Camino de Santiago Self-Guided Walking Holiday
Self-Guided | Individual | 8 days | 7 nights | From £499 per person
Walking Tour Highlights
• Walk the last 113km of the famous walking route
• The route can be completed for both religious or non-religious reasons
• Follow the famous Camino path
• Finish at the world famous city of Santiago de Compostela
• An iconic walking holiday along one of the most popular routes in Europe
Walking Route Features
A hilly path leads you through the green landscape of Galicia with numerous eucalyptus forests and cornfields. The route leads along walking paths and forest roads as well as along silent side roads. For the last 100 km of the Camino de Santiago with daily stages of up to 5,5 hours you should be in good shape and persistent.
The approximate difficulty level for this tour
1st Day: Individual journey to Sarria
2nd Day: Sarria – Portomarín
The first part of your walking tour leads you through Santiago de Barbadelo, where we recommend visiting the romantic church.
The church from the 12th century has wonderful porches, which are decorated for instance with flowers and scallops. Via Brea with its 100-milestone the path leads to Ferreiros.
After the visit of church Santa Maria de Ferreiros you continue to famous pilgrimage village Portomarin.
Details: approx. 4,5 hours | 24 km | Up 210 m / Down 320 m.
3rd Day: Portomarín – Palas de Rei
After your start in Portomarin you walk up to Monte S. Antonio and afterwards down to Toxibo and Gonzar, to church Santa Maria.
Through green landscapes and past many romantic churches the route leads you into the small town of Palas de Rei. It is not definitely proved if Palas de Rei was a royal official residence in former times, the visit of the frescoes in church San Tirso is worth it anyway.
Details: approx. 5,5 hours | 24 km | Up 370 m / Down 130 m.
4th Day: Palas de Rei – Arzúa
The pilgrimage path leads you through bewitching landscape, and past Leboreiro with its old pilgrims hospice to Mélide, where you can try the Galician delicacy “Pulpo á feira” (calamari).
In the next village you reach, in Castañeda the lime for the cathedral in Santiago de Compostela was kilned. Via Ribadiso de Baixo, a village with rich pilgrim history you reach Arzùa, your goal for today.
Details: approx. 5,5 hours | 28 km | Up 0 m / Down 150 m.
5th Day: Arzúa – Lavacolla
The next to last part of your pilgrim journey to Santiago de Compostela passes many small villages, which are located hidden in eucalyptus forests. Finally you reach Lavacolla, the starting point of the last section to Santiago.
Details: approx. 5 hours | 29 km | Up 20 m / Down 120 m.
6th Day: Lavacolla – Santiago de Compostela
Now the path is leading you via river Rio Lavacolla, where pilgrims wash themselves before meeting the apostle to San Marcos, the last village before you reach Santiago.
You can see the cathedral already from afar. Via mountain Monte do Gozo with memorial remembering of the visit of pope Johannes Paul II. you walk down into the city of St. James.
Details: approx. 2,5 hours | 11 km | Up 100 m / Down 120 m.
7th Day: Rest day or city sightseeing
Loop tour and visit of the impressing and antique cathedral of Santiago, a popular place of pilgrimage for Christians, with more than 75.000 pilgrims visiting yearly. Before you explore the historic old city, which is part of the UNESCO world cultural heritage, you should participate at the impressing pilgrim Mass.
8th Day: Individual departure or extra days
A hilly path leads you through the green landscape of Galicia with numerous eucalyptus forests and cornfields. The route leads along walking paths and forest roads as well as along silent side roads.
For the last 100 km of the Camino de Santiago with daily stages of up to 5,5 hours you should be in good shape and persistent.
Where is the starting point of the holiday?
Tour Route Map
The Camino de Santiago tour stays in 1× 4****-hotel (Sarria), 1× 3***-hotel, 1x nice 1*-hotel (Santiago) carefully chosen for their location, hospitality and proximity to your tour route.
Your stay includes the daily transfer of luggage to the next hotel and permanent assistance in case of problems.
- 7 overnight stays, breakfast included
– If half-board: min. 3-course meal
– Luggage transfer
– Pilgrim’s identity card
– Carefully elaborated route description
– Detailed travel and tour documents
We recommend flying to Santiago de Compostela, Asturias or Madrid and arriving by train or coach to the starting point in Sarria. For more information, please visit Rome2Rio.
By air to Santiago de Compostela. Take the coach to Lugo, duration approx. 2 hrs. (www.empresafreire.com). From Lugo by bus in approx. 30 min. to Sarria (www.monbus.es).
Organized transfers airport Santiago – Sarria, EUR 165 per fare (max. 3 persons), reservation requested, payable on spot.
Departure from Santiago to airport Santiago in approx. 30 min. by bus or organized transfer, costs EUR 35 per fare (max. 3 persons), reservation requested, payable on spot.
Camino de Santiago, 8 days, 7 nights
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Holiday Price: From £499
Single Supplement: £169
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