Walk the ancient pilgrim path across the north of the Iberian Peninsula. Starting in Sarria, the 114km walk finishes in the holy city of Santiago de Compostela. The Cathedral of Santiago is believed to be the final resting place of St. James.
Distance travelled each day
The distance walked each day ranges from 16km to 28km. You can take it at your own pace and people of a range of walking abilities walk the Camino de Santiago. You will need a good pair of boots or shoes for walking and comfortable clothes
The trip package includes breakfast in the hotel and dinner in the hotel or a local eatery. Lunch and snacks can be purchased on route.
Accommodation and baggage
Accommodation is in hotels and the quoted price includes a bed in a shared room. A single room is available on payment of a supplement. The trip package includes baggage being transferred from hotel to hotel so you only need to carry a small bag with you each day.
You will need to organise your own flights from the UK to Santiago, Spain, in time for the transfer to the start of the walk at Sarria (included in the cost), or arrange for your transport to Sarria.
Costs and Sponsorship
The trip costs £750 (excluding single room supplements, lunch and flights).
If you pay the full trip cost, we will ask you to raise £1,000.
If you pay £350, we will ask you to raise £1,800
If you pay £150, we will ask you to raise £2,500.
In each case, you will be asked to pay a deposit when you sign up.
Sunday 15 September 2024 – Sarria
Fly into Santiago, Spain where you will be transferred to the starting point of our Camino de Santiago journey, Sarria. Your accommodation will be in a hotel in Sarria.
Monday 16 September 2024 – Sarria to Portomarin (22km)
After our night in Sarria, expect a calm walk through pretty villages and peaceful hamlets under the shade of oak trees and along quiet country roads. Along the way, we will spot many Galician traditional ‘hórreos’ (granaries). Visit the beautiful Romanesque church in the village of Barbadelo. Our destination for the night is the town of Portomarin.
Tuesday 17 September 2024 – Portomarin to Palas de Rei (22km)
After our night in Portomarin, our Camino will cross the river Miño (Galicia’s longest river) and rise uphill steadily towards the Serra de Ligonde. We will pass nice hamlets such as Gonzar and Ventas de Narón. Stop to visit the Romanesque Church of Santa María in Castromaior and the Romanesque church in Eirexe, with its portal featuring a sculpture of Daniel with animals.
Wednesday 18 September 2024 – Palas de Rei to Arzua (28km)
After our night in Palas de Rei, the Camino trail continues downhill, passing the village of Casanova and the delightful village of Leboreiro. We take a break in the lively market town of Melide (454m), where we can try octopus, Galicia’s most classic dish, in one of the many ‘pulperías’. We pass the pretty medieval hamlet of Ribadiso and finally the town of Arzúa (389m), famous for its local cheese.
Thursday 19 September 2024 – Arzua to Amenal (23km)
After our night in Arzúa, our Camino will take us through pretty woods, sleepy villages and across streams for most of the day. The chapel of Santa Irene, with its unique statue of Santiago, is worth a visit. The rest of the route to Amenal is along a mix of good and calm country roads and forest tracks.
Friday 20 September 2024 – Amenal to Santiago (16km)
After our night in Amenal, our next point of interest is Lavacolla in the outskirts of Santiago, where pilgrims used to wash themselves in the river in preparation for their arrival in Santiago de Compostela. Its old town will enchant you. In Santiago the Compostela we will enjoy a bite to eat and a celebration over a glass of wine in one of many bars, restaurants and cosy cafes.
Saturday 21 September 2024
After a night’s stay in Santiago, we will be transferred to the airport for our flights.
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