and maps
  • Pilgrims passport
  • Transport of luggage from hotel to hotel
  • Service hotline
Not included
  • Transport to/from Spain
  • Cancellation insurance and travel insurance
EUR 670.00

Practical info

Price info
Note: The price is based on at least two participants accommodated in a double or twin room.
 
Please note that it is 'land only' prices.
 
The tour runs all year. 
If you cannot find your preferred travel date in the booking system, send an email with your request to info@mountain-adventures.com, and we will get back to you as soon as possible. 
 
 
 
Transportation
Please note that transportation to and from Spain is NOT included in the package, and that you have to make sure to book your own flight. This is easily done online. It is your responsibility to ensure that the flight schedule fits the start and end dates of your trip. We recommend that you book the trip with us before you buy your plane tickets.
Santiago de Compostela is the nearest airport. 
 
Local transport
From Santiago airport to Lugo bus station. See: www.empresafreire.com.
From Lugo bus station to Sarria bus station you can take a local bus (30min). Total cost for travel around € 10 pp.
Taxi from Santiago Airport to Sarria (about € 120). Or a taxi from Lugo to Sarria, which costs about 20 €
Direct bus between Santiago de Compostela Bus Station and Sarria. See www.monbus.es.
 
As the fastest and easiest solution you can also pre-book a private transfer from the airport in Santiago de Compostela to Sarria. The price is 115 euro for a vehicle up to 8 people.
 
Accommodation
You will stays in family-run hotels and guest houses handpicked for their character and warm hospitality. They are 2-3 star tourist class. The hotels are situated centrally and close to the Pilgrim route.
 
It is possible to upgrade to "Casas Rurales" which are beautifully restored country houses in the heart of peaceful rural communities. They are known for their outstanding food, unique location and cozy atmosphere.
 
Extra night in Santiago de Compostela in double room with breakfast: 95 euro per person. 
 
Food and beverages
The standard package includes half board except dinner the first and last evening.
The breakfast offered will depend on the hotel. Continental breakfast is the norm. A common solution will be a breakfast buffet that includes fruit, bread, pastries, cheeses, meats, coffee, tea and juice. If there is a special breakfast product that you are used to, we recommend that you bring it or buy it at the local supermarket.
 
Dinner will usually be a "Pilgrim Menu" where you can choose from three appetizers, three main dishes and dessert. Appetizers usually includes soup, salad or fish. Main dishes are usually meat or fish with french fries, potatoes and bread. Usually, there is the possibility of a vegetarian dish. Dessert may eg. be cheesecake, crème caramel or icecream.
The food will vary depending on the area, as each area has its own seasonal and local dishes and specialties. For example, the fish will be more common in Galicia, the northern coast and the Portuguese coastal regions than in other areas inside the country.
 
Regarding lunch, we recommend that you either buy it at a local store. You can also eat at small cafes along the way. Your route notes will contain guidelines for where you can get food and water.
 
Trip grading

The daily walking tours as described in the itinerary is level 2. In most places the hiking trails are in good condition. You will easily find your way with help from your route notes and maps. You can read more about our trip grading here

Cancellation insurance
Cancellation Insurance is the customer's own responsibility. When you book a trip with us, you should consider whether you want to take out cancellation insurance against sudden illness, or whether you are already covered. You have to arrange the cancellation insurance in you home country.
 
Travel insurance
We highly recommend that you are covered by a good travel insurance covering at least Medical Expenses, Illness, Personal Accident, Baggage and Repatriation. The customer is responsible to take the necessary travel insurance that covers these costs. Mountain Adventures, or our local partners, do not have any responsibility for our customers not being covered by a necessary travel insurance. You have to arrange your insurance in your home country.
 
Passports and visa

It is the customer’s responsibility to have a valid passport. It is also the customer’s responsibility to seek and obtain any necessary visa for traveling to the booked destination. Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months after the expected return. Note that there may be special visa requirements for different foreign nationalities. Please note that processing time for visas to some countries may be several weeks. Mountain Adventures have no responsibility for any lack of travel documents. Be aware of any transit visa requirements.

Vaccinations
We advise you to contact a medical specialist or your personal doctor or a licensed vaccination clinic. In case vaccination is recommended it is advised to bring your vaccination certificate when traveling.
 
Climate

It can be difficult to plan a trip according to the weather, but to give an idea of the local climate, see data below:

Statistics for Santiago de Compestela as seen on www.yr.no

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