Camino de Santiago
Walk the last 100 km to Santiago de Compostela
- 8 Days / 7 Nights
- Luggage transfers included
- Total walking distance: approx. 116 km
Arrival in Sarria
The first part of your walk takes you through Santiago de Barbadelo, where a visit to the Romanesque parish church is recommended. The 12th-century church has beautiful portals decorated with flowers and scallops. Via Brea with its 100-kilometre-long stone path the road leads to Ferreiros. After visiting the Church of Santa María de Ferreiros, head towards the important pilgrimage site of Portomarín.
After starting your walk in Portomarín, you will first go up to Monte S. Antonio and then to Toxibo and Gonzar to the parish church of Santa María. Your route leads through green landscapes and past many Romanesque churches to the town of Palas de Rei. It is not clear whether Palas de Rei was once a royal seat, but it is worth visiting the fresco painting in the church of San Tirso.
The Pilgrim Route leads you through an enchanting landscape past Leboreiro with its old pilgrims' residence to Mélide, where you can taste the Galician speciality "Pulpo á feira" (squid). At the next place of this stage, in Castañeda, the lime for the cathedral in Santiago de Compostela was burned. Via Ribadiso de Baixo, a place with a long pilgrimage history, you reach Arzúa, today's destination.
In the penultimate part of your pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela, you will pass many small villages hidden in eucalyptus forests. Finally, you will arrive in Arca, the starting point of the last section to Santiago.
Now the path leads over San Paio and the Rio Lavacolla, the river in which the pilgrims prepare to meet the apostle by washing in the direction of San Marcos, the last place before Santiago. The cathedral can be seen from afar. Via Monte do Gozo (Mountain of Joy) with a monument to the visit of Pope John Paul II, we descend to the city of Santiago de Compostela.
Santiago de Compostela
City tour and visit to the impressive and venerable Cathedral of Santiago, one of the most important pilgrimage centres for Christians, visited by more than 75,000 pilgrims every year. Before exploring the historic old town, which is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, be sure to take part in the impressive pilgrimage.
Return trip or extension
A hilly path leads you through the green landscape of Galicia with countless eucalyptus forests and wheat fields. The route usually has alternating walking and forest trails and quiet side streets. Basic fitness and endurance are required for the last 100 kilometres of the Camino.
| Season 1 |
01.04.2023 - 31.10.2023
|Camino de Santiago, ES-JWWSS-08X|
|Base price|| |
|Single room surcharge||259.00|
You will stay 1 night in a 4**** hotel (Sarria), 1 night in a 3*** hotel, 1 night in a beautiful 1* hotel (Santiago de Compostela) and very good country houses
- 7 nights as described, including breakfast
- pilgrim pass
- Luggage transfer(s) max. 1 piece of luggage per person
- Travel folder 1 x per room (German, English with route and overview maps, detailed route description, places of interest, important telephone numbers, luggage labels)
- Service Hotline
- Tourist tax, if applicable, to be paid locally
- (Optional) Santiago-Sarria airport transfer, €185 per trip (maximum 3 people), pre-booking required, pre-paid
- (Optional) Transfer Santiago-Airport Santiago €35 per trip (maximum 3 people), reservation required, to be paid in advance
- Departure: Return bus Santiago de Compostela Airport Santiago, duration: approx. 30 minutes
- Half board: Dinner in the hotel restaurant or in a restaurant in the immediate vicinity with a voucher