Camino de Santiago Trek

Walk the pilgrimage of St James

The Camino de Santiago de Compostela is one of the world's oldest pilgrim routes; travellers have made their way across northern Spain to Santiago on 'The Way of St James' for over 1000 years. The route is marked by the symbol of the scallop shell, typically found on the Galician shores, and a long-standing tradition is to obtain the ‘compostela’, a certificate of accomplishment given to pilgrims upon completing the way; gained by walking at least 100km of the route, which we will do on this trip.

Highlights

  • Follow one of the world's oldest pilgrim routes
  • Explore romanesque cathedrals, mediaeval monasteries and unspoiled rural scenery
  • Collect stamps for your pilgrim's passport along the way
  • The historic Galician capital of Santiago de Compostela

Key information

  • 6 days point-to-point walking with luggage transferred
  • Group normally 5 to 16, plus leader. Min age 16 yrs
  • Low altitude throughout

 

 

Is this trip for you?

Activity Level- 3 (Moderate)

The trip consists of 6 days of walking and 1 free day. Your luggage is transferred between hotels, so you only need to take a day pack with you on the walks. The terrain and type of path track will vary from man made paved tracks, tarmac, forest trails to gravel. The walks are not technically difficult although some steep ascents and descents should be expected, so a reasonable amount of fitness is required. Low altitude throughout.

 

Eating and Drinking

All breakfasts are included.  Breakfasts in Spain usually consist of coffee with milk, toast with ham, olive oil, tomatoes, cheese and butter and jam. Bakery items such as pastries, fruit and juice are also popular. During this trip you can expect different variations of breakfast at the hotels and pensions we stay at but they will all include at least some of the standard breakfast items that are popular in Spain.
 

The land in north Spain is rich and produces almost everything one might want to eat from fish and seafood to good quality meat, vegetables and fruit. Your leader will recommend good places to eat. Sometimes it will be tapas, sharing some “raciones” as a group and sometimes you will be able to choose from the menu.
 

In the Camino de Santiago restaurants and bars offer a set menu called the “Menu del Pergrino” and offer 5 starters, 5 mains and dessert, coffee and drink for about EUR 10-15. If you feel daring you can try the Octopus “Pulpo a la Feira” that Spaniards consider a delicacy and is well cooked and served sliced with paprika, olive oil and sea salt. Sometimes it is also served with “grelos" (boiled sliced potatoes).
 

Mealtimes in Spain are later than in many other countries; dinner is usually taken between 20:00hrs and 21.30hrs.  Please be aware that meat and fish are staple food in Northern Spain. Vegetarians can be catered for, as are other dietary requirements although there may not be the same choice or variety as you have at home and please be prepared to be flexible. Please advise us upon booking.
 

Itinerary brief

Day 1 - Start Samos.

Day 2 - To Sarria walking through ancient oak forests and quaint villages.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 3 - Walk through the rolling hills of the Galician countryside to Portomarin.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 4 - Uphill to the village of Ventas de Naron and on to Palas de Rei.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 5 - Walk to the town of Melide, renowned for its octopus with potatoes dish, and on to Arzua, famous for its cheeses.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 6 - Meet many more pilgrims on the final section to Pedruozo.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 7 - Walk to Santiago de Compostela.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 8 - Free day in Santiago de Compostela.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 9 - End Santiago de Compostela.

Meals included: Breakfast

 

Please note: Prices shown are based on low season travel. Seasonal surcharges apply.


What's not included

* Travel insurance
* Single accommodation (available on request)
* Visas or vaccinations


Feature image courtesy of Exodus Travels

Travel Dates:
Specific travel dates apply

*per person share twin

9 days from

$2,135*

Includes

  • 8 nights in pensions and 2-3 star hotels, all rooms en suite
  • All breakfasts
  • Transfers for group flights
  • Exodus Tour Guide

Bonus


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