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moderate

Traveller Rating

 

Activities
  • guided walk
Accommodation
  • 7 nights in a combination of hotels & farmhouse B&Bs
Meals
  • 7 Dinners
  • 7 Breakfasts

8 Days£1180GBP

Overview

Trip Code: CM1

Trip highlights


  • Walking the last 115km of the Camino de Santiago with a knowledgeable guide and a group of fellow walkers
  • Staying at friendly, family run hotels and eating at hotels and restaurants with delicious local dishes
  • Reaching Santiago on foot and experiencing the famous pilgrims mass
  • Experiencing the history of the ancient pilgrimage route

To be eligible for the official Compostela certificate you must walk at least the final 100km of the iconic Camino de Santiago. This trip offers time starved travellers a chance to experience the last six days of the Camino pilgrimage route which extends 115km from Sarria to Santiago. Your guide will provide you with a wonderful appreciation of the historic significance of the route and will really bring the Camino to life. Walking through mixed landscapes in the company of your guide and group, there are numerous reminders of the pilgrims past who travelled the route including crosses, statues and grain silos. Thanks to your guide, the history of the trail will be shared with you to ensure that you soak in as much as you can during your short time on the trail. One of the many highlights is reaching the gates of Galicia which lead on to the fabled Santiago de Compostela with its famous cathedral, site of the tomb of St James.

Countries:

Spain

Starting Point:

Sarria

Finishing Point:

Santiago de Compostela


Make your own way to the first hotel in Sarria. Sarria is located on a hilltop with a river on either side affording you great views of the region. Today you will meet with your guide for a tour briefing, followed by dinner with the group.

Meals:  D

This morning we can take the time to visit the Church of the convent of La Magdalena. Over the “Meseta lucense”, the Lugo Plateau, we will pass through many hamlets dotted along areas of cultivated land, grazing pastures and woodlands, and view the first “horreos”, typical raised grain silos. The walk today is relatively easy until the descent, crossing the Dam of Portomarin where ruins of the ancient flooded village can be seen, and into the town to our accommodation. Distance: 22km/13.6mi

Meals:  B,D

The route today takes us through forested areas which have a magnificent fragrance. Along the path we will pass charming hamlets and calvaries. We will walk through Ventas de Naron, head over the gentle Sierra de Ligonde, and continue downhill through Previsa and Lameiros to Ligonde, with its church dedicated to the apostle St James and where Emperor Charles V stayed on 24 March 1520. On to Palas de Rei, where we stay overnight in a charming hotel. Distance: 24km/14.9mi

Meals:  B,D

On our walk to Melide we will pass through the small towns of Coto and Leboreiro. Melide is one of the larger towns along the Galician section of the Camino Trail. We recommend that for dinner tonight you try the local speciality ‘Pulpo a feira’, octopus usually served boiled and sprinkled with sweet and spicy paprika. Distance: 15km/9.3mi

Meals:  B,D

The terrain becomes much easier today as we walk through the villages of Carballal, San Xuilan do Camino and Lebereiro and past Eucalyptus trees. The group will be able to stop at one of many villages for lunch. As we cross over the River Seco on the Magdalena Bridge we will reach Furelos, before we continue to Arzúa in the province of La Coruña. Distance: 14km/8.7mi

Meals:  B,D

Today’s walk will bring us to the small town of Rua which has a population of only 50 people. The walk today is lovely, passing large green fields and rural landscapes. Distance: 19km/11.8mi

Meals:  B,D

On our last walk together we will pass many ancient sites including monuments, chapels and bridges – all of which have a story to tell. We follow country lanes and forest paths through increasingly populated countryside. The last day on the trail is always a special one, as we make our way to Santiago on foot. Arriving in the fabled Santiago de Compostela there is plenty to see and do – or simply relax and celebrate the end of the journey. Distance: 21km/13mi

Meals:  B,D

Trip arrangements conclude after breakfast. If you’d like to stay an extra night in Santiago to further explore the historic and beautiful town at your own pace please ask for our rates.

Meals:  B


Map

Elevation

The map and elevation chart are for illustrative purposes only and meant to provide general guidelines.


Inclusions

  • 7 breakfasts, 7 dinners (beverages and coffee included): Breakfasts are usually continental inclusive of breads, cheese, ham, tea, coffee & juices. Dinner will consist of 3 courses, usually starting with a salad, followed by chicken, red meat, fish or a pasta dish & finishing with a dessert of fruit or cakes.
  • 7 nights in a combination of simple hotels & Pensions on a twin share basis with ensuite facilities
  • Luggage transfer (1 bag of 20kg max pp - additional bags and excess weight will attract a surcharge)
  • English speaking guide (day 1-day 7)
  • Emergency hotline
  • Pilgrim's passport

  • Travel to Sarria and from Santiago
  • Lunches daily, beverages other than at breakfast and dinner
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Entrance fees
  • Transfers
  • Travel insurance
  • Excess luggage
  • local taxes / hotel taxes

Suitability

moderate

3

The walking is graded moderate (3). Daily walks are between 14 and 24km / 8.6 and 14.9mi on well marked trails over diverse terrain – from relatively flat to rolling hills. The accent is on keeping a steady pace to take in all of the attractions, with time to stop and take photos. You will need a good level of fitness to participate fully in this adventure.


Departure dates


Priceper person from

£1180GBP

Options & Supplements*
  • Single SupplementGBP£270
*Prices listed are per person

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