Company : G Adventures
Duration: 1 week to 2 weeks
Approx Costs: 500 to 750 £ Pound (UK)
If you’re looking to conduct your own pilgrimage – along a route filled with the beautiful countryside and rustic villages of Northern Spain – start here, at the Camino de Santiago.
On this eight-day trip, complete the last 100km of the pilgrimage route to Santiago and receive a "compostela" certificate at the finish to prove your accomplishment. Refuel with tasty Spanish food and take the time to stop and smell the flowers – it’s active but at a slower, more picturesque pace.
Day 1 Lugo
Arrive at any time.
Days 2-6 Sarria/Portomarín/Palais do Rei/Melide/Aruza/Amenal
Over five days, follow the Camino de Santiago to its ultimate goal, the cathedral in Santiago de Compostela. The hike takes in tiny villages where the rustic, home-cooked food is a delicious accompaniment to the hike. Walk through rolling green hills, past churches and ruined towns, walking between 15-25km (9-15 mi) per day. Your "compostela" which will be stamped daily to authenticate your progress.
Day 7 Santiago de Compostela
The Camino journey reaches its dramatic conclusion in the morning as the final 14kms (8 mi) from Amenal into Santiago de Compostela are covered. Embrace the history and spirituality of this magnificent and important cathedral during mass and receive your "compostela", a document that certifies your journey. In the evening, enjoy this beautiful town and celebrate your achievement at one of the many local bars and restaurants.
Day 8 Santiago de Compostela
Depart at any time.
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