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Camino de Santiago Trek

ITINERARY

DAY 1

SARRIA – THE CAMINO

We meet in Santiago and transfer to our hotel in the bustling town of Sarria. We have a welcome meal and meet the team that will be with us throughout our Camino challenge.

 

Meals: L,D*   Accom: Hotel    (dependent on flight schedule)

DAY 2

PORTOMARIN

We set off downhill from our hotel and then start a gradual climb through the countryside and villages, passing the Church of Santi-ago de Barbadelo set amidst beautiful oak trees. The villages are enclosed by the typical slate walls or ‘chantos’, which are one of the most characteristic features of areas, where the Celtic culture is most strongly rooted. The countryside is rugged and our last 10km are all downhill into Portomarin, passing an oak-lined 'corredoira' (cart track) through the villages of Mirallos, Pena, Couto and Rozas. Portomarin with its good Spanish food and comfortable beds is a welcome site.
8-9hrs trekking - 23KM

Meals: B,L,D   Accom: Albergue

DAY 3

PALACE DE REIS

Today we make our way down the steep, porticoed main street of Portomarin and out of town to start on a day that for all of the morning is uphill. Much of the architecture in the bridges, churches and throughout the villages, is stunning and all in a beautiful setting of lush countryside. We pass through the villages of Toxibo, Gonzar, Castromaior and Hospital da Cruz. From Pre-bisa it is downhill all the way to the Ligonde river and Eirexe where we lunch. This afternoon we trek to Palas De Reis and sit down to our evening meal

Meals: B,L,D   Accom: Albergue

DAY 4

ARZUA

Having gained height for the last two days, we are now in a position for a long and tough day which is manly down-hill. We pass through San Xulian Pallota and cross the river Pambre to enter the district of La Coruna at Campa-nilla. Late morning we walk through several villages until we reach Melide for lunch. This afternoon we have an-other 15km trekking through the hamlets of Raido, Boente, Castaneda and Ribadiso before arriving at our accommodation in Arzua. This town comes to life with music, food and merriment in March every year when it stages it’s important cheese festival.
9-10hrs trekking - 29KM

Meals: B,L,D   Accom: Albergue

DAY 5

PEDROUZO

Our penultimate day of walking on the Camino is mostly away from the roads through gentle rolling hills, crossing streams and passing through beautiful forests. We stop for lunch in at good roadside restaurant. The last 7km in the afternoon descend to our stop point just past the vil-lage of Pedrouzo.
7-8hrs trekking - 20KM

Meals: B,L,D   Accom: Albergue

DAY 6

SANTIAGO

And so to the day we reach Santiago. The airport, motor-way, train lines and the headquarters of the regional Galician TV station, are all signs of our close proximity of this major city. From the summit of the Monte del Gozo, we have great views just before our final descent. As we enter the city we drop through a warren of tiny roads to the central square of Plaza del Obradoiro with its stun-ning cathedral. Tonight we celebrate our achievements with a great meal of typical Spanish delights.
6-7hrs trekking - 20KM 

Meals: B,L,D   Accom: Hotel

DAY 7

FREE DAY SANTIAGO

After breakfast today we visit the pilgrim office to collect our certificates as official Camino Pilgrims and for those that wish there will be a midday celebration of mass. We have the rest of the day completely free to enjoy this in-credible city, before making our own way to the airport to catch flights home.

Meals: B

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