Camino de Santiago Final Stage
This is the full and final stage of the Camino Way. It takes 5 days walking to complete, it averages out at approx 22 km per day and qualifies you for the Compostela (certificate). The trail is a combination of small country roads, stone footpaths and well maintained compact dirt tracks with no really steep climbs or treacherous descents. It is strenuous enough to give a sense of achievement at the end of each day without being exhausted! This walk is suitable for everyone and anyone who is reasonably fit but, most importantly, stamina is required.
A Taster of the Camino de Santiago
Price to be advised
Prices are per person and based on two people sharing.
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Day 1 – Sarria
Depart Dublin on direct flight to Santiago de Compostela. On arrival in Santiago, meet and greet and transfer to your accommodation in Sarria.
Day 2 – Sarria – Portomarín (23 km/6 hours)
Enjoy a peaceful walk in shady oak woods, through pretty villages and on quiet country roads. The route takes you to the village of Barbadelo with its beautiful Romanesque Church of Santiago de Barbadelo. Cross the river Miño and enter the village of Portomarín. Try the local speciality – “Tarta de Santiago”.
Day 3 – Portomarín – Palas de Rei (23 km/6 hours)
Today’s walk goes by Monte San Antonio with the Torres river to the right. Pass small villages and gentle undulating countryside so typical of Galicia. From Hospital de la Cruz, a 10km walk takes you through Eirexe, with its beautiful Romanesque church and Portos before arriving in Palas de Rei.
Day 4 – Palas de Rei – Arzúa (28 km/7 hours)
The walk today is slightly downhill; once again marvel at the fabulous Galician countryside, the charming villages and medieval churches before arriving in the bustling market town of Melide, a good place to stop for lunch. Follow the forest road, cross the streams and arrive in Boente with its church of Santiago. Pass Ribadiso, a medieval village before arriving in Arzúa. Take the opportunity to see the Santa Maria and Magdalena churches and sample the cheese for which Arzúa is famous.
Day 5 – Arzúa – Pedrouzo (19 km/5.5 hours)
On this section of the Camino you will walk through woods, along streams and through sleepy villages. Be sure to visit the chapel of Santa Irene with its fountains and unique statues of St. James as you near your final destination, Santiago de Compostela.
Day 6 – Pedrouzo – Santiago (20 km/5.5 hours)
Arriving in the municipality of Santiago, you reach the town of A Lavacolla. Here in former times pilgrims would wash from head to toe in a little brook that runs through the area. Then approach the Monte de Gozo, a small hillock from where you get your first glimpse of the towers of the Cathedral of Santiago. Finally you are on the home straight leading to the gates of the Cathedral.
Day 7 – Santiago de Compostela
Breakfast and day at leisure to explore Santiago.
Day 8 – Santiago de Compostela
Morning at leisure before transferring to airport for return flight home.
Walking grade: Moderate
Walking each day: you are “independent” which means you have maximum flexibility – set off walking in the morning whenever you are ready, walk at your own pace, choose when and where to stop for lunch en route and plan the day around your own agenda. You simply leave your clearly labelled packed luggage at reception and it will be awaiting you on arrival in your next accommodation.
- Return direct flights Dublin – Santiago de Compostela
- One carry on bag per person max 10 kg
- 5 nights B&B in basic en suite hotels/pensions while walking + 2 nights B&B in 4* hotel in Santiago
- Bed and breakfast throughout
- Transfers on arrival and departure
- Luggage transfers each day while walking
- Services of local English-speaking agent (emergencies only)
Your accommodation will be in 2/3* hotels/pensions while walking. Accommodations are more often small hotels or pensions (similar to B&Bs in Ireland). Your private room with en suite bathroom will be simple, basic and clean. Facilities generally consist of a reception area and a breakfast room. Some have restaurant facilities. Breakfast is usually of the continental variety: coffee and croissants – anything else is bonus! As we use a wide range of accommodations in the various overnight locations you will be advised of names of all accommodation with your travel documents. The final 2 nights in Santiago will be in a 4* hotel.
- Walking grade: Moderate
- Price based on 2 sharing including all airport taxes & charges
- Single room supplement to be advised. If you are travelling alone and are willing to share a twin room with another group member of the same sex, we will do our best to accommodate this request although it cannot be guaranteed.
- Price includes 1 standard piece of hand luggage. Checked-in luggage is available to purchase prior to travel – prices may vary
- Non-refundable / non-transferable deposit of €250pp required at time of booking
- Balance due 10 weeks before departure
- Optional insurance available from €40pp (terms & conditions apply)
- Flights, hotel, taxes, prices & itinerary subject to change
- Booking terms & conditions apply
|Airline||From / To||Flt. No.||Depart / Land||Approx. Flt. Time|
|AerLingus||Dublin / Santiago||EI 742||16:00 / 19:20||2h 20m|
|AerLingus||Santiago / Dublin||EI 743||20:10 / 21:20||2h 10m|
All flight times are local and subject to change
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- Irish owned & operated and have been in business since 2003
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