El Camino de Santiago covers the last 100 km of the French Santiago Way
Monday May 2nd : Arrival at Madrid’s airport and private Transfer Madrid-Tricastela
Tuesday May 3nd First Stage: Tricastela- Sarria (18 km)
Wednesday May 4nd Second Stage: Sarria-Portomarín (23 km)
Thursday May 5nd Third Stage: Portomarín-Palas de Rei (25 km)
Friday May 6nd Fourth Stage: Palas de Rei-Melide (15 km)
Saturday May 7nd Fifth Stage: Melide-Arzúa (18 km)
Sunday May 8nd Sixth Stage: Arzúa-Rúa (18 km)
Monday May 9nd Seventh Stage: Rua-Santiago de Compostela (18 km)
ONCE IN SANTIAGO
Tuesday May 10nd Private guided visit to Santiago’s Cathedral + Half Day trip to Finisterre
Wednesday May 11nd Day trip to Rias Baixas
Thursday May 12nd Transfer to Santiago de Compostela’s airport
AN INNER PILGRIMAGE. A UNIQUE EXPERIENCE
The Camino de Santiago is a route for pilgrims. But despite its religious origins, its intrigue goes far beyond the holy experience. Walking for several days on the Camino del Sol (from east to west), mixing with strangers along the same route, spending the night in places where you wouldn’t have stopped under normal circumstances, and following the same path that pilgrims have traveled for centuries, all make St. James Way a spiritual experience.
The landscape on this “internal journey” also changes along the way: Santiago can only be reached by crossing the forests of Navarra, the rivers of Rioja, the barren plains of Castile-Leon and, finally, the mountains of Leon and Galicia.
St. James Way is a truly unique experience for everyone who dares to lace up their boots and start walking.
Below you will find a basic itinerary, which above all, points out departure and arrival places, for its development will vary depending on the needs of the Pilgrim.
The guide that will accompany them is an expert connoisseur of the best routes and will find the most suitable roads at all times. If it rains, the guide will look for the best paths to follow… If it’s hot, a more shaded area, varying every day so not to make it monotonous or hard.
The Camino does not consist of following the traditional yellow arrows and indications. This particular one will lead the Pilgrim to discover picturesque villages, lost hermitages or hidden areas that otherwise he or she would not come to know.
The company of your guide, that will be driving the car, will allow to the group to modify the route on demand, depending on the weather and the fatigue of the pilgrims. We will seek the best options to make it so unique, that you will want to repeat it all over again… and next time, maybe from the very beginning.
This route of El Camino de Santiago covers the last 100 km of the French Santiago Way, and will grant the Pilgrims the Compostela, which is an official document that recognize you as a Saint James Pilgrim.
For complete itinerary, and further info, please see my drop down ‘Tours Ahead’ … or email
Tour Costs – twin share
EU3563 or US$3969 (31.10.2020)
- Private transfer from Madrid to Tricastela.
- Guide and support vehicle during all the Way. (in case you don’t want to, cant walk all the way…)
- Accommodation in double twin room for 10 nights: 7 nights at the Camino, Bed & breakfast and dinner basis.
- Last 3 nights at the Parador Reyes Católicos(Santiago de Compostela) Bed & breakfast basis.
- Luggage transfer from hotel to hotel.
- Private guided tour in Santiago de Compsotela.
- Pilgrim’s passport.
- Tips and maps.
- 24/7 telephone assistance (English-speaking).
- Personalized electronic guidebook for each participant which includes:
- Informative notes and videos of sites of interest
- Restaurant reviews and suggestions
- Private transfer from Parador Reyes Católicos to Santiago’s airport.
- Welcome and Farewell meals and other surprises along the route
For further reading
- On Pilgrimage (Jennifer Lash, 1998). (In 1986 Lash found out she had cancer. After an operation, she embarked on a solitary journey along the Camino through France to Spain)
- Roads to Santiago, by Cees Nooteboom, ( A classic!)